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LEGO Mario is coming in a few weeks, but the company may have something else up their sleeve, or so we think after seeing these leaked images from VJ Gamer. Apparently, they’ll also be releasing a Nintendo Entertainment System console set on that same day, complete with a vintage television that plays the original Super Mario Bros. game. Read more for a video of a fan-made version from last year, additional pictures and information.
Video game collectors have been known to pay exorbitant amounts for pristine examples of sealed games, and this graded copy of Super Mario Bros. just set a new record. Not only is this an original black box release, but it’s a rare sealed with hangtab variant. The previous record was $100,150 for a copy of the same game in similar condition, but someone decided to shell out $114,000 this one. Read more to see its appearance on Pawn Stars and additional information.
HORI’s Nintendo Switch Mario Kart Racing Wheel Pro Deluxe lets you experience the game like never before, and it’s being offered for just $82.94 shipped, this week only, originally $99.99. With this accessory, you’ll be able to race just like your favorite Mario Kart driver on the Nintendo Switch, complete with your own full-sized racing wheel as well as pedals. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
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The only known working Super NES CD-ROM system recently sold for over $350,000 USD, and it would be impossible to get your hands on one even if money wasn’t an issue. One gamer sought out his own solution by combining a Sony PlayStation and SNES system into one. The result is something that resembles the real thing, but with a few obvious differences, like the CD-ROM drive. Read more for a video of it in-action and additional information.
Most gamers know that the original Shantae: Risky’s Revenge for the Game Boy Color (2002) is an extremely rare game and so much so that used copies are selling for over $500 on eBay. Or, if you want the game in collectible sealed and graded condition, expect to shell out $10,000. If you never knew this game existed, players basically take the role of Shantae, a half-genie who must explore various areas in order to stop her nemesis, an evil pirate named Risky Boots. Read more for a video announcing the re-release of this game by WayForward on the Switch and Xbox One.
On July 15th, Donkey Kong is returning to the Nintendo Switch system with his classic adventure, the iconic Super NES game Donkey Kong Country. This game will be available to all with a Nintendo Switch Online membership, and Donkey Kong is joined by his pal Diddy Kong as well as their trusty animal friends as they explore jungles, climb snow-capped mountains and ride minecarts to hunt down their missing bananas. Read more for two videos and additional information.
First released in May, the unofficial Super Mario 64 PC port has received plenty of fan mods, and this latest one adds is a 60fps patch that syncs every animation from the original with the higher framerate. For those who have not heard of this port, it was made possible by a 2019 recompilation project where fans reverse engineered the game’s source code. Read more for a video and additional information.
Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan is set to open Fall 2020, and new footage has surfaced showing that construction is almost complete. Simply put, it looks like a video game come to life, with two attractions confirmed so far, a Yoshi-themed ride and then an indoor Mario Kart dark ride of sorts. Read more for a video and additional information.
Geod Studios has just released their 3DSen PC emulator that turns some 2D NES games into 3D worlds, all in real-time. Not all NES ROMs are compatible, but 3DSen does currently support 70 games. Plus, it’s compatible with Steam input, gives players the ability to create save states, adds dynamic skyboxes, and soon, a first-person view. Read more for a video and additional information.
During the Pokémon Presents showcase, Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, unveiled Pokémon UNITE, a new multiplayer online battle arena game for the Nintendo Switch and other mobile devices. This is the first strategic Pokémon team battle game where players face off against each other in five-on-five team battles. Read morefor a trailer and additional information.