First off, it should be noted this isn’t a review of the game, just commentary from someone who’s been playing it.
One of the problems Nintendo has had with past games is complying with the wishes of their target audience (the tween gamers) and their dedicated core base (ages 16-26) so that the game is enjoyable for anyone who picks it up.
Link’s next starring role in The Legend of Zelda: Worst Cut and Paste Ever.
Skyrim, meet Hyrule. Hyrule, this is Skyrim.
Maybe it won’t exactly be a marriage of these two very different video game worlds. But to hear legendary Nintendo game designer and visionary Shigeru Miyamoto tell it, the upcoming Legend of Zelda adventure for the Wii U could see our evergreen hero Link exploring a land that’s much more open and free than anything he’s seen before.
John Paul Titlow of ReadWrite has a compelling idea.
Nintendo should stop being a bunch of fuddy-duddies and make its NES and SNES games available for smartphones.
It appears the art of thrift shopping is not without its fringe benefits.
A North Carolina woman uncovered a gamer’s gold mine when she purchased an old Nintendo game for $7.99 at her local Goodwill.
The game was Stadium Events, released in 1987. The game was premiered to a test market in North America but later pulled after Nintendo bought the rights to its Family Fun Fitness mat which became the prototype for Nintendo’s Power Pad.
“This was found here in Charlotte for basically nothing! This game in this condition can go for 15k+. I nearly fainted and was too dazzled to make a legitimate offer. She will be getting it VGA graded and you might see it on eBay sometime soon. I’m humbled to have even laid hands on it. Don’t lose hope game hunters, the gems are still out there!” (Facebook)
The woman made her way to Save Point Video Games, a retailer in Charlotte, N.C., to see if she could grab a decent price on her prize.
Owner Wilder Hamm couldn’t contain himself when she revealed it.
“Oh my God!” he told gamer blog Kotaku. “She knew exactly what she had.”
Saving the best for last, the woman revealed the game after presenting 10-Yard Fight and The Karate Kid as smaller gems.
“Normally in this business we try not to show our cards,” Hamm said. “We’re not in the business of ripping people off but you show that kind of excitement, they start expecting a mountain of money.”
Anyhow, Hamm had to turn her away since the store did not have enough money to purchase it outright. He did offer to sell the game on consignment but the women wanted keep all the proceeds herself.
In 2010 a sealed copy of the game went for $41,300 on Ebay. That’s a lot of proceeds.
I give this Nintendo tribute a Big Boo.