Nintendo Scene × Mario Kart 8

The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8 was a wondrous moment for the Mario Kart series. Personally I was already sold by the mere fact eight new tracks were being introduced to the starting grid let alone the character and vehicle fluff. The months have clocked on by and I now have a mighty … Continue reading

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Happy 20th Anniversary Mario Kart!

Twenty years ago today Nintendo released a new type of racer onto the Super Nintendo. That racer was Super Mario Kart and twenty years on Mario and all his buddies are still sat in pole-position with players from around the world still enjoy his go-karting antics! In twenty years we’ve had seven Mario Kart titles … Continue reading

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Tanooki Power Up In Mario Kart 7

It has just been revealed that the Tanooki Power Up will also be making an appearance in Mario Kart 7. We get to use it in both Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7. The Tanooki Power Up will give you the ability to attack and defend yourself from shells that are about to … Continue reading

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A Week In 3D(S)

I say Week, on Thursday the 31st March, as thanks to some lucky pre-ordering and a great service from an online retailer which I won’t name, I received my Aqua blue Nintendo 3DS on launch day -1. Thursday 24th March. I was in a meeting when it arrived, upstairs. The team I work with weren’t, … Continue reading

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Nintendo Traumatized by 3D

Fascinating insight into the Nintendo were having with 3D past and present. The following discussion took place during the recent Iwata Asks session. You can read the full transcript here. 3DS designer Kenichi Sugino, was involved in the creation of Virtual Boy, the failure of which apparently “traumatized,” him. Hideki Konno worked on the 3D versions of Luigi’s … Continue reading

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