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Smash Bros. ruining Circle Pads ⊟

Ack, these look awful. Either these people were going too hard on their Circle Pads, or the controls just aren’t built to take the punishment Smash Bros. demands (especially after that rubber slider endured years of use).

These photos were posted on the day Smash Bros. released in Japan, ending their owners’ fun real quick. Perfect excuse to get a New 3DS, I guess! Or take advantage of Nintendo’s usually generous customer service/warranty coverage.

Also, I haven’t seen any other reports of this, but at least one of our readers reported having his 3DS bricked after downloading the Smash Bros. demo. Hope that was just a freak accident!

Credit to @dragonwaterfall, @eichi3902, @syu0717x, @m_mmliy, @cochioka, and Kotaku.

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Rising Star games on sale ⊟

As part of a 10th anniversary celebration, publisher Rising Star Games has put all of its downloadable games on sale, across both North America and Europe. Here’s what that means for handhelds in North America: a series of 3DS deals.

  • Girls’ Fashion Shoot – $7.98
  • Beyblade: Evolution – $9.98
  • Jewel Master: Cradle of Rome 2 – $3.74
  • Jewel Master: Cradle of Egypt 2 – $3.74
  • Super Black Bass 3D – $3.74

Girls’ Fashion Shoot looks pretty fun! I like the idea of being both model and magazine editor.

Anyway, stuff’s more interesting in Europe, where RSG has been established for longer. Virtue’s Last Reward, Sorcery Saga, Half-Minute Hero, Bit.Trip Saga… and if you have a PS3, don’t miss out on that super cheap Deadly Premonition in either region!

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Band Saga aims for Vita, 3DS ⊟

Whoaaaaa, this game looks neat. “Band Saga is a modern Action Roguelike where every level, enemy and item is generated by music. Furthermore, every melody and every sound is synthesized in real time as you play!”

It has a built-in FM sequencer that unlocks new sounds – the sounds of all the stuff you encounter in the game, like some kind of Yuzo Koshiro x Sound Shapes situation.

Stretch goals for the Kickstarter will allow a version of this cool looking game to come to Vita at $40,000, and 3DS at $100,000. And it’ll come to TGS next week, no matter what! If you’re in Tokyo, go check it out!

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TinyCast Gaiden 002 - WayForward Special - Tiny Cartridge

TinyCast Gaiden 002 - WayForward Special

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TinyCast! Kinda! I interviewed Voldi Way and Adam Tierney of WayForward Technologies, to learn all about the history of the company. From cereal-box Muppets to neurotic robot voices, I guarantee there is some WayForwardalia in here that you haven’t heard! I know I learned a lot about Ping Pals. I’ve been wistfully dreaming of a Ping Pals podcast for like a year, and it happened!

I must tell you: this podcast is a recording of a Skype call between the three of us, and I’m not an audio engineer, so the sound quality is not top notch. I think the interview is worth a listen anyway, but just FYI!

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Ultimate NES Remix has Speed Mario Bros. ⊟
Along with offering remixes/minigames/mash-ups for classic 8-bit titles and online leaderboards, Ultimate NES Remix will offer a full version of Speed Mario Bros., a very fast version of the original Super Mario Bros.
The mode is available right from the main menu. Mario is fast! The music is fast! It’s speed-running through the game literally huhuhuhu.
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Ultimate NES Remix has Speed Mario Bros. ⊟

Along with offering remixes/minigames/mash-ups for classic 8-bit titles and online leaderboards, Ultimate NES Remix will offer a full version of Speed Mario Bros., a very fast version of the original Super Mario Bros.

The mode is available right from the main menu. Mario is fast! The music is fast! It’s speed-running through the game literally huhuhuhu.

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Smash Bros. demo out in North America… today! (if you’re a Club Nintendo Platinum member) ⊟
If you’re not a Platinum-level member of Club Nintendo, Duck Hunt dog is lapping up your tears right now. But you’ll be able to get the trial when it releases to the general public (in Europe and North America) on September 19! Only the Club Nintendo codes will have an unlimited play count.
Platinum-level Club Nintendo members (presumably from points accumulated last year), keep an eye on your email inbox for your download code! Thanks to Ronnie Raccoon for the GIF above!
[Update: Platinum-levelers will receive FOUR codes! So start sucking up to one of these elite members if you don’t expect to receive a code.]
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Smash Bros. demo out in North America… today! (if you’re a Club Nintendo Platinum member) ⊟

If you’re not a Platinum-level member of Club Nintendo, Duck Hunt dog is lapping up your tears right now. But you’ll be able to get the trial when it releases to the general public (in Europe and North America) on September 19! Only the Club Nintendo codes will have an unlimited play count.

Platinum-level Club Nintendo members (presumably from points accumulated last year), keep an eye on your email inbox for your download code! Thanks to Ronnie Raccoon for the GIF above!

[Update: Platinum-levelers will receive FOUR codes! So start sucking up to one of these elite members if you don’t expect to receive a code.]

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Limited Edition New 3DSes for Pokémon ORAS

While North America and Europe received a new trailer and details about an upcoming 3DS eShop demo for Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, Japan enjoyed an announcement for these special edition handhelds.

Starting November 21, Japan’s Pokémon Centers will carry a limited quantity of these New 3DSes with the Kyogre and Groudon custom plates — if Google Translate is correct, they have a suede texture to them, which is baller AF. While they will include custom Home menu themes, they will not have pre-installed copies of the games. They’re priced at ¥19,000, or around $177.

You can watch the Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire trailer and read details about the upcoming demo after the break:

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Mighty Gunvolt standalone out Dec. 1 for $4 ⊟

Interested in the tiny 8-bit Mighty Gunvolt, but not the actual Gunvolt game with which it’s bundled? That seems weird, but Inti Creates is looking out for you anyway. The Nintendo page for Mighty Gunvolt reveals a December 1 release date for North America and a $3.99 price point for the spinoff. I haven’t seen anything for Europe yet.

The game is still being given away with purchase of Gunvolt, through November 28. The code shows up on your eShop receipt. I loved Gunvolt, but only just now got around to checking this out, and it’s really fun! Especially for a little bonus thing.

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Here’s what happened with Smash Bros. today ⊟
Kirby inhaled the Duck Hunt dog and became this delightful thing. Really that’s all you need to know.
This other Smash Bros. stuff happened too, I guess:
R.O.B. and Jigglypuff revealed as unlockable fighters, along with the other characters mentioned this morning — apparently we’ve seen the entire roster (not counting potential DLC)
Goku was also confirmed finally
These bros didn’t make it (neither did Ridley lol)
One or two people streaming their playthroughs on Twitch attracted more viewers than the Destiny streams
Bowser Jr. has a cute moveset, a Shadow Mario final smash, and Koopaling alts
One of Ness’s alts has an awesome Mr. Saturn shirt
The Duck Hunt dog and duck have a Banjo-Kazooie-esque alt
Lucina’s alt colors are great references to Awakening's other heroines 
I wasn’t surprised that people tried to look up Rosalina’s dress, but I am amazed that someone made fanart for it so quickly
S/o to @jarerami for the Kirby/Duck Hunt pic.
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Here’s what happened with Smash Bros. today ⊟

Kirby inhaled the Duck Hunt dog and became this delightful thing. Really that’s all you need to know.

This other Smash Bros. stuff happened too, I guess:

S/o to @jarerami for the Kirby/Duck Hunt pic.

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New cat covers for your 3DS XL now on sale ⊟

I know Smash Bros. news is all anyone is talking about today, but this is important. Cyber Gadget’s new line of adorable “Nyan” 3DS XL covers are now available to purchase on Amazon.

The latest set includes new Tortoiseshell, Tabby, and Striped Tabby designs. The old colors — Sand Circle, Black, and Pink — are still available at Amazon too, as are Paw Pad Touch Pens. Stock is limited for all of them, though!

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Buy Kid Icarus: Uprising for $25 on eShop, ya dingus ⊟
I mean, if you can afford it. I know times are tough. But it’s less tough to buy the brilliant Kid Icarus: Uprising right now, thanks to Nintendo’s ongoing Smash Bros. sale. The only downside: discovering Uprising’s multiplayer may make you stop caring about Smash. Other cool deals:
Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for $30
Fire Emblem: Awakening for $30
Mega Man, Mega Man 2, Sonic the Hedgehog: $3.49 each
I’m sorry I called you a dingus
These deals are active through 9/18! Image via item-2.
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Buy Kid Icarus: Uprising for $25 on eShop, ya dingus ⊟

I mean, if you can afford it. I know times are tough. But it’s less tough to buy the brilliant Kid Icarus: Uprising right now, thanks to Nintendo’s ongoing Smash Bros. sale. The only downside: discovering Uprising’s multiplayer may make you stop caring about Smash. Other cool deals:

  • Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for $30
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening for $30
  • Mega Man, Mega Man 2, Sonic the Hedgehog: $3.49 each
  • I’m sorry I called you a dingus

These deals are active through 9/18! Image via item-2.

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The leaks were real: Duck Hunt dog and these others dudes are in Smash Bros. ⊟

Thanks to people copping early copies of the game in Japan and streaming their playthroughs, we now know that the Duck Hunt dog (maybe a.k.a. Mr. Peepers) is in the new Smash Bros. He even brings back characters from another NES Light Gun game, Wild Gunman, for his moves and final smash.

Other characters not yet formally announced but unlocked so far: Dr. Mario, Mr. Game & Watch, Falco, Wario, Dark Pit, and Ness. Ganondorf is in there, but I didn’t have room to fit him in the gallery. Thanks to William Zeppeli, thedmonroeshow, sonicbrawler182, and Joel for the GIFs.

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