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Ahead of the Game Boy’s 25th birthday (it debuted in Japan on April 21, 1989), USgamers Jeremy Parish published a magnificent retrospective on the handheld. It’s a great tribute to the underpowered portable and its father Gunpei Yokoi, and I’m not just saying that because JC and I contributed a handful of words to the piece! Go read it here.
In case you forgot this happened last night ⊟
It happened. It wasn’t a dream. Mega Man’s “Final Smash” move in the new Smash Bros. has the hero lined up with Volnutt, X, and other variations to deliver a light show.
Here are the folks announced for the new Smash Bros. so far ⊟
The top image contains the new Smash Bros. game’s Assist Trophies (here’s a version with the Metroid shown this morning), while the other pic shows the playable characters with their ancillary buddies, like Olimar with his Pikmin. Both are from Neorice, who is on Tumblr so you should follow him.
Don’t forget that there will be a Nintendo Direct dedicated to the 3DS/Wii U game tomorrow, streaming at 6PM ET (12AM EU time) — we’ll probably see one or two new faces to add to the roster!
Fire Emblem: Awakening & Bravely Default for $32 each ⊟
Another stellar 3DS RPG on sale! Fire Emblem: Awakening is just $31.99 on Amazon right now, while Bravely Default is $31.66. At those prices, you can get two of the best RPGs from the last two years, for the same you’d pay if you bought something butt on a console like Lightning Returns.
$31.66, actually — you should grab this fun 3DS JRPG if you haven’t yet. I told JC about this deal, to which he responded, “More like… Savely Discount,” and so that’s why he’s not allowed to post on this site anymore.
Nya Nya Nya! Cat Puppet Mario Time ⊟
If watching these videos is inspiring you to host your own Cat Mario show, you will soon be able to import a similar hand puppet! Rakuten has its Cat Mario puppets priced at around $20 (before shipping and handling), and says it will release this June. Credit to @farmboyinjapan for spotting the product, and to Supper Mario Broth for the GIF.
Several Danganronpa things I wanted to share:
- JC just informed me that our former coworker Jason Wishnov voices the highfalutin Byakuya Togami (Rich Man) in Danganronpa! Great work, Jason!
- Once again, here’s our podcast episode about Danganronpa and the Zero Escape series — I really enjoyed this one.
- After you listen to that, read this interview with Danganronpa's producers conducted by TinyCast member Christian Nutt.
- Snowman cosplaying as Hifumi Yamada.
Literally a dangan list.
(✪⥎✪), this "Parallax View" music video ⊟
Wow, go watch this "Parallax View" music video from Sumire Uesaka — it might look like a standard Youtube embed on a Tumblr at first, but then it turns into a wild experience that mashes up Doom and Ghosts ‘n Goblins and Pokémon and Final Fantasy and — just watch it. If you recognize the song, by the way, it’s the ending theme from Hōzuki no Reitetsu. Hat-tip to Prosthetic Knowledge for the GIF and link.
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I want to play Teens of Rage, Meat Beat Mania ⊟
Our Twitter followers already know I’ve been loving Steven Universe — “Tiger Millionaire” is a top-tier cartoon episode. The last episode to air, though, “Arcade Mania,” is also great stuff, especially for including these two cabinets.
Teens of Rage, according to Keep Beach City Weird, is a fighting game made my Carpcom (not to be confused with the crappy 3D version Virtua Teens of Rage), while Meat Beat Mania is a meat-themed version of Samba de Amigo.
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Persona Q's 3DS XL, subbed trailers ⊟
We don’t have a photo of it yet, but we now know that Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth will have a special edition 3DS XL system and bundle when it hits Japan on June 5. All first-run copies of the game will also include a Persona Q: Sound of the Labyrinth arrange album from the Atlus Sound Team.
Atlus released two full-length (instead of the usual character-focused) trailers for the game today, which we have subtitled for you thanks to Pepsiman. First up, here’s the trailer for the Persona 4 group:
You would think we’d have posted about Twitch Plays Pokemon by now, the madness that’s engrossed hundreds of thousands of people, all prostrated to the almighty Helix Fossil.
I tried watching it for 20 minutes, during which I just saw Red unable to navigate his way out of a Pokemon Center, repeatedly accessing a PC until he released CCC the Hitmonlee.
After all that despair, I decided to cheer myself up by going back to playing Dangonronpa.
My favorite part from the new Smash trailer ⊟
I saw these GIFs reblogged on Nadia Oxford’s tumblr, where she wrote, “Glad to see it acknowledged that Samus is tall as hell and not the tiny, frail waif Other M makes her out to be.”
Agreed! She’s supposed to be close to 6’3” and 200 lbs out of her armor, according to this Nintendo Power comics scan. Little Mac is like 5’7”.