From the Wii Fit Trainer character page for the new Super Smash Bros.
And to celebrate, God Bless ‘em he’s decided to embarrass himself on the internet! WHATAGUY.
Everyone here at Shigeru’s List would like to convey our most sincere gratitude for the support and readership.
“The right thing… what is it? I wonder, if you do the right thing, does it really make everyone happy?“
And I’m pretty sure I’ve already lost them somewhere in my beast of a closet. This concludes our review.
For the first time since the Nintendo 64, I will not have Nintendo’s newest home console at launch. I have my reasons, but at the end of the day, Nintendo released a new joybox, and I won’t be getting it for a while. It came down to some key factors, so let’s parse through them. If nothing else maybe it’ll keep me from drunkenly wandering into a Target and throwing $350 in crumpled, sweaty bills at a Wii U kiosk, screaming for Miyamoto to give me a “Wii 2.”
And here at the List we all wish our beloved creator of Mario, Link, Pikmin and of course, Wii Music Shigeru Miyamoto a truly wonderful birthday. Just think: By the time the next presidential election rolls around the guy will actually turn 64!
Last year I created a playlist on YouTube featuring a bunch of spooky music from video games. Well, not all of it was spooky per se, but it all came from horror-themed games or levels of games. Upon subjecting the neighborhood to it out of my window on the fateful night I realized some refinement could be useful. As of today, that refinement finally happened, and I created three new playlists out of the original to different needs. The spooky playlist contains the low-key mood-setters, with all of the ambient pieces (though not exclusively ambient). This is the one to use for your haunted house atmosphere. The melodic playlist contains pieces with strong and catchy melodies, still perfectly Halloweeny with theremins and organ and spooky noises, but better as a way to get in the spirit of things and celebrate or put on as background for other activities. The third is the at-present short list of uptempo/party songs, including things like The House of the Dead 2 with its strong driving beats, or the Pumpkin Hill rap from Sonic Adventure 2 or most Castlevania music, where the horror elements come from the game setting more than the mood of the piece itself. Hopefully you’ll find these categories useful, and naturally if you hate some of my choices you can always refine the lists to your taste. Happy Halloween, folks, and I’ll see you in Heck!
I know I made a big “to do” about posting a ton of Halloween related video game stuff this month and haven’t really delivered on that. I’m sorry. But there are a few reasons for this. A, I’ve been sort of focusing on getting on solid ground with Nintendorks and then the unforeseen relaunch happened which just went live yesterday (check it out in all of its glory by clicking right here). Two, I’ve actually been caught up in watching a lot of horror movies and specials (mostly Texas Chain Saw Massacre 2) and not so much playing anything as you will see if you’d like to have a look at my tumblr blog (click this). And D, whenever I have sat down to write something up on any creepy game playable on a Nintendo system it turns out that I’d already done so at some point on this site before. I’m still trying to figure out how to juggle Slist and Ndorks right now and what content will end up where, and on top of all the excitement, October is a big month for me personally in general. Allow me to thank you for your patience.
Featuring an uncomfortable amount of K’s, King Koopa’s Kool Kartoons was a real thing that happened briefly in the early 90’s on local channels across Southern California. In it, some smelly old alcoholic dressed in a Bowser costume would violate his parole by hanging out with a bunch of kids, showing the little tikes cartoons and handing out Nintendo presents before taking them to his “warp zone”.
Hit the jump to check out the intro.
Today will be a day long remembered. It has seen the death of Shigeru’s List, and will soon see the end of the Nintendorks.
Well that isn’t a very nice attitude to have now is it 8-Bit Vader? The truth is that me and my pals here at the List have been invited to help
put the final nail in the coffin provide our old friends over at Nintendorks.net with our invaluable insight and expertise on all things Nintendo (and maybe even some other stuff) from now on. Now what does this mean for you my dear, faithful reader? Well…nothing really. We aren’t going anywhere and I’ll continue to update regularly until the police find my lifeless, nude corpse at my computer desk surrounded by empty bottles of discount I.P.A. You can look forward to the same high quality self indulgence that we’ve blessed the internet with these past few years only now under both the Shigeru’s List url and the legendary banner of Nintendorks. In fact, I’ll probably be cross posting all of the larger pieces such as news and reviews on both sites but keep the random little mini updates exclusive to my little baby here.
I know, I know. It all sounds too good to be true but please, try and contain yourself. You’re embarrassing us.
In old news, today I stumbled upon this tool-assisted “speed”run of the 100 math problems portion of Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day, wherein the handwriting recognition built into the game is abused with amusing results. To say more would be pointless and give the whole thing away; the video speaks for itself and is worth the six minutes, so just go ahead and watch it now.
As far as my bedroom is concerned, we are now in full on Halloween time. I’ve got cobwebs spread out, a skeleton hanging on the door, red light bulbs plugged in, these really great gummy-like ghosts and bats stuck on my window/mirrors as well as an awesome jack ‘o lantern lamp thing right here next to me on my desk (2 for $10.00 at CVS!). You may have noticed that I even changed the background of the site to a super cool Ghost house theme from Super Mario World (thank you, google image search). I truly can’t get enough of this season, so with that in mind it’s time to start playing some creepy games whenever my television isn’t occupied with Tales From the Dark Side reruns. Of course I plan on posting any current news that I find interesting as it pops up, but aside from that the month of October (and I guess this last week of September) belong to write ups involving primarily two things: Nintendo and horror.
Beginning with today’s quick look at one of the most memorable stages I can uh…remember playing in a video game:
When Howard Phillips left Nintendo in 1991, ten years after joining the company and becoming part of the team that steered it through the arcade crash and the ensuing launch and wild success of the NES, one of the things that went with him was Howard and Nester. The comic ran from the first issue of Nintendo Power through volume 25, skipping a couple along the way, and featured a cartoon version of Howard cleverly dispensing tips for popular games to readers in the form of humorous dialogue with the rambunctious and clueless Nester as they traipsed through various game worlds in the style of Captain N. Nester continued his adventures for a while alone after Howard literally rode off into the sunset in volume 25, as depicted above.
As it turns out, though, that wasn’t the REAL end of the story… READ MORE