News Archives for: March 2004
Paper Mario on GameCube?
Posted on March 31, 2004 @ 12:00 AM EST by: Hairball
Announced in this week's Famitsu is the latest game in the Mario franchise, "Mario Story 2". A sequel to the N64 title, known as "Paper Mario" in the west, this action RPG is developed by Intelligent Systems and is due out this year in Japan. Like the previous game, the graphics comprise three dimensional backgrounds with two dimensional "paper" characters. Battles are similar to previous Mario RPGs, with a selection of commands that can be carried out, such as "Hammer", "Jump", etc. Unique to this title is the ability for Mario to fold into a paper aeroplane, as well as some unique minigames, including a quiz with Dossun, Peach's Adventure and Super Koopa Brothers!
Nintendo Launches Classic NES Games For Game Boy Advance SP
Posted on March 29, 2004 @ 9:10 PM EST by: Hairball
The Games are, Like, Way Awesome, and the New Game Boy Advance SP is Bitchin'
REDMOND, Wash., March 29, 2004 - Wait 'til you hear! On June 7, Nintendo is going totally retro with a classic collection of eight Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)® games for the Game Boy® Advance and a tubular new Game Boy® Advance SP that looks like an itty bitty NES console. The '80s were, like, a long time ago. But everything from then is way cool again. Back then, games went from blocky bleeps and bloops to sweet side-scrollers like Super Mario Bros.® And the most excellent NES saved the day for the video game industry. Bonus!
"I mean, Donkey Kong and Pac-Man? These are, like, the best games ever," says Perrin "Mallrat" Kaplan, Nintendo of America's vice president, marketing and corporate affairs. "And if you aren't just dying to get your hands on the gnarly new Classic NES Limited Edition GBA SP, you're a total dweeb."
OK, so let's break it down: The bodacious new Game Boy Advance SP has the same guts and everything as a regular one, but its casing looks just like the NES. And it's still at an MSRP of $99.99. Be sure to get to the mall, like, really early, because it's a "limited edition."
The Classic NES Series, which you totally have to get, includes all the hottest retro games, each one at an MSRP of $19.99. Check it out:
Xevious: Go to space and shoot stuff with your wicked spaceship.
Source: Nintendo Press Release
Nintendo Slashes GCN Game Prices
Posted on March 18, 2004 @ 6:07 PM EST by: Hairball
A golf date with Mario is about to get a lot more affordable, as Nintendo announces a new MSRP for four popular Nintendo GameCube™ games, including Mario Golf™: Toadstool Tour. The games will join more than 35 other titles in Player's Choice library, a selection of Nintendo video games offered at reduced rates. The addition of these four games will continue to drive record sales. In December alone, Nintendo sold more than 1.5 million titles from the Player's Choice collection.
On April 29, the MSRPs for both Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour and Wario World™ will be reduced from $49.99 to $29.99, while the MSRP for the wild racing game F-Zero® GX will be $19.99. The fourth game, the extremely successful Metroid® Prime, already in the Player's Choice library, will be available at a new MSRP of $19.99.
Nintendo Continues to Drive Industry Growth
Posted on March 18, 2004 @ 12:00 AM EST by: Hairball
What's driving the video game industry? Three words: games, games and games!
And who's driving the growth in the games market? Nintendo!
According to the independent sales data just released by the NPD Group, in February: