Always love Google and ThinkGeek’s April Fools jokes. Sadly, with it being on a Sunday this year, I saw less of it.
Check out Google’s 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System Google Maps implementation:
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Here’s a vision of what the original Super Mario Brothers from the mid-80′s might have looked like had it come into existence in current-day gaming. Obviously the 3D is a given, but notice the achievements and lower-lefthand corner updates to how Goombas and the like are being taken down.
Here’s a cool Flash game that will make all those old enough to have grown up with the NES quite nostalgic. Take the original Super Mario Brothers, and mix in playable characters — complete with their signature moves and weapons, including Link from the Legend of Zelda, Samus from Metroid, and a couple others. Very cool!
So tonight, I was playing the orginal Legend of Zelda from the old NES days. The Nintendo Wii’s virtual console allows you to buy games from their old consoles including, but not limited to NES and SNES titles.
We’ve only endulged in two retro games thus far: the original Zelda and Super Mario Brothers 3. Between the pair, Amanda and I have spent countless hours, playing and replaying the pair of NES classics.
It was amazing to Amanda and I both just how much of the games we recalled — item locations, secrets, etc., and was a testament to how much of a lasting impression
Great rendering on what it would have looked like, though I question the sound. Atari’s crappy graphics were never as crappy as its sound effects and God forbid – music. I honestly don’t think it’d do anywhere near the same on the “advanced” sound of SMB from the NES. Also, I don’t think Atari every could render text that small – both the text at the top for the score, coins, etc., but also the little score numbers that appeared when smashing blocks, etc.
Oh man, this list is so right on. I had forgotten about most of these (or maybe it was that I blocked them out), but the list is so right –
Slippy Toad from Star Fox was always annoying and incompetent, kinda like some of my co-workers. I love the write-up about Waluigi, but had no idea that his first appearance was in Mario Tennis as a doubles partner for Wario! That is pretty lame.
It’s nice to know I wasn’t alone in my hatred of so many of these lame characters. The dog from Duck Hunt is a great number 1, IMHO.
This is is pretty cool for all of you out there old enough to remember the NES’s heyday with Super Mario Brothers. This Italian drummer (not to be confused with the Italian plumber from the game itself) is playing along with the old 8-bit tracks from Super Mario Brothers 2 and it really adds a lot to the classic gaming themes from our youth.