For the uninformed, while we’ve been living our everyday lives on the surface, the folks over at I-Mockery have had their heads down working on a Nintendo fan’s tribute for the ages.
Abobo’s Big Adventure sees the titular villain-turned-victim seeking to get his son back from the 8-bit scum who have taken him captive. The gameplay starts out in traditional Double Dragon style, but Abobo’s quest will see him traverse eight different 8-bit worlds, from Mario to Zelda, Kung-Fu and even Mega Man. The surprises and classic game references come in abundance as you fight a slew of NES heroes and villains.
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Rumor has it that that the text used within Skyward Sword is from a time even immemorial to the game’s own events. However, nothing can stand in the way of modern Zelda fans. Just such people have deciphered the entire Skyward Sword alphabet, and have taken the liberty of translating words found within the game (not just signs). What’s more, ZU member Sarinilli has even created a font that you can download to type your own Skyward messages. Here’s a few snippets from Sarinilli‘s page:
Happy New Year everybody! What better way to bring in the new year with a new banner for the site? This time… I decided to draw from one of my new recent favorite game… Plants vs Zombies! In this scene, Zombie Anton and guest star Karen are hungry for Crazy Dustin Wilson’s brains! But Crazy Dustin has his defenses ready… the jayvee Squash, Wall-nut Mason, and Peashooter Meagan are ready to defend him from the Zombie attack!
Basically, my whole life I have been pretty good at drawing just regular cartoon characters. But, when it comes to realistic humans… I struggle a little bit. So tackling this project was really good learning experience for me. I really want to learn how to do more artwork thats outside my comfort zone. I think it turned out a lot better then I could ever have hoped for!
Thank you again everyone for letting me share my artwork with you multiple times a year! I hope you all have a fantastic 2012!
This is a rumor, because some “Anonymous” mystery person posting in 4chan forums “leaked” some of the documents involving designs, character lists, descriptions, and even game-title “Smash Brothers Universe“. We all know what it means to have someone in a forum say they have information and then release something like this, it doesn’t mean squat until it’s confirmed by Sakurai.
That being said let’s jump into discussion at the supposed information, by reading more about who is in the game and what they can do past the break…
This is just a teaser image Hideo Kojima Tweeted of the device which will be a limited edition system bundled with Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater… in Japan. No word yet on if this bundle is going to be available in other regions.
Just add that to the incredible list of special edition 3DS units Japan gets, that no one else does. But hey! North America has confirmed a new PINK one, so now you can get one to match your volleyball shorts, sun-glasses, and Mary-Kay Mercades Benz.
As you may have been aware, Iwata-san held another Nintendo Direct to showcase upcoming content to consumers at 12PM Japan time today (or 10PM EST yesterday, depending on your timezone). Although much of the context was hidden behind a rather forceful language barrier, I’ve taken the liberty of transcribing the video’s contents as best as possible and have compiled a list of content that Nippon gamers and importers alike can expect in Q1 2012 for their gaming pleasure:
I really really hope that everyone who has a 3DS downloaded the free 3DS application Swapnote. It’s super friggin’ fun to send and receive notes from your pals, and even draw drawings for yourself just to watch them animate! Go get it in the 3DS eShop if you haven’t already.
If you are like me then you found the “instructor” Nikki adorable, and wished that her little face would show up in more of your games where Miis make appearances, then you can smile a little brighter now, knowing that I created her Mii and uploaded her QR code for importing into your system. Just read more… past the post break for the QR code.
Stay in touch with friends near and far. Create messages, share jokes, pictures, secrets and more with SwapNote, a new remedy for Nintendo’s previous lack of Pictochat support for 3DS. This free application lets you share messages not only with one “room” full of participants, but with anyone on your friends list via SpotPass or Streetpass.
The best part is that you choose with whom you sharewhat, with a solid set of privacy features and enough tutorials to teach you everything from the basics to additional features. The more you play with SwapNote and create messages to share with others, the more features you will unlock. Pictures, audio clips, and 3D text and imaging let you create eye-popping content that can wow or amuse your recipients, so get started by downloading this free application from the Nintendo eShop.
And don’t forget to check out the latest eShop games, like Mighty Switch Force while you’re at it.
Merry Christmas to everyone in the US, and Happy holidays to everyone else!