Someone’s Remaking Mario Maker as a Fan Game?

Well, it’s only the Super Mario Bros 1 side, thankfully.  But it’s apparently going to be a rather accurate remake of the game, complete with its own custom Amiibo costumes based off non Nintendo franchises.  You know, like Winnie the Pooh, Quote from Cave Story, Bob the Builder and Donald Duck.  Not to mention, the ability to make up to 3 million or so of your own via various templates.

Here’s a video:


As well as some pictures showing other Costume Mario style protagonists:

So, what do we think?

Well to be honest, while we do wish lu9 of Mario Fan Games Galaxy well with his project, we also suspect Nintendo might not be best pleased about a game that’s basically offering a quarter of Super Mario Maker for free without Nintendo getting anything in return.  And with their recent actions towards TAS and ROM hacks videos on Youtube and that Mario 64 remake in Unity, we strongly suspect this is going to last all of about five minutes before someone tries to get it shut down for competing with an official Mario game/product.

But hey, guess the costume Mario forms could be cool, if it ever does get completed.  What do you think of this free Mario Maker esque fan game in development over at MFGG?


Unnamed Mario Maker Thing – MFGG

The SNES Was Supposed to be Backwards Compatible?

Well, this is an interesting bit of development history, isn’t it?  Apparently the SNES was meant to be backwards compatible with original NES titles at one point, hence the similarities between the NES and SNES processors (the latter used a 5A22 processor, which was also based on the 6502 chip the NES used).  Unfortunately, cost reasons (aka it would have increased the system’s price by a significant amount) put an end to the idea.

What’s more, it apparently doesn’t end there either.  Nope, the system was also meant to have an add on called the Famicom Adaptor (presumably the NES Adaptor outside of Japan).  This was basically a stripped down, slightly simplified version of the old console and its hardware that would plug in to the SNES to play the classic eight bit games.

Famicom to Super Famicom adaptor

Above: An apparent early demonstration of the adaptor.  As you can tell, the device itself was pretty large and bulky.

Either way, it wasn’t ever released, so the SNES ended up not being backwards compatible with NES games.  Still, it makes for an interesting story, doesn’t it?  The possibility of a universe where the SNES could play games like Super Mario Bros 1-3, Zelda 1 and 2 and the original Kid Icarus and Metroid games is certainly one that I’d like to live in.  Just a shame that tough financial realities ended up getting in the way…


Inside Nintendo 72: Die Geburt des Super Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Online (German)

Twitch Banning Videos of Adults Only Video Games?

In a questionable move that we’re sure won’t go down too well with gamers, Twitch has actually banned all footage of adults only video games from their service.

In other words, if a game has anything more than an M rating, the game cannot be broadcast in a Twitch livestream.  This includes such popular games as Grand Theft Auto San Andreas and Manhunt 2, as well as various less popular and indie titles.

So what do we think of the idea? Well to be honest, we’re not a fan of it.  And there are a few distinct reasons for this:

1. Video games are going to get more and more ‘edgy’ as the medium becomes more popular.  Remember, a lot of what was considered ‘obscene’ or ‘offensive’ in the 90s or 00s is now seen as rather tame, and that’s only going to get more and more the case as time goes on.  By banning games with a certain rating, Twitch is losing out on the popularity than games with said rating might bring, especially if they’re part of an extremely popular franchise like the GTA one.

2. It’s overkill to ban a whole rating worth of video games from a service just to be more ‘family friendly’ or ‘mainstream’.  Wouldn’t the easiest answer be just to add an age gate before videos of certain games and make the viewer enter their date of birth to continue?

Actually, doesn’t that already happen?  We swear we something similar on one of these live streaming services.  Why change it?

3. Wasn’t at least one of the mentioned games only hit with an age rating because of a hidden mini game that was supposedly cut before the release date?  Shouldn’t that just be ignored as far as age ratings go?

But yes, Twitch has banned video games of AO rating games.  It won’t apply to those only rated as such elsewhere (so no censorship because of the overly harsh German or Chinese censors then), but we think it’s still a questionable move that has no real positive effects for the service.

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Super Metroid was originally included in Metroid Prime

As in, the whole game was originally going to be a bonus unlockable in the original Metroid Prime.

You’d be able to play the whole thing from the menu, after unlocking it via the GCN to GBA connector and what not.  So why was it removed?  Let’s have the owner of Unseen64 (a notable beta content website for the gaming community) explain why:

So that was the reason.  Apparently, code from a third party emulator was used for running the game, and Nintendo were so against the idea of third party video game emulators that they didn’t want to include Super Metroid simply because the person who programmed in it used a third party emulator as a base.

But what do you think?  Kind of petty or what?  Personally, I’d be extremely annoyed if I was a Nintendo investor, because their obsessions with emulators and culture and other crap are causing them to lose money and the respect of their audience.  If I heard this, I would honestly call for the CEO at the time to be fired and the company told to get over it and stop being so pathetic.


Apologies for the Delays…

As you can see, Nintendo 3DS Daily is still being transitioned over to a less Nintendo specific gaming site with a ton of great features (like joint site/forum accounts, premium content, user submitted reviews and articles, etc) and most of it hasn’t been finished yet.

However, we’ll leave it online as we work for the time being, since some people were obviously enjoying the older content and we feel it wouldn’t be right to keep denying them access to read any of it while the site is under development.  Either way, when it’s done, look out for an announcement about all the awesome new features and changes being implemented here on the new Gaming Reinvented website!