Up to about now, there were quite a few questions people had about Mario Maker. Could you add doors and pipes to new areas in the levels? Could you make ghost houses and castles, like in most of the other games?
And more importantly yet, were any bosses included, other than Bowser?
Well, you’ll be happy to know that the Best Buy pins for the game include some very interesting information in regards to the last point, and confirm some other cool stuff too. Behold:
That’s Bowser and Bowser Jr right there. So it seems at least two bosses will be usable in your levels, with the Koopalings possibly following in future.
More interestingly still, note the top few pins. You’ve got Mario riding a Lakitu cloud, ala Super Mario World and Yoshi’s Island. Mario with a spiny on his head, hinting perhaps at different power ups. And coolest of all, Mario in Bowser’s Koopa Clown Car from Super Mario World. Flying helicopter time!
So yes, what do you think of the additions? Good ideas or what?
Ever wonder what Retro Studios or Platinum Games are up to, given that Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze and Bayonetta 2 are now long released?
Well, it seems like they may be ready to show something at E3, if their latest tweets are any indication! For instance, here’s an interesting Twitter retweet about Nintendo’s live event from a Platinum Games staffer:
It’s been retweeted by Yusuke Hashimoto, a lead game designer for Platinum Games and director for Bayonetta 2. Is he implying that the company has something to show at Nintendo’s event?
In addition to that, we’ve got a rather less vague by Retro Studios:
Yep, they’re literally saying E3 is going to be awesome, with a heavy dose of hints about a new project at the same time. Are they going to announce a new Metroid or Donkey Kong game? Something new? Guess we can only find out on the day!
What’s more, this isn’t just mimicking the feel of the game either. The makers of this mod have actually gone and implemented many of the features from the original game, like painting the arena in your team’s colour, turning into a squid to go up and down walls and the ink having different effects based on whose team generated it.
It’s a pretty cool mod overall, I just wonder how long it’ll last before Nintendo gets all annoyed about it. What do you think about this recreation of Splatoon in Minecraft?
Ever got bored waiting for those ‘leaks’ about what Nintendo is going to show at E3?
Ever thought you yourself could fool people on GameFAQs, Reddit or Twitter by coming up with a bunch of fake games that Nintendo is supposedly going to show at E3?
Well if so, now you can! Behold the Nintendo E3 Leak Maker:
Just load or reload the page, and you get a nice list of fake E3 game announcements! For example, I loaded the page just now and this list appeared:
It’s pretty cool if I do say so myself. Especially given how I just happened to get two fairly realistic sounding Donkey Kong Country games from it. It’s almost like the script knew I liked the Donkey Kong Country series and generated the best possible list of leaked games in response!
So yeah. Just go ahead and view the site, and see what crazy stuff you get!
When you think of games that have amiibo support, what ones immediately come to mind?
Super Smash Bros?
Maybe some sort of action adventure title with crossover elements?
Either way, Art Academy is probably not something you’d be picturing. And really, who can blame you? What use would amiibos have in an art program? Why would you scan figurines into the video game equivalent of Photoshop?
But apparently Art Academy actually does have amiibo support. No, we’re not kidding:
What’s more, it also apparently requires a Google account in order to use the online play. Why? What does Nintendo have to do with Google in slightest? Absolutely haven’t got a clue. The whole game just seems like it was designed with the most baffling set of system requirements ever known to man for some reason.
But what do you think? Is Amiibo support in Art Academy Home Studio a rather ridiculous thing to have? And why would it require a Google account?