Exclusive: Interview with Member of The Fire Emblem 12 Translation Team

Check out this exclusive interview with one of the main 3 translators on the Fire Emblem 12 translation team!

Fire Emblem Awakening Wallpaper Featuring Official Logo

With the official logo of Fire Emblem Awakening having just been released, we decided to make a wallpaper out of it after adding a few neat little effects to it. Download it for free right here!

Get Ready for the Twilight Symphony!!

Zelda Reorchestrated, also known as ZREO is getting closer and closer to the release of their amazing new album, the Twilight Symphony. This 3 and a half hour album will feature over 50 songs from the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess all fully reorchestrated.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Info!

Here's everything you need to know about New Super Mario Bros. 2! If you're still debating whether or not you're gonna get this game, you really need to read this post!

3DS NES Games Avalible

If you are a 3D ambassador, then you can download the games right now (1 day early!!)
To do this follow the steps:

     1. Turn on 3DS and open eShop.
     2. On far left press Settings/Other
     3. Press Your Downloads
     4. Scroll down the list until you see something like Mario, or Zelda, or something like that.
     5. Press redownload (It doesn't matter if you already have already downloaded it or not, it will still say this).
     6. Dowload and enjoy.
Its really easy and I'm glad that we can download them already. Too bad no GBA games have been released yet, but thats alright with me. Anyways, until then... ~JTA777

We've All Played SMB, But Not Like This...

By now I'm sure that we're all familiar with Super Mario Bros (the original one), and if you're not, then get lost, and never come back. That little 8-bit NES game was so fun, and started something huge, something that's still going on today. Mario... Well that's not what this post is about. Its almost the opposite. Playing as Mario was fun and all, but when all he can do is shoot fireballs and stomp on Koopa's and Goombas, it gets a little old. So lets spice up the old Super Mario Bros with a few new characters including: MegaMan, Samus, Link, Simon, Bill R., Ryu, and Sophia III!! Now its never gonna get old!! There are 5 different difficulties, customizeable controls, and more! If you are interested please press the button below and enjoy!

Evil Doppelgängers!

May include spoilers. In many Nintendo games, we have seen the main (or one of the main) character's dark self, or evil doppelgänger as I like to call it. So I just felt like looking back at many of them. So we are gonna start with Mario and all of his many darkened forms.
So one of Mario's first evil doppelgängers appeared in Paper Mario: The Thousand Year door when we met up with Doopliss. We first  thought we beat him, but no, it turns out, he stole our real form and made us defeat our self! He left us with no partners, stranded, alone... Well that gave us the chance to meet up with Vivian who turned out to be one of my favorite partners, and one of the favorites among many players. In the end, Vivian helped Mario get his real name and form back, and we then moved on to find the next crystal star...

School...

Its that freakin' time of year again when school starts back up!! I just wanted to let you guys know (who actually look at the site) that I will still be updating this site, but not near as often. Probably once or twice a week. If you have some time on your hands, and think you could write about some interesting stuff, please feel free to ask if you want to work here with me. Anyways, thank you for reading. See ya later! ~JTA777

Flipnote Mario

Well, I am actually a bit of a flipnote fan for those of you who don't know, but if you are a fan of Flipnotes, Mario, good stories, or stuff similar to that, you might just like this flipnote, and if you like it enough, the guy has made like over 100 episodes by now. Everything is hand drawn, and that creator is the best creator ever. And when I say that, its not my opinion, its fact. If you check out the greatest creator on the website, its him. So anyways they are pretty short but good to pass the time with. Anyways, just check out the flip, and tell us what you think! ~JTA777

Top 10 Most Wanted Smash Bros Characters - Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of Our Top 10 Most Wanted Brawl Characters!! (Click here to see part 1). Well, I don't like it when I waste my time reading all sorts of crap, so lets just get straight to the point with...

#5 - Funky Kong
He's bigger, faster, and stronger too! He's the fifth member or our Most Wanted Brawl crew. Funky- Funky Kong! Anyways, I love Funky Kong weather it be him in military form from DK64 or just his regular funky appearance that I'm sure we all know. So yeah, I know some of you are probably thinking, "he's way too much like DK" and I could agree, but at the same time, I could disagree. And even if he is too much alike, can you please just give DK an alternate suit to look like Funky? That'd be awesome wouldn't it?  I mean its Funky Kong we're talking about here (whose like 9000x better than DK). So please Sakurai (that would be the guy who created the Smash Bros games), please put Funky Kong in the next Smash Bros game somehow!

#4 - Ryu Hoshi
You want a real fighter in this game? Then Ryu Hoshi is the man you want in the next Smash Brothers game. Face it, we have no real fighters in there (not even a boxer/wrestler). I figured 'well if you want a fighter, take a real one, like Ryu!'. Maybe Ryu isn't the perfect choice for a fighter, maybe I should've chosen someone better from the Street Fighter series or even from the Tekken Series. Either way, I just want some real fighters to enter this game...

#3 - Skull Kid/Majora
Personally, my favorite Zelda Villain of all time is Majora/Skull Kid from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. He's just so... awesome. I mean, that's pretty much the only term I could use for him. The awesome villain that he is totally has a place to fight. Can't you see his Final Smash as him pulling the Moon down, crushing all of his opponents? Plus adding him into the game would make a great back story between him and Link, and pleanty of other character's I'm sure. Majora, would be one of my top fighters if they did bring him in.

#2 - Master Hand
Master hand has thrown us around for 3 games straight, not including the Kirby games he's appeared in. I mean come on, that hand is somewhat cool, and could potentially be a great fighter to play as. And his alternate costumes could be... Crazy hand, Eyerok (SM64), FloorMaster (LoZ), and any other hand-like enemies. It's about time that we get to control that demonic thing and throw some of our worst enemies around. Or maybe they could do both Master and Crazy hand (together) but create some less power-ful (or scale down how much damage they create) just to make it fair. I want to see them, don't you?

Now, for our Most Wanted Character...

#1 - Zero!
Not only is Zero pretty much the best character on the face of the plannet, but he's also from Capcom, the one company that we all want to be in the next Smash Bros game. Seriously, if I don't see Zero, or MegaMan, or anyone else from a Capcom game in the next Brawl game, I am never going to by a game that Sakurai was even a part of. But Zero would probably be the best character from Capcom. Yeah, even better than Megaman. His alternate suits would look so cool, and his moves would be like so badass it healed your eye's to watch. Face it, if one character should be added to Brawl, its Zero.

Well, I'd be happy to hear your top 10 list of Most Wanted Brawl Characters in the comments secion. Well, thank you for reading all of this, I hope it was worth your while. Anyways, until my next post... I'm JTA77 signing out.

Top 10 Most Wanted Smash Bros Characters - Part 1

Well, as many of you know, at E3 Nintendo did announce that there would be a Smash Bros. Game for the Nintendo 3DS, and the upcoming Wii U. Now I dunno about you, but I was pretty happy when that was announced (even though I'm not the biggest Smash Bros fan). So anyways, I decided to make a list of my top 10 most wanted characters to be in the upcoming Smash Bros. Let us begin....

Tekken Coming to Nintendo 3DS and Wii U in 2012

Yeah, so today I'm just gonna be giving you guys a little bit of news that was recently heard. Tekken will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and 2012!! Originally it was rumored that it was coming to the 3DS as Tekken 3D, but now it has been confirmed, AND it's official name is Tekken 3D Prime Edition! The 3DS version of the game will include the animated movie Tekken Blood Vengeance in full 3D. It will also feature over 40 characters and new stages made just for the game along with some old ones. If your interested you can read all about it and look at some of the pictures here. Well thanks for reading! Sorry for such a boring announcement today. ~JTA777

3DS Mii's!!

Hey guys, so on my old blog, I had a few post's with some Mii's but I decided to Import them here. Lucky for you, I decided to put all of them into 1 picture (I did leave a few out, but I'll give you a link to them at the end of the post). Anyways, here are 15 Mii's created (or at least re-created) by JTA777. Credit is greatly appreciated. Note: Many of the Mii's are locked; unable to edit... (For the picture, click the button below).

Spice Up Your Desktop With Mario Icons

Note: This tutorial was made for Windows 7 users. It may or may not work on other computers.
Click any image to see its full size. If you have any questions, ask in the comments.

So this is basically a tutorial on how to change a folder icon on your desktop or any other folder icon on your computer to anything you want it to be. So I'm your folders look something like the image on the right. Correct? Well lets change that. The first thing(s) you are going to need are some icons (.ico files). I have a bunch of Mario styled icons right here: Click Here to Download (Mirror Download) or you can make your own (after current tutorial).

I Want Enemies Like This!

Alrighy, so this is similar to my Now That's What I Call a Power-Up! Post but this one is about fan made enemies. The Mario series has already got some of the most interesting and creative enemy's as it is, but if we added these ones, I think the Mario series would be forever complete. Anyways without further or do... I present to you some awesome enemies that I hope we will face off against one day.


Ok, remember in SMB3, World 5 - level 3? There is an item in that very level (and only that level) that is unlike any other. You may know it as the Kuribo Shoe/Goomba Shoe. Well this enemy is basically that, but way better. I present to you the KillerShoeGoomba. If you get stomped on by this guy... well, your dead, however, if you managed to steal the boot from him, you would basically be invincible. But check out that blue goomba in that shoe, is he something special? Well, Fantendo had nothing on it, but in Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door blue Goombas are known as Gloomba's and are slightly stronger than standard Goombas, but what if this isn't just a Gloomba? What if we underestimated it?! Either way, this enemy would be so awesome in a game, no doubt about it. Well, I really do hope we see the Kuribo shoe return someday...

Happy Birthday Zelda Series!!

So if you aren't aware of it yet, the Legend of Zelda is officially 25 years old!! So yay!! Actually, this was announced quite a while ago, but I had nothing else to write about except for this (well thats a slight lie). So anyways, check out http://zelda.nintendo.com/ out sometime. They've got wallpapers, to flipnote contests, and the history of Link to some music and other stuff. Its pretty cool. So yeah... thats all for now. I'll try and post an excitinger post sometime soon. ~JTA777

Tranlate this Page!

So this isn't very important, but now you are able to read this website in whatever language your Browser's default language is. So if you have a friend who speaks another language, or know some foreign forum that you think may find some of this site's stuff interesting, feel free to share it with them, because now they can read it and enjoy the fun too! Well thats all... JTA777

Koopalings Mother?

I don't know about you, but in my opinion the Koopalings are of my favorite Mario villains! I mean the memories of Super Mario Bros 3 and Super Mario world... Or just recently seeing them appear in New Super Mario Brothers Wii! I dunno why you wouldn't like these guys. My only question is, who the heck was their mother? I mean seriously guys, we all know that a mommy and daddy is needed for kids. And yes, it is confirmed that these are his kids. In many of the Mario cartoons, the Koopalings refered to Bowser as dad, King Dad, or many other things along those lines. However throught all of Mario's history, there has never been an explanation behind their mother. Well, I decided to do a little research on this interesting case...

Well the first theory that I ran into is probably also the most obvious: Pincess Peach. Wait, a human? Yeah thats right, Princess Peach is actually a very popular theory, and would make a little bit of sense. She was kidnapped in the first SMB, then 2 games later 8 kids appear. Makes perfect sense right? Your saying, "No it doesn't...." and I say "Your right."  How on Earth would they have a human mom? There is nothing human about them. Yes, I know we are talking about Mario here (its a weird series, I know), but still, that just doesn't make sense to me. I have a very hard time believeing that their mom is Peach. The only other fact that does potentially promote this theory, is the fact that Bowser and Peach were married in Super Paper Mario. So does anything contradict this idea? Yes Bowser's youngest sun Bowser Jr. does. At the end of Mario Sunshine he finds out that Peach is not his mother, and if Peach isn't his mother, than is he the Koopalings mother or not? Are the Koopalings and Bowser Jr. related? Will any of my questions ever be answered? We may never know...
Another theory that I found very interesting was Clawdia Koopa. There is a very slight chance that there is in fact a Queen of the Koopa's! The first (and only) time she was ever mentioned was in a UK Nintendo Power article. (As of now I haven't been able to find the exact text). As of now, nothing else is known about her (if she even exsists) aside from her name. I however, think that she is out answer. I mean having 8 kids and getting beat by a bunch of plumbers time after time again has got to get old, so doesn't someone have to be there to motivate Bowser? Unfortuanly, Peach marring bowse does contradict this idea, or proves that Bowser is a polygamist, or shows that Bowser and Peach eventually did divorce. So this Clawdia Koopa certainly is a very interesting person. Is she real? Again, we may never know, but as of now, we can only hope... (And the artwork on the right is NOT official).

Well guys, thats all the info I had on this topic. Maybe someday we'll learn the truth, but until then... JTA777

Creating 3D images for your 3DS

So I've already written about this on the NintendoN blog, but I just felt like re-posting them here where more people will probably see it. Here are the video tutorials. If you would rather read the actual tutorials, click the button that says view full post, then scroll down.

This video is just on how to use all of the tools and stuff. It does NOT show how to make the images. Although if you want to be successful at this, this video is the one you MUST watch.
 
This video is of much less importance, but it shows you how to create the images, and make the unique pop-out effect. This is for more advanced users, but is very easy to do.  


If you want to read instead of watch the tutorials, click the button below.

What Kind of a Power-Up is That?!

Alright, so this post is similar to my Now That's What I Call a Power-Up! Post, except, its pretty much the opposite. This time, I'm just gonna bash a bunch of power-ups/items that I find stupid, dumb, or just plain out useless. (Please keep in mind that these are not real power-ups, but fake fan work). So let us begin.

The first power-up that I am gonna show you is the Chicken Suit. So any idea's why a Chicken Suit would benefit Mario at all? The only possible idea I have is to throw eggs, but we already have Yoshi for that. The only other idea is to glide to the ground slower or something, but we have a propeller suit for that.
Note: So I did a little research and here's what I found: According to Fantendo this was actually going to be in New Super Mario Brothers Wii, but later on it was removed. It is said that when Mario was in the Chicken Suit, he would be able to blast fireball chicken-like eggs, and it was basically going to be the upgraded fireball suit. So it turns out that they scrapped this idea and created the Penguin Suit instead...

Koopa Force

So back when I was a lot younger, I was Bowser's biggest fan, no doubt. Well I ran into this site known as the Bowser Shrine (which is actually a pretty awesome site, especially if your like Bowser). Well I found something on his link's page called the Koopa Force. I really dunno why I clicked on it, but I did. I have no regrets. This thing was just...awesome. Honestly, that's the only way to explain it. Yes, it was cheesy, but it was a good cheesy. So just watch it then I'll talk about it some more after you see it...

Now That's What I Call a Power-Up!

Any Nintendo fan (or person whose even heard of Nintendo) should know what Mario's strength is; his power-ups! Over time Mario's power-ups have evolved like crazy. Turns out, tons of people over the internet have had tons of ideas for tons of power-ups that Mario could/should have. Well now I'm gonna show you guys some of the power-ups that really stuck out to me.

First up is Bowser Mario. Playing as Mario is great, but playing as Bowser is 100x better. So wouldn't BowserMario seem like a badass power-up? So in the picture to the left, you can see the Bowser Mushroom, and you also see Bowser Mario. You may also notice DarkBowserMario which seems even better (as Dark Bowser PWNS pretty much every other Mario villain in the book. Slight lie, but you get my point). So this power-up seemed like gold to me when I first saw it. IDK if I'm just weird but I think being BowserMario would be pretty cool. (And no Mario Party 8's powerup doesn't count.) Too bad it will probably never happen...

Peach's Castle

So today, I'm gonna be talking about Peach's castle, and showing off some of the awesome works I've seen with it. So I'm sure we're all familiar with this castle, which personally I don't really like... I mean come on Nintendo, you can do better than that!! Well, in the Nintendo On Hoax Video (which is awesome, too bad its not real, but if you haven't seen it yet, GO WATCH IT NOW!), tons of Peach's castles are shown... Its incredible, but if you wait til the very end of the video, the maker of this video (Pablo Belmonte) shows his remodeled version of it (picture on the right). Why can't here castle look something like that? Its so beautiful... (More pictures shown after the break). Now as far as the inside goes what should be changed? Well... just watch this video (Direct Link):


The funny thing about this video is that Nintendo made it for a GameCube tech demo, so why didn't we ever get to see it in a game? (Or if we did I totally missed out on it...) I mean if Bowser's castle changes every single game why can't Peach's do that? I really don't know. Anyways, for more pictures, videos, etc. click on the text below.

Zelda Music Remix

So I was messing around on Flipnote Hatena the other day, and I ran into some weird sprite flipnote, but the song he used was pretty awesome. He said it was from ZREO (Zelda Re-Orchestrated) so I looked up ZREO and I found this... There is too much music on that site that has been re-orchestrated. However, not every single piece is better than its original, but many of them are. So if your a Zelda fan, just take a look at this site, I found the music pretty awesome.
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So maybe you were expecting something a little more remixed than that? Well don't worry, I also happened to run into some awesome tracks on youtube by a user named Ephixa. Turns out he has a whole website with tons of dubstep remixes. When I say dubstep I mean the crazy dubstep, not the easy going. Here, take a look. 

Well, I hope that this is enough music to satisfy you... Hopefully it is, and if it isn't, well, I hope you enjoy my next update even more!
~JTA777

So I've Been Thinking...

Recently, I've done a little thinking, and I thought that wallpapers probably aren't enough to get this site all that popular... So I'm gonna be adding some more things than just wallpapers here. Maybe cool custom edits of weird characters that you might find some use for, or some links to some stuff, or even show you guys some badass remixed songs from some badass Nintendo games. We're not really gonna be uploading Nintendo news unless its really important or just awesome, so don't come here hoping for that.
~JTA777

Super Mario 3D Land Wallpaper

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A while back at a 3DS press confrence, a new Mario game was announced for the 3DS. We got a glimpse at it at E3 2011. And just a few days ago, it was officially named Super Mario 3D Land and it will be released sometime in November 2011. Well, I have made a wallpaper for it. I admit, this wallpaper doesn't look very good at the moment. There isn't very much artwork for the game at this moment... and I'm no professional at making these. Anyways, I present to you, my second wallpaper:



Created by JTA777 with Gimp 2.0
Click for full size

So yeah, that one didn't come out too well, but it could be worse. I will be sure to make a better wallpaper for this game sometime in the future!! Thank you for reading. Feedback is greately appreciated. Anyways, until then...