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!

Crapload of Mario Kart 7 Features

Here goes...

Basic Info:
  • 32 Courses (16 new |16 retro)
  • 8 characters race at one time (including player)
  • Will have a Mario Kart 7 Channel similar to Mario Kart Wii Channel
  • Confirmed Returning Characters (may be more):
    • Mario | Luigi | Princess Peach | Princess Daisy | Toad | Yoshi | Koopa Troopa | Bowser | Donkey Kong | Wario | Rosalina | Mi | Shy Guy (returning from Mario Kart DS)
  • Confirmed New Characters (may be more):
    • Metal Mario | Lakitu | Wiggler | Queen Bee

  • Returning Items:
    • Banana | Triple Bananas | Green Shell | Triple Green Shells | Red Shell | Triple Red Shell | Spiny Shell | Mushroom | Triple Mushroom | Golden Mushroom | Star | Lightning | Blooper | Bomb-omb | Bullet Bill
  • Confirmed New Items
    • Coins (returning from Super Mario Kart)
    • Super Leaf/Tanooki Leaf
      • Can be used to hit other players
      • Can be used to block items (green shells for example)
    • Fire Flower
      • Gives player ability to shoot Fireballs at other players
      • When hit with a fireball, player will drop a coin
    • Lucky 7
      • Resembles 7 in Mario Kart 7 Logo
      • When earned 7 random items will surround players kart in which the player can use to help him/herself or damage other players

  • Players can exchange...
    • Ghost data via streetpass
    • Records via streepass (wins/losses/etc.)
    • Community info via streetpass
  • Players can view received streetpass info via the Mario Kart 7 Channel
  • Streetpassed Mii characters will appear in the Grand Prix
  • Mii characters received via streetpass will show personality.
    • Each streepass'd Mii is different
    • If the person you streetpass'd...
      • ...Used a specific kart a lot of the time, their mii will have that kart when you are racing them.
      • ...Take many shortcuts, their Mii will take many shortcuts when racing them
      • ...Are good at shooting shells (for example) when you play them, they will shoot shells very well when you are racing them
      • ...Dashes a lot, their mii character will dash a lot
  • Player will unlock more frames/parts for karts with more streetpass encounters
    • (Not everything is unlocked)
  • Playing against (and winning) a Mii that has something you don't will unlock it for you
  • The player can play against someone they had a streepass encounter with over the Internet.

Spotpass (Internet connection required)
  • Approximately 20 ghosts can be downloaded everyday via spotpass
  • The ghosts you create will be uploaded to Nintendo servers automatically, and sent to other 3DS's for other gamers to race against with similar experience levels.
  • As you get better, the ghosts downloaded will be more challenging.
  • A player can race against 8 ghosts at once
    • Different ghosts will take different paths
    • Some ghosts will be dramatically faster/slower than others
Online Multiplayer (Internet connection required)
  • Supports 2 to 8 players at 60fps
  • The player can play with anyone across the world
  • Can race rivals (someone the player has already raced against)
  • Nintendo has created communities
    • You no longer need to be registered friends to personally race a friend online
    • Each player can create & use up to 8 communities
    • Each community has a 14 digit code for easy access
    • Communities are public by default, but the creator can make them private for only their friends
    • Communities can be customized. For example
      • If the creator only wants 50cc races, there can be a community for that
      • If the creator only wants certain tracks/karts/power-ups to be used they can incorporate that into their community
    • Top 100 communities will be hosted on the Mario Kart Channel
    • Community information will be transferred to others via streetpass
    • Communities will show leaderboards

That took forever to write... Check out the artwork of the game here. Until then... ~JTA777

Lots of Mario Kart 7 Artwork

Recently a lot of new Mario Kart 7 artwork has been released. This post is just to show a lot of it off. Too see an images full size click it. (To download an image, go to the rarely seen/hidden FAQ's page, copy the javascript, click the button below that says View Full Post, paste the javascript, then right-click > Save Image As... ) Well, enjoy the artwork...
Note: Artwork is very large. It may take a long time to load if your computer is slow.

A Goomba's Depressing Reality

I'm not even gonna start talking... Just watch the video:

Next time you see a Goomba, just let him be. ~JTA777

Mario Screen Savers!!

Chances are if you're reading this blog, your on a computer (82% of my viewers are on Windows, 8% on Macs, and 2% on Linux). If you are on a computer, and you like Mario, and you want a screen saver or want a new one then this post was made for you. Today I present to you, a lot of Mario screen savers. Most of these are the intros to games such as Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros NES, Super Mario Bros SNES, Super Mario Bros 3, Super Mario World, Super Mario 64, and Super Smash Bros. I can't really show you what they will look like, but if you've ever played one of them, the scene will look very familiar. After a few moments the entire scene will restart again. All of these were found on http://www.supermariobrothers.org/ so credit to that site, but you can direct download them here on my site!! Just click which ever one you want to download. All are in .zip form. Enjoy.

Cool 3DS Designs (For Japan...)

Nintendo can be really awesome sometimes, but sometimes they can be a pain in the ass. One of the things that I think are most hated about Nintendo is how they treat the different regions. For example, look at these amazing 3DS's (on the right). Aren't those Japanese so damn lucky? Those are pretty cool though, at least they aren't any better aside from the awesome paint. I'm not sure what the occasion for these were, probably just for fun, but yeah. I'm sure sooner or later other regions will get something similar, but that's gonna be a while. Speaking of Mario, I am working on some more Wallpapers. Currently I only have 2 done (2 sizes), but once I get the 3rd done, I'll be able to fly through the rest. And school is really tough and I'm trying to do a million other things, so I won't be updating the site as much. I am planning on making a weekly epic, but it may not happen in case. 
I also wanted to thank you guys so much! We're getting about 100-200 daily views now and just hit the 5000 view mark! Even though I haven't been posting you guys have still been coming here and checking it out. Thank you so much! Anyways, that's about all I have for you today, I hope you did enjoy this post. Please tell us what you thought about this post in the comments, until then... ~JTA777

Broken Download Links

Hey everybody, so just a while ago, I noticed that alot of my Download Links were broken, so currently I am re-entering them. Most posts will NOT be updated unless they were recent or very popular. However, everything on the download page will be fixed, so if it's on the download page you should be able to download it with ease. I am also going to make most of my downloads direct downloads which basically means that you can download them directly from my site without going to mediafire or megaupload, or any of that crap. Anyways, I just thought I'd let you guys know! Soon I will be making a "broken download form" which is where you can fill out a form telling me if you encountered a broken download. Thanks for reading! ~JTA

Check Out MY Flipnotes & Other Fanwork

On this site a lot of the time I post fan work, well today, I'll be posting some of my fanwork, or more specifically, my flipnotes. Some of you may know me on Flipnote Hatena as Zero or 2Zero11 or ☆JTA☆. Anyways, if you aren't a flipnote fanatic, then you probably won't know who I am. On Hatena I was a spriter, which means I used and occasionally created sprites. I made 2 series, the second one was just a reboot of the first, and that's what I'm going to be showing you guys today! So here is what I have actually completed on my 2nd series:

This was posted on my youtube page, which you should really check out. I have some pretty neat stuff on there that you guys should really check out including more flipnotes posted by me, my friends, and other flipnote artists, some of the custom soundtracks from my series, and probably something else on there. Oh, and speaking of youtube, I finally made that one youtube video for the Lunar Magic/Super Mario World level editing/creating post that I promised I would make.

For more of my fanwork, click the button below! 

Weekly Epic 2 - That's Messed Up!

Hey everyone! Its another weekly epic, even though they aren't really weekly... Anyways, this weeks theme is That's Just Messed Up! When I say messed up I mean freakishly weird and creepy or just strange videos/images/etc. Everything is suitable for people 10+. Anyone younger than 10+ will probably still be able to withstand the messed-upness in this, but I'm warning you just in case...

Anyways, the first thing I am going to show you guys today is this freakin' weird video. Chances are I'll be posting it again at a later time on this blog, but I'm still gonna show you guys now anyway. The title of this video is Super Mario Bros. Movie [REMASTERED], and it's a flash animation... It's basically Super Mario Bros with guns, and... its really weird, and messed up. Here is the video...

New Stuff in Mario Kart 7

Hey everyone! Sorry I haven't had a post in a while, I have had a lot of papers and speeches to write for school. Anyways, enough of my crap, lets get onto some real news! I was lucky enough to find an image that uncovers two new things, and one old one that we will see in Mario Kart 7! I'm sure you've already looked at the image on the right. That image shows us the Tanooki Tail, which means that the Tanooki Tail will show up in Mario Kart 7! This image also shows a Shy Guy being hit by this. The Shy Guy was in Mario Kart DS, but hasn't been seen sense, but now we get to see his/her return!! So now we know 3 new characters in Mario Kart 7! (Metal Mario, Lakitu, and Shy Guy)! The last thing that this image shows us is that Mii's will be returning to the game. Our new, better Mii's will be playable which seems pretty awesome.

Damn, those Tanooki Tails are appearing everywhere! Not only are they in Mario Kart 7, and on Mario in Super Mario 3D Land, but also on Bowser and many enemies in Super Mario 3D Land! Well, that's all I had to write about today. I probably won't have a Weekly Epic this week, or any posts until Saturday... Sorry, but I swear I'm not leaving! Thanks for reading! ~JTA777

Super Mario 3D Land New Power-Ups & Stuff!

Super Mario 3D Land was announced a while ago, and one of the biggest excitements of the game was the return of the Tanooki suit. After we heard that, Iwata also announced that the Tanooki suit wouldn't be the only returning or new suit in this game. Recently a bunch of Super Mario 3D Land screenshots and pieces of artwork have been released, and now we get to see some of the new and old suits that we will be seeing soon... I'm sure you've already seen the Boomerang suit by now, but here it is again! (Click on it for full resolution). Unlike the Tanooki Suit, this is a new power up. In Super Mario Bros 3 (where the Tanooki suit originated), you were able to play as Hammer Mario, and now you're able to play as Boomerang Mario. It'll be so awesome throwing Boomerangs at koopa's instead of letting them throw boomerangs at you! That sounds great right? but there's even more from where that came from! Just click that button that says View Full Post.

5 New Kirby Return to Dreamland Wallpapers!! (2 different sizes!)

As many of you know, Kirby's Return to Dreamland comes out this month on the 24th (which strangely enough is my half birthday)!! Anyways, in honor of the game, I have made 5 different Kirby Return's to Dreamland wallpapers. And the best news is, you can download them all in sizes 1280x800 or 1600x1200!! I've actually had these for quite a while, but now that we are getting a lot daily views I felt now would be a nice time to post them and sense it's close to the game release. So if you want to see them, click the button below these words!!

Weekly Epic 1 - Whoa!!

Alright, so this is a new thing I'm gonna be doing almost every Thursday. It's known as the weekly epic, and during the weekly epic I'm gonna be posting a nice piece of fan art, a soundtrack, a video (maybe a YouTube video, maybe a flipnote, or something else), maybe a wallpaper, maybe a flash game... all that good stuff. Each Weekly Epic will have a theme of some sort. This week's is Whoa!!

So I'm gonna start this weekly epic off with this flipnote of pure awesomeness! You can't not like this. The animation was awesome, the story was great, and the ending was just...great. It was created by the greatest flipnote artist in all of Hatena. I'm actually dead serious when I say that. If you go to the greatest creator rankings of all time he will show up as the first creator with more than twice as many views as the runner up. I actually really do enjoy this flipnote and hope you guys support it. For a while it was in the top 3 best flipnotes, until Hatena was ruined by star begging and stuff... Well, the creator is a really great guy. You guys should go support him. He has a great series known as Flipnote Mario, which is even better than this. Anyway, I hope that you guys enjoyed this flipnote, but now we're moving onto fanart of the week!

How To Create & Edit Super Mario World Levels!

Are you a Super Mario World fan? Do you wish you could create or edit levels or the game it's self? Well, today I am going to be teaching you about a very cool and fun program to use to do this. It is known as Lunar Magic. So what is Lunar Magic? IT allows you to edit ROM of Super Mario World however you would like. You can create new levels, edit old ones, make new power-ups, or anything else like that. The Amazing Music Created From SMW was created with Lunar Magic. And if any of you ever heard about the laser suit, that was also made in Lunar Magic. Lunar magic is a really powerful progam, and you can do a lot in it. To the right is an image of what it looks like when in action. Getting used to the level editor and stuff takes a lot of time, but once you get the hang of it, it's a blast! So lets get started!

So what are you going to need? You will need...

What's your Screen Resolution?

Alright guys, so as many of you know, wallpapers are one of the many things I do on this site. I am planning on getting more into them as time goes on (I actually have quite a few I have ready to post). Anyway, I do realize that many of you don't have the same screen resolution as me. Well, I decided I am going to take a survey of your guys' screen resolutions so I can make wallpapers that more of you can use! So if you will be so kind as to participate in the survey below, it would be very appreciated.

If you don't know how to find your screen resolution, just go to your desktop, right click, select screen resolution, then find where it says Resolution: [Your resolution here].
Thank you for voting! Have a nice day! ~JTA777

...With a Portal Gun

I'm not sure if you guys are aware or not, but a few years ago a game known as Portal came out (and it's sequel just recently came out). This game is argued to be of the best video games of all time. I have played the first one, and I must say the game was very well made, but not near long enough and the story could have used more development. I hear that the second is much better. The main idea of the portal games is to use portals to finish the challenges. But enough of the history. This post is basically mixing classic games from the NES days (Mario, Link, and MegaMan) and putting the portal aspect in it. It's just for fun, but I find it pretty interesting.

Mario with a Potal Gun

For more Portal Gun videos, click the button below.

Best Super Mario World Level Ever!!

This video has actually been out for quite some time now, but that doesn't mean I can't post it! I would tell you guys what the video is about, but I think it'd be better if I let you guys find out yourselves. It's really awesome and you should listen to the whole thing. I tell you, it came from heaven!

You loved it and you know it! If you guys want to download the ROM used to play this level, the music (with or without the sound effects), or the MP4 Video it's self, click here (will send you to the youtube page for the video above) and read the description for that video, and download whatever you want.
click here