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Is Wart In Super Mario 3D World? Put Him In Smash Bros. Wii U Nintendo!

Wart In Super Mario 3D World? Yes Please! Artwork From Super Mario Bros. 2

Please, please put Wart in Smash Bros. WiiU & Super Mario 3D World!

Is Wart the boss of Super Mario 3D World?! COULD IT BE?!

Wart is one of the greatest Nintendo villains ever conceived, and served as the end-boss of Super Mario Bros. 2 for NES (originally a non-Mario game called Doki Doki Panic in Japan, but let’s ignore that fact).

Wart Mario Boss Wallpaper Artwork By SoftNintendo

Beautiful artwork of King Wart!

Sadly the hulking green frog who despises veggies and desires Mario’s flesh, has not been seen in a single game SINCE Super Mario Bros. 2 for NES, released in 1988! However an updated version of Wart appeared again for the first time as a Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee or Brawl (…. WAIT! Or am I mistaken? After googling I could not find an image of a Wart Trophy…. I could have sworn he appeared as a Trophy in one of those games though, but maybe I’m getting him confused with King K. Rool) that you could collect and see what he’d look like today with modern graphics. He also made a brief appearence in The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening as the giant frog “King Mondo Mondo”, who teaches you one of the three Ocarina songs.

Now, however, we have a game in which Princess Peach is a PLAYABLE CHARACTER. This means that Bowser cannot kidnap her for the story line. Bowser has not been mentioned… So, this would be the PERFECT time to REVIVE WART as the end boss of Super Mario 3D World, AND follow that up by making Wart a playable character in Super Smash Bros. WiiU/3DS!

COME ON NINTENDO! This is the perfect opportunity to revive an absolutely badass character in King Wart! DOOO IT!

Wart Super Mario Bros. 2 Character Sprites

Sooo awesome! I love this character!

Here is the trailer for Super Mario 3D World for WiiU, with Princess Peach playable. Naturally no mention of Wart…

Here is the trailer for Super Smash Bros. WiiU/3DS! Again, no mention of Wart…. *sadness*

Last but definitely not least, here is the Super Mario Bros. 2 End Boss Wart Fight!

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SNES EarthBound For $5,000? Sealed, Graded Ebay (Gold Rating) Copy Sells For Unbelievable Price of $4,700

EarthBound New Boxed Sealed Graded Ebay $5000

Oh how I wish I could own this…

Would you pay $5,000 for SNES EarthBound sealed (hardcopy released in 1995) and graded with a Gold Rating by the VGA (VideoGame Authority) organization ensuring the copy is in the best shape possible.

Here is my EarthBound Unboxing Video if you haven’t seen it.

Well someone did. They paid a total of $4,700 dollars for this super rare, graded, and sealed copy of one of Nintendo’s most iconic and cult-classic games of all time, 1995’s EarthBound for the Super NES.

I too want to get my hands on a great-conditioned copy of EarthBound, which regularly sells for over $100 due to the fact that Nintendo has never re-released it in the West (yet… EarthBound WiiU Virtual Console releases later this year 2013!)… The game also was never released in Europe in any official capacity.

Because of this, the game fetches a very high price. However it is not super rare, and it’s pretty easy to get a copy of the game if you are willing to pay a high amount for it. I actually bought the game for $15 at Blockbuster back in 1998. However it only came with the box and cartridge, no Player’s Guide Instruction Book (the reason I snagged it. That big box called to me and I assumed it had the instruction book. I also had heard good things about it), nearly causing me to take it back cause my young self was crushed that it didn’t include the Player’s Guide! Little did I know how rare it would become later on.

A couple years ago I paid $80 to buy the Instruction Book off of ebay… giving me the complete set. However the box was not in the best condition. I eventually sold the whole thing for like $30 to help pay bills recently. I was crushed. But I intend to buy the game again as soon as I’m able!

In the meantime, I’ll definitely purchase the WiiU Virtual Console version as soon as it’s finally re-released as well!

Btw, if you are willing to pay $5000 for EarthBound, another graded, sealed copy is up on eBay as we speak!

 

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Game Boy Color Cult Classics The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, Ages Release Tomorrow (May 30 2013) For 3DS eShop

3DS Zelda Oracle Artwork

Both games coming to 3DS on May 30th!

Zelda: Oracle of Ages & Seasons gets a digital re-release tomorrow on 3DS eShop! Don’t forget Nintendo guys! In all the hubbub surrounding the XboxOne and PS4, Nintendo is dropping bombs! (Also check out my On the Cutting Room Floor: Zelda Oracle Games)

The first major Atomic Bomb Blast in the war between console manufacturers for your almighty dollar is two beloved classic retro titles from the Game Boy Color library that have long been and are oft-requested. These cult classics, known as The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages, could not be more beloved. However both of them were skipped on by a very large majority of gamers, despite the games selling a combined total of 8 million units when they hit store shelves in 2001, making them one of the best pairs of Game Boy Color games ever released and both a commercial and critical success for Nintendo & Capcom.

Even so, they remain one of the least popular and least well-known, or maybe we should say, “least named in a conversation” Zelda games in the series, parltly because they were developed by Capcom’s Flagship Studios instead of Nintendo, partly because they are portable titles and not console games, and partly because they are kinda… Weird.

Even so, they built on the success, the gameplay, the in-game graphics, the look (albeit with completely new artwork that gave Link a unique, kinda feminine and childish look), the sound and music and the footprint of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening… Which remains one of the best games of all time. Many people who have played these two titles believe that they trump Link’s Awakening… Quite a feat!

They are certainly much more complex than Zelda: Link’s Awakening, kinda like comparing the original Pokemon titles (Red and Blue) to Pokemon Gold & Silver. Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons each feature a different focus. Oracle of Seasons is more action-oriented, while Oracle of Ages is more puzzle oriented. Depending on the type of style of Zelda that you prefer (action or thought), you’ll want to begin with one game or the other.

Not only that however, but each game features it’s own unique hook. Ages has you traveling through Time, Seasons has you manipulating between the four seasons of the earth. And each game features unique characters, dungeons, quests, enemies, bosses, puzzles, Items and more! Not only that, but you can link the two titles together which is the only way to see the true boss! And if you play the Game Boy Color cartridge originals on a Game Boy Advance, you can access a special shop that will not appear in the 3DS Virtual Console re-releases.

All told, these games are definitely worth a play. If you own a 3DS, definitely purchase them (they only cost a measly $5) when they release tomorrow, May 30th 2013 in both Europe and America, at around 9am!

As for me, I own both the Game Boy Color originals but never played them! Thus I’ll be busting them out for a new Let’s Play as well as doing unboxing and instruction book videos for both games! Huzzah! :D

 

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