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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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Pikmin 3 Playable Characters Alph, Brittany and Captain Charlie Revealed. Fruit Searching, Juice Drinking, Seed Extracting, GamePad (KopPad) and Controller Schemes Detailed

Pikmin 3 Characters Named Screenshot Alpha Charlie Brittany Shown

Here are all the main human characters in Pikmin 3!

Pikmin 3 was the definite highlight of the Nintendo Direct May 17th 2013 video conference, and Nintendo CEO and President Satoru Iwata showcased a bunch of new details about the game. He also revealed that the Pikmin 3 release date in Europe will be on July 26 2013. It hits America a week or so later on August 4 2013.

First of all, the three playable human characters that replace Captain Olimar and Louie from Pikmin 1 and Pikmin 2 were revealed and named. They are: Brittany (pink-colored) (the first and only female), Alph (blue-colored) and Captain Charlie (the green-colored leader). In the game you can control all three characters at once and can switch between them at will. This greatly expands your ability to multi-task and accomplish many different things at once and expands on the strategic gameplay of Pikmin exponentially.

Nintendo revealed that the new humans crash land on the planet (seemingly in separate places initially as well). This is where they meet the Pikmin, and discover that the land contains nutritious fruit scattered about. Their mission is now to collect food, specifically Fruit, so that they can survive as they explore the rest of the planet. However their ultimate goal is to send back the fruit seeds extracted from the Fruit they’ve collected to the starving people on their homeplanet of Koppai. That way they can make their home planet bloom with new food resources thanks to the many Seeds they’ve found. One of the fruits shown was a giant strawberry.

The puzzles in Pikmin 3 will also be more elaborate and complex than before, with new puzzles around every bend. For example to drop the strawberry from it’s branch, you’ll need to throw enough Pikmin at it in order to pull the Strawberry down to the ground. While on the planet, they employ the use of the planet’s native Pikmin creatures to help them carry their newfound Fruit back to base and help them defeat the enemies that they encounter along the way.

The game even features an all-new mechanic (and collection feature?) where the Fruit found can be turned into juice after the seeds are extracted from it. The astronauts need the juice in order to keep them alive… Or something like that. It sounds like you cannot continue if you run out of juice. And there are many different juices to collect (and possibly combine?) as shown in the video.

Like in previous Pikmin games, you have a limited-amount of time to explore the planet during the daylight hours, and you must successfully get all your Pikmin into your spaceship at home base before nightfall, or your Pikmin will be eaten.

Pikmin 3 however is much more accessible to newcomers than previous games and you can choose to replay any day again or revert to the beginning of the day if you feel like you could do better.

There is no limitation in terms of the days and the time you have to explore them, time only runs out for that day. Making it less frustrating than previous games and more steamlined, but just as deep. The more you play, the better you’ll get at mastering the game and becoming more efficient in Pikmin management, learning the lay of the land, and beating it in a quicker time with less lost Pikmin.

As in past games, players will also be challenged to beat the game with a quicker time and with less lossed Pikmin and the like (hopefully with in-game Achievements to unlock too). So challenging your own score and the score of others will definitely be a fun competitive aspect of Pikmin 3. It’s unknown at this time whether or not Pikmin 3 will include online play or online leaderboards, but it will support MiiVerse, so you will be able to share your high scores with friends and strangers in that way at least, and likely tap into tips and comments from other players at specific points if you want.

View the video above yourself to see all the new details as explained by Iwata.

Pikmin 3 Wallpaper

In addition to the new Rock Pikmin (gray) and Winged Pikmin (Pink), players will also have a number of new strategic ways to play and control the game.

You can use the GamePad, which is called the “KopPad” in the game, to see a map of the entire land that you’ve explored so far. The KopPad helps you to easily locate all three of your characters as well as see a detailed lay of the land and what exactly your Pikmin are up to. This allows you to more easily manage your Pikmin and accomplish several goals at once. Be it breaking down a wall, defeating an enemy, sprouting new Pikmin to grow your ranks or carrying important items back to base. You can even use the touchscreen on the GamePad to draw paths for your characters and Pikmin to go.

If you desire, Pikmin 3 supports Off-TV Play, allowing you to play Pikmin 3 entirely on the GamePad. Controller-wise, you also have many different control schemes to choose from, each of which offers different unique ways to play and ease-of-use for different aspects.

The main and preferred method from Nintendo’s standpoint is to play using the Wii Remote & Nunchuck, which allows you to easily point your Pikmin using the Wiimote pointer, and throw them using motion control. However you can also play using just the GamePad, or just the WiiU Pro Controller, or a combination of those controllers plus the GamePad.

You can even use the WiiU Gamepad as a sort of monitor, by propping it up on the GamePad Stand and keeping it next to your TV instead of holding it. Which is a cool and welcome feature.

We’ll still learn more about Pikmin 3 as it’s release date approaches, including details on the Challenge Mode and multiplayer modes in the next Nintendo Direct closer to E3 2013.

I can’t wait for this game! It looks absolutely amazing and you can tell that Nintendo has really, really expanded on the gameplay and the fun that Pikmin offers, with a much deeper gameplay system using the three characters, more Pikmin to collect and use, a much larger world and many more things to collect and unlock. Hopefully Pikmin 3’s rep will grow exponentially with this release and turn it into a bonafide system seller, AAA Nintendo franchise. Previously it was kinda/sorta niche, but I think it’s came into it’s own now with this third installment. Much like GTA3 did compared to the very niche and less-played previous GTA games.

 

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Videogame Photo of the Day – Nintendo Last Supper Story Artwork Wallpaper (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)

Nintendo Last Supper Story Artwork Wallpaper

The Last Supper Nintendo Style!

Nintendo Last supper story artwork wallpaper! (Smash Brawl) This cool piece of art tells The Last Supper Nintendo-style!

Like the last videogame last supper art that I posted, this one is just as good, if not better. I love the artwork here, it’s very well done. And I like the inclusion of non-Nintendo (though Super Smash Bros. Brawl) characters like Solid Snake and Sonic.

For comparison’s sake, here is Da Vinci’s famous The Last Supper Painting of Jesus and His Disciples.

Da Vinci The Last Supper Painting

Da Vinci’s famous Last Supper Jesus Painting.

 
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Posted by on March 31, 2013 in Artwork, Photo Of the Day

 

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Videogame Photo of the Day – Assassin’s Creed Kid Wallpaper Artwork

Assassin's Creed Kid Wallpaper

Sooo awesome!

Assassin’s Creed Kid wallpaper artwork, YES! :D

This piece is so awesome, I absolutely love it. Lil Assassin’s Creed Kid looks so badass… I wouldn’t mind at all seeing this concept turned into an actual game. It’d be so cute yet freakin’ awesome at the same time! No matter if they go with Kid Ezio, Kid Altair, Kid Conner, or even Kid Desmond!

Here is the epic Assassin’s Creed III trailer!

 

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Videogame Photo of the Day – Epic Deku Link Wallpaper Artwork

Epic Deku Link Wallpaper Zelda Artwork

Absolutely beautiful. A real masterpiece.

Epic Deku Link wallpaper artwork!

This piece is a masterpiece and is truly absolutely beautiful. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask really makes some of the best videogame art I’ve ever seen. It’s such an awesome game, and has many cool moments and crazy ideas that make great pieces of art. This piece is of Deku Link, a plant-form of the hexed Link transformed by the evil power of Skull Kid who is wearing the diabolical Majora’s Mask in which the game gets it’s title.

You can watch this exact moment in my WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 1 Let’s Play video!

 
 

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Videogame Photo of the Day – Master Chief Battlefield 3 Halo Wallpaper Mashup Artwork

Master Chief Battlefield 3 Halo Wallpaper

Such an awesome mashup!

Master Chief Battlefield 3 Halo wallpaper mashup artwork!

Combining the very iconic style of the Battlefield 3 cover box artwork with Halo and Master Chief creates utter awesomeness! A great idea and awesome execution.

Here is the launch trailer for the original Battlefield 3.

 

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Videogame Photo of the Day – Space Invaders For Real Paris France Eiffel Tower Wallpaper Artwork

Space Invaders For Real Paris France Wallpaper

Soooo awesome!

Space Invaders for real Paris France Eiffel Tower wallpaper artwork!

As always, these pics that set videogame characters into real-life backgrounds are phenomenal! This one is no exception! I love the sense of scale…. SO EPIC!

Here’s a video of The Eiffel Tower in HD!

 
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Posted by on March 17, 2013 in Artwork, Photo Of the Day, Wallpaper

 

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