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I’m a guy in Japan. I love games but also life! I guess that’s it. Come visit me on YouTube to see what things I find, and play.

Famicom Mini Unboxing

  PS4 Pro? Whats that? Its been a long wait, but for those of us in Japan, you could say Christmas comes one day early, as today, 10th November the Japanese equivalent officially called the Nintendo Classic Mini Family Computer, of just Famicom Mini for short. For a…

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Before you read Viz’s Super Mario Adventures, take a look at this!

Today October 12th sees the reissue of the Nintendo Power Comics, “Super Mario Adventures” printed by Viz media. A fine collection for sure. At the same time as we read these, there were weekly comics going on in Japan based on the current Mario games of the time. They are weird, funny, cute, crazy and sometimes veer towards M rated territory.

As well, Monday this week saw the 28th anniversary of the American release of Super Mario Bros. 2! So in honor of that, I’ve chosen the comic based on that game to feature in this video.

Tell me what you think! As good, better or worse than what was in Nintendo Power?

 

The annual live Pikachu show!

This Summer brought us another annual Pikachu show! Every year dancers, and Pikachu trainers train and practice hard to perform live for one week every year. The event is held in Yokohama, and in malls and parks 1000 Pikachu are let out of their Pokeballs and run free.

The show is over, but if you take a trip to Japan next year in mid-August, try to check it out!

 

Take a Tour of The Dragon Quest Museum (with video)

This special exhibit was open in the summer in Tokyo, and featured all kinds of amazing, specially made items from the Dragon Quest series. It was known as Dragon Warrior for the first few games released in the USA. I had all 4 of those games, but I didn’t know anyone else who did, thats for sure.

In here you will see full sized Loto’s sword and armor, painting, dioramas, music and Dragon Quest themed food as well.

The thing that I loved the most was that they had original hand drawn maps and designs from 30 years ago that were used when programming the game.

It reopens in Osaka next month, but save yourself some airfare and take a tour right now!

10 days left to fund 8-bit carts on iOS or android

The mini NES has opened up a lot of talk, and a lot of top 30 lists as well. The one downer that I think everyone will agree with is that there won’t be a cart slot. Imagine if there was, imagine mini carts that could plug in and expand the machine.

Flying a little under the radar, there’s a crowdfunding campaign in Japan to do just that, but for iPhones and android phones; miniature cartridges that bring you back to the “good old days.” It ends in just 10 days, it’s at about 45% at this time, so it’s likely that it will not happen. But, check out this 3 minute video and dream what might be…