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Video: Tesla Coil Shows Creative Spark To Play Mario Theme

Tesla Coil Shows Creative Spark To Play Mario Theme

Science wins

Occasionally we like to show the best of video game culture, snippets of creativity and ingenuity that show the love some have for our favourite hobby. Today the spotlight should focus on the engineers from student-run organization X-Labs from the University of Florida (USF). According to scientific explanations that we don't fully...

News: LEGO Mega Man Could Become a Reality

LEGO Mega Man Could Become a Reality

Block Man isn't included

Many of you are quite possibly familiar with LEGO CUUSOO, the community-based site that allows fans to submit proposals for sets and figures that they'd like to see released by the famous company. The first step is earning 10,000 votes, at which point the idea is formally reviewed to see whether it's a possible inclusion...

News: Super Mario Busters Ain't Afraid of no Ghost

Super Mario Busters Ain't Afraid of no Ghost

Use the ekto-thingy-majig

YouTube is a home for many lovingly-crafted fan creations, whether real-life dramatisations, animations or someone sounding off in front of a camera about the latest big thing. Some of its gaming content is rather neat, with production values often going beyond humble origins; one example of this is the animated cartoon...

News: Paper Mario: Sticker Star Advert Gets Literal

Paper Mario: Sticker Star Advert Gets Literal

A big effort for 30 seconds

So, there's a cool new advert for Paper Mario: Sticker Star running in North America, which some of you may have already seen. It works with the idea of representing gameplay with stop-motion animation, using paper and card for an authentic look that, to the game's credit, isn't actually a million miles away from in-game...

News: Plenty Of Room For Rupees In These Awesome Nintendo Wallets

Plenty Of Room For Rupees In These Awesome Nintendo Wallets

Look cool and keep all your golden coins safe at the same time

Whether it be pounds, dollars or even rupees, everyone needs a wallet, so why not show your love for Nintendo with a video-game offering? If you're looking for suitable options, our friends over at Wicked Wallets might be able to assist. They've kindly sent us some of their finest...

News: Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campaign Schedule Released

Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campaign Schedule Released

Seven classic games incoming over the next seven months

During today's Wii U Direct Satoru Iwata announced the Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campaign, which has been devised to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original Famicom. Eagle-eyed readers will note that the Virtual Console doesn't officially launch until after Spring, when the system...

News: It's Real Life Mario Kart, That Works

It's Real Life Mario Kart, That Works

Too cool

If any of you know any scientists or engineers, they may tell you on a regular basis that they really make the world go round, bringing us the cool gadgets that we take for granted. "Yeah, whatever", we may say in response, but our perspective in Nintendo Life Towers has just become a whole lot more appreciative. Some clever people from...

News: Get A Load Of These Awesome Custom Nintendo Consoles

Get A Load Of These Awesome Custom Nintendo Consoles

Making old things new again

What do you do when a console reaches the end of its lifespan and is replaced by newer, more powerful systems? You give it a fresh lick of paint, of course. That's exactly what Zoki64 has done. This talented artist has taken custom paint jobs to the next level, transforming N64, Super Nintendo and Game Boy Advance...

News: The Gold Nunchuk Shines Again on Club Nintendo

The Gold Nunchuk Shines Again on Club Nintendo

Hurry!

Last year we brought you the happy news that the gold Nunchuk was set to return to Club Nintendo in North America, a relief for those that want to use their limited edition The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword golden Wii Remote with even more style. Well, it's back in stock, so you'd better hurry. Available for 900 of your hard-earned coins,...

News: Super Mario Bros. Theme Gets The Rock Treatment

Super Mario Bros. Theme Gets The Rock Treatment

Metal rock, that is

It's Monday, the Holiday season is well and truly over, and despair may be the feeling of the day. Still, fear not, because YouTube has the answer to brighten your mood! No, it's not a sneezing panda, or a puppy doing the cutest things, or even a rubbish Gangnam Style routine. Oh no, it's music from Super Mario Bros. with a metal...

News: In Need Of A Portable Super Nintendo? Look No Further

In Need Of A Portable Super Nintendo? Look No Further

All packaged in a lovely yellow case

There's been a zombie apocalypse. You're going to need a survival kit. What comes to mind? A torch? A shotgun? A cricket bat? Well Reddit user Robotairz has created possibly the best emergency gaming kit we've seen with a portable Super Nintendo, protected within a hard yellow toolbox with a screen and room for...

News: Mario And Friends Wish Us All Happy Holidays

Mario And Friends Wish Us All Happy Holidays

Oops, we forgot to send a card back...

As part of the festive season it's time to exchange messages of kindness and friendship with some cards. Mario and the gang have gone for the electronic approach — a whole forest would have been lost to send cards to every Nintendo gamer — with a dedicated web page to wish you Happy Holidays. If you want to...

News: Zelda Swap Is Collaborative Art Genius, With Added Link

Zelda Swap Is Collaborative Art Genius, With Added Link

Art attack

Ten Paces and Draw is a site with a unique aim: each week it presents a challenge in which sketches are made and swapped between artists, with one providing an rough idea and the recipient finishing it in their own style. Projects cover all kinds of topics, including The Hobbit and the work of famed anime legend Hayao Miyazaki, but the...