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Weirdness: You Can Buy About 300 Copies of Jurassic Park on SNES for $1500

You Can Buy About 300 Copies of Jurassic Park on SNES for $1500

Fridge and Bacardi not included

It's no secret that we find some corners of eBay rather baffling - whether it's scalpers flogging pre-orders or just downright goofy goods, it's a Wild West of commerce. This example is certainly the latter, as it celebrates the upcoming Jurassic World movie in the most bizarre way possible. As you can see below, you...

Weirdness: Mario and Luigi Chewing Gum Claims That Stars Taste Like Ginger Ale

Mario and Luigi Chewing Gum Claims That Stars Taste Like Ginger Ale

Because why not?

Here's some delightful nonsense to kick the week off - or annoying nonsense depending on your perspective - that comes straight out of Japan. While we may consider Nintendo's licensing efforts in the West to be in need of improvement, there's no end of quirky big N products in the company's homeland. So we present, below, Mario and...

Weirdness: Nintendo of America's Splatoon Mess Fest Sits in the 'Bizarre' Category

Nintendo of America's Splatoon Mess Fest Sits in the 'Bizarre' Category

It was messy

At the end of April Nintendo of America announced its Splatoon Mess Fest, a live event at Santa Monica Pier - California - to promote the upcoming Wii U shooter. It was standard PR event fair, pulling in celebrities and the public to have some messy fun on a goo-filled assault course. Celebrities included Disney's Joey Bragg and James...

Weirdness: Former My Chemical Romance Frontman Can't Get Enough Of Zelda: Wind Waker

Former My Chemical Romance Frontman Can't Get Enough Of Zelda: Wind Waker

"I play Zelda with my daughter now"

When Activision announced its plans to relaunch Guitar Hero recently, ex-My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way was one of the artists it recruited to promote the move. Way has since been talking to UK newspaper Metro about gaming in general, and has revealed that he's a big fan of The Legend of Zelda - and the...

Weirdness: This Chain Chomp Cat Bed Sold for Over $1000

This Chain Chomp Cat Bed Sold for Over $1000

Quite a cat nap

Furniture and art pieces based on Nintendo systems and characters are pretty common, especially in the world of niche traders that sell their wares online. Whether you want cushions, coffee tables or lamps shaped like question blocks, the internet is there for you. It's not every day, however, that you see a cat bed shaped like...

Weirdness: eBay Listings for the Club Nintendo Majora's Mask Light Set a High Price

eBay Listings for the Club Nintendo Majora's Mask Light Set a High Price

Nintendo should really sell more of this stuff

In this latest entry of 'the internet does the strangest things', we have the entrepreneurial activities around the Club Nintendo Majora's Mask Light, pictured above. Listed earlier today on Club Nintendo in PAL territories, the cool but rather modest light - measuring just 12cm by 12cm - is already...

Weirdness: You Can Now Browse Zelda: Link To The Past's Map Using Your Web Browser

You Can Now Browse Zelda: Link To The Past's Map Using Your Web Browser

Turn-by-turn Navi-gation not included

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past features one of the most vibrant game worlds ever created for any video game, and now you can gaze longingly at it using your humble HTML5 web browser. The peeps at Jadsdsengine have created a living, breathing replication of the game's overworld which can be viewed via...

Weirdness: Care for Your Own Virtual King Dedede

Care for Your Own Virtual King Dedede

And pick up his royal poops

Remember Tamagotchi, the virtual pet on a keychain you could take care of until it died either through neglect or being sent through the wash? Artist Paperbeatsscissors has brought back all the fun in browser-based form, and with everybody's favourite stretchy, penguinny dictator! It's enough to fill that King Dedede...

Weirdness: Shigeru Miyamoto Takes on a Shinya Arino Level in Mario Maker, and It's Awesome

Shigeru Miyamoto Takes on a Shinya Arino Level in Mario Maker, and It's Awesome

We'd give this level a Yeah

Game Center CX is rather iconic - popular in Japan and with a small legion of fans in the West, its host Shinya Arino is also particularly well known. Naturally Nintendo features regularly, and Arino-san recently took part in a special NicoNico fan event in which Shigeru Miyamoto appeared to show off September's Wii U...

Weirdness: The Worst Ever Charmander Tattoo Has Gone Viral

The Worst Ever Charmander Tattoo Has Gone Viral

Not hot

The internet's a peculiar but often funny place, in which the daftest of things can go viral and amuse millions. A current craze seems to be having a laugh at a 27-year-old who tried to tattoo Charmander onto himself, while drunk. You can see the results below - apologies for the gratuitous pasty complexion and hairy belly button. It's...

Weirdness: Street Fighter's Ryu is Now Being Rumoured as Future DLC in Super Smash Bros.

Street Fighter's Ryu is Now Being Rumoured as Future DLC in Super Smash Bros.

And Roy, by the way

Get that salt ready, Super Smash Bros. fans, we have rumours that are claimed to be based on the latest source files buried in the latest game update. Got some salt? Good, let's begin. A poster over on Reddit, who claims to be part of the 3DS modding scene, has apparently been digging around in source files following the latest...

Weirdness: Hospitalised Man Steals More Than $1,000 Of Nintendo DS Gear From 8-Year-Old Boy

Hospitalised Man Steals More Than $1,000 Of Nintendo DS Gear From 8-Year-Old Boy

How low can you go?

We all know that Nintendo's portable gaming hardware is pretty desirable, thanks to the countless number of amazing games available for platforms like the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS. However, would you risk a prison term just to get your grubby hands on some sweet Ninty action? 43-year-old Dave A...

Weirdness: Fans Reimagine the Game of Thrones Intro as the Opening for A Link to the Past

Fans Reimagine the Game of Thrones Intro as the Opening for A Link to the Past

It'd make a nice opening for that supposed Zelda Netflix series

Fan creativity can often have rather off the wall results. Typically when fan work is viewed, one might ask "Why?", but in reality, the question one should be asking is "Why not?" That was likely the question going through these fans' minds as they developed this short video, it exists...

Weirdness: If You Have Five Days and 14,000 Toothpicks You Can Recreate the Super Mario Bros. Title Screen

If You Have Five Days and 14,000 Toothpicks You Can Recreate the Super Mario Bros. Title Screen

If you really want to...

Fan art comes in all sorts of forms, including extravagant structures composed of 14,000 painted toothpicks. That's not a sentence we get to write every day. The start screen of Super Mario Bros. on the NES is iconic, to put it mildly, and a keen fan has taken the unusual approach of reconstructing it with toothpicks. The...

Weirdness: The Moon in Majora's Mask Probably Has a Black Hole Inside, Because Science

The Moon in Majora's Mask Probably Has a Black Hole Inside, Because Science

Physics is actually fun

We rather enjoy videos and articles that essentially serve as 'stealth education' here at Nintendo Life. Take a much-loved game or topic and apply scientific logic to it, and you have the ingredients for a video that's both entertaining and fascinating. That criteria certainly applies to this video focused on why the moon in...

Weirdness: Should Rap Star Iggy Azalea Ever Go To Mars, She'll Be Taking Her Nintendo Handheld

Should Rap Star Iggy Azalea Ever Go To Mars, She'll Be Taking Her Nintendo Handheld

But is she named after the famous Koopaling, that's what we want to know

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea - real name Amethyst Amelia Kelly - is a pretty hot property in the music world right now, despite the fact that she's been referred to as the female Vanilla Ice (sounds like an insult if you ask us). If you need any proof of this, then you should...