Author: Andrew Boswell

Super Trendsetter 64

19 years ago, the famous fictional Italian plumber appeared in a game that launched with the gaming system known as the Nintendo 64. Super Mario 64 was the plumber’s first 3D platformer and it was also the same game that revolutionized the genre of 3D platforming. As many of you know, the Super Mario series was filled with 2D platformers before the release of the Nintendo 64 game, so the transition was something completely different and unexplored.


N64 controller
The Nintendo 64 Controller. Analog stick is in the middle and the C buttons are the 4 yellow buttons.

Games before Super Mario 64 always had a camera that was fixed, so that player could not interact with it and change the angle while playing the game.… Read the rest

“I Created A Monster!”

November 21, 2014 was the day that Nintendo released the monstrosities referred to as, Amibo. These Amiibo are figures that are able to interact with both the Nintendo New 3DS and Wii U systems through various games via near field communication(NFC) . One of the first games to use these figures was the game that launched with them, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

The Official Box Art


In said game, you have to register your Amiibo and give it a nickname.  Once you have accomplished that, you can begin training your Amiibo into the most monstrous figure around.… Read the rest