NintyBeats – Super Mario 35th Anniversary Readers Edition

Last week we held a special giveaway to win a physical copy of Super Mario 3D All-Stars or £25 Nintendo eShop credit. To enter, all readers had to do was to tell us what their favourite piece of Mario music was and why. After a handful of entries, we are happy to announce our grand winner was Michael, and our runner up was Carlton. Congratulations on winning the competition.

Even though we could only have two winners, to show our appreciation to everyone who entered, we have compiled all your entries into this special ‘Readers Edition’ NintyBeats article.

Check out what some our readers’ favourite Mario music is after the break!

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Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!

By |2020-09-25T16:04:55+00:00September 25th, 2020|Weekend NintyBeats|0 Comments

NintyBeats – Super Mario 35th Anniversary Edition

Mario, he’s had his fair share of adventures over the past thirty-five years over hundreds of various games. Today, we will be celebrating Mario’s legacy by talking about some of my favourite pieces of music from the Mushroom Kingdom, some of which feature in the recently released Super Mario 3D All-Stars. Some of the following you could probably see coming, but there are also several tracks which may pose a bit of a curve-ball.

Once you’ve reached the end of the feature, there will also be a chance to win a physical copy of Super Mario 3D All-Stars or £25 Nintendo eShop credit, so be sure to enter that right away. Without further ado, join us in our celebration, after the break!

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Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!

By |2020-09-19T14:01:09+00:00September 19th, 2020|Features, Weekend NintyBeats|11 Comments

PuyoGB Presents… Collision 2020

Many would probably tilt their head at the notion of puzzle games being involved in competitive eSports, but when the scene is filled with shooters and sports games, you can’t help but wonder if things are starting to feel a bit stale. Since PuyoGB was conceived after the the international success of Puyo Puyo Tetris in 2017, the group has lead the the UK’s community voice in bringing people together with the popular puzzling franchise. PuyoGB aims to work alongside tournament organisers, conventions, and interested sponsors to help bring Puyo Puyo and other similar games into the eSports scene.

Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, PuyoGB has struggled as offline events are not allowed for the foreseeable future. Despite this, the group will be holding a completely online puzzle game convention: Collision!

From the 8th to 16th August, Collision will hold a variety of tournaments and side-events to residents of the United Kingdom and Ireland in collaboration with Nintendo Players UK. There will be four main tournaments, as well as a week of side-events, some of which also have prizes up for grabs… oh, you may also see myself helping out with some of the events too!

If you’re interested in competing, then be sure to hop on over to their announcement page for all the details.

If you’d like to know more info about PuyoGB themselves, then be sure to check out their website too!

Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!

By |2020-08-07T17:34:42+00:00July 6th, 2020|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, WIN!|0 Comments

WIN – Paper Mario Fan Art Competition

To celebrate the upcoming release of Paper Mario: The Origami King for Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Players UK is holding an exclusive art competition. Whether its cosplay, drawing, animations, or even origami, NPUK wants to see your imagination go wild.

Entering is easy, just submit them with a tweet, making sure to use the #NPUKPaperMario tag before 6pm on Saturday 11th July and you’re all set. The top eight pieces chosen by an elusive panel will then go up for a vote by the public, and the top two winners will receive a digital copy of Paper Mario: The Origami King. A third winner, chosen by Alex of Nintendo Life fame, will also win a copy, and five runners up will receive £20 eShop Credit each.

Find out the full details over at the Nintendo Players UK website, and remember, you have to be a resident of the United Kingdom or Ireland to be eligible.

Best of luck, and have fun!

Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!

By |2020-08-07T17:35:24+00:00June 12th, 2020|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Uncategorized|0 Comments

WIN – Building the Kingdom World 4

Calling all Animal Crossing and Super Mario Maker 2 fans, you do NOT want to miss this! To celebrate the imminent launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Nintendo Players UK have a special Mario Maker assignment for you.

Are your stylus fingers twitching yet? If so, read ahead for more details!

Click here for New Horizons!
Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!

By |2020-08-07T17:43:02+00:00February 16th, 2020|Features, NPUK, WIN!|0 Comments

NPUK X SMM2 Building the Kingdom – Luigi’s New Mansion

Nintendo communities from around the United Kingdom are once again looking for the best creators from around the nation in a brand new Super Mario Maker 2 level creation competition.

Today’s commission comes from none other than Big Boo himself. With Luigi currently exploring the ghastly halls of Last Resort, Big Boo thought Mario’s weakling of a… ahem, I mean STRONG brother should really go back to his roots by building a great big mansion full of great horrors delights.

We all know just how much Luigi loves the Boos, so this mansion should be full of them. Big Boo is also sure that Luigi would very much appreciate the complexity of haunted architecture so much so he would get completely ‘lost’ in the design. Finally, it is well known that Luigi is fond of magic, so it’s only right to make the expected unexpected.

If you’re feeling really creative and daring, you don’t necessarily have to use the ghost house theme… you could, for example, build a haunted pyramid themed mansion!

You’ll have until Monday 14th October 17:00 UK time to submit your level to your local NPUK Community. Don’t know where your’s is? You can use this tool to find out now! The top two levels from each community, shortlisted by an elusive judging panel, will then go into a national vote, where the top three levels will claim victory, as well as a sweet little prize!

Find out more about this competition here, and best of luck to you all!

Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!

By |2020-07-13T22:05:52+00:00October 7th, 2019|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Super Mario Maker, WIN!|0 Comments

Create and Win in the Nintendo Labo Creators Contest

In addition to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe receiving Nintendo Labo support, Nintendo of Europe had one more Labo related announcement today: the Nintendo Labo Creators Contest. One of my mostly highly rated features reviewed from the Nintendo Labo Variety and Robot kits was the ToyCon Garage. The ToyCon Garage allowed you to create your very own ToyCon with some mostly simple coding.

If you have had any brilliant ideas while playing around with the ToyCon Garage, it may be worth becoming your own Edison and making that idea a reality yourself. Nintendo of Europe are holding a special contest where the best creators will win themselves a specially designed Nintendo Switch console that looks like cardboard… don’t worry though, we’ve been rest assure that the console will still not get soggy if you leave it out in the rain, though it still probably isn’t a good idea to do so anyway!

There are three different categories you can enter, which means there are three different ways to win:

  • Creations: Got an idea for your own original Toy-Con creation? Grab some cardboard sheets, dive into Toy-Con Garage and see where your creativity takes you – the sky’s the limit!
  • Customisations: Break out the pens, paints, stickers, stencils and anything you can find, and show us your one-of-a-kind customised Toy-Con designs!
  • Kids: In this category, children up to the age of 12 can submit an original Toy-Con creation or customisation. You can even get some help from a parent or guardian.

The submission period will take place between the 19th July 2018 and the 7th September 2018, but it still may be a good idea to start now so that you can submit your videos and photos ready for when submissions open next month!

You can find out more about the contest here. Happy creating and best of luck!

Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!

By |2018-06-26T10:39:26+00:00June 26th, 2018|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, WIN!|0 Comments
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