Nintendo of Europe has offered a whole host of 3DS home menu themes over the past few months – and adding to the ever-growing list are two more NES backgrounds. NES Fire Mario and NES Balloon Fighter will be available from Friday, January 30, at the regular €1.99 / £1.79 in the Nintendo eShop and theme store. Both backgrounds join last week’s three NES themes including, Donkey Kong, Ice Climbers and Kid Icarus’ Pit. You can take a look at the new themes in the image above.
Nintendo of Europe will be offering three new NES home menu themes for your 3DS later this week. If you’re a stickler for nostalgia, you won’t want to miss out on the NES Ice Climbers, NES Pit or NES Donkey Kong backgrounds when they hit the European eShop this Friday, January 23. As per usual, all of the above backgrounds will be priced at €1.99 or £1.79. Let us know if you’ll be opting for any of the three – pictured above – in the comment section below.
- NES Ice Climbers (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)
- NES Pit (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)
- NES Donkey Kong (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)
An incredibly rare factory sealed NES title is reaching bids of up to $100,000 on eBay. Stadium Events – which was released in 1987 for the NES – is known as one of the rarest games on the platform, due to its limited production run. Owned by a former Nintendo employee, the factory sealed edition of Stadium Events was popped on eBay last week, with an initial opening bid of $5,000. Though bidding concludes on January 15, the game is currently sitting at $99,850 from 81 bids.
In 2010, the NES game surfaced as part of an eBay auction for a NES console and sold for $13,105. And just two weeks later, another copy of Stadium Events was auctioned off, closing at a remarkable $41,300. Speaking to GameSpot, the owner said he felt it was “the right time” to sell having left Nintendo in 2012. He added:
“While working at Nintendo games are often available to employees at end of life cycles. I did not realize the value until 2011, when a story came out about this game being sold on eBay for $44,000. I told my wife ‘I know I have that game.’ I collect a lot of different items, so after looking through several boxes I found it! Since I was still working for Nintendo I could not sell this item for profit, which is a smart company policy. When I left in 2012, it was possible for me to sell this game.”
I know you all love them so here’s another Teens React To video. This time the team have given a number of teens the chance to go hands on with the original Mega Man on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Naturally some are a little bewildered and there are plenty of cringe worthy moments, but it wouldn’t be a Teens React To video without them. Enjoy.
Thanks, Conor P
Mike Tyson appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and was persuaded by the host to attempt to take on his Nintendo self in Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! on the NES. You can watch Mike Tyson try his best to beat himself in the amusing video which is posted above.
YouTube channel TheFineBros is at it again and this time they’re seeing how teens react to the Nintendo Entertainment System. Surprisingly the majority of the teens were unaware it’s a NES, but some knew it was some kind of video game contraption. It’s an entertaining and enlightening video so be sure to give it a watch.
The world record for beating the iconic Super Mario Bros on the NES has been smashed by speed runner, Blubbler. The previous record for the game was 4:58:09, but Blubbler finished in 4:57.69. The record-breaking speed run was achieved by a bullet bill glitch at level 8-2, which allowed Blubbler to skip the walk to the castle.