Nintendo’s 130th Birthday

For a company that started out making simple playing cards to creating games that helped shaped the childhood of many Arcaders/Gamers, Nintendo has truly come a long way.

Happy 130th Birthday Nintendo!

 

Tales from The Game Grid Issue #34

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Episode 4 : Mighty Switch Force- Beyond the Start Button Podcast

Ready to go beyond? Then welcome to the Beyond the Start Button Podcast Each month Danny the Ultra-Sonic Player and Ubernerd527 take a look at Nerd Life through what they are passionate about from TV, Movies, and Comics,  to Anime and Manga, and of course video games. This month @ultrasonic9 and @ubernerd527 talk about Toonami’s 20th anniversary, The Power Rangers Movie, Beauty and the Beast, Logan, and we review Nintendo’s new console The Nintendo Switch. This includes our reviews of three launch titles Bomberman R, 1,2,3 Switch, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. So strap in and get ready to go “BEYOND THE START BUTTON”!

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Tales From The Game Grid #28 – The Magic Salon

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Songs of Time – Video Game Boom Box

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videogameboomboxOne of the down sides to doing an entire month dedicated to Pokémon was that we didn’t get to talk about other important events that happened that month. One of those events was another important anniversary that we didn’t get to talk about which was the 30th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda. Just like Pokémon, Zelda is very influential video game series always pushing the limits of any video game system it’s on. Through these games players for the last 30 years have had an amazing journey through Hyrule and parts beyond. One of the hallmarks of The Legend of Zelda, like any influential video game series, is the music. The Legend of Zelda has a history of impressive musical scores; from the original NES game to the newer games. However, no Zelda game is a better example of a great musical score than The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

It is so influential that one of my favorite YouTube music creators NateWantsToBattle made an entire album dedicated to this monumental video game. The album Songs of Time, in my opinion is what a rock opera based on the game would sound like. While this album doesn’t hit all the story points of Ocarina it does hit some of the more important points. The album starts out with the first song Same Old Forest going through Link’s thoughts at the beginning of the game. Next we are treated to two guest singers Amanda Lee and Adriana Figueroa singing as both Saria and Princess Zelda respectively. After the next two songs Hero of Our Time and Time to Go, we get five songs each representing of the five temples that you go to after waking up seven years older. Each song is from the bosses’ perspective and is different genre of music depending on the boss themselves.  The finale of this album all ramps up with the last song The Evil King which is mainly just Ganondorf talking to Link near the end of the game.

NateWantsToBattle is one of the best music creators on the internet. He has a knack for making awesome music; whether its music from games like The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, and even Five Nights at Freddie’s to anime with English versions of themes like Sword Art Online and Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood. He is defiantly a total professional and loves what he does either through singing or playing instruments. Check out NateWantsToBattle’s music on his YouTube Channel and check out these samples of this album below.

 

Nintendo’s Summer of Fun?

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Tomorrow Nintendo will be presenting a new Nintendo Direct starting at 2 pm Pacific Standard Time (that’s 5 pm for those of us in Eastern Standard Time). According to the picture above they will be focusing on games coming out this summer. But will that include any new things about Pokkén Tournament, Star Fox Zero, or even Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (which will be out this week)? How about some things we don’t know about? Does Nintendo have anything up their sleeves? Let us know Arcaders what you think in the comments below and stay tuned for a highlight article tomorrow.