Top 7Crossovers are mainly used for fan service, but what happens when the fans never asked to be serviced?
Gaming cross-overs are as old as the medium itself, but as time goes on the match ups become more and more bizarre. In honor of this week's Pokemon Conquest, we've put together a list of the ones that no one saw coming, from your Sonic meets Marios to your, well, Pokemon meets historical Japanese warriors...
9th Dec, 2008 Just what in the hell is going on with Mario and Peach? It was so simple back in the old NES days of Super Mario Bros. She got herself kidnapped, he went after her with the help of Luigi, and all ended happily ever after. Or so we thought. The thing is that it didn't really. It's become ever more apparent that since that first rescue things have only ever got messier, dirtier and more manipulative in their relationship. Far from the innocent damsel and hero set-up that appeared
What if Mario were a real person? With his prolific resume and schedule, he'd be busier than Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Seacrest put together. Mario Hoops 3-on-3 is his first official role as a basketball player - his cameo in the GameCube version of NBA Street 3 notwithstanding. After playing the game, maybe putting a short, pudgy white dude on a basketball court - even if it is Mario - wasn't the best idea Nintendo ever came up with. We've come to expect some wild concepts out of new DS
Nintendo has done a fantastic job finding partners to bring characters from the Mario universe to the wide world of sports. It teamed with Camelot Software Planning for the excellent Mario Golf and Mario Tennis games. It teamed with Namco and Next Level Games for the entertaining Mario Baseball and Mario Strikers titles, respectively. For its next trick, the company has partnered with RPG giant Square-Enix to make Marios hoop dreams a reality. In the vein of previous Mario sports titles, Mario
Thursday 10 August 2006 It's the game that allows you to shoot hoops with the stylus and we've managed to get hold of some in-game footage of Mario Smash Basket, due for release on DS this November. Just click on the movies tab above to see for yourself. This 3-on-3 basketball game has been given that unique Mario twist as there's a new scoring system in place. Instead of the usual two points for a basket and three for shots from outside the D, Smash Basket awards 20 points and 30 points
Gamers in Japan are no doubt spending huge chunks of this week cramming flaming basketballs into Nintendo-themed hoops with Mario Hoops 3-on-3 - we'll get our chance on September 11, but perhaps one of the coolest features this Mario sports outing has is its cast of Final Fantasy guest
Strange how it took this long for Mario and his posse to crazy-up basketball - they've been hitting tennis, baseball and golf for years now, assaulting each other with turtle shells and bombs as though they were common sports equipment. Though it's developed by Final Fantasy titans Square Enix, there won't be any hit points and pissy anti-heroes here. Hoops is all about getting to the net in the most stylish way possible. From what we saw at E3, it appeared that the standard two-points rule