World of Nintendo

This month’s selection of internet oddness and amazing finds (tins of sweets!) proves once again that the Nintendo community is RELENTLESS in its devotion. Does anyone go to all this trouble to celebrate any other mega-rich Japanese corporation? Of course not, although if Kansai Denki and JR East had better mascots, they might stand a chance…

1) Bejeweled wedding

Remember that chap who proposed to his girlfriend using a hacked version of Bejeweled on DS that revealed a puzzle shaped like an engagement ring? Guess what happened next. A) she realised Tetris was better, and dumped him. B) He got sued by the Bejeweled creators for pirating their game. C) The Bejeweled creators bought them a DS-shaped wedding cake and (legit) copies of the game for all their guests…

2) TV remote sensor bar

Wouldn’t it be cool if you invited some friends over to play Wii and they couldn’t see the sensor bar? They’d be amazed! They’d bow before your magic console and worship you as a god, but only you would know that it’s all done with smoke and mirrors and a hacked-up TV remote.

3) Mushroom sweets

A friend sent us this mysterious mushroom toy. Crack open its jaunty metal head and there are mushroom-shaped sour cherry sweets inside. They taste of carpet fluff and sawdust glued together with saccharine, but not in an entirely unpleasant way.

4) Nintoaster

Homemade portable consoles have been done before. What you need to do is combine your old games machines with kitchen appliances. This one is a NES in a toaster – keep an eye on the website to see if its creator recombines the leftover parts to make the natural companion piece, a toaster in a NES.

5) Guitar Hero DS hack

Guitar Hero: Arthritis Edition (aka Guitar Hero On Tour) isn’t the most comfortable thing to play for any extended period of time. But if you’ve got an old PS2 guitar, you can turn it into something that will, erm, give you neck-cramp from straining down to see the screen all the time. There are instructional photos here and a video of the rock monster in action at YouTube.


  • Fr0-Ninja - October 30, 2008 3:59 a.m.

    i saw the wii remote candy dispenser in a walgreens. hopefully that was not Nintendos idea
  • brothir - October 28, 2008 9:25 p.m.

    When Kirby looks that bad after a holiday in Chernobyl, wonder what he hell Yoshi would look like. Also, I'm officially going to sleep with a crowbar under my pillow. I prefer being attacked by Pyramid Head than Chernobyl Kirby, at least Pyramid Head has a funky dance. Also, to GR, a reply system like Youtube's would be brilliant
  • Basketcase676 - October 28, 2008 11:43 a.m.

    AHHH! Kirby has a nail on his hand!?!?! Its a giant thumb!?!?
  • I-Be-MAD - October 28, 2008 10:08 a.m.

    Chernobyl Kirby! Kill it! Kill it!
  • Manny-Faces - October 28, 2008 2:03 a.m.

    awesum japanese produce the best stuff
  • iluvmyDS - October 27, 2008 11:11 p.m.

    I love the mushroom candies and the wiimote candy thing.
  • JoeMasturbaby - October 27, 2008 10:30 p.m.

    superscope candy launcher NOW!!!!
  • bioshocker - October 27, 2008 9:40 p.m.

    That Chernobyl kirby will haunt me forever.
  • hun23 - October 27, 2008 8:10 p.m.

  • xyzzy929 - October 28, 2008 5:23 p.m.

    Holy shit Chernobyl Kirby KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!
  • Gatastrophe - October 28, 2008 3:02 a.m.

    This one of my favorite recurring features! Keep up the good work guys! And now off to the top 7!!
  • twishart - October 28, 2008 3 a.m.

    I bought a candy wiimote - they don't really 'shoot' out as much as just sort of snap forward. It's kind of like a pez dispenser, I guess. I ate all the candy, and now the mini wiimote is swinging from my rear view mirror in my car. I get compliments about it sometimes. also - my captcha? "Frick time"
  • Defguru7777 - October 28, 2008 2:55 a.m.

    You could make a ton of dough if you had a store that sold these.
  • sora3428 - October 28, 2008 2:18 a.m.

    i would like some of that cake lol rofl
  • GoldenMe - October 27, 2008 10:48 p.m.

    Agreed with Joe. Nintendo may not have the best console right now, but it sure has a wonderous world. Great article GR!
  • Skooch - October 27, 2008 10:04 p.m.

    I can just imagine someone grabbing their Wii Remote, pressing the B button and shooting a small tasty treat straight through their very expensive TV.
  • Gonri 13 - October 27, 2008 9:37 p.m.

    I agree about the Seth Macfarlane youtube videos, not as funny as Family Guy. The Mario one is definately the best.
  • oreomonkey - October 27, 2008 9:33 p.m.

    if that wii remote shoots out candies couldnt you trick ur friend into shooting himself in the face. tell him the controls are put the back toward your face and just press b. i would replace the candies with paintballs
  • bl00dyvalen7ine - October 27, 2008 8:57 p.m.

    DUDE! The Mario mints taste like ASS, they're nasty... in fact we payed my friend like 5 bucks to eat like 10 at once
  • Thequestion 121 - October 27, 2008 8:08 p.m.

    I just love your World of Nintendo articles! That picture of Kirby is simply horrifying!!!! Also, FIRST!!!!!

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