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K'NEX MarioKart Wii giveaway

K’NEX is hosting a giveaway contest this week that Mario fans should not miss. Today through July 15, 2011, visit www.knex.com/mariogoldenticket for a chance at getting a free K’NEX Mario Kart figure. K’NEX is giving away 10,000 of their Mario Kart figures (Mario and Luigi)! Check the website for the exact time to show up, as only 300 figures will be given out each day. If you’re lucky enough to sign up for your Mario Kart figure, you may just be lucky enough to get a Golden Ticket inside your Mario Kart figure package. Five of the mailed Mario Kart figures will include the K’NEX Mario Kart Grand Prize Golden Tickets.

Five Grand Prizes include:

  • A Nintendo Wii
  • The ENTIRE K’NEX Mario Kart Wii Building Set Product Line ($600+ Value!)
  • A TRIP for 3 to K’NEX Headquarters

Head on over to www.knex.com/mariogoldenticket for all the rules and to enter. Nintendo fans, don’t miss out on this sweet contest and free giveaway from K’NEX. Good luck!

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If you’re looking into picking up a Nintendo DSi for someone or for yourself this holiday season, Nintendo has created two special bundles that include DSiWare games on the systems. Nintendo is offering two special bundles of the Nintendo DSi with the Metallic Blue DSi or White DSi. The Metallic Blue DSi comes with Mario-themed DSiWare games and applications. The White DSi includes Brain Age games, card games, and a photo clock application. The limited time DSi deals will be offered starting this Friday, November 27th, and is available for pre-order for $154.98 at Amazon.com (regularly $169.99 MSRP).

The Metallic Blue Nintendo DSi includes the following DSiWare games:
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Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again: Can Mario and his Mini Marios rescue Pauline from Donkey Kong’s clutches yet again?
Dr. Mario Express: Mario once again dons his stethoscope to battle the forces of illness in this downloadable version of the classic puzzle game.
WarioWare: Snapped!: Wario returns with more manic action made especially for the Nintendo DSi system. WarioWare: Snapped! uses the built-in Nintendo DSi Camera to make players the star of the show by placing them right into fast-paced mini-games.
Mario Calculator: Mario and Luigi take a break from their normal adventures to dedicate their heroic talents to working with numbers.
Mario Clock: Mario Clock includes both analog and digital clocks that use the system’s internal clock or allow you to offset the time however you like.

The White Nintendo DSi includes the following DSiWare games:
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Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters: Test your spelling in Word Attack, enjoy literary classics in Reading Aloud and tune your musical skills in Piano Player.
Brain Age Express: Sudoku: Solve a variety of puzzles at three different skill levels using the touch screen and an intuitive interface.
Brain Age Express: Math: Players can enjoy a mix of new and familiar exercises, including Change Maker, Triangle Math, Sum Totaled and Multi Tasker.
Clubhouse Games Express: Card Classics: Play familiar favorites like Blackjack and Five Card Draw, or test your ability in the fast-paced Last Card, Last Card Plus and President.
Photo Clock: Experience all the enjoyment of a photo album while ensuring you won’t lose track of the time.

Look for the Nintendo DSi Metallic Blue bundle or Nintendo DSi White bundle starting this Friday.


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Today’s new WiiWare, DSiWare and Virtual Console games have been announced by Nintendo. There’s 4 games and 2 DSi applications to check out. Lookout for them on the Wii Shop or DSi Shop, starting at 9am PST. Here are the details of the games and applications coming out today from Nintendo:

WiiWare:
Eduardo the Samurai Toaster
Publisher: Semnat Studios
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 800 Wii Points™
Description: Fight your way through 13 diverse locations on your own or with up to three friends in this frenetic and stylish side-scrolling action game. Play as Eduardo and his fellow toaster buddies as you fire an assortment of pastries at all kinds of dastardly food products. Hop onto laser-mounted scooters and fly across the screen in rocket packs, and learn to cooperate with your teammates or simply annoy each other in an awesomely fun way by throwing each other around the screen. The choice is up to you.

RAINBOW ISLANDS™: TOWERING ADVENTURE!
Publisher: TAITO
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: In Rainbow Islands: Towering Adventure!, players control the rainbow-magic-wielding Bubby or Bobby as they climb the seven seamless areas of a tower reaching the heavens while defeating enemies with their rainbow powers. Bosses controlled by the scientific genius Dr. Crescent await players at the end of every area. Race through every area within the allotted time to meet the rainbow-colored Holly’s Comet. There are three game modes: Story mode, which tells the tale of Holly’s Comet; Challenge mode, where players attempt to climb as high as they can; and Time Attack, where players select an area and see how fast they can climb it. Rainbow Islands: Towering Adventure! is an exhilarating action game where you use rainbows to climb into the heavens.

Let’s CATCH™
Publisher: SEGA
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief, Mild Suggestive Themes
Price: 1,000 Wii Points
Description: Play catch with friends in multiplayer party games and compete for high scores using your Mii™ character and others. Choose from six different single and multiplayer modes such as Speed Catch, which tests your ability to catch a fastball, and Bomb Catch, an elimination party game for up to four players. Select from a variety of characters or use your Mii character to play other favorite catch games. Unlock special features when you own both Let’s TAP and Let’s CATCH.

Nintendo DSiWare:
Mario™ Calculator
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: N/A
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Mario and Luigi™ take a break from their normal adventures to dedicate their heroic talents to working with numbers. Mario Calculator features the full functionality of a traditional calculator, including a Memory key and the ability to display up to 13 digits, and adds a layer of atmosphere reminiscent of the original Super Mario Bros.™ Use the Unit Converter to turn one unit of measure into another (such as length, weight, volume, age and others), or track the history of calculations you’ve performed with ease. Listen to the Mario-related sounds and watch the coins fly as calculations are performed. Now, back to adding up those high scores…

Mario™ Clock
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Turn back time and enjoy a bit of classic game play based on the original Super Mario Bros. with Mario Clock. Help Mario and Luigi collect more coins than ever (POW block anyone?) while they run through a variety of stages. Gather enough coins and you’ll be treated to another scene bound to bring back fond memories for many. Mario Clock includes both analog and digital clocks that use the system’s internal clock or allow you to offset the time however you like. Program up to three alarms (with snooze functionality for those that need it) and assign them a Mario-related sound or use one created in the Nintendo DSi™ Sound application. You’ll find yourself thinking "Just a few more coins…" in no time!

Virtual Console:
Space Harrier™
Original platform: Virtual Console Arcade
Publisher: SEGA
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Animated Violence
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: "Welcome to the Fantasy Zone. Get ready!" This is the greeting given to you as you start Space Harrier, but you don’t have much time to take this advice. Even as the words are being spoken, your Harrier warrior is already charging into battle. Toting a huge laser gun under his arm, the Space Harrier can either run along the checkerboard ground or freely fly through the sky. Either way, he’s always heading forward into the hostile 3-D world. As you progress, hordes of strange creatures and robots fly toward you. Fast reflexes are required to dodge their incoming fire. Environmental hazards can be a problem, too. Take care not to run into any trees or stone structures. If you need a bit of a morale boost, just defeat a boss, and the narrator will remind you that "you’re doing great!"

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Nintendo’s Mario Kart Wii will be packing the Wii Wheel accessory for $49.99, but the Wii Wheel will be available as a separate accessory for $14.99. The Wii Wheel isn’t a new accessory, as you can see below from the MANY optional racing wheels offered by other manufacturers for the Wii Remote. If you don’t want to feel like the odd one out, accessorize your friends with some too. Just as in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, there will be many controller configurations you can use in Mario Kart Wii.

The four different control schemes available in Mario Kart Wii, as noted by Nintendo:

Wii Remote Controller (with or without Wii Wheel): Steer by tilting the Wii Remote left and right. Or snap the Wii Remote into the Wii Wheel to transform it into a steering wheel for an intuitive, motion-based control scheme.

Nunchuk Controller: Steer with the Control Stick on the Nunchuk and use the Wii Remote to accelerate, perform tricks and drift.

Classic Controller: Mario Kart veterans can let their thumbs do the driving with the Classic Controller. However, players cannot perform certain moves with this control scheme.

Nintendo GameCube Controller: Experienced Mario Kart fans may also enjoy this familiar scheme, although some maneuvers cannot be performed.

See more details on Mario Kart Wii and images of the Nintendo Wii Wheel below.

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