News Archives for: November 2001

Super Smash Bros. Melee Site Up and Running
Posted on November 27, 2001 @ 7:37 PM EST by: Hairball
Nintendo has launched the official website for Super Smash Bros. Melee. You can signup for exclusive email updates on the site. There's loads more too, so go check it out!

Link: http://www.supersmashbrosmelee.com/

Mario Re-releases on GameCube?
Posted on November 18, 2001 @ 3:35 PM EST by: Hairball
Here's something interesting that can be found in the Nintendo GameCube instruction manual.

On page 18, in the section about the Memory Card, they have screenshots of the memory card screen, with a Super Mario 64 logo, and the description saying "Super Mario Bros."

It's not confirmed whether or not this is true, but this could sure generate some discussion. Most likely though, this is some sort of demo that Nintendo created to test their systems with.

Nintendo GameCube On Sale in North America!
Posted on November 18, 2001 @ 12:00 AM EST by: Hairball
That's right, the Nintendo GameCube is finally on sale in stores across North America, after months and months of painful waiting, and delays. Launch games for the new system include Luigi's Mansion, Wave Race, Rogue Squadron, Super Monkey Ball, and others.

The Nintendo GameCube is available in Indigo or Jet Black (both pictured below), for a price of $199 US ($299 CDN). The system includes one controller, and necessary cables. Extra controllers will be on sale for $30 US ($40 CDN), and Memory Card 59 will go for $15 US ($25 CDN).

Luigi's Mansion Website - Admit One
Posted on November 9, 2001 @ 4:00 PM EST by: Hairball
Nintendo has launched the official Luigi's Mansion website. It's much like their other sites for their games. It's in Flash, and it has all sorts of goodies inside...very spooky too, or maybe not...

Go to www.luigis-mansion.com and check out the coolness.

"Q" Quickly Quits
Posted on November 2, 2001 @ 8:16 PM EST by: Hairball
Panasonic has announced that they will not be bringing the GameCube and DVD player system (known as the "Q") to North America. The "Q" is a Japan-only device they say, and they won't bring it elsewhere. The regular GameCube console uses mini-DVDs, and is unable to play DVD movies.

This system will be released December 14 in Japan, and will cost about US$325.

Perhaps they aren't bringing this system to North America because of confusion in the market, people on this side of the world aren't as bright...

Link: http://www.planetgamecube.com/news.cfm?action=item&id=2320

GBA/GBC MP3 Player
Posted on November 2, 2001 @ 8:11 PM EST by: Hairball
Cloudchaser Nintendo has reports of a possible MP3 player for Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Color. It will be released next month, and it'll have a USB connection to your computer, so you can download the MP3s that you have made from your CD's onto your player. ;)

Link: http://nintendo.cloudchaser.com/news/index.php?view=218

The Making of Mario 64
Posted on November 2, 2001 @ 8:10 PM EST by: Hairball
Games Radar UK has posted an article about the creation of Super Mario 64, one of the best games ever created, on any system. Though it's not exactly news, it's an interesting read.

Link: http://www.gamesradar.com/features/game_feature_page_508_1.html