Mario Tennis Aces coming to Nintendo Switch this June — Here is are the Announced Playable Characters:

Mario Tennis Acces is coming to Nintendo Switch on June 22, 2018 — and bringing some of Mario’s classic characters back on the court. Here is a review of who will be playable in the game:


  • Mario – All-Around
  • Luigi – All-Around
  • Peach – Technical
  • Toad – Speedy
  • Bowser – Powerful
  • Daisy – All-Around
  • Rosalina – Tricky
  • Yoshi – Speedy
  • Wario – Powerful
  • Waluigi – Defensive
  • Donkey Kong – Powerful
  • Bowser Jr. – Defensive
  • Toadette – Technical
  • Boo – Tricky
  • Chain Chomp – Powerful
  • Koopa Troopa – Obtainable through Online Tournament!


Who will you be using online when the game comes out this summer?



Nintendo reveals plans for E3 2018 — including Smash Bros & Splatoon Tournaments for Nintendo Switch!

Nintendo has updated it’s E3 website to reflect their plans for 2018:

Top players from around the globe will face off in electrifying Nintendo game tournaments. Who will come out on top? Tune in and find out!

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Not a ton of specifics have been provided — but confirmation that Nintendo is once again planning to dominate the news cycle the week of the event is great to hear. Nintendo has announced two game tournaments for Nintendo Switch — Splatoon 2 World Championship 2018 and the Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018.

Now when it comes to what Nintendo will actually be announcing — that we will just have to wait for. One thing is certain:


Top 5 Covers of Super Mario Odyssey’s “Jump Up, Super Star!”

Fans of Super Mario Odyssey probably spent most of 2017 with this joyful tune stuck in their head from the Nintendo Switch instant classic:


That’s right — Pauline from the original Donkey Kong is back! And with the help of the band that Mario found around New Donk City, she sings the song about halfway through the game. If you like the song, you are in luck. You can easily spend an afternoon on YouTube listening to great covers of “Jump Up, Super Star!” by some really creative fans. Here are some of our favorites:

5. Violin Cover / Remix by String Player Gamer

This fiddle player sounds like he is straight out of a Mario Kart soundtrack.


4. Piano Cover by かてぃん / Hayato.S

This guy has some serious talents on the keys! Definitely worth watching through to the end of this one.


3. A Cappella Cover by PXL8

There are a lot of great A Cappella covers on YouTube — But this group takes the cake.


2. Acoustic Cover by The Team Players

As with A Capella, you can find plenty of Acoustic covers of “Jump Up, Super Star.” These two love birds top them all (and they have other great Nintendo songs on their Channel!)


1.  Super Mario Odyssey for Gamecube? – Alternate Reality Game Music by Nick’s Personal Symphony

Once you listen to this version, it’ll be forever stuck in your head.


So when are we getting a vinyl release for Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo?


Hope you enjoyed these selections. Here is a bonus video for big fans of the music in Super Mario Odyssey:


Did Nintendo Delay Smash Bros?

Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Switch was announced last week during Nintendo’s impromptu Direct broadcast — which you can view here:

Obviously, as one of Nintendo’s most popular competitive/multiplayer games, the online functionality for Super Smash Bros. is key. While past releases have not performed incredibly well when four players connected online, fans are definitely expecting a world class experience when it comes to battle with their favorite characters online in this next generation version of the classic beat-em-up.

With Nintendo planning to charge users $20 annually for access to Nintendo Switch’s online functionality, surely Smash Bros. will be a major selling point of the service… whenever the two finally launch!

We have all been following the delays of the Nintendo Switch Online service from when it was first announced. Originally it was set to launch in Fall 2017 — and then it was delayed until Spring 2018. Most recently, Nintendo delayed the service until Fall 2018.

Does this imply that the service was delayed to align with the release of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch? Or, do you think that Super Smash Bros. itself was delayed so that it could launch alongside the online service? Let us know in the comments below!

Super Smash Bros. Announced for Nintendo Switch! Dramatic Trailer Reveals Surprise Characters

If you were watching today’s Nintendo Direct live, you were treated to an exciting and memorable reveal — The next entry in Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. series has been announced for Nintendo Switch!


Before the Nintendo Direct ended, Koizumi let viewers know that Nintendo had one more announcement… The final trailer began with a recreation of the original Splatoon announcement in HD. Could it be a trailer for a Splatoon 1 remake on Switch? Suddenly though, our Inkling heroine takes a dramatic pause as the screen goes dark. The camera zooms in on her kid/squid eye to reveal the reflection of the burning Super Smash Bros. logo!

The trailer then cuts to the looming Smash logo, with our cast of Nintendo All Stars silhouetted against the flames — dramatically facing off against the Inklings.

Based on the new logo for the game and the fact that the updated Smash Bros Dojo website notes “Title Pending,” it’s seems that this is a brand new game — not just a straight forward port of Smash Bros for Wii U. Obviously, the reveal of the Inklings as a playable character makes this clear as well. Will the stages from the last generation make it in the Nintendo Switch release? Only time will tell — but for now, we do have an idea of who the cast of characters will include:

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Here at, we have our own take on who Nintendo has revealed in the silhouettes at the end of the trailer… Take a look at who we saw, and then tell us what you see in the comments below!


From left to right, we see Pit, Donkey Kong, Ice Climbers, Kirby, Marth, Mario, BOTW Link, BOTW Zelda, Samus, Bayonetta, Bowser, Pikachu, and finally Pokemon Trainer with Squirtle.

And could that be Ridley from Metroid setting the burning flames of the logo? That remains unclear — but we do anticipate the return of duo/trio characters from Super Smash Bros. Brawl in the form of Ice Climbers and Pokémon Trainer (with Squirtle, Ivysaur & Charizard). These complex characters couldn’t be run on the Nintendo 3DS, so it will be great to have them back on the Nintendo Switch.

View the full trailer below — And check out the updated Smash Bros Dojo for more on this 2018 release for Nintendo Switch!