Blog and book about Nintendo toys and games from the mid 1960s to the early 80s. From before Mario. (+ occasional transgression into things more recent)

Vanilla Dome 2
Joined August 2011
Cruisin' through the collection #nintendo #beforemario #MarioKartLive
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Replying to @Matt_Alt
Nice replica! This first design is also recognized in the (aside: Nintendo made) playing cards set issued in 1999, as part of 25 years Hello Kitty.
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Replying to @MrOyabunsan
Good point, allthough their role was much more limited than that of Diskun, who was used on packaging of all items and became the symbol of the Disk System.
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Replying to @lobstar85 @Foone
He has become a figure recently, mainly through his role in Smash Bros, but did not exist at the time Game & Watch was made, and was not used on the boxes and advertising etc. So in my view he does not really count as a mascotte.
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Replying to @ShiningSpyro97
I haven't seen any yet.
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Replying to @Raverrevolution
Yes, it's the same. This stationary kit (in a version with yellow items) was actually given out as prize as well, just like the gold disks and Super Mario Bros Game & Watch.
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The Famicom Disk System (ファミリーコンピュータ ディスクシステム) is the only Nintendo console / peripheral that has it's own mascotte: Diskun (ディスくん). Just spotted a bunch of (rare) Diskun merchandise on Yahoo Auctions, including a hand bag, coasters and bento boxes. Hyoi!
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Diskun stuff #nice
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Replying to @TheQuietField
Yes, led strips with diffuser, in custom made aluminum fittings.
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Replying to @epiphanyengine
Wow, I never noticed this before.
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Replying to @funnyscares595
Yes, indeed. It's this one.
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Mario Party wasn't Nintendo's first board game...
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Another one of the WarioWare Nintendo classics microgames is based on the 1969 Nintendo board game "Destiny Game"
Replying to @mjpingram
Ah yes, it is indeed called Destiny Game (運命ゲーム). A bit similar the Game of Life, but more focused on vocation and profession.
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Replying to @mjpingram
This also reminds me that I need to extend the blog content on Nintendo board games. 🙂
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Replying to @mjpingram
Ah yes, it is indeed called Destiny Game (運命ゲーム). A bit similar the Game of Life, but more focused on vocation and profession.
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Replying to @mjpingram
Do you have a screenshot of this microgame?
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Some more work done on the Nintendo beforemario collection today. Added lights to most cabinets now. Small tweaks to contents of displays next, then on to playing cards section. How do you like the result so far?
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One of Nintendo's earliest board game releases, from the first half of the 1960s, sold under the Nippon Game brand
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Beforemario retweeted
Modern graphics are great, but I still get wowed by Mode 7 effects in games. Like, this will never get old to me:
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