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What if Disney characters starred in Nintendo games? By the looks of this art from Michael Villamejor, it would be awesome. He mashes up characters from Disney films with ones from Smash Bros., and it results in combinations like Stitch as Pikachu and Robin Hood as Star Fox. I can barely handle the brilliance of these pixels.

See more of the creative and cute series after the break.

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Nintendo has announced some interesting news about Link’s upcoming appearance in Mario Kart 8. As you can see from the above pic, Link is getting a motorcycle (dubbed the “Master Cycle”).

Nintendo also mentioned that there might be some Zelda-themed racetracks in the game too.

Find out more after the break…

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Calm down and don’t fret because The Wiivengers are here to save the day. YouTuber James Farr has created a version of The Avengers starring heroes from the Nintendo universe. Link is a great Captain America (I want to see that cosplayed!), Pikachu is Thor, Mario is Iron Man – you get the idea. They have to stop Loki from ruining everything, and the animation is cute and fun.

Watch the mash-up after the break.

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Cats deserve the best, and sometimes the best means giving them a fandom themed scratching post. If Industries has come up with some concepts that are purrfect, and it’s not surprising since they’re the folks who came up with the Bag End litter box idea. Their latest designs include a Catari, a scratching post that looks like an Atari joystick, and Ninelives, a scratcher that resembles a retro Nintendo controller.

See the Nintendo controller design after the break.

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Ah, internet quizzes. They tell you everything from where you should live to what career you should have, and now they tell you which Nintendo character you are, too. This quiz features a series of questions designed to uncover your true nature and match it to a Nintendo character. If you happen to get Mario, it says:

You think you’re the center of the universe – but judge yourself honestly: you’re out of shape, you’re far past your prime, and no one respects you. People think they can take things away from you with no consequences, others are challenging you constantly, and the truth is that you’re about as middle-of-the-road as they come. You’re nothing special, and you’re the least interesting one in any group.

Ouch! Head on over to Dorkly to take the quiz.

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Nintendo’s making their foray into toys that are part of the video game with their ambiibo line. The small figures will tie into games a la Skylanders or Disney Infinity, but even if you won’t be playing the games that go with the characters, you may just want to collect the toys. Kotaku’s got some pictures of the figures and they’re more detailed I expected. They’d look great on any toy shelf.

The amiibo figure line-up includes: Peach, Donkey Kong, Fox, Kirby, Link, Mario, Marth, Pikachu, Samus, Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, and Yoshi.

You can pre-order the toys now for a ship date of December 31, 2014. Yes, New Year’s presents can be a thing.

See close-ups after the break.

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This incredible mod comes from pro modder Platimumfungi who has fit a Nintendo game system into a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party Wagon toy. He’s even got controllers to match painted by Custom NES Guy. The best part is that he’s auctioning off this mod to the highest bidder on eBay!

See more pictures after the break.

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Robin Williams was an avid gamer and fans want to acknowledge him through the games he loved. There is already a petition to get him into World of Warcraft and now there’s one to get him into the next Legend of Zelda . As you probably know, he was such a fan of the series that he named his daughter Zelda. From Change.org:

So, in a day where there aren’t many words, what can we do? Well, there’s a new Zelda game on the horizon. A bold reinvention, a fresh new open world adventure for Wii U. I would like to suggest that when the game is localised to English, Nintendo of America and the Treehouse name one of the characters “Robin” in his memory.

He won’t get to play it, but he’ll live on forever in a universe he always loved.

In a statement to Polygon, Nintendo expressed its condolences to the Williams family, especially his daughter Zelda, but refused to comment on whether they’d put him into the game:

We appreciate the outpouring of support from the gaming community, and hear the request of fans to honor him in a future game. We will not be discussing what might be possible for future games during this difficult time, but we will hold our memories of Robin close.

We’ll all just have to wait and see if there’s a nod to Williams when the game is finally released.

(via Kotaku)

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Yes, there is actually a female Link according to a recently released book titled Hyrule Warriors that shows her as a “previously unseen rejected character” named Linkle. The Japanese translations shed a little light on her origins and show that she’s not exactly an alternate to the male Link:

The art book explicitly states that the character was “devised as being sister-like” note that the text actually says… “imouto teki,” which means “little sister-like.”

This probably isn’t Link’s actual sister, but more of a sister-like character that could have appeared in the game had she made it past the concept stage.

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It looks like Tumblr user Lorenzo is going to win the “good big brother” award today: he recently helped his six-year-old little sister learn about some classic video game characters from Nintendo’s popular Smash Bros. series. Lorenzo recorded his sister’s answers, and while they weren’t exactly spot-on, they were at least pretty funny and adorably cute. Oh, and her answer for Pac-Man is definitely the best.

(The Soupy Investigation via The Mary Sue)