Tag Archives: Nintendo

StreetPass Game Show – Got Ideas?!

After doing three iterations of the StreetPass Game Show so far, we need as many ideas as we can get for Survey Questions! Since you wonderful people on the internet are so creative, we thought we’d open up the suggestion box to the public!

Please keep in mind that the StreetPass Game Show is NOT A QUIZ SHOW! We do not want questions that are directly trivia. StreetPass Game Show uses the “Family Feud” format, and are primarily opinion questions (for example: “Why does Bowser REALLY keep kidnapping Princess Peach?”), or questions that could have several correct answers (for example: “Name a purple Pokemon”). You can submit as many questions as you like, however please note that not all questions will be used. If you need some inspiration, check out this recap from the PAX South Game Show!

Ideally we are looking for questions about the Nintendo Switch, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart, Pokemon and Retro Nintendo questions. If you have any ideas, please submit the form below! Thanks for your help!!

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Super Mario Run on Android!

Mobile gamers rejoice – Super Mario Run is now available on all mobile platforms! Yesterday the popular mobile game became available for download on the Google Play Store after months of waiting! Apple users have been playing the game for a few months already, so Android users are scrambling to catch up to their friends!

Have you been playing this mobile version of the familiar Super Mario series? What do you think about it? Let us know in the comments!

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SPLI at AONGaming!

How long have you been a member of SPLI? We’ve been around for 4 years now (crazy how time flies!!) and those of you who were with us from the beginning will remember we used to host events at a venue called Empire Gaming. While we loved it very much, unfortunately the venue closed down a few years ago and we’ve been searching high and low for a new home base!

Recently, a new gaming store has opened up in Deer Park called AONGaming, and here at SPLI we are pretty psyched about it! Not only does this venue specialize in Smash Bros tournaments (pretty much all gens, by the way!), but they are welcoming SPLI to host events at their store! (RSVP to our event here!)

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We’re going to take them up on this generous offer starting Saturday, October 1st! Join us starting at 4pm and bring your 3DS, because we’re hosting a casual Multi-player Meetup! There’s even a chill out spot for people who aren’t participating in AON’s ongoing tournaments.

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So come out, make some new gamer friends while playing multi-player 3DS games, and support a local business too! Join our SPLI Facebook Group to get in on the Nintendo conversation, and learn more about the event by checking out the official SPLI at AONGaming Event Page!

SPLI Amiibo Only Challenge (June)

On June 28th, StreetPass Long Island hosted an Amiibo event at A Store of Fire and Dice in Lynbrook. Instead of our normal tournament format, we decided to try out a new King of the Hill battle style instead. The new format allows us to keep everyone in the game, even if you lose! Competitors can also switch Amiibo figures between rounds and use more of their collection.

The top Amiibo challenger of the day was Eric with his Mario Amiibo named Midway. He had a record of 7 wins and 3 losses for the day!

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The 2014 SPLI Awards

It’s time for the third annual SPLI Awards! For the past two years we’ve asked our members about their favorite Nintendo games and SPLI events, and this year is no different! The Voting Phase of the 2014 SPLI Awards is currently underway!

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If you want to voice your opinions on the latest Nintendo games then be sure to submit your vote before Monday 12/22/14! Please click here to cast your vote in the 2014 SPLI Awards. Thanks for participating, and look forward to the results infographic coming in January 2015!

 

SPLI 2nd Anniversary Details!

This weekend is SPLI’s highly anticipated 2nd Anniversary event!! We have been very busy preparing for the big day, as we see this event as not only a chance to have a big party – but also to say thank you to all of our fans! For this event, we are planning to host tournaments for the two most popular game franchises on Long Island for Nintendo fans… that is of course, Pokémon and Super Smash Bros!

super_smash_bros_lucario_01_thumbSPLI is hosting our 2nd Anniversary event at Empire Gaming (located at 337 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735) on August 17th from 12pm-6pm! We have lots of gaming activities planned, such as:

  • Pokémon Triathalon
    • Pokémon X&Y Singles
    • Pokémon X&Y Doubles
    • Pokémon X&Y Triples
    • Triathalon Competitors must compete in all three tournaments using the SAME TEAM!!
    • Competitors will be ranked based on performance of all three tournaments to crown the overall Pokémon Triathalon champion of SPLI!
    • Triathalon Tournament Rules:
      • Flat Rules
      • Singles – 3 v. 3
      • Doubles – 4 v. 4
      • Triples – 6 v. 6
      • Must use same team for all three phases of Tournament
      • All Pokémon permitted EXCEPT Legendaries! Pokémon do NOT need to be Kalos-born!
    • Registration open 12pm – 1pm
    • T.O. JDubz
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee
    • Hosted by CROSSFIRE Smash Tournaments
    • Registration open 12pm – 1pm
    • T.O. theDuL0R
  • Wii U Demo Station
    • NoA Official Rep Derek will be hosting demos of the latest Wii U games, such as Mario Kart 8 and Wii Sports Club!
    • There will be free giveaways!!!
  • SPLI Lounge
    • Don’t want to compete, but you want to hang out and get StreetPasses, freeplay random games and such? No problem! Come chill on the couches of the SPLI Lounge and play whatever games you like!
  • Cosplay Contest
    • Wear your favorite Nintendo related Cosplay! Best costume gets a prize!

We are working on some additional activities at the event too, but we want to save some suprises! One thing we will definitely tease right now is that we will be making a HUGE announcement at the end of the event, so be sure to stay to the end so you don’t miss out!

Remember, this is a FREE event open to all SPLI members. The Pokémon Triathalon will not have an entry fee, the prizes for this tournament have been donated by SPLI members. Please note that the Super Smash Bros. Melee Tournament is being run by CROSSFIRE Tournaments and not SPLI, so please direct any questions regarding that tournament to our partners at CROSSFIRE!

What You Missed: Tomodachi Life Ice Cream Social!

StreetPass Long Island’s latest event was this past Sunday, 7/20/14! We hosted a “Tomodachi Life Ice Cream Social” to celebrate the awesome new 3DS game. Lots of new SPLI members came out to socialize, and we had so much fun meeting everyone and adding new Mii’s to our islands! Of course, it wouldn’t be a Tomodachi Life event without enjoying a few mini games, so we asked a few Quirky Questions to the group, and hosted a “Name that Videgame Tune” game where members were able to win official Nintendo swag, courtesy of NoA Rep Derek Z! Everyone left with free goodies and a stomach full of ice cream – what better way to end the weekend??

See below for photos from the event. If you weren’t able to make it, don’t worry because we have another event planned for next Sunday (7/27) so visit our Facebook Group to get all of the info!

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What You Missed: MK8 Test Drive Weekend!

If you missed the Mario Kart 8: Test Drive Weekend, which was held this past weekend (5/17 – 5/18) at participating GameStop locations, then you are probably regretting it now! StreetPass Long Island members were treated to hours of demo gameplay of the newest installment of the Mario Kart series in Levittown and North Babylon, as well as fun photo ops and cosplaying!

NoA Rep Derek and his awesome MK8 Display at GameStop Levittown!

NoA’s Long Island rep Derek was on hand all weekend to get us all hyped up for the new game! He answered all of our questions about the game, staged a photo-op area complete with a [small scale] replica Mario Kart and backdrop, and he had multiple controller setups available so that we could enjoy some multi-player racing!

Here are some photos from the event to give you a taste of all of the fun we had! Big thanks to everyone who came out this past weekend. We can’t wait until May 30th! SPLI is eager to host lots of online MK8 tournaments when June rolls in, so stay tuned!

SPLI Members playing MK8!
MK8 Test Drive – Levittown 5/17/14
MK8 Test Drive – North Babylon 5/18/14
MK8 Cosplayers!

What You Missed: Mario Golf Mini Golf Tournament!

On Friday, 5/9/14, SPLI members were treated to a really fun event – the Mario Golf Mini Golf Tournament! The event kicked off earlier in the week, when SPLI issued a challenge to members via an online Mario Golf Private Tournament, dubbed the “SPLI May Tourney.” SPLI staff announced that the winner of the online private tournament would have a chance to win a free t-shirt!

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The lucky winner of the SPLI May Tourney was Chris C! His impressive score of -14 was posted on the group page, and Chris was reminded that by winning the online tournament, he was entitled to a free t-shirt if he attended the Mario Golf Mini Golf meetup. Of course he came to claim his prize!

20140509_205230SPLI members split up into groups of 4 to play the Mini Golf Mountain course at Heartland Golf Park in Edgewood, NY. The competition was tight, with most players putting at par or better! The weather held out and we were able to golf through all 18 holes.

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The winners of the Mario Golf Mini Golf Tournament were Chris C. (3rd place), Johnathan L. (2nd place) and Dan D. (1st place). Congratulations to all of the winners!

Editor’s Note – this makes Chris the winner of the online golf tournament AND a medalist in real life mini golf. Way to go, Chris!! Readers might remember that Dan was also the winner of our Pokemon X&Y Tournament back in February, making Dan the SPLI Pokemon and Mini Golf Champion! We plan to post a new Hall of Fame page here on the SPLI website to celebrate these winners and all future winners of SPLI competitions, so check back soon for that!

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Another important detail to mention about the Mario Golf Mini Golf Tournament is that this was SPLI’s first meetup to include an Official Nintendo Representative! The NoA Long Island Rep, Derek, came to cheer us on and he took this awesome group photo for us! Everyone was so excited when Derek started handing out all kinds of cool Nintendo giveaways, and we learned more details about awesome Nintendo demo events that are coming up soon! Thanks for joining us Derek!

To keep up with the golfing spirit, a new private online tournament challenge is now issued to all SPLI members! The next private tournament is a SPEED challenge of 9 holes. Don’t let all of the coins and powerups distract you, but get the best score you can! This tournament ends at 8:30pm on 5/25/14. Good luck!

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SPLI Nintendo Coverage at E3!

Here are StreetPass Long Island’s Highlights from E3!

Arriving at the LA Convention Center!

At the Nintendo Booth

Outside the Nintendo Booth. Quite an impressive set-up!
So many different demos to try!
Super Mario 3D World Demo for Wii U! Beautiful HD graphics.
Sneak Peek at Super Luigi U DLC coming out soon on Wii U!
Really cool Pikmin 3 display! Can’t wait for this game!
Mario Kart 8 Demo! Motorbikes are BACK!!
JDubz posing in a real life Mario Kart!
Game & Wario coming soon to Wii U! A great party game!
JDubz trying out the Wind Waker HD Demo. Very impressive!

Footage of the prizes from the Nintendo 3DS Demo Booth

We won some Mario Kart flags, a Wind Waker HD T-Shirt and a Blooper Plush!
The coveted Wind Waker HD T-Shirt prize!
Animal Crossing New Leaf fans got a special StreetPass from Reggie at the Happy Home Showcase when they visited the Nintendo Booth at E3!

Third-Party Nintendo Merchandise

Cool retro Mario statue on display!
Nintendo 3DS cases, styluses, game cases… oh my!
Pokemon X&Y Merchandise Preview!

Third-Party Software Titles

The Disney Infinity Booth! Giveaways at this booth included Disney Infinity Figures (to be used in-game when it is released!) and Disney themed custom t-shirts!
SEGA Booth! “Sonic Lost World” was the big title here.
Sonic Lost World Demo! It was really cool, 3D graphics and Sonic is faster than ever! This game had a real Mario Galaxy vibe, can’t wait til it is released!
Skylanders Booth! Those who stood in line were given a chance to spin a wheel to win a free Skylanders Giants figure! We won a “Hot Dog.” The figure in this photo is actually a giant statue that was on display at the booth!
Natsume’s Booth featured the upcoming Home Town Story, an adorable game where you build up and run your Grandmother’s shop! There was a really cute dragon plushie giveaway for those who took the time to play all the Natsume demos.
Of course we had to try the Duck Tales game demo! There was also a karaoke booth for those who wanted to sing along to the Duck Tales theme song for a video montage!

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Concert

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses concert was held at the famous Greek Theater in Los Angeles.

In conclusion, here is some videos we recorded at the concert.  Sorry for the shaky/blurry footage, but it’s really just about the music right?  The audio isn’t really fantastic either… guess you’ll just have to go see the Symphony for yourself to get the full experience!  🙂

This music is from the Spirit Tracks segment of the Symphony.

This music is from the Wind Waker segment of the Symphony.

We hope you enjoyed our E3 Coverage!