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Did You Know Gaming - Super Mario Galaxy

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In this video, Did You Know Gaming takes a look at some facts, secrets and Easter eggs surrounding Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 for the Nintendo Wii.

Capcom celebrates Okami's 14th anniversary with a new merch line in Japan

Get ready, importers

While Capcom hasn't made any new Okami games in quite some time, they're still keen on celebrating the title. With the IP's 14th anniversary coming in hot, Capcom has revealed a new line of merch that'll be available through the e-Capcom Japanese online store.

All in all, there will be 9 items up for grabs in the lineup. You can get a rundown of what's included below.

- ceramic plate
- two t-shirts
- a tote bag featuring an illustration by Kenichiro Yoshimura
- over-the-shoulder bag
- small wallet
- compact
- two plush dolls

Super Mario Galaxy mod lets Mario run around in Pokemon Diamond

Gotta catch'em all, Mario!

Nintendo fans are always cooking up unique mods for Nintendo's games, and the latest mashes up two complete different genres. In the video above, you can see the Super Mario Galaxy version of Mario running around in Pokemon Diamond's Sinnoh region. We're not quite sure what convinced modder RiazorMC to bring these two games together, but the results are nonetheless impressive!

Thanks to CM30 for the heads up!

Yoiko X Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Super Mario Galaxy)

Another Mario classic

Yoiko just can't get enough for Super Mario 3D All-Stars! They're back once again to play some Super Mario Galaxy. You can see how things went for the comedy duo in the video above.

Pokemon art director shows off original character designs for Pokemon Battle Revolution

Traveling back to 2009

James Turner, art director for the Pokemon series, has gone digging through his trunk of old works and stumbled upon something from the Wii era. Turner found the original character designs he did for Pokemon Battle Revolution, which launched all the way back in 2009. These designs are just about identical to what you see in the final game. Looks like the work translated extremely well in-game!

Thanks to NicoDarunia for the heads up!

Jujutsu Kaisen anime offers up a nod to Smash Bros. fans

Looks like some staff on this anime are fans!

Plenty of anime series and movies pay tribute to video games. We've seen knock-offs of the DS/3DS/Switch and so on, background Easter eggs for famous Nintendo games, and so on. Now we have a reference from Jujutsu Kaisen, and it just flat-out shows some love for Smash Bros..

As you can see in the panels above, Smash Bros. comes up as a point of discussion in one episode. Pretty cool to see such a straightforward mention like that!

No More Heroes (Switch/PS3/Wii) Graphics & Framerate Comparison

Stylish as ever, Travis

No More Heroes hit the Switch last week, and both fans and newcomers have been diving in to see how Travis' journey started. Those who played the game on Wii remember it well, but just how improved is the Switch version? Check out the video above to see the Switch version compared to the Wii original, as well as the PS3/360 re-release.

Yoiko x Super Mario Galaxy live-stream coming Nov. 15th, 2020

Get ready for great laughs and gameplay

The comedy duo Yoiko isn't done with Super Mario 3D All-Stars yet. The team has announced that they'll be teaming up with Nintendo yet again for another live-stream, and it's coming on Nov. 15th, 2020. This time around, Yoiko will be sitting down for some Super Mario Galaxy action.

Mario Kart Wii's "Coconut Mall" theme charts on Spotify following popularity on TikTok

Time for Mario Kart Wii HD!

Here's a story you probably never saw coming! Mario Kart Wii is seeing a bit of a resurgence in popularity right now. Well, it's soundtrack is, and it's all thanks to TikTok.

Over on the social media app, users have been using the Coconut Mall theme from Mario Kart Wii as background music for their videos. The song is being added to videos left and right, which has caused it to appear in quite a few different viral TikToks. In turn, the song's popularity is growing overall.

Believe it or not, the Coconut Mall theme is getting so much attention that it recently debuted at #15 on the US Spotify Viral 50 chart. Even funnier, this is not an official Nintendo upload of the song, as Nintendo doesn't have the Mario Kart Wii soundtrack on Spotify. There's no doubt Nintendo is benefitting from the song's surge in popularity, but they're missing out on the full benefit by not having an official upload on Spotify!

Did You Know Gaming - Obscure Pikmin Facts

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To celebrate the upcoming Pikmin 3 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch, Did You Know Gaming takes a look at some facts, secrets and Easter eggs surrounding Pikmin.

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