Rizz Rant: Super Smash Karts 8!

Being the only one of the writers to have obtained both a Wii U AND a copy of Mario Kart 8, when the new DLC packs were “leaked” earlier in the week, there was a part of me that was excited and then there was a part of me that was even more excited than I should be.

Knowing the awesomeness that comes in random DLCs like this, I started to think back and then I came up with the same answer that Guest Rizz DJ Lunchbox had on Boss Battle this past Tuesday: Why did it take so long?

Why are we just now getting the Super Smash/Mario Kart cross overs now? The two games have been mainstays for Nintendo since the glory days of the Nintendo 64 and each one got better and better and better, yet no one over in Nintendo thought of this? No one? Not even you, Reggie?!

For shame!

To gain business, one must do crossovers like this (see: Scorpion in Injustice) to get people’s attention. THAT’S WHY SUPER SMASH BROS. WORKS, PEOPLE! In this current game, you’re going to have Mega Man v. Pac Man v. Sonic v. Little Mac. That’s Capcom v. Namco v. SEGA v. Nintendo. Four of the biggest companies are NOW in YOUR GAME! Cross branding helps people buy your game.

FINALLY, though, Mario Kart and Nintendo is seeing their ways and know that Pink Metal Peach or driving a Mercedes through Rainbow Road. NOW YOU CAN PLAY AS LINK AND GET MORE EXCITED FOR THAT HYRULE WARRIORS GAME THAT’S GOING TO BE PRETTY DAMN GOOD TOO! MORE MONEY FOR NINTENDO!

However, it begs the question why did they stop it at Link and the Villagers (which sounds like an awesome Doo Wop band)? Kirby unavailable? Little Mac? You could throw him on an actual speedy bike that you don’t have to constantly press a button to move. Falcon? Star Fox? Pikachu? Get the whole gang out there! GO CRAZY!


Also if the rumors were true, I would have rather seen Dr. Mario and Nurse Peach in this game instead of Tanooki Mario and Peach in a kitty costume, I have just spoiled someone’s weird Dr. Mario fetish so I am going to stop right there before I have to look up Dr. Mario fan fiction. OR throw a curve and give us Metal Wario or Metal Waluigi.

So…what kept Nintendo this long to cross-promote on another game, like they did with Smash Brothers? Who would you like to see in the game? Leave it in the comments below.



Boss Battle 98: The Season of Selling

Boss Battle 98: The Season of SellingThis week on Boss Battle 98, we have our cast of Bobby (@bobbyfjtown), Chachi (@chachisays) and Rizz (@theerizz). On this weeks show:

We discuss our gaming achievements from the past week.

In Video Game Themed Things From Around The Internet…net…net: Bobby talks about video games with wrestling commentary, an 8-bit Kill Bill and a “real” Laser Rifle from Fallout 3!

In things you should be made aware of, we talk about the Steam and GOG sales along with Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata having surgery.

Rizz talks about the game that is saving Nintendo.

We discuss the troubles with Crytek.

We talk about the rumors surrounding Capcom.

Lastly In our Final Round discussion, we talk about who we think should buy Capcom.

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The Game That SAVED Nintendo…not Zelda

Last week, Reggie stated that since the release of Mario Kart 8 quadrupled the sales of Wii U systems the day of launch of the video game. He did not mention how or why they are quadrupled, but I have a feeling that most of the buys are because of the Mario Kart 8 bundles that Nintendo has made (like the Skylanders and Windwaker models, previously).

This is good news because a month ago we were talking about how little success Nintendo has made over the past few months with the Wii U. We were discussing their new system that was being rumored and stated that the Wii U was a bust and was going to take a whole hell of a lot to make Nintendo a viable competitor in the “Console Wars”. Now, let’s be clear here: The Wii U is still third in line behind the likes of the PS4 and Xbox One. However, now the gap between the three parties has closed tremendously.

Mario Kart 8 has Mario Kart 8 is, by far, one of the top games of the Wii U for a reason. This game is good. Really good. I stated on Boss Battle that this is one of the Top 2 Mario Kart games of all time. The graphics make this game pop like none other. Having this be a strictly HD Mario Kart game is one of the cooler things about this game. The new roads looks awesome and the way I know this is just looking at how crazy good Rainbow Road is. Yes, it’s not like the original Rainbow Road, but goodness does it look awesome. That’s not to say all the other tracks weren’t equally as awesome, they were awesome. However, let’s face it the best way to judge a Mario Kart is how both excited and irritated you are while playing their Rainbow Road.

This begs the question, will anyone touch what Mario Kart 8 has done? It could happen very, very soon as Super Smash Bros. is just right around the corner. They probably won’t touch the Wii U purchase jump, like Nintendo struck with the Wii U, but Smash Bros has been one of the top games in Nintendo’s resume for years, now, but I would not be surprised if most of the people who own Mario Kart 8 will also be owning Super Smash Bros and if that doesn’t do it, Zelda U. No doubt.

Is there a game that will touch the hotness of Mario Kart 8? Leave it in the comments below.