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Insert Coin To Begin’s Guide to the Best of 2015 Black Friday Deals!

Ahh, Black Friday, the time of year where after you’ve eaten your fill of turkey and stuffing we proceed to get our fill of commercialism.  The time has come for bargain shoppers to fill the stores and their carts with bargain deals! We here at Insert Coin want you to be happy this Christmas so I’ve assembled a few of the best deals that are going on on Black Friday, so without further ado…


Our first deal comes to us from Best Buy, it’s an 8:00am Door Buster on Friday Morning. You get An Xbox One with The Lego Movie Game, and a 40″ Class  LED 1080p HD TV for $499.98 plus you can check out tons of other deals here


Gamestop has a bunch of games on sale along with a Uncharted Collection Edition PS4 for $299.99 those deals can be found here


Target has also has a bunch of game deals and a 32GB Super Smash Bros/Splatoon edition of WiiU for $249.99 along with tons of deals here


and Finally there are tons of deals at Walmart and Toys R Us along with Amazon which haven’t been revealed yet,  So if you like to shop from the couch/desk those are the deals for you!

It also let’s me post the Attack of The Show Black Friday ad video of Matt Mira and John Barrowman here’s that if you’ve never seen it


Have Fun Shopping, and beware of the crowds!

Nintendo’s First Mobile Game Announced

Last night (or early in the morning, in Japan), Nintendo announced their take on mobile games.


They announced their partnership with DeNA earlier this year to help develop their mobile games and help maintain Nintendo’s mobile integrity when they get into this year and next year’s releases.

To start, Nintendo announced their first game: Is it Mario? No. Zelda? No. Metroid? Smash? Mario Kart? Tingle? Doki Doki Panic?  Still interested?

Nintendo announced “Miitomo”, a social experience that even when you’re offline, your Mii character can walk around and communicate with other people and share information with others. It looks like it’s a new FREE version of Tomodachi Life is coming to Android and iPhone. Which is pretty cool, I wanted to play Tomodachi Life to see what all the hubbub was about and I might have my chance. Might.


However, the one that gets me (and puts up a major red flag) is that Miitomo allows for your Mii to communicate with others while you’re offline, which is weird. Are there going to be questions you have to answer before you can play? Is Nintendo in your mind?

So many questions need to be answered before they release this game. Are you going to get it? What other mobile games would you like to see? Leave it in the comments below.

Chachi Says Console Review: Yoshi’s Woolly World!

Welcome to another Chachi Says Console review! This time we are taking a look at the newly released Yoshi’s Woolly World. Now a lot of people will judge the adults that buy and play This game based on looks alone and you’d be right. The game looks like a basic kids game but completely worth the judgements. I got the edition that came with the yarn knitted Yoshi amiibo for 60 dollars. I also bought the pink one for the fiance because yarn knitted yoshi is something everyone needs!(also this took my total amiibo count up to 2.) Let’s get to Chachi Says Console Review: Yoshi’s Woolly World!

yoshiGame: Yoshi’s Woolly World

Developer: Nintendo

Platform: Wii U


Collect the stolen yarn to recreate all of the Yoshi from Craft island.

Game Play:

Magikoopa Kamek is back and causing havoc on Craft island this time. He has disassembled tons of the yarn Yoshis and is trying to escape with the yarn for his own evil uses. Travel across the different sectors of craft island and defeat the legions of shy guys, koopas and magically enhanced enemies courtesy of Kamek. Much like Yoshi’s Island you collect lots of items per level, 5 flowers, 5 yarns, 20 stamp gems and 20 hearts per level to star it and unlock a bonus level for each sector.

The level layouts are that of Yoshi’s island and the story is the same minus the potential for a crying baby Mario which in my opinion makes the game much better. The controls in the game are exactly the same except for the fact that it is on a different controller. The game play in general is exactly the same as Yoshi’s Island which is where my problem with the game lies however it gets made up with the incredible graphics of the game.


On each level you collect gems that can be used to buy power ups at the beginning of each level to help you along the way.  Every so often you unlock more that help you specifically with the world you are playing. things like pit rescue, unlimited watermelon, and ability to withstand lava damage are just a few examples.

The amiibo do not do much for the actual game other than allowing you to add another yoshi to your screen giving you double the Yoshi. You can also scan in other amiibo for Yoshi themed mario, samus, Toad, etc etc. The list goes on. Like other amiibo you can use the yoshi in a variety other games for cool effects. i used it in Mario Maker to create a yarn yoshi mushroom.

Sound and Graphics:

This is where the game gets super creative. The background, enemies and all interactive objects in the game are designed to look like it’s hand made. The graphics in this game are incredible. There are a lot of objects that look as if they were merely arranged and filmed for the game. The idea in the graphics style is what got me interested into the game from the beginning and most likely what the selling point of the game will always be. Well, that and you know, Yoshi! The sound is classic Yoshi noises and backing track round out the experience into a new crafty way. The sound effects and music mesh well with the game play


Overall, the game play/story leaves a little to be desired because it seems to be essentially Yoshi’s island but the graphics and sound more than make up for it. A wonderfully creative way to display a game for both the old and new audience alike. All in all an enjoyable experience. I give it a 4 out of 5.

4outof5Thanks for tuning into Chachi Says Console Review: Yoshi’s Woolly World!

Chachi Says Console Review: Super Mario Maker!

Welcome to a very special edition of the Chachi Says review series in which i sit down to review my first Wii U game, Super Mario Maker! We pre ordered and received this game on release day because well it’s an intriguing game from Nintendo. I haven’t been this excited about a new release since the last Call of Duty game. Let’s get to it! Welcome to Chachi Says Console Review: Super Mario Maker!

You start with unboxing the game. The game comes in a full cardboard box not just the plastic case because Nintendo included what they are calling a Mario coffee table book. It includes drawings and diagrams of creator possibilities that are good enough to be ripped out and framed. You can get the book here. It was uploaded by Nintendo for fans to download.

Game: Super Mario Maker

Developer: Nintendo

Platform: Wii U


Create or play others custom Mario Levels.

toolsGame Play:

The game starts with teaching you how to play the game. I don’t mean You press start game and read a tutorial, i mean you turn on the game and it puts you in an incomplete Mario level and walks you through finishing the level, while showing you the tools and then makes you complete the level.  From this point on you are free to do what you like. Now you don’t start with all of the usable content as is normal in a dyi type game. The longer you play the more you unlock. You start with Super Mario Brothers and Super Mario Bros U. level 1-1 styles and backgrounds. As you play you unlock more backgrounds and items for both styles. You can also unlock more styles as you play to include Super Mario World and Super Mario Brothers 3. Using what you unlock not only gives you more to add to the levels but also helps you unlock more items then next day.

creatorThere is also play mode in which you play the other player creations. This is where the game truly comes alive. Never have i heard someone say man, i have played way too much Mario because that is not a possible statement to be made. You have the ability to play, rank and comment on the levels you play but most people don’t bother.  Along with the normal search and play ability there is also the 10 and 100 Mario challenge. This challenges you to play and beat 8(for easy) or 16(for hard) player created Mario Levels with 10, or 100 Mario lives. Doing so will earn you mystery mushroom unlocks. Mystery mushrooms are a power shroom that you can assign silly costumes to. Dr. Mario, Link, Sonic, Kirby, Yoshi, Goombas…just to name a few. You can add these to your level and have Mario Transform into one of these special unlocks. they don’t provide any special ability but are cool nonetheless.

Sound and Graphics:

Its a Mario game that allows you to control the levels in a Mario game. The music and graphics are that of whichever game style you are creating with. There is also unlockables as you play the game allowing you to add special sound effects both already created and custom recordings for the sounds that you set for select actions. You can also unlock graphic effects such as fireworks and overall effects like haunted house scenes to scare your players into a panic.


This is everything you want in a DYI game. The ability to control the content in a Mario game, or playing what other people have created in a Mario game is something that should’ve happened a long time ago, however im glad they waited until technology was awesome to do it. As usual the graphics and sound come together but that goes without saying. I could do the overall like normal and say that everything meshes but its a Mario game so we know it meshes. I reached out to people that i know have played the game to get what they think about the game.

Rizz:  It’s a refreshing look at one of Nintendo’s oldest franchises and puts a spin on the fan created content that’s been out for years. 5 out of 5

Chick_Chris: Very Fun. Highly recommend. Good for all ages. 4.8 because i want all of the things now.

I give this game a 5 out of 5. A great new idea on one of Gaming’s mainstay. A great spin on the DYI game style and tons of fun.

5outof5Thanks for tuning into Chachi Says Console Review: Super Mario Maker! Ive got to get back to making Mario!

Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net!

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is your favorite post on the Internet today, at this time, on this website, Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Join me as I point out some fun things I came across on my journey of the World Wide Web!

First up!

Japanese artist Taro Yamamoto turned Mario and Luigi into traditional Japanese screen art.

You can check out the art in this video but it is in Japanese so good luck understanding the interview!

Next up!

Rocket League is better with real Soccer announcers.

He is nothing less than a ball whisperer!

Last but not least,

The American version of the Slowpoke song is taking the internet by storm.

Ive been jamming to it all day mon.

That’s all the time I have for this week’s edition of Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Tune in next week for another leg of my journey!

Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net!

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is your favorite post on the Internet today, at this time, on this website, Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Join me as I point out some fun things I came across on my journey of the World Wide Web!

First up!

Just Cause 3 developer Avalanche Studios and Square Enix have announced a contest for Just Cause 3 in which the grand prize is a real-life island. In order to win players must come out on top of the Chaos Points leaderboard 90 days after the release of Just Cause 3 for a chance to win an island valued at $50,000 USD or a cash prize for the same amount.

Next up!

Splatoon meets Skyrim???

Talk about weird mash up!

Last but not least,

AndrewmFilms created a live action fight scene between Zelda and Peach! Check it out.

Shows that in the right hands Nintendo products will be taken care of! So good!

That’s all the time I have for this week’s edition of Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Tune in next week for another leg of my journey!

Boss Battle 151: But In My Heart I Am A Gamer

boss battle - portal 2This week on Boss Battle 150, we have our cast of Bobby (@bobbyfjtown), Chachi (@chachisays) and Sorg (@Sorgatron). On this weeks show:

  • The panel discussed their achievements in gaming this week.
  • Chachi is taking us around the internet with his things.
    • Custom N64 table
    • Museum in Japan has a Pokemon exhibit
    • WWE Brock Lesnar/Street Figher bonus stage graphics overlay video
  • Batman is returning! Michael Keaton’s Batman and Batmobile are coming to DLC for Arkham Knight.
  • Comcast partnering with EA to bring streaming game service to your cable box – using your smartphone or tablet as a controller!
  • Konami vs Kojima takes a new turn.They’ve removed his name and company logo from the box art of Metal Gear Solid V.
  • It’s a very sad day in gaming. Sotoru Iwata the president of Nintendo Japan has passed away at 55 years of age due to a bile duct tumor.
  • Final Round Question: What were some of your favorite games or Characters that Mr. Iwata created, and where does Nintendo go from here?

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Satoru Iwata – Dead at 55

Late last night, the gaming world was hit a devistating blow as Satoru Iwata, Nintendo’s President and one of the few employees that has been there since day one, passed away at the age of 55.

For everyone here who writes for Insert Coin to Begin, we grew up on his games. We made memories on his memories. We, as gamers, enjoyed playing and coming up with solutions on how to beat his games and his ideas.


Mister Iwata even said that, at heart, he was a gamer before he was a president and it showed in his love for what he does. His job was to make people, like myself, happy and for 20 some odd years, he succeeded.

I even thought of it like this: If there wasn’t Satoru Iwata, there would not be a Mario as we know it. If there wasn’t a Mario, there would not be a Nintendo. If there wasn’t a Nintendo, there wouldn’t be SEGA. If there wasn’t a SEGA alongside a Nintendo, there wouldn’t be the whole “Console Wars” concept (SEGA Does What Nintendon’t), without the past Console Wars, the video game landscape as we know them today would be completely different.

Iwata was the face of Nintendo that we knew in this internet age.  Whether we frustrated over our lack of Zelda, or marveled at the uprising of the Wii. You can’t discount his contributions to Nintendo and the gaming industry.  I’m very sad to hear about his passing and those that have to fill his big shoes. – Sorg

His first programmed game was NES Open Golf Tournament, he then went on to produce Kirby, Earthbound and Smash Bros. Also, in a cool little tidbit, he coded the battle program for Pokemon Stadium within a week. A WEEK!

Iwata was the man that shaped today’s gaming and the gaming that we all grew up with. Without his input and control today’s gaming would have a different look altogether. We as gamers all lost a big part of our lives whether we know it or not. Thank you Iwata for everything you did. – Chachi

Thank you Iwata-sama.