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Nintendo re-ups trademarks for 39 existing games

A F.L.U.D.D. of trademarks

Nintendo has gone on a trademark tear, re-upping the names of 39 different games. You can see all 39 titles listed below.

Freaky Forms, Kirby’s Adventure, Kirby Air Ride, Kirby 64 The Crystal Shards, Kid Icarus, Jam With The Band, Golden Sun Dark Dawn, Dillon’s Rolling Western The Last Ranger, Face Raiders, Eternal Darkness, Majora’s Mask, Card Hero, Balloon Kid, Animal Crossing City Folk, Alleyway, WarioWare Smooth Moves, Wave Race, Mario Sports, Mario vs. Donkey Kong Mini-Land Mayhem!, Urban Champion, The Wind Waker, The Adventure of Link, Swapnote, Super Mario World, Super Mario Sunshine, Steel Diver, Spirit Camera, Kirby Mass Attack, Skyward Sword, Shadows of Almia (Pokémon Ranger), Radar Mission, Pushmo, Pullblox, Phantom Hourglass, Ocarina of Time, Nintendo Presents Style Boutique, Nintendogs + Cats, Mario vs. Donkey Kong Minis March Again!, and Cruis’n.

Categories: Consoles, Portables

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Might just be for a refresh of IPs but please release every one of these games.

I have no interest in all of the Wii U ports we've been getting. I'm way more interested in re-releases some of these older games.I doubt it'll happen though.

Would love to see the recent Cruis'n Blast hitting Switch with more tracks. Since 90s Super GP is vaporware at this point, it would definitely give me my car Arcade fix.

Have you played Asphalt 9? It's free to download in the eShop. Though it's not as over-the-top arcade-y as the Cruis'n series, it's definitely not a sim like Gran Turismo. There's a lot of grinding involved (unless you choose to spend money on microtransactions) but I enjoy the game a lot and it's my favorite racing game on Switch at this point since we're probably never going to get Need For Speed, Burnout or Ridge Racer.

I have played Asphalt. It's pretty good and fast, but the grinding you mentioned is a problem. Need For Speed Most Wanted U is excellent and I loved Need for Speed Nitro. The new Need for Speed Heat looks a lot of fun. Wish Namco released Ridge Racer. I had more fun with Ridge Racer 3D than with Asphalt 9.

By the way, I need more Wave Race and 1080 in my life. And a remake of The Adventure of Link, please.

It's most likely to avoid losing these trademarks, since for most of them, they haven't been used in many years. It's just a normal thing for a company that releases new products constantly to do. Big Hollywood studios do them, novel publishing companies do them, and companies that make lots of different utility products like 3M do them.

Nintendo needs to do this even if it's just so these games can get mentioned in a Super Smash Bros. game or in a feature detailing the history of a franchise. They go through a bunch of trouble talking with people from King Features Syndicate to keep the trademark to the Popeye game for the NES so that it can be included on a list of NES games, for instance.

Hence, don't expect any of these games to be re-released. It'd be nice if they did, but don't get hyped because this is business as usual for a company like Nintendo.

Nobody cares about Urban Champion Nintendo. Please, just stop it already.

socar
Tue Jan 28 20 12:18am
Rating: 1

So many Nintendo games that I have never heard of....just a reminder to those who still think Nintendo doesn't make new IP every now and then.

smasher89
Tue Jan 28 20 05:50am
Rating: 1

A golden sun mention is almost more than its been in a few years. I hope mario tennis went good enough for them to get some more people to the company and eventually start working on Golden Sun 4!

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