Tesla coils used to play an Animal Crossing: New Horizons musical tribute

Truly an electrifying performance

We've seen plenty of musical tributes for Animal Crossing: New Horizons since the game launched. Pianos, melodicas, harmonies, guitar, you name it. All of them fantastic in their own way, but they were all missing one thing. None of them felt dangerous...but that changes today.

The Arc Attack YouTube channel, which specializes in playing music with tesla coils, has turned their attention to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. You can hear the tribute above, all while being happy that you're listening from a very safe distance!

Random Time! - Fan-made Star Fox video shows what the franchise would like in a Paper Mario style

The following information comes from the description of this fan-made Paper Star Fox 64 video:

Star Fox 64 is my favorite game and I always liked the style of Paper Mario, so I thought about making a video that would combine both.

It took me a month and a half, but I finally had time to do it, it was a fun process and I learned a lot trying to improve the video day by day.

I did everything, I used Maya, C4D, After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop.

All music and sound effects belong to Nintendo.

New World Record set in in Mario Bros. hardest difficulty

Steven Kleisath and Stephen Boyer recently set a record of 1,280,550 points in Mario Bros.'s "Ultimate NO POW Hardest Difficulty 2 Player" difficulty setting. In short, this means that POW blocks, which are extremely useful items that can damage all enemies on the screen at once, cannot be used to defeat enemies within the game. The record was accomplished this by playing the game via a netplay service and by communicating with one another through a speakerphone. Suffice to say, the record is a very impressive feat! 

RANDOM TIME! - Fan creates video game adaptation of LEGO Super Mario using Dreams on PS4


With over 60+ hours of development time during the course of just 8 days, YouTuber Bearly Regal has created a video game adaptation of the LEGO Super Mario playsets!

Only the overworld has been created, and there are currently no plans to turn the project into a fully functional game, but the result is still highly impressive. Most of the world has been made using individual Lego bricks built within Dreams, and the craftsmanship that went into this is simply amazing. Dreams is a game available exclusively on PlayStation 4 that doubles as a development engine, allowing for anyone to create their own games. You can check out Bearly Regal's journey in the 6 minute long developmental process video above.

After some issues from Nintendo regarding their IPs being used for projects in Dreams, Sony has begun taking action and removing some of these levels. Since much creative liberty was put into this particular project, hopefully it's spared from deletion. If not, the beautiful concept and design will always be preserved in the form of this well-edited YouTube video.

LEGO has a history of releasing video games based on their licensed playsets, including Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, and many others. Perhaps one day we will see an official video game based on the Super Mario Lego sets based on the Super Mario video game, in the form of LEGO Super Mario: The Video Game!

Random Time! - Fan recreates iconic Pokemon Gold/Silver locations in Animal Crossing

A Twitter user by the name of hinopika has recreated some iconic locations from Pokemon Gold/Silver, including small replicas of Goldenrod City, National Park, Route 31, and the Lake of Rage. He also created a costume based on Cyndaquil to tie in with the Pokemon theming!

He stated the following in an interview with Twitter user @Sephazon:

The first inspiration was drawn from my feelings for Pokémon Gold and Silver as well as the Johto region. These were the first games I played in the series, so they represent a very important memory and place for me.

At first I saw an item called a fountain and associated it with "The National Garden" from Johto, and, ultimately, I decided on a design that respects the Johto region, which I love every part of!

My clothes are based on Cyndaquil because he was my first partner in Pokémon. It's been 20 years since then, and we've been friends ever since.

Random Time - Super Mario Bros. 1-1 re-created Animal Crossing: New Horizons

A Japanese user by the name of  だいち has re-created the first stage of Super Mario Bros. using custom tiles in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Of course, it cannot be played like a Super Mario Bros. stage, but it is still visually appealing and conceptually creative for an Animal Crossing island!

Charles Martinet looks back on one of his most unique roles

Not the voice you're used to

We may know Charles Martinet as the man behind the voices of Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, and so on, but he's also performed some other voicework duties in his career. For example, 19 years ago, Martinet took on a role that's quite different from his usual offerings.

Martinet shared a tweet about his work on the 2001 title Shadow of Destiny. He played the character Homunculus, which you can see in action above. It's definitely a very different character for Martinet, as he's playing a rather serious character. It's pretty interesting hearing yet another example of Martinet's range!

RANDOM TIME! - What characters are most likely for Smash Ultimate's Fighters Pass 2 when predicting using math?

Smashingly interesting!

Predictions for the next character to be added to the Super Smash Bros. series always go off the rails. There are so many possibilities, it seems impossible to find a definitive answer without Nintendo directly revealing who it is. But what if you were to predict using nothing but pure mathematics? That is what the YouTuber "Backseat Game Development" did, and the result is highly interesting, but also insane! Check out the extraordinarily well put together video above to find out who is "most likely" for Smash Ultimate's Fighter Pass 2 using only math.

Giant Snorlax plush found decapitated on the side of the road in Singapore

We need Detective Pikachu to solve this mystery

I don't know what the hell is going on in Singapore, but clearly there's at least one enraged Pokemon fan on the loose. Jepoy Camaliga discovered the body of a giant Snorlax plush just sitting on the curb while out and about, and the plush's head has been completely ripped off. Looks like someone was trying to get further down the road Snorlax was blocking, but Snorlax was doing his job! The end result is a decapitated Snorlax, and one hell of a mystery. Get Detective Pikachu on the case!

Random Time! - Reddit user purchases Nintendo Switch unit from Best Buy still in factory diagnostic mode

Unlucky or lucky?

Quite a bit of confusion was had by Reddit user u/boondar143 when introduced to an unusual startup screen on a newly purchased Nintendo Switch. The unit was simply bought during Best Buy's Cyber Monday sale, but due to factory error, displays a diagnostic test upon booting up the console. Three of the five tests are highlighted green, implying the factory was still in the process of completion. This particular Switch was shipped before the "UsbAndHPMicTest" and "Finalize" options were finished. Many replies to the original post were highly interested in the unique situation, and offered support and suggestions to the submitter. The outpouring of interest allowed the Reddit user to realize this Switch unit might actually be more valuable then originally thought, and an offer was even made that's above the retail price. Initial disappointment turned out to be somewhat of a lucky scenario.


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