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8 cool things about New York’s Nintendo store

A completely new and totally state-of-the-art Nintendo store opened last spring in New York City at Rockefeller Plaza. I was there to witness the grand opening first hand. Here’s what was super cool about it.

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1. Fans camped out in the winter cold all night long to meet Mario and Luigi. Some were there for more 24 hours. By 10 a.m. the line went all the way up the block and around the past Radio City Music Hall.

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2. Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Mario and Luigi, drew a special greeting for the occasion. It stands just inside the store’s front doors.

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3. Inside, the legendary Mario and Luigi greeted the Games Guru with open arms, just like they were old friends.

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4. Upstairs, there’s a giant 15 foot screen to play games, in this case the as-yet released The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD.

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5. The store also has a cool museum aspect. Here are the hand drawn level designs from the original Super Mario Bros. game.

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6. Under glass upstairs, you can find all the handheld devices Nintendo has made over the years. Here are some of them.

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7. Luigi marvels at the display of Nintendo 3DS devices.

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8. Nintendo is where everyone comes to play. And no, you didn’t read incorrectly. Nintendo started as a company way back in 1889 as a maker of playing cards.

— The Games Guru

10 Comments on 8 cool things about New York’s Nintendo store

  1. This store has been around for longer than the article says. It’s not “new”, they just change up the inside of it whenever there’s a new game coming out.

  2. BlackaZaka // July 30, 2016 at 7:04 pm // Reply

    Iv’e been there on the launch day of Star Fox Zero!

  3. I want to go!!

  4. Mario party fans // April 4, 2016 at 10:56 am // Reply

    I love Mario and friends and I wish I was in NYC

  5. The mario party fanz.... // April 4, 2016 at 10:53 am // Reply

    I love the nintendo 3ds and I wish I was at that store.

  6. supercoolandveryawesome // March 1, 2016 at 9:38 pm // Reply

    this is so cool i know if i ever go to NYC i will make sure to go here. it’s so cool that Nintendo is making such awesome games i really want twilight princess hd I’ve played the original for the wii and it has been my favorite game for like forever i could give you more than a few reasons why you should get it

  7. so cool! i haven’t ever been New York City, but now i really want to.

  8. Googlefunk360 // February 24, 2016 at 5:34 pm // Reply

    This is really cool, wish i could’ve been there

  9. Fans M. and C // February 20, 2016 at 4:03 pm // Reply

    Nice new store, Hope to see it soon in its full glory!

  10. So cool!! Haven’t ever been to NYC but when I go (Which I will) That’ll be on my list to see! Thanks for telling us about this!

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