Classic Ads: Mario Bros. (Nintendo-Pak)
“How do you clean up after Donkey Kong? Turn Donkey Kong Jr. and Popeye back into money machines, too.”
Mario Bros. (マリオブラザーズ) is an arcade game published and developed by Nintendo in 1983. It was developed by Shigeru Miyamoto. In the game, Mario is portrayed as an Italian-American plumber who, along with his brother Luigi, has to defeat creatures that have been coming from the sewers below New York. The gameplay focuses on Mario’s extermination of pests in the sewers by flipping them on their backs and kicking them away. [Wiki]
Lord of the Rings x Super Mario World
Artist note: I put a walking path in here, but we all know that one does not simply walk into Mordor. I managed to to fit Barad-dur, Mount Doom, and the nine Nazgul, but ran out of room for The Black Gate.
Created by Alex Griendling
Jupiter’s moon Io, photographed by Voyager 2, 10 July 1979.
The end of this blog’s Io-thon follows on from yesterday’s post. The photos used in this gif were taken with longer exposures than yesterday’s, so there is a better contrast between Io and the background. Two volcanic eruptions are clearly visible in the top-left: I think that they are from Amirani and Maui. There’s also an eruption on the right-hand side, but as its only lit by reflected light from Jupiter, it requires a lot of brightening to see (NASA’s photojournal shows it here).
You can also see a volcano in the south, tall enough to stay in sunlight even as the surrounding areas fall into darkness.
Yesterday I mentioned the bright spot glinting near the equator. I asked Jason Perry (who used to write an Io blog) about it on Twitter and he said that it “looks like specular reflection off of glassy, cooled lava near Hi’iaka Patera.” So there you go.
Saturn’s moon Prometheus and the F Ring, photographed by Cassini, 29 October 2008.
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The History of Nintendo (Vol. 2)
“1980-1991:The Game and Watch Games, An Amazing Invention!”
The second volume of The History of Nintendo is dedicated entirely to the fabulous Game & Watch games, a famous line of electronic LCD games which was very popular in the early 80’s. You’ll find the detailed and exclusive chronicles of how this invention, which revolutionized the whole entertainment industry, came to be. You’ll find out about the difficulties encountered during their development, the secrets behind this new concept at the time and dozens of unexpected documents.
Available for $40(USD) @MyComicShop
Related: The History of Nintendo (Vol. 1)
The History of Nintendo (Vol. 1)
”1889-1980: From Playing Cards to Game and Watch!”
This highly detailed publication delves into the rich and varied 120 year history of the world’s leading video game company. For the very first time ever Nintendo’s historical product portfolio is catalogued in painstaking and loving detail, with over 500 card games, tabletop games, toys, electronic, and arcade games all compiled into one superbly crafted book. This book details Nintendo’s humble beginnings as a playing card manufacturer, charting progress through the entire range of toys and games, progressing up to the first video arcade games, home consoles, and Game & Watch series.
Available for $40(USD) @MyComicShop
At the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, scientists have been experimenting with sound waves and pharmaceutical solutions, levitating soluble drops between two speakers facing each other. While their research has produced some visually fascinating results, it has also led to the discovery of a far more effective method for creating amorphous drugs, which happen to be the more desirable of two forms that pharmaceutical drugs can take.Watch Video Here.
GIFs by Science-llama