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Nintendo World Championships 2015 Details May 20, 2015

Posted by Maniac in Game News.
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Nintendo has long held a place in many gamers’ hearts and now Nintendo plans to give back to their fans.  In the early 90s, Nintendo ruled video gaming with an iron fist.  They were everywhere. TV, magazines, shampoo, and even breakfast cereal.  At the height of their popularity Nintendo hosted a series of competitions to find the best NES players in the world. Those events have gone down in gaming legend. Heck, there was even a Fred Savage movie about the phenomenon, called The Wizard.

This year, just prior to this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, Nintendo is once again hosting the Nintendo World Championships and they’re opening it to anyone who wants to play.

If you would like to compete, you’ll have to head to one of the eight participating Best Buy locations on May 30th, 2015.  The qualifying events will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time at Best Buy stores at the following locations:

  • 1717 Harrison St.  San Francisco, CA
  • 3675 Pacific Coast Highway. Torrance, CA
  • 10760 NW 17th St.  Miami, FL
  • 900 E. Golf Road. Schaumburg, IL
  • 12905 Elm Creek Blvd. N. Maple Grove, MN
  • 5001 Northern Blvd.  Long Island City, NY
  • 9378 N. Central Expressway  Dallas, TX
  • 2214 S. 48th St.  Tacoma, WA

Nintendo says they’ll be testing players with the game Ultimate NES Remix on the Nintendo 3DS. The special challenges will be taken from Dr. Mario, Super Mario Bros 3 and Super Mario Bros. The top players from each store will be given the chance to compete against each other at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. You can read all the official details about the promotion here.

Fred Savage himself has expressed interest in attending the event. If you know Fred, make sure to pass along this information to him!

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