Rise and Fall of Nintendo Power

We’re going to take a break from making NF videos after this one, so make sure to enjoy it and drop a comment!


Before NF, there was NP. Nintendo Power was a long running magazine, originally produced in-house at Nintendo. Over the publication’s many years, it evolved and changed with time as well as with new ownership. Simeon and Scott from Two Button Crew are here today to jog our memories on Nintendo Power’s storied history!

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Underrated Games You Have to Play

You won’t be sorry.


We don’t want you to miss these golden titles! We’ve played all these underrated games, and they deserve a lot more attention than they get. You can find all these on the cheap, so take our word and thank us later!

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What Gameboy Games Should be Remade?

Just can’t get over the awesomeness of Samus Returns!


Metroid: Samus Returns is a dream come true. While providing us a new Metroid game, Nintendo is also reusing something from the Gameboy library. GB games are the perfect source for remakes, as many gamers today haven’t tapped into that library, and many of those experiences would be worthy of replaying with a face-lift. We don’t want Samus to be the only one Returning from the Gameboy days, so we’ve made a list of the titles we’d like to see. What did we forget? Let us know in the comments!

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Are Classic Editions the New Virtual Console?

We will be attending Classics Anonymous.


“Virtual Console” isn’t a term that we hear much these days, especially compared to all the buzz surrounding the SNES Classic Edition and the NES version before it. We’re wondering: Are these special retro consoles here to stay, while VC takes a back seat? Will we ever see Virtual Console on Switch? Let’s discuss!Footage credit: Polygon

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1-2-Switch… With a Twist

Order your Simeon Mouth Screenshot Prints now!


Just when you thought these video couldn’t get any weirder, Simeon and Scott place Joy-Con in their mouths. Yuck? It’s all in good fun though, as they attempt to thwart each other in three intense rounds of 1-2-Switch. No hands allowed, only tongues, teeth, and lips. If you can handle that, you will be entertained!

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How Switch Can be Improved with Patches

We’ll take one internet browser please, and a side of… hmm… the DEATH OF FRIEND CODES!


Nintendo succeeded in winning our hearts with the Switch. It’s a fantastic console that’s just begging to be played. However, it is missing some no-brainer features, and we can only hope that their software team is working on implementing those. Things like Internet Browsers and, you know, the violent DEATH of friend codes! Simeon and Scott are here to discuss everything that should be coming to the console/portable hybrid in the near future!

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Which Button Am I Pressing? (Blindfolded!)

You’re really pressing my buttons.


Are you so familiar with Nintendo controllers that you could recognize individual buttons without looking?! That’s exactly what Simeon and Scott are attempting today, while blindfoldedly shoving fingers into gaming input devices. Who will win?

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What Nintendo Character Am I?

If you ever need your eyebrows slimed, call us first.


It’s popular with the kids and it’s popular with the squids – SLIME! Simeon and Scott are here to play with slime (in a Nintendo-like fashion) for YOUR enjoyment. So play along and see if you can guess the characters that their slimy faces portray.

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Dream Jobs at Nintendo

Nintendo, you can reach us on our Contact page.


Who wouldn’t want to work for Nintendo? The company is among the ranks of Apple and Disney, places that seem like they’d be more fun than they are work. Well, Simeon and Scott are writing their own job descriptions in home that a Nintendo employee will watch this video and hook them up. Join us in the comments!

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What Makes Metroid So Special?

Sorry, we can’t stop talking about bae-I mean-Samus.


Metroid has a special spot in our hearts, and if you’re watching this, there’s a good chance that you know how we feel. Fans of Samus are feeling good after this year’s E3: Nintendo proved that they still care as much as we do. But why IS it that Nintendo fans have been asking for a new entry in this series for years? What makes us especially passionate about this particular bounty hunter? Simeon and Scott are here to break down the reasons that Metroid stands out from the crowd.

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How amiibo Technology Works

#iiqualrights, toys-to-lifes-matter


When our parents were our age, they would never have imagine being able to scan their toys into their video games. Well, now we’re living in the future, thanks to amiibo! But how exactly do these figurines, cards, and plushies interact with Nintendo’s systems? Do they really learn and level up? All those answers and more in this episode of NF + TBC. amiibo Footage credit: Gamecite, Game Wire

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Debate: Mario Odyssey Vs. BotW in Sales

Best way to win a debate: Pick a side and give your opponent the other one to argue for.


It’s amazing how many heavy-hitters the Nintendo Switch is getting in its first year. Some of Nintendo’s biggest franchises are being represented with all new entries featuring innovation and a high level of polish. That said, which game deserves the #1 sales spot when all is said and done? Will Breath of the Wild maintain its momentum from launch and stay king of the hill, or will Super Mario Odyssey become a runaway hit this holiday and dethrone the competition? We want your thoughts – vote in the poll by clicking the “i” icon!

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Fun with Fusing Pokemon

When Hitmonchan is not Hitmonchan…


What’s better than two Pokemon? One Pokemon made by mashing the two together! We’ve explored the mad science that is Pokemon Fusion!

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Real or Fake Game Name?

Pu :3


Sometimes, games have the craziest names! And other times, Simeon and Scott try to trick each other with wacky titles that COULD just be the real deal. It’s up to them to distinguish which is which in today’s episode, where they put each other to the test and try to call the bluffs. Play along and see how you do!

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How to Host a Gaming Tournament

Go out into the world and be T.O.s!


Gaming tournaments! If you haven’t tried to attend one, you’re missing out! But sometimes, the scene just isn’t there… until you start it. There are probably more Nintendo enthusiasts in your area than you realize, and it just takes some effort and organization to bring those people together. In this episode, Simeon and Scott give you some handy tips for starting your own gaming competition! | Handy Dandy Checklist – Bring: System, game, adapter, controller, TV, laptop, charger, speakers, permanent marker (for marking hands), name tags

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Mario Kart Rock Paper Scissors

As you can see, our childhoods were clearly very entertaining.


Sometimes, plain old Rock Paper Scissors gets really boring. That’s when you have to invent your own version! And with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe releasing in North America yesterday, what better way to play RPS than with Mario Kart items? Indeed, the weapons in the Mario Kart series are balanced not unlike rock, paper, or scissors, where some are more effective against others, and can be countered by others still. Join Simeon and Scott as they do what they do best – goof off!

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R.I.P. MadCatz

Sincerely, we do wish the best to those who lost their jobs in this process.


Unfortunately, a former video game industry giant has bit the dust. Mad Catz, long known for their affordable hardware alternatives and questionable quality, have filed for bankruptcy. What went wrong, and what does this mean for Nintendo fans? Simeon and Scott are here to discuss the fall-out! Footage Credit: Gamecube Controller – Soundwave Gaming | N64 Controller – N64 Danny | N64 Arcade Stick – RodzSquad Retro Reviews

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Why We Are Nintendo Fans

Because Nintendo does what everywon’t.


When is the last time you stopped and asked yourself the question: Why AM I a Nintendo fan? That’s exactly what we’re doing on the NF YouTube channel today – join in the comments!

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Desert Island with One Video Game | NF + TBC

Thank goodness for unlimited electricity on desert islands.


We’ve all been asked some form of this question before: If you were stranded on a desert island, what would you take with you? This time, your only choices are video games, and you have unlimited power supply but no WiFi. Yes, the choice is tough. But Simeon and Scott thought this through and have come up with some of the strongest candidates. What game would you take? Comment below!

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April Fools: Prank Calling Nintendo

No really! We prank called Nintendo! We’re not fooling you!


What better way to celebrate April Fools than to give your favorite company a call? We phoned a couple different customer service reps, and they were very helpful… even in the face of the complete nonsense that we were throwing at them. Note: Each Nintendo employee was given a perfect survery by Simeon and Scott.

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