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Fan transforms his PSP into a Mario-loving paradise

What's the first thing a zealous Nintendo fan does when he gets a PSP? Why, turn it into a Mario-worshipping shrine, of course! Mr. Shizzy has created an XMB modification for users of 3.03 OE-C firmware. Everything about the PSP interface has been changed, from icons, to sounds, to the waves in the background. It may be a bit gaudy for my tastes, but it's impressive nonetheless. To download this homebrew-only conversion, head over to DCEmu. Warning: because crucial files are overwritten in the process, you have a chance of bricking your PSP. Use at your own risk!

Video of the XMB in action, provided after the cut.

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Three dimensional 2D Mario homebrew

This is certainly a bizarre homebrew project. SANiK has created a small demo of a 3D remake of the original NES Super Mario Bros., which only took 7 days to create. The programmer was tired of the lazy games being developed by the homebrew community, and took it upon himself to show off what a little effort can do: " I have to admit that this psychedelic demo is quite impressive. Unfortunately, to the disappointment of many (including Nintendo's lawyers), this simple demonstration will stay as such: it won't evolve into a full game any time soon.

[Via DCEmu]

Lighting the fuse on Bomberman Land

Bomberman is a game series that has had more releases than Mario. The titles have spanned across nearly every game system ever created. Yet despite these facts, most of the gameplay additions to the series have been ignored in favor of playing the classic multiplayer. And that's okay when the multiplayer gameplay is so perfect.

Every gamer should have at least one version of Bomberman on every system they have. I'm pretty sure it's against gamer law to not do so. Luckily for PSP owners who haven't jumped on the Bomberman train, another Bomberman release is coming to Sony's handheld.

Bomberman Land Portable has the land split into pieces and Bomberman must put it back together again. Of course if history repeats itself, it's unlikely we'll play the single player version anyway. But maybe this Bomberman will be the first one to actually provide a worthwhile single player experience. No US release date has yet been set, but the Bomberman Land Portable hits Japan in March.

To see screens and read more, check out Famitsu.

Alex Kidd shows off on Sega Genesis Collection

If you enjoyed Alex Kidd on the Sega Genesis, you're sure to be salivating by now after just watching the above video. Alex Kidd, which was Sega's first answer to Mario, is one of nearly 30 old-school Genesis games making their way onto the PSP in the form of Sega Genesis Collection. The game comes packed with extras like exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and wireless multiplayer modes.

What more can a Sega Fanboy ask for? Yeah, I said it.

Japanese software sales chart, Aug. 14-20: Yes, it's Mario again

Japanese software sales chart, Aug. 14-20: Yes, it's Mario againI'm sure by now Mario is haunting Kaz Hirai's dreams. It seems like the plummer just won't give up that top spot, but more importantly, the Nintendo DS once again had seven games in the top 10. And that's not even counting another of which is a Gameboy Advance title.

1. New Super Mario Bros. (DS) - 103,774 / 2,835,708
2. Tamagotchi no Puchi Puchi Omisetchi Gohiikini (DS) - 65,554 / 400,429
3. Shaberu! DS Oryouri Nabi (Cooking Navi) (DS) - 55,759 / 346,719
4. Brain Age 2 - Nintendo (DS) - 45,978 / 3,031,411
5. Animal Crossing: Wild World (DS) - 41,813 / 3,119,108
6. Daito Giken Pachislot Hihouden (PS2)- Daito Giken - 39,070 /*NEW*
7. Rythm Tengoku (GBA) - 29,911 / 88,089
8. Tetris DS - Nintendo (DS) - 26,791 / 781,110
9. SD Gundam G Generation Portable (PSP) - 25,716 / 217,943
10. Brain Training for Adults (DS) - 25,139 / 2,713,284

I guess the one good thing for us PSP fanboys is at least Gundam is holding down that ninth spot, right? But in its third week of release, it barely beat out Brain Training, which has been out for 67 weeks.

(Via Games Are Fun)

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