The Nintendo fanboy. It’s a peculiar breed of gamer exceedingly obsessed with all things Nintendo.
They’re people "who spend their free time (and probably their work time) talking about how great Nintendo is," according to Urban Dictionary, and they’ll defend the company to death.
Are you one of them? There could be one in your life, or maybe you’re loyal to the big N yourself. Where exactly do all these fanboys hang out on the Web? Let’s have a look-see at some of the best websites for Nintendo fanboys.
Club Nintendo is a loyalty program that offers members rewards for collecting points.
Once you join Club Nintendo, it’s simply, really. You register certain first-party hardware and software titles by Nintendo and complete surveys. In doing so, you’ll earn Coins that can be redeemed for products in the rewards catalog.
Relive the magic of the good old NES days with Nintendo8.com.
With an array of classic Nintendo 8-bit games like the Super Mario Bros. series, Bomberman, Galaga, and Contra, no download is necessary. You just play your favorite titles right in your browser and it’s all free.
Learn more about how to play old school games on your computer here.
The official Nintendo Online Store offers anything a Nintendo gamer would need.
From parts, accessories, and manuals for your system, to magazines, player’s guides, and trading cards, and even toys, clothing, and gifts, the website is a Nintendo shopper’s paradise.
Nintendo legend and fanboy heartthrob Shigeru Miyamoto has his own dedicated fan website. MiyamotoShrine.com is all about the creator of the franchises of Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, and more.
As for why the website was ever created? "Because we find him sexy" is unsurprisingly one of the.
GoNintendo is a popular one-stop shop for all the latest Nintendo scoops and news.
The website is continuously updated, making it a favorite destination to keep fans occupied and happy.
One of the longest running remaining video game publications, Nintendo Power is a monthly news and strategy magazine. You’ll have to check out the magazine itself for most of the content, but the website is worthwhile to catch a sneak peak at the latest issues, with sample pages routinely made available for free download.
For those interested in paper models, there’s Nintendo Papercraft.
The website offers tons of free and downloadable guides to building papercrafts themed to Nintendo characters and games, including Animal Crossing, Kirby, Star Fox, and much more.
"Iwata Asks" interviews give fans a rare glimpse into what goes on inside the world of Nintendo. The big N’s president Satoru Iwata asks developers questions about upcoming games or products, and the whole transcript is published on official Nintendo websites.
The Nintendo Comics System was a short-lived series of comic books published by Valiant Comics between 1990 and 1991. The comics are hard to come by, but luckily, scans of the books are available for free online.
The series featured popular Nintendo characters and games, including Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and Captain N: The Game Master.
Those classic Nintendo tunes can be heard once again with VGMusic.com. The website’s directory of Nintendo music has close to 4,000 MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) files to listen to, including a long list of sounds and music from classic titles.
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A $50 shirt may be a bit on the steep side, but for the Nintendo fanboy, money is certainly no object when it comes to Torpedo Ted or Bomb-omb.
Torrel is one of a limited number of companies that produce officially licensed Nintendo clothing, and their website offers a variety of urban wear, including shirts, hoodies, and jackets.
A full list of other Nintendo apparel manufacturers and their products is available here.
With everything from its classic arcade hits to the current generation, the Nintendo Database (NinDB) archives information on all the video games developed and published by Nintendo.
You’ll find titles from the home consoles of NES through Wii, portable systems from Virtual Boy to DS, and even classic arcade and Color TV Game systems. NinDB is a definitive resource for everything Nintendo.
If you have a favorite Nintendo website, be sure to let us know about it in the comments.
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