A few days ago, we shared a new Super Mario Maker level that had the stage built to mimic basic computation logic gates, allowing for a few simple addition problems to be performed. If you thought that was fascinating, however, this new stage will blow you clean out of the water. Reddit user Helgefan has created a system in Mario Maker that functions as an binary adder for three bit integers – that is, it adds any two numbers from 0 to 7 – and displaying the result at the end of the level. It's a really incredible setup!

You can watch a video of it adding six plus six after the jump (unfortunately, there's no sound to it), and you can see an image of the entire level map here. And if you'd like to try it out for yourself, you can do so with the following code: 705C-0000-01B3-FE78.

News and reveals from the toy world circled around the Internet in the wake of Wonder Festival this past weekend. Max Factory is putting out more of their popular Figma figures. Inside you can see a custom Link figure from Skyward Sword and Samus from Other M. It was also unveiled that a Samus figure from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is in the works right now, as is a Link figure based on Twilight Princess HD.

See the figures after the jump!

Mister Sakurai's wild ride has come to an end at last. With the hype train pulling into the station one last time, the creator and director of Super Smash Bros. is now taking his more than well-earned vacation, but not before writing up one more column about Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U for Famitsu Magazine.

In his column, Sakurai has announced that the games' development has come to a close with the sixth and final wave of DLC's release last week, starring Corrin and Bayonetta as the last pair of additional playable characters. He is pleased that he can finally take some time off, at least until his next project comes around.

Read on after the jump for more details.

Earlier we reported on the rumors that the final stages of Star Fox Zero's development weren't going all that well. Since then, Liam Robertson, a video game enthusiast who has been quite accurate with insider information in the past (he leaked Mini Mario & Friends a month before its official announcement, and he uncovered a lot about an unreleased Kid Icarus game, among various other endeavors), has elaborated on these rumors. He underscores that the game's unique motion controls are at the core of the problems, since Nintendo of Europe's Quality Assurance team is concerned about how players will react to them.

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In 1986, the Nintendo Entertainment System was graced with a groundbreaking game that set a new standard for fantasy and adventure games in its wake. Shigeru Miyamoto's inaugural The Legend of Zelda took players on a journey throughout the kingdom of Hyrule in a bid to gather the shards of the Triforce of Wisdom, defeat Ganon, and rescue the titular princess. With this milestone year, Nintendo is launching three new titles, and fans the world over are just as ready to commemorate the 30th anniversary of one of gaming's most celebrated franchises.

The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra recently played a spectacular concert dedicated to the music behind video games, and one of their suites just so happens to be a 16-minute medley dedicated to the past thirty years of Zelda. Give their performance a watch after the jump!

Here's a phrase I never thought I would be typing: stores are having a hard time keeping up with the demand for Wii U... at least in Japan. Following the holiday season, Wii U is sold out at many retailers. Nintendo's home console is completely sold out at electronics chain store Yodobashi, and it's sold out online at Tsutaya and Amazon Japan with stores close to sold out as well. It's believed that Wii U sales during the holiday season were higher than expected, and retailers are finding themselves short on stock as a result. While it's a got to be great for Nintendo to hear that their product is finally selling out again, they'll want to address the shortages as quickly as possible.

Nintendo has been performing extensive maintenance on their online services several times a week in recent months, and it looks like we can expect a lot more. With little warning, Nintendo has just announced more downtime for both 3DS and Wii U tonight. Wii U's online features will be unavailable from 4:50 - 6:30 PM Pacific Time. Later on in the evening, both 3DS and Wii U will be offline from 8:00 PM until 1:00 AM on Wednesday.

Alone on Valentine's Day? That's okay, Nindies love you! Nintendo has teamed up with independent video game developers in the past for "Nindie" events, discounting popular titles, offering demos on upcoming games, and more. Their latest indie event is called "Nindies Love You," and it kicks off on February 11th and lasts until February 25th. Nintendo and their indie partners are offering sales of up to half-off on fun games like Teslagrad, Sportsball, Chasing Aurora, Chariot, and more. The Nindies Love You sale is available in North America, Europe, and Australia, with a slightly different lineup of games for each region. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

YouTube user TrackerTD has caught a possible Easter egg in the Bayonetta DLC for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. While playing as Bayonetta, triggering her forward throw attack will occasionally result in her exclaiming a particular Japanese phrase, "Juu'nen hayain da yo!" This common Japanese phrase, meaning "you're ten years too early," can be heard in her native games where she'll shout it alongside a similar move.

However, Tracker and many gamers believe that given Bayonetta's history as a SEGA property, it can also reference the Virtua Fighter series. In those games, the phrase serves as victory dialogue for the character Akira (who himself is represented in Smash through a downloadable Mii costume), whose signature move is also the same technique present in Bayonetta's forward throw. Watch TrackerTD's video after the jump for the full details.

One of the most surprising exclusive games on Wii U is the sexy, action-packed, angel and demon-killing, hack and slash adventure known as Bayonetta 2. The original Bayonetta was on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (but not Nintendo platforms), but when its sequel was on the verge of being cancelled due to a poor financial situation at SEGA, Nintendo swooped in and secured the exclusive title for their new console. The latest episode of Did You Know Gaming digs deep into the story of Nintendo and Platinum's partnership, as well as the history and origins of the Bayonetta franchise. Click below to give it a watch!

Nintendo fans have been enjoying Mutant Mudds/Mutant Mudds Deluxe on 3DS and Wii U for years now (and the challenging retro-style platformer has even made its way to PC, PlayStation Network, and iOS since its original launch), and now indie developer Renegade Kid is gearing up for a sequel. Mutant Mudds Super Challenge brings back that same retro action, but it cranks the difficulty up to eleven. The game has now been submitted to Nintendo for testing, so it shouldn't be too long until it's available to purchase on the Wii U eShop!

There are two ideas that many Nintendo fans have been clamoring to see the Mario Kart series embrace lately: bringing the two-racer driving and combat mechanics from Double Dash!! back into the series, and expanding on their crossover content from Mario Kart 8 to make the series a full-fledged Nintendo kart racer, as opposed to leaning on the Mario series alone. Neither of these ideas have had the mettle to excite the entire fanbase, and each brings a unique set of challenges Nintendo would need to overcome in order to justify changing Mario Kart so radically. We realized, then, that the solution is easier than it seems: combine the ideas into one.

This was one of the talking points on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Check out the discussion video after the jump for our full thoughts on this awesome new pitch, or keep reading for a brief, brief summary.

While it would be a no brainer for Pokkén Tournament to support the Pokémon Amiibo, it turns out that the game will support every Amiibo accessory, which includes Amiibo cards. While we really don't know what the other Pokémon Amiibo will do, we know that the Shadow Mewtwo card will unlock Shadow Mewtwo instantly as a playable character. And the rest of your extensive and expensive Amiibo will be usable to unlock special in-game items. Pokkén Tournament will be available on March 18th.

Nintendo regularly adds new Event Courses to Super Mario Maker, often featuring special themes and often created by well-known developers. Nintendo has just added four new courses, and this time, they're all Nintendo-developed. As part of Japanese gaming event Tokaigi 2016, Nintendo contributed multiple levels to the King of Course Creators/King of Course Players contest. The four used in the final round of the contest have now all been added to Super Mario Maker. Can you beat them all?

Last week, The Pokémon Company revealed the commercial they're airing during this year's Super Bowl by uploading it to YouTube, and it's more of a promotional campaign for the Pokémon brand and its 20th Anniversary, rather than any particular product. This was one of the talking points on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, and between this and Pokémon GO, we all think The Pokémon Company is doing a great job showing Nintendo how real advertising is done. Check out the discussion video after the jump for our full thoughts on this awesome ad and how it fits into Nintendo at large.