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New Nintendo World Champion Crowned

by Donald Theriault - October 7, 2017, 7:03 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

A wild collection of games produced a deserving champion.

A new Nintendo World Champion was crowned tonight in New York City.

Thomas G survived a star studded field including 2015 champion John Numbers, actors, speedrunners, professional wrestlers and more to take the crown. The full list of games presented tonight:

  • Round 1: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Shield Racing), Super Smash Bros for Wii U (Home Run Contest), Metroid: Samus Returns (Diggernaut escape)
  • Round 1 "Underground": Balloon Fight
  • Round 2: Super Smash Bros for Wii U (8 player Smash)
  • Round 2 Underground: Bird & Beans
  • Round 3: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (50cc Mount Wario, 200cc Electrodome)
  • Round 3 Underground: Donkey Kong Country Returns (World 4-3 Time Trial)
  • Round 4: Splatoon 2 (Tower Control)
  • Round 4 Underground: Tetris (GB)
  • Round 5: ARMS
  • Round 5 Underground: Mario Party 2
  • Grand Final: Super Mario Maker race, Super Mario Bros Deluxe (Mario v Luigi mode), Super Mario Odyssey (three levels including a boss fight)


EnnerOctober 07, 2017

It was really fun watching the whole show. The lack of a big new announcement will disappoint some, and cynically you can think of this as a long 4.5 hour ad to buy Nintendo and Super Mario Odyssey.

But it was really cool and cute to see such a wild (and sometimes cruel) competition using a lot of Nintendo games.

pololmejorOctober 07, 2017

I absolutely loved all the Gameboy. Seeing Tetris and Super Mario bros. Deluxe was pretty amazing and it feels good to know that Nintendo still remembers. I have the best memories with SMB Deluxe.

rlse9October 08, 2017

I watched about 5 minutes of this before losing interest, just not my thing.  However, the tweets from one James Jones during the Nintendo World Championships were quite entertaining.

LemonadeOctober 09, 2017

I watched the whole thing live and loved it. They need to do it every year.

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