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It’s no more news that Nintendo Switch has been a huge success although there are still some aspects of the hybrid console that can be improved on to meet the demands of more gamers. 

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Patience is defined as the ability to suffer or endure something without being upset. This term is very common in the world of video games as it is not uncommon for long-awaited titles to be delayed or games to be announced and months to go by without knowing much about their development. Patience is a virtue, but as everything has a limit, it also runs out.

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We love our slots. We love the fact that you spin the reels, have your heat skip a beat and hope for a big win. This is the thrill that a slot machine offers. Now imagine a walk down memory lane with having 2 of your favourite things joined up to deliver greatness:  Super Mario and slot machines.  If you are looking for a joyride to Mushroom Kingdom with a lot of perks, smiles and a classical feel, look no further  as Mario Gold slots have landed, and here we are today sharing the joy with you. ?am The Slots Lad and I will be your guide to Mario Gold Slots.       

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When we watch an 80s movie based in Vegas, we just reminisce at the thought of the classical slot machine, the arcade ones.  Back in the days, the graphics were not out of this world, but why is it that nowadays we look back and miss the traditional slot game?  The days of the Commodore 64, the Amiga computer console are way over, or are they?  In a day and age where slot machines at casino sites are full of bonus rounds, scatters, wilds and multipliers, some game providers are going back to the primitive, to the days where the Super Mario franchise issues classical slots for us to binge on, and the rest is just history.

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Today we take you back to the 80s, where the hair was big, the hairspray was overboard and the jeans were not low waisted. The days where Commodore 64 reigned, followed by Amiga then Nintendo and we could only dream of something close to a Playstation.

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To say Mario is no stranger to spinoffs is like saying there’s something a little off about Luigi – it’s not only obvious but also incredibly understated. From teaching typing to playing doctor, kart racing, and even beating up his friends and family in Smash, the little plumber’s reach knows few bounds.

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The most popular gaming franchises always have iconic characters that are instantly recognisable, even to those with only a passing interest in gaming. Lara Croft, Pikachu, Sonic the Hedgehog, Zelda: these characters are synonymous with their gaming worlds, have appeared in different genres of game, and serve as inspiration for cosplayers on every continent.

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From the dawn of digital gaming to the modern day, platforms are very much defined by one or two iconic characters. They become talismans and primary selling points of gaming systems, with fans clamoring for the next game in the franchise.

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We all recognise him straight away – red hat, red t-shirt with blue dungarees with a moustache – yes, he’s Mario. He is potentially one of the most iconic game characters of all time. He was initially created by video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, who worked for Nintendo. For a period, he also acted as the company’s unofficial mascot, and we would make his first video game appearance in 1981 in the game ‘Donkey Kong’. And although nearly everyone might recognise just who Mario is, that’s not what we’re going to be looking at today. Instead, we’re going to be looking at the influence he’s had both with the success of Nintendo and with video games in general. 

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The eagerly anticipated Nintendo Switch Lite announcement earlier in July 2019 has many Nintendo die-hards scratching their heads. Many fans were left feeling shortchanged by the lack of newer features on the Lite, while others saw it as a step in the right direction for the company attracting a new class of gamer. The name Lite itself does denote that something has been shaved off the original. Could the new announcement be seen as Nintendo attempting to cater to a wider market – after all Pokémon Let’s Go changed the premise of the games to appeal to a new target audience. Or, will the missing features of the new handheld device render it less successful than the hero product in Nintendo’s wheelhouse?

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