Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

Random: 20-year-old magazine article debunks fan theory about possible Nintendo

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When Nintendo posted a photo of the Game Boy Advance on Twitter to celebrate the 20th birthday of the game console, it might not realize that it would trigger fan theory and some people were looking forward to a major announcement this week.

Reddit users Enryx25 (The original post has now been deleted) After staring at the tweet below and hinting that Nintendo might have something to announce, the proceedings began. why?Well, because the screenshot on the Game Boy Advance shows Super mario forward Of course, the number of lives in the world 1-1 is 96, and the score is 1222360!

Enryx25 found that by rearranging the scores, you can get the date of 23/6/2021. By replacing 2021 with 96 (the number of lives Mario retained), Enryx25 got 23/6/96, the day Nintendo 64 was released in Japan.

This rather random investigation led Reddit users to suspect that Nintendo had a plan on the 23rd of this week, but this theory was quickly dismissed in the most unlikely way.

Another Reddit user Point out The screenshots used in the tweet actually date back to 2001. It first appeared in the British publication Game Boy Xtreme magazine. Nintendo seems to have extracted that particular screen from its archives for this tweet-nothing more.

Sometimes these numbers don’t add up—no matter how much you want them to add up.