Nintendo Australia Kick Off School Holiday Events in Melbourne

June 28th, 2012 at 10:55 am

Nintendo Australia are offering bored kids this school holidays a flurry of events surrounding all things Nintendo in Melbourne.

The Nintendo Experience store at 67 Swanston Street, Melbourne will be host to three separate but equally awesome Nintendo themed days out. Kicking off on Saturday, June 30 Nintendo will be hosting the “Super Mario Spectacular” which celebrates Nintendo’s iconic mascot through all his games.

Attendees will riceve a lanyard and embark on the Mario Tour – you’ll want to show up early; Nintendo will give the first 200 tourists a showbag! On the same day, Nintendo are hosting a cosplay competition – so make sure you dress for the occasion. I’m thinking moustaches and/or Tanooki fur.

Then, the Mario Tennis Open Tournament will begin at 10am on July 4 and is an elimination tournament for the latest Mario Tennis game, available on Nintendo 3DS. Prizes and trophies are up for grabs, and more lenyards! Everybody loves lenyards.

Sunday July 15 will be for the Pokemaniacs amongst us – Nintendo will be hosting a Pokemon tournament to celebrate the upcoming release of Pokemon Black Version 2 and Pokemon White Version 2. Rules will be avalible on the day, but we’re told it will be single-elimination, double-battle format. Of course lenyards will be there – and also special prizes!

See below for full details;

Super Mario Spectacular

When: Saturday 30th June, 10am – 4pm

Cosplay competition at 2pm

With New Super Mario Bros. 2 and New Super Mario Bros. U on the horizon, it’s time to celebrate and brush up on a few Mario classics with a fun-filled day for the whole family. After receiving your special lanyard, take a tour through some Mario classics, old and new, on your way to receiving a special showbag* with plenty of goodies inside.

Show your true colours and take part in the Mario Cosplay Competition, where the best will walk away with games and trophies!

*Showbags are limited to the first 200 to finish their tour.

Mario Tennis Open Tournament

When: Wednesday 4th July, 10am – 4pm

Registration closes Midday

Mario recently smashed his way onto Nintendo 3DS in Mario Tennis Open, with all new ways to play and enjoy tennis with Mario and friends.

This tournament is sure to serve up an afternoon of fun with a single elimination tournament with prizes and trophies for the top 3 placed players!

With special lanyards for all who attend on the day and the chance to play a range of classic tennis games on Wii, this day is sure to ace its way through a rainy Wednesday.

Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version Battle Tournament

When: Sunday 15th July, 10am – 4pm

Registration closes Midday

Brush up on your Pokémon skills ahead of the release of Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 later in the year at the latest battle competition to hit The Nintendo Experience in Melbourne. Train up your favourite Pokémon and put them to the test in this single-elimination, double-battle format competition. Full rules will be available in store on the day.

With prizes and trophies up for grabs, each competitor will also receive a special lanyard for competing. What better way to prepare for a big year of Pokémon ahead?

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