Nerd culture is a vibrant tapestry of events, releases, and milestones that have shaped the entertainment landscape. From iconic movies to groundbreaking games and significant literary contributions, this article takes a trip down memory lane to explore the notable nerd culture events that occurred on September 11th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.
Hoop It Up
On September 11, 2006, Mario Hoops: 3-on-3 released in the US. This basketball game for the Nintendo DS features characters from the Mario and Final Fantasy series, and uses the touch screen for various actions and items.
Nerdy Fact: The game features three Final Fantasy characters: Ninja, White Mage, and Black Mage, as well as a secret team of Moogle, Cactuar, and Bahamut. The game also has several Final Fantasy elements, such as the use of chocobos and airships, and the appearance of moogles and cactuars as spectators.
Super Mario Maker
On September 11, 2015, Super Mario Maker released in the US. Super Mario Maker is a game and a game creation system for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS that allows players to create, play, and share their own 2D Super Mario courses based on the styles of different games in the series. It features a user-friendly interface, a variety of elements and items, and online functionality for uploading and downloading courses.
Nerdy Fact: The game was revealed as the final challenge of Nintendo World Championships 2015, a gaming tournament held by Nintendo of America on June 14, 2015. The four finalists had to play four custom courses made by the developers, each one showcasing a different game style and theme. The winner was John Numbers, who received a trophy and a signed New Nintendo 3DS XL from Shigeru Miyamoto.
Today in Nerd History is produced by Radio Matt & Deidra for Rise & Shine, Nerds, LTN’s official Nerdy Morning News Show.