You live in the UK, love Mario and can chalk out a decent drawing. Then here is your chance to glory, Nintendo UK is offering the Flipnote Studio an animation software for free for you to create a short animation including Mario characters. The animation should make use of a provided sound track to qualify. Nintendo legends Takashi Tezuka, Yoshiaki Koizumi and Shigeru Miyamoto himself will be judging the entries and the winner will have their artwork viewed by these gaming gurus and all over the world via Nintendo’s portal. In case you dont know how to draw Mario then the above video will help you do it.
[Press release after the jump]
MAKE YOUR OWN MARIO FLIPNOTE! COMPETITION JUDGED BY THE CREATORS OF MARIO!
Learn how to draw Mario with specially designed Flipnote – ‘The Mario Drawing Song’
To mark the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., Nintendo announces the launch of ‘Make Your Own Mario Flipnote’ – a competition to find the best, original Mario-inspired Flipnote animations from across Europe using Flipnote Studio, exclusively for Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL.
The competition, which opens for entries this Friday, invites Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL owners to create and enter their own animated Mario Flipnote (using Flipnote Studio), featuring characters from the Super Mario Bros. games. The ‘Make Your Own Mario Flipnote’ competition, which closes on 10 December, will be judged by key members of the Nintendo Co., Ltd. development team who have worked on popular franchises such as Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros. Mr. Takashi Tezuka, Mr. Yoshiaki Koizumi and the original creator of Mario, Shigeru Miyamoto, will judge to choose the most creative Flipnotes.
Flipnote Studio is a fun and easy-to-use software built into the Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL handheld consoles which allow players to create their own short animations. Using one of two provided soundtracks you can unleash your Mario imagination; have Bowser breathe fire, draw Yoshi grabbing an item with his tongue, or simply animate Mario jumping for a coin.
The competition forms part of an ongoing series of events to recognise a quarter of a century since Super Mario Bros. was first released.
Running from 19 November until 10 December, each Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL owner will be able to submit a single animation. The best Flipnotes will be posted online and made available to download for other Mario fans to marvel at.
There’s also a special song to inspire the creativity of Mario fans young and old!.
Ever wanted to know how to draw Mario? Well now you can, with the help of a special, downloadable The Mario Drawing Song Flipnote, which has been created in celebration of Super Mario Bros. 25th anniversary. For those who have been inspired to recreate Mario’s image, the The Mario Drawing Song Flipnote has all you need to begin! To download this exclusive song to your Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL, simply start Flipnote Studio and have a look at the ‘Make Your Own Mario Flipnote’ competition section.
[Nintendo UK via Nintendolife]