Nintendo was a Japanese video game company. One of its most notable games was Super Mario Bros, released in the 1980s. The Eighth Doctor once played Super Mario Bros in a pub in Bradford in the 1980s. (PROSE: Halflife) In his adventure with the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler onboard the SS Madame de Pompadour, Mickey Smith wore a T-shirt with a picture of the Nintendo Entertainment System controller over the caption, "Know Your Roots". (TV: The Girl in the Fireplace) Lance Metcalf rarely spoke to other people, preferring to play Nintendo games most of the time. (TV: Warriors of Kudlak) The Eleventh Doctor played a Nintendo Wii console several times while he stayed with Amy Pond and Rory Williams. (TV: The Power of Three)
Behind the scenes Edit
- Three Doctor Who games have been released on Nintendo consoles:
- As mentioned, in The Girl in the Fireplace, Mickey wears a T-shirt which has a picture of the Nintendo Entertainment System controller over the caption, "Know Your Roots". This particular T-shirt, a limited edition, could be obtained either by subscribing to the British Nintendo Official Magazine, or by being purchased at selected GameStation outlets. In Doctor Who Magazine #367 Noel Clarke admitted to being a Nintendo fan and to being the owner of a Nintendo DS console. He also commented upon the T-shirt in the commentary which accompanied the episode on the BBC Website. Appropriately, Mickey is involved in a video game-related adventure in the spin-off novel Winner Takes All.