Nintendo @ Comic Con Africa: Smash Bros, Pokémon & Mario Kart Competitions

September 22, 2022

Comic Con Africa is back and actually started yesterday (22 Sep) and will be running until Sunday 25 September. If you’re still on the fence about attending, we had the opportunity to visit the venue on Wednesday and we’re happy to report it’s all looking pretty great – especially if you’re a fan of the gaming scene and Nintendo in particular. Unlike previous events, Nintendo is there in a big way this year with large enticing installations in both the Gaming Hall and Kids Con Hall.

So, not only will you be able to take some great photos in front of some of your favourite gaming-themed backdrops like Zelda, Super Mario Bros (yes a giant gree warp is present) and Animal Crossing, but you’ll also be able to try an extensive selection of Nintendo’s most significant titles and of course buy Nintendo-themed merchandise. However, if you’re already a big Nintendo fan and Switch owner – be sure to take your Switch along with you as well as a selection of your favourite games; Not only is there a competition going that may reward you for being spotted playing with your Switch at Comic Con but there are also three big competitions being run across the next three days with some awesome prizes to be won. Later today (23 Sep) there will be Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, tomorrow will be Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield’s turn and Sunday I’ll be teaming up with the local Nintendo Distributor Team to host a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tournament.

Details as follows:

Friday – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

SSBU SA Comic Con Africa 2022

  • Register here. Registration ends at 13:00. Check from 14:00.
  • Winner gets a R1000 voucher, Split Pad Pro (Black), SteelSeries Arctis 3 White
  • Second Prize: R500 voucher, Zelda D-Pad Controller (L) for Nintendo Switch (HORI), SteelSeries Tusq In-Ear Mobile Gaming Headset

Saturday – Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield

PS & PS Comic Con Africa 2022

  • Register here. Registration ends at 13:00.
  • Winner gets a R1000 voucher, Pikachu Split Pad Pro Black and Gold, Arceus Pokemon Cartridge Holder, 8” Pickachu Plushie, TCG Product
  • Second Prize: R500 voucher, Pikachu D-pad controller Black and Gold, Arceus Pokemon Cartridge Holder, TCG Product

Sunday – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Comic Con Africa

  • Register here. Registration ends at 13:00.
  • Winner gets a R1000 voucher, LEGO Starter Course – Mario Piranha Plant Expansion Set, Mario 10″ Plushie
  • Second Prize: R500 voucher, LEGO Starter Course – Luigi, Mario 10″ Plushie

A big reminder to bring along your Switch and copy of the game for any competition you’ll be entering and please note that all games will be played in handheld mode. 

We will also be around during all three days so be sure to come by and say hello!

Also, while you’re here, why not check out our Splatoon 3 review here…



September 22, 2022

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