Universal is giving away eight trips to Super Nintendo World

February 7, 2020, 1:35 PM · Universal will give away eight trips to its new Super Nintendo World in Japan during a promotional stunt at New York's Grand Central Station that sounds like something straight out of a Japanese game show.

More than 1,100 fans will get the chance to win one of the trips on February 19. Universal tweeted an announcement about the event this morning, and fans claimed all the spots online within minutes. There will be a standby line to fill spots left unclaimed by people who don't show, but I doubt that will be many.

Universal will fill the Grand Central Terminal with Nintendo Question Mark Blocks, which participating fans will have to jump up and punch to collect digital "coins." The event starts at 9am and continues through 6:30pm, providing plenty of time for every TV crew in the New York area to get video of the commotion.

Ultimately, though, all the Mario-like punching is just for show. The eight Grand Prize winners will be selected at random over the course of the day, with no more than one winner in any one-hour period. Nineteen other players will go home with a Nintendo swag prize pack, and everyone who plays will get some Super Nintendo World tchotchke.

Now when will those lucky eight fans and their invited guests be going to Osaka to see Super Nintendo World? Universal did not reveal an opening date as part of today's announcement, but that news is expected later this month.

Replies (2)

February 7, 2020 at 8:43 PM

Yes, please!

February 9, 2020 at 4:44 PM

Our family will be there & we will be participating! Reach out if you want more details! Thanks!

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