Nintendo Co., Ltd. (任天堂株式会社) is a multinational corporation located in Kyoto, Japan. Founded on September 23, 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi, it produced handmade hanafuda cards. By 1963, the company had tried several small niche businesses, such as a cab company and a love hotel. Nintendo soon developed into a video game company, becoming one of the most influential in the industry and Japan's third most valuable listed company, with a market value of over US$85 billion.
According to Nintendo's Touch! Generations website, the name "Nintendo" translated from Japanese to English means "Leave luck to Heaven". As of October 2, 2008, Nintendo has sold over 470 million hardware units and 2.7 billion software units.
Influence in the McLeodGaming media
As Nintendo properties and franchises are well done by the media, it has led to numerous projects by its fans involving aforementioned properties, it includes games, videos, comic, etc..
The website McLeodGaming primary uses the Super Smash Bros. series as the basis for its fan-made Super Smash Flash series as well the inclusion of the many series into the Super Smash Flash games, that were also created by Nintendo. The Super Smash Flash series takes elements from different Nintendo franchises such as the Mario series, The Legend of Zelda series, Metroid series, Donkey Kong series, Kid Icarus series, Yoshi series, Wario series, Fire Emblem series, F-Zero series, Star Fox series, EarthBound series, Kirby series, Pokémon series, Animal Crossing series and Pikmin series.
However, most of the franchises stated above have had major representation in the main Super Smash Bros. series which included characters and stages. The Super Smash Flash series added more representation from different Nintendo franchises that had little to no representation in the main series. These include the Chibi-Robo! series and the Golden Sun series, to which characters and stages from both series are included.