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Weirdness: Realistic Mario Probably Wouldn't Have Been As Successful As Super Mario

Realistic Mario Probably Wouldn't Have Been As Successful As Super Mario

Head + block = ouch

In case the size-altering mushrooms and cartoon-like environments didn't make it obvious enough, Super Mario Bros. takes place in a world of fantasy. However, it's always fun to consider what Nintendo's most famous franchise could have been like if the company had decided to adopt a more realistic approach. In this segment from...

Video: Watch Us Hungrily Unbox The McDonald's Super Mario Happy Meal

Watch Us Hungrily Unbox The McDonald's Super Mario Happy Meal

It's the unboxing you've all been waiting for

This week sees the launch of a new range of Super Mario Happy Meal toys at McDonald's in the UK, and as you might expect, we were first in line to pick some up this morning. Below you'll see Tom and Damien pick apart two of these eagerly-awaited cardboard boxes of culinary joy. It's riveting stuff, and...

Month Of Yoshi: Your Travel Guide To Yoshi's Island

Your Travel Guide To Yoshi's Island

Going anywhere nice this year?

Though we've finally shaken off the last of Winter's dreary cold here at Nintendo Life HQ, it's always tempting to consider taking a quick break somewhere bathed in sun and kalimba music. In our search for the perfect spot, we've come across an old travel brochure that fits right in with the Month of Yoshi. What...

Weirdness: These iPhone Mock-Ups Suggest That Mario On Mobile Might Be A Bad Idea

These iPhone Mock-Ups Suggest That Mario On Mobile Might Be A Bad Idea

Place your tongue firmly in your cheek before reading

Industry experts and jumpy investors are screaming at Nintendo to make games for smartphones right now, but company president Satoru Iwata is adamant that the future of the firm lies in dedicated gaming hardware, rather than diluted, cash-grab experiences on the likes of iOS and Android.

Weirdness: Show Your Loved One You Care This Christmas With Phantasy Star

Show Your Loved One You Care This Christmas With Phantasy Star

Tyler "Christmas Sega Kid" Esposito provides some sound advice

Tyler Esposito — the lucky scamp you saw in that heart-warming compilation of Sega-released Christmas footage — is of course all grown up now, but that doesn't mean he has lost his adoration for the Japanese video game veteran. Esposito dropped us a line to let us know about another...

Weirdness: You'll Still Be Able To (Sort Of) Play Watch Dogs This Christmas

You'll Still Be Able To (Sort Of) Play Watch Dogs This Christmas

Perhaps not in the way you'd expect, though

Ubisoft's Watch_Dogs was one of 2013's most anticipated titles, until it got pushed into 2014, that is. While nothing can really remedy the disappointment of missing out on one of the most exciting new games in recent memory, you can still Watch Dogs — quite literally — thanks to the well-intentioned...

Video: Most Haunted Special With Call Of Duty: Ghosts

Most Haunted Special With Call Of Duty: Ghosts

Derek Acorah investigates

Are we alone? Are there things that happen in this life that cannot be explained without consideration of the paranormal? Are there actually any ghosts in Call of Duty: Ghosts? These are questions that have haunted mankind for decades, but we're here — with the help of acclaimed UK spiritual medium Derek Acorah — to...

Video: Watch Eiji Aonuma Harness Link's Power To Evade Sinister Nintendo Of America Goons

Watch Eiji Aonuma Harness Link's Power To Evade Sinister Nintendo Of America Goons

With tongue firmly in cheek, of course

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds grants Link the ability to turn himself into a flat painting and therefore stick to walls. This skill is used to good effect in the forthcoming 3DS epic, allowing the player to solve puzzles and reach new areas. During the recent New York Comic Con, Zelda series head...

Video: A Young Person Plays Super Metroid

A Young Person Plays Super Metroid

Y CAN'T METROID CRAWL

I've been playing a videogame called Super Metroid Primes this week. It is not very good. When I saw that Dave had given the game a perfect score in his review last week, I was very excited to try it out for myself, especially considering that it was only 30p (or 30 cents, if you're on that side of the pond) on the Wii U...

News: Nintendo Launches Kickstarter Parody "Crowdfarter" To Promote Game & Wario

Nintendo Launches Kickstarter Parody "Crowdfarter" To Promote Game & Wario

New Wii U title gets humorous promotional site

We've seen a lot of Kickstarter-related news posts recently, and Nintendo has jumped on the craze by producing a parody site to market the forthcoming Game & Wario. Dubbed Crowdfarter, the site encourages people to spread the word about the Wii U title on Facebook and Twitter. Doing so earns coins,...

News: Nintendo Has A Sense Of Humour About Poor 3DS Battery Life

Nintendo Has A Sense Of Humour About Poor 3DS Battery Life

Animal Crossing: New Leaf pokes fun at the poor stamina of handheld

One of the few things that really irks us about the 3DS is the poor battery life. The demands of powering two screens (one of which is 3D), running a wireless connection and juicing up those stereo speakers is clearly too much for the console's internal power supply, and as a result...

News: This Is What Real Life GoldenEye 007 Multiplayer Looks Like

This Is What Real Life GoldenEye 007 Multiplayer Looks Like

Proximity mines always win

It's actually quite scary to think how many collective man hours the team at Nintendo Life has spent playing multiplayer on GoldenEye 007. During our formative years, this highly esteemed cartridge rarely left the console and any person that didn't own a copy and four controllers was shunned as something of an outcast...

News: Charles Martinet Interviewed At Random During Security Breach

Charles Martinet Interviewed At Random During Security Breach

But they have no idea who he is

One of the many advantages of being a video game voice actor is that you can walk down the street without anyone giving you so much as a second look. However, when you're the voice actor of one of the most iconic characters in gaming, it's a different story altogether - which is why we were very surprised to see...

News: What Happens When Animal Crossing Meets Lost?

What Happens When Animal Crossing Meets Lost?

And other questions answered

The world of video games contains more in-jokes than the Nintendo Life Hall of Fame, and the video below puts them in a slightly different environment to good effect. Referencing games from Duck Hunt to Animal Crossing and everything in between, the video Jamais Vu! by Evan Seitz is an animated whirl through gaming's...

News: The Brothers Mario 2 Trailer Introduces Us to the New Don

The Brothers Mario 2 Trailer Introduces Us to the New Don

One pastiche you don't want to mess with

When the trailer for the fictitious film The Brothers Mario was released, it gave us a good chuckle at how many video game and cultural references were crammed so beautifully into the space of 5 minutes. How might a sequel turn out? The Country Club shows us how. Another exclusive from The Game Station, The Brothers Mario 2: Kong Country depicts previous..

News: We Always Knew The Mario Brothers Were Made Men

We Always Knew The Mario Brothers Were Made Men

Spot the cultural references in this film parody

Back in 1993, Hollywood tried to convert one of the biggest video game franchises into a live action motion picture... and it wasn't that good. What was wrong with Super Mario Bros. the film, wasn't the on-screen talent, but the writing and the concept itself. Nothing wrong with throwing in a bit of...

News: Nintendo Power Unwittingly Reveals Wii 2

Nintendo Power Unwittingly Reveals Wii 2

...only to discover that it has fallen foul of a cheap Photoshop trick

Those of you lucky enough to get Nintendo Power magazine on a regular basis may have been shocked to see an image in the latest issue bearing the Wii 2 logo. The photo of a Wii Remote - which was used to illustrate an item regarding Netflix - seemed to confirm the impending arrival of Nintendo's latest home console. However,..