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Review: Super Mario Ball (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

Super Mario Ball (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

Balls to the wall

It's no secret that Nintendo's iconic red-wearing plumber has had a number of vocations. From referee to painter to kart racer to hotelier, Mario's been through a lot and shows no sign of actually doing some plumbing. Keeping that in mind, let's take a look at a game where he becomes a pinball. Super Mario Ball's plot revolves...

Video: If You Love Mario Easter Eggs, This Series is for You

If You Love Mario Easter Eggs, This Series is for You

Covering Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario World, so far

One of the delights of retro Nintendo games is in discovering their secrets, little snippets of interesting features that can only be spotted with close attention. Hunting 'easter eggs' is a major part of retro gaming. A current series on the Did You Know Gaming channel is looking to reveal...

Feature: The Nintendo 64 Controller and the Rise of 3D Gaming

The Nintendo 64 Controller and the Rise of 3D Gaming

The three-handled situation

The Nintendo 64 controller is one that has fallen out of favour with some gamers – its outdated control stick and limited number of buttons leaves it and its parent system in a state of being old but without necessarily being seen by the general public as 'retro'. You could easily say the same for Sony's original...

News: Super Mario Bros. Movie UK Blu-Ray Release to Offer Brand New Documentary

Super Mario Bros. Movie UK Blu-Ray Release to Offer Brand New Documentary

"This Ain’t No Video Game"

Yesterday we posted that everyone’s favourite plumber's live action big screen adventure Super Mario Bros gets its long-awaited UK Blu-ray release in November. With an all-star cast, including the legendary Bob Hoskins alongside John Leguizamo and Dennis Hopper, not only does this madcap caper get the high-def...

News: The Super Mario Bros. Movie Is Coming To Blu-ray In The UK This November

The Super Mario Bros. Movie Is Coming To Blu-ray In The UK This November

It's probably not what Bob would have wanted

The 1993 movie adaptation of Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. series may have received scathing reviews and failed to set the box office alight, but it's still fondly remembered by a great many people, and has recently seen a resurgence in popularity due to the tragic passing of its star, Bob Hoskins. UK...

News: Wii U Shooter Splatoon Almost Starred Mario As The Main Character

Wii U Shooter Splatoon Almost Starred Mario As The Main Character

"There were heated debates over who the main player character should be"

Splatoon was one of the big surprises of Nintendo's E3 showing this year, and looks set to offer an exciting new take on the tried-and-tested squad-based shooter template. It's also refreshing in that it's an entirely new IP — although according to Shigeru Miyamoto, it very...

News: The Mario Opera Graces YouTube for the First Time

The Mario Opera Graces YouTube for the First Time

Watch the first act right now

Jonathan Mann is the mind behind taking Shigeru Miyamoto's iconic red plumber and putting his story into the form of an opera. Mann's script and score were originally performed over four days back in 2005, and the production was not performed again until 2013, when a final farewell performance was held and recorded...

Poll: Which Is The Best Super Mario Platformer?

Which Is The Best Super Mario Platformer?

2D or 3D, old or new, you decide...

Not too long ago we asked you to vote for the best Legend of Zelda game; plenty of you participated. You made the impossible decision, as it's never an easy pick with so many world class games on the list; in the end the iconic and memorable The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time seized the crown. We r

Weirdness: Check Out this LEGO Bob-Omb Battlefield Reconstruction

Check Out this LEGO Bob-Omb Battlefield Reconstruction

In more than 64 bits

Everybody likes to celebrate their passion in different ways, and one intrepid gamer has recreated the entirety of Bob-Omb Battlefield from Super Mario 64 entirely from LEGO bricks. The detail is phenomenal, the enormous Chain-Chomp taking centre place, and King Bob-Omb in his rightful place perched atop the hill. Goombas,...

Weirdness: Mario, Luigi, and Sonic Are Advertising A Chinese Mobile Phone Network

Mario, Luigi, and Sonic Are Advertising A Chinese Mobile Phone Network

Honest truth, guv

There's something just a little bit wrong in China Mobile's advertising, pictured above. Apparently Mario, Luigi and Sonic have all been conscripted into the firm's latest promotion. Nintendo hasn't exactly made a habit of freely giving out its characters for other companies to use, being so protective as to initiate YouTube...

Video: Mario Battles Through Real Life Tokyo to Get to Super Smash Bros. Event

Mario Battles Through Real Life Tokyo to Get to Super Smash Bros. Event

A smashing fan made trailer

We've seen some awesome fan made Nintendo videos in the past, and this certainly ranks as one of the best. YouTuber Dean Wright has faithfully created a trailer of everyone's favourite portly plumber dashing through the streets of real life Tokyo in order to get to a Super Smash Bros. event on time. Not only is Mario's...

Video: DJ Jazzy Jeff, Jeremy Ellis and The Roots Perform an Awesome Super Mario Bros. Remix

DJ Jazzy Jeff, Jeremy Ellis and The Roots Perform an Awesome Super Mario Bros. Remix

Which DJ wins?

With the recent Independence Day celebrations in the US, there were plenty of events and concerts taking place around the country. One of these was the 2014 Philly Jam, and for those watching there was a bit of a retro Mario treat to enjoy. In the clip below DJ Jazzy Jeff — who most may know as Will Smith's buddy and musical...

News: Mario Marathon 7 Streaming Live Right Now on Twitch

Mario Marathon 7 Streaming Live Right Now on Twitch

It's that time of year again

The 7th annual Mario Marathon started broadcasting live just a matter of hours ago, so go check it out. The fan-run event is a charity drive supporting Child's Play with a pretty fun set of rules: the group has a set of financial goals to be unlocked, each of which is linked to an in-game objective the players must...