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Video: Super Mario Maker Contains Secret Fly Swatting Mini Game

Super Mario Maker Contains Secret Fly Swatting Mini Game

Mario Paint style

Not content with being what is arguably the ultimate 2D Mario experience, Super Mario Maker is also host to some neat little features burrowed away behind walls of code. One that caught our eye as we were playing was that shifting a block can sometimes reveal three flies from underneath it. Swatting these flies takes you away from...

Mario Memories: Super Mario RPG Opens Up The World (and a Boss's Big Mouth)

Super Mario RPG Opens Up The World (and a Boss's Big Mouth)

"Mario! Prepare yourself for the great beyond!"

In this series of 30 daily articles celebrating the upcoming 30th Anniversary of Super Mario, various members of the Nintendo Life extended family will share their memories and thoughts on the iconic franchise. Next up is reviewer and news contributor Tim Latshaw. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the...

News: Super Mario Happy Meal Toys Hit The UK On 12th August

Super Mario Happy Meal Toys Hit The UK On 12th August

Supersize me!

Move over Minions, it's Super Mario's time to take over McDonald's Happy Meals in the UK. From 12th August anyone who buys a Happy Meal will be treated to a Super Mario toy, starting with a Mario Visor and a Yoshi toy. A reader who wishes to remain anonymous shared these photos with us. This follows a similar promotion from March...

News: Mattel Is Releasing Mario Themed Hot Wheels Racers

Mattel Is Releasing Mario Themed Hot Wheels Racers

Lead the way

As of late, Nintendo has been collaborating with a wide variety of companies to help increase its brand exposure. Just last week, for example, it announced a special partnership with social media giant, Facebook, to promote the upcoming Wii U title, Super Mario Maker. This week, news has surfaced via Brazillian toy site T-Hunted, that...

Hardware Review: Awesome Super Mario Inspired Watch - Sun and Moon Miyamoto

Awesome Super Mario Inspired Watch - Sun and Moon Miyamoto

Partner in time

A while ago we reported that Mr Jones Watches had produced a limited edition wristwatch inspired by the Super Mario series. The response to the design was so positive that the watch became a permanent fixture in their lineup after a small design change to differentiate itself from the limited edition variant. We were kindly given...

Weirdness: Mario, Luigi and Wario Cheer On Tour de France Riders

Mario, Luigi and Wario Cheer On Tour de France Riders

Ooh la la

The Tour de France is well underway, and this great cycling event wouldn't be complete without some colourful characters to cheer on the riders. It's commonplace to see spectators such as El Diablo running on the roadside alongside their heroes, even if it is potentially quite dangerous and frowned upon by the event organisers. This year...

Review: Mario & Luigi: Partners In Time (Wii U eShop / DS)

Mario & Luigi: Partners In Time (Wii U eShop / DS)

​Fun for all ages

It takes quite a lot of star power to be able to co-star with yourself in something. The upcoming Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is set to show that our favourite plumbers are not lacking in this department, but it's not the first time developer AlphaDream has pulled a similar gimmick! For that we should look to Mario & Luigi:...

Video: Prepare Your Creative Appetite with these Top Five Things to Make in Super Mario Maker

Prepare Your Creative Appetite with these Top Five Things to Make in Super Mario Maker

A fistful of favourites

Super Mario Maker is just a few months away, and in order to keep those creative juices flowing we've compiled a super concise list of five things we feel you absolutely must create in this stand-out creation game. Of course you no doubt have your own ideas as to what your creative fingers will be most keen to create first,...

News: Gold and Super Smash Bros. Mario amiibo, Signed by Charles Martinet, Up for Auction to Support Child's Play

Gold and Super Smash Bros. Mario amiibo, Signed by Charles Martinet, Up for Auction to Support Child's Play

It's a-me, charity!

While much of his time at E3 was spent attending events, previewing games and working alongside Morgan Sleeper to produce LA-based content on Nintendo Life, Alan Lopez also took the opportunity to work on a charitable side project. With Charles Martinet on hand to promote Super Mario Maker, Alan was able to get the voice of...

Video: Mario is Unreal in This New Take on The Plumber's Adventures

Mario is Unreal in This New Take on The Plumber's Adventures

Utilises Unreal Engine 4 and goes viral

Though we now have Mario looking fabulous in HD, most notably in Super Mario 3D World, fans and those keen to work on their coding still like to create their own flashy re-imaginings of the plumber's adventures. A recent example that went viral was a Unity-based recreation of one stage from Super Mario 64 in...

First Impressions: Celebrating a Gaming Icon With Super Mario Maker

Celebrating a Gaming Icon With Super Mario Maker

Let's Super Mario!

Super Mario Maker, recently powered-up from its initial moniker of 'Mario Maker', was a huge part of Nintendo's E3 presence both this year and last. Just a few months ahead of its September release it still had plenty of new surprises in store for this year's show, and still managed to captivate attendees' imaginations. The...

News: Nintendo Wants You To Celebrate Super Mario's 30th Birthday In The Name Of A Good Cause

Nintendo Wants You To Celebrate Super Mario's 30th Birthday In The Name Of A Good Cause

Make a fool of yourself, help others

Whether it's through covering songs or acting like lunatic plumbers in public, the Super Mario series has inspired people to express their love in all kinds of ways. Nintendo's Digital Event wrapped up with an occasionally awkward but overall charming video compilation showcasing some silly examples, but it...