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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...

News: Super Mario Maker Arrives This September With amiibo Support In Tow

Super Mario Maker Arrives This September With amiibo Support In Tow

Costume Mario also revealed

Nintendo's E3 Digital Event just wrapped up for another year and sure enough new information has emerged regarding the upcoming Wii U title, Super Mario Maker. Firstly, the game will be released on 11th September. This launch aligns with the 2015 celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Mario Bros. series. During a...

Talking Point: Super Mario Maker Stole the Show at the Nintendo World Championships 2015

Super Mario Maker Stole the Show at the Nintendo World Championships 2015

A game changer for the franchise

The Nintendo World Championships 2015 was an event that had various similarities to the Super Smash Bros. Invitational from E3 2014 - it was charming, had some flat moments, the occasional hiccup, yet managed to seize momentum at key moments to keep us watching. It was a lengthy event that actually started rather...

Rumour: Animal Crossing and Pixel 8-Bit Mario amiibo Look Set For E3 Reveal

Animal Crossing and Pixel 8-Bit Mario amiibo Look Set For E3 Reveal

Nintendo Spain is to blame this time

It seems that inadvertent E3 reveals are continuing to spill out, this time courtesy of a sloppy promotional email sent out by Nintendo Spain. In a mailing to promote the new amiibo announced during Masahiro Sakurai's Super Smash Bros. Special Presentation, it seems that some artwork has outlined more of the...

News: Freshly Translated 2001 Interview Between Shigeru Miyamoto And Yuji Naka Is Packed With Friendly Rivalry And Mutual Respect

Freshly Translated 2001 Interview Between Shigeru Miyamoto And Yuji Naka Is Packed With Friendly Rivalry And Mutual Respect

The two rivals talk Sonic, Mario and much more besides

Cast your mind back to the console war of the early '90s and one thing springs to mind - Sega vs Nintendo. The titanic struggle between these two Japanese giants dominated the video game industry for the best part of a decade, with the incumbent Nintendo - along with world-famous mascot Mario -...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Possibility of Pokémon amiibo Cards, Monster Hunter X (Cross)

Possibility of Pokémon amiibo Cards, Monster Hunter X (Cross)

All the reviews, releases, and top news from the past week

We're nothing if not hard working here at Nintendo Life, and in order to help you digest seven days word of news, releases, and reviews, we've bundled it all together into a video to make your life easier. This week we look at the possibility of Pokémon amiibo cards sucking all the cash...

Video: The Game Theorists Plot Out Mario's Timeline and Family Bloodline

The Game Theorists Plot Out Mario's Timeline and Family Bloodline

Yikes

We've shared some videos from popular YouTubers The Game Theorists in the past, yet the latest theory is easily the most ambitious yet; pretty entertaining, too. Using some logic the channel's team produces a timeline for every main-series Mario title, and then goes even further by plotting out bloodlines for Mario, Luigi and even Donkey...

News: PDP Is Aiming to Sell the World's Shiniest Controller With Its Metal Mario 30th Anniversary Pad

PDP Is Aiming to Sell the World's Shiniest Controller With Its Metal Mario 30th Anniversary Pad

But Metal Mario wasn't in the original Super Mario Bros...

In the pre-Super Smash Bros. for Wii U stage, before the Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter was revealed, third-party accessory company PDP turned the heads of Smash Bros. veterans by announcing a Fight Pad that'd mimic the iconic GameCube controller. Subsequent releases have brought plenty...

Feature: What the Heck is Puzzle & Dragons? - A Brief History, and Why Mario Got Involved

What the Heck is Puzzle & Dragons? - A Brief History, and Why Mario Got Involved

Match three with a difference

YouTube recently released a presser in anticipation of its 10th anniversary. Listed in acknowledgement of the milestone were several "top 10's", including the top 10 most viewed video game videos, as ranked by watch time: Minecraft Grand Theft Auto (series) League of Legends Call of Duty (series) FIFA...

Review: New Super Mario Bros. (Wii U eShop / DS)

New Super Mario Bros. (Wii U eShop / DS)

LittleBigKingdom

When New Super Mario Bros. released for the Nintendo DS back in 2006, it had been roughly 15 years since the portly plumber starred in a proper 2D platformer. Not only that, but side-scrollers in general had been largely ignored since 1996, when the Nintendo 64 hit the market and assured us that 3D gaming was the way of the future...

News: Nintendo Announces Gold & Silver Super Mario Edition amiibo Figures For Australia And New Zealand

Nintendo Announces Gold & Silver Super Mario Edition amiibo Figures For Australia And New Zealand

Next two waves also dated

Following the recent US news, Nintendo has today announced the gold and silver Super Mario edition amiibo figures will be arriving soon in Australia and New Zealand. The silver amiibo will be available exclusively from EB Games from the 30th of May and is able to be pre-ordered from the EB Games website right now. With...

Video: Reminisce and Watch the History of Super Mario Intro Scenes

Reminisce and Watch the History of Super Mario Intro Scenes

From 8-bit to HD

The Super Mario franchise isn't renowned for its complex storytelling; in fact the old joke goes that when reviewing one of the plumber's platformers you can cover off the plot in one line - "it doesn't really matter". Be that as it may, the opening scene of a new Mario game can, nevertheless, set the tone for the platforming...

News: Get Ready To Build With Mario Maker On Wii U This September

Get Ready To Build With Mario Maker On Wii U This September

Celebrating Mario's 30th anniversary

Mario fans were given a special mention during today's Nintendo Direct, as the portly plumber will be celebrating his 30th anniversary this year. To help mark the occasion, it was announced that Mario Maker will be coming to Wii U in September, so fans can create their own version of the Mushroom Kingdom as they...

News: Nintendo Finally Confirms the Super Mario Series Mario amiibo for Individual Sale in North America

Nintendo Finally Confirms the Super Mario Series Mario amiibo for Individual Sale in North America

Breaking out of bundles

The Super Mario series of amiibo toys has, in some cases, been just as hard to find as the Super Smash Bros. run, though gamers in Europe have at least had options with the full range. While the Mario toy has been for sale individually and as part of a Mario Party 10 bundle in PAL territories, in North America this figure has...

News: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Edition Bundle Launching May 22nd

Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Edition Bundle Launching May 22nd

Demo hitting the eShop earlier in the month

Western players won't have too much longer to wait before they can get their hands on some red hot, orb-matching action, as the Puzzle & Dragons Z and Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros Edition bundle has been confirmed for a May 22nd release date in North America. This handy double-pack features...

News: Speedrunner Conquers Super Mario 64 in World Record Time, With No Stars

Speedrunner Conquers Super Mario 64 in World Record Time, With No Stars

You don't need any stars to be a star

The rules of Super Mario 64 are well known. Jump, flip, and swim through treacherous levels to collect the shimmering power star at the end; speedrunners take this premise to the extreme. They collect all 120 power stars in as fast a time as possible, using precise jumps and taking advantage of various glitches...