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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...

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 -...