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News: Super Mario 3D Land Clone Hits iPhone, and Looks Rubbish

Super Mario 3D Land Clone Hits iPhone, and Looks Rubbish

Making Mario mad

While the iOS and Android platforms have some blockbuster downloads that have been downloaded millions of times, they also have quality control that's as effective as a Power Glove. We present to you 3D Cartoon Land: Safari, which is a rather blatant copy of Super Mario 3D Land, the same in everything except graphics, design, tight...

News: Nintendo: There's No Such Thing As Too Much Mario

Nintendo: There's No Such Thing As Too Much Mario

Company will never risk killing "the golden goose that lays the golden egg"

How much is too much? That's not a question Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime thinks we should worry about, at least not in relation to the company's iconic mascot Mario. In an interview with GI.biz, Reggie was asked if the constant flood of Mario games could...

News: "Hungry Hungry Koopas" Devour The Hippos

"Hungry Hungry Koopas" Devour The Hippos

A well-loved game with a twist

Many who read this will be familiar with Hungry Hungry Hippos, a children's game that's popular around the world. You won't necessarily have heard of Hungry Hungry Koopas, however, as it's a custom-made one off game from toy and video game enthusiast Donald Kennedy, or KodyKoala as he's known on his website. Kennedy...

News: New Super Mario Bros. U Character Choices Explained

New Super Mario Bros. U Character Choices Explained

Expect "more expression and emotion" on Mii faces

New Super Mario Bros. U is one of the most anticipated launch window titles for Wii U, and like New Super Mario Bros. 2 on 3DS the Big N will be hoping that 2D Mario converts into big sales. Some of the information and footage suggests that a good deal of effort and design has gone into Mario's HD...

News: New Super Mario Bros. Wii U Details And Screens Bounce Into View

New Super Mario Bros. Wii U Details And Screens Bounce Into View

Worlds named and Boost Rush mode revealed

There's been a flood of content relating to the forthcoming Wii U platformer New Super Mario Bros. U, with details about new levels, game modes and a selection of fresh screenshots. Nintendo has confirmed seven of the game's worlds. Acorn Plains, Sparkling Waters, Frosted Glacier, Layer Cake Desert have...

News: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Smashes The One Million Barrier In Japan

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Smashes The One Million Barrier In Japan

New 3DS title has sold faster than Mario 3D Land

New Super Mario Bros. 2 has sold a staggering 1,068,878 units in Japan since it was released on July 28th - five weeks ago. The figure has been reported in the latest Enterbrain chart, which covers August 27th through September 2nd. The previous Mario title on the 3DS - Super Mario 3D Land - took...

News: Mario Warfare Teaser Pokes Fun At Call Of Duty

Mario Warfare Teaser Pokes Fun At Call Of Duty

Tactical Mushroom Action

The advent of YouTube and the emergence of affordable video creation and editing tools has given game fans the world over the opportunity to parody the living daylights out of pretty much anything they like. Beat Down Boogie are masters of this craft, having already scored a sizable satirical hit with Modern War Sear Solid...

Feature: In Defence of Super Mario Sunshine

In Defence of Super Mario Sunshine

Do or don't look back into the sun

Ten years ago today, on 26th August 2002, GameCube title Super Mario Sunshine was released in North America to an abundance of critical acclaim, with relatively muted murmuring that it was an unworthy follow-up to Super Mario 64. Gradually over the past decade opinions have grown more divided and gamers have...

News: Intrepid Programmer Brings Super Mario Bros. to Atari 2600

Intrepid Programmer Brings Super Mario Bros. to Atari 2600

Harder than it sounds

While many of us enjoy indulging in retro classics on a regular basis, whether experiencing them for the first time or starting a 20th playthrough, there are those with a passion for past generations of systems and games that take the hobby further. Case in point is user Sprybug from atariage.com, who has reproduced World 1-1...

Tips: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Rainbow Courses

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Rainbow Courses

A handy pot of gold

It takes relatively little time to beat the main Worlds in New Super Mario Bros. 2, but it adds many, many hours with unlockable levels, collectibles and secrets to discover. Yesterday we shared two small tips that would allow you to play as Luigi in single player and to keep those hard earned profile stars sparkling. Due to...

Tips: Two New Super Mario Bros. 2 Secrets

Two New Super Mario Bros. 2 Secrets

Don't worry, fun but (relatively) spoiler free

If you're anything like the members of the Nintendo Life team, you're probably well on your way through New Super Mario Bros. 2, perhaps even beaten it, and are currently scrabbling around levels looking for elusive star coins and secrets. This title may hand out extra lives like they've gone out of...

News: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Worldwide Coin Total Surpasses 36 Billion

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Worldwide Coin Total Surpasses 36 Billion

May be used to buy 17% of Apple

Those of you that have picked up New Super Mario Bros. 2 have probably also enabled SpotPass, which will be used to contribute your haul to the world coin total. We'd also assume that Nintendo will send regular updates so we can all see how ludicrously high that total gets. While there haven't been any updates as yet...

News: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Typo Isn't So Golden

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Typo Isn't So Golden

More grammatical 'revelaitons'

It can be a pastime of some gamers to chortle at spelling errors or sloppy typos in video games, with many recently enjoying a typo by Capcom in its now infamous Resident Evil Revelaitons packaging for, of course, Revelations. While that version of the packaging became, bizarrely, a collector's item of sorts, it seems...

Out Now: 3DS XL Goes Big in North America

3DS XL Goes Big in North America

And New Super Mario Bros. 2, of course

It's Sunday, a day of rest and laziness for so many, but perhaps this one has a slightly different meaning for some keen 3DS gamers in North America: it's 3DS XL day. Oh, and New Super Mario Bros. 2 day, as well. 3DS XL graced Europe and Japan in late July, with the North American release seemingly being held...

News: Nintendo Only Plans to Make One 2D Mario Per Platform

Nintendo Only Plans to Make One 2D Mario Per Platform

Plumber deal

The idea of Mario fatigue has been wafting through the air recently, thanks to New Super Mario Bros. 2 launching on 3DS this weekend as another 2D Mario, New Super Mario Bros. U, is being prepared for release in a few months at Wii U's launch. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata insists that this won't be a regular thing, however —...

Out Now: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Hops Into Europe

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Hops Into Europe

Only two more days for you, North America

If you've been living in a cave and cut off from the outside world in recent weeks, then this may be news to you: New Super Mario Bros. 2 is now available in Europe, and graces North American stores in just two days, on 19th August. You all knew that, we hope, but if you didn't then we'd expect you to...

News: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Sparks Coin Rush!

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Sparks Coin Rush!

There be gold in them hills!

It's not long until New Super Mario Bros. 2 hits both the digital and retail stores, out on Friday (Aug 17th) Mario's latest adventure is set to be coin-crazy. To celebrate Mario's love for coins Nintendo UK has unveiled "Coin Rush", a competition where, just like in New Super Mario Bros. 2, it’s up to you to collect...