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News: Mario's Presence in UK is 'Smallest in the World'

Mario's Presence in UK is 'Smallest in the World'

"We need to promptly improve this situation"

It's become apparent from the weekly UK software charts that Nintendo titles are struggling to make a significant impact in the country. Today's financial report statements from Nintendo revealed an interesting statistic about the sales of Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 throughout Europe, and the...

News: Club Nintendo Offers Mystery Boxes

Club Nintendo Offers Mystery Boxes

May contain mushrooms

Desperate to spend your Club Nintendo coins but just don't know what to spend them on? Let Nintendo help you out, with a series of Mario "Surprise Me" boxes for 300 coins. The box contents are secret, but Nintendo claim you'll get at least two surprises with a combined worth of over 500 coins. While the website shows...

News: Nintendo Reveals New Super Mario Bros. 2 for 3DS

Nintendo Reveals New Super Mario Bros. 2 for 3DS

Wa-ha!

We knew Nintendo is working on a new 2D Mario for 3DS, and now we know it's New Super Mario Bros. 2. Satoru Iwata revealed the game during the latest Nintendo Direct broadcast, pledging it'll see release in Japan this August. Nintendo of America has also confirmed an August release via Twitter. Iwata didn't go into much detail on the...

News: Camelot Justifies No RPG Mode in Mario Tennis Open

Camelot Justifies No RPG Mode in Mario Tennis Open

It's not you, it's Mii

Unlike most portable Mario sports titles, there's no roleplaying mode in Mario Tennis Open. Nintendo Power asked Hiroyuki Takahashi, one half of Camelot's boss brothers, about the omission. Takahashi explained that this time around, Camelot was trying to create a console-quality experience with features like online play and...

News: Mario Wii U "Based On" New Super Mario Bros. Mii

Mario Wii U "Based On" New Super Mario Bros. Mii

Crowd pleaser

The Super Mario Bros. game for Wii U that Shigeru Miyamoto teased yesterday will be based on last year's New Super Mario Bros. Mii experience, Nintendo has confirmed. A representative told Kotaku: In a recent interview, Mr. Miyamoto confirmed that a new Super Mario Bros. game for the Wii

News: Miyamoto to Show Wii U Mario at E3

Miyamoto to Show Wii U Mario at E3

But in what form?

Update: A Nintendo spokesperson has confirmed to Eurogamer.net that Nintendo will show off a Super Mario Bros. game for Wii U at E3. According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, we'll see the first Super Mario game for Wii U at E3 this year. A translation of the original story sees Shigeru Miyamoto telling the news

Talking Point: Is Nintendo Over-Reliant on Super Mario?

Is Nintendo Over-Reliant on Super Mario?

Lots of plumbing to do

Back in 1985, no-one could have imagined that a plumber saving a princess from the clutches of an evil turtle king could become one of gaming’s defining moments. Since the release of the original Super Mario Bros. on the NES, Mario has become not only the face of Nintendo, but arguably the face of gaming as a whole. Shigeru...

Feature: The Super Mario Renaissance

The Super Mario Renaissance

We've never had it so good

When we think about Mario's glory years, it's easy to get lost in nostalgia. We might think back to the first time we played Super Mario Bros. and learned what a platform game was really capable of. We might think back to Super Mario World, which expanded upon the ideas of its predecessors in so many ways that felt...

News: Nintendo Gives Mario a New Website to Call Home

Nintendo Gives Mario a New Website to Call Home

It's-a-me, Mario.com

Mario isn't exactly a little-known figure, with the mustachioed mascot being arguably the biggest icon in the video game industry. That doesn't mean he doesn't need more visibility in the public eye, though, as Nintendo has now given its hero a new website to show off his games. For gamers interested in what titles feature Mario...

News: The Mystery of the Super Mario Bros. U.S. Release Date

The Mystery of the Super Mario Bros. U.S. Release Date

If you know for sure, let us know

Occasionally, an enthusiastic researcher will embark on a quest to find information on obscure gaming facts, so it's surprising that one of the great unknowns in video game history is the U.S. release date for Super Mario Bros. on NES. Considering the fact that this is one of the most successful and iconic video...

News: Mathematics Proves That Mario Games Are Difficult

Mathematics Proves That Mario Games Are Difficult

Mario + Retro = Hard

Many gamers, including those of us who consider ourselves to be accomplished gaming ninjas, find older Mario titles such as Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World difficult to finish. Thanks to scientific research, we no longer need to feel shame when the dreaded 'Game Over' screen appears. According to an analysis of the...

News: Super Mario 3D Land Director Wanted Cape Mario

Super Mario 3D Land Director Wanted Cape Mario

Fluttering in 3D

Last week's Game Developer's Conference was clearly an ideal opportunity for Nintendo's brightest to talk about the company's main mascot. Koichi Hayashida, a key figure in all things Mario nowadays, revealed that Mario could have had a skateboard, amongst other things, and that he wanted Donkey Kong and Pikmin cameos in Super Mario...

News: Super Mario Galaxy Blasts Past 5 Million Milestone

Super Mario Galaxy Blasts Past 5 Million Milestone

Come in, number nine

Super Mario Galaxy just became the ninth Wii game to pass 5 million units in the United States after just four years on sale. Mario's first intergalactic adventure joins an auspicious list of other games sitting above the 5m mark in the U.S.: Wii Play (13.06 million) Mario Kart Wii (11.3 million) New Super Mario Bros.

News: Mario Party 9 is Coming Up the UK Charts

Mario Party 9 is Coming Up the UK Charts

So you better get it started

Mario Party 9 may be trying a few new things, but it still knows how to keep a crowd happy. In this week's UK software charts the latest entry in the series has secured a very respectable third place, grabbing it a useful stash of mini-stars in the process. This is apparently the highest debut UK chart position for the...

News: Nate Stehley Looks Happy With His Real-Life Mario Kart

Nate Stehley Looks Happy With His Real-Life Mario Kart

Who wouldn't be?

Nate Stehley, winner of the Mario Kart 7 real-life kart, certainly looks thrilled in this new video showing his prize rolling up at his front door. Stehley can barely contain his excitement as the actual real Mario knocks on his front door and escorts him down to his new electric-powered kart, built by West Coast Customs. If you're...