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Preview: Super Mario 3D Land

Super Mario 3D Land

It's all about perspective

The last time we played Super Mario 3D Land, we came away confident that Nintendo was taking its mascot forward, as our preview explained. That was based on a four level demo but we've since played the game's opening two worlds, so does that first impression still hold true? Well, it all depends on your point of view...

News: New Super Mario 3D Land Artwork to Gaze At

New Super Mario 3D Land Artwork to Gaze At

Goombas with tails?!

The latest artwork for Super Mario 3D Land should act as a neat taster for upcoming in-depth hands on preview, showing some of the game's new elements. Propeller blocks, Goombas with raccoon tails, Mario on a pole: it's all here, along with an expanded version of the game's typically bold box art. According to the countdown clock at last night's preview event, we're less than..

News: Finally, Nintendo Owns SuperMario.com

Finally, Nintendo Owns SuperMario.com

Squatters stomped

Super Mario turned 25 last year, but Nintendo's only just got around to wresting control of the all-important domain SuperMario.com from a nefarious Internet squatter. Until 25th September, SuperMario.com offered free Mario games playable over the Internet, but domain snooping shows it now belongs to Nintendo of America. The page...

News: Here's How Super Mario 3D Land's Gyroscope Controls Work

Here's How Super Mario 3D Land's Gyroscope Controls Work

Pay attention

The inclusion of gyroscope motion controls in Super Mario 3D Land raised some eyebrows, but until now we didn't really know what form they'd take. Now the game's Japanese website has been updated with some fresh details. During certain levels, Mario will find a set of mounted binoculars: step up to them and he'll peer through them to...

News: GameStop Has Tanooki Mario Keychains For Your Pre-Order

GameStop Has Tanooki Mario Keychains For Your Pre-Order

Don't leave them hanging

Super Mario 3D Land is one of the most anticipated games of the year, but if you haven't yet got your pre-order down then GameStop is hoping to change that pretty quickly. The retailer is offering an exclusive Tanooki Mario keychain when you pre-order and buy the game, either in-store or online. There's no image of it yet,...

News: Super Mario Galaxy and Twilight Princess Now Cheap in Europe

Super Mario Galaxy and Twilight Princess Now Cheap in Europe

Available right now

Missed out on Super Mario Galaxy and Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess in their original versions? Frustrated at the relative lack of reprints and subsequently inflated price? Like the colour red? If you can answer yes to all these questions, you'll be pleased to know that Nintendo just rereleased the two games in Europe as part...

News: Mario Tennis 3DS Screenshots Are a Smash Hit

Mario Tennis 3DS Screenshots Are a Smash Hit

Camelot returns

Just because Mario Sports Mix combined multiple disciplines and the upcoming Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games will include 50 sports doesn't mean Mario's gone Jack of all trades, master of none: he's still in pursuit of single sport excellence, as next year's tentatively titled Mario Tennis proves. The lawn tennis...

News: Go First-Person in New Mario Kart 7 Trailer

Go First-Person in New Mario Kart 7 Trailer

All systems go

The motion controls in Mario Kart Wii divide opinion amongst gamers, so it'll be fascinating to see the reaction to the new first-person gyroscope controls in December's Mario Kart 7. The new mode is briefly shown in the new trailer below, alongside new additions such as the Fire Flower power-up and returning favourites too. There's fresh screenshots even further down as well,..

News: More Super Mario 3D Land Screenshots Warp Into View

More Super Mario 3D Land Screenshots Warp Into View

More Super Mario eye candy

It seems that all of the announcements flowing out of Nintendo tonight have also brought a barrage of new game assets with them. First up is a brand new set of 10 Super Mario 3D Land screenshots that show off some new areas of the game. With every new group of shots, the game just keeps looking better and better. We'll keep you informed on any developments with the game..

News: Mario Tennis Smashing Onto 3DS

Mario Tennis Smashing Onto 3DS

Confirmed at conference

We've just seen footage of a new Mario Tennis game coming to 3DS. We don't have much information on the project, but Andriasang confirms that it will support gyroscope control. You can view a screen grab to the right. We'll have more news as it develops. Are you excited about this popular franchise making its 3D debut?

News: Musical Mario Toys Hit Japan, Score Continuous 1-Ups

Musical Mario Toys Hit Japan, Score Continuous 1-Ups

Most wanted

Music and Mario go together like Princess Peach and promises of cake, so it's good to see the two celebrated in a new set of Mario toys hitting Japan. Inside Games reports on two new toys, set to retail for around 790 Yen ($10/£6.25/€7), each based on iconic moments from the history of Super Mario. One sees Mario descending into an...

News: Mario & Sonic London 2012 Trailer is Suitably Rousing

Mario & Sonic London 2012 Trailer is Suitably Rousing

But who put those Flickies on a bus?!

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games is racing towards the Wii finish line later this year, with a 3DS version due out — perhaps more appropriately — in early 2012. We now have a new trailer for the game, likely to be the introductory video getting you all into the Olympic spirit. Showing off events from volleyball to synchronised swimming,..

News: Super Mario Land 2 and Metroid II Heading to 3DS Virtual Console

Super Mario Land 2 and Metroid II Heading to 3DS Virtual Console

GB sequels confirmed

Nintendo just announced two more classic Game Boy outings on their way to the 3DS Virtual Console in the coming months: Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins and Metroid II: Return of Samus. Both games are down for a vague "Quarter 4" release date so don't expect to see them long before Christmas. Will you be picking up...

News: Super Mario 3D Land's Logo Still Has a Raccoon Tail

Super Mario 3D Land's Logo Still Has a Raccoon Tail

Wouldn't be the same without it

Much was made of the raccoon tail poking from the O in the Super Mario logo when Satoru Iwata first took to the Game Developer Conference stage to announce the upcoming adventure, but now the game is officially known as Super Mario 3D Land some thought the bushy tail might be dropped. Thankfully we can reveal it's...

News: Flame Red 3DS Leads Charge in New Video

Flame Red 3DS Leads Charge in New Video

Reggie appears too

The FlameRed 3DS is under a month away, and Nintendo is keen to use tomorrow's price cut and the new colour to inject some life into the handheld's sales. In case you were in any doubt about this, here's a video showing the console's new, redder shade; in fact, Reggie Fils-Aime has a new, redder shade of his own, looking even more tanned than usual. Talking heads from Ubisoft and..

News: Koizumi Talks Super Mario 3D Hub, Caps and Replay Value

Koizumi Talks Super Mario 3D Hub, Caps and Replay Value

Lots of levels?

The 3DS price cut tomorrow might spur more people into picking up the console, but it won't matter a thing if the software isn't there to support the console in the longer-term. That shouldn't be a problem with Super Mario 3D Land set to launch in November this year, though. Director Yoshiaki Koizumi recently spoke to Official Nintendo Magazine about his plans for the game and..

Rumour: MTV Has Release Dates for Mario 3DS Outings

MTV Has Release Dates for Mario 3DS Outings

Salt at the ready

Nintendo's press release this morning for the Flame Red 3DS launch mentioned upcoming titles but only stuck to its vague November and December windows for Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7. Now the MTV Multiplayer blog thinks it has the exact North American release dates. The blog puts Mario's 3D platformer out on 13th November...

News: Super Mario Converse High-Tops Let You Jump Real High

Super Mario Converse High-Tops Let You Jump Real High

(May not be true)

Converse high-top sneakers are iconic. Super Mario Bros. is iconic. Combine the two, and you get an iconoblast. These four officially licensed pairs of Mario sneakers might be a little garish for some wardrobes, but if you've ever wanted World 1-1 on your feet then they're your best hope, as long as you live in Japan or don't mind...