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Mario History: New Super Mario Bros. 2 & U - 2012

New Super Mario Bros. 2 & U - 2012

So. Much. Mario.

In this series of articles we'll write about one or more Mario games per day (apart from when we miss a day), each representing a different year as part of our Super Mario 30th Anniversary celebrations. We're now well into the current generation with this series (which ends soon, we promise). 2012 was also a weird year for 2D Mario...

News: Super Mario Maker Patch Speeds Up Tool Delivery

Super Mario Maker Patch Speeds Up Tool Delivery

9-day unlock period significantly shortened

Nintendo's decision to release level design tools in Super Mario Maker over a slow, 9-day drip was apparently to guide newcomers up a learning curve. The reaction, however, has largely been negative, with many people seemingly more than eager to try pulling sick rodeo flips off that curve on Day One. It...

Mario Memories: Getting Creative With Mario Paint

Getting Creative With Mario Paint

"And then... We clicked on the coffee mug icon..."

In this series of articles celebrating the upcoming 30th Anniversary of Super Mario, various members of the Nintendo Life extended family will share their memories and thoughts on the iconic franchise. This time we have our wannabe hipster reviewer Jose Acosta. When I think of Mario Paint the...

Weirdness: The Bizarre Truth of Bowser Jr.'s Mother, According to Shigeru Miyamoto

The Bizarre Truth of Bowser Jr.'s Mother, According to Shigeru Miyamoto

Erm...

Earlier this week Nintendo of Europe teased a Mario myth-busting video in which Shigeru Miyamoto would tackle some of the tales and questions that revolve around the mascot. We expected some light-hearted confirmations and some nudging / winking, and that's what we got. The video was initially shared by NoE on Twitter, and though some...

Mario History: Super Mario 3D Land - 2011

Super Mario 3D Land - 2011

Literally 3D Mario

In this series of articles we'll write about one or more Mario games per day, each representing a different year as part of our Super Mario 30th Anniversary celebrations. Super Mario 3D Land wasn't the first 3D Mario to grace a Nintendo portable - that honour goes to Super Mario 64 DS - but it was the first original game of its...

News: Watch Chibi-Robo! Running Around In His Mario Costume In The Latest Zip Lash Gameplay Trailer

Watch Chibi-Robo! Running Around In His Mario Costume In The Latest Zip Lash Gameplay Trailer

The Chibi-House is almost ready for departure sir!

As the release of Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash for 3DS draws ever closer Nintendo has been releasing new snippets of information about the game, along with the recent gameplay trailer below. In the trailer we can see a snippet of Chibi-Robo! running around in a Mario costume, which we can only assume is...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Challenge With Super Mario's 2D Future

Nintendo's Challenge With Super Mario's 2D Future

Vocal fans prefer a retro style, while modern entries are sales leaders

With Super Mario Maker around the corner there seems to be a consensus - at least in this pre-release stage - that Nintendo has got it right with this creation tool. When you combine the excellent tool-set with a potentially endless supply of levels you arguably have - as we...

Mario History: Super Mario Galaxy - 2007

Super Mario Galaxy - 2007

Out of this World

In this series of articles we'll write about one or more Mario games per day, each representing a different year as part of our Super Mario 30th Anniversary celebrations. In our previous entry we highlighted how New Super Mario Bros. was the first new 2D Mario title in some time; that was due to a general focus on 3D Mario...

Mario History: Super Mario 64 DS - 2004

Super Mario 64 DS - 2004

3D Mario on the go

In this series of articles we'll write about one or more Mario game per day, each representing a different year as part of our Super Mario 30th Anniversary celebrations. If you'd have said that one day it would be possible to play Super Mario 64 on a handheld console back in 1996, you'd likely have been laughed out of the room...

Video: Super Mario Maker Contains Secret Fly Swatting Mini Game

Super Mario Maker Contains Secret Fly Swatting Mini Game

Mario Paint style

Not content with being what is arguably the ultimate 2D Mario experience, Super Mario Maker is also host to some neat little features burrowed away behind walls of code. One that caught our eye as we were playing was that shifting a block can sometimes reveal three flies from underneath it. Swatting these flies takes you away from...

Mario Memories: Super Mario RPG Opens Up The World (and a Boss's Big Mouth)

Super Mario RPG Opens Up The World (and a Boss's Big Mouth)

"Mario! Prepare yourself for the great beyond!"

In this series of 30 daily articles celebrating the upcoming 30th Anniversary of Super Mario, various members of the Nintendo Life extended family will share their memories and thoughts on the iconic franchise. Next up is reviewer and news contributor Tim Latshaw. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the...

News: Super Mario Happy Meal Toys Hit The UK On 12th August

Super Mario Happy Meal Toys Hit The UK On 12th August

Supersize me!

Move over Minions, it's Super Mario's time to take over McDonald's Happy Meals in the UK. From 12th August anyone who buys a Happy Meal will be treated to a Super Mario toy, starting with a Mario Visor and a Yoshi toy. A reader who wishes to remain anonymous shared these photos with us. This follows a similar promotion from March...

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...