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News: Japan Receives Red DSi XL in Honour of Mario's 25th Anniversary

Japan Receives Red DSi XL in Honour of Mario's 25th Anniversary

Limited edition console on the way

Yes, it's the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., and even the most ardent plumbing fan might be getting just a little fed-up of the fanfare. Just show that person this upcoming Mario edition DSi XL and watch their face light up again, though. Released in Japan on October 28th, the machine is of course in Mario-style red with classic icons emblazoned across its..

News: Classic Mario DS Games Get Reprints at Toys 'R' Us

Classic Mario DS Games Get Reprints at Toys 'R' Us

Mario Hoops, Super Princess Peach and Partners in Time

So it's Mario's 25th anniversary and everyone's after a piece of the plumber, particularly fans of portable gaming, but some titles can be hard to find. That's why it's good news that Toys 'R' Us has secured a wad of brand new versions of Mario Hoops 3-on-3, Super Princess Peach and Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time. The latter two are..

News: Miyamoto and Itoi Discuss Mario, Rubik's Cubes, TV and More

Miyamoto and Itoi Discuss Mario, Rubik's Cubes, TV and More

Top Nintendo designers shoot the breeze

Nintendo's Iwata Asks series has provided us with plenty of fascinating insights into the creation of the company's games, the minds of its creators and the creative spirit that defines its output. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., Nintendo legends Shigesato Itoi (creator of the EarthBound games) and Shigeru Miyamoto sat down to speak..

News: Super Mario Bros. was Gaming's Big Bang, says Kojima

Super Mario Bros. was Gaming's Big Bang, says Kojima

"One of mankind's greatest creations," says great man

It's been 25 years since Super Mario Bros. hit the world of gaming, and its influence is still felt widely around the world. Konami legend and Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima is just one individual whose life was altered by the plumbing adventure. Kojima has said: With the creation of Super Mario Bros., Shigeru Miyamoto not only altered..

News: Aussies Can Share Their Favourite Mario Moments to Win a DSi XL

Aussies Can Share Their Favourite Mario Moments to Win a DSi XL

Red, blue or yellow up for grabs

North America's Super Mario Bros. 25th anniversary site opened recently, and now Nintendo of Australia has launched its 25th Anniversary competition website offering one misty-eyed gamer the chance to win a brand new DSi XL. If your entry is selected as the best Mario memory, you could win a red, blue or yellow DSi XL as well as a copy of New Super Mario Bros.. Need..

News: Nintendo Declares Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary Website Open

Nintendo Declares Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary Website Open

Due to be updated in coming weeks

First a logo, then a collector's edition pack; now the Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary celebrations get even wilder, with Nintendo of America rolling out website for the portly plumber's quarter-century. At the moment there's not really a lot to see other than a trailer and some pixel art, but Nintendo promises to make the website the centre of information for..

News: Jonathan Ross's Ceiling Lights Up with Mario Sprites

Jonathan Ross's Ceiling Lights Up with Mario Sprites

Video of presenter's home shows sparkly ceiling

Jonathan Ross loves many things, not least of all Twitter and controversy, but he loves gaming as well. As part of this month's Super Mario Bros. 25th anniversary the presenter has thrown open the doors to his gaming lair, showing not only his lack of progress on Super Mario Galaxy 2 but also his pixel

News: Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary Means Euro Club Nintendo Gets Updated

Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary Means Euro Club Nintendo Gets Updated

Share your love for Mario and enter Nintendo's video competition

Anniversaries are wonderful and joyous occasions to celebrate with loved ones. What makes them better is if you can win prizes in the process too, and that's exactly what you can look forward to as Nintendo celebrates one of the biggest NES titles continuing to entertain having launched a quarter of a century ago. In celebrating 25..

News: Nintendo Rolls Out Logo For Mario's 25th Anniversary

Nintendo Rolls Out Logo For Mario's 25th Anniversary

Most likely coming soon to a retro enthusiast near you

So Super Mario Bros. released on the NES in 1985. We ran out of fingers and toes trying to figure out how long ago that was, but our theory is 25 years. We feel pretty good about this theory in light of a recent trademark filing by Nintendo of this here image. It doesn't say "25"...

Rumour: Nintendo Japan Celebrating Mario's Birthday with Super Mario Collection

Nintendo Japan Celebrating Mario's Birthday with Super Mario Collection

Super Mario All-Stars may be Wii-bound after all

It's a source of constant frustration to Virtual Console fans that Super Mario All-Stars isn't available on the download platform: the inability to enjoy some of Mario's greatest adventures with improved Super NES graphics and sound has annoyed many, but fear not, for an end to the frustration may be in sight. Nintendo of Japan held a retailer..

News: This is the Greatest Mario Collection We've Ever Seen

This is the Greatest Mario Collection We've Ever Seen

1,000 plumbing items all under one roof

Mario's face has been on more merchandise than you can imagine, making it hard – not to mention expensive – for dedicated fans to track down those must-have pieces. That makes the achievement of 11-year old Oscar Bown from the UK all the more incredible, as he's amassed a Mario collection containing over...

News: The Evolution of Mario, Ka-Boomed into a Mushroom Cloud

The Evolution of Mario, Ka-Boomed into a Mushroom Cloud

Surely an illegal amount of Marios

The Super Mario has had a supremely prolific career since he first jumped a barrel and clonked an ape, with each new game slightly tweaking our mustachioed heroes appearance. Want to see a whole bunch of them? Why, there's a neat-o mushroom cloud here that you should take a look at then! Running the whole gamut,...

News: Super Mario Bros. Movie Re-released on DVD, Spot the Difference

Super Mario Bros. Movie Re-released on DVD, Spot the Difference

Clue: it's not the quality of the film

Feel like your DVD collection is missing something, but you're not sure what? Here's the answer: the newly re-released Super Mario Bros. Movie, available once again in glorious DVD-o-vision. First released on DVD back in 2003, the disc contained no extra features so surely a re-release would sort that, particularly considering the abundance of archive..

News: Wii Games: Summer 2010 Competitions Announced

Wii Games: Summer 2010 Competitions Announced

Time to get off that couch and get moving!

Don't let those Summertime blues get you down. Now you can join Olympic champion Shawn Johnson as she teams up with our favourite Italian plumber to help get people up and get in shape. You can check out the official press release below for all of the information you'll need to become a part of the...

News: 172 Australians Hug Mario for a World Record

172 Australians Hug Mario for a World Record

Game also released Down Under today

You may remember last week we told you of Nintendo's plan to launch Super Mario Galaxy 2 in Australia with a world record attempt for the most hugs by a mascot character in twenty minutes, and by jingo they've done it. The famous plumber got to grips with 172 people, each of whom received a photo of the momentous occasion, with one lucky fan leaving with a copy..

News: Mario Marathon Breaks Previous Donation Record

Mario Marathon Breaks Previous Donation Record

Currently at $33,000 and counting

Exactly one month ago we told you about a Mario event run by The Speed Gamers, and now we bring you news from another Mario Marathon, this time raising money for the Child's Play charity. In just over 52 hours of play the event has raised over $33,000, easily eclipsing 2009's total of $29,082. At time of writing the gamers are taking on some of Super Mario..

News: Optimus Prime Talks About Being the First Voice of Mario

Optimus Prime Talks About Being the First Voice of Mario

Peter Cullen reminisces about lending his vocal talents to the world's most famous plumber

Legendary voice actor Peter Cullen - who has recently lent his talents to Activision's upcoming Transformers title War for Cybertron (also known as the slightly less threatening Cybertron Adventures on Wii) was interviewed by Wired.com the other day and revealed some interesting insights into providing..

News: Mario Wants Your Hugs, Australians

Mario Wants Your Hugs, Australians

Plumbing promotion next week

Everywhere else in the world has already received Super Mario Galaxy 2: sorry folks Down Under, it's just a fact. You could yet have the last laugh though, as Nintendo's launch plan for the game could see you set a new world record for the most hugs of a mascot character in 20 minutes. Kicking off at 7am on July 1st at The Nintendo Experience, EB Games, Swanston Street,..