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News: No Love for Super Mario All-Stars in UK Top 20 Chart

No Love for Super Mario All-Stars in UK Top 20 Chart

Donkey Kong in at 13 though

Plumbing collection Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition just launched in the UK and had an underwhelming first weekend of sales, missing the top 20 altogether and landing at number 22. Simian platformer Donkey Kong Country Returns had a stronger showing, a new entry at number 13 behind strong climber Mario Kart Wii. Whether games purchased with bana

News: Mario Sports Mix Serves, Sets and Spikes Europe in January

Mario Sports Mix Serves, Sets and Spikes Europe in January

Make your own ball jokes inside

Sport and Mario is a classic combination, so we have high hopes for Square Enix's Mario Sports Mix, which just received a confirmed European release date of 28th January 2011. Update: The UK release is set for Friday, February 4th. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini Land Mayhem is also due for release on the same day, making it a double whammy for Mario fans. Here's the E3..

News: Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary is 50Hz Only

Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary is 50Hz Only

Bad news for Europe

If you've been crossing your fingers for Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition in the expectation of it receiving a PAL-optimised conversion, you can unbend them and start using them to type vitriolic comments now – the package will not be 60Hz compatible. Below is the response reader XD375 received when enquiring with...

News: Learn to Draw Mario with Nintendo's Official Flipnote Tutorial

Learn to Draw Mario with Nintendo's Official Flipnote Tutorial

It's for a competition you see

The North American Mario Flipnote competition ended today, but Nintendo UK is now offering it to users of its free animation software Flipnote Studio. As before, entrants must use the provided soundtrack to accompany a short animation including Mario characters, but this time the judges will be none other than Nintendo legends Takashi Tezuka, Yoshiaki Koizumi and..

News: Limited Edition Mario Kart Wii Bundle Under Starter's Orders

Limited Edition Mario Kart Wii Bundle Under Starter's Orders

Wii, Remote Plus and the game

Want a Wii this Christmas but not interested in the red machine with New Super Mario Bros. Wii? This dark beauty might be of interest to you, then. Nintendo Europe has just announced a limited edition black Wii bundle featuring racer Mario Kart Wii, a black Wii Wheel, Wii Sports and Donkey Kong pre-installed on the system. The package also includes the new Wii Remote..

News: Mario Sports Mix Gets a Little Square Enix Boost

Mario Sports Mix Gets a Little Square Enix Boost

Famous faces face-off

Square Enix's next Mario sports title, Mario Sports Mix, isn't just about characters from the Mushroom Kingdom: the company has just confirmed it'll be bringing some of its own most popular characters to the title as well. Joining Mario and chums will be characters from the Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest series, with a Moogle, Cactuar, ninja, and White and Black Mages already..

News: Miyamoto and Reggie Honour Mario's 25th with Amazing Cake

Miyamoto and Reggie Honour Mario's 25th with Amazing Cake

So emotional even the cake was in tiers

Nintendo's flagship New York store recently re-opened with a brand new Mario-themed design in honour of Super Mario Bros.'s 25th anniversary, and to celebrate it hosted a huge party with two very special guests. Reggie Fils-Aime and Shigeru Miyamoto made appearances at the event to meet fans, cut the cake and revel in the atmosphere only a plumber's birthday..

News: America, These Are Your New Club Nintendo Rewards

America, These Are Your New Club Nintendo Rewards

Two bags and a screensaver

As if Mario pinbadges weren't good enough rewards, North America's Club Nintendo has just been updated with three new treats you can purchase with your coins. You can purchase a tote bag for 250 coins, a messenger bag for 550 coins or a Super Mario Galaxy 2 screensaver for just 10 coins. Those of you waiting for your Super Mario anniversary pin badges are advised they..

News: Nintendo Bringing 2D and 3D Mario Games to 3DS

Nintendo Bringing 2D and 3D Mario Games to 3DS

Talk about spoilt for choice

Hold onto your red caps Mario fans: the plumber's set to star in 2D and 3D games on the 3DS. Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that the ever-popular frontman will receive both old-school 2D outings and more complex 3D adventures to ensure broad appeal for all gamers. When Super Mario became Mario 64, the range of players...

News: Super Mario All-Stars Warps Straight to the Top of the Japanese Charts

Super Mario All-Stars Warps Straight to the Top of the Japanese Charts

25th Anniversary Edition starts off strong

While gamers in North America and Europe have to wait a little while longer before they can start snapping up copies of Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition, the game received its Japanese launch last week and has got off to a superb start. For the week ending 24th October, the game managed to...

News: Super Mario Design Documents Reveal Guns, Rockets and Fighting

Super Mario Design Documents Reveal Guns, Rockets and Fighting

The Mushroom Kingdom was very different back then

We've only just recovered from the bombshell that Super Mario Bros. nearly had a shoot 'em up stage, but prepare for more shocks as original design documents show the path the plumber nearly took. Part of the History of Mario booklet contained in the Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition, the documents reveal Mario's moveset was originally..

News: Red Wii and DSi XL Coming Stateside on November 7th

Red Wii and DSi XL Coming Stateside on November 7th

Roll up, roll up!

Those of you holding your breath for North American release confirmations of the Red Wii, red DSi XL and Wii Remote Plus, you can breathe out now Coming Stateside on November 7th, the red Wii comes with New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Wii Sports and a red Remote Plus and Nunchuk, but like its European counterpart doesn't come with MotionPlus-enabled pack-in Wii Sports Resort. The red..

News: Super Mario Bros. Nearly Had a Shoot 'em Up Stage

Super Mario Bros. Nearly Had a Shoot 'em Up Stage

Before fireballs came bullets

You might know enough about Super Mario Bros. to win our 25th anniversary competition, but did you know a shooting stage was planned for the game? A Famitsu interview with Shigeru Miyamoto reveals that using Mario's original controls, pressing Up would jump, with B to dash and A to fire bullets, before the team settled on fireballs. The game would have turned out very..

News: If You Cross Mario with Twitter, You Get Super Twario

If You Cross Mario with Twitter, You Get Super Twario

Cutesy client makes Twitter a game

We can all agree that Super Mario Bros. has made a big influence on gaming, but social networking? Not so much. Until today that is, with a new Mario-inspired Twitter application now on the iPhone. The bunny-hopping Super Twario client launched on the App Store today, turning the social messaging site into a platform game, letting users bang their heads against..

News: Mario Anniversary Screensaver and Pins Arrive at Club Nintendo

Mario Anniversary Screensaver and Pins Arrive at Club Nintendo

Get ready to cash in your coins

If you've been hoarding away your Club Nintendo coins in the hope that something awesome would come to Club Nintendo in celebration of Super Mario Bros.' 25th anniversary, take a look at these new updates and see what your coins will net you. You could spruce up your computer with the "Evolution of Mario" screensaver for 10 Coins, but if your lapel is..

News: Walmart Leaks Red DSi XL Package for America

Walmart Leaks Red DSi XL Package for America

Then sort-of rescinds it

Oh, the treacherous life of an Internet video games retailer. You need only put something online for mere seconds and it's already been documented, disseminated, dissected and discussed by the ever-hungry gaming audience. Such is the fate of Walmart this week, who advertised the limited edition red DSi XL ahead of any official confirmation from Nintendo of America. Anyone..

News: Flipnote Studio Celebrates Mario's 25th Anniversary

Flipnote Studio Celebrates Mario's 25th Anniversary

Get animated

What better way to pay tribute to the moustachioed man himself than with a bit of hand-drawn animation? That seems to be the thinking at Nintendo, as it's recently launched a new festival for Flipnote Studio asking artists to create animations based on the plucky plumber. To help out, Nintendo's even offering two audio samples that should help to bring Mario's tales to life. It doesn't..