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News: Mario Enters the Shuffle with Nintendo Playing Cards

Mario Enters the Shuffle with Nintendo Playing Cards

Super paper Mario

In recent years, we've seen video game companies harken to their histories with such successful releases as New Super Mario Bros., Mega Man 9 and the Virtual Console itself. Always one to outdo themselves and the competition, Nintendo's set to top all of these by returning to what started it in the first place: playing cards. While seemingly available only in Japan, these three..

News: Mario Jumps Over Flag, Ends Arguments Forever

Mario Jumps Over Flag, Ends Arguments Forever

It's real: see it with your own eyes

Yes he can; no he can't. Yes he can; no he can't. Anyone who grew up with the NES will know this as the sound of the playground's "is it possible to jump over the flag?" argument that ran all over the world. Now those who were on the "yes he can" side should pick up their phones and ring old enemies to rub salt in the wound: Mario, in fact,..

News: Steve Wiebe to Participate in Mario Marathon, May Jump Barrels for Charity

Steve Wiebe to Participate in Mario Marathon, May Jump Barrels for Charity

Legendary gamer signs up for latest Speed Gamers crusade

With everyone and their dog being on a legal Mario high at the moment, the team over at The Speed Gamers has announced its next marathon will be taking in all the plumber's greatest titles – yes, including Hotel Mario – when it kicks off on June 11th. The plan is to take in a week's worth of constant Mario and Wario gaming, broadcast live..

News: Find Out More About Super Mario Galaxy 2's Creation

Find Out More About Super Mario Galaxy 2's Creation

Yoshiaki Koizumi reflects on latest outing

That didn't take long: Super Mario Galaxy 2 producer Yoshiaki Koizumi was interviewed by Famitsu Magazine about his feelings towards the newly-released sequel and its production. Covering everything from the game's conception as Super Mario Galaxy 1.5 to their awareness of not alienating Mario veterans, it's an interesting insight into the consideration..

News: Now You Can Buy That Goomba Head You've Always Wanted

Now You Can Buy That Goomba Head You've Always Wanted

"But Goombas don't really have heads," you say

You know Goombas, right? Mushroom things from the Mushroom Kingdom that get flattened very easily. Well, yes, but you may remember they looked a little different in the classic Super Mario Bros. movie: in fact, you'll probably never forget that unbelievable film. Now you can keep a piece of that unforgettable character with your very own bust. It's not..

News: Miyamoto Loves it When Games Resonate

Miyamoto Loves it When Games Resonate

Latest Iwata Asks translated

It's been well-documented that the development of Super Mario Galaxy 2 posed a few tricky decisions for the team: starting out as Super Mario Galaxy 1.5, the role of the story was much-discussed inside Nintendo, with different team members arguing for more or less story. All this led Shigeru Miyamoto to a realisation: he prefers games that resonate rather than ones with..

News: Iwata Asks for Super Mario Galaxy 2 Reveals Many, Many Informative Nuggets

Iwata Asks for Super Mario Galaxy 2 Reveals Many, Many Informative Nuggets

Too many for this tagline to contain

Always informative and surprising, the Iwata Asks series of articles is a treasure trove of Nintendo experience and and information, so you won't be surprised to hear that the latest article, covering Super Mario Galaxy 2, is chock-full of interesting facts. Yoshi was originally planned for the first Super Mario Galaxy but was removed, as the team felt it would..

News: Five Minutes of Super Mario Galaxy 2 Better Than Five Minutes of Most Other Games

Five Minutes of Super Mario Galaxy 2 Better Than Five Minutes of Most Other Games

Extra-terrestrial epic nearly here!

The footage of Super Mario Galaxy 2 is flooding out of Nintendo lately, with regular transmissions showing off new elements from the upcoming adventure. If all this spectacular footage still hasn't given you Mario on Wii ennui, this five minute trailer will have you bouncing off the walls and gnawing your fingernails until the game's released. Not long to go now,..

News: Galaxy 2 Bonus DVD Detailed, Definitely Won't Play on Wii

Galaxy 2 Bonus DVD Detailed, Definitely Won't Play on Wii

It's like a manual, only it moves

Although early reviews suggest that Super Mario Galaxy 2 could well be the best thing since Super Mario Galaxy, Nintendo is well aware that some players didn't enjoy the original as much, finding it confusing and tough to control. That's why, as we previously reported, the highly anticipated follow-up will release with a bonus DVD easing players into the game as..

News: Super Mario Galaxy 2 Gets Bundled

Super Mario Galaxy 2 Gets Bundled

Edge magazine gives 10/10, UK preorder bonus too

Despite pretty much universal acclaim for the first Super Mario Galaxy, it wasn't the biggest-selling game in the Wii's library, its sales eclipsed very early on by New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Clearly Nintendo thinks the upcoming sequel will shift more units, as stories have appeared on the Internet today regarding a pack-in bundle. Containing..

News: Super Mario Galaxy 2 Lands with Bonus DVD

Super Mario Galaxy 2 Lands with Bonus DVD

Learn advanced tricks with second disc

Counting down the days until Super Mario Galaxy 2? Although the game is reputedly much more difficult than its predecessor, Nintendo still wants everyone to enjoy it, so the European release will contain a DVD containing helpful videos and tutorials of advanced moves. Assuming it's a standard DVD, the disc of course won't play on a standard Wii console,..

News: The Real Mario's Yearbook Photo is Unearthed

The Real Mario's Yearbook Photo is Unearthed

Along with details of his past

Back when Nintendo was still trying to gain a foothold in the US market the company rented a warehouse owned by a fellow called Mario Segale. Legend has it that NOA President Minoru Arakawa was taken aback by the similarity between Segale and the lead character of Donkey Kong - an arcade title which Nintendo was preparing to launch at the time. With the character..

News: Super Mario Galaxy 2 Forecast is Cloudy with Chance of Co-Op

Super Mario Galaxy 2 Forecast is Cloudy with Chance of Co-Op

New trailer reveals Cosmic Guide, cutesy power-ups and Starship Mario

It might seem a long way off, but Super Mario Galaxy 2 is just one month away for lucky North American gamers, whilst European players can pick it up on June 11th. Nintendo has just released a new trailer and screenshots showing off the return of Rosalina, the introduction of Cloud Mario and the first sighting of Cosmic Guide,..

Round Table: Mario's Past and Future

Mario's Past and Future

Can we foresee the plumber hanging up his overalls?

As we leave March 2010, it's with deep sadness we also have to kiss goodbye to MAR10 Month. We've had podcasts, reviews of classic outings, high scores and plenty of discussion over the plumber's titles. What is it about Mario that draws such passion from Nintendo fans? We sat down to chew the fat and ask – and hopefully answer – the burning..

Podcast: Episode 14 - Mario Month is Here!

Episode 14 - Mario Month is Here!

MAR10 is GO

Fresh from the huge success of our DS fifth birthday celebrations, there's another swell of features coming your way as we get into the swing of Mario Month, our celebration of March 2010 aka Mar 10. Corbie Dillard and James Newton chew the fat over some choice Mario moments and there's a brief DS reviews round-up too. The episode is slightly shorter than usual due to time constraints..

News: New Super Mario Bros. Wii World Record Set

New Super Mario Bros. Wii World Record Set

Wa-Hoo!

Twin Galaxies has recently verified a new official Twin Galaxies World Record score for New Super Mario Bros. Wii. The score-keeping network has received numerous submissions for the game since release, with the record changing hands dozens of times between gamers from the US, Canada and Holland, and is now logging scores of significant...

First Impressions: Super Mario Galaxy 2

Super Mario Galaxy 2

Truly spacial

Super Mario Galaxy 2 had by far the biggest queues of the day, with a cordoned area showcasing the plumber's latest adventure. Our crafty writers, however, took advantage of everyone else's hunger by striking when most other journalists were stopping for lunch, managing to get a good half an hour of hands-on time. With such high hopes surrounding the sequel to arguably one of Mario's..