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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..

News: Nintendo Cereal System Sells For $200

Nintendo Cereal System Sells For $200

Indigestion medication not included

Do you remember the Nintendo Cereal System from 1988? It let people who just couldn't get enough of Mario and Zelda to pour them into a bowl and eat them, keeping their spirits (but, sadly, not powers) with you all throughout the day by way of two different types of cereal: fruit-flavored for Mario, berry for Zelda. It came with some neat collectible cards, and..

News: Super Mario Bros. 3 Turns Twenty

Super Mario Bros. 3 Turns Twenty

One of the greatest games ever celebrates a milestone.

For those unaware, today marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Super Mario Bros. 3 in North America. Having sold over 18 million copies worldwide, it still stands as one of the best-selling video games of all time - and that's not even accounting for the various remakes and re-releases of the game that have been released over the years..

News: Sonic Playable in Super Mario Galaxy 2?

Sonic Playable in Super Mario Galaxy 2?

Will Sonic be touring space with his old rival?

UK magazine Ngamer has posted an interesting tweet on Twitter this afternoon, making a rather bold claim that not only comes right out of the left field and has left us all a bit dazed and confused here at Nintendo Life Towers. We should stress this is currently deep in the realms of rumour territory for now, with no confirmed word from Sega or..

News: Tuper Tario Tros: A Mario/Tetris Mash-up

Tuper Tario Tros: A Mario/Tetris Mash-up

Warning: this Flash game is highly addictive

Newgrounds user and all-round genius SwingSwing has created a fantastic Mario/Tetris mash-up named Tuper Tario Tros. Blending the platformer and puzzle genres, the game involves traversing the usual Mario landscape with your usual repertoire of jumping and, err... more jumping. When Mario encounters an obstacle he's unable to jump across, players hit the..

News: Its-a Me! Fungus Mario!

Its-a Me! Fungus Mario!

Japanese researchers recreate Mario in a petri dish.

Evidentally, Japanese science folk at nanobiological laboratories of the University of Osaka got bored whilst solving real problems and decided to do something significantly more light-hearted to cheer us all up. Here we present Fungus Mario in all his fluorescent glory! Those Osaka University boffins achieved this stunning effect by engineering..

News: New Super Mario Bros. Wii Twenty Years In The Making

New Super Mario Bros. Wii Twenty Years In The Making

Well, not literally

Revelations afoot in the Iwata Asks interview for New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Toshihiko Nakago, currently the President of SRD2, reveals that Miyamoto’s dream of a multiplayer Mario was born during the development of Super Mario Bros. 3. Ultimately hardware limitations scuppered the plan, leaving the team to step back their efforts and go with the inclusion of a multiplayer..

News: Giant Mario Coins Hidden in Aussie CBDs

Giant Mario Coins Hidden in Aussie CBDs

Nintendo holding strange new contest to win copies of New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Live in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane? Haven't got much to do between Tuesday the 1st and Friday the 4th of December? Like looking for stuff? Well, you're in luck! Nintendo Australia are hiding coins in each of the three Central Business Districts in honour of the recent release of New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Each day's..