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News: Mario's Iconic Hat Is Now Available From Club Nintendo Australia

Mario's Iconic Hat Is Now Available From Club Nintendo Australia

Don't go plumbing without it

After a surprising end to 2013, Club Nintendo Australia has kicked off the New Year with a bang, adding Mario's famous hat to the local catalogue. As the description on the catalogue states: This is a true-to-life replica of the iconic red hat worn by Mario. Keep it as a collector item, and display it with pride...

Review: Super Mario Bros. 3 (Wii U eShop / NES)

Super Mario Bros. 3 (Wii U eShop / NES)

A truly super Mario game

Super Mario Bros. 3’s recent arrival on the Wii U eShop seemed like a conspicuously low-key affair compared to the considerable hype that surrounded its hugely anticipated original release back the early nineties. However, that doesn't mean that the lack of booming fanfare should be interpreted as a cause for concern; over...

Review: Mario Tennis (3DS eShop)

Mario Tennis (3DS eShop)

Courts of Appeal

For whatever its name is worth, Mario Tennis doesn’t feature a lot of the red guy — at least at first. That may come as an initial disappointment to some who were drawn to the M-word. Now if you came for the “tennis” part, well, that’s a whole different story. Mario Tennis will let you get into a game right off the...

News: Eurogamer's Game of the Year is a Nintendo Winner

Eurogamer's Game of the Year is a Nintendo Winner

A purrfect result?

Later today we'll publish the results of our staff votes for Game of the Year, in a whole host of categories, with the Reader votes to be counted and shared tomorrow for the Community Awards. We're fascinated to see which games come out as winners in various categories, but while we collate votes we thought we'd share the overall...

Feature: 12 Days of Christmas - Super Mario 3D World Captures Hearts

12 Days of Christmas - Super Mario 3D World Captures Hearts

A perfect Christmas Day game

Over the past two weeks we've covered eleven games, trends or events from the year that we feel represent some of the best of Nintendo in 2013; we'll have a lot more 2013 reminiscences and Game of The Year awards in the coming week, too. Yet it seemed appropriate to end this series on potentially the biggest high for...

News: Nintendo Network 3DS Promotion to Offer Free Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Download in Europe

Nintendo Network 3DS Promotion to Offer Free Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Download in Europe

Wahoo!

Today's European Nintendo Direct broadcast certainly showed a festive spirit, with Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata outlining a "Nintendo Network Promotion" to encourage 3DS owners in the region to either create an ID or link their Wii U equivalent. Nintendo Network IDs were added with the major 3DS system update on 10th December,...

News: Super Mario Bros. 3 Arrives on Wii U and 3DS Virtual Console on 26th December in Europe

Super Mario Bros. 3 Arrives on Wii U and 3DS Virtual Console on 26th December in Europe

Includes a launch week discount

It's been in demand since Nintendo teased it earlier in the year, and it's almost here. Super Mario Bros. 3 with arrive on the Virtual Console for both Wii U and 3DS on 26th December; it was announced in the European Nintendo Direct by Satoru Shibata, though unfortunately had no mention in the North America equivalent...

News: Super Mario 3D World Drops Down UK Charts in Second Week

Super Mario 3D World Drops Down UK Charts in Second Week

Link Between Worlds is top Nintendo game in 19th place

Last week brought the PS4 to Europe, which made life rather difficult for Super Mario 3D World on its UK charts début. While it had been hoped that the staying power of the franchise may see it enjoy a strong second week in the UK market, today's all-format charts haven't produced the desired...

News: Digital Foundry Heaps Praise on Super Mario 3D World

Digital Foundry Heaps Praise on Super Mario 3D World

"It [Nintendo] clearly understands what it takes to produce a classic"

Super Mario 3D World has been critically acclaimed, may become a commercial success story in the coming weeks, months and years, and has already played a role in switching up perceptions around what the Wii U can offer gamers. We're yet to see how substantial that impact will be...

Weirdness: This Chinese School Has an Enormous Mario Mural on its Building

This Chinese School Has an Enormous Mario Mural on its Building

The lessons probably aren't as awesome

We often see examples of Nintendo culture and its brands appearing in fairly unlikely places and forms, and this is another example that undoubtedly qualifies. It's an enormous New Super Mario Bros. — it suits the later series in terms of design — mural on the side of a Chinese school building; as you'll be...

News: Luigi Actor Danny Wells Takes The Great Warp Pipe To The Sky, Aged 72

Luigi Actor Danny Wells Takes The Great Warp Pipe To The Sky, Aged 72

Death of Mario Bros. Super Show star brings a somber end to Year of Luigi

Those of you old enough to recall The Super Mario Bros. Super Show will no doubt be saddened to hear that Danny Wells, who played Luigi, has passed away at the age of 72. The actor — whose real name was Jack Westelman — passed away last Thursday. He starred in the Mario...

News: Nintendo Recreates Super Mario 3D World Through Shadow Hand Puppetry

Nintendo Recreates Super Mario 3D World Through Shadow Hand Puppetry

Shadow Play

Super Mario 3D World has finally arrived in Europe, with the outstanding 3D platformer gracing retail shelves today. After its North American release last week this is a culmination of a heavy marketing campaign, helped along by the fact it's a terrific game, to try and make it and the Wii U the must-have combination this Holiday season...

Weirdness: Model Chrissy Teigen Celebrates a Mushroom Kingdom Birthday

Model Chrissy Teigen Celebrates a Mushroom Kingdom Birthday

Bowser's name reportedly not found on the list

Singer-songwriter John Legend has got to be feeling pretty good right now. Marrying a model is one thing, but marrying a model who later decides to celebrate her 28th birthday with a Super Mario twist is something very special indeed. After tying the knot in September this year, the newly-weds moved on...

News: Check Out This Stained Glass Art With A Nintendo Twist

Check Out This Stained Glass Art With A Nintendo Twist

Heart (container) of glass

Let's be honest - when looking for festive gifts this year, an elaborate piece of stained glass artwork to hang in your cathedral / average-sized home might not be the first thing that springs to mind. However, the gallery of Rick Daniels' work showcased on his Etsy site may be just enough to tempt you. A self-taught...

News: Nintendo's Partnership With Southwest Airlines Takes Off As Mario Gives Away Free Wii U Systems

Nintendo's Partnership With Southwest Airlines Takes Off As Mario Gives Away Free Wii U Systems

Mascot needs XXXL size high-vis jacket, probably

Nintendo has various corporate and promotional partnerships, and one of the most recently announced by Nintendo of America is a collaboration with Southwest Airlines. As the "official video game partner" of the company, Nintendo is setting up Wii U Gaming Lounges in some major airports until 22nd...

News: New York Times Critic Identifies Super Mario 3D World and Wii U as Highlights of the Season

New York Times Critic Identifies Super Mario 3D World and Wii U as Highlights of the Season

"The Wii U is also the only new console with a video game worth playing"

Yesterday wasn't necessarily full of happy coverage for the Wii U, such as the grisly news that the Xbox One is already close to passing the Wii U's lifetime-to-date sales in the UK. After plenty of happy Super Mario 3D World vibes, there's been some renewed caution and doubt...