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Weirdness: Super Mario Bros. Record For Lowest Score is Beaten

Super Mario Bros. Record For Lowest Score is Beaten

A 500 point play-through done without tool assistance

Normally while playing a game, the goal for most people is to see how many points they can rack up; more often than not they aim for the most points possible. There are, however, a select few who flip that idea on its head and shoot for the lowest score possible. Going out of their way to avoid...

News: Mario Kart Ride-on Racing into the UK Later this Year

Mario Kart Ride-on Racing into the UK Later this Year

"Billy, why'd you peel all the bananas?"

Let's admit it: some things just feel wasted on the young. With Nintendo stating its desire to increase its IP licensing, those of us who are adults can at least get away with buying the new plushies and figures and such that will come of this. But a licensed replica of Mario's very own Mario Kart as a...

Review: NES Open Tournament Golf (Wii U eShop / NES)

NES Open Tournament Golf (Wii U eShop / NES)

Par for the course

If there's one specific niche of which there is no longer any shortage, it's sports titles featuring Mario. The iconic plumber's unlikely prowess at just about any athletic challenge is now extensively and frequently documented, with the likes of Mario Tennis and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games gracing home consoles on a...

News: These Mario Figures Are All Kinds of Awesome

These Mario Figures Are All Kinds of Awesome

He has that 'cheeky chappy' grin

We do like collectibles here at Nintendo Life, and figurines can be a nice way to decorate our homes with our favourite heroes. While Link is no stranger to gorgeous figurines, Mario's presence is often in the form of plushies, so it's pleasing to find some figures that, while lacking the complexity of Figma...

News: Super Mario Hopping Into McDonald's Happy Meals in the UK

Super Mario Hopping Into McDonald's Happy Meals in the UK

And hopefully elsewhere

When considering some challenges facing Nintendo in the current market, it's common for fans to bemoan what they consider to be undercooked or uninspiring advertising and marketing. To take the undercooked description one step further, there is some positive news for those in the UK that feel the Nintendo brand needs more...

Review: Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (Wii U eShop / NES)

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (Wii U eShop / NES)

Super Masochist Bros.

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels is the famously difficult, Japan-only sequel to the titular plumber's breakout NES hit, expanding on the original formula with deviously challenging level design and obstacles. Western audiences were instead given the comparatively easy 'Super Mario USA' (a re-skinned translation of Nintendo's...

Review: Mario Bros. (3DS eShop / NES)

Mario Bros. (3DS eShop / NES)

Subpar Mario

Mario and Luigi’s adventures have been nothing short of fantastical over the years, to the point where you could be forgiven for questioning their occupations as plumbers. But despite the brothers’ incredibly varied employment history as doctors, sportsmen and racing drivers — in which they’ve rarely called upon their supposed...

Preview: Japanese Gamers Get Their Free Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Download

Japanese Gamers Get Their Free Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Download

Can't grumble at free, right?

European gamers have to wait a few weeks longer yet, but lucky Japanese 3DS owners should have already received their free download codes for this fondly-remembered port of a gaming legend. First impressions of Super Mario Deluxe aren't, however, particularly good – the VS. game mode and print options simply don’t...

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...