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Mario Memories: Conquering the First Level in Super Mario Bros.

Conquering the First Level in Super Mario Bros.

"I had a sense of fear about progressing further into the first level"

In this series of 30 daily articles celebrating the upcoming 30th Anniversary of Super Mario, various members of the Nintendo Life extended family will share their memories and thoughts on the iconic franchise. This time we have news writer, reviewer and Australian Correspondent...

Mario Memories: The Delight of Sharing Mario Adventures With Loved Ones

The Delight of Sharing Mario Adventures With Loved Ones

Co-op is always possible

In this series of 30 daily articles celebrating the upcoming 30th Anniversary of Super Mario, various members of the Nintendo Life extended family will share their memories and thoughts on the iconic franchise. This time we have E3 veteran and reviewer Morgan Sleeper. Thinking back on my time with Mario, one thing stands...

Video: Did You Know Gaming? Looks at Dr. Mario and Power-Ups Left on the Cutting Room Floor

Did You Know Gaming? Looks at Dr. Mario and Power-Ups Left on the Cutting Room Floor

Chicken and Demon Mario suits would have been sweet

With the 30th Anniversary of Super Mario coming up, there's lots of celebration of the iconic franchise. We're running daily articles on Mario Memories and Mario History here on Nintendo Life, and plenty of websites and YouTube channels are also looking at the iconic mascot's games. Did You Know...

Mario Memories: Super Mario Galaxy 2: A Tale of Hype and Expectation

Super Mario Galaxy 2: A Tale of Hype and Expectation

The hype was real

In this series of 30 daily articles celebrating the upcoming 30th Anniversary of Super Mario, various members of the Nintendo Life extended family will share their memories and thoughts on the iconic franchise. Next up is reviewer and news contributor Mitch Vogel. May 23, 2010. That date will forever hold significance to me as...

Mario Memories: Pre-Internet Timeline Confusion and the Joys of Computer Club

Pre-Internet Timeline Confusion and the Joys of Computer Club

The first rule of Computer Club...

In this series of 30 daily articles celebrating the upcoming 30th Anniversary of Super Mario, various members of the Nintendo Life extended family will share their memories and thoughts on the iconic franchise. Next up is reviewer Jonathan Town. Looking back now, I realise that growing up in Wakefield (West...

Video: Get Happy with Our Super Mario McDonald's Happy Meal Unboxing

Get Happy with Our Super Mario McDonald's Happy Meal Unboxing

What's in the box?

Further promoting the many adventures of everyone's favourite Italian plumber after Luigi, McDonald's has once again begun giving away toys in the Super Mario vein with its child-focused brand of Happy Meals, much in the same way they did last year. We delve into the box of supposed joy to uncover what awaits inside its cardboard...

Weirdness: The Man Behind Busking Mario Is Now Racing Trains As Mega Man

The Man Behind Busking Mario Is Now Racing Trains As Mega Man

Off the rails

Emlyn Lewis is an award-winning Irish filmmaker who just happens to have a deep love of retro gaming - Nintendo specfically. He's famous for busking in the guise of Super Mario and playing notable tunes from the series on his keyboard, but recently he's branched out into another beloved NES franchise: Capcom's Mega Man. Mega Man vs...

Gallery: Take a Look at the Super Mario Happy Meal Toys Coming to the UK

Take a Look at the Super Mario Happy Meal Toys Coming to the UK

Gotta collect them all

Earlier today we shared the confirmation that Super Mario Happy Meal toys are heading to the UK on 12th August, with stock arriving at outlets throughout the country. It'll result in plenty of people eating more burgers or, alternatively, walking into a fast food restaurant and asking to purchase small toys. Whatever the case,...

Video: Check Out an Extensive History of Super Mario Bros. 2

Check Out an Extensive History of Super Mario Bros. 2

The real original and the Doki Doki Panic re-skin

Many Nintendo fans know the basic story around Super Mario Bros. 2 as known in the West, and the original sequel which would be called Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels outside of Japan. It's a familiar tale, but one nevertheless with some detail that's reserved for those keen to delve into the...

News: ​30th Anniversary Super Mario Concert Comes to Japan this September

​30th Anniversary Super Mario Concert Comes to Japan this September

No love for the West, Nintendo?

It seems that Nintendo has a thing for putting on excellent concerts to celebrate landmark anniversaries for its most treasured franchises. Here in the West, fans have had the privilege for the past few years of attending the Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses, a touring orchestra that covers several tracks and...

News: AI Program Learns How To Build Super Mario Levels By Watching Gameplay Videos

AI Program Learns How To Build Super Mario Levels By Watching Gameplay Videos

Next stop, the complete destruction of mankind as we know it

Not so long ago we reported on a computer program which can "learn" how to play Game Boy games, but now someone has gone one better. A team at the Georgia Institute of Technology is currently working on a program which can build its own Super Mario levels - without the use of Super Mario...

News: Next Level's Super Mario Spikers Was Canned Because Nintendo Had Issues With Its Level Of Violence

Next Level's Super Mario Spikers Was Canned Because Nintendo Had Issues With Its Level Of Violence

Playable prototype actually exists

Next Level Games has a long and proud history with Nintendo, having worked on a wide range of titles including Super Mario Strikers, Punch Out!! and Luigi's Mansion 2. However, not all of the projects pitched by this developer have seen the light of day, and Unseen64 has posted an updated video explaining what...

News: Mario Parody Kill The Plumber Rejected From iOS App Store On Grounds Of Copyright

Mario Parody Kill The Plumber Rejected From iOS App Store On Grounds Of Copyright

Despite the fact that it showcases entirely new content

Smartphone clones of popular games are a real problem for developers, with shady individuals gleefully copying any successful venture in the hope that they can earn a few shillings from unsuspecting punters. These irksome chaps certainly need dealing with, but sometimes the approach of the...

News: You Can Now Wear The Mushroom Kingdom On Your Wrist

You Can Now Wear The Mushroom Kingdom On Your Wrist

We've got a lot of time for this Super Mario-inspired watch

London-based watchmaker Mr. Jones Watches has released a timepiece inspired by Super Mario - and it comes with the added bonus of showing whether it's daytime or nighttime. That might be useful if you, like us, are currently spending every waking hour of your day indoors playing Splatoon...

News: Official Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary Website Provides Plenty of History, Footage and Lovely Pixel Art

Official Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary Website Provides Plenty of History, Footage and Lovely Pixel Art

Localised versions now live in Europe and North America

As you've no doubt been well aware for some time, this year brings the 30th Anniversary of Super Mario Bros., which is a notable landmark for the mascot and Nintendo as a whole. Mario Maker on Wii U will be a big part of the celebrations, certainly, and we think it's a safe assumption that more...