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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...

News: New Super Mario Bros. Receives ESRB Rating For Wii U Virtual Console

New Super Mario Bros. Receives ESRB Rating For Wii U Virtual Console

That'll be three New Super Mario Bros. games playable on Wii U

About a month ago, Nintendo finally got around to expanding its Virtual Console service by fulfilling its promise to add Nintendo DS games to the catalogue. The titles announced for the launch have all since released, but Nintendo has since remained silent on what we can expect to arrive...

News: Updated Documents Point to Multiple amiibo Restocks for North America

Updated Documents Point to Multiple amiibo Restocks for North America

Includes Shulk, Toad and Mario

Nintendo of America and amiibo have a complicated relationship - the toy range is a commercial success, but has also fallen victim to stock issues in the region that frustrate plenty of dedicated fans. Entire websites and Twitter accounts are devoted to tracking stock and pre-order launch times as the scrabble for...

News: Listings and Rumours Point to a Silver Mario amiibo Release on 29th May

Listings and Rumours Point to a Silver Mario amiibo Release on 29th May

In North America once again

It's pretty clear that the limited silver edition Super Mario amiibo is very real, with a sample bought from a Chinese auction site having been demonstrated in Mario Party 10. Its original leak was alongside the golden Mario that caused amiibo collectors to sweat over their complete collections, and this silver variation...

News: Nintendo Finally Confirms the Super Mario Series Mario amiibo for Individual Sale in North America

Nintendo Finally Confirms the Super Mario Series Mario amiibo for Individual Sale in North America

Breaking out of bundles

The Super Mario series of amiibo toys has, in some cases, been just as hard to find as the Super Smash Bros. run, though gamers in Europe have at least had options with the full range. While the Mario toy has been for sale individually and as part of a Mario Party 10 bundle in PAL territories, in North America this figure has...

News: Nintendo España Appears to Confirm Super Mario amiibo for Rosalina, Donkey Kong and Wario

Nintendo España Appears to Confirm Super Mario amiibo for Rosalina, Donkey Kong and Wario

Picking up on previous speculation in Japan

Update: Nintendo España has, unsurprisingly, now informed Nintenderos that this press release was in error; we've also received a similar message after enquiring on this with Nintendo UK. As suggested below there have been instances like this out of Nintendo's Spanish divisions in the recent past, so...