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Random: Oslo's City Hall Is Playing The Super Mario Bros. Theme

Oslo's City Hall Is Playing The Super Mario Bros. Theme

The bells! The bells!

The Super Mario Bros. theme has become quite famous since its inception back in 1985 - hum it to pretty much any person on the face of the planet and there's a good chance that they'll recognise it. If you needed any more confirmation of its fame, then check out the video below. The building is Oslo City Hall in Norway, and as...

Video: This Japanese McDonald's Super Mario Happy Meal Commercial Is Too Adorable For Words

This Japanese McDonald's Super Mario Happy Meal Commercial Is Too Adorable For Words

So just watch it instead

We're not going to talk too much about the following video - produced to promote the new range of Super Mario Happy Meal toys now available at Japanese branches of McDonald's - because the normally bountiful English language doesn't provide the words required to describe how utterly adorable it is. So instead, we advise...

News: Fresh Serving Of Super Mario Happy Meal Toys Coming To McDonald's In Japan

Fresh Serving Of Super Mario Happy Meal Toys Coming To McDonald's In Japan

Get in my belly

Nintendo's strong relationship with one of the world's most famous fast food brands continues with the news that McDonald's in Japan is getting a fresh batch of Super Mario Happy Meal toys. Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, Yoshi, Toad and Boo all feature in this new wave of plastic things, with GoNintendo reporting the following...

Random: Here's Where All the Koopalings Got Their Names

Here's Where All the Koopalings Got Their Names

Another mystery solved

The Koopalings are a colorful and varied cast of characters that add a nice layer of personality to the Super Mario series. The seven characters are all wacky in their own way and, oddly enough, they technically aren't Bowser's children. Nonetheless, they have nothing but mischief on their minds and they offer up some pretty...

Video: Catch Up on Some Glitches, Trivia and Easter Eggs for Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda

Catch Up on Some Glitches, Trivia and Easter Eggs for Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda

Some may even surprise you

As another weekend draws to a close it can be nice to catch up with some retro classics and fascinating facts. With Super Mario having its 30th Anniversary this year and The Legend of Zelda due to hit the same landmark in 2016, they seem like good topics. Once again the Did You Know Gaming? YouTube channel has been...

Random: The Super Mario Bros. Ground Theme Has Actual Lyrics

The Super Mario Bros. Ground Theme Has Actual Lyrics

You don't have to just hum it anymore!

Super Mario Bros. was a trailblazer for video games in numerous ways, one of which was the iconic soundtrack that backed the whole game. Particularly, the original "World 1-1" theme has passed on into legend at this point; arguably one of the most recognizable tunes in gaming and one that has been remixed...

Random: Check Out the Most Expensive Super Mario Watch in the World

Check Out the Most Expensive Super Mario Watch in the World

It only costs as much as a new car

As some of you watch connoisseurs may be aware, Romain Jerome is a fine watch manufacturer that develops wristwatches for rich people. After all, nothing says "I make way more money than you," like a handmade watch crafted from crocodile skin, parts of the original Apollo 11 space shuttle, ISS spacesuit fibres, and...

Video: We Gawk at the Contents of Nintendo UK's Super Mario Box

We Gawk at the Contents of Nintendo UK's Super Mario Box

Unboxing a box

A little while ago we pointed out that Nintendo UK's official store is offering a Limited Edition Super Mario Box as part of the mascot's 30th Anniversary celebrations. It's only in the UK and costs £29.99, but is it worth it? Well, probably not if you already own the classic colour Super Mario 30th Anniversary amiibo, but if you...

News: Nintendo's Latest Hanafuda Deck Is Perhaps Its Most Eye-Catching Yet

Nintendo's Latest Hanafuda Deck Is Perhaps Its Most Eye-Catching Yet

If only we knew how to play

As we all know, Nintendo started out making playing cards - Hanafuda cards, to be precise - and although the company's focus has changed over the years, it has maintained a link with its past by producing special Hanafuda packs. The latest set is possibly the most visually alluring yet, and uses classic Super Mario...

News: Nintendo of Japan Has Just Published a 30th Anniversary Super Mario Bros. Complete Encyclopedia

Nintendo of Japan Has Just Published a 30th Anniversary Super Mario Bros. Complete Encyclopedia

255 pages of gaming history

As many of you are likely aware, we're currently approaching the end of the year that has marked the 30th anniversary of the Super Mario series. It's hard to believe that this iconic game franchise has only been around for 30 years when you look at the impact it's had on the game industry and the world as a whole, but...

Video: Speedrunner Sets New World Record for Super Mario Bros.

Speedrunner Sets New World Record for Super Mario Bros.

Clocking in milliseconds quicker than the previous record

The competitive speedrunning scene makes you look at games you thought you were familiar with in a whole different light. It can be remarkable to see the kinds of exploits and techniques that certain people have discovered and employed in order to shave just a few more milliseconds off of...

News: Yukio Sawada's Super Mario-Kun Is Coming To Super Mario Maker

Yukio Sawada's Super Mario-Kun Is Coming To Super Mario Maker

In Japan, at least

Super Mario-Kun is a manga series which has been appearing in the pages of CoroCoro Comic since 1991. Created by Yukio Sawada, the series is coming to Super Mario Maker in the form of a special costume. In addition to allowing his own unique take on the character to appear in the game, Sawada will also be designing his own...

News: Mattel's Mario-Themed Hot Wheels Racers Are Hitting North American Stores in October

Mattel's Mario-Themed Hot Wheels Racers Are Hitting North American Stores in October

Vroom vroom

Earlier this year we shared the news that Nintendo's efforts to step up its IP licensing had brought about a deal with old favourites Hot Wheels, with six cars planned for an October release. As you can see below four are branded for the Super Mario 30th Anniversary, and another two are simply dedicated to gaming classics without that...

News: How A 165-Foot Super Mario Mural Helped Heal The Upset Created By Russian Military Propaganda

How A 165-Foot Super Mario Mural Helped Heal The Upset Created By Russian Military Propaganda

Reaching for the stars

Super Mario celebrates his 30th birthday this year and over those three decades the character has become recognisable to people from all over the world. Such is Mario's fame that when a group of Russian artists known as ArtFacade was commissioned to paint murals across damaged walls exposed by the removal of advertising...

News: Decade-Old Japanese Shigeru Miyamoto Interview Shows How Super Mario Bros. Helped Save the NES

Decade-Old Japanese Shigeru Miyamoto Interview Shows How Super Mario Bros. Helped Save the NES

Miyamoto-san also shared his love of Bluegrass music

In the past month a lot of focus has been on the 30th Anniversary for Super Mario, a major landmark joined by the release of Super Mario Maker on Wii U. There have been plenty of interviews and events, but it can be interesting to look back at previous anniversaries to see what was different or,...

News: Plight Of Syrian Refugees Highlighted Via The Medium Of Super Mario 

Plight Of Syrian Refugees Highlighted Via The Medium Of Super Mario 

"I used Super Mario because it's famous all over the world"

If you've been following world news lately then you should be keenly aware of the perilous situation currently unfolding in Syria, where thousands upon thousands of people are attempting to flee violence and persecution. This has triggered a flood of refugees leaving the war-torn country...

Video: Watch Charles Martinet Unleash His Creative Side In Super Mario Maker

Watch Charles Martinet Unleash His Creative Side In Super Mario Maker

The voice of Mario challenges Nintendo Life

As you'll know if you've already checked out yesterday's video interview, we got to sit down with the one and only Charles Martinet this week to talk about Mario's latest outing, Super Mario Maker. As well as answering various questions about his career and what he loves about voicing one of the world's...

News: Nintendo UK Store Offering Limited Edition Super Mario Box Packed With Goodies

Nintendo UK Store Offering Limited Edition Super Mario Box Packed With Goodies

Box fresh

Nintendo UK's online store is marking the 30th birthday of Super Mario by offering a limited edition box packed with merchandise. The Super Mario Box contains a Mario Classic Colours amiibo, 8-Bit Mario Soft Toy, Mario "Breaking Bricks since 1985" T-Shirt and a Mario Hat. It's available for pre-order at £29.99 and ships on October 9th...