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Interview: Yosuke Oshino On The Origins And Evolution Of Super Mario Maker

Yosuke Oshino On The Origins And Evolution Of Super Mario Maker

"This being Mario's 30th Anniversary is just a coincidence"

Super Mario Maker is upon us, and delivers something that may have seemed inconceivable in past years. Nintendo is handing over the keys of its most valuable franchise to gamers, providing a quirky and fun tool for creating, sharing and playing 2D Mario levels. It's been critically...

News: Super Mario Maker DLC Confirmed, Famitsu's Mascot Necky The Fox Coming Soon

Super Mario Maker DLC Confirmed, Famitsu's Mascot Necky The Fox Coming Soon

Necky the Fox to be a playable costume in Japan

Super Mario Maker hits the shops in Europe and North America tomorrow (just in case you hadn't heard!). Out of the box it supports a staggering variety of amiibo figurines; for example if you tap a Kirby amiibo against the Wii U GamePad while creating your level you can give Mario an 8-bit Kirby...

News: Now You Can Gawk at the Super Mario Maker Art Design Booklet Online

Now You Can Gawk at the Super Mario Maker Art Design Booklet Online

So pretty

At the time of writing the working day is beginning in Japan, and Super Mario Maker is in stores courtesy of the country having a 10th September release date for the Wii U title. Ahead of time from a Western perspective, then, Nintendo has been good to its word of sharing the Art Design Booklet for the game for free online. This booklet...

News: GameTruck Parties to Take Super Mario Maker on the Road in North America

GameTruck Parties to Take Super Mario Maker on the Road in North America

Splatoon collaboration led to more than 5000 parties and 1500 large events

Earlier this year Nintendo of America launched a partnership with GameTrucks to feature Splatoon in the company's mobile parties and events. The general concept is that the trucks are booked to show up on location, giving those in attendance the chance to hop on board and...

News: Dragon Quest VIII and 3DS Overtaken by Metal Gear Solid V and PS4 in Japan

Dragon Quest VIII and 3DS Overtaken by Metal Gear Solid V and PS4 in Japan

VIII is not greater than V, after all

It's Japanese Media Create chart results time again, and after a sustained spell of ruling the roost the 3DS and its games take a backseat this week, though that was always on the cards. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Hideo Kojima's final entry in the series and with Konami, has naturally taken the two...

News: GAME Apologises for Super Mario Maker Pre-Order Issue, Should Repay Extra Charges in the "Next Couple of Days"

GAME Apologises for Super Mario Maker Pre-Order Issue, Should Repay Extra Charges in the "Next Couple of Days"

No default offer of a discount or compensation

UK retailer GAME has had a few issues in the past that have been damaging to its reputation, and it's certainly rattled the faith of Nintendo fans this past week. At the start of the week it charged some customers up to five times for their Super Mario Maker pre-order; this was then exacerbated the...

News: Toon Link Will Reportedly Be Playable in Hyrule Warriors Legends

Toon Link Will Reportedly Be Playable in Hyrule Warriors Legends

Likely transferrable to Hyrule Warriors on Wii U

Hyrule Warriors Legends for the 3DS was leaked before E3, providing some pre-LA buzz but also blowing one of Nintendo's reveals. Confirmed to feature all Hyrule Warriors DLC and new content such as Tetra and the King of Hyrule, which will also be transferrable to the Wii U version, this seems like a...

News: Updated Mario Kart 8 Wii U Hardware Bundle in North America Includes Both DLC Packs

Updated Mario Kart 8 Wii U Hardware Bundle in North America Includes Both DLC Packs

No plastic wheel though (sad face)

One of the most popular Wii U hardware bundles of last year was the Mario Kart 8 package, with the North American equivalent coming packaged with the game, a lovely Red Mario Wii Remote Plus and a red Wii Wheel; all in all it was a great deal. Nintendo of America has retooled its Mario Kart 8 bundle, with an...

News: GAME Processes Additional Charges on Super Mario Maker Pre-Orders

GAME Processes Additional Charges on Super Mario Maker Pre-Orders

Some complaining of overdrafts and seven charges

Update 3: Unfortunately, this looks likely to drag on for another day, with the following message sent to your humble author on Twitter. An email has also been sent to the customer services address below, though a response from that will likely take some time. Update 2: GAME has provided us with...

News: Nintendo UK Is Making A Big Splash At EGX This Year

Nintendo UK Is Making A Big Splash At EGX This Year

Get to play Star Fox Zero and Tri Force Heroes before all your friends

EGX (formally known as Eurogamer Expo) is the UK's biggest games event, and Nintendo Life is proud to be involved in it again (more on that soon); this year EGX will be at its new home at the Birmingham NEC on 24th-27th September. Bye bye Earls Court in London, it was nice...

Video: Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka Tackle Michel Ancel's PAC-Mario Stage in Super Mario Maker

Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka Tackle Michel Ancel's PAC-Mario Stage in Super Mario Maker

Of course Miyamoto-san is rather good

There's been a fair bit of Super Mario Maker-related news and content to kick off the week, so here's something a little light-hearted to keep that going. Uploaded by Nintendo UK on YouTube, the two most important founders of Super Mario tackle a stage by the man behind Rayman, Michel Ancel; that's a star lineup...

News: GAME Promises Quick Refunds After Charging Customers for Too Many Super Mario Maker Pre-Orders

GAME Promises Quick Refunds After Charging Customers for Too Many Super Mario Maker Pre-Orders

£234.95 if you're really unlucky

GAME is the biggest high street game specialist remaining in the UK, though it has a nasty habit of falling foul of loyal customers with some pre-orders. It's not always the retailer's fault, such as when Splatoon special edition pre-orders were stolen, but it's made a pretty poor error with Super Mario Maker...

Video: When Nintendo Life Met Shigeru Miyamoto And Takashi Tezuka

When Nintendo Life Met Shigeru Miyamoto And Takashi Tezuka

Our musical maestro Ryan gets the surprise of his life

Keen followers of Nintendo Life will recall that back in July we were fortunate enough to get the chance to interview one of Nintendo's rising stars, Splatoon co-director Tsubasa Sakaguchi, when he visited the UK. Grasping this fantastic opportunity with as many appendages as humanly possible,...

Mario Memories: Mario Kart 8 and Discovering the Joys of Online Multiplayer

Mario Kart 8 and Discovering the Joys of Online Multiplayer

6th Place Forever

In this series of 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 our delightful reviewer Narelle Ho Sang. Some of my favourite memories of Mario are the ones I'm still making...

Nintendo Download: 10th September (Europe)

10th September (Europe)

Super Mario Maker! The Swindle! Hatsune Miku! Etrian Mystery Dungeon! More!

Another week begins and brings with it news of the upcoming European Nintendo Download Update, and this time around there's plenty to look forward to. One of the year's biggest retail releases on Wii U is joined by a much-anticipated download release published by Curve...

Video: See Mario Kart 8's Mute City in a Whole New Way

See Mario Kart 8's Mute City in a Whole New Way

GBA Ribbon Road and 3DS Neo Bowser City also get the treatment

You may remember that in the past we shared some videos from the MrBean35000vr YouTube channel. The hackers often use their skills to show off cool areas of games we haven't seen much of before, and were among the first to break into the Wii U. Courtesy of Nintendo's efforts with...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Smaller New 3DS Launching in North America this Year

Smaller New 3DS Launching in North America this Year

Week at the knees

Nintendo's smaller New 3DS is coming to North America at last, but that's not all the news that's happened this week. Once again we've tirelessly condensed the cream of this week's news as well as all the reviews and releases into one handy little video for your viewing pleasure. This week we look at Club Nintendo's European and...