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  • Feature Keeping Mario at the Top

    A never-ending icon

    Mario is the face of Nintendo, a fact that is clear to most. As a character, however, he lacks any depth or back-story. Although some titles, such as the Mario & Luigi RPG titles on the Game Boy Advance and DS, apply a simple and humorous story to Mario and his world, he is often simply rescuing a Princess from a giant turtle creature. In fact, games writer James Leach said..

August2011

  • News Koizumi Talks Super Mario 3D Hub, Caps and Replay Value

    Lots of levels?

    The 3DS price cut tomorrow might spur more people into picking up the console, but it won't matter a thing if the software isn't there to support the console in the longer-term. That shouldn't be a problem with Super Mario 3D Land set to launch in November this year, though. Director Yoshiaki Koizumi recently spoke to Official Nintendo Magazine about his plans for the game and..

  • News Koizumi has "Too Many Ideas" for Mario on Wii U

    What a problem to have...

    Mario's new master, Super Mario Galaxy director Yoshiaki Koizumi, is already brainstorming ideas for how to bring the famous mascot to Wii U. He's been so busy, in fact, that he's already come up too many ideas to put into practice, according to a recent interview with Official Nintendo Magazine. Koizumi — who was kept in...

July2011

  • News Super Mario 3DS Has a Wardrobe of Famous Power-Up Suits

    A metaphorical wardrobe, you understand

    Super Mario has made a big song and dance about the return of the Tanooki suit, but it's not the only famous garb the plumber can plod around in. Yoshiaki Koizumi has told Official Nintendo Magazine that there will be other familiar suits available in the 3DS adventure later this year: Also, I should point...

  • News Super Mario Galaxy Director was Kept in the Dark About Wii U

    Koizumi left guessing

    Nintendo unveiled Wii U at E3 in June without a single official first-party game to demonstrate it — attendees had to make do with tech demos like New Super Mario Bros. Mii and Zelda Wii U. If you were wondering why there wasn't a more concrete showing of upcoming games, it could be because Nintendo's legendary secrecy extended even to its own top employees. Super Mario..

June2011

  • News Super Mario 3DS Has More Thrills, Less Exploration

    Koizumi talks roots

    You can tell from our Super Mario 3D First Impressions that Mario's first outing in 3D will be something special, and series veteran Yoshiaki Koizumi has spoken to GameSpot the game will play differently to its home console forebears. Despite some similarities to Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy, Koizumi believes the plumber's portable performance is more in line with the..