"There was no pushback"
Those of you who were alive during the late '80s and early '90s may well have fond memories of the Super Mario Bros. Super Show, a cartoon production which dominated kid's TV during the early days of the Sega and Nintendo console war. Eurogamer has been speaking to people associated not only with this and the other Super...
Luigi's voice actor from those early Super Mario cartoons
Many of you no doubt remember Mario's early forays into the world of Saturday morning cartoon entertainment. Twenty years ago, times were quite different for the popular mustachioed plumber, and the three series' of cartoons that occurred over the period of 1989-1994 took some notable...
The infamous Super Mario 64 GamesMaster challenge
We've had a lot of anniversaries recently, with Sonic and Metroid standing out as key examples. However, one event - which was in danger of going uncelebrated until we spotted this tweet - is a seminal moment in UK TV history, and it all revolved around a challenge on Super Mario 64. For those of...
"Because our collective approach doesn't match your ideas is not an attack"
The lid was recently lifted on the new Mega Man cartoon, due to air in 2017. To say fan reaction was mixed would be an understatement, with many online commenters strongly criticising the look of the new hero, a robot boy named Aki Light who turns himself into the titular...
Wouldn't it be great if there were a new game, too?
Last year, Capcom announced that it would be producing a new Mega Man TV series for the franchise's 30th anniversary with Man of Action, an animation company known for its work on Ben 10 and Ultimate Spider-Man. Since the initial announcement, nothing new was revealed, leading many to believe the...
Like GamesMaster, but with a lot more comedy
Gamers in the UK of a certain age - like this writer - may remember GamesMaster, a quirky '90s TV show that pitched competitors against each other in the latest games. Part of the appeal was in seeing new games - which a current-day TV show can't possibly replicate courtesy of the web's dominance - but a...
One of more than 100 countries
It's official, Yo-kai Watch is set for world domination much like Pokémon before it. In our Yo-kai Watch review we liked developer Level 5's take on doing a Pokémon style game and felt that, in some ways, it eclipses the effort GameFreak has put into Pokémon over the years, both in production and creativity. Of...
Will be broadcast on the Disney big grin channel
Nintendo of America's marketing campaigns for the Holiday season take various forms, and one seems to be a partnership to promote one of the Wii U's biggest hits. This will be through "Clash of Karts: Mario Kart 8", a show that'll be broadcast on Disney XD this coming weekend. In essence it's going...
Skylanders and Call of Duty are first up
Activision has no shortage of big hitter video game franchises, but it's a fairly safe bet that Skylanders and Call of Duty are the biggest successes to come from the company. It seems that Activision wants to continue to hit new heights and has just recently announced that it's opening Activision Blizzard...
Why did you change the look, Capcom?
For those of you that aren't old enough to remember, Capcom greenlit a brief Mega Man cartoon based on the classic series of games back in the mid 90's. The show was rather hit or miss, never hitting the heights of similar cartoons - like Ducktales or Darkwing Duck - and sporting a rather unattractive visual...
Epic trolling, Capcom
2017 is the 30th Anniversary of the Mega Man franchise. Now, admittedly, the 25th Anniversary was a tad rubbish for those of us that like to play games - Capcom released figurines, USB sticks and tissue dispensers, but the only game we got was a free fan-game on PC. Oh, Capcom... Will 2017 finally bring the series back? We can...
Some silly suggestions may be included
Our first reaction when we heard that Nintendo and Netflix are apparently exploring a live-action TV series for The Legend of Zelda was "yeah, sure they are, what a crazy rumour!". Yet then we saw that it was an article on the respectable Wall Street Journal which, frankly, has little reason or likelihood to...
Said to be planned as 'Game of Thrones for a family audience'
It's no secret that Nintendo is working to utilise its franchises and IPs in various ways, all to ensure that Nintendo brands remain at the forefront of popular culture. We have amiibo toys that are proving hugely popular, positive sales for Wii U crossover title Hyrule Warriors and more...
Sadie Robertson & Mark Ballas get caught in the Mushroom Kingdom
Update: If you particularly like the music medley in the video below, you can download it for free from Nintendo's website. Original Article: Irrespective of your stance on TV dance talent shows, you'll have to begrudgingly admit that what we're about to show you is pretty damn...
Racing off with Mario Kart 8
In 2013 Nintendo of America's main Wii U Holiday commercials revolved around 'The Pitch', as kids tried to convince their parents that a Wii U was the way forward for family entertainment. The first 2014 Wii U Holiday commercial in the region also, unsurprisingly, opts for families as its pitch, albeit with a different...
A sneak peak of Pokémon the Series: XY will also be shown
It's pretty difficulty to avoid Pokémon X & Y right now, as its release creeps ever closer and fans worldwide contemplate which version to buy, and whether they simply have to play the new entries on a limited edition 3DS XL. Nintendo revealed a lot in its recent Pok
Will be in French, a Kickstarter campaign may bring English localisation
Back in May we reported that Neko Entertainment would be bringing a Mysterious Cities of Gold title to Wii U and 3DS this fall but the developer revealed little other details. More information has now appeared on the horizon, including the title of the upcoming game:...
Apologies in advance for the wheely terrible pun
The Wii U has provided some truly amazing gameplay experiences in the short time it has been available on the market, but few dedicated fans would argue that Nintendo has done its best to promote the system to the general public. TV and magazine advertising has been curiously thin on the ground —...
Movie star, Oscar winner and one-time moustache-wearer Penélope Cruz has returned for another stint at Nintendo advertising, this time turning her considerable talents to Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. During a break in filming, Ms Cruz and her sister Monica are playing the latest entry in Level 5's puzzle series. Penélope...
Unlikely moustache wearer
In the latest of a long line of celebrity tie-ups, Penélope Cruz has joined forces with her sister, fellow actress Mónica Cruz, to star in a new campaign for New Super Mario Bros. 2. Nintendo teased us yesterday with a picture of the star without revealing who it might be. Our readers had lots of good guesses including...
Pink all over your TV
The Nintendo Download for Europe dropped earlier, but there was no mention of an extra special feature awaiting tomorrow: a free download of Kirby cartoons. The Kirby TV Channel on Wii will offer over 50 episodes, though only four will be available for streaming at any one time. New episodes will become available on Monday and...
With his old mate Jimmy Fallon
Reggie Fils-Aime and Jimmy Fallon are best mates; last year Reggie appeared on Late Night to show the host the 3DS, and this year he's taken to the airwaves again to demonstrate some more upcoming titles. Kid Icarus: Uprising's augmented reality card battle mode is the first game shown, followed by a little bit of...
Game show tie-in, come on down!
Remember all those old TV shows based on your favourite video game franchises? Whatever happened to those? Oh, wait. They disappeared into the mist of time either because they were instantly forgettable, or television networks grew tired of them. In conjunction with the 30th anniversary of one of video gaming's most...
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