Friday11th Oct 2019
It’s a bug feature
Of all the developers putting out games today, Nintendo has possibly the best reputation for delivering rock-solid, glitch-free and glorious gaming experiences. The patented ‘Nintendo polish’ is something of a given when you fire up a first-party game - we expect an assuredly smooth, jank-less time where in games from...
Sunday6th Oct 2019
All the mainline Marios ranked
What's the best Mario game ever? Where do you even begin to rank them? Let's face it, any of the games in the top 10 could justifiably take the top spot. All of them could easily be somebody's 'best game of all time', and there'll always be someone who believes the series peaked with The Lost Levels. That's an opinion...
Friday4th Oct 2019
Fight virus alongside Dr. Luma and Dr. Rosalina
How would you feel about a star-like creature operating on you? Well, whether you like it or not, Luma is now officially qualified to practice in Dr. Mario World on mobile. Dr. Luma is joined by Dr. Rosalina, which is rather fitting, considering how both characters first appeared in the Super Mario...
Friday13th Sep 2019
Opening in Japan next year
The Chairman and CEO of Universal Parks & Resorts Tom Williams recently shared new information about Super Nintendo World – coming to Universal parks around the world – at Comcast's 2019 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference. The first version of the Nintendo-themed park, at Universal Studios Japan,...
Tuesday3rd Sep 2019
Is this even legal?
Regardless of how you feel about it, this week Baby Mario and Baby Luigi are joining the team in Nintendo's most recent Android and iOS release, Dr. Mario World. In an announcement over on Twitter, Nintendo revealed these two new characters would be coming to the game on 5th September, alongside 20 new stages: Previously...
Tuesday13th Aug 2019
Did you visit the doctor?
After one month, Dr. Mario World has now banked an estimated amount of $1.4 million and racked up a total of 7.5 million downloads across Android and iOS devices. Compared to Nintendo's existing mobile releases, this makes Dr. Mario the fifth-placed title in terms of revenue and the fourth most downloaded title. The only...
Please, put it back on
Mario's mustache is iconic as his cap and overalls, so what happens when you shave it off? Well, nothing really - it just looks incredibly odd and means Mario doesn't resemble the Italian plumber we all know and love. An individual by the name of SlashSMC was curious to see what Nintendo's number one mascot looked like in...
Saturday10th Aug 2019
A self-proclaimed collector who goes by the Twitter handle @max6464646464 has acquired a box of nearly 200 animation cels from the original Super Mario Bros. Super Show and Super Mario Bros. 3 cartoon. Here's what this individual had to say about his lucky finding, along with some photos: The secrets out. I have aquired a box close to...
Friday19th Jul 2019
Making the big bucks
Last weekend, we heard how Dr. Mario World had been downloaded two million times in its first 72 hours of availability. Now, according to even more Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data, it's been confirmed the game ended up surpassing five million downloads in its first week. This makes Dr. Mario World Nintendo's fourth-biggest...
Saturday13th Jul 2019
And it has already banked $100,000
Early this week, Nintendo released its fifth mobile game, Dr. Mario World. The game modernises the classic action puzzle formula with a unique touchscreen twist and online multiplayer. So, how has it been received by the general public? According to Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data, there were more than two...
Tuesday2nd Jul 2019
Last month, Nintendo announced Dr. Mario World would be released on both Android and iOS devices, on 10th July. Part of this reveal was a four-minute trailer introducing us to this unique mobile-take on the long-running action puzzle series. As we get closer to next week's worldwide launch, Nintendo has decided to share some...
Friday21st Jun 2019
Five tidbits from our time with the game so far
Super Mario Maker 2 is a game we've hardly been quiet about, except maybe during that whole 'E3' thing. Well, now we can say with confidence that we actually have the game in our collective hands, and we've been digging right ruddy deep into it and learning as much as we can. In short (and before the...
Tuesday18th Jun 2019
Catch the virus
In February, Nintendo revealed Dr. Mario would receive his very own free-to-download entry on mobile devices later this year. Now that E3 2019 has come and gone, the Japanese company has revealed the first gameplay footage and announced Dr. Mario World will be released worldwide on both Android and iOS devices next month, on 10th...
Thursday30th May 2019
A year ago, we found out Mattel was teaming up with Nintendo to release a special Mario Kart Hot Wheels line. This series will include Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Yoshi, Bowser, Wario and Rosalina and arrives in stores next month. If none of these characters interest you, perhaps this special Metal Mario Hot Wheels kart will. It's inspired by...
Tuesday28th May 2019
Introducing Mario Odyssey 64
One of the most memorable worlds in Super Mario Odyssey is the Sand Kingdom. It includes a small desert village, ruins and plenty of landmarks. If you've ever wondered what this level would like in Super Mario 64, take a look above and below. A modder known as Kaze Emanuar has released a preview of the new generation...
Tuesday14th May 2019
If you've ever taken a break from Super Mario 64 or Super Mario Odyssey and left either game running, there's a good chance you've returned to find Mario sleeping on the job. In Odyssey, Mario could get some shuteye wherever he liked. He was such a solid sleeper, in fact, he didn't even need a proper ledge to nod off. It turns out his...
Wednesday8th May 2019
The artist obviously never finished the game in five hours or under
Occasionally a piece of concept art for a treasured icon of gaming pops up and we all gawp and have a laugh at how off-model the initial sketches looked before the character was established. Even official takes on characters can be vastly different from the versions we know and love...
Farewell, angry Mario
Like many other video game companies, Nintendo does not tolerate piracy. Over the past year, we have heard about the Japanese publisher and developer taking action against individuals selling modified systems and sharing ROMS online. This has resulted in a number of legal battles and some hefty fines. As part of its measures...
Monday29th Apr 2019
We all agreed on the "so long" bit
Anybody who's trounced Bowser in Super Mario 64 (and if you haven't, away with you this instant!) will likely be familiar with the line Mario utters as he flings Bowser, King of the Koopas, from the floating platform during the boss battle. Or, more accurately, they'll likely be familiar with the confusion...
Friday26th Apr 2019
See your favourite Nintendo characters in virtual reality
Nintendo's free Labo VR update for Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is now available. Version 1.3.0 of Super Mario Odyssey update adds three new mini-missions where you collect musical notes and coins as you
Saturday13th Apr 2019
"Let's see what will come"
Since the Switch generation began, Ubisoft has teamed up with Nintendo on a number of occasions. The first time around was for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and more recently Starlink: Battle for Atlas received exclusive Star Fox content. If you've been wondering about the next potential collaboration between the two...
Tuesday9th Apr 2019
For all its flaws, there was one thing that Miiverse was undeniably quite competent at, and that's sharing and hosting Super Mario Maker levels. You could fire that puppy up, see a post with a load of buzz around it, or even just one that looks vaguely interesting, and download it straight to your now-dusty Wii U console. It was...
A blast from the past
Super-early footage of Super Mario 64 and Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars has resurfaced on the internet. The clips uploaded by the YouTube channel kukun kun, originally come from a '90s Japanese video game show hosted by Famitsu and are now being shared around by The Cutting Room Floor Discord channel and Nintendo
Arrives later this month
The Nintendo Labo VR Kit might be arriving this week, but the free VR updates for Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won't be released until 25th April. To tide you over until then, the official Japanese Super Mario Odyssey Twitter account has released a new batch of screenshots highlig
Monday8th Apr 2019
It all adds up
Before the month of March, VR gaming was non-existent on the Switch. Nintendo then announced Labo VR and went on to reveal there would be entirely free game updates for Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It's all happening so fast, we now can't help but think about what's next.
Friday5th Apr 2019
Nintendo has revealed it will be releasing free Labo VR updates for Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on 25th April, allowing you to experience both games in a whole new way. The Super Mario Odyssey update will add in three new mini-missions where you collect musical notes and coins as you revisit the...
Saturday30th Mar 2019
During the Sega Fes stage show in Japan today, the new Mario & Sonic game was announced. Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be released on the Switch in winter 2019, and an arcade version will be released the following year in 2020. You'll be able to experience all of the action in the home version with the...
Saturday9th Mar 2019
Empty out your wallet
Last weekend, we shared news about First 4 Figures teasing its long-awaited Mario and Yoshi statue. In the latest update, the statue is now available to pre-order. If you like the look of it, you can select from the standard edition, exclusive edition or the definitive edition. As you might have guessed, all of these statues...
Saturday2nd Mar 2019
The mushroom kingdom would be proud
Three years after the initial reveal, First 4 Figures has finally announced its Mario and Yoshi statue will be available for pre-order after a Q&A live stream next Friday. The announcement was made on the F4F blog page and Twitter account, with a YouTube teaser trailer for the figurine also shared. Check it...
Sunday24th Feb 2019
Love them or hate them, the big-headed Funko Pop figures are seemingly here to stay. At this year's New York Toy Fair, Newsweek sat down with the Funko CEO Brian Mariotti to discuss the future of the company. One interesting comment made by Mariotta during the interview, was how one of Funko's main goals is to secure the license for...