Wednesday23rd Sep 2020
"Hoo-hoo" in A minor
Different versions of games always have subtle differences between them; if a developer has an opportunity to improve something or make something more relevant to a new audience, they'll take it. That's just what Nintendo did in Super Mario 3D All-Stars, tweaking the controls, adjusting textures, changing words, it's all game...
Wednesday16th Sep 2020
We all know that the new versions of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy contained within the Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection on Switch are going to look better; they're running on more powerful hardware, there's more pixels available on screen to utilise, it's obvious. What's not quite
Thursday3rd Sep 2020
Super Mario Ga-leaks-y
It happened, Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, Super Mario Bros. 35 have all been officially revealed! The plethora of leaks that lead up to today's
Monday20th Jul 2020
It's been three years since the last Sports game launched
Nintendo has registered a new 'Mario Sports' trademark in both Europe and Australia, it has been revealed. The two listings - seen here and here - were registered in May 2020 and are set to expire ten years later in May 2030. In both cases, the trademark simply refers to 'Mario Sports' and...
Saturday11th Jul 2020
That's a new world record
Remember when a super rare sticker sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. on NES sold for $100,150 USD last February? Well, another copy of the exact same game (in a similar condition) has now broken this record - going for the sum of $114,000 USD (this roughly equates to £90,000). That makes this particular copy the most...
Sunday8th Mar 2020
Redeem it while you can
To celebrate Mario Day on March 10th, My Nintendo in North America and Canada is offering all members a 20% discount on select Mario-themed merchandise from the Nintendo Online Store. The catch is, you'll have to redeem the discount with 450 Platinum Points. This offer ends on March 31st and after this, you'll have until...
Tuesday3rd Mar 2020
Mario Kart places third
After the success of the Sonic and Detective Pikachu movie, Hollywood is now licking its lips at the prospect of more live-action films (featuring CGI) based on popular video games. It does help, though, to know what the fans want, and according to a recent poll conducted by The Hollywood Reporter and Morning Consult, it's a...
Friday28th Feb 2020
I just want a shy guy
Jakks Pacific is known for making rather lovely video game-related figures, and its Mario toys to date have been really great. So it's really wonderful news that Jakks is bringing us a whole new series of Super Mario toys for 2020. Nintendo World Report got hands-on with these at the Toy Fair in New York recently. We'd...
Wednesday12th Feb 2020
Darren recalls a stolen moment in his back garden with Mario
Today is the 30th anniversary of the US release of Super Mario Bros. 3 for the NES! That's right, boomers - you're getting old. In honour of the occasion we're republishing this article originally posted as part of the 30th anniversary celebrations for the iconic Mario franchise as a...
Sunday2nd Feb 2020
Super! Hang on...
Welcome back, you beautiful people, to another edition of Box Art Brawl, the series where regional box art variants get subjected to public scrutiny and ranked according to their beauty by you lovely lot. Last week we had a true classic in the form of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, which unsheathed its Master Swords and did...
Wednesday29th Jan 2020
The ultimate crossover?
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Super Mario 64 are considered to be some of the greatest games of all time. To this day, there are still many people enjoying them on a regular basis. There's also a community dedicated to modding and speed-running these classic N64 titles. One individual known as Kaze Emanuar...
Wednesday15th Jan 2020
"You become one of the characters"
Yesterday, Nintendo and Universal Studios Japan revealed a new music video titled 'We Are Born To Play' for the upcoming Japanese theme park, Super Nintendo World. In the same trailer, we also got a brief glimpse of the wristband and app that will apparently "redefine" theme parks. A Universal press release
Saturday23rd Nov 2019
Mario's virtual world is still a no-go for some children
Shigeru Miyamoto, who last month was recognised as a Person of Cultural Merit in Japan, has revealed at the same event he would one day like Nintendo to have the same level of appeal and acceptance as Disney. As reported by Nikkei, Miyamoto explained how the main hurdle Nintendo had to...
Tuesday5th Nov 2019
To the Vector go the spoils
With the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang cruelly overlooked for some reason, fans of the Mario & Sonic series haven’t had a new entry for nearly four years now. Given that the 2020 Olympic Games are being held in Tokyo, the home of video games, it would have been truly bizarre for Sega to pass on that one too...
Sunday3rd Nov 2019
Before filing for bankruptcy
Last month, it was discovered the Japanese developer AlphaDream filed for bankruptcy after the development costs of its projects got the better of it. The company was best known for its Mario & Luigi RPG series and had most recently released Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey on the...
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...
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...