Friday24th Sep 2021
Chris Pratt! Jack Black! Seth Rogan! Charles Martinet!
The upcoming Super Mario movie now has a solid release date. As was revealed during today's Nintendo Direct, the movie will launch in North America on the 21st of December, 2022. We also got our first look at the cast, and there are some big names involved. Chris Pratt (Jurassic World,...
Monday20th Sep 2021
You'll want the sound on for this
They certainly look the part, but wait until you hear them... If you've ever been to a gaming expo or Comic Con-style event, you'll probably have noticed that Nintendo fans really bring it when it comes to cosplay. We've seen some great efforts over the years, and joining that list today are these fans who brought...
Saturday18th Sep 2021
Existing orders will be upgraded
Metroid Dread isn't the only first-party Nintendo title arriving in the month of October. At the very end of it is the launch of Mario Party Superstars - first announced in June this year during Nintendo's E3 Direct. If you are planning on adding a physical copy of the game to your Switch library and happen to be...
Friday17th Sep 2021
And a lovely Easter Egg, too
It's weird to give a spoiler warning for a LEGO set, but this article will obviously spoil elements of the secrets and surprises in the Question Block. If you want to go in fresh, stop reading already. Ever since the LEGO Super Mario Question Block set was announced, we've been wondering... what's up with that little...
Tuesday14th Sep 2021
Back in 2013, speedrunner DOTA_Teabag was dashing through Super Mario 64's Tick Tock Clock stage when the titular plumber suddenly shot upwards through the floor and ended up on a higher platform. This totally unexpected and previously unseen glitch quickly became the trick other speedrunners wanted to emulate, but despite a $1,000...
Saturday11th Sep 2021
Get Wave 1 while you can
It's been an exciting week if you're a fan of Lego and Nintendo's Super Mario series - with the reveal of the Super Mario 64 '?' Block, but it seems some older sets could soon be retiring. As spotted by VGC, the Lego's UK store will seemingly be retiring three Super Mario sets from Wave 1. They include the Boomer Bill...
Thursday9th Sep 2021
The mystery unfolds...
Yesterday LEGO was teasing its next Nintendo tie-in, confirming it'd be a big ol' '?' Block. It's now been fully unveiled in the trailer above, and as you can see it unfolds for a Super Mario 64 theme; it looks set to release on 1st October. It looks rather neat, but you'll need to save your pennies; the
Wednesday8th Sep 2021
Schrödinger's Cat Mario
Update [Thu 9th Sep, 2021 12:30 BST]: All has now been revealed... Prolific plastic brick producer LEGO has teased the next in its line of LEGO Super Mario sets: a large question block. Of course, it can't be as simple as 'just a big ol' box made out of Lego' — there must be more to this latest Nintendo collaboration,...
Wednesday1st Sep 2021
Gelato Pique's new line is Japan-only
Gelato Pique is back with more extremely fluffy cosy clothes, after their Animal Crossing line made us wildly envious of Japan's merch back in February. This time, it's Super Mario and friends who are getting pyjamafied, with designs featuring Mario, Yoshi, Boo, Mushrooms, and Super Stars. The PJs and vario
Reminds me of the babe
Hey, remember Labyrinth? No, not the Bowie-in-tights movie, the board game from the '80s, with the moving tiles and the maze that you have to navigate. It's getting a new lick of Super Mario paint to celebrate the 35th anniversary of both Super Mario and Labyrinth, which is lovely. The game is playable with 2-4 players and is...
Monday30th Aug 2021
Super Mario Music
As a part of Nintendo Life VGM Fest, a season of music-focused interviews and features celebrating the video game audio in all its forms, we're assembling a bunch of playlists featuring some of our very favourite tunes. We've looked at the funky/groovy end of the spectrum, and we've also looked at the tracks we queue up when we...
Four years ago (or four years ago yesterday if we're being picky), Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle brought a charming and colourful new flavour of turn-based tactics to Switch. Featuring the unlikely pairing of Super Mario and Ubisoft's Rabbids, the game was nothing short of excellent, not only winning over Nintendo fans, but performing...
"Thanks to their help, Mario Golf was able to evolve"
When Mario Golf: Super Rush launched back in June, we found it to be a solid entry in the series, albeit one that lacked that little bit of pizazz and creativity needed to make it something truly worth your time. One new feature that did shake things up a bit, however, was Speed Golf – a mode...
Wednesday25th Aug 2021
6 golden coins? 8 red coins?
Following on from the recent record-breaking sales for retro games, including $2 million USD for a copy of Super Mario Bros. and $870K USD for The Legend of Zelda on NES — not to mention the unf
An animator's profile may have revealed new details
As you might recall, Illumination - the company behind Despicable Me - is bringing a Super Mario animated movie to the big screen in 2022. It will be co-produced by Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto and Illumination's CEO Chris Meledandri. Now in a new update, there's a rumour the Super Mario movie will...
Tuesday24th Aug 2021
And great prizes are up for grabs
Nintendo of Europe has announced that its My Nintendo brand is teaming up with LEGO VIP to offer fans new ways of exploring the growing world of Super Mario-themed LEGO. For anyone not in the know, LEGO VIP is a free loyalty programme that offers up rewards when you shop directly from LEGO's website or stores. Once...
Friday20th Aug 2021
A cheeky little workaround
You might recall back in April we reported on the fact that Super Mario 64 was now playable via a browser using Super Mario 64: Browser Edition. Now, our friends over at Pure Xbox have discovered that this version is playable on an Xbox console, using the system's built-in Edge browser. While the gam
Thursday12th Aug 2021
Prolific actor Walker Boone sadly left us at the start of 2021
Charles Martinet has been the voice of Mario for quite some time now, but he's not the only actor to bring the famous character to life. In the early '90s, Mario was voiced by Walker Boone, who would provide his vocal talents to both The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario...
Wednesday11th Aug 2021
Any FIFA fans amongst us will likely be aware of Lionel Messi's recent departure from Barcelona; one of football's biggest stars, Messi's been making headlines all around the world over the past few days as fans eagerly awaited his next move. The deal's now been done – Messi's a Paris Saint-Germain player – and the French football...
Monday9th Aug 2021
American stand-up comedian Sebastian Maniscalco has revealed that he has a role in Illumination's upcoming Super Mario movie, and people are speculating that it signals a return for an old and relatively minor Nintendo character in the film. As a guest on the 5th August edition of the Bertcast, a podcast hosted by fellow comedian...
Sunday8th Aug 2021
"available for a limited time"
If you've been eager to get your hands on some Super Nintendo World merchandise and happen to be located in America, you're in luck. Nintendo is making some themed items available for a limited time at the Universal Studios Store in Hollywood. Nintendo's tweet highlights just some of the exclusive items - including...
Friday6th Aug 2021
We're still waiting for Beanie Babies to be worth something
Hey, remember last month when a sealed copy of Super Mario 64 sold for a record-breaking $1.56 million? The previous record of most expensive video game was set just days earlier, when an ultra-rare copy of The Legend of Zelda on NES reached a (then)
Download it today
As promised, Nintendo has now released its first major content update for Mario Golf: Super Rush. It adds ranked matches, the new playable character Toadette, the new Golf Course New Donk City (as seen in Super Mario Odyssey), adjusts motion controls, and makes a lot of general changes to enhance the overall experience.
Thursday5th Aug 2021
And it drops later today
Out of nowhere, Nintendo has announced that Mario Golf: Super Rush will receive its first major free update later today (or tomorrow, for those in Europe). The new update will add a brand new mode called Ranked Match, the New Donk City course, and new character Toadette. It'll also bring "improved motion controls," as...
Nintendo has provided its first official sales update for Mario Golf: Super Rush, and the figures show that our favourite plumber's latest outing is likely already his most successful yet. In its financial earnings report covering April through June 2021, Nintendo revealed that Mario Golf: Super Rush sold 1.34 million units worldwide...
Wednesday4th Aug 2021
Available for a limited time
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's next Spirit event has been detailed, and this time we're being treated to a selection of brand new Spirits based on Mario Golf: Super Rush (thanks, Perfectly Nintendo). Just like in the past, this latest event will run for five days in total, starting on Friday 6th August and wrapping up on...
Tuesday3rd Aug 2021
And it's already selling out
Not content with only dominating the video game world, Mario and friends have jumped into a new board game – The Game of Life: Super Mario Edition. As you'd expect, this special edition mixes up the usual Game of Life gameplay with several Mario-inspired twists; indeed, rather than having an objective centred around...
Hear that, Mario?
Nintendo's Super Mario is used to some friendly competition when it comes to video games, but not so much in the plumbing business. This might have been different though, had Square Enix gone ahead with its initial plans for Final Fantasy X. Speaking to Famitsu, the game’s writer, Kazushige Nojima, mentioned how the original...
Thursday29th Jul 2021
Available starting this weekend
If you've been lucky enough to visit Nintendo's world-famous store in Tokyo (or even if you've just watched hundreds of videos of other people visiting it on YouTube instead like us), you'll no doubt have seen the four statues that proudly adorn the shop floor. Mario, Link, Isabelle and an Inkling can all be seen on...
Wednesday28th Jul 2021
Mario where are y-- oh there you are
Finding out that Super Mario 3D All-Stars was going to have a limited production run and would only be sold digitally until 31st March 2021 provoked some strong reactions from many Nintendo fans. Sure, there's an argument to be made that anyone who wanted a copy of this compilation game probably picked one up...