Wednesday10th Mar 2021
It's still possible to beat the new expansion
Raise your hand if you played "the floor is lava" as a kid. It's one of the simplest games you could play, jumping from sofa to sofa as you tried to avoid being "killed" by the "lava-filled floor". It's no surprise video games are full of variants on this idea, and most Super Mario games already feature...
Happy MAR10 Day!
It's 10th March today and that means it's officially Mario day. While there's a sale and more to celebrate Mario's 35th anniversary, unfortunately, Nintendo's Japanese customer support Twitter account has dampened the mood with yet another reminder the company will end the Super Mario Bros. 35 service on
Tuesday9th Mar 2021
Don't get too excited - Nintendo likely won't do anything for this one, either
Let's just ignore the woeful approach of the end of Mario's 35th anniversary, or the completely-ignored 35th anniversary of the Zelda series for a moment. 2021 is also a big year for Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Nintendo isn't the only one pulling Mario products
We hate to remind you, but it's already March, and that means Nintendo will be pulling the plug on a number of Mario products at the end of the month. This includes Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Super Mario Bros. 35 on Switch, the original
Monday8th Mar 2021
"It's-a me, Mario Red & Blue Edition Switch!"
Update: While this initially sold out like hotcakes, many retailers have seen restocks recently. Pick one up while you can! Alongside the release of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, Nintendo released a new edition of the Switch which launched on 12th February 2021. As you can see above, the...
So why hasn't it happened yet?
When you hear the words 'irreverent rapid fire microgames played in quick succession', you hopefully think of WarioWare because we're not sure there's much else that fits that description. These games have always taken advantage of the hardware available to the consoles they're on, from the Wii Remote to the DSi...
Save On Super Mario Maker 2, Luigi's Mansion 3 and more
It's been a mixed time for Super Mario fans lately. After successfully launching Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury last month, the threat of delisting still looms for several Super Mario games
Friday5th Mar 2021
Update: Nintendo of Europe offers further clarification
Update: Following on from the statement posted on Nintendo's Japanese social media channels (see our original article below), Nintendo of Europe has also shared further confirmation of the upcoming product takedowns: "The Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary will come to an end on March 31st,...
Wednesday3rd Mar 2021
But don't worry, fans are 'fixing' it...
Plenty of Mario fans aren't best pleased with Nintendo's plan to pull games from stores. If you've somehow missed the news, Nintendo is planning on removing a number of Mario games and products from stores at the end of this month and, in a recent statement, has reiterated the fact that it isn't backing
One more time
Between higher-profile casualties like Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Super Mario Bros. 35, and Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light, it's easy to forget that Game &
Starts on March 5th
We're slowly getting closer to Super Mario Bros. 35's delisting. As Nintendo recently reconfirmed, it doesn't plan on backing down from the 31st March removal date, so we'll be saying goodbye to this Battle Royale soon. With exactly four weeks to go, that isn't stopping the weekly events just yet, and Super Mario Bros. 35's...
Tuesday2nd Mar 2021
Download it today
Following on from the Animal Crossing: New Horizons' version 1.8.0 update last week, Nintendo has now finally made the full patch notes available. Most notably, this update adds the Super Mario 35th anniversary collaboration items. In addition to this are "limited-time" seasonal items available from Nook Shopping. Last but not...
Claw your way to the top of the rankings
Nintendo kicked off the year with a special Kirby-themed Tetris 99 crossover, and now, a few months on, the same battle royale game is promoting the recent release Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. The next Maximus Cup (which happens to be the 20th one) starts later this week on 4th March and will run...
Monday1st Mar 2021
Update: It was too good to be true
Update: Streamer neeks - AKA teakittyy - has kindly keen in touch to break some bad news: the pipe doesn't take you to the "fourth level", but the third. Boo. Original Story [Mon 1st Mar, 2021 21:30 GMT]: Either you're here because you're wondering what the "fourth level" is, or you're here because you realise...
Does Mario Golf need Mario to be good?
Camelot Software Planning has been in the business for decades. Initially known as Sonic! Software Planning, it delivered the seminal Shining Force series. The company would later split from Sega and land a deal with Sony to develop the very first Everybody's Golf. With both sports and RPGs under its hat,...
Friday26th Feb 2021
"All those games lost in time like tears in the rain"
On 31st March, a number of Mario games and products will be disappearing from store shelves in what can only be described as a baffling – and frustrating – decision from Nintendo. It's understandably rubbed some fans up the wrong way, and one YouTube duo has decided to express their feelings...
Thursday25th Feb 2021
North America gets Bravely Default II posters
What a time to be alive. Following the rather dramatic saga of the Splatoon keyrings and the ongoing difficulty people are having in getting the Mario 35th Anniversary pins, it's MyNintendo's game to lose - all they have to do is keep giving us things we actually want, rather than, you know, phone...
Another impressive week
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 21st February, revealing that Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has stayed on top for a second consecutive week. The game shifted another 97,955 physical copies during its second week on sale, keeping Momotaro Dentetsu – a title which had previously...
Wednesday24th Feb 2021
Mario and Luigi look ready to claim their plumber pensions
Last year was Mario's 35th birthday, and this year is Link's 35th, yet they still look as young and vibrant as ever. Well, sure, Mario still looks like a plumber who enjoys spaghetti a little too much, but Link's most recent reincarnation in Breath of the Wild emerged from a 100-year sleep...
Tuesday23rd Feb 2021
Try this at home
Have you found the time to get stuck into Bowser's Fury yet, the new mode that comes included in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury? Well, if you've been struggling to make progress or if you're still yet to jump in, this nice little trick should help you to be as powerful as can be. Brought to our attention by @MarioBrothBlog...
Monday22nd Feb 2021
Animal Crossing drops to fourth
UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 20th February, revealing that Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has managed to stay on top for a second consecutive week. The new Switch release continues to fend off the likes of FIFA 21 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, with Nintendo's console accounting for half of...
Friday19th Feb 2021
Get em' while you can
The latest treat has arrived on the My Nintendo website in Europe, and this time, fans can download the new reward at no cost whatsoever. From now until 31st March – yes, it's that dreaded date again – My Nintendo is offering Super Mario 3D All-Stars wallpapers for the wonderfully low sum of 0 Platinum Points. There are...
Thursday18th Feb 2021
A superb opening weekend for Mario
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 14th February, revealing that Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has debuted at number one. The Switch re-release sold an estimated 250,000 physical copies in Japan during its opening weekend to secure the position, comfortably finding itself ahead...
Wednesday17th Feb 2021
Set your calendars for the 25th February
Happy birthday, Mario! We got you, er, a bunch of people dressing up as you. Also, we're going to delete some of your games. Yeah, Mario's 35th birthday reminds us a bit of that 13th birthday party where it rained and the clown stole the cake, to be honest - but Animal Crossing: New Horizons' latest new...
Datamine effort reveals all
With Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury now available on Nintendo Switch, plenty of new players are enjoying the Wii U classic for the first time. The title's known for its mash-up of 2D and 3D Mario platforming, cats, and a four-player roster made up of Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad, but it looks like things could have...
Coming in on February 19th
Super Mario Bros. 35's delisting gets ever closer, but Nintendo isn't letting up just yet with its Battle Royale platformer. While we await tonight's much-anticipated Nintendo Direct, it has revealed Super Mario Bros. 35's next event. Going live on February 19th, this week brings us a "course-limited special battle",...
Tuesday16th Feb 2021
Thanks to the legendary Dale Baer
A classic '90s commercial for Nintendo has surfaced online, giving us an insight into how the company won the hearts, minds and wallets of an entire generation of players. The commercial was issued by Roses Discount Stores for its "World of Nintendo" range, which not only included video games but a whole host of...
Monday15th Feb 2021
2021's fastest selling release yet
We never doubted Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury would be successful. Recently awarding it 10/10 stars, 3D World was the last Switch port we'd been waiting on from the Super Mario 35th Anniversary celebrations. So far, it's doing significantly better than
Sunday14th Feb 2021
"if they invite me"
Like every other major video game franchise at the moment, Super Mario is being adapted into a big-screen movie. If you've been wondering if the voice of Mario, Charles Martinet, will voice the iconic plumber in the upcoming CGI film, you might be interested in reading on. In Charles' words, he apparently hasn't been contacted...
Saturday13th Feb 2021
Baby, you might need a seatbelt when I... hit you with a Blue Shell
Before we begin: if you're here to be angry about Ariana Grande, might we suggest reading about something you like instead? We've got a pretty crackin' review of Bowser's Fury over here, or maybe you'd like to check out an Animal Crossing survey for the chance to win a free Switch...