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Gallery These New Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Screenshots Sure Look Lovely
Character artwork shared, too!
The latest entry in gaming's biggest Olympic crossover series, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, is just around the corner, and we're feeling more than ready to dive in and explore its sporting events - archery's our jam, thanks for asking. While we wait for that release to arrive, though, let's take...
Japanese Charts Super Mario Maker 2 Still Top As Nintendo Takes Nine Of Top Ten
Hardware sales down, however
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 19th - 25th August, revealing that Super Mario Maker 2 is still sitting pretty at the very top of the pile. The game sold another 22,582 copies this week to stay ahead of newcomer Oninaki (although it's worth noting that Oninaki's combined sales across Switch and PS4 did...
UK Charts Mario Scores First And Second Places In Successful Week For Switch
He's in 5th, 12th and 16th too!
UK chart data is now in for the week ending 24th August, revealing that Nintendo has managed to snag the top two positions with Mario leading the charge. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has jumped up into first position, after sitting in third last week, and Super Mario Maker 2 has managed to keep hold of second place. There are...
News Zavvi UK Celebrates 10th Birthday With Limited Edition Boo Merch
Don't turn your back...
Zavvi is celebrating 10 years of being online with a special selection of discounts and limited edition products across the store. Earlier in the year, the UK based online retailer had a limited edition Super Mario series which we thought was pretty nifty, continuing the same "Original Hero" theme they have a couple more...
Random Nintendo Posts About Mario Enjoying Sunshine, Internet Goes Wild
Putting two and two together?
One of the drawbacks of being a massive company with a long history and a massive amount of IP is that almost any message you publically release – no matter how innocent – could be misinterpreted or read into a little too much by fans. That may well be the case with a tweet recently posted by Nintendo of America,...
News This Super Mario Maker 2 Level Flips An Old Classic On Its Head
On the up and up
How many times have you played through the opening level of Super Mario Bros. on the NES? Considering how many systems it has been released on over the years, we're willing to be that it's more than just a handful. World 1-1 lays down the foundations for what has become one of the most famous video game franchises of all time, and...
Video Super Mario Bros. Movie Deleted Scene Surfaces 26 Years After Release
And there are more to come
The Super Mario Bros. movie may well be considered to be pretty awful by most, but it still has a small group of dedicated fans and it would appear that they've stumbled across something of a goldmine. The folks over at SMBmovie.com, a website which is dedicated to cataloguing just about e
Random Bizarre Super Mario Theme Remix Found In Dino Crisis 2 On PlayStation
Do do do do-do do, DO.
Hats off to Super Mario Odyssey for providing us with the perfect image for this article. That famous Mario theme can be found everywhere - it's featured in plenty of Mario games, it's all over the internet, and it's usually tucked away at the back of our minds refusing to leave us in peace from its super-catchy melody - but...
News Dr. Mario World Banks $1.4 Million And Racks Up 7.5 Million Downloads In Its First Month
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...
Random Mario Without His Mustache Just Doesn't Look Right
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...
Video Is It Possible To Score The Maximum 999,999,990 Points In Super Mario Maker 2?
Level design at its weirdest
There are plenty of different ways to enjoy Super Mario Maker 2, be it creating levels, playing the best of other peoples' levels, or even blasting your way through the game's Story Mode, but some like to take the game to the extreme. CeaveGaming, a YouTuber who we've featured on the site multiple times in the past, has...
News Collector Uncovers Nearly 200 Animation Cels From Classic Super Mario Bros. Cartoons
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...
News New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe And FIFA 19 Are Europe's Best-Selling Games Of 2019 So Far
When looking at physical sales
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe and FIFA 19 are sitting right at the top of the best-selling games list in Europe so far this year. The news comes from official charts and market research data supplier, GfK Entertainment (thanks, GamesIndustry.biz), which has compiled a new, cross-platform report on physica
News This Fully-Functioning Calculator Course In Super Mario Maker 2 Is Utter Genius
How? Just how?
We've seen some cracking courses in Super Mario Maker 2 over the past few weeks, but none have impressed us quite as much as this one. A player going by the name of Helgefan has shared a course called The Cluttered Chaos-Calculator 2. It initially has you choosing two numbers between 0 and 9 and deciding whether you'd like to add...
Japanese Charts Super Mario Maker 2 Knocks Fire Emblem: Three Houses Off Top Spot
Mario's-a-number one (again)
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 29th July - 4th August, revealing that Fire Emblem: Three Houses has lost its top place position. The internal rivalry between Nintendo mascots is fierce at the moment, as it was actually Super Mario Maker 2 which managed to sell enough copies to just take first place...
Reminder You Can Now Play Mario Tennis Aces For Free With Nintendo Switch Game Trials
Switch Online subscribers only!
Reminder (7th Aug, 09:10 BST): As a reminder, Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can now go ahead and play Mario Tennis Aces for free until 13th August (23:59 UK time). What are you waiting for? Update (2nd Aug, 16:15 BST): The same offer has now also been confirmed for North America, although the 'Game Trials'...
News Get Discounts On Super Mario Games And More With My Nintendo Rewards (Europe)
Including a Game & Watch collection
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab a handful of games at discounted prices. There are a handful of Super Mario games to choose from this time around, as well as a couple of Yo-Kai Watch games and more. As always, you can take...
News Super Mario Maker 2 Players Have Already Uploaded More Than 4 Million Courses
In just one month
Nintendo has revealed that more than four million courses have already been uploaded to Super Mario Maker 2's online hub. How are we ever going to get around to playing them all? Yes, players all around the world have been designing, building, and uploading their creations for others to try out, creating a small universe worth of...
News Super Mario Maker 2 Sold 2.42 Million Copies In Just Three Days
We all thought that Super Mario Maker 2 would be a pretty popular release, but new financial data from Nintendo has revealed that it's a little more than simply 'popular'. Nintendo has released its official financial results for the three months ending on 30th June 2019. In that time, Super Mario Maker 2 has gotten off to what Nintendo...
News Super Mario Maker 2 Can Delete Your Glitched Courses, Even If You Don't Upload Them
So no funny business!
We already know that Nintendo is more than happy to remove uploaded Super Mario Maker 2 courses, usually for breaking the rules regarding glitching, abusive content, or sometimes for no clear reason at all, but it turns out that your levels might also be deleted when they haven't even been uploaded.
Japanese Charts Super Mario Maker 2 Loses Top Spot To Professional Baseball Spirits
Marvel Ultimate Alliance debuts in top ten
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 15th - 21st July, revealing that Super Mario Maker 2 has fallen from first place for the first time since it launched last month. The game shifted another 46,065 copies this week, but it wasn't anywhere close to reaching the 175,189 sales achieved by new...
UK Charts Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Sees Strong Debut As Mario Maker 2 Slips To Third Place
Nintendo exclusives performing nicely
UK chart data is now in for the week ending 20th July, revealing that new Switch exclusive Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order has managed to secure second place in its debut week. The game pushes last week's winner Super Mario Maker 2 down to third position, but it's Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled...
Video Watch As A Father Uses Super Mario Maker 2 To Reveal Baby's Gender
Complete with dramatic pause
Designing your own courses in Super Mario Maker 2 can be pretty fun, especially when you can share them with your closest family and friends, but this particular level will no doubt stay in the minds of this family forever. Jonathan Steele has 1-Up'd us all by using the game's course designer to make a level which...
News Dr. Mario World Surpassed Five Million Downloads In Its First Seven Days
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...
News Dr. Mario World Racks Up Two Million Downloads In Its First 72 Hours
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...
News Team17 And Playtonic Games Share Super Mario Maker 2 Levels For You To Play
Can you beat them?
If you're on the lookout for some new Super Mario Maker 2 levels to enjoy, hopefully these creations from Team17 and Playtonic Games will do the trick nicely. There are two courses on offer from Team17 - the studio behind Switch games like My Time at Portia, Overcooked,
Random Someone Has Recreated The Mona Lisa Using Super Mario World Sprites
Because of course they did
Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa and Nintendo's Super Mario are perhaps two of the most famous 'M's in the world. Amazingly, we've had to come up with a way of introducing both of these famous faces in the same sentence because one clever individual has created one of the most unexpected mashups you'll see today. That's...
Deals Get A Nintendo Switch, Super Mario Maker 2 And 12 Months' Switch Online For Just £300
And a £30 eShop voucher!
A new Nintendo Switch deal has appeared on Amazon UK that is well worth looking into if you're thinking about picking up a new console. The deal includes a Neon Red/Blue Nintendo Switch console with a copy of Super Mario Maker 2, but you'll also get a 12-month subscription to Nintendo Switch Online and a £30 voucher to...
Japanese Charts Super Mario Maker 2 Keeps Top Spot As Switch Sales Soar
An impressive week
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 1st - 7th July, revealing that Super Mario Maker 2 has managed to keep hold of its first-place position with style. The game shifted another 83,204 copies this week to stay at number one; new PS4 title Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers came in second with 22,260 copies for...
UK Charts Super Mario Maker 2 Enjoys A Second Strong Week At Number One
A successful week for Switch
UK chart data is now in for the week ending 6th July, revealing that Super Mario Maker 2 has managed to hold on to its position at number one for a second week. The game saw just a 47% fall in sales in its second week, helping it to stay above its nearest competitor Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. It was actually a very...
News This Super Mario Maker 2 Player Has Already Created A Full 32-Course Game
And you can try it out
Super Mario Maker 2 doesn't let players upload their levels as a complete in-game world (please, Nintendo?), but that hasn't stopped this player from making their own full game anyway. Third Strongest Bunny, a Canadian fan of the game who has been making levels since the original Super Mario Maker arrived on Wii U, has...
Japanese Charts Super Mario Maker 2 Jumps Straight In At Number One
"Mario number one! Wahoo!"
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 24th - 30th June, revealing that Super Mario Maker 2 has snagged itself another number one position. Yes, hot on the heels of its UK number one earlier in the week, Mario's latest creative adventure has managed to top the charts in Nintendo's home country, selling 196,153...
News These Adorable Super Mario Maker 2 Plushies Are Now Available To Pre-Order
Part of a larger set
If you've been loving Super Mario Maker 2 as much as we have, you'll probably find yourself needing these adorable Mario Maker plush toys in your life. From toy manufacturer Sanei Boeki, these two delights are both now available to order from Amazon Japan (international shipping is available). They sadly don't release until...
News This Bowser's Castle Playset Features Super Mario Sounds And Music
Pre-orders now live
Making us feel like over-excited children who are already looking forward to Christmas this year is this Bowser's Castle playset. Measuring in at 14-and-a-half inches wide by 12-and-a-half inches tall, the castle features deadly trap doors, spinning fireballs and a working lift - as well as a figure of Bowser himself. The best...
News Super Mario Maker 2 Producer Takashi Tezuka Shares 5 Tips For Creating Courses
Learn from the best
Coming up with ideas for your own courses in Super Mario Maker 2 can be quite the challenge, especially if you're not usually the imaginative, creative type. If you fall into this category, you might want to check out the video above. The game's producer, Takashi Tezuka, has shared five tips for course creation. Whether you're...
Video Send A Virus To Your Friend In Dr. Mario World's Online Real-Time Multiplayer
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...
News Celeste Creator Matt Thorson Shares Series Of Super Mario Maker 2 Levels
Here's how to play them yourself
A few days have passed since Super Mario Maker 2 burst onto the scene and the courses are flying in from every direction. One such direction is Matt Thorson, creator of the wonderful Celeste, who has shared a selection of levels that he's designed for other players to try out. He's been sharing them in a Twitter...
News Dry Bowser Takes To The Court In Mario Tennis Aces, New Trailer Shows Him In Action
Available now as a playable character
Dry Bowser has now officially joined the ranks in Mario Tennis Aces. To celebrate, Nintendo has shared a brand new trailer showing off his moves on the court. Classed as a defensive character, Dry Bowser looks just as powerful as you'd expect. The trailer above showcases his standard shots, trick shot and...
UK Charts Super Mario Maker 2 Is Nintendo's Biggest Launch Of 2019, Debuts At Number One
Bloodstained crushes it on Switch
UK chart data is now in for the week ending 29th June, revealing that Super Mario Maker 2 has created its very own course straight to number one. The game has actually become Nintendo's biggest launch of the year so far in the country, outperforming the debut of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe earlier in the year...
News Super Mario Maker 2 Currently Lets You Upload Just 32 Courses
And fans aren't happy
Today finally sees the launch of Super Mario Maker 2, allowing us all to play a practically infinite number of levels and design our very own courses. It's pretty safe to say that we're immensely happy with how the game has turned out, but one little aspect has already started to create a bit of drama online. Folks on Reddit h
News Super Mario Maker 2's First Game-Breaking Bug Has Already Been Found
And it was actually in the original, too!
Super Mario Maker 2 hasn't even been officially released yet (although we are tantalisingly close) but a game-breaking bug has already been found. The glitch was discovered by Twitch streamer CaptainMK, who we can only hope has received a retail copy slightly early. As Twitter account @MarioBrothBlog...
News Super Mario Battle Royale Game Receives Takedown Notice From Nintendo
Earlier this week, we found out about a free-to-play fan-made 'Mario Royale' online game, allowing roughly 75 players to jump into a single level at the same time and race to the flagpole. Obviously, we've seen Nintendo take swift action against projects that 'borrow' assets and code in the past, and sure enough, the creator...
Preview Things We've Learned Playing Super Mario Maker 2
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...
Random Turns Out Super Mario Odyssey's Dog Started Its Career As A Nintendogs Star
Here's a fun fact for you
Remember the wonderful little good boy in Super Mario Odyssey? The one that ran around and played with you at the beach? Of course you do. Well, as it turns out, this very dog was actually already a famous Nintendo star, likely explaining its talent and confidence on screen when playing fetch with Cappy and digging up...
News Fan Makes Free-To-Play Super Mario Battle Royale, And It's Surprisingly Great
Well, while it lasts
The battle royale genre comes in all shapes and sizes - it might have been made popular by shooters like PUBG and Fortnite, but Tetris 99 showed that it can also be successful in completely unexpected ways. Reinforcing that point with style is 'Mario Royale', a fan-made, free-to-play online game which has multiple players all...
News Nintendo Shares Three More Teaser Videos For Dr. Mario World
Featuring those pesky Viruses
If you missed the news, Nintendo's upcoming smartphone title Dr. Mario World was given a confirmed release date of 10th July earlier today. Alongside the main announcement, Nintendo has released three little teaser trailers to hype up the game ahead of release. All three videos star the Viruses that were present in the...
News Dr. Mario World For Mobile Devices Arrives On 10th July, Pre-Registration Now Open
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...
News Super Mario Maker 2 File Size And Other Details Revealed
Physical or digital?
Super Mario Maker 2 is fast approaching, with that juicy 28th June release date just around the corner. If you haven't already, we imagine you'll soon start to think about how you might want to pick up a copy of the game - physical or digital? Well, the Nintendo Switch eShop listing for the game has now updated to reveal its...
Random Have We Been Missing A Zelda Easter Egg In Mario 64 All These Years?
Amazing planning, or sheer coincidence?
Easter eggs in video games aren’t a new thing, but it’s rare to spot one decades after the event – but that’s what Twitter user Hitei he’s found in Super Mario 64. There’s a picture in Peach’s castle which we’ll all have dashed past many, many times over the years, and Hitei thinks this image...
Video Nintendo Staff Have A Blast With Super Mario Maker 2's Multiplayer Mode
Teamwork makes the dream work
Whether you're a legendary game developer, a world famous series producer, or even the president, working at Nintendo involves a healthy dollop of fun. As such, some of the company's most well-known faces have been getting involved with fun activities throughout the course of E3. Recently, we shared a video of the real...
News Super Mario Maker 2 Will Let You Play Online With Friends After Update, Nintendo Confirms
Your prayers have been answered
Praise the Nintendo gods. Super Mario Maker 2 will feature the ability to play online with your friends. Last month, a Nintendo representative mentioned that you would not be able to play with or against your friends in the game online, with that feature instead being restricted to local play. As such, it was...
Video Nintendo Minute Shows Off More Of Super Mario Maker 2's Creation Mode
And it's looking very super indeed
Super Mario Maker 2 is only a month away and the excitement for its big release is certainly building. You know, as in building? Ah, forget it. Gearing up for the launch, Nintendo's very own Nintendo Minute duo Kit and Krysta have shared a brand new video showing the game's creation mode in action. We get to see...
News Mattel Adds Metal Mario To Its Mario Kart Hot Wheels Line
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...
Random This Is What Super Mario Odyssey's Sand Kingdom Looks Like In Super Mario 64
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...
News Physical Super Mario Maker 2 Goodies Are Available For Free On My Nintendo In Japan
Can we move to Japan yet?
At this point, we could probably write a 10,000-word essay on why Nintendo should either bring Club Nintendo back from the dead or reintroduce physical rewards through the My Nintendo service in the west. Sadly, we can't see it making a comeback any time soon, so we'll just have to jealously admire the gifts available to...
News Treat Your Ears To Classic Super Mario And Zelda Songs Reworked Into Soothing Electronica
'Mario & Chill'
If you're spending your valuable time perusing our lovingly crafted website, chances are that you're probably quite the fan of Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda. If so, we'd urge you to check out these two albums featuring music from both series transformed into '80s and '90s-inspired electronica. Both released through Gamechops...
Gallery These Pokémon x Super Mario Crossover Designs Are Wonderfully Weird To Behold
All original 151 Pokémon in the works
Plenty of Nintendo franchises are known for their adorable cast of cute, cuddly and colourful characters, many of which stay with us through our childhood and beyond. Super Mario and Pokémon are prime examples of this; with literally hundreds of character designs between them, both franchises have somehow...
Random Mario Gets A Safer Sleep In His Original 3D Outing On Nintendo 64
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...
Random Rare Promo Art For Unaired Cartoon Show Features A Metroid Gender-Swap
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...
Random Nintendo Shuts Down Its Anti-Piracy Website
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...
Random Game Boy Classic Super Mario Land Gets A Fan-Made DX Update
A splash of colour, plus a facelift!
Everyone found ways to celebrate the Game Boy's 30th anniversary (we certainly contributed our share) but toruzz's effort certainly went above and beyond. Nintendo never gave us an updated 'DX' edition of their first Mario outing on the Game Boy, but if it did, it might just look a bit like this. Sarasaland...
Video Digital Foundry Takes A Technical Look At Zelda And Mario Odyssey In VR
Why is it so sick-inducing?
When we first heard about the possibility of reliving both The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey - two of our favourite Switch games - in VR, we were incredibly excited. Nintendo's latest Labo kit has made it all possible, and for the price, the kit itself is pretty dar
Video Fans Reimagine Super Mario Bros.' Iconic First Level In Ten Different Game Genres
Super Mario Royale?
For many of us, Super Mario Bros.' World 1-1 level is permanently etched onto the back of our eyelids. Who could forget that iconic start - Question Mark Block, row of blocks with Goomba underneath, Warp Pipe, and so on? Magical. Anyway, before we get too misty-eyed, it's time to think about how that level might play out if it...
News Charles Martinet, Voice Of Mario, Clears Up A Decades-Long Debate
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...
News Mario Tennis Aces Gets Free Week-Long Demo, 7-Day Online Subscription Included
Try it out!
If you still haven't got round to picking up a copy of Mario Tennis Aces yet, you may want to head to the eShop and download this brand new demo which has appeared today. The Mario Tennis Aces: Special Demo - to give it its full name - is available to download as we speak and runs for a full week until 10am CEST on Friday 3rd May...
Reminder The Labo VR Update For Super Mario Odyssey And Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Is Now Live
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
Random Mario And Friends Cause Metrolink Mayhem In Manchester
We can only imagine what Mancunians such as Liam Gallagher or Professor Brian Cox might have thought after the mayhem caused in Manchester, UK the other day by Mario and friends. These mischievous cosplayers renamed many of the city centre's tram stops with a video game twist. Let's take a look at some of their antics: Of...
News Mario Tennis Aces Version 3.0 Adds New Opening Movie, Ring Shot Mode And More
Including a special Yoshi variant
Mario Tennis Aces has received a brand new update taking it to Version 3.0. As well as the usual character balance tweaks, this update brings some decent new content to the court. First of all, a new intro movie has been released featuring Wario and Waluigi. The dastardly pair are seen exploring a mine when they...
News Ubisoft CEO Remains Tight-Lipped About Possible Sequel To Mario + Rabbids
"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...
News Super Mario Odyssey Labo VR Update Will Add A Theatre Mode To The Game
A whole new perspective
The Japanese Super Mario Odyssey Twitter account continues to drip feed information about the upcoming Labo VR update due out on 25th April. It turns out this update will add a special theatre mode, where you have the option to view the game's cutscenes with the Toy-Con VR Goggles. Here's the option on display in the...
Video A Lack Of Miiverse Leaves Us Wondering How We'll Share Levels In Super Mario Maker 2
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...
Video Rare Early Footage Of Super Mario 64 And Super Mario RPG Resurfaces Online
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
News Get A Better Look At The Labo VR Update Coming To Super Mario Odyssey
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
Video Zelda And Mario Labo VR Support Points To A Switch Pro Console Idea
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.
News Super Mario Odyssey And Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Getting Labo VR Support
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...
Random PlayStation User Recreates Super Mario Maker In LittleBigPlanet 3
Before Super Mario Maker was even a thing, Sony had already released a handful of LittleBigPlanet games across multiple PlayStation systems. If you're not familiar with this established series, it lives by its "play, create, share" motto, encouraging user-generated content to fuel gameplay experiences. With this in mind, one...
News Uniqlo Launches Fresh New Line Of Super Mario T-Shirts
Show your true colours
Last month, we reported on a new batch of t-shirts featuring Super Mario, Splatoon, Monster Hunter and more that were all headed to clothing retailer, Uniqlo. Now, the Super Mario set, listed under the name 'Super Mario Family Museum' on the site, has become available to order. We've grabbed some of our favourites and...
News Sega Announces Mario & Sonic At The Tokyo 2020 Olympics For Nintendo Switch
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...
Random Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Comic Features A Cool Super Mario Bros. Tribute
The Amazing Spider-Mario
Mario's all over the place at the moment. In the last two years alone, he's appeared in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Super Mario Party,
Random If You Remember This Super Mario Game Show, You Have A Better Memory Than Us
Is that... Mario?!
In the early days of the video game industry, there were quite a few abortive attempts to mix the medium of interactive entertainment with the more passive pastime of just sitting and watching telly. Shows like GamesMaster and Bad Influence in the UK would try and capitalise on the amazing popularity of video games, but in...
UK Charts Mario Kart 8 Deluxe And New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Stay In The Top Ten
'Mario' + 'Deluxe' = success
UK chart data is now in for the week ending 23rd March, revealing that both Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe have managed to keep their places in the top ten. New release Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice manages to take top spot this time around, selling most of its copies on PS4. This pushes last week's...
News This 3D Model Of Super Mario World Is Breathtakingly Beautiful
We'll take ten, thanks
If you love Super Mario World anywhere near as much as we do, you're going to love this 3D model based on the game's overworld, too. Shared on Twitter by Matt Brailsford, this gorgeous little creation features all of the key areas seen on the game's famous map. Everything from the little world numbers, the Yellow Switch...
News Super Mario Party Finally Gets Its First Update, But It's Far From Exciting
Still no new content, then
We had a lot of fun with Super Mario Party when it launched last October - we called it a "beautifully realised Mario Party game which takes the series right back to its roots" in our review - but we always thought it could have done with another board or two to enjoy via an update or DLC package. Well, as it happens, the...
News This Stunning Super Mario Odyssey Artbook Launches In North America This Year
The Art of Super Mario Odyssey
If you're a regular visitor to Nintendo Life, you probably don't need us to tell you just how beautiful Super Mario Odyssey is. Featuring multiple Kingdoms, each home to their own distinct aesthetic, this game is up there with the prettiest on Switch, and this book aims to show it off in style. The book, called 'The...
News It's That Time Of Year Again, Happy MAR10 Day!
How are you celebrating?
We hope you're feeling all jolly and festive, folks, because today is Mario Day! Yes, as we're sure a lot of you lovely readers will know by now, Nintendo has adopted 10th March as being a special day for its famous moustachioed mascot. Why? Well, because 'MAR 10' looks a bit like 'Mario', and a better reason isn't...
News Pre-Orders For Mario And Yoshi Statue Go Live On First 4 Figures Website
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...
News The Mario Deals Just Keep Coming With Savings On Games And Switch Consoles In North America
Mario Day celebrations continue
Nintendo really is pulling out all the stops for this weekend's Mario Day. We've already seen Mario game discounts through the North American My Nintendo site and double reward points offers in Europe, and now even more savings are on the way. Nintendo is offering North American players some special deals on select...
News Get Double Gold Reward Points When Buying Top Mario Switch Games This Weekend (Europe)
Offer ends Sunday
Nintendo of Europe has started its MAR10 Day celebrations early, giving eShop customers the chance to claim double the usual amount of reward points on some truly brilliant Mario games. Available from now until 23:59 local time on 10th March, this offer applies to five of the Switch's biggest games, all featuring the star man...
Video Player Beats Bowser In Super Mario 64 Without Using A Joystick
This looks so frustrating
Something about Mario's wonderful selection of games seems to make players want to cause themselves hours and hours of misery. In the last few months, we've seen a player try to beat New Super Mario Bros. U without collecting a single coin, and that very same player went on to attempt a Super Mario Odyssey completion
News Nintendo Celebrates Mario Day With Lots Of Mario Game Discounts (North America)
And printable goodies, too
Nintendo is gearing up for its Mario Day celebrations (10th March, or 'MAR 10') by offering discounts on a number of juicy titles featuring everyone's favourite moustachioed plumber. Unless you're a Luigi fan like us. There are eight games up for grabs in total, ranging from sports games to platformers and everything in...
News First 4 Figures Teases Long-Awaited Mario And Yoshi Statue
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...
News Zavvi Launch New 'Original Hero' Clothing Range Inspired by Super Mario
UK retailer Zavvi has today launched a new fully licensed video game clothing range titled "Original Hero" which has been inspired by "fusing" the familiar Super Mario line art visuals with the "bold, exciting features of Tokyo streetwear" and developed with Nintendo. Unlike most video game merch, the style is somewhat muted using a...
Random UK Theme Park To Host eSports Event, Interesting Looking Nintendo Mascots Spotted
It's a me (kind of)
UK theme park, Thorpe Park Resort, is gearing up for another year of fun as spring draws near. This year, the resort is hosting an eSports event, so several iconic Nintendo and Fortnite characters have come to celebrate. It looks like Mario and friends might have had a bit too much fun, though. The event in question is called...
News Funko Eager To Produce Nintendo-Themed Pop Figures
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...
Random 'Mario' And Yoshi Spotted Flogging Vitamins In China
We're used to seeing Mario and friends adorning all sorts of products outside the sphere of video games, from backpacks to bottlecaps and beyond. Occasionally, we'll find them featured on unofficial products, such as this rather nifty-looking boardgame or on the sides of a bouncy castle - that sort of thing. On yet other occasions we...
News Near Mint Condition Copy Of Super Mario Bros. Sells At Auction For More Than $100,000
The first six-figure video game sale
A certified near mint condition copy of the timeless NES classic Super Mario Bros. has sold for $100,150 USD at an auction. This makes it the first-ever video game to sell for six-figures. The reason it fetched such a high price is linked to the rarity. Between 1985 and 1986 in New York and L.A. at test market...
Japanese Charts New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Triple Jumps Back To Top Spot
Switch still best-selling console
Japanese chart figures are now in for 4th - 10th February, revealing that New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has reclaimed the top spot. Mario and friends managed to shift another 38,482 units at retail this week, outselling last week's number one Kingdom Hearts III which came in just behind with 35,450 sales. There...
Reminder Super Mario Bros. 2, Kirby's Adventure Now On Switch, Plus Two New SP Edition NES Games
More retro goodness
Today sees the latest update arrive in Nintendo Switch Online's NES app, with four new games in total being added for your playing pleasure (or five if you're in Japan). The two main additions this month are Kirby's Adventure and Super Mario Bros. 2, which Nintendo pre
News Bricktown's 2019 Streetwear Collection Features Iconic Nintendo Power-Ups
You, too, can look this dreary in a Fire Flower tee
Hip streetwear brand Bricktown has announced a partnership with Nintendo for an upcoming retro gaming-inspired collection. The crossover will see a variety of Super Mario World sprites adorning t-shirts, sweaters and caps of various hues. The moody polaroids are a bit much, but the merch itself...
News Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey Is One Of The Worst-Selling Mario Games To Date
No 3DS love?
Recent 3DS title Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey has had a pretty rough launch period, with early sales showing that it is currently sitting amongst the worst-selling Mario titles ever released. In its home region of Japan, Mario & Luigi: BIS + BJJ (how do you shorten the name of this thing?!) has...
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