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Gallery Check Out This Rare Super Mario Artwork From The 1980s
A blast from the past
The Nintendo preservation experts at Forest of Illusion have shared some interesting Super Mario artwork, apparently dating back to the 1980s. The artwork was featured in an issue of Televi-Kun, which was a Japanese magazine for children. According to the source, the artwork was never featured in any other released media...
News Nintendo President Discusses Collaboration With LINE Corporation And Future Of The Partnership
Is something in the pipeLINE?
At the beginning of February, Nintendo announced Dr. Mario World for iOS and Android devices was targeting an "early summer" global release this year. The free-to-download title is being co-developed by LINE Corporation and NHN Entertainment and will include optional in-app purchases. During Nintendo's recent financial...
News Miyamoto: Nintendo's Universal Resort Theme Parks Will Be "Really Worth The Wait"
Building is progressing
Since its initial reveal way back in 2015, not a whole lot has been said about Nintendo and Universal's joint Super Nintendo World project. At the end of 2017, we learnt that the Orlando park would be bigger than originally expected, but things have been rather quiet as we build up to the main, Japanese park's 2020 opening...
News Super Nintendo World Will Be Ready In Time For The 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Animated movie targeting a 2022 release
Nintendo has big plans to expand its business with theme parks and lots of them. Transforming the brand into an experience won't just be happening in a single country, though - it'll be occurring in different places all over the world. In regards to the Super Nintendo World planned for Universal Studios in...
News Dr. Mario World Announced For Mobile Devices, Targeting An Early Summer 2019 Global Release
The doctor is in!
Nintendo might have delayed the release of Mario Kart Tour until summer 2019, but to make up for it, it has now revealed a classic series dating back to the NES era is targeting a global release on iOS and Android devices around the same time. If you haven't caught the Dr. Mario puzzle bug before, you might have a real chance this...
Japanese Charts Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Sales Exceed 300,000, Kingdom Hearts 3 Takes Top Spot
Switch hardware sales return to normal
Japanese chart figures are now in for 21st - 27th January, revealing that New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has now sold more than 300,000 units in the country alone. The game shifted another 57,725 copies this week, taking its total up to 312,869 and keeping it safely within the top three positions at retail...
UK Charts New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Loses Out As Resident Evil 2 Takes The Crown
Three Nintendo games in top ten
UK chart data is now in for the week ending 26th January, revealing that New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has been knocked off top spot for the first time since its release earlier this month. Mario and friends actually find themselves down several places this week to fourth in the charts following a 44% drop in...
Random Get Your Retro Fix With This Lovely Super Mario Themed Screensaver Set
A blast from the past
Classic Nintendo memorabilia is increasingly hard to come by nowadays. On the digital front, it’s much the same, with classic wallpapers and screensavers somewhat a thing of the past. If you are in need of a digital retro fix, Nintendo preservation specialist “The Forest of Illusion” has uploaded a lovely Japanese Super...
Random Become Peachette With Your Very Own Papercraft Super Crown
Super gamers deserve a super crown
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe allows new and old gamers alike to experience New Super Mario Bros. U and the expansion New Super Luigi U with a few extra features on the Nintendo Switch. In addition to 164 courses and multiplayer for up
Japanese Charts New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Knocked Off Top Spot In Its Second Week
Still secured second, though
Japanese chart figures are now in for 14th - 20th January, revealing that New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has been knocked off top spot in its second week on sale, unlike its continued dominance in the UK. The newly released Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown takes the honours this week, with the PS4 version of the game...
UK Charts New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Fights Off Ace Combat 7 To Stay At Number One
For a second consecutive week
UK chart data is now in for the week ending 19th January, revealing that New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has managed to keep hold of its position at the very top of the charts. Mario's latest platforming adventure saw a 43% drop in sales this week (its second week on the market) but that wasn't enough of a drop to lose...
Japanese Charts New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Knocks Smash Ultimate Off Top Spot
After a solid five week run
Japanese chart figures are now in for 7th - 13th January, revealing that New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has managed to steal the number one spot from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Smash Ultimate has had an incredibly impressive run since it launched back in December, taking the top spot every week for five weeks in a row...
News New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Launch Sales Were Actually 56% Higher Than On Wii U, Not 24.8%
It was better than we thought
Yesterday saw the latest batch of UK chart data roll in, revealing that New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe's launch on Nintendo Switch saw sales that were 24.8% higher than the original release on Wii U. As it happens, a chart tracking error means that this information was incorrect; instead, the results are even more...
Video Can You Complete Super Mario Odyssey Without Walking?
Just as hard as it sounds
If there's one aspect of platforming games that we'd consider to be absolutely essential, it's movement. Whether you're jumping, running, walking, crouching, ground-pounding, or whatever else you can think of, you're almost always engaging in some sort of movement when playing a platforming game, so what would happen if you...
UK Charts New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Launch Sales 24.8% Higher Than On Wii U, Hits Number One
Update: Actually, it's much higher
Update 2: The new data is now in and we have updated the chart table accordingly. The new data reveals that Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition actually debuted in the top ten and that New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe actually sold 56% more copies than the Wii U original, not 24.8% as previously reported. - -...
News Super Mario Run Promo Celebrates Launch Of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
Runs until 26th January
If you've forgotten Super Mario Run on iOS and Android devices is even a thing, Nintendo is currently running a special in-game promotion to remind you it is. To help advertise the release of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe on the Switch last week, the auto-runner on mobile is handing out a few free items. If you log-in...
Video Playing New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Blindfolded Because We Can
Many people have voiced their opinion about New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe being just too sodding easy for their tastes, and whilst we don't think the whole game is a cakewalk in the traditional sense, it isn't exactly the Dark Souls of platformers to use an overused and somewhat polygonal expression. So to ramp up the...
News Turns Out Blue Toad Is In New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe After All
Here's how to get him
When Nintendo (pretty much) changed the world with the reveal of Toadette/Peachette and the Super Crown in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe - spawning the Bowsette phase - one Mario star was seemingly left out in the cold. Replaced, forgotten, and all but ready to join the Toy Story cast in that Toy Story 3 incinerator scene,...
Video Nintendo Celebrates The Release Of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe With Launch Trailer
Nintendo's first major release of 2019, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, arrives on Nintendo Switch today. To celebrate that fact, Nintendo UK has shared a new launch trailer, complete with just as many precise platforming segments and musical 'wah-wahs' as you'd expect. The trailer gives us a glimpse at some of the things you can expect...
Video Digital Foundry Takes A Look At Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe On Switch
A safe conversion
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is a spruced up version of the 2012 Wii U launch title. This is the complete package containing both New Super Mario Bros. U and its add-on New Super Luigi U. According to Digital Foundry's latest video upload, about the only thing missing is Miiverse in
Video New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe May Not Be All As Easy As You Might Think
Tough nuts amongst the easy-peelers
The 'New' branch of the Super Mario brand has garnered quite the reputation for being easier than its older counterparts, and that reputation continues to hold true for New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe on the Switch. Not only did the Wii U original bear the stigma, but this ported version offers even more in the way...
Random This Giant LEGO Mario Actually Works As An amiibo Figure
We'll take five
As anyone who happens to be as hopelessly addicted to collecting amiibo figures as us will know, trying to find the space to keep your lovely collection on show is an absolute nightmare. This particular amiibo figure absolutely takes the biscuit, though, and we're pretty sure it's the biggest one we've ever seen. The amazing figure...
Guide Best Super Mario Games, Toys And Merchandise
Share your love for Mario with the world
It's a great time to be a Super Mario fan. Not only is a Super Mario movie in the works, but this week marks the release of the delightful New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe on the Switch. With that in mind, there's never been a better time to express your affection for Nintendo's portly plumber by spending...
Reminder Buy A Digital Copy Of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe To Receive Double Gold Points
Offer ends soon
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe arrives on the Nintendo Switch later this week. You'll be able to read all about this enhanced Wii U game in our review which goes live later this week. If you still haven't decided which version of the game (physical or digital) is the right one for your collection, Nintendo of America has issued a...
Random Nintendo Confirms Only Toadette Can Wear The Super Crown, Bowsette Officially Debunked
Sorry Bowsette lovers
In what is surely the most important news of the day so far, we now have confirmation that Bowsette is technically impossible and will absolutely not be appearing in the upcoming New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe on Nintendo Switch. Gah. We imagine most of you remember last year's social phenomenon Bowsette, but for anyone who...
Video You Can Actually Play Games With The NES Controllers Still Attached To Your Switch
A weapon to surpass Metal Gear
Peripherals come and peripherals go, and one of this we thought would be going very swiftly out of people's minds was the NES Controllers for Nintendo Switch. They look clunky, they were reportedly only going to work with NES games via Nintendo Switch Online, and the price didn't fill a lot of fans with confidence...
Random Mario Holds Seven Jobs And Still Saves The Mushroom Kingdom Regularly
Mario might have previously been known as a plumber, but nowadays he's more of a jack-of-all-trades. In 2017, the official Japanese Nintendo website even clarified the Mario brothers had moved into other areas. When this news eventually spread, it naturally caused a lot of confusion. Nintendo has followed up on this by sharing a list...
Random Chinese Developer Found Selling Super Mario Bros. ROM On Microsoft's Digital Store
Digital storefronts are certified platforms allowing users to buy safe and legitimate content. Due to sheer amount of programs, apps and games approved for these platforms on a daily basis, sometimes there can be oversights. According to a tweet on the Chinese Nintendo Twitter account, there's been a big one in China. The local...
Video Get To Know The Voice Of Mario And World Record Holder Charles Martinet
"I'm the luckiest guy in the world"
Last week, Charles Martinet - the voice actor of Mario and many other virtual characters - was awarded a certificate by the Guinness World Records for the most video game voiceover performances as the same character. Following the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Switch, he's now voiced Mario 100...
Video Take A Look At New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe In This Introduction Trailer
Return to 2012 in 2019
It's been a busy few months on the Switch with the recent release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! There's no sign of it slowing down, either. On 11th January next year, Nintendo will release
Random US Homeowner Creates 9-Minute Mario Christmas Display Featuring Dubstep And A Flossing Toad
Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal
We can understand the appeal of the odd Mario bauble or two at Christmas time, but kitting out the entire house with a nine-minute lights display really is something else. Amazingly, that's exactly what one homeowner has chosen to do this year and we can't help but be incredibly impressed. The display has...
Random Here's What Mario Would Sound Like If He Was In Sonic's World
When worlds collide
If you love Japanese video game music, you might be a fan of Yuzo Koshiro. Arguably the greatest video game composer of all-time, his music has been featured in multiple titles including Streets of Rage and more recently Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In a post on Twitter, Koshiro decided to create a track based on the idea of...
News Charles Martinet Receives Guinness World Record For Voicing Mario 100 Times
Charles Martinet is best known for voicing Nintendo's iconic character Mario. Since 1990, Martinet has been providing the voice for this character and nearly three decades later he's still doing it. Thanks to the recent release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Switch, Martinet was able to reach a very special milestone...
News Half Of All Switch Owners In The US Have Bought Zelda, Mario And Mario Kart
"That's never happened in U.S. video game history"
Following the conclusion of the 2018 Game Awards last week, Nintendo of America's President Reggie Fils-Aimé had a lot to say to IGN about the current state of the Switch. One of the more interesting facts he mentioned was how half of all Nintendo Switch owners in the US have bought Super Mario...
News Nintendo Applies For Metroid: Other M And Super Mario Galaxy Smartphone-Related Trademarks
Download and video game trademarks included
Nintendo Co, Ltd. has applied for trademarks for Metroid: Other M and Super Mario Galaxy. Once again, these trademarks cover all bases - making reference to 'program for home video game machine', downloadable video game program', and 'program for smartphone'. In recent times, Nintendo has secured...
Video Obscure Mario Facts You Probably Didn't Know About
If you thought you already knew everything about Mario, perhaps you should watch the above video first. Did You Know Gaming has managed to compile 10 minutes of obscure Mario facts you probably had no idea about. For example, during the Super Famicom era, Nintendo experimented with digital magazine publishing. Despite being officially...
News Mario Tennis Aces Version 2.1.0 Update Brings New Games And Tournament Changes This Week
Game, set and patch
Mario Tennis Aces is receiving a pretty substantial update at the end of this week, introducing new games, tweaking the online tournament mode, and changing the abilities of multiple characters. In the Online Tournament, a player's ability will be classed by four ranks (A, B, C, D) based on a player's rating, with those at...
Random It Looks Like Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo Might Be A Super Mario Odyssey Fan
We'd thrash him at Mario Kart, though
If there's one thing Cristiano Ronaldo will forever be remembered for, it's absolutely that time he wore a Super Mario hat in a random changing room photograph in November 2018. Yes, the football sensation (or soccer for our chums in the US) may well have won five Ballon d'Or awards, scored more goals than...
News Get Into The Christmas Spirit With This Super Mario LED Wreath, Available Now
Show off in style
Amazingly, the holiday season is almost upon us once again, with time flying by at a pace that would beat Santa Claus himself in the world's strangest racing event yet. Luckily, though, for those wanting to get into the festive spirit, this Super Mario-themed wreath might just be the perfect thing. Released exclusively through...
Random Dave "The Games Animal" Perry Teases Another Go On Super Mario 64, The Game That Sank His TV Career
"I vowed never to play this game again"
You'll have to forgive us here, as we're going to go a bit misty-eyed and nostalgic. Dave "The Games Animal" Perry - one of the most instrumental figures involved in the creation of the iconic UK TV show GamesMaster - has just launched a new YouTube channel which aims to replicate the '90s vibe that drew so...
News Illumination Founder Says Mario Animated Movie Is Embracing Miyamoto's "Creative Voice"
In the past year, there's been a rapid increase in the amount of video game themed television shows, movies and animations being developed. Major live-action movie blockbusters are being created for Sonic the Hedgehog and Pikachu, and the animated Castlevania Netflix series is already on season two. In a recent interview with...
News The Man Who Inadvertently Lent His Name To Mario Has Sadly Passed Away
Farewell, Mario Segale
Mario Segale, the American real estate developer who inspired the naming of Super Mario, has passed away at the age of 84, we're sad to report. Segale died on October 27th, surrounded by his family in Tukwila, Washington. In case you weren't aware, the story goes that Segale was rented a Tukwila warehouse to the struggling...
News Super Mario Party Has Sold 1.5 Million Copies In The Month Of October
Time to celebrate
Following early reports of surprising sales success for Super Mario Party, Nintendo's Q2 2019 financial briefing has now revealed the new Switch title sold a total of 1.5 million copies in the month of October. Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa said the latest entry was a return to form - with the game channelling the series'...
News It Looks Like The Official Super Mario Encyclopedia Plagiarised A Fan-Made Wiki
Dark Horse by name, Dark Horse by nature?
Update: One of the translators involved with the book has explained on Twitter that they often use online wikis as sources when an accepted or official name doesn't exist: Original Story: Dark Horse Publishing recently released an official Super Mario Encyclopedia, which, according to the publisher's...
Anniversary Super Mario Bros. 3 Turns 30 Years Old Today
Feel old yet?
Thirty years ago today, on 23rd October 1988, Super Mario Bros. 3 launched in Japan. Following the traditions already put in place by previous Mario games, Super Mario Bros. 3 had players controlling either Mario or Luigi as they went on a quest to save Princess Toadstool from the dastardly claws of Bowser. There were enemies to stomp...
Random It Turns Out Odyssey Wasn't The First Game To Display Mario's Nipples
1 x 1 pixel edition
Before Bowsette took the internet by storm, Mario's nipples were all the rage online. This obsession started when a Nintendo Direct prior to the release of Super Mario Odyssey last year showed the iconic mascot running about with no shirt on. The sight of Mario's bare chest set the internet alight, resulting in plenty of...
News This Lovely Boo Bean Bag Chair Will Steal Your Heart, And Your Money
Pre-orders open now
If you're looking for a great new chair for your gaming room, a bright and bold feature piece for your front room, or even if you just love cuddly Nintendo things, this Boo bean bag chair is absolutely for you. Boos may well be frightening in Mario's games (in the most adorable way possible, of course) but this one looks like...
Random This Marimba Rendition Of The Super Mario Bros. Theme Is Utter Perfection
Do do do, dodo, do, doooo
The Super Mario Bros. Theme, or 'Overworld Theme', has gone from being just one of six tracks in the original Super Mario Bros., to becoming the theme of the entire series, one of the most instantly recognisable pieces of music in Nintendo's entire library, and arguably one of the most - if not the most - iconic tracks in...
News Super Mario Party's First Week Japan Sales Outperform Previous Entry On Wii U
The life of the party
In its opening weekend in Japan, Super Mario Party on the Nintendo Switch sold 142,868 copies. Joy-Con sales were also reportedly up by "+200%" (three times the regular amount) during this launch period. It's likely no surprise to hear the game has now significantly outsold sales of the previous entry in the series,
News Nintendo Aiming To Resolve Mario Tennis Aces Co-Op Challenge Error By 16th October
Finding a fix
If you've been playing Mario Tennis Aces on the Nintendo Switch recently with a friend or family member, you may have encountered an error where the software immediately closes when you enter the "Co-Op Challenge" mode. Nintendo has now issued an update on the situation in the support section of its website - with a fix expected to...
News Super Mario Party's Release Might Have Caused Joy-Con Shortages On Amazon's Websites In Europe
Everyone is joining the party
When it comes to the Mario Party series, more people typically means more fun. Now that Super Mario Party for Switch is out in the wild, there are reports going around about a Joy-Con shortage in Europe, specifically tied to Amazon. If t
News Ubisoft Eager To Find Out Most Loved Mario Characters In New Subscriber Survey
Is a sequel to Mario + Rabbids on the way?
Ubisoft and Nintendo have arguably never had a better relationship and it's all thanks to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Earlier this year, it was revealed the game had become the highest selling third-party title on the Switch - placing the French-based publisher in the overall lead in terms of...
Guide What's New In Super Mario Party?
What's-a new with Mario?
There's loads of stuff in Super Mario Party. In fact, there's arguably more variety than any previous Mario Party game. But what's old? What's new? What's the banana game? Well, in this feature we're going to take you through the lion's share of what's new and improved in the latest game in the Mario Party series. Game...
Random Super Mario Party Shows That Nintendo Still Can't Decide Birdo's Gender
It all depends on where you live, apparently
Birdo has always been a complex character, especially for the Mario series. In Japan, they're known as 'キャサリン', which loosely translates to 'Catherine' in English, and was referred to in the instruction manual of Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic with male pronouns. Similarly, in the move to the West...
Random Refusing To High Five Characters In Super Mario Party Has Hilarious Results
If you've been playing Super Mario Party over the last few days, you've probably already started to hear the words "Ready... Yeah!" in your dreams (or nightmares). If you're unaware, a feature in the game has players regularly giving each other high fives for extra coins or time in different modes, with the characters on screen...
Random Super Mario 64's Main Menu Was Apparently Based On A Silicon Graphics Software Package
A computer enthusiast known as "Dodoid" posted a video on his YouTube channel in August about Silicon Graphics' Onyx RealityEngine² - a $250,000 graphics supercomputer from 1993. What's interesting about SGI machines is how Nintendo, at the time, developed N64 games on the hardware; the console's internals were jointly developed by...
News Get The Super Mario Party Started With These Free Printable Hats And Dice
Perfect for a get-together
With Super Mario Party finally gracing our Switch consoles after its release last week, we imagine there are countless parties and gatherings taking place around the world with friends and family getting together to play minigames, squabble over character selections, and shout at each other for the entire evening. If this...
Random Here Are The Best Super Mario Party Characters According To Dice Roll Statistics
Yoshi's a bit rubbish
If you picked up a copy of Super Mario Party over the weekend, you've probably already experienced the strange blend of fun, laugh-out-loud gaming and sudden, utter hatred for those who used to be your closest friends. Well, if you want to be the life of the party - and, crucially, take home first place every time - this may...
Video New Super Mario Bros. Wii Mod Adds Bowsette To Final Boss Battle
Paying respect to the fan-made character
As Nintendo has already made it clear it has nothing to say about the drawings and "other things" uploaded to the internet, supporters of the fan-made creation Bowsette have taken matters into their own hands by adding the Bowser and Peach mashup into existing Mario releases. One modder has gone as far as...
Random Super Mario Odyssey Hack Allows Player To Stack 200 Goombas
A wobbly feat
Ever wondered what 200 Goombas stacked on top of each other looks like? Well, wonder no more! As reported by Kotaku, "video game developer and dissector" Skelux has stacked this exact amount of Goombas in the Switch game, Super Mario Odyssey. As can be seen in the video above, the results are
News Celebrate Super Mario Party's Release With This Free My Nintendo Wallpaper In Europe
Get the party started
The European My Nintendo rewards site has updated today to celebrate the release of Super Mario Party on Nintendo Switch, giving fans the chance to download a rather lovely wallpaper. The site has already been updated this week with a new batch of game discounts including Professor Layton vs.
News Pirated Copies Of Super Mario Party Appear Online, Switch Piracy Concerns Continue To Grow
Days before the game's release
Yesterday, pirated versions of the upcoming Super Mario Party were said to have leaked online, once again highlighting Nintendo's struggles against combating piracy on Switch. According to tech and science site, Motherboard, two different copies of the game have been widely shared across torrent sites, forums, and...
Feature Remembering Super Mario 128, The Groundbreaking Masterpiece That Never Really Existed
When is a game not a game?
The Super Mario series has been responsible for some pretty amazing forward strides in the video game industry; the NES original arguably triggered a 2D platforming goldrush which would dominate the ‘80s and early ‘90s, while Super Mario 64 did the same for 3D gaming in general. Later, Super Mario Galaxy would allow...
News 'Tis The Season For A New Line Of Nintendo Christmas Sweaters, Pre-Orders Open
We may well only just be entering October, but that won't even come close to stopping retailers from tempting customers with all sorts of Christmas-themed goodies. If you celebrate the holiday, these new ugly (but actually rather lovely) Christmas sweaters might just be for you. The designs are available at Merchoid, a...
News Super Mario Odyssey Art Book Reveals "Official Bowsette" Concept Existed Long Before The Fan-Made One
It's kind of a thing
A few days ago, a Nintendo spokesperson said the company had nothing to say about drawings and “other things” uploaded to the internet. This was a response to a question about social media superstar, Bowsette. That wasn’t enough to stop one fan from starting a petition to make the fan-made character a legit
Video Super Mario Run Makes A Big Cameo In Apple iPhone XS Commercial
Bigger and better
Prior to the release of Super Mario Run on mobile, it might have been a shock to see Mario in an iPhone commercial. Nowadays, it's not as surprising. To promote it's new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, Apple has released a commercial about upsizing - with Mario making an appearance in it just after the halfway mark. Titled "Growth...
News Bowsette Now Has Her Own Online Petition And A Fan Gathering Taking Place In Japan
There's no end in sight
Yes, we know, we're talking about Bowsette again. Whether you love or hate the new craze, Bowsette has recently become a large part of the Nintendo fan community, and there doesn't seem to be any end in sight. The fan-made character, made as a mashup between Bowser and Peach, has been going from social media strength to...
News Nintendo Has Nothing To Say About Internet Superstar Bowsette, So Stop Begging For Her
When fandom goes too far
If you haven't heard about Bowsette by now, where have you been? The character has become a superstar on the internet over the past week when an illustrator located in Malaysia tweeted a comic featuring the Peach and Bowser mashup inspired by an item set to appear in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. Since then,
News Speedrunner Beats Super Mario Bros. In 4 Minutes 55 Seconds To Claim World Record
A near-perfect run
Chances are you've probably played Super Mario Bros. - the classic NES title that helped catapult the little platforming plumber into stardom has been available to play on so many different consoles at this point that we've actually lost count. It's even available on the Switch thanks to the recent addition of NES games in the...
Video Make Your Own Custom Bowsette amiibo With The Help Of This Quick Clip
Become a true fan
Whether you love or hate her, Bowsette is now a popular thing on the internet. Over the past week, the Nintendo community has been sharing drawings of the fan-made character via social media. In case you somehow missed this trend when it originally took off, she is a mashup of Peach and Bowser. As we previously noted, the creation...
Random Someone Just Sold An Early Copy Of Super Mario Party On eBay For $7,100
Even though it's out in 10 days
It would appear that someone recently managed to get their hands on an early copy of Super Mario Party for Nintendo Switch, immediately jumping onto eBay and selling it for $7,100. Where to begin? Yes, despite the game not being out until 5th October, one lucky person claimed to have found a working cartridge for the...
Gallery Bowsette Is Now A Thing Thanks To A Near-Endless Supply Of Nintendo Fan Art
A new social media sensation
Social media can be an incredibly powerful tool, bringing distant people together, giving users access to worldwide news as it happens, and providing a platform for an entire legion of Nintendo fans to descend upon the world with endless drawings of Bowsette - a new, Bowser-Peach mashup created by Super Mario fans. If...
Random Katamari Director Wasn't Impressed With Mario Or Zelda On Switch
As fun and colourful as Katamari Damacy is, that didn't stop the game's director, Keita Takahashi, from temporarily walking away from the video game industry to pursue a career in playground building. Having now returned to game design, the artist recently opened up to US Gamer about his current frame of mind. Sharing his thoughts about the...
Video New Super Mario Party Trailer Shows Lots Of Footage And Strangely Coloured Joy-Con
Over four minutes of fun
Nintendo has released a launch trailer for Super Mario Party - despite the game not actually launching for another couple of weeks - giving us a good, lengthy look at the all the fun on offer. As well as showing footage of various minigames and boards that players will be exploring, the trailer also showcases how the single...
Random Player Tries To Beat New Super Mario Bros. U Without Collecting A Single Coin
With weeks of planning
We often hear stories of amazing speedruns, or even people completing games without ever collecting any health power-ups, but this recent attempt at New Super Mario Bros. U takes things in a slightly different direction. Ceave Gaming on YouTube - who regularly plays the game over and over again with different goals - recently...
Hardware Classics Exploring Luigi's Debut, The Mario Bros. Game & Watch
Everyone has to start somewhere
Luigi may not be quite as famous as his illustrious sibling, but there's a fair chance that you could stop a random person on the street and they'd still be able to identify him or at the very least acknowledge his association with the Super Mario Bros. series. Keeping this in mind, it's an odd sensation to play the...
News Nintendo Is Releasing A Super Mario Party Bundle In Japan
Different colour Joy-Con set
As discovered in August, the upcoming October release Super Mario Party won't be playable with Switch Pro Controllers. Fortunately, it looks like special Joy-Con bundles will be making up for this. Following the reveal
Random Talented Individual Finishes Super Mario 64 With Nintendo 64 Mouse
Crazy as well
If you're not familiar with the Nintendo 64 mouse, after this video you certainly will be. YouTube channel Critbox has managed to complete Super Mario 64 - collecting 70 stars and defeating Bowser - using this rare and official peripheral. Exclusive to Japan, the old-school ball mouse was bundled with the 1999 Nintendo...
News Miyamoto Regrets Design Choices Made During Development Of Super Mario Run
Even legendary designers make mistakes
As reported earlier last week, legendary Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto delivered the keynote speech at this year's Computer Entertainment Developers Conference held in Yokohama, Japan. It's been ten years since his previous talk in 2008, with much of his discussion this time reflecting...
Video Check Out River Survival, A Brand New Mode Coming To Super Mario Party
Nintendo has shared a new video from the RedCube at Gamescom 2018, giving us an extended look at the upcoming Super Mario Party and introducing a brand new mode in the process. Things kick off with a more traditional party game on a tropical-themed board. This board is split into four distinct areas - all based on...
News Nintendo Reveals Super Mario Party Joy-Con Bundle For Europe
Join in the fun!
Nintendo has revealed a brand new Joy-Con bundle for Super Mario Party, giving players the chance to stock up on controllers ahead of its chaotic multiplayer launch. This new bundle will include a physical copy of the game and a set of the Neon Green/Neon Pink Joy-Con. Naturally, this is a great option for those looking to pick up...
Random Honda Commercial Shows Mario Bros. 3 Being Played With SNES Controllers In HD
Dark magic at work?
As technology continues to improve, so does the equipment inside our everyday automobiles. Video game devices in cars aren't exactly new, but we couldn't help but question what exactly was going on in one Facebook commercial posted by Honda Australia last month. The commercial plays out just like you'd expect from any car...
Random Here's A Custom-Made LEGO Version Of Super Mario’s Odyssey
LEGO has collaborated with a number of franchises over the years and even adapted themes to video games thanks to the help of Traveller’s Tales and Warner Bros. Still, after all this time, we’ve not yet seen a partnership between Nintendo and the famous brick-building company. About the closest we’ve got is a couple of Easter eggs...
Video Speedrunner Beats Super Mario Odyssey In Just Over An Hour To Take World Record
We often find ourselves marvelling at the skill and dedication required to pull off a successful speedrunning attempt here at Nintendo Life, and this case is no different. LilKirbs14, a speedrunner who's relatively new to the scene, has been attempting to take the top spot for Super Mario Odyssey's 'Any%' record for a little while now. Not...
Gallery This Super Mario Board Game From China Looks Too Good To Be True
Because it’s fake
Nintendo struck a deal with Nvidia recently to release its games in China. While this is yet another step in the right direction within the growing market, local operations haven’t always been quite as upfront. As publicised by Chinese Nintendo, back in the day there were unlicensed Mario board games available featuring art...
News A Super Mario Orchestra Concert Has Been Announced For Japan
Please come to the west!
A Super Mario orchestra concert has been announced for Japan, scheduled to take place this September in Nintendo's home city of Kyoto. The show is called ‘Koopa is the Protagonist!’, referring, of course, to Bowser who is known as 'Koopa' in Japan, and will be taking place at the KYOTO CMEX 2018 on both the...
News Nintendo And Moleskine Team Up For Smart-Looking Range Of Mario Accessories
A 1-Up in the stationery department
Finding merchandise with Mario's glorious face plastered across it for all to see is pretty easy these days, with even the most mainstream of stores getting in on the Nintendo merch-selling act. Finding little Mario accessories that have a sense of sophistication and elegance, however, isn't usually quite as...
News Mattel Is Releasing Mario Kart Themed Hot Wheels Racers
A match made in heaven
We might have seen Super Mario themed Hot Wheels racers in the past, but Mattel’s latest collaboration with Nintendo takes it to the next level. According to Comicbook.com, the toy manufacturer is releasing a new line of Hot Wheels cars based on Nintendo’s long-running racer, Mario Kart. The series will feature eight...
News Fans Are Calling Out Nintendo And Camelot For "Lazy" Mario Tennis Aces
A "rushed game"?
Mario Tennis Aces has been out for just over a couple of weeks now and players have started to get well and truly stuck in to everything it has to offer. Unfortunately, it seems that many aren't happy with certain aspects of the game, with some going as far as calling Nintendo - and the game's developer Camelot - "lazy". This tweet...
News Join Us Now For The Mario Tennis Aces Community Livestream And Win Some Lovely Prizes
Live from 3pm BST
As we find ourselves slap bang in the middle of Wimbledon fever, and because the super Mario Tennis Aces has recently launched on Nintendo Switch, we're hosting a community livestream to play the game, get you lovely lot involved, and even give away some prizes. Sound good? Now that you've hopefully had a bit of time...
Random Remember That Time Sega Almost Put Mario In One Of Its Games?
We're talking pre-Olympic Games here, too
Sega and Nintendo may be firm friends these days, but once upon a time they were the bitterest of enemies, fighting tooth and nail for dominance of the burgeoning home console market. In the 8-bit era it was the NES which achieved the most success globally, but Sega's rival Master System - with its...
News These Bold And Bright Super Mario Odyssey Accessories Can Hold Your Switch In Style
Stand out from the crowd
Nintendo has unveiled a brand new pair of Super Mario Odyssey-themed accessories for your Switch, and they're definitely certain to grab your attention. First up is an 'All-in-One Box' that can safely store your Switch console, the dock, an AC adapter, and even your Pro Controller, games, and other accessories. Essentially,...
Hands On Getting On The Go In Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker On Switch
Time for adventure! On Switch!
The reasons for future retro collectors to pick up a Wii U are shrinking ever further with Nintendo’s plans for the Switch. Next on that list of games that didn’t deserve exclusivity to a commercial flop of a console is Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, a spinoff from Super Mario 3D World that stunned audiences for...
Video Exploring the Story, Strategy, and Swing Mode in Mario Tennis Aces
Mario Tennis Aces is a little bit of all right in our eyes, which you'll know if read or watched our review, so when Nintendo UK asked to make some videos that are distinctly related, we thought that was a fairly marvellous idea. So as you can probably see, we've compiled all three videos below for your viewing entertainment. We're...
Random New Study Finds That Super Mario Is Basically Super Human
We all know that Mario is a pretty super guy, risking his own life on countless occasions to save a princess who never really seems all that grateful for his efforts, but we now have scientific proof that he is indeed a superhero. Not only that, but his physical prowess is so magnificent that he can actually outrun the fastest man on the...
Random You Might Not Want To Think Too Much About Peach's Face Animations
A behind-the-scenes look
Nintendo has shared a quick video via Twitter, giving us a behind-the-scenes look into the workings of Princess Peach's 3D face model. This is all well and good, of course, but taking away that glistening, polished exterior reveals the rather creepy looking tools hidden inside our favourite characters. As you can see below,...
News Here Are The Best Mario Kart Characters According To Actual Science
Now you really can be the best
Most of us love a good Mario Kart session every now and then; there aren't many better things in life than ordering in a pizza, having some friends over, and proceeding to throw your controllers at each other in uncontrollable rage as the umpteenth blue shell of the evening comes hurtling towards you. One question...
News The Super Mario Mash-Up Pack Is Now Available For Minecraft On 3DS
A different kind of Mario block
Nintendo has announced that the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack is now available for Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition as part of a free update. A friendly partnership between Nintendo, Mojang and Microsoft, this pack includes a whole host of Super Mario-themed characters and environments for you to play with and explore...
Random A Newly Found Super Mario 64 Glitch Takes Three Whole Days To Pull Off
How patient are you?
The world of speedrunning and limited challenge runs is a crazy, crazy place; just last week we stumbled across players completing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in record time by flying around on trees, and now we're taking a journey to the opposite side of the spectrum - the much slower side. When...
Random Rebalance The Universe With This Super Mario 64 Infinity Gauntlet Mod
It's a me, a Thanos
As you know, we're partial to a good mod here at Nintendo Life, just take the recent Link re-skin for Breath of the Wild that makes the Hyrulian hero look like none other than Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII. So when we heard someone had modded an infinity gauntlet into Super Mario 64, well, we just had
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