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News Casio G-Shock Launch A Limited Edition Super Mario Watch, And It's Gorgeous
It's-a me, Casio!
We love a good retro themed watch here at Nintendo Life and it looks like Casio G-Shock has come out with one of the most beautiful designs we've ever seen. Shipping to customers from November 11th, 2022, the G-Shock X Super Mario Brothers DW-5600SMB-4 is based on the seminal platformer Super Mario Bros. for the NES, originally...
Random Yasunori Mitsuda Reveals Almost 200 Songs Were Scrapped From Mario Party's Soundtrack
Ya like jazz?
Today sees both the OG Mario Party and its successor, Mario Party 2, land on the Switch thanks to the NSO Expansion Pass, and this has led to a certain amount of reminiscing from the games' developers. One such peek into the past comes courtesy of Mario Party composer Yasunori Mitsuda (thanks, @gosokkyu, for the translation). Tweeting...
Random Peach's Mario Movie VA Anya Taylor-Joy Dresses Up For Halloween
Can we see Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong now?
Anya Taylor-Joy, the voice of Peach in the upcoming Mario Movie, has shown her commitment to the role by dressing up as the Princess for Halloween. As highlighted by People.com, the 26-year-old Golden Globe winner was spotted in West Hollywood last weekend in Princess Peach's outfit. She stepped out with...
Talking Point Would You Prefer 'Super Mario Odyssey 2' Or A Totally New 3D Mario?
And can you believe Odyssey launched five years ago today?
It's kind of scary to think that Super Mario Odyssey is now five years old; that's half a decade! Launched back on October 27th, 2017, Nintendo was already firing on all cylinders at that point, having released the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and...
Random Princess Peach Sure Looks Different In This Officially Licensed Picture Book From 1986
While we're expecting Princess Peach to look the same as she always has in the upcoming movie, throughout the years her design hasn't always been consistent. As highlighted by the Supper Mario Broth blog on social media recently, there was a moment in history when the princess had basically no resemblance to her modern counterpart...
UK Charts Strong Openings For Both Mario + Rabbids And Persona 5 Royal
After the slight delay of last week's UK boxed charts, you would be forgiven for thinking that this week's may be much of the same again; but with a whole bunch of new releases, the data has been well and truly shaken up. Yes, FIFA 23 still holds onto the top spot like a leech, but this week has seen two great openings for Nintendo...
News Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope Update Available, Here Are The Patch Notes
It's a big one!
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope launched last Friday to significant positive reception, garnering a solid score of 8/10 in our own review. A day one patch was made available for the title, as is seemingly the norm these days, but its contents are so exhaustive, it's probably worth while checking it out for all the lowdown. Ubisoft...
News Super Mario Bros. Movie Composer Gives Fans Sneak Peek At 'Mario Suite Part 3'
"So excited for everyone to see this"
We've officially been given our first look at the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie, but we're still eager to see (and hear) more. The movie's composer Brian Tyler recently shared a behind-the-scenes look at the musical side of the movie. This included a picture of him at work, along with a look at the music...
Random Pixel Artist Reimagines Paper Mario For Game Boy Advance
A new adventure is about to unfold
There were quite a lot of Mario games released during the Game Boy Advance series like Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, but one series we never saw on Nintendo's 32-bit handheld hardware was Paper Mario. If you've ever wondered what it might have looked like on this smaller screen, pixel artist and Twitter user...
Feature From Hypnosis To Farts, What Happened To The Wario We Met 30 Years Ago?
Three decades since his Super Mario Land 2 debut
30 years ago, we clutched our Game Boys in our sweaty palms and gasped in collective awe at the majesty we were faced with when Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins dropped on the scene. Not only did we have an absolute banger in our hands — completely outdoing the first Mario Land in every respect...
Guide Where To Buy Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope On Switch - Best Deals And Special Editions
Standard, Gold and Cosmic Editions
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is now available for Nintendo Switch – you can check out our full review if you'd like to learn more – and plenty of options are available for you to buy at retail. We're keeping track of all the best deals and cheapest prices for the game, as well as its Gold and Cosmic...
News The Super Mario Bros. Movie Gets 'PG' Rating
For "action and mild violence"
We've still got a long wait before we get our bums on seats for The Super Mario Bros. Movie, but Illumination and Nintendo's animated film has been rated by the Motion Picture Association (MPA). Listed on Film Ratings, the film will be rated 'PG' — perhaps unsurprising given that both Sonic the Hedgehog movies got...
Poll What's The Best Mario Party Game?
Which entry deserves the most stars?
Ahh, Mario Party. The destroyer of friendships. The ice-breaker. The game you get out every holiday season, lose at, only to hide it away for another 365 days but hold a grudge for a lifetime. The Mario Party series has been going since 1998 on the Nintendo 64, causing family squabbles and fabled rivalries ever...
Round Up The Reviews Are In For Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope
Wahoo or Bwaah?
Based on the amount of Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope content that we have seen over the past few months, we were concerned that a certain level of fatigue would be bound to set in before the game's October 20th release date. Now, the big day is finally here and the reviews are out for the world to see. So, was the incessant...
Review Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope - Creativity Trumps Challenge In This Delightful, Divergent Sequel
We promise the Rabbids’ antics aren’t too annoying
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle came about like a fever dream in 2017. Nintendo lending Ubisoft its poster child franchise? A Rabbid dressing up as Princess Peach? Mario wielding a gun? Madness. More surprising still, it turned out to be a ridiculously good strategy game – one of the best on...
Random Modders Recreate Super Mario Sunshine Stage From Space World 2001
Blast from the past
Cast your minds back to August, 2001 (if you're old enough, that is!), you might remember that Nintendo hosted its last ever Space World event, during which it showed off a brief snippet of Super Mario Sunshine and introduced the world to the joys of cel-shaded Zelda (or 'Celda', if you like). The company was gearing up for the...
Feature 10 Top Mario Cosplays - From Plumbers To Princesses
Featuring Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom friends
The Mario games have been a core part of Nintendo fandom for decades now. Mario as a solo sibling has been around for even longer than his own series, first appearing — of course — as Jumpman in 1981's Donkey Kong. Despite having his name in the title, the Mario franchise isn't about the Italian...
News Mario Kart Tour Brings Back Classic GBA Course In Halloween Tour
Ready for Mario Kart 8 Wave 3?
Mario Kart Tour is getting ready for Halloween with its next tour. As laid out in a recent roadmap, the Halloween Tour kicks off on 18th October with spooky costumes, a Dry Bones suit for your Mii, and a new classic course in Mario Kart Super Circuit's GBA Boo Lake. GBA Boo Lake hasn't been seen in another Mario Kart...
Random Toad Will Also Have A Musical Moment In The Mario Movie
Bowser is not the only one singing
We've already heard from Jack Black how Bowser will have a "musical side" in The Super Mario Bros. Movie, and it seems his character won't be the only one singing tune. Speaking to Variety recently, Keegan-Michael Key mentioned how he got to "improvise a song" as Toad in the Mario Movie. Here's exactly what he had...
Random 90s Video Game Voucher Shows Alternate Mario 64 And Sonic 3D Blast Box Art
Finally featuring Bowser!
Earlier on this week we enjoyed getting a look at the original 'Black Box' designs for some classic NES titles, and now we can do the same for the Nintendo 64 and the Sega Mega Drive. The designs in question can be found on an old video game voucher for Sears, offering money off a select number of titles. In the image,...
Feature Behind The Scenes With Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope, "A Tactical Game For All"
A trip to Milan with Mario and friends
There are a lot of things we’re beginning to associate with Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope; surprise, joy, freedom. But perhaps the most important one is ‘change’. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle was a huge success for creative director Davide Soliani's team at Ubisoft, with the game reaching 10 million...
News Voice Of Mario Charles Martinet Thanks Fans For All The "Love And Kindness"
"Genuinely touched my heart"
It's been an absolutely huge week for Super Mario, with Illumination and Nintendo giving the world its very first look at The Super Mario Bros. Movie. Although the longtime video game voice of Mario Charles Martinet isn't leading this project, he hasn't been forgotten about. Fellow voice actor Tara Strong (The Powerpuff...
Random Mario Movie's Penguin King Scene Gets Recreated In Super Mario 64
"Do you yield?"
Nintendo and Illumination gave Mario fans a first look at The Super Mario Bros. Movie this week. As short as it was, there was plenty of highlights and one standout moment was the brief exchange the Penguin King (voiced by Khary Payton) had with Bowser (Jack Black). A 3D animator, video editor and media personality who goes by the...
Random Oh No, The Internet Thinks Chris Pratt As Mario Sounds Like Linda From Bob's Burgers
Ahhhhh nooo we can't unhear it
The internet's response to the trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie was pretty darn good... except for the much-awaited debut of Chris Pratt as Mario. The response to his choice of voice (which is, well, Chris Pratt with a bit of a Brooklyn accent) was lukewarm, at best, not helped by Pratt's own lukewarm intro to...
Poll What Do You Think Of Mario's Movie Voice?
Chris Pratt voices Mario for the first time
We've now all had time to listen to what Chris Pratt sounds like in the first teaser trailer of The Super Mario Bros. Movie, so we're curious to know about your initial impressions. Yes, we've spoken about the design of the character in this new animated film, but what did you think of the new voice when...
Random Fans Are Getting Fix-It Felix Vibes From Movie Mario
Felix fixed it?
The first trailer from the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie — unsurprisingly named The Super Mario Bros. Movie — has been revealed in a special Nintendo Direct presentation, and we've got our first official look at Mario. Early fan reaction seems to be positive, although there are lots
Video Here's What Mario's Movie Voice Sounds Like In Other Languages
"French dub got a killer Mario"
Well, we've now officially seen the first teaser trailer of The Super Mario Bros. Movie and heard Chris Pratt speak as the voice of Mario for the very first time. In case you forgot though, he's just one of many around the world who will be voicing the character. Universal has also uploaded trailers of The Super...
Poll So, What’s Your Verdict On The Mario Movie Trailer?
Let's-a go or let's-a no?
Well there you have it folks. After much speculation we have finally received our first look at the Mario movie, now officially titled The Super Mario Bros. Movie. For a teaser, we got a surprisingly good look at what is in store for us come April 7th, 2023, and if we're being honest, we were pretty darn impressed. The...
Random Jack Black Says Bowser Has "A Musical Side" In Mario Movie
With today's trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie, we got to hear Jack Black as the menacing Bowser for the very first time. But the trailer wasn't just shown online. Nintendo and Illumination brought the movie to New York Comic Con (run by ReedPop, which Hookshot Media is partnered with), where Jack Black made a special appearance...
Gallery Super Mario Movie Trailer Breakdown, Frame-By-Frame Analysis
Toado... I have a feeling we're not in NYC any more
So. We are now in a post-Chris-Pratt-as-Mario world. A world in which we know what Mario sounds like. The trailer released today has provided everyone with a first look at Mario in The Super Mario Bros. Movie, as well as a first listen to the voices of Bowser, Mario, Toad, Kamek, some penguins, and...
Random Luigi's Appearance In The Mario Movie Trailer Is Appropriately Spooky
With The Super Mario Bros. Movie getting its first official trailer today, we finally got to see many of the characters in Illumination's animation style for the first time. And a highlight of the trailer was Luigi, who appeared very briefly at the end of the teaser. And it's more than appropriate for the panic-stricken brother In...
Poll So, What Do You Think Of Mario's New Look?
Is it-a him?
We've finally had our first peek at The Super Mario Bros. Movie in the Nintendo Direct teaser trailer presentation, and we now know what the plumber and some familiar Mushroom Kingdom faces — namely Bowser, Kamek, Toad, and Luigi — look like in movie form. We got a good look at Mario's rear in the recent
News The Super Mario Bros. Movie Teaser Trailer Is Finally Here
"Mushroom Kingdom, here we come!"
The first official trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie is finally out. Revealed during a Nintendo Direct and also broadcast at New York Comic Con, Illumination's take on Mario has at least been revealed to the world in a short teaser. During the trailer, we get our first look at Bowser, Mario, Toad, and Luigi,...
Rumour Possible First Look At Mario's Movie Face Appears Online
Warning: unsettling content
Later this week, Nintendo will be treating us to a very special Direct presentation focused on the new Super Mario Bros. Movie, where we'll be feasting our eager eyes on the debut trailer for the upcoming film. We've already gotten a glimpse of what it will look like via a pretty hectic teaser poster, showcasing Mario...
News Chris Pratt Hypes The Super Mario Bros. Movie (Again), Says It's "Very Special"
He's even promoting the upcoming Nintendo Direct!
Chris Pratt has been talking up The Super Mario Bros. Movie for some time now, and following the first-look poster reveal yesterday, he's taken to social media once again to hype the upcoming movie. In a brief message, he reiterated how "very special" this project of his is going to be - adding how...
Guide Everything We Know About The Super Mario Movie From The Teaser Poster
Toads! References! Yoshi! More Toads!
Information about The Super Mario Movie — you know, the one with Chris Pratt — has been slimmer than Bowser's chances with Peach, but that's all about to change. This week, Nintendo has announced a special movie-related Nintendo Direct, meaning that we'll hopefully get to hear Pratt's take on the plumber,...
Random There's Something Missing From The Mario Movie Poster, And The Internet Has Noticed
All jump, no trunk
What? We're just examining the exquisite denim detail, is all Nintendo has announced that in two days' time (October 6th) we are going to be treated to an official Nintendo Direct which will be about all things related to Super Mario Bros. The Movie (we're assuming that's the title now, right?) On top of this exciting news, we...
News Nintendo Announces A Special Direct Presentation For Super Mario Bros. Movie
It's-a nearly here!
Nintendo has announced a special Nintendo Direct presentation focused on the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie from production company Illumination. The presentation will take place on October 6th at 1:05pm PT / 09:05pm BST / October 7th 4:05am AWST and will introduce the world premiere trailer for the film. Nintendo also notes,...
News More Super Mario Movie Jakks Pacific Toy Listings Surface On Amazon
Toad, Mario, Luigi and Bowser figures
Back in February, it was discovered Illumination's Super Mario Bros. movie would be getting a toy line created by Jakks Pacific. At the time, Amazon Canada listed a 5-inch Toad figure and a 'Mini-World' van playset, but no other details were attached. Now, months later - Amazon has some new listings for Mario,
News Wait, Is Rosalina Evil In Mario + Rabbids? The Internet Sure Seems To Think So
Making lunch of the Lumas
Yesterday, the Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope story trailer dropped and gave us a bunch more footage of all the characters we are going to be able to see when the game releases for Switch on October 20th. On top of the classic team, the Rabbid Lumas and the newly-introduced
News Here's How The 14-Foot Tall LEGO Bowser Was Built
San Diego Comic Con had a pretty monstrous-sized Koopa built all out of LEGO bricks to deal with back in July. We were stunned by this 14-foot tall LEGO Bowser back when it was first shown off, and now LEGO has decided to share some behind-the-scenes footage of just how dear Bowser was put together. Using the 2,807-piece Bow
Random Scrapped Super Mario World Files Include This Tiny Guy, And We're In Love
There are a multitude of things that get left out of video games during development and are either hidden away in the finished code or wiped off the face of the earth before we can get our eager Nintendo-obsessed eyes on them. One extremely small detail removed from Super Mario World has recently been brought to our attention by...
Random Chris Pratt Is Mario In This Unreal Engine Super Mario Bros. Remake
A fan-made creation like no other
If Chris Pratt taking on the voice of Mario in the upcoming Super Mario Bros. animation wasn't already enough for you, a "lifelong Nintendo fan" and beginner Unreal Engine user is reimagining the Super Mario Bros. NES title as a realistic game starring the new voice of Mario. Yes, Chris Pratt is even infiltrating...
News Meet "The Galaxy's Greatest Heroes" In Gorgeous Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope Trailer
It'll have you raving
Ubisoft's Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is out very, very soon — it's nearly October, after all! And in preparation, we've got a brand new trailer that shows off some of the game's gorgeous visuals, but in cutscenes and in gameplay. Who are "the galaxy's greatest heroes" though? Well, it's Mario, Luigi, Peach, and their...
Feature We Take The Fan-Created 'Super Mario Bros. 5' For A Spin
Spoilers: It's a blast
Although Nintendo seems to have largely forgotten about it, Super Mario Maker 2 still has its fans. Indeed, so it should; it's a remarkably accessible creative tool for users to turn the Mario levels of their dreams into a reality with an incredibly intuitive UI and toolkit that built on the foundation of the remarkable Wii U...
News Mario Movie Twitter Account Has Thousands Of Followers Before Making A Single Post
Following a contentious casting announcement, and a period of delays and new release dates, we found out that Illumination's upcoming Mario movie (tentatively titled Super Mario Bros.) will be getting its first teaser trailer at New York Comic C
News Ubisoft Unveils Two Adorable Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope Figurines
Each comes with a code for an in-game weapon skin
In the run up to the launch of Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope on October 20th, Ubisoft has unveiled two new 'Ubicollectible' figurines based on the game. Depicting the Rabbids versions of Mario and Peach respectively, each will come with a code for an in-game weapon skin. We should also mention...
News Chris Pratt Has Seen The Super Mario Movie Teaser, Says He's "Blown Away"
"You will be too, I promise you"
Illumination has now locked in a Comic-Con "teaser trailer premiere" of the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie for October 6th. If you're concerned at all, apparently there's nothing to worry about according to Hollywood actor Chris Pratt - who will be voicing Mario in the film. In a brief message via social media,...
News Illumination's Super Mario Movie Reconfirms Release Date, Teaser Coming Next Month
Update: Debut teaser at New York Comic Con
Update: We originally reported that the Super Mario Bros. animated movie had not received an official release date prior to New York Comic Con's announcement. However, Nintendo revealed back in April 2022 that the film will launch on 7th April 2023 in North America and 28th April in Japan. Further reading...
Video Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope Talks Your Ear Off, But Has Fun In Spades
Our hands-on impressions after three hours
Recently we were invited down to Nintendo's UK headquarters by Ubisoft – we can only assume they got permission first – to have a bash at the upcoming strategy bwaaah-athon that is Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope. We sat down and were able to play around three hours of the turn-based tactical crossover...
News Newly Translated Interviews Reveal "Serious Debate" Over FLUDD In Super Mario Sunshine
"He wanted the GameCube Mario to be something wild"
Shmuplations has translated two interviews from 2002 on the development of the then-upcoming Super Mario Sunshine, and both reveal some rather interesting details about how the game's FLUDD mechanic, and Mario's short-sleeved look, came to be (thanks, Time Extension!). The first of these...
Random Unseen Screens Of Cut Super Mario 64 Stage Found In 1996 Nintendo Report
But wait, there's more!
Always ready to unpack a little more of Nintendo's history, a collaboration between preservation site Forest of Illusion, @Render_Archive and @Nintoid has amounted in the upload of a long sought-after Nintendo Company Report from 1996. The edition includes a wealth of nostalgic gaming material from sales reports to upcoming...
News Mario Strikers: Battle League Scores Second Free Update, Coming This Month
He's got a foot like a traction engine
One of the pieces of update news to come out of the Nintendo Direct Showcase was the reveal of the new content coming to Mario Strikers: Battle League. The big take aways from this announcement was the arrival of two new players: Pauline and Diddy Kong. Making a name for herself following Super Mario Odyssey,...
Random These '00s-Inspired Switch Magazine Ads Are Making Us Nostalgic
"Who Are You?"
Remember game magazines? Remember how awesome they were? Yes, a few of them are still knocking about to this day; in the UK, we've got the likes of Edge, Wireframe, Retro Gamer, and Switch Player to name but a few, but for those who grew up in the '80s, '90s, and '00s, magazines like NGamer, CVG, and Mean Machines were the absolute...
News Illumination Website Reverts Super Mario Movie Release Date Back To Spring 2023
Update: Will you make your mind up?
Update [Wed 7th Sep, 2022 11:40 BST]: Well, false alarm folks! The Illumination Studios website has been updated once again, reverting the Super Mario Bros. Animated Film's release window back to 'Spring 2023'. We're not sure what happened here, whether the 'Holiday 2023' was a mistake or prematurely announced,...
News Get Ready For A Mario + Rabbids Update At Ubisoft Forward Later This Week
Broadcast will take place September 10th
If you're eager to get an update on the upcoming Switch game Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Ubisoft has now confirmed it will be featuring the game at its upcoming 'Ubisoft Forward' event. Yes, following on from the news of the broadcast's September 10th return, the company has now provided some additional...
Rumour The Mario Movie's True Title Probably Won't Shock Anyone
The bros are back in town
It's been a long time since we last heard news of Illumination's Mario movie. After taking the internet by storm with its, shall we say, interesting lead cast, we heard in April that the plumber's return to the big screen was to be pushed back to 2023. A cause for celebration for some, this release date delay might have...
Random Bob-omb Battlefield Gets Added To 'GoldenEye With Mario Characters' Mod
It's-a Bond, James-a Bond
In celebration of GoldenEye 007's 25th anniversary last month, a diehard Mario fan, known on YouTube as StupidMarioBros1Fan, sought to remake the game with Super Mario 64 characters at the helm. The result was fantastic — in a kind of deeply horrifying way — and the team has now dropped an update to the PC fan game...
Video Masahiro Sakurai Breaks Down 'Risk And Reward' In Games
"Push and pull is the very core of game essence"
Masahiro Sakurai has posted his latest video on the process of creating games, this time focusing on the concept of "risk and reward" and how this forms part of a game's "core essence". Needless to say, if you're someone who's interested in game development, it sounds like a pretty crucial concept to...
Random Fan's Mario Timeline Theory Puts Luigi's Mansion As Final Instalment
Who you gonna call?
If there's one thing that the Mario franchise really needs, it's a sense of continuity between the games. We are, of course, being slightly sarcastic here. With well over 50 games starring Nintendo's favourite plumber as well as spin-offs such as Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros., the thought of pinning all the events together...
News Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Has Been Played By Over 10 Million Switch Users
Creative director thanks fans on fifth anniversary
Ahead of the release of Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Ubisoft has announced the original game, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, has now been played by over 10 million people. Today actually marks the fifth anniversary since its release in 2017, and yes - it's now been played by that many Switch...
News Nintendo And Mattel Appear To Be Releasing A Mario Movie UNO Set
Targeting a March 2023 release
The Super Mario animated movie starring Chris Pratt as Mario was delayed earlier this year until April 2023. When it does eventually release, it seems there'll be some merchandise. A new listing on Amazon (as spotted by @necrolipe) seemingly reveals Mattel is releasing a "Super Mario Bros. movie" UNO set. There are no...
Random What Do You Mean Super Mario's Donut Blocks Aren't Based On Donuts?
"Jelly-filled are my favourite"
Donut blocks. We all know them, and we all either love them or hate them as they collapse under the weight of our platforming plumber Mario. These platforms have been around since Super Mario Bros. 3, always waiting to lure us in with the safety of a flat surface, before falling and taking us Mario to his demise...
News Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope Announces Season Pass And Gold Edition
A gold star for you
In just two months, Mario and friends — both old and new — will be returning to space in the sequel to Ubisoft's surprise strategy hit, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope. And Nintendo has revealed that the upcoming game will be getting a Season Pass! This probably isn't too much of a surprise, as Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle...
Random Bob Hoskins Didn't Know Super Mario Bros. Movie Was Based On A Game
"I used to play King Lear"
The Super Mario Bros. movie is the gift that keeps on giving. While the 1993 film was critically panned, it wiggled its way into the hearts of many thanks to its reputation and interviews in the years that followed. The late Bob Hoskins, who starred as Mario, has particularly garnered interest due to how much he reportedly...
News Mario Strikers: Battle League Version 1.1.1 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
Mario Strikers: Battle League has just received a new update. It bumps Next Level Games latest release up to Version 1.1.1. Compared to the previous update (Version 1.1.0), which added Daisy, Shy Guy, a new stadium and more, this latest patch appears to be quite small. Here's the full rundown, according to Nintendo's official patch...
Random Yes, Someone Really Had A Waluigi Bachelorette Party, And It's Amazing
Here's something that probably won't surprise Waluigi fans (at least we think!) — Waluigi has gone viral on TikTok. But not for the reasons you might think. Last week, Emily Yates — Cherrie Sorbet on TikTok — shared a video on TikTok that showed seven different people dressed up as Waluigi. The reason? It was for a bachelorette...
Random Mario's Nips Return For Summer 2022
We can all breathe a sigh of relief
Mario's nipples are, surprisingly, a subject of great debate. Every year, Nintendo has posted a nice, summery render of our plumber boy at the beach, and this year is no different. But when Mario's at the beach, and not at work, he trades in his overalls for swimming trunks — and that means this is the only time...
Random Someone Turned Super Mario 64 Into A First-Person Horror Game
If you see the ghost of Peach, RUN!
Luigi has made a name for himself as a ghostbuster, but why does Mario have to miss out on the fun? Never fear, because there's now a new "Super Mario 64 inspired horror experience" made by developer 'CM9_Animation'. In this game, players embark on Mario's scariest adventure yet! In Another Princess Is In Our...
Random Pixel Artist Reimagines Super Mario Land Series For Game Boy Advance
And it looks amazing!
The Super Mario Land series for the original Game Boy might not necessarily be quite as well known as the major entries on consoles, but it was also an introduction to the world of Mario for many Nintendo fans at the time. Unfortunately, we only got three entries in this series, and from the third game onwards, Wario sort of...
Guide Where To Buy LEGO Super Mario, Luigi, Peach, Expansion Sets, Power-Up Packs And The LEGO NES
Update: LEGO Peach now available!
Update: Brand new LEGO Mario products are now available as of August 2022, including a LEGO Peach figure and Super Mario Character Packs Series 5. A 'Mighty Bowser' figure is also launching in October. You can find al
Random Super Mario World Is One Billion Seconds Old Today
One billion candles, then?
We celebrate video game anniversaries all the time here at Nintendo Life. Who doesn't like a birthday or anniversary? Now, we all know Super Mario World is going to be 32 years old in November this year (who remembers playing it when it first came out?), but it's already reached another milestone in digits. Blogger Supper...
News Bowser, New Planets Take Centre Stage In Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope Interview
New characters, stages, and weapons!
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is set to release on 20th October, and while that still seems like a long way away, Ubisoft is making sure it doesn't feel light-years away. Today, the developer published a video interview with the game's lead producer, Xavier Manzanares, which gives more details about some of the...
News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Maintenance Is Due Tomorrow, And Fans Are Speculating
Is Wave 2 coming soon?
Ever since the release of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass: Wave 1 (quite the mouthful, we know) back in March, we have been eagerly awaiting news of when the second wave is likely to drop. While there has been no official word from Nintendo, planned maintenance in the game for tomorrow has got us hopeful. News of...
Random One Of Shy Guy's Mario Strikers Animations Is A Paper Mario Callback
We're walking in the air
With Princess Daisy's popularity and somewhat, erm, internet-endearing animations in Mario Strikers: Battle League, we feel like Shy Guy's introduction into the game has been unjustifiably forgotten about. Worry no longer Shy Guy fans — we've got your backs. Thanks to @Reecee_yt on Twitter, we can now see that everyone's...
News Cruise Along The Ocean With Daisy In The Next Mario Kart Tour Update
The Ocean Tour sets sail next week
It's almost time for the next Mario Kart Tour... tour to kick off, and we're moving from the plant life all the way to the ocean! From 26th July, the Ocean Tour kicks off and brings with it new Mii Racing Suits (that look like dolphins and Cheep Cheeps!), cute new costumes for Daisy and Toadette, and the return of...
News Charles Martinet Thanks Super Mario Sunshine For The "Beautiful Memories"
Happy 20th, Sunshine
This week marks the 20th anniversary of the 2002 GameCube classic Super Mario Sunshine. It's a significant part of Mario's 3D platforming history, and to this day is arguably one of the standout Super Mario adventures. While we've already remembered this anniversary in more ways than one here on Nintendo Life this week, the...
News Mario Strikers: Battle League Version 1.1.0 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
The first free update has arrived
Earlier this week, Nintendo revealed it would be rolling out the first free update for Mario Strikers: Battle League. This update adds two new characters - Daisy and Shy Guy, a new gear set 'Knight' and one additional stadium known as 'Desert Ruin'. It's now officially gone live, and as part of this, Nintendo has...
Random Someone's Built A Custom Mario Kart 8 Arcade Cabinet, And We Want One
Start your engines, in style
We all have our preferred Switch gaming environments. Some swear by handheld play at all times while others will have the system docked on the big screen whenever they can. Then there's a preference of equipment: Joy-Con in a grip, a Hori Split Pad, a Pro controller — the possibilities are endless. And then there are...
Random Up Or Down The Stairs? Super Mario Illusion Confuses The Internet
Level-up or level-down?
In a debate that's sure to go down in history alongside the likes of 'the chicken or the egg' and 'the ship of Theseus,' the internet has recently been baffled by a picture of Mario running up some stairs. Or is he running down some stairs? That is the question that an outpouring of Twitter users have been attempting to...
Random Sneak A Peek At Nintendo's Amazing 2022 Company Guide
Let's do the odyssey
Ever since 1999, Nintendo has provided prospective employees with a yearly handbook which details what it is like to work for the company with the help of some exclusive pictures. From peel-off covers to pop-up pages, these guides have always taken creativity to the next level and 2022's booklet is no exception. Showcased on...
Random Daisy Shows Off Her Mario Strikers Skills, And The Internet Has Noticed
Baby got callback
Mario has never really been one for obeying the laws of physics (jumping twice your height in those shoes? Pull the other one!), and Mario Strikers: Battle League continues that Mushroom Kingdom trend. With its hyper strikes coming to dominate the game's marketing, it is no surprise that Nintendo Europe's recent tweet showcasing...
Soapbox Mario Gave Us The Powerwashing Fantasy Before It Was Cool
Mario was the original ASMR powerwasher
As Super Mario Sunshine turns 20 on the 19th July, 2022, Kate wants to get a few things off her chest about how the game would have been a massive hit today, probably... ALRIGHT, LISTEN. Whenever I am in polite company, and I mention enjoying Super Mario Sunshine — yes, despite its insistence on collecting...
Soapbox 20 Years Later, Super Mario Sunshine Is Still The Best 3D Mario
Defending the GameCube outing on its 20th birthday
What you lookin' at? Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've got on their minds. Today, the overabundance of sunshine from the current heatwave has clearly got the better of Ollie, as he makes wild declarations...
News Mario Strikers: Battle League Update Adds Daisy, Shy Guy, And More
And it's free, of course
Nintendo has announced the first free update for its latest sports title, Mario Strikers: Battle League, arriving in just a couple of days on July 21st for North America, and July 22nd for the UK and Europe. The update was announced via Twitter and will contain a bunch of additional goodies. This includes two new characters...
News Here’s Your First Look At Nintendo’s 14-Feet Tall LEGO Bowser For Comic-Con
Made with over 660,000 bricks!
Nintendo gave us a bit of a tease a few days ago revealing that a LEGO Super Mario creation that will stand at over 14 feet tall will be appearing at San Diego Comic-Con. Now, we’ve been given a closer look at King Koopa’s monstrous, bricky final form. And no, you can’t buy this one sadly. Nintendo of America...
News Nintendo Teases Giant 'LEGO Super Mario' Comic-Con Reveal
It sounds like a big version of LEGO Bowser...
Last week, Nintendo revealed 'The Mighty Bowser' - a new Lego set made up of 2,807 pieces and 32cm (12.in) in height. Now, in an update, Nintendo has teased an even bigger display model, which will be revealed next week at San Diego Comic-Con - taking place on July 21st. It's part of the 'Lego Super...
Random Talented Artist Creates Mario Odyssey Miniature... Out Of Garbage
Recycling has been a pretty big thing for a while now, and for good reason. Chucking a load of plastic away is, of course, terrible for the environment, so why not break it down and use it for something else? One talented artist has done just that, taking a whole bunch of random bits of garbage and remaking it into something truly...
News 40% Of Europe's Mario Strikers Switch Sales Come From Just One Country
Ah, the beautiful game. It's the world's most popular sport, so news that Mario Strikers: Battle League has already overtaken lifetime sales of Mario Golf: Super Rush in Europe less than a month after release may not come as a massive surprise, even if Super Rush has been out for over a year. We're big golf fans here at Nintendo Life —...
News Jakks Pacific Reveals Brand New Super Mario 'Let’s Go Yoshi!' Interactive Figure
12 inches tall!
Jakks Pacific has a running history making Super Mario toys and merchandise, and today in the US it officially unveiled a brand new 'Let's Go, Yoshi' interactive figure. This new toy will be arriving in store and online in North America and Europe this October. The figure stands 12 inches tall (about 30cm) and has "several triggers"...
Random Check Out This "Cursed" Compilation Of Mario Characters Speaking In Full Sentences
Chris Pratt is furiously taking notes
When you think of Mario's best quotes, there's not much to pick from. "It's-a-me" and "woohoo" are not the kind of things you get engraved on your gravestone. Same with Luigi, Toad, Peach, and the whole Mushroom Kingdom cohort — it's all "wa-hoo" and "oh yeah". Hardly Shakespearean stuff, but it gives the...
News Mario + Rabbids Producer Talks About Sequel's Character Selection Process
Team didn't want to "do the same thing again"
If you saw the most recent footage of Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope you might be wondering about the changes with the game's hero lineup. Nintendo Everything had the chance to speak with the game's lead producer Xavier Manzanares and asked about the decision to exclude Yoshi from the main cast. It was...
News Petey Piranha Takes To The Road In Mario Kart Tour's Latest Update
The Piranha Tour kicks off next week
The latest major update for Mario Kart Tour is due to go live next week on July 12th and adds a brand new character to the ever-growing roster of drivers: Petey Piranha. That's right, everybody's favourite Piranha Plant is taking a vacation from his vacation in Isle Delfino to duke it out with Mario and Co. in...
Random We Need To Play This Gorgeous Fan-Made Super Mario RPG Remake Now
A thing of beauty
Back in the '90s, whoever thought that Nintendo would team up with JRPG giants Square Enix (then known as Square or Squaresoft) to create a Mario RPG starring the Italian plumber, Princess Peach, and Bowser? Not us! But they did, and we're forever grateful for the existence of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Despite...
News LEGO Confirms Rumours With New 18+ Bowser Set, Which You Can Actually Fight
So long, LEGO Bowser
Back in April, we reported on a rumour that there was an upcoming 18+ Super Mario LEGO set that would be "the biggest yet", with a total of 2,807 pieces — almost 800 more than the NES, and 150 more than the Question Mark Block set. That rumour
News Creator Of Philips CD-i Game 'Hotel Mario' Talks Getting Approval From Nintendo
"They were pleased as far as I knew"
The Philips CD-i is one of the rare consoles that has the distinction of having played host to a few officially licensed Nintendo games. And not just any old Nintendo licenses, either, but Zelda and Mario. The latter of the two only got one game on the system — Hotel Mario, which is often considered one of the...
News Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Is The Next Switch Online Trial
Update: Confirmed for US and Europe
Update [Wed 6th Jul, 2022 02:15 BST]: Nintendo has now confirmed Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will be the next free trial game for North America. It's available to Switch Online subscribers at no additional cost from now until 12th July. Enjoy! Original article [Tue 5th Jul, 2022 04:30 BST]: Mario + Rabbids...
News Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope, NieR: Automata File Sizes Seemingly Revealed
Glory to Rabbids
October is looking like a pretty stacked month for Switch owners if last week's Nintendo Direct Mini is anything to go by. During the Partner Showcase, we got a confirmed release date for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope and confirmation that PlayStation 4 classic NieR: Automata would be getting a port called NieR: Automata The End of...
Random This Browser-Based Version Of Mario Paint Composer Will Entertain For Hours
Face the music
What's the best part of Mario Paint? No, not the painting! The Composer mode! Who didn't spend hours on Mario Paint making tunes with fire flowers, mushrooms, coins, and boos? Mario Paint Composer has become something of an online hit in the years since the SNES game's release, with many budding musicians picking up their SNES mouse...
Feature Mario + Rabbids Producer Talks Free Movement And Fusing Lumas, Rabbids, And Composers
"It was a kid's dream to do that"
As revealed in Nintendo's June 2022 Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is launching on Switch on 20th October. This afternoon, Ubisoft's dedicated showcase,
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