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Random Demo For Super Mario Galaxy 2 Mod 'Super Mario Starshine' Now Available
Super Mario Starshine, the fan-made project that brings together the world of Super Mario Sunshine and the gameplay of Super Mario Galaxy, now has a playable demo! As reported by TheGamer, the project is the work of Mario fan @SPG642
News Mario Kart Tour Heads To Bangkok In The Latest Major Update
Pack your bags!
With the Metropolitan Tour coming to a close, Mario Kart Tour is lining up its next major update. The Bangkok Tour will see players take to the streets of Thailand's capital, with the new track boasting some beautiful colours and lighting throughout. We get a really nice glimpse of the Chao Phraya River, filled with boats that you...
News Chris Pratt On Voicing Mario: Says It's "Unlike Anything You've Heard In The Mario World"
An "updated" voice
Last September, Nintendo announced Chris Pratt would voice Mario in his upcoming movie. Chris at the time mentioned how he had been "working hard" to perfect the voice of the character, but we're still yet to hear what it sounds like. Now, in a new exclusive with Variety, Pratt has spoken once again about voicing Mario - this...
Random Mario Kart Tour's Whomps Hide A Face Full Of Pain
And so do Mario Galaxy 2's!
It's got to be painful being a Whomp. That's what we think, anyway. Imagine that your sole purpose in life is to fall flat on your face and body with some kind of force. These towering stone creatures have been serving Bowser to try and turn Mario into a pancake ever since Super Mario 64 in 1996. So you'd think after 26...
News Mario Movie Producer Defends Chris Pratt's Casting (Again), Says Movie Is 75% Complete
"I love his performance as Mario"
When Nintendo revealed the cast of the Super Mario animated movie, a lot of fans were surprised to see the long-time voice of Mario, Charles Martinet, had been replaced with Hollywood movie star Chris Pratt. Since then, concerns have been raised about the actor being given the role of Mario in his first animated...
Random You Can Complete The Mine Cart Mini-Game In Super Mario RPG Without Actually Playing It
Give yourself a rest!
It's always interesting to see just how some games would function if you just... do nothing. Indeed, one of the most famous examples is the Metal Man boss in Mega Man 2. If you simply leave the controller alone upon entering the boss room, your opponent will do nothing until you make the first move; step forward just an inch...
News Super Mario Odyssey Mod Lets 10 Marios Play Together Online
Mar10 every single day
Do you know what's missing from Super Mario Odyssey? More Marios. At least, that's what CraftyBoss thought about the game, so the team has worked to create a brand new mod that adds a brand new multiplayer mode to the game. And it lets you and up to 10 friends all play as Mario. That's 10 times the Mario power in one of the...
News LEGO Reveals Super Mario Character Packs - Series 5, Arriving This August
Nabbit, Toady and more!
LEGO this weekend hosted its second annual 'LEGOCON' broadcast and during the show, new Super Mario-themed character packs were revealed. Series 5 will include eight new characters to collect and build. There's Nabbit, Purple Toad, Hammer Bro, Waddlewing, Toady, Baby Yoshi, a Red Yoshi and the Blue Shy Guy. Each one features...
Guide Mario Strikers: Battle League: How To Earn Coins For Gear - Easy Coin Bonuses
Hey big spender
Mario Strikers: Battle League is the first entry in Next Level Games' Mario Strikers series for a long time, and while it's a familiar (and excellent) romp, this new match brings a few new tricks up its sleeves — we mean, football socks. Battle League introduces Gear which you can unlock and buy in the in-game store. But being a...
Random Super Mario Odyssey Easter Egg Displays Nintendo's Perfectionism
Hats off to the devs!
Nintendo has actively demonstrated on numerous occasions just how much it strives for perfection in its games. Just recently, we highlighted a clever easter egg tucked neatly away in the latter potion of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in which an additional scene would play out if you take a photo of a specific in-game...
Random Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Mod Adds Awesome Sonic 'Green Hill Zone' Course
The blue hedgehog joins the roster... unofficially
Unlike his monumental debut in the Super Smash Bros. franchise, Sonic has - bizarrely - yet to make any kind of appearance in Mario Kart. Yes, we know he's technically got his own racing game with Team Sonic Racing and what not, but come on, it's Mario Kart! Clearly, we weren't the only ones to...
Guide Mario Strikers: Battle League Tips And Tricks - 10 Hints To Help You Win The League
Goombas for goalposts
Mario is once again showing off his sporting prowess, this time on the soccer pitch (or football pitch if you want to be British about it) in Mario Strikers: Battle League for Switch. The game — which we named "the best sports game on Switch" in our enthusiastic 9/10 review — offers a surprisingly strategic and undeniably...
Guide Where To Buy Mario Strikers: Battle League On Switch
Best deals and cheapest prices
Mario Strikers: Battle League (or Mario Strikers: Battle League Football as it's known in Europe) is now available on Nintendo Switch. Below, we've rounded up all the best deals for the game to help you grab a copy at the best price. Feel free to read our full review of the game here if you're still on the fence, or...
News Swap Your Cat Suit For A Chef's Hat In The Next Mario Kart Tour Update
As the Cat Tour starts to wind down, Nintendo has announced the next big update for Mario Kart Tour, keeping the wheels spinning on its gargantuan mobile racing hit. The Metropolitan Tour will see racers take to a variety of city courses, racing through streets while enjoying a general food and chef kind of vibe - we're down for that!...
Round Up The Reviews Are In For Mario Strikers: Battle League
What's the verdict?
The latest entry in the Mario Strikers series is right around the corner and reviews are starting to trickle in. But what's the general consensus on Mario Strikers: Battle League? Well, we've rounded up some verdicts to give you lovely people a better idea. Before we dive in, however, make sure you check out our own review! We...
Review Mario Strikers: Battle League - Simply The Best Sports Game On Switch
Violence is apparently the answer
Name a sport. Go on, name one. Now presumably you’ve chosen some obscure sport that Mario hasn't played because you saw where this bit was going, but that doesn’t change the fact that our red plumber chap has been in a hell of a lot of sports games. Mario Strikers: Battle League attempts to carry on the legacy...
News The First Review For Mario Strikers: Battle League Is Now In
Is it a hat-trick for Next Level Games?
Update [Wed 8th Jun, 2022 14:00 BST] We said keep your eyes open! We've shared our own Mario Strikers: Battle League review and, well, not to spoil anything, but we're big fans. Original article [Wed 8th Jun, 2022 10:30 BST] We're just two days away from the release of Mario Strikers: Battle League, the...
News Nintendo Files New Company Copyrights For Illumination Mario Movie
Just over a month ago, Illumination's upcoming untitled Super Mario movie was delayed from a 2022 holiday date to April 2023. But while we're still a ways off from being able to sit down and watch the films, in the background, Nintendo has been making preparations for the plumber's motion picture. Earlier today, Twitter user...
News Mario Strikers: Battle League's File Size Seemingly Revealed
Less than football-sized
Next Level Games' Mario Strikers: Battle League launches this Friday, and fans got their first hands-on with the game's online play over the weekend. But just how big are the numbers for the upcoming outlandish soccer game? Well, it seems like you won't need to make a ton of room for the game's initial kick-off, as Mario...
Random You'll Love Strolling In The Rain With These Super Mario Umbrellas
These sure aren't dire dire
Rain can be pretty dispiriting, right? Granted, epic downpours are often quite exciting, particularly if you happen to be inside all warm and cosy, but if you live in certain parts of the world (shout out to our temperate climate homies), the incessant drizzle of rain during the spring and fall months can be depressing,...
News Super Mario Odyssey's VFX Artist On Combining Mario With The 'Real' World
"Ideas were taken from both themes and blended together"
When Super Mario Odyssey was first announced, the very first thing we saw was a realistic-looking city. It could've been New York with its yellow taxi cabs and bright billboards littered all across the skyline. People with actual, believable human proportions were walking around this city...
Reminder Mario Strikers: Battle League 'First Kick' Demo Event Starts This Weekend
Accessible to Switch Online members for six hours in total
With only a week to go until kick-off in Mario Strikers: Battle League, Nintendo dropped a surprise demo for the game that'll let you get your keepie uppies in before the whistle blows on 10th June. Where To Pre-Order Mario Strikers: Battle League On Switch This limited-time demo will...
News A Mario Kart Ride Is Coming To Super Nintendo World In Hollywood
Take on Bowser in a race for the Golden Cup!
Development at Universal Studios Hollywood's Super Nintendo World has been going pretty smoothly, and the park is still slated for an early 2023 opening. And today, we've been given a look at one of the Nintendo-themed rides coming to the park. Of course, you can't have a Nintendo theme park without a...
Random Wipe Out The Penguin Family In This Horrifying Super Mario 64 Exploit
It's pretty well known at this point that during the 'Cool, Cool Mountains' stage in Super Mario 64, you can chuck the poor baby penguins off the edge of the cliff to their doom. But did you know you can also cause the adult penguins to plummet to their deaths too, thus extinguishing the entire family from existence? Nope, we didn't...
Random Nintendo's Mario Strikers Email Typo Accidentally Creates Rocket League Rival
Battle League Deluxe
We all make typos from time to time — this writer should definitely know that! But when a big company makes one, it can be a source of confusion or a source of amusement. And in a rare instance, Nintendo (specifically the Japanese branch of the company) made a slight mistake that brought a smile to many people's faces. Last...
Hands On Mario Strikers: Battle League Makes A Furiously Good First Impression
Where Mario can kick Yoshi in the face
Yep, we’ve only gone and played Mario Strikers: Battle League (Football) by invitation of Nintendo UK. We’re not boasting or anything, we just didn’t know how else to open the article. Fittingly, we had a good 90 minutes with the game and have been able to get a fairly decent idea of what we can expect...
News Gelato Pique's New Yoshi Pyjama Collection Is Fuzzy AND Pastel
Fluffy? Check. Comfy? Check. Yoshi? Check.
If you are the kind of person that cried when the tiny Yarn Yoshi amiibo were announced, and then again when Mega Yarn Yoshi arrived, then prepare yourself for this next salvo of fluffy Yoshi content: Gelato Pique, the Japanese brand responsible for
Random Check Out This Mesmerising Mario & Luigi Domino Tribute
Tumble the dice would be proud
We've featured the extraordinary TheDominoKing before here at Nintendo Life, but their latest creation is truly stunning. This time, the domino enthusiast has created a stunning Mario & Luigi tribute that's utterly hypnotic to watch take shape. This three-part masterpiece starts with a chain of dominos crashing...
News Mario Strikers: Battle League Walmart Pre-Order Exclusive Revealed
Comes with premium decals
Mario Strikers: Battle League will be released on the Nintendo Switch next month. Ahead of launch, another pre-order deal has been revealed in the US. This time it's a premium decals sheet and it's available at Walmart. As you can see below, it includes many of the characters from the game (thanks, Wario64): If you're...
Video Just What Is The Best Super Mario Game Of All Time?
Well, let's walk you through it
Ah, Mario... Where would we be without our favourite Italian plumber? Would Nintendo even exist now? Would the gaming industry exist? Would we exist? Would you? Heavens, we're getting a bit deep, now... Needless to say, the Super Mario Bros. series is fundamentally important to Nintendo and to the gaming industry at...
News Mario Strikers: Battle League Adverts Shoot For Customisation And Chaos
The soccer-ish game with no rules
Nintendo and Next Level Games are aiming for more than a hat trick with the latest slew of Mario Strikers: Battle League videos. Nintendo has published four brand new commercials for its upcoming chaotic soccer game that showcase the frantic gameplay, Hyper Strikes, and all of your customisation options. The latest...
Random Nintendo, Why Do You Keep Making Pauline Shorter?
Lady Dimitrescu needs some competition
Nintendo has been doing things behind our backs again. Well, not really — companies adjust video game character models pretty often, usually between console generations or as graphics engines improve. But people can get pretty protective of particular character models. Some people prefer Sonic's sprite in...
Random It Looks Like Activision Blizzard's 'Diversity Tool' Analysed Super Mario And Co. Years Ago
Who remembers GDC 2017?
Over the past week, word has gotten out over Activision Blizzard's 'Diversity Space Tool', a measurement device apparently created to assist developers in creating a more diverse cast of characters for their games. As reported by Eurogamer, various internal staff at the company are not happy about the tool, stating that such...
News Watch A Full Match Of Mario Strikers: Battle League From Nintendo France
Kicking off soon
Nintendo France has shared brand new gameplay footage for the upcoming Mario Strikers: Battle League, the first Mario Strikers title in the series for 15 years. In fact, this new footage is the first time we've seen a full match play out in-game. Next Level Games' soccer game looks like it will be retaining the energy and character...
Random Former Nintendo Employee Admits He Was "Really Worried" About Leaking Saucy Waluigi Artwork
Kit was concerned Nintendo Minute was making a "terrible mistake"
Nintendo's purple mischief-maker Waluigi created some saucy scenes last May when a new render of him holding a rose surfaced online. This same render was first shared during an episode of Nintendo Minute, and it seems it actually caused some drama in the office before the video was...
News Nintendo Releases New Introductory Video For Mario Strikers: Battle League
Update: Now in English!
Update [Thu 12th May, 2022 15:30 BST] Nintendo of America has now published the recent overview trailer in English! The trailer details a number of skills and systems that you'll be able to play around with when kick-off starts on 10th June. The two skills the trailer goes into in particular are: Team Tackle - You can push...
Random Mario Would Feel Quite At Home In Elden Ring's World
Mario has seen his fair share of locale over the years, from the tropical paradise of Isle Delfino to the bustling streets of New Donk City, and even... well, outer space. With not an ounce of fear in his heart, our favourite plumber takes to new challenges with gusto, but do we think he would last in Elden Ring's vast and deadly...
News The Voice Of Mario, Charles Martinet, Will Be At This Year's MomoCon
In-person events have been slowly returning around the world, and MomoCon is the latest annual convention to come back after a two-year hiatus. And they've got an extra-special guest to celebrate. The gaming, comic, and pop culture show will take place in Atlanta at Georgia World Congress Center from 26th to 29th May, and will...
News Nintendo Reveals Opening Cinematic For Mario Strikers: Battle League
Out on Switch this June
While Nintendo's western branches are seemingly focused on promoting Nintendo Switch Sports and certain upcoming releases, its homeland (Japan) appears to be really excited about the release of Mario Strikers: Battle League next month. Last week, Nintendo's Japanese YouTube channel shared an introductory overview trailer -...
Gallery Check Out This Awesome New Key Art For Mario Strikers: Battle League
Why so serious?
After a period of silent treatment regarding Mario Strikers: Battle League (likely to keep the focus on Nintendo Switch Sports), it looks like Nintendo is finally looking to start boarding the hype train for its next big release. We've already seen a brand new introductory video for the game (albeit in Japanese), and now Nintendo...
News Surprise! Hasbro And Nintendo Release Monopoly Junior: Super Mario Edition
And it appears to have already sold out
If you were a fan of Hasbro's Super Mario Monopoly when it was released back in 2020, but are looking for something that's a bit more accessible for younger audiences, you might want to check out Monopoly Junior: Super Mario Edition. This new themed version is available on Amazon for $21.99 USD. Junior is...
News Mario Kart Tour Teases Release Of A Fan-Favourite Track
Update: Dr. Mario and Dr. Luigi join in the Doctor Tour
Update: Nintendo has confirmed that Coconut Mall is indeed coming to Mario Kart Tour with the upcoming Doctor Tour. And, as you'd expect, Dr. Mario and Dr. Luigi will be joining the race, complete with pill karts and flashing tail lights! Well, we can't believe we missed the Dr. Mario hints in...
Random Pixel Artist Reimagines Super Mario Sunshine As A GBA Release
Fun in the sun
Super Mario Sunshine is arguably one of the best 3D Mario games ever released, but have you ever wondered what it might look like if it was ported across to the Game Boy Advance around the same time as its original GameCube release in 2002? If you have, wonder no more - as a pixel artist known as 'huttaburger' on Twitter has...
Random Of Course "This Is Miyamoto" Has Become A Meme
Here are some of our favourites
We're sure the delay of the Super Mario animated movie has sent shockwaves around the world. Originally on course for a 22nd December release, the film — starring Chris Pratt as the Italian plumber — has been pushed back to April 2023. In the early hours of the morning (for many of us!), Shigeru Miyamoto and...
Rumour 18+ Super Mario LEGO Set Looks To Be The Biggest Yet
Set to contain over 2800 pieces
The Super Mario range for LEGO has been coming on leaps and bounds over the past couple of years, with sets bringing in characters and items from classic Super Mario titles and Luigi's Mansion, alongside a brand new Peach's Castle expansion set to launch in August 2022. If an online listing is to be believed,...
News The Super Mario Movie Has Been Delayed Until April 2023
Miyamoto says it'll be "worth the wait"
The Super Mario animated movie starring Chris Pratt was scheduled to arrive later this year, but it seems plans have now officially changed. Nintendo's very own Shigeru Miyamoto has once again hi-jacked the company's Twitter account to deliver the news. The movie will now jump from 21st December 2022 to April...
Feature The Best (And Worst) Selling Games Of Nintendo's Biggest Franchises
It was the best of games, it was the blurst of games
Have you ever wondered what the best-selling Super Mario game is? How about the worst-selling Donkey Kong game? How many copies do you reckon a Fire Emblem game usually sells? And is Animal Crossing more popular than Metroid? All of these questions and more are about to be answered, because we...
Random Another Look At The Super Mario Galaxy DS Fan Project
A "short public demo" has also been released
Super Mario Galaxy is easily one of the best 3D Mario games and was a hit when it was originally released on the Wii in 2007. Have you ever wondered what it would look like if this game was made available on the Nintendo DS instead? While there's been hoaxes and more in the past, as you might recall -...
Random Power Up Your Tree With These Mario, Zelda, And Pokémon Ornaments
Sonic and Animal Crossing too
We hear you — it's April. Why are we talking about the Holiday season now? Honestly, some days, it still feels cold enough to be the winter season. Some people also get planning for the season very early. And the Holidays fill most people with joy, right? Well, we're bringing you some Nintendo-themed Holiday joy this...
Random A Terrible Mario Game Somehow Made Its Way Onto The Xbox Store
Don't worry, it's gone now
We've seen our fair share of poor recreations of Super Mario games over the years, but somehow one of the worst examples managed to make its way onto the Xbox Store - at least for a little while. The brilliantly titled Supertan Marioner 3D Infinity World Adventures is sadly no longer available to play, but perhaps this...
Random The Weird And Wonderful Super Mario Bros. Anime Is Now Available In 4K
Doing what Nintendon't, again
Super Mario Bros: The Great Mission To Rescue Princess Peach! has been given the 4K treatment and is now available to watch online. The anime, originally released in 1986 after the success of Super Mario Bros. on the NES, has been available to watch online for quite a while, but this marks the first time the movie has...
Random Princess Peach Could've Looked Very Different According To Early Merch
Update: There's another rare pair out there somewhere
Update: It turns out the shoes were in fact made! While they are pretty rare, there was a sales listing for them in the last year or so. Thanks, bluesun for sharing that with us! Gako Miyao also spoke about these shoes back in 2017, referring to "two types". We've seen one, of course, but we...
Video Nintendo Gives Super Mario Fans A First Look At LEGO Princess Peach
"It's LEGO Peach time"
Last month, Nintendo and LEGO lifted the lid on a new Princess Peach interactive figure, due out this August as part of the Adventures with Peach Starter Course. Nintendo has now uploaded a new trailer of this set, revealing some of Peach's dialogue, how she interacts with other characters like Mario, and sound effects she'll...
Talking Point Now That Zelda: BOTW 2 Is Off The Table, Should Holiday 2022 Belong To Mario?
Or even... Donkey Kong?
Nintendo's Holiday 2022 season is looking real quiet. Too quiet, if you ask us. Even though we're about nine months out, it seems a little odd that we don't know what Nintendo's big holiday release might be — Splatoon 3 is scheduled for the Summer, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is due in September, and of course, the previous Big...
News New Chart Data Shows That Brits Are In Love With Mario, But Only After FIFA And CoD
GfK publishes UK’s top 30 best-selling computer games since 1995
"Brand new analysis" from sales tracking firm GfK has lifted the lid on the UK's top 30 best-selling pieces of gaming software since 1995 – and it should come as no real shock to learn that Mario ranks very highly indeed. The new chart has been ranked in order of revenue...
Random New Disney Pixar Movie 'Turning Red' Makes For The Perfect Super Mario Mashup
Have you seen Disney Pixar's latest movie release, Turning Red, yet? If not, you absolutely should — we might be a Nintendo-focused website, but trust us on this. Director Domee Shi's feature-length debut is an utter masterpiece. It's set in Toronto, Canada in the early 2000s, and manages to pull off a laser-focused period piece...
Rumour Banjo-Kazooie, Perfect Dark, And Paper Mario Might All Be Getting Fan PC Ports
That's a "Guh-Huh!" from us
Both Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time are playable on PC thanks to the tireless work of fans in the reverse engineering community. Heck, Ocarina of Time on PC just became available today! That doesn't mean they're stopping, though. While we've mentioned the Majora's Mask project before, it seems...
News Mario Party Superstars Updated To Version 1.1.1, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
Fixes, changes and more...
Nintendo has rolled out its second patch update for Mario Party Superstars, which made its debut on the Switch last October. Version 1.1.1 contains both online and general fixes to improve the overall gameplay experience. Here's the full rundown of everything in this latest update, courtesy of Nintendo's official support...
News Kit And Krysta Reveal Their Least Favourite Mario And Zelda Games
It's the Happy Mask Salesman, isn't it?
Kit Ellis and Krysta Yang have been powering on with their podcast ever since leaving Nintendo last year. In their most recent episode, they discuss what was really going on at Nintendo when the Animal Crossing: New Horizons craze hit. Tucked away in that episode, however, is a devilish question from a...
Random It's Official, Jean-Luc Picard Killed Yoshi In The Dark Timeline
Make it Y'shi
Star Trek fans have arguably never had it better, at least in terms of the sheer quantity of boldly-going available for their viewing pleasure. It’s hard to keep up with the various spin-offs and series airing or in production, and right now the second season of Star Trek: Picard is streaming worldwide. Following the release of...
Gallery Mario And Co. Get Some Sunshine In This Artist's Stunning Work
Isle Delfino never looked better
Just the other day, we shared some gorgeous Mario artwork based on Japanese mythology from artist Canadian Turtle. Now, artist Léo Chérel has taken Mario and friends in the polar opposite direction with a lovely collection of summer-themed artwork that appears to take a lot of cues from Super Mario Sunshine. You...
Random "Nobody Batted An Eye" At Waluigi's 'Crotch Chop' In Super Mario Strikers
A big "W" for the purple brother, then
Everyone has their signature footie celebration, right? Running to the corner flag, whipping your shirt off, doing a little dance — whatever floats your boat. That remains true for the Mario universe, and for the Mario Strikers series, retaining that was important for developer Next Level Games when creating...
News Super Mario Strikers Originally Started Out As A Platformer
Jump and shoot? That's the wrong sport
Yes, we still can't believe we're getting a new Mario Strikers game this year with Mario Strikers: Battle League. Pinch us. Or maybe just blow a whistle near us to make sure we wake up from this dream. With renewed interest in the Mario football game series, GameXplain recently spoke to Mike Inglehart,...
Random What Is Mario's Name? Check Out This Mario Day Chart For The Real Answer
(Yeah, it's Mario, but there's also more to it)
[Update, Fri 11th March, 2022] Looks like the tweet below has been deleted, but we'll leave the link there for posterity. Here's the original image that was in the tweet, just for reference: [Original: Thu 10th March, 2022] "It's-a-me, Mario!" Oh, yeah. That's what you'd like us to believe, isn't...
News Hooray! Universal Studios Hollywood Will Be Getting Its Own Super Nintendo World
Slightly closer than Japan!
Oh Nintendo, we can't believe we ever doubted you. We thought you would let another Mar10 Day go by without fanfare, or worse — like actively removing Mario stuff from our lives — but you proved us all wrong! Today on this more Mario of days, we have a new and exciting announcement: Super Nintendo World, following...
News Nintendo Officially Reveals The LEGO Princess Peach Set
Update: 'Adventures with Peach' is official!
Update: [Thu 10th Mar, 2022 12:15 GMT]: It's official! Nintendo and LEGO have announced an upcoming Princess Peach interactive figure, due for launch in August 2022 as part of the Adventures with Peach Starter Course. The set can be bought here: <products campaign=“LEGO Peach” style="grid">...
News Happy MAR10 Day From Nintendo Life!
It's-a that time again!
Good grief, another year has passed already? Yes, it's that time again folks, the most wonderful time of the year for Mario fans across the world: it's MAR10 Day (because March 10th, right? MAR 10... MARIOOOOO)! If you're in a particularly giving mood today, you might want to check out our rundown of the best Mario-related...
News Switch Online's "Missions & Rewards" Adds More Super Mario Odyssey Icons
It's a celebration of Mario this month
Ahead of MAR10 Day later this week, Nintendo has added some new Super Mario Odyssey icons to the recently launched "Missions & Rewards" for Switch Online subscription service. These icons will be available until 5th April, and icon parts will apparently be updated on a weekly basis. Here's a look: If...
News Super Mario Strikers Datamine Shows Off Unused Character Models, Including A Full Team Of "Human Mario Brothers"
And a Paper Mario character as well
Ahead of the release of Mario Strikers: Battle League on the Nintendo Switch this June - dataminer, "Mario historian" and Twitter user 'Dogon McBanana' has been sifting through the back end of the original GameCube entry, Super Mario Strikers. While "digging through the game's files" they've stumbled
Guide Best Super Mario Gift Ideas - Games, Toys, Clothing, Accessories And More
Just in time for MAR10 Day!
March 10th is Mario Day (because MAR 10 looks a bit like MARIO), so what better time to celebrate gaming's iconic plumber by picking up a new treat or two? If you're on the hunt for that perfect Mario gift, either for a Mario fan's birthday, a special surprise, or even just as a treat for yourself, you've certainly come...
Random Unused Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Commercial Footage Surfaces
Cast your mind back to 2003 (we know — yikes, right?) and you might recall a relatively brief commercial for the critically acclaimed RPG Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga for the Game Boy Advance. The commercial featured footage of a pair of rambunctious kids dressed as our favourite brothers, doing their utmost to cause havoc and...
Random These Sausages Could Imply The Existence Of A Third Mario Brother
They don't. But they COULD
Mario Mario and Luigi Mario are the undisputed icons of Nintendo's long-running Super Mario series. But what if they had a secret, long-lost brother... called Pablo? This photo of some innocent sausages might seem like naught but a coincidence, but we know that Nintendo loves creative marketing and fun ways to tease their...
News Nintendo Acquires SRD, A Longtime Partner Studio With Mario And Zelda Game Credits
The season of acquisitions rolls on, although the latest video-game-company-buys-other-video-game-company news isn't quite a bombshell of the likes we've seen from Microsoft and co. recently. In fact, it's more a solidification and strengthening of long-term relationship which dates back to the early NES days. Aww. As spotted by Games...
Random Elden Ring And Mario Odyssey Jostle For No. 1 On OpenCritic's 'Best Game' List
Update: Mario's back on top, for now
Update [Thu 23rd Feb, 2022 10:45 GMT]: With 112 critic reviews at the time of writing, Elden Ring has dropped a spot on OpenCritic's Best Game listings with Super Mario Odyssey regaining the top spot — for the time being, at least. Also, at the time of writing FromSoftware's latest is sitting at number 18 on...
News The Upcoming Super Mario Movie Is Getting Its Own Range Of Toys
Who wants a plastic Toad?
We know the core voice cast, but pretty much everything else about the forthcoming Super Mario movie is very much shrouded in secrecy, with very little known about the plot, setting or what it will actually look like. However, we do know that it will be accompanied by a range of toys created by Jakks Pacific. Two toys have...
News Super Mario RPG Director Would Love His Final Game To Be "Another Mario RPG"
Super Mario RPG celebrated its 25th last year
Before Paper Mario and the Mario & Luigi series, there was the 1996 SNES title, Super Mario RPG. If you've ever wondered about a possible sequel, you're not alone. In fact, Chihiro Fujioka - one of the game's directors is also up for it. In a recent interview with the YouTube channel MinnMax, Fuj
Video Let's Really Look At The Direct Trailer For Mario Strikers: Battle League On Switch
Frame by agonising frame
Nintendo's usually pretty good at explaining what's going on in their trailers, but there's tiny little insignificant details that are just impractical or just not important enough to spend the time analysing and explaining. So we spent the time analysing and explaining them. Take a good long look at the video above where...
News 'Zelda' Meets 'Super Mario Maker' In Super Dungeon Maker
Create your own dungeons or sample those made by others
When Nintendo released Super Mario Maker, many pondered what the company could do next with the formula. Turns out, it was Super Mario Maker 2 and not 'Zelda Maker', which was high on people's wish lists. If you were one of those disappointed individ
Random Who Needs 3DS? You Can Now Play Super Mario In Holographic Form
...it's just nowhere near as convenient
Remember the first time you saw a Nintendo 3DS running? The glass-free 3D effect was truly mind-blowing, and there's still a part of us that is deeply sad that the technology proved to be something of a dead-end. Still, if you've got a hankering for something along the same lines and you have exceptionally...
News Super Mario's Movie Script Is "Top Secret", According To The Voice Of Luigi
Even he knows "nothing"
The Super Mario animated movie cast was unveiled last September and since then, we've not heard much from anyone but Chris Pratt (the voice of Mario). Now, though, in an appearance on the American talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live, Charlie Day - the voice of Luigi - has spoken a little about his own role. When prompted by Kimmel,...
Japanese Charts Switch Continues To Dominate In A Largely Unchanged Lineup
OLED leads the charge
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 23rd January, revealing that Mario Party Superstars is still leading the pack. With another 20,340 physical sales under its belt, Mario's latest hit has managed to fend off Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl for another week. Pokémon remains in second...
Random This Fan-Made SNES Hack Combines Celeste With Super Mario
It's also Celeste's 4th birthday!
Remember the Super Mario Maker craze, when a bunch of masochistic platforming-obsessed players would show off their near-impossible levels? And then, just days later, some even more masochistic platforming-obsessed player would post a video of themselves beating it? Well, now you can relive those glory days with...
Random Modders Combine Super Mario Sunshine And Galaxy To Make 'Super Mario Starshine'
Super Mario Sunshine gets a pretty bad rep these days, largely for its insistence that players have to clean up an entire island of gunk. The innovative FLUDD mechanics, which involve using water jets to upgrade Mario's platforming skills, were not for everyone — and they were sometimes pretty hard to use. Imagine a Super Mario Sunshine...
Japanese Charts Mario Party Superstars Leads In Another Dominant Week For Nintendo
Nintendo's home success continues
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 16th January, revealing that Mario Party Superstars has once again taken top spot. The game sold a further 22,108 physical copies to stay in first place, with Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl shifting 19,129 copies between them to land in...
Random Nintendo Shows Switch Owners How To Delete Games, Uses Super Mario Bros. 35 As An Example
"Never forget what they took from us"
As you might recall, Nintendo released a "limited-time" battle royale title called Super Mario Bros. 35 on the Switch eShop in 2020. Although the game could still be active, the company decided to take it offline when Mario's anniversary celebrations ended. If it wasn't already hard enough for fans of this...
Japanese Charts Mario Party Superstars Knocks Pokémon Diamond And Pearl Off Top Spot
Switch dominates software and hardware charts
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 9th January, revealing that Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have lost their position at the top of the charts for the first time since launch. This week, that honour instead goes to Mario Party Superstars, which is up from...
Deals Metroid Dread And New Pokémon Snap Just £30 At Amazon UK Right Now
Update: Aaand they're gone
Update: And the £30 Metroid and Pokémon deals appear to have sold out in under an hour. A Dreadfully good deal that was worth Snapping up — and snapped up they were. Give us a shout in the comments if you got in quick and bagged a bargain. Original Story: Amazon UK has two of 2021's biggest Switch games discounted...
News Fans Have Discovered A Neat Mario Party 3 Reference Hidden Inside Mario Party DS
A familiar tune
If you were lucky enough to have had a copy of Mario Party DS back in the day, you might well remember Toadette’s Music Room, one of the game's unique boards. What we're willing to bet you didn't know, however, is that the board actually contains a cool little easter egg relating to an older game in the series. Toadette’s Music...
News Mario Party Superstars Mod Adds Bowser Jr. As A Playable Character
So long, Mario
Since its launch last October, Mario Party Superstars players have been getting their party on across boards that were first seen in the series' original three games available on Nintendo 64. It's a whole lot of fun, but a few more boards and a larger roster of playable characters à la Super Mario Party would have made the experience...
Random Mario And Bowser Are Being Used To Promote The PS5 In China
The real PlayStation icons...
When you think about Sony's PlayStation brand, what mascots come to mind? Some obvious ones would be Ratchet & Clank, Kratos, or perhaps even Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn - but why not Mario and Bowser? While you wouldn't normally associate the most famous video game character in the world with the PlayStation...
News Charles Martinet Discusses Voicing Gaming's Most Iconic Character: "I Dream As Mario"
"These voices are just alive in me..."
With hundreds of games under his belt, more awards than we could ever hope to count, and the impressive job of being Nintendo's main mascot, Super Mario has been a household name for decades. Undoubtedly one of entertainment's biggest stars, Mario has been delighting fans young and old ever since the original...
Reminder The Luigi's Mansion LEGO Sets Are Now Available
"Grab your Poltergust and get ready"
Update [Tue 4th Jan, 2022 04:30 GMT]: The three Luigi's Mansion LEGO sets are now available. Here's your reminder: Original article [Sun 31st Oct, 2021 12:05 GMT]: Surprise! Nintendo and LEGO will be expanding their Super Mario series with the announcement of three brand new sets based on the Luigi's Mansion...
Feature How The Super Mario Musical Got Made, And Avoided Nintendo's Cease & Desist
The secret is making Luigi a Scottish woman
The internet might be divided over Chris Pratt as Mario in the upcoming Super Mario movie, but we don't have to be satisfied with Hollywood's take on the plumber brothers, do we? The enterprising British theatre group Transfer Productions has just finished their first run of Mario! A Super Musical, which...
Feature How Accessible Are Zelda, Pokémon And Animal Crossing For Blind Gamers?
Top Nintendo Switch games evaluated for players with vision loss
When it comes to accessibility options in video games, some companies have been quicker than others to acknowledge the need and introduce basic features into their games. While progress has been made over the past few years, there's still much room for improvement and even the most...
Feature Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix, Or That Time Mario Got Movin’ To Mozart
The funky rhythm comin’ at ya!
On the surface Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix appears to be the ordinary and obvious by-product of Konami and Nintendo continuing to operate in the same creative space. After all, by the time of the game’s 2005 release, Mario had already been doing non-Mario things for a very long time — he could paint, ride...
Talking Point New Super Mario Bros. Is 15 Years Old, And It's Still Fantastic
Celebrating Mario's big 2D comeback on its anniversary
It’s quite funny to consider that the highest-selling Nintendo DS game of all time - shifting in excess of 30 million copies worldwide – is still a title I’d consider to be under-rated. If anything, it’s respected as the formative entry in a divisive series that’s considered to never...
Memory Pak Looking Into The Light In Super Mario 64
You know, that level where Mario blinds himself?
My dad used to tell me that, when he was young, the world was in black and white. For a long time, I didn't think to question it - after all, every shred of historical evidence we had from the 1950s and before was in black and white, too. Unfortunately, I grew up, and realised that my dad - as all...
News Out Of Bounds Discovery In Super Mario Bros. 3 Lets You Tag In Luigi
Now that's winning
Super Mario Bros. 3 is an all-time classic, and particularly impressive when you consider the technology it relied upon. The 16-bit SEGA Genesis was right around the corner in Japan by the time the Famicom version launched in Japan, for example, yet Nintendo delivered what was a huge step up for its flagship series. The overworld...
Review Paper Mario - A Well-Crafted Creation That Stands Up Beautifully
This review originally went live in 2017, and we're updating and republishing it to mark the addition of Paper Mario to the other N64 games on Nintendo Switch Online. Can we take a moment to appreciate just how gloriously wacky it is that a game like Paper Mario exists in the first place? This is an idea that followed in the...
Random This Super Mario Bros. Game Hack Adds Chris Pratt's Voice
"It's-a me...Chris Pratt!"
Back in September, Nintendo surprised the internet when it announced Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World, Avengers: Endgame) would be the voice of Super Mario in the upcoming animated film by Illumination. It's become a bit of a meme at this point online, and now to take it one step further, an internet...
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