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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...
Guide Mario Golf: Super Rush Guide - Tips And Hints For Mastering Mario Golf On Switch
Updated with version 4.0 details!
Mario Golf: Super Rush is out now on Nintendo Switch, the latest sports spin-off from Camelot. This time we're back on a variety of courses playing wacky-ish golf and racing around the fairway in a variety of game modes. In this guide we will equip you with key information about the best Mario Golf characters, how...
Guide Mario Golf: Super Rush Full Character Roster And Special Shot List
More than fore of them
For fans of the series old or new, there's certainly plenty to like about Mario Golf: Super Rush on Nintendo Switch. It offers a variety of modes and content to enjoy solo or with others; be sure to check out our Mario Golf: Super Rush review for the full lowdown on its fairway-based fun. The game features local and online...
News The "Last Free Update" For Mario Golf: Super Rush Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
New characters, courses, modes and more!
Just weeks after Nintendo wrapped up content development for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the team at Camelot has now officially released the last of its major updates for Mario Golf: Super Rush. It adds the new playable characters Shy Guy and Wiggler (yes, Wiggler). Two new levels: Shelltop Sanctuary and...
News Mario Movie Producer Defends Chris Pratt's Casting, Says The Voice Is "Phenomenal"
"Yeah I can't wait for people to hear it."
When the voice cast for Mario's upcoming movie was revealed back in September, it's safe to say that fans had concerns. While Mario's usual voice actor Charles Martinet will feature in the film in an as-yet-unannounced capacity, it's Hollywood star Chris Pratt who'll be taking on the role of Nintendo's...
News Nintendo Celebrates Zelda Game & Watch Launch With A New Super Mario Maker 2 Ninji Speedrun Course
A big week for Link
Well, here's a surprise - Nintendo has released a brand new Ninji Speedrun course for Super Mario Maker 2. It's a Zelda-themed one and is to celebrate the launch of the Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda this week. It'll be available until 21st November, so check it out while you can. A new Ninji Speedrun course is here for...
Japanese Charts Mario Party Superstars Fends Off Call Of Duty And Fortnite To Stay Top
As Switch dominates the hardware chart
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 7th November, revealing that Mario Party Superstars has remained at number one for a second consecutive week. The game shifted another 81,399 physical copies this week, down from 163,256 at launch, and managed to comfortably keep Call of Duty:...
News Nintendo Wants To Expand 3D Mario Games "In New Ways"
"People of all generations have been enjoying Super Mario Odyssey"
While the Super Mario series was born in the era of 2D gaming, more recently the Italian plumber has scored notable commercial successes with his 3D outings, including the likes of Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario Odyssey. Even so, the character has continued to appear in 2D...
News Zelda: BotW, Super Mario 64 And Pokémon GO Shortlisted For The Golden Joystick 'Ultimate Game Of All Time' Award
Along with Super Mario Kart and Tetris
Future Publishing's Golden Joystick awards have been a mainstay of the UK games industry for a while now (the awards first began in 1983), and this year we're being offered the chance to vote for the 'Ultimate Game Of All Time' to mark 50 years of gaming. To get to this stage, The Golden Joystick Awards...
UK Charts Mario Party Superstars Stays Third As Switch Takes Four Of The Top Ten
Call of Duty goes straight to number one
UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 6th November, revealing that Mario Party Superstars has remained in third place for a second consecutive week. Still sitting comfortably as Switch's highest-charting game for now, the latest entry in the Mario Party franchise couldn't compete with new...
News Nintendo And LEGO Reveal Brand New Super Mario Expansion Sets
"launching early 2022"
Following on from last week's surprise announcement of Luigi's Mansion sets, Lego has now revealed some exciting new Super Mario expansion sets. Nintendo shared this news on its social media accounts, which also confirms they'll be arriving early on in 2022. Check them out above and below. As you can see, some familiar faces...
Japanese Charts Mario Party Superstars Goes Top In A Busy Week For New Releases
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 31st October, revealing that Mario Party Superstars has gone straight in at number one. The game sold an estimated 163,256 physical copies in its opening week in Japan, managing to fend off several newcomers releasing this week. Among the other new titles was Super...
News Nintendo Adds N64 Controller Support To 3D All-Stars Version Of Super Mario 64
Play like it's 1996
Well, here's a surprise - Nintendo has now added N64 wireless controller support to the Super Mario 3D All-Stars version of Super Mario 64. In other words, you can now play the classic N64 Mario game, similar to how to back when the game was originally released on the N64. Here are the full patch notes for Version 1.1.1,...
Talking Point Super Mario 3D Land Turns 10 - Was It The Best '3D' Game On 3DS?
The golden era of stereoscopic 3D
Ten years ago on 3rd November 2011, Super Mario 3D Land made its debut on 3DS in Japan. It's not typically held up or remembered as a glorious entry of the Mario series — indeed, at the time of writing it inexplicably doesn't rank on our dynamic reader-rated list of the 50 best 3DS games — but several of us in...
Random A Rather Angry Mario Is Hiding In This Sega Saturn Game From 1995
Take them down from within
Sega and Nintendo are best buddies these days, but it wasn't always that way. Once upon a time, the two companies were battling for domination of the living room via their respective range of home systems, and their mascots – Mario and Sonic – were bitter enemies that wouldn't be seen dead in the same game (how things...
News Nintendo Has Now Shut Down Its Dr. Mario World Mobile Game
"Thank you for everything!"
Following on from shock announcement back in July, Nintendo has now officially shut down Dr. Mario World for mobile devices. When you boot the game up, you'll now receive an end-of-service notification. As previously revealed, Nintendo is also working on a webpage titled "Dr Mario World Memories" - allowing players to...
Random Chris Pratt Will Also Be The Voice Of Garfield
Nintendo and Illumination recently announced Chris Pratt would be taking over vocal duties for Mario in the upcoming animated movie due out in cinemas next year. It's a pretty big moment for Nintendo's Italian mascot, who up until now has been voiced by the legendary voice actor Charles Martinet. While Pratt himself has said...
News Nintendo's Lawyers Strike Again, This Time Against A Mario NFT Gambling Game
Project rep fights back against "Nintendo simps"
Here we see a visual representation of Nintendo fighting off copyright infringement cases on a daily basis. An unofficial game project which used Super Mario assets to promote an NFT-based gambling platform has attracted the attention of Nintendo, so we all know what happens next. As reported by...
UK Charts Mario Party Superstars Lands In Third As Metroid Dread Falls Out Of Top Ten
Five Switch exclusives make the top ten
UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 30th October, revealing that Mario Party Superstars has debuted in third spot. The Switch exclusive lost out to FIFA 22 (which is enjoying yet another week at number one), and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy which launched physically on PS5, PS4 and Xbox...
Review Super Mario 64 - The Best Launch Game Ever Made
Mario steps into a whole new dimension
Mario's first foray into the world of 3D is regarded by many — most, even — as one of the greatest video games of all time, and with good reason. It ranks as the first really convincing realisation of a 3D world in a platform game and it introduced the concept of analogue control to a generation of console...
Review Mario Party Superstars - A Party Most Hearty
Dad dancing mandatory
For years now fans of the Mario Party series have been pleading with Nintendo to just go back to the roots of what made the series great; no cars, no bizarre new modes, not just a collection of minigames that when presented in a vacuum lose all context or purpose — just Mario characters running around a board grabbing stars...
Anniversary Can You Believe It? Super Mario Odyssey Is Now Four Years Old
Mario is now an adventurous globe-trotter
It might seem like yesterday or a lifetime ago, depending on who you talk to, but this week marks the fourth year since Super Mario Odyssey made its debut on the Nintendo Switch. The title is currently the sixth best-selling Switch game of all time - having now shifted over 21 million copies around the...
Guide Where To Buy Mario Party Superstars
Jump up, Superstars!
Nintendo Switch already has a hip and popping Mario Party going on with Super Mario Party, but Mario Party Superstars brought back a host of popular minigames from previous entries in the long-running party game series. It launched on 29th October 2021 and includes five boards from the Nintendo 64 era — the first three games...
Random Going To Holland Soon? Then Make Sure You Play This 'Lost' Super Mario World Sequel
It's a Wacky World, alright
Mario has starred in a fair few million-selling games, but he's also contributed to some titles which are less well-known – including Super Mario's Wacky Worlds, a canned platformer for the Philips CD-i multimedia system from the early '90s. Developed in the US by Malibu-based NovaLogic – famous for the Comanche and...
PSA Enjoy Rumble In Super Mario 64 On Nintendo Switch Online With The Japanese Version
You'll have to work for it
Nintendo Switch Online's Expansion Pack is now live, adding various Nintendo 64 and SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis games into the mix. There are a small number of regional differences at the moment, and perhaps the most notable is that Super Mario 64 has rumble in Japan and not North America and Europe. Before those pitchforks...
Feature LEGO Designer Reveals Why The Super Mario 64 Set Is A '?' And Not An '!'
"With ? Blocks, you never know what you’ll find inside"
The Lego Super Mario 64 ? Block got Nintendo fans all hot under the collar when it was announced on social media. Its clever folding design in particular provides a real wow moment, as the innocuous block unfolds to reveal intricate, microscale recreations of iconic levels from Super Mario...
News Mario Party Superstars Leaks Online Ahead Of Next Week's Official Launch
Game arrives on October 29th
Another high-profile Nintendo Switch release has been leaked onto the internet nearly a week out from its launch. This time around it's Mario Party Superstars, which officially arrives on the Switch on 29th October. It follows on from the leak of Metroid Dread earlier this month. If you are trying to avoid any...
News Charles Martinet Wants To Voice Mario For As Long As He Possibly Can
"I want to voice Mario until I drop dead"
Chris Pratt might have been cast as the voice of Super Mario in Illumination's upcoming animated movie - due out next year, but for the good majority of Nintendo fans around the world, the original voice of Mario will always be Charles Martinet. Although he voiced Nintendo's mascot before the N64 era, his...
Video Nintendo Shares Two New Commercials For Mario Party Superstars
Only ten days to go!
Mario Party Superstars is just ten days away from launching on Switch, so what better time is there to get hyped up for its release? Nintendo has shared two new commercials for the game, giving us a quick look at minigame gameplay and also demonstrating how fun the series can be in local multiplayer as you might expect. Oh, and...
News 3D All-Stars' Super Mario 64 Could Still Be The Definitive Switch Version
The Switch Online release appears to be an original ROM
Last month, Nintendo announced Nintendo 64 games would be coming to its Switch Online service in the form of a paid upgrade referred to as the "Expansion Pack". There have been all sorts of questions that have been raised so far, but one that keeps coming up is what version of
Feature Our Verdict On The LEGO Super Mario 64 Question Mark Block
Best build on the block
At first glance, the Lego Super Mario 64 Question Mark Block looks pretty uneventful; simple, in fact, especially following on from the interactive gamification featured in the previous Lego Super Mario sets. It’s just a solid Lego block, right? If that's what you're thinking... well, you obviously haven't been keeping an...
Random Chris Pratt Shares Joke "First Look" At The Super Mario Movie
The Star-Lord x Super Mario memes are taking off
Chris Pratt - also known as Marvel's Star-Lord and the guy from the Jurrasic World series - was last month revealed as the voice of Mario for the 'Super Mario' animated movie, airing in cinemas next December. In a message to fans via Instagram at the time, Pratt shared a memory about he used to love...
Random Yoshi From The Super Mario Series Apparently Have Different Names
The green one is called Yoshi, obviously
Well, here's some Nintendo trivia you might not have heard before - Yoshi (as in a group them, also referred to as 'Yoshies' or 'Yoshis') apparently have different names. Whether you want to embrace this lore or not, is entirely up to you, but according to Nintendo of Europe materials from back in the day,...
Soapbox Paper Mario: TTYD Is 17 Years Old Today, But It's Still A Masterpiece
A paper cut above the rest
From the very first second of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, I was hooked. The game begins with a gentle twinkling music and a book opening to tell you the story of an ancient, ruined town lost to time, and the fabled treasure buried there; once you've listened to the whole story (and seen Peach herself buying a...
News Nintendo Enlists Japanese Idol Group King & Prince To Promote Mario Party Superstars
Look at those hats!
With Mario Party Superstars launching in just a couple of weeks' time, Nintendo has teamed up with J-pop group King & Prince for a new marketing campaign. Following in the footsteps of Nintendo's recent campaign with K-pop group TWICE, who starred in commercials that advertised the Nintendo Switch and a variety of games,...
News Introducing Super Mario Eclipse - A New Super Mario Sunshine Mod Featuring An Expanded Story And Much More
The GameCube classic just got an upgrade
Super Mario Sunshine might not be everyone's Mario game of choice, but it's still managed to develop a bit of a cult following over the years. While many Nintendo fans would love to see a sequel to the original 2002 GameCube title, it doesn't seem it'll be happening any time soon, so how about a mod instead?...
Deals Get A Free Gift From My Nintendo Store UK With Your LEGO Super Mario 64 Question Block
Bag a Super Mushroom Surprise
Today sees the launch of the latest addition to the LEGO Super Mario set collection in the form of the LEGO Super Mario 64 Question Mark Block. We haven't yet taken delivery of this box of tricks, but it features various levels from the seminal 64-bit platformer, including micro versions of Mario, Peach and Bowser...
Random Wait A Sec, That Sure Looks Like Mario In Sonic The Hedgehog's Marble Zone
Or lions, apparently
Sonic's had one heck of a journey over the last 30 years, and while he and Mario are the best of buds these days with their regular Olympic outings, the two were the largest of rivals in the gaming industry once upon a time. It's that particular fact that makes this little discovery all the more interesting, though, and all the...
News Former Mario Movie Star John Leguizamo Isn't Happy With The Casting On The New Film
"I’m the only one who knows how to make this movie work script wise"
Last week, Nintendo finally lifted the lid on the cast for the upcoming Super Mario movie, with Chris Pratt's casting as Mario raising a few eyebrows. As you might expect, John Leguizamo - who played Luigi in the 1993 live-action Mario movie – has some words to say about this...
Deals Get Great Savings On LEGO Mario Toys With This 'Build Your Own' Bundle
Choose your favourite packs and save £22!
If you're still looking to jump into the LEGO Mario scene, or perhaps simply hoping to add to your already blossoming collection, this latest deal from UK retailer Zavvi is sure to offer a helping hand. Currently, a 'build your own bundle' offer on the site lets you grab a Starter Course, an Expansion Set...
News It's Official, Super Nintendo World Is Getting A Donkey Kong Expansion
"Set to open in 2024"
It seems the worst kept secret has finally been confirmed - Super Nintendo World is getting a Donkey Kong-themed "expansion" and it's set to open in 2024. According to an official Nintendo press release, this new area will allow park guests to walk through "lush" jungles where Donkey Kong and his friends live. There'll also be...
News Mario Party Superstars Includes 100 Minigames - Here's The Full List
All minigames from N64 to Wii U
Mario Party is always a good bit of fun when you have family or friends over, and while the boards themselves are often thought of as the main attraction, we all know that the minigames are really where it's at. Right? Well, the good news is that Mario Party Superstars, set to launch on Switch on 29th October, will...
News "Dreams Come True": Chris Pratt Talks About His New Role As Super Mario
But we'll have to wait to hear the voice
One of the biggest surprises from yesterday's Nintendo Direct wasn't even a game at all. During a special segment of the show, Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto took to the stage to announce new details regarding the upcoming Super Mario movie, including our first look at the English-language cast. Fan...
News The Super Mario Movie's Release Date And Cast Are Revealed
Chris Pratt! Jack Black! Seth Rogan! Charles Martinet!
The upcoming Super Mario movie now has a solid release date. As was revealed during today's Nintendo Direct, the movie will launch in North America on the 21st of December, 2022. We also got our first look at the cast, and there are some big names involved. Chris Pratt (Jurassic World,...
Random These Mario And Luigi Cosplays Are So Good, Even Mario Himself Is Impressed
You'll want the sound on for this
They certainly look the part, but wait until you hear them... If you've ever been to a gaming expo or Comic Con-style event, you'll probably have noticed that Nintendo fans really bring it when it comes to cosplay. We've seen some great efforts over the years, and joining that list today are these fans who brought...
News Pre-Order Mario Party Superstars From My Nintendo And Get Some Free Goodies (UK)
Existing orders will be upgraded
Metroid Dread isn't the only first-party Nintendo title arriving in the month of October. At the very end of it is the launch of Mario Party Superstars - first announced in June this year during Nintendo's E3 Direct. If you are planning on adding a physical copy of the game to your Switch library and happen to be...
News There's A Hidden Secret Inside The LEGO Super Mario Question Block Set
And a lovely Easter Egg, too
It's weird to give a spoiler warning for a LEGO set, but this article will obviously spoil elements of the secrets and surprises in the Question Block. If you want to go in fresh, stop reading already. Ever since the LEGO Super Mario Question Block set was announced, we've been wondering... what's up with that little...
Random A Rogue Space Particle Could Be Responsible For This Unsolved Super Mario 64 Speedrun Glitch
Back in 2013, speedrunner DOTA_Teabag was dashing through Super Mario 64's Tick Tock Clock stage when the titular plumber suddenly shot upwards through the floor and ended up on a higher platform. This totally unexpected and previously unseen glitch quickly became the trick other speedrunners wanted to emulate, but despite a $1,000...
News Select Super Mario LEGO Sets Appear To Be 'Retiring Soon'
Get Wave 1 while you can
It's been an exciting week if you're a fan of Lego and Nintendo's Super Mario series - with the reveal of the Super Mario 64 '?' Block, but it seems some older sets could soon be retiring. As spotted by VGC, the Lego's UK store will seemingly be retiring three Super Mario sets from Wave 1. They include the Boomer Bill...
News Super Mario 64 LEGO '?' Block Revealed, Out In October
The mystery unfolds...
Yesterday LEGO was teasing its next Nintendo tie-in, confirming it'd be a big ol' '?' Block. It's now been fully unveiled in the trailer above, and as you can see it unfolds for a Super Mario 64 theme; it looks set to release on 1st October. It looks rather neat, but you'll need to save your pennies; the
News LEGO's Next Super Mario Set Is A Huge Question Block, Although What's Inside Is A Mystery
Schrödinger's Cat Mario
Update [Thu 9th Sep, 2021 12:30 BST]: All has now been revealed... Prolific plastic brick producer LEGO has teased the next in its line of LEGO Super Mario sets: a large question block. Of course, it can't be as simple as 'just a big ol' box made out of Lego' — there must be more to this latest Nintendo collaboration,...
News Get Super Cosy In These Super Fluffy Super Mario PJs
Gelato Pique's new line is Japan-only
Gelato Pique is back with more extremely fluffy cosy clothes, after their Animal Crossing line made us wildly envious of Japan's merch back in February. This time, it's Super Mario and friends who are getting pyjamafied, with designs featuring Mario, Yoshi, Boo, Mushrooms, and Super Stars. The PJs and vario
News Super Mario Labyrinth Is The Latest Video Game Board Game
Reminds me of the babe
Hey, remember Labyrinth? No, not the Bowie-in-tights movie, the board game from the '80s, with the moving tiles and the maze that you have to navigate. It's getting a new lick of Super Mario paint to celebrate the 35th anniversary of both Super Mario and Labyrinth, which is lovely. The game is playable with 2-4 players and is...
Guide Best Mario Music Ever: Our Top 10 Mario Songs - Super Mario Playlist
Super Mario Music
As a part of Nintendo Life VGM Fest, a season of music-focused interviews and features celebrating the video game audio in all its forms, we're assembling a bunch of playlists featuring some of our very favourite tunes. We've looked at the funky/groovy end of the spectrum, and we've also looked at the tracks we queue up when we...
News Mario + Rabbids Team Shares Special Artwork To Celebrate Kingdom Battle's Fourth Anniversary
Four years ago (or four years ago yesterday if we're being picky), Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle brought a charming and colourful new flavour of turn-based tactics to Switch. Featuring the unlikely pairing of Super Mario and Ubisoft's Rabbids, the game was nothing short of excellent, not only winning over Nintendo fans, but performing...
News Mario Golf: Super Rush Devs Wanted Maps The Size Of Hyrule Field, Nintendo's Zelda Team Helped
"Thanks to their help, Mario Golf was able to evolve"
When Mario Golf: Super Rush launched back in June, we found it to be a solid entry in the series, albeit one that lacked that little bit of pizazz and creativity needed to make it something truly worth your time. One new feature that did shake things up a bit, however, was Speed Golf – a mode...
Talking Point How Much Would You Pay For A Mint Copy Of Super Mario Bros.?
6 golden coins? 8 red coins?
Following on from the recent record-breaking sales for retro games, including $2 million USD for a copy of Super Mario Bros. and $870K USD for The Legend of Zelda on NES — not to mention the unf
News Super Mario Bros. Movie Might Be Directed By The Teen Titans Go! Creators
An animator's profile may have revealed new details
As you might recall, Illumination - the company behind Despicable Me - is bringing a Super Mario animated movie to the big screen in 2022. It will be co-produced by Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto and Illumination's CEO Chris Meledandri. Now in a new update, there's a rumour the Super Mario movie will...
News Nintendo's Giving Away LEGO Mario Keychains As Part Of New LEGO VIP Partnership
And great prizes are up for grabs
Nintendo of Europe has announced that its My Nintendo brand is teaming up with LEGO VIP to offer fans new ways of exploring the growing world of Super Mario-themed LEGO. For anyone not in the know, LEGO VIP is a free loyalty programme that offers up rewards when you shop directly from LEGO's website or stores. Once...
Random You Can Play Super Mario 64 Via The Xbox's Web Browser
A cheeky little workaround
You might recall back in April we reported on the fact that Super Mario 64 was now playable via a browser using Super Mario 64: Browser Edition. Now, our friends over at Pure Xbox have discovered that this version is playable on an Xbox console, using the system's built-in Edge browser. While the gam
News The Voice Of Mario From The Early '90s Has Passed Away
Prolific actor Walker Boone sadly left us at the start of 2021
Charles Martinet has been the voice of Mario for quite some time now, but he's not the only actor to bring the famous character to life. In the early '90s, Mario was voiced by Walker Boone, who would provide his vocal talents to both The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario...
Random Ligue 1 Celebrates Lionel Messi's PSG Move With A Super Mario Tribute
Any FIFA fans amongst us will likely be aware of Lionel Messi's recent departure from Barcelona; one of football's biggest stars, Messi's been making headlines all around the world over the past few days as fans eagerly awaited his next move. The deal's now been done – Messi's a Paris Saint-Germain player – and the French football...
News Stand-Up Comedian Reveals His Role In The Upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie
American stand-up comedian Sebastian Maniscalco has revealed that he has a role in Illumination's upcoming Super Mario movie, and people are speculating that it signals a return for an old and relatively minor Nintendo character in the film. As a guest on the 5th August edition of the Bertcast, a podcast hosted by fellow comedian...
News Universal Studios Hollywood Is Now Selling Super Nintendo World Merch
"available for a limited time"
If you've been eager to get your hands on some Super Nintendo World merchandise and happen to be located in America, you're in luck. Nintendo is making some themed items available for a limited time at the Universal Studios Store in Hollywood. Nintendo's tweet highlights just some of the exclusive items - including...
News A Copy Of Super Mario Bros. For NES Just Smashed World Records, AGAIN
We're still waiting for Beanie Babies to be worth something
Hey, remember last month when a sealed copy of Super Mario 64 sold for a record-breaking $1.56 million? The previous record of most expensive video game was set just days earlier, when an ultra-rare copy of The Legend of Zelda on NES reached a (then)
News Mario Golf: Super Rush Version 2.0.0 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
Download it today
As promised, Nintendo has now released its first major content update for Mario Golf: Super Rush. It adds ranked matches, the new playable character Toadette, the new Golf Course New Donk City (as seen in Super Mario Odyssey), adjusts motion controls, and makes a lot of general changes to enhance the overall experience.
News Surprise! Mario Golf: Super Rush Is Getting A New Character, Course And More In Free Update
And it drops later today
Out of nowhere, Nintendo has announced that Mario Golf: Super Rush will receive its first major free update later today (or tomorrow, for those in Europe). The new update will add a brand new mode called Ranked Match, the New Donk City course, and new character Toadette. It'll also bring "improved motion controls," as...
News In Just Five Days, Mario Golf: Super Rush Became The Second Best-Selling Game In The Series
Nintendo has provided its first official sales update for Mario Golf: Super Rush, and the figures show that our favourite plumber's latest outing is likely already his most successful yet. In its financial earnings report covering April through June 2021, Nintendo revealed that Mario Golf: Super Rush sold 1.34 million units worldwide...
News Smash Bros. Ultimate Adds Mario Golf: Super Rush Spirits This Weekend
Available for a limited time
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's next Spirit event has been detailed, and this time we're being treated to a selection of brand new Spirits based on Mario Golf: Super Rush (thanks, Perfectly Nintendo). Just like in the past, this latest event will run for five days in total, starting on Friday 6th August and wrapping up on...
News Nintendo Launches The Game Of Life: Super Mario Edition
And it's already selling out
Not content with only dominating the video game world, Mario and friends have jumped into a new board game – The Game of Life: Super Mario Edition. As you'd expect, this special edition mixes up the usual Game of Life gameplay with several Mario-inspired twists; indeed, rather than having an objective centred around...
Random Square Enix Almost Made Its Final Fantasy X Protagonist A Plumber
Hear that, Mario?
Nintendo's Super Mario is used to some friendly competition when it comes to video games, but not so much in the plumbing business. This might have been different though, had Square Enix gone ahead with its initial plans for Final Fantasy X. Speaking to Famitsu, the game’s writer, Kazushige Nojima, mentioned how the original...
News Nintendo's Selling Miniature Versions Of Its Iconic Nintendo Store Statues
Available starting this weekend
If you've been lucky enough to visit Nintendo's world-famous store in Tokyo (or even if you've just watched hundreds of videos of other people visiting it on YouTube instead like us), you'll no doubt have seen the four statues that proudly adorn the shop floor. Mario, Link, Isabelle and an Inkling can all be seen on...
Poll Can You Still Find Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. And Super Mario 3D All-Stars?
Mario where are y-- oh there you are
Finding out that Super Mario 3D All-Stars was going to have a limited production run and would only be sold digitally until 31st March 2021 provoked some strong reactions from many Nintendo fans. Sure, there's an argument to be made that anyone who wanted a copy of this compilation game probably picked one up...
News Nintendo Is Shutting Down Dr. Mario World For Mobile
Service will end on 1st November 2021
Nintendo has announced it will end the Dr. Mario World mobile game service on the 1st of November this year. In a message over on the official game website, Nintendo thanked players for their continued support since the service began on 10th July 2019 and mentioned how "diamond" sales (premium currency) would...
Random There's A New Hill In London, And People Think It Looks Like Super Mario 64
Uncool, Uncool Mountain
"What on earth do you mean," we hear you say, "by 'a new hill'?" Trust us, we're as baffled as you are. It turns out that The Powers That Be (Westminster Council) commissioned a £2 million hill next to Marble Arch, for some reason, and yesterday, the 26th of July, was the launch day (although how exactly one "launches" a...
Random Finally, Scientists Have Built A Robot Hand That Can Play Super Mario Bros.
Did someone say Power Glove?
Plenty of super-clever, super-talented researchers across the globe have been pretty busy trying to save the world recently, but hey, even scientists need to work on something fun every once and a while. For this team of researchers from the University of Maryland, that fun has arrived in the form of a robotic hand...
News This Unofficial 'Life-Sized' LEGO Mario Can Be Yours For, Erm, $900
Coming in at almost 5,000 pieces
Thanks to Nintendo and LEGO's ongoing partnership, LEGO Mario is now a real thing that exists – you can still order one and everything! – but that isn't stopping others from sharing their own designs, including this mammoth take on our favourite moustachioed plumber. Bricker Builds, a group of designers and...
Random John Romero's PC Port Of Super Mario Bros. 3 Turns Up On A Floppy In A Museum
Where it belongs
You may remember a few years ago when veteran game developer and DOOM legend John Romero released a video of a PC port demo of Super Mario Bros. 3 originally built as a pitch to Nintendo back in 1990. Well, the full demo has now turned up in a bunch of data donated to the Strong National Museum of Play in the US. The team that...
News Tag Heuer Reveals Limited-Edition $2,150 Super Mario Watch
Limited to 2,000 units
Update: Tag Heuer has now unveiled its the Tag Heuer Connected x Super Mario watch, a limited-edition piece that'll cost a staggering, if unsurprising, $2,150. The new release is actually a special edition of the Tag Heuer Connected, a digital watch that uses Android's Wear OS tech (thanks, VGC). Over on the Tag Heuer...
News A Sealed Copy Of Super Mario 64 Just Sold For A Record-Breaking $1.56 Million
Just days after the previous record was set
Over the weekend, the world record for the highest-priced video game sale was well and truly smashed, with an ultra-rare copy of The Legend of Zelda on NES selling for a mind-blowing $870,000 USD. It's a number that's impossible for most of us to even comprehend, and we never would have expected to see a...
Guide Where To Buy LEGO Luigi - LEGO Super Mario Adventures With Luigi Starter Course
I'm-a Luigi, Number One!
It might have taken a while (a year to the day, in fact) for Luigi to catch up with his brother, but now you're able to have a proper fraternal reunion in bricky blocky form. Yes, LEGO Luigi has arrived as part of the new LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Luigi Starter Course set. LEGO Luigi is interactive in much the same...
Random Mario's Nips Are Back In This Beachy Nintendo Pic
Ah, to live in the Mushroom Kingdom, where the sun always shines (unless Bowser's nicked the Shine Sprites again) and the sea is always a lovely bright blue (filled with horrible underwater platforming levels). We're not bitter because the pandemic is stopping us from getting on a plane or heading to the beach. Not at all. No. We love...
Japanese Charts Mario Golf: Super Rush Stays Top For A Second Week As Switch Dominates
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 4th July, revealing that Mario Golf: Super Rush has managed to stay top of the pile for a second consecutive week. The game sold another estimated 31,685 physical copies this week, helping it to stay ahead of Game Builder Garage which is still performing nicely in second...
Deals Get A Nintendo T-Shirt, Mug And Coasters For Just £10.99 Combined (UK)
Go on, treat yourself
Update (Thu 8th Jul, 2021 16:15 BST): The deal has sadly changed from £8.99 to £10.99. Saying that, £10.99 for all the goodies mentioned below is still a pretty great offer! Original Article: UK retailer Zavvi has a cracking new offer available for Nintendo fans, offering up a variety of goodies at a heavily reduced price...
News Universal's New Streaming Exclusivity Deal Will Affect Super Mario Movie
US streaming service Peacock gets exclusive rights
Universal Pictures has just struck a deal with streaming service Peacock, which will make its new movies Peacock exclusives in the US for the first and last four months of their 18-month streaming window, after it has finished its cinema showings. This deal, which comes into effect in 2022, will...
News Mario's Creator Shigeru Miyamoto Is Still "Hooked" On Pokémon GO
"It's a dream come true"
Even after five years, Niantic's augmented reality game Pokémon GO remains popular as ever. It's not just avid trainers who are still obsessed with the game though. During Nintendo’s 81st annual General Meeting of Shareholders, the heads of the company were asked what their favourite games were, and it seems in recent...
News Nintendo Has Added Another GBA Course To Mario Kart Tour
Update: Here's a first look
Update: Summer has officially arrived in Mario Kart Tour. Daisy (Swimwear) debuts alongside the new Sunny Surf Sailer and Cheep-Cheep Island. Here's a first look: Nintendo's mobile title Mario Kart Tour will soon be getting another content update. Ahead of the launch, it's been revealed as a new (but old) track -...
Guide Bowser's Fury Shine Locations: All 100 Cat Shines In Super Mario 3D World: Bowser's Fury
Every Cat Shine location detailed
While Super Mario 3D World is most definitely a good time, those of you who have already experienced the game on Wii U will be most interested in the excellent Bowser's Fury expansion, which offers an open-world setting with Cat Shines to collect. In this guide, we'll show you the exact locations of all 100 Cat...
Guide Bowser's Fury Shine Locations - Lucky Isle
Every Cat Shine location detailed
While Super Mario 3D World is most definitely a good time, those of you who have already experienced the game on Wii U will be most interested in the excellent Bowser's Fury expansion, which offers an open-world setting with Cat Shines to collect. In this guide, we'll be showing you all of the Cat Shine locations...
News Mario + Rabbids Dev Team Has Tripled In Size To Meet Sequel's "Much Bigger Ambitions"
Sparks of Hope indeed
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope was one of the highlights of this year's E3, offering a gorgeous splash of colour and comedy to liven up Ubisoft's show and giving fans of the original game something to look forward to as we hurtle towards 2022. The footage we saw during the event looked particularly lavish, with some very...
UK Charts Mario Golf: Super Rush Scores A Debut Hole In One
Nintendo takes six of the top ten
UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 26th June, revealing that Mario Golf: Super Rush has gone straight in at number one in its opening week. Nintendo's latest Switch release beat last week's number one Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart to get there, also fending off the never-ending threat of FIFA...
Random Mario's Speed Golf Would Look Absolutely Ridiculous In Real Life
Gotta go fast?
Nintendo has just released the latest entry in the Mario Golf series for the Switch. The gimmick unique to this one is "Speed Golf" - a mode where you tee off at the same time against other players and quite literally race through the course to get your ball in the hole first. We must admit when Nintendo first showcased this mode in...
Random Super Mario Sunshine's FLUDD Shows Up In The New Mario Golf Game
Is it a sign? Probably not...
F.L.U.D.D. might not be a household name, but if you're a longtime Mario fan, you've likely heard about this nifty device before. It first appeared in the 2002 GameCube release Super Mario Sunshine and is an incredibly important tool for Mario throughout his adventure - a bit like the Poltergust 3000 in the Luigi's...
Random Shulk's Voice Actor Stars In The Latest Mario Golf TV Ad, And It's A Must-See
We're really feeling it
Not official artwork. We Photoshopped this. What do you mean, 'you could already tell'? Today sees the launch of Mario Golf: Super Rush on Nintendo Switch – are you planning on getting a copy? – but what if we told you there's a TV ad for the game starring none other than Adam Howden, the English voice actor behind...
Poll Mario Golf: Super Rush Is Out Today On Switch, Are You Getting It?
Have your say...
It's been just over seven years since we were last treated to a Mario Golf game, so Super Rush's arrival on Switch today is most welcome indeed. With plenty of fan-favourite Mushroom Kingdom stars all correct and present, as well as some interesting new gameplay modes to freshen things up a little bit, Super Rush has no doubt been...
Guide Mario Golf: Super Rush - How To Create The Best Mii In Golf Adventure
All about priorities
Mario Golf: Super Rush is out now, and its most notable mode is Golf Adventure, a single player experience that introduces you to a variety of techniques, characters and courses. In this mode you play as your preferred Mii, and the progress for your character then transitions across into any other mode where you choose to use...
Guide Where To Buy Mario Golf: Super Rush On Switch
Grab your clubs and get to the buggy
It's been a while since Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom mates hit the fairway and whacked some small balls around the countryside, but the plumber and his pals are finally back on Switch in Mario Golf: Super Rush. With a host of colourful characters filling out the ranks, you can also play this Switch entry in the...
News Nintendo Has Released A Day-One Update For Mario Golf: Super Rush
Download it today!
It's become standard practice for Nintendo to release day-one updates for its latest releases on the Switch. Following on from first-day patches for Miitopia and Game Builder Garage, we've now got one for Camelot's game, Mario Golf: Super Rush. It bumps the title up to Version 1.1.0. According to Nintendo's official support page,...
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