Super Mario - News
Random Did You Know You Can 'Steal' Your Friends' Clones In Super Mario 3D World?
Naughty, but effective
The original Super Mario 3D World on Wii U introduced the Double Cherry, a brand new power-up that creates a clone of your character, essentially allowing players to control two or more versions of themselves at the same time. Naturally, the item is present once again in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury on Switch...
UK Charts Super Mario 3D World Knocked Out Of First Place For The First Time Since Launch
But it's another solid week for Nintendo
UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 13th March, revealing that Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has lost out on top spot for the first time since its launch in mid-February. Mario's latest adventure has had to settle for second place this time around, as Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles...
News Yes, Someone Has Reviewed Japan's Super Nintendo World
Find out how to beat the boss, and which food is best
Japan's Super Nintendo World theme park opens this week, and although its Universal Studios Orlando sibling just got kicked back to 2025, fans will be able to visit from the 18th March. In anticipation of the park's gates opening to the public, Video Games Chronicle has published a series of...
Poll Box Art Brawl: Duel #78 - Super Mario RPG
Welcome back, you lovely lot, to Box Art Brawl — our poll-filled series to find out your favourite regional retro box art variants from two or more contestants. It's been over a month since the last Brawl but following some time off to train up and recuperate, we're back once again to wreak havoc on video game covers of yesteryear...
News Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Was The Best-Selling Game Of February (US)
And is the second best-selling game of 2021
NPD sales tracking data has revealed Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has experienced a strong start in the US, in terms of sales. In its launch month of February, the game was ranked as the best-selling game and the second best-selling game of 2021. Notably, this doesn't include its digital sales...
Japanese Charts Super Mario 3D World Returns To Number One As Nintendo Dominates Proceedings
Entire top ten and best-selling hardware secured
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 7th March, revealing that Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has returned to the top of the pile. Nintendo's mega Mario rerelease sold another 53,603 physical copies this week to get that top spot, knocking last week's debut number...
News Super Mario LEGO Has Been One Of The Company's Most Successful Launches
"LEGO Super Mario introduced an entirely new way to play"
Last year's announcement that LEGO Super Mario would finally happen was like a childhood dream coming true. Blending together block-building with unique character interactions, we've since had several expansions like Bowser's Castle and Toad's Treasure Hunt, and even a LEGO NES Console. We
Soapbox There Might Be A Bright Side To Mario's March 31st Doomsday, After All
The termination of various Super Mario games looms, but it's not all bad news
Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In this piece, Kate argues that Mario's Doomsday might not be as bad an event as you think... Let's begin with a tally of...
News Jakks Pacific Reveals Brand New Super Mario Playsets, Arriving This Fall
Update: Super Mario Deluxe Cloud Playset announced
If you're a fan of Mario-themed merchandise and toys, you can't go past Jakks Pacific's Super Mario playsets. The toy brand has now revealed it will be expanding the existing line with this Bowser's Airship Playset this Fall. This set comes packaged with a 2.5 inch Mario figure and the airship...
News Indie Dev Shares 'The Last Levels', 36 Super Mario Maker Courses To Play Before Servers Are Shut Down
The end of an era
With Super Mario Maker's servers being completely shut down on 31st March (the original Wii U game, that is, not Super Mario Maker 2 on Switch), one indie developer has decided to give it a mighty send-off. That send-off arrives in the form of a 36-course feast courtesy of Ultra Dolphin Revolution, a developer which has been...
Guide Where To Buy Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros.
Much like the NES and SNES Mini before it, the dinky Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. is sure to be a collector's item and hard to get your hands on in the future. Naughty scalpers are sure to have a field day with this one! Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. arrives in stores on November 13th and it includes the following...
News Happy MAR10 Day, Everyone!
How will you be celebrating?
As if last year's 35th-anniversary celebrations weren't enough, it's time once again to celebrate our favourite moustachioed plumber thanks to the timely arrival of MAR10 Day! Yes, as has become an annual tradition, March 10th is the perfect day to share our favourite memories and general adoration for good old Super...
News Mario Kart Tour Celebrates MAR10 Day With "The Mario Tour"
Mario Tour Is Now Live
It's MAR10 Day, and Nintendo is celebrating in more ways than one. Having previously offered discounts on a select few games, Mario Kart Tour is also getting involved. Following on from the previous Snow Tour, this time we've got the "Mario Tour". Lasting until March 23rd, it introduces a new T
Random Modder Turns The Floor Into Lava In Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
It's still possible to beat the new expansion
Raise your hand if you played "the floor is lava" as a kid. It's one of the simplest games you could play, jumping from sofa to sofa as you tried to avoid being "killed" by the "lava-filled floor". It's no surprise video games are full of variants on this idea, and most Super Mario games already feature...
News Nintendo Reminds Us The Super Mario Bros. 35 Service Will End On 31st March
Happy MAR10 Day!
It's 10th March today and that means it's officially Mario day. While there's a sale and more to celebrate Mario's 35th anniversary, unfortunately, Nintendo's Japanese customer support Twitter account has dampened the mood with yet another reminder the company will end the Super Mario Bros. 35 service on
Anniversary It's Super Mario RPG's 25th Birthday!
Don't get too excited - Nintendo likely won't do anything for this one, either
Let's just ignore the woeful approach of the end of Mario's 35th anniversary, or the completely-ignored 35th anniversary of the Zelda series for a moment. 2021 is also a big year for Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
News Netflix Joins Mario's Doomsday Celebrations, Will Remove Super Mario Bros. 3 Cartoon On 31st March
Nintendo isn't the only one pulling Mario products
We hate to remind you, but it's already March, and that means Nintendo will be pulling the plug on a number of Mario products at the end of the month. This includes Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Super Mario Bros. 35 on Switch, the original
Guide Where To Buy The Mario Red & Blue Edition Nintendo Switch
"It's-a me, Mario Red & Blue Edition Switch!"
Update: While this initially sold out like hotcakes, many retailers have seen restocks recently. Pick one up while you can! Alongside the release of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, Nintendo released a new edition of the Switch which launched on 12th February 2021. As you can see above, the...
Video WarioWare Could Have So Much Potential On Switch
So why hasn't it happened yet?
When you hear the words 'irreverent rapid fire microgames played in quick succession', you hopefully think of WarioWare because we're not sure there's much else that fits that description. These games have always taken advantage of the hardware available to the consoles they're on, from the Wii Remote to the DSi...
News Nintendo Celebrates MAR10 Day 2021 With Themed Switch Sale (North America)
Save On Super Mario Maker 2, Luigi's Mansion 3 and more
It's been a mixed time for Super Mario fans lately. After successfully launching Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury last month, the threat of delisting still looms for several Super Mario games
News Nintendo Isn't Backing Down On Its Decision To Pull Mario Products From Stores This Month
Update: Nintendo of Europe offers further clarification
Update: Following on from the statement posted on Nintendo's Japanese social media channels (see our original article below), Nintendo of Europe has also shared further confirmation of the upcoming product takedowns: "The Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary will come to an end on March 31st,...
Random Nintendo Ironically Celebrates All Mario Switch Games With Fans, Weeks Before Wiping Some From Existence
But don't worry, fans are 'fixing' it...
Plenty of Mario fans aren't best pleased with Nintendo's plan to pull games from stores. If you've somehow missed the news, Nintendo is planning on removing a number of Mario games and products from stores at the end of this month and, in a recent statement, has reiterated the fact that it isn't backing
News Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros Is Getting One Final Restock In Australia Before It's Gone Forever
One more time
Between higher-profile casualties like Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Super Mario Bros. 35, and Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light, it's easy to forget that Game &
News Ahead Of Nintendo's "Thanos Snap", Super Mario Bros. 35 Is Getting Another Special Event
Starts on March 5th
We're slowly getting closer to Super Mario Bros. 35's delisting. As Nintendo recently reconfirmed, it doesn't plan on backing down from the 31st March removal date, so we'll be saying goodbye to this Battle Royale soon. With exactly four weeks to go, that isn't stopping the weekly events just yet, and Super Mario Bros. 35's...
News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 1.8.0 Patch Notes - Super Mario 35th Anniversary Items, Fixes And More
Download it today
Following on from the Animal Crossing: New Horizons' version 1.8.0 update last week, Nintendo has now finally made the full patch notes available. Most notably, this update adds the Super Mario 35th anniversary collaboration items. In addition to this are "limited-time" seasonal items available from Nook Shopping. Last but not...
News Unlock A Special Super Mario Bowser's Fury Theme In Tetris 99's 20th Maximus Cup
Claw your way to the top of the rankings
Nintendo kicked off the year with a special Kirby-themed Tetris 99 crossover, and now, a few months on, the same battle royale game is promoting the recent release Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. The next Maximus Cup (which happens to be the 20th one) starts later this week on 4th March and will run...
News Animal Crossing X Mario Warp Pipe Doesn't Let You Access The Fourth Level After All
Update: It was too good to be true
Update: Streamer neeks - AKA teakittyy - has kindly keen in touch to break some bad news: the pipe doesn't take you to the "fourth level", but the third. Boo. Original Story [Mon 1st Mar, 2021 21:30 GMT]: Either you're here because you're wondering what the "fourth level" is, or you're here because you realise...
Video We Take A Look At The Hidden Mario Golf Game That Didn't Star Mario
Does Mario Golf need Mario to be good?
Camelot Software Planning has been in the business for decades. Initially known as Sonic! Software Planning, it delivered the seminal Shining Force series. The company would later split from Sega and land a deal with Sony to develop the very first Everybody's Golf. With both sports and RPGs under its hat,...
Random Fans Take A Dig At Nintendo's Limited-Time Mario Antics With Blade Runner-Style Parody Video
"All those games lost in time like tears in the rain"
On 31st March, a number of Mario games and products will be disappearing from store shelves in what can only be described as a baffling – and frustrating – decision from Nintendo. It's understandably rubbed some fans up the wrong way, and one YouTube duo has decided to express their feelings...
News A Super Mario Lenticular Magnet Set Is The Latest MyNintendo Europe Reward
North America gets Bravely Default II posters
What a time to be alive. Following the rather dramatic saga of the Splatoon keyrings and the ongoing difficulty people are having in getting the Mario 35th Anniversary pins, it's MyNintendo's game to lose - all they have to do is keep giving us things we actually want, rather than, you know, phone...
Japanese Charts Super Mario 3D World Stays Top As Switch Takes Entire Top Ten
Another impressive week
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 21st February, revealing that Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has stayed on top for a second consecutive week. The game shifted another 97,955 physical copies during its second week on sale, keeping Momotaro Dentetsu – a title which had previously...
Random Researchers Visualise How Mario, Luigi, And Dr Eggman Would Look If They'd Actually Aged
Mario and Luigi look ready to claim their plumber pensions
Last year was Mario's 35th birthday, and this year is Link's 35th, yet they still look as young and vibrant as ever. Well, sure, Mario still looks like a plumber who enjoys spaghetti a little too much, but Link's most recent reincarnation in Breath of the Wild emerged from a 100-year sleep...
Random Neat Bowser's Fury Trick Lets You Farm Coins For Quick Power-Ups
Try this at home
Have you found the time to get stuck into Bowser's Fury yet, the new mode that comes included in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury? Well, if you've been struggling to make progress or if you're still yet to jump in, this nice little trick should help you to be as powerful as can be. Brought to our attention by @MarioBrothBlog...
UK Charts Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Fends Off FIFA To Stay Top For A Second Week
Animal Crossing drops to fourth
UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 20th February, revealing that Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has managed to stay on top for a second consecutive week. The new Switch release continues to fend off the likes of FIFA 21 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, with Nintendo's console accounting for half of...
News Nintendo's Giving Away Free Super Mario 3D All-Stars Wallpapers For A Limited Time (Europe)
Get em' while you can
The latest treat has arrived on the My Nintendo website in Europe, and this time, fans can download the new reward at no cost whatsoever. From now until 31st March – yes, it's that dreaded date again – My Nintendo is offering Super Mario 3D All-Stars wallpapers for the wonderfully low sum of 0 Platinum Points. There are...
Japanese Charts Super Mario 3D World Goes Straight To Number One, Finally Dethroning Momotaro Dentetsu
A superb opening weekend for Mario
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 14th February, revealing that Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has debuted at number one. The Switch re-release sold an estimated 250,000 physical copies in Japan during its opening weekend to secure the position, comfortably finding itself ahead...
News Animal Crossing Will Get A Bunch Of Mario Items And Clothing In Next Update
Set your calendars for the 25th February
Happy birthday, Mario! We got you, er, a bunch of people dressing up as you. Also, we're going to delete some of your games. Yeah, Mario's 35th birthday reminds us a bit of that 13th birthday party where it rained and the clown stole the cake, to be honest - but Animal Crossing: New Horizons' latest new...
Rumour Hidden File Suggests Toadette Was Planned As A Playable Character In Super Mario 3D World
Datamine effort reveals all
With Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury now available on Nintendo Switch, plenty of new players are enjoying the Wii U classic for the first time. The title's known for its mash-up of 2D and 3D Mario platforming, cats, and a four-player roster made up of Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad, but it looks like things could have...
News This Week's Super Mario Bros. 35 Event Serves Up A Course-Limited Special Battle
Coming in on February 19th
Super Mario Bros. 35's delisting gets ever closer, but Nintendo isn't letting up just yet with its Battle Royale platformer. While we await tonight's much-anticipated Nintendo Direct, it has revealed Super Mario Bros. 35's next event. Going live on February 19th, this week brings us a "course-limited special battle",...
News Mario, Link And Bowser Star In This '90s Nintendo Commercial, Complete With Disney-Standard Animation
Thanks to the legendary Dale Baer
A classic '90s commercial for Nintendo has surfaced online, giving us an insight into how the company won the hearts, minds and wallets of an entire generation of players. The commercial was issued by Roses Discount Stores for its "World of Nintendo" range, which not only included video games but a whole host of...
UK Charts Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Launch Sales Are 190% More Than The Wii U Version
2021's fastest selling release yet
We never doubted Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury would be successful. Recently awarding it 10/10 stars, 3D World was the last Switch port we'd been waiting on from the Super Mario 35th Anniversary celebrations. So far, it's doing significantly better than
News Charles Martinet Would Love To Voice Mario In Upcoming Illumination Movie
"if they invite me"
Like every other major video game franchise at the moment, Super Mario is being adapted into a big-screen movie. If you've been wondering if the voice of Mario, Charles Martinet, will voice the iconic plumber in the upcoming CGI film, you might be interested in reading on. In Charles' words, he apparently hasn't been contacted...
Random Ariana Grande Sang About Playing Mario Party And Mario Kart
Baby, you might need a seatbelt when I... hit you with a Blue Shell
Before we begin: if you're here to be angry about Ariana Grande, might we suggest reading about something you like instead? We've got a pretty crackin' review of Bowser's Fury over here, or maybe you'd like to check out an Animal Crossing survey for the chance to win a free Switch...
News A Day-One Update For Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Is Now Live (Version 1.1.0)
Update [Sat 13th Feb, 2021 03:45 GMT]: Nintendo's support page has now made the full patch notes for version 1.1.0 of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury publicly available. Unfortunately, there are no details about what exactly has been updated, but there are apparently fixes to various issues that improve the overall gameplay...
Random This Suggestive Bridge Made It To The Switch Version Of Super Mario 3D World
P is stored in the bridge
We've been wondering - does the concept of Not Safe For Work still apply when we're all working from home? If not, then this rather phallic bridge is Perfectly Safe For Work, unless your boss is also in your house. As Twitter user @akfamilyhome discovered (h/t Kotaku), there's a certain bridge in Super Mario 3D World's...
Video Watch Japanese Comedy Duo Yoiko Play Through Bowser's Fury
If our own 10/10 review wasn't enough for you, perhaps Nintendo Japan's video of Bowser's Fury - played by popular comedians Yoiko - will convince you whether or not to buy the game. The 20-minute-long video shows Shinya Arino and Masaru Hamaguchi making their way through various obstacles and battles in the Switch-only expansion for
Poll Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Is Out Today On Switch, Are You Getting It?
Double-dipping? First time? Cast your votes
The latest Wii U port has landed on Switch, and this one's a biggie: the excellent Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury is out today. A rerelease of the original Wii U game, but with some subtle yet welcome improvements, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury offers lots of fantastic gameplay for single...
Round Up The Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Reviews Are In
Is it any good?
This Friday, 12th February, sees the launch of Mario's latest adventure on Nintendo Switch. Well... kind of. Yes, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, a rerelease of the Wii U original with some shiny new bells and whistles, is just days away from launch. You may well have spotted that we've already shared our review of the game,...
News Fight To Become The Coin King In Super Mario Bros. 35's Next Event
Goes live on February 12th
The clock is ticking for Super Mario Bros. 35, but before it gets delisted on March 31st, Nintendo is keeping players busy. Recently tasking us with killing Bowser 3.5 million times – which feels excessive by most counts – we've received details about this week's new
Video Nintendo Shares Bowser’s Fury Co-Op Gameplay Footage Ahead Of This Week's Launch
Three days to go!
If you've been wanting to see how Super Mario 3D World's new Bowser’s Fury mode will play in co-op mode, you're certainly in luck, as Nintendo has shared a video exploring exactly that. Handy. In the video above, Nintendo Minute's Kit and Krysta jump straight into some Bowser's Fury multiplayer action, with one player...
Random Super Mario 64 Gets A Ray Tracing Makeover Thanks To Fan Mod
Fan support continues on
You may recall that before Super Mario 3D All-Stars was formally announced, Super Mario 64's source code was reverse engineered and released on PC. Offering greater modding possibilities than emulation for the platforming classic, naturally, Nintendo tried shutting this down.
Random Oops, Super Nintendo World's Cactus Seems To Be Lifted From A Fan-Made Game
Comes from the "Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii" mod
Super Nintendo World's opening may have been recently delayed but – when the pandemic is over – we'll be excited to see it in person. Understandably, fans have been pouring over the details provided and one has made a more unusual discovery: the theme park's cactus design is slightly off. Taking...
Soapbox Super Mario 3D World Is The Closest To A Super Mario Bros. 2 Sequel We'll Ever Get
Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot games, trends and topics — opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In this piece, Jon Irwin discusses how Nintendo seems reluctant to return to the mechanics of Super Mario Bros. 2... When Super Mario 3D World first...
Poll Box Art Brawl: Duel #77 - Super Mario 64 DS
Where's my DS wrist strap thumb nub thing?
Welcome back to Box Art Brawl, our poll series to find out which of two or more regional retro box art variants is the most pleasing to our modern sensibilities. Last time we observed SNES brawler Final Fight 3 as it engaged in a fierce duel between East and West. It seems that ganging up was a smart plan...
News Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Leaked Online A Week Before Launch
Bowser won't be happy!
Oh no, according to certain parts of the internet, the street date for Nintendo's upcoming Switch release Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has been broken one week out from the game's official release. On top of that, it's also been leaked online! While it is not entirely clear at this point how it all started, a thread...
Video Super Mario 3D Land Deserves to Be Remembered
It's like Mario's jumping right at me
There's understandably a spotlight on Super Mario 3D World with its impending Switch port but we shouldn't forget what came before. 3D Land may be the better selling game but it simply doesn't have the same prominence in conversation and is largely seen as the lesser of the two. We're not here to compare them...
Guide Every 2D Super Mario Game Ranked
As rated by you
With the imminent release of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury on Switch, and the Super Mario 35th anniversary celebrations drawing to a close in a matter of weeks, we thought it was about time we tried putting all of Mario's original 2D platforming adventures into some kind of order. We've previously looked at each and every...
News The Cat Mario Show Is Back, Showing Off Bowser's Fury (And BIG Cat Mario)
In a new video posted on the Nintendo Japan YouTube channel, Neko Mario and Neko Peach are back as the hosts of the much-loved Cat Mario Show, or "Nyan Nyan! Neko Mario Time", as it's known in Japan. In the video, the feline forms of Mario and Peach discuss their new amiibo, and what they add to Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. You can...
Random Dataminers Use Original Uncompressed Samples To Restore Super Mario World's Soundtrack
And it sounds glorious!
The Super Nintendo game Super Mario World is already amazing, but what might have changed if there were no file size limitations back then? For starters, the iconic music might have been even better. The truth is, we've been listening to "heavily compressed" music in this game for many years now. Today, though, we can...
Random There's A Speedrun Of Super Mario Sunshine In Which Peach Never Gets Kidnapped
It's called Max% Pre-Peach
God, we love speedrunners. Not only are they performing incredible feats of glitchery, skill, and mad code manipulation, but they're also just breaking games and having a great time with it. It's basically a middle finger in the face of the designers, proving that the way the game is "supposed to be played" is not the only...
News The First Review For Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Is Now In
A purrfect port, or not up to scratch?
The very first review of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has now been published by Japanese publication, Famitsu. The verdict arrives just over a week ahead of the game's official release. Famitsu's scoring system has four different reviewers rate the game out of ten; in this case, the magazine's...
News Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Super Mario Update Arrives This March
Mario's 35th anniversary celebrations continue
Nintendo has issued a reminder via social media that the next big update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Switch will be arriving next month. Yay! While no specific release date has been shared just yet, we do know this update will be Super Mario themed. This lines up with Mario's...
Video 5 Special Wii U Virtual Console Games Not on Switch
These games went above and beyond simple preservation
For years the Virtual Console allowed us to relive our fondest memories in gaming. Being able to download The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and play it in its original untouched state held a tremendous amount of value...but sometimes the service went above and beyond. Did you know Super Mario...
Video Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Treated To Two New Commercials
Only ten days to go!
'Special effects added' – you know, just in case you thought sprouting real cat ears was a side effect... With only ten days to go until the launch of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury on Switch, Nintendo has released two brand new commercials to keep the hype rolling ahead of the big day. Your typical 'everyone in the...
News Nintendo Shows Off New Mario-Themed 7-Eleven Menu
The Japan-exclusive food includes Yoshi, Bowser, and Peach
You may recall our coverage of the special "Ichiban Kuji" lottery that Japanese 7-Eleven stores have been enjoying these past few days, with prizes ranging from alarm clocks to soap dispenser. You may specifically recall the Mario's Mix Roll, a special spaghetti sandwich made to celebrate...
News Nintendo Toys And Super Mario Meals Have Arrived At Burger King
Available starting today in US and Canada
Starting today, fans across the U.S., Canada and parts of Latin America can pick up a new range of Nintendo-themed toys from their local Burger King. The toys will come bundled with King Jr Meals at participating restaurants and include toys inspired by a variety of Switch games. There are six toys to...
News Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Frame Rate And Resolution Detailed
How does it hold up?
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury is the first major Nintendo Switch release of the year and it's arriving on 12th February. While we've already heard how 3D World will run much faster compared to the original Wii U release, it seems a number of outlets have now shared information about the frame rate and resolution players...
Poll What's The Best 2D Mario Game?
Super Cape? Triple Jump? Minus World?
Back in September 2020 Nintendo kicked off a season of celebration in honour of Super Mario Bros.' 35th anniversary, and around release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars we asked Nintendo Life readers to rank every mainline 3D Mario game. With the release of
Random Twitch Streamer Takes On Super Mario World Using Voice Commands Only
And things get tense
We've all seen bizarre gaming setups streamed online before – like that time someone played Super Smash Bros. Ultimate using a bunch of bananas as a controller, or Cadence of Hyrule being played on a dance mat – and the latest effort to catch our eye takes us back to the wonderous levels found within Super Mario W
News Official Rabbids Username Tweak Fuels Speculation Over A Mario + Rabbids Sequel
Update: Looks like it was just wishful thinking
Update: Ubisoft has now undone the Twitter username change, reverting the account's handle from '@MarioRabbids' back to '@RabbidsOfficial' once more. Was the original change all for nothing, or did the company want to hide all evidence until its ready to make any announcements? Either way, it looks...
News More Than Five Million Bowser Were Defeated In Super Mario Bros. 35's World Count Challenge
Nintendo's special challenge requiring players to defeat 3.5 million Bowsers in Super Mario Bros. 35 is now complete. It seems team Mario smashed this goal out of the park - defeating a total of 5,363,696 Bowsers. Everyone who participated in this event will be gifted 350 My Nintendo Platinum Points. Woohoo! This event began last...
News Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury amiibo Functionality Detailed
While we sort of already know what to expect from amiibo functionality in Nintendo Switch games nowadays, it's always nice to know exactly what will happen when they're scanned in a certain game. In the case of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, it's a game divided into two different adventures. To use an amiibo in Super Mario 3D...
News Super Nintendo World Becomes Even More Awesome Thanks To This Real-Life Mario Train
All aboard the (literal) hype train
As if the prospect of one day visiting Japan's Super Nintendo World theme park wasn't already exciting enough, Universal Studios has now unveiled this incredible themed train. The train, which will run on the JR Yumesaki line in Osaka starting from today, has received a fitting a Mario makeover to celebrate the...
Hands On We've Played Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, And Here's What We Think So Far
When it started to become clear that Nintendo was porting many of its Wii U games to the Switch, a lot of fans naturally hoped that Super Mario 3D World would be one of the games making the jump. It's hard to believe it’s taken nearly four years, but we're finally just a matter of weeks away before this much-requested Mario...
News Players Are At Least Halfway To Killing 3.5 Million Bowsers In Super Mario Bros. 35 Challenge
Every player will receive 350 Platinum Points if they beat the challenge
A couple of weeks back, Nintendo announced the Super Mario Bros. 35 World Count Challenge, celebrating the reveal of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury by asking players to... kill Bowser. Like, a lot. If players across the world have collectively beaten 3.5 million Bowsers...
News Super Mario 3D World's Platforming Will Be "Snappier" On Switch, Gyro Support Included
New improvements will "spice up" the adventure
We're only a few weeks away from the launch of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury on Switch, and while the Bowser's Fury expansion might be the biggest selling point for those who already own the Wii U original, the base game will be receiving some very welcome tweaks, too. On its official
Feature Super Mario And Friends - A History Of Mainline Mario Multiplayer
We look back on the plumber's co-op exploits
If you’re reading this, it’s a safe bet to assume you’ve hung out with Mario and his pals at least once in your life. Whether you were revving up karts, hitting the tennis courts for a few sets, or attending those cruel parties where every coin and star you had was stolen (no, I’m not mad),...
Gallery Nintendo Shares Even More Stunning Screenshots Of Bowser's Fury
We can't wait!
Nintendo has already shown off quite a number of screenshots for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, and now one of its websites has shared even more of the add-on adventure where Mario and Bowser Jr. team-up to take on Bowser. We've gathered over 30 of them, including the one above, into a single gallery for your own viewing...
News Looks Like You'll Be Able To Adjust How Much Bowser Jr. Helps You In Super Mario 3D World's New Add-On
Call on some assistance
Nintendo's Super Mario 35th anniversary Twitter account has shared some new information about Bowser's Fury. This new add-on to the Switch version of Super Mario 3D World, which Nintendo has described as a "
News 7-Eleven In Japan Is Running A Super Mario Merch Lottery, With New Mario-Themed Food
Eat a pasta sandwich, just like Mario would
Starting on February 5th, the massively popular American-built, Japanese-owned chain store, 7-Eleven, will be running the "Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Campaign", which adds a few new Mario-themed food items to the menu. The only item detailed so far is the "Mario's Mix Roll", a bun stuffed with a...
News Get Another Look At Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury In These New Japanese Commercials
Not long to go now
The first big release of the year for the Nintendo Switch is Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. The game is made up of two parts - the existing Wii U game, and a new add-on where Mario and Bowser Jr. team up to stop Bowser who has been tainted by a "mysterious black goop". To help build up some excitement before the game's...
News Mario Merch Now Available At Universal Studios Japan
Another sneak peek of the park after COVID opening delays
A few more images from Universal Studios Japan have emerged after the Super Nintendo World theme park had its soft opening yesterday despite COVID delays, reports themeparx.com. The images show the new merchandise now available for sale at the Universal Studios gift shop, themed around Mario...
News New LEGO Mario 'Master Your Adventure Maker Set' Is Available Now
Compatible with the LEGO Mario figure
As promised towards the end of last year, the 'Master Your Adventure Maker Set' is now available as part of the LEGO Super Mario range. This new set lets you expand your collection with new enemies like Larry Koopa, and also allows players to get creative with Customisation Blocks. Enhance your LEGO Super...
News Nintendo Tasks Super Mario Bros. 35 Players With Defeating 3.5 Million Bowsers
Update: Event now live!
Update: This special Super Mario Bros. 35 event is now live! If you want to take part and claim some Platinum Points for your My Nintendo account, make sure to catch up on the info in our article below and get stuck in. Original Article (Tue 12th Jan, 2021 15:00 GMT): The Mario news just keeps on coming, as Nintendo...
Anniversary Japan Celebrates 15 Years Of Super Mario Strikers
It was technically last year, in Europe and North America
Next Level Games is seemingly on a hiring spree, and it got us thinking about some of its past releases. One standout hit, in particular, is the GameCube title Super Mario Strikers (also known as Mario Smash Football). Although the game made its original debut in Europe and the US in 2005...
News Team Super Mushroom Wins Splatoon 2's Mario-Themed Splatfest
"Super Mushrooms goin' big!"
Update: It's official - Team Super Mushroom has taken out the Super Mario themed Splatfest with a 2-1 victory. To continue Super Mario's 35th anniversary, this weekend Nintendo is hosting a special Mario-themed Splatfest in Splatoon 2. This time around you can side with Team Super Mushroom or Team Super Star - so...
News Nintendo Shares New Info About Bowser's Fury Mode In Super Mario 3D World
Stop Bowser Jr.'s Dad from total destruction
Earlier this week, Nintendo gave fans a two-minute look at the new Bowser's Fury add-on in the Switch version of Super Mario 3D World. Since then, we've all been wondering why Bowser is so mad. Nintendo's UK website has now revealed how he's actually been tainted by a "mysterious black goop" which...
News Super Mario 3D World's Captain Toad Stages Have Received A Multiplayer Revamp On Switch
A very welcome change
As if the awesome-as-heck Bowsertron 5000 wasn't enough to get us hyped for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Nintendo has revealed that the Captain Toad levels featured in the game will now support multiplayer. Of course, you might remember that Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker actually started out as a series of isometric...
Random No, 'God-Slayer Bowser' Isn't The Official Name For Bowser's New Form
No matter how cool that sounds
Look, we get it, Bowser's latest appearance in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury is almost as cool as Luigi's new lederhosen outfit, but we're here to set the record straight on some misinformation that's been flooding social media. On the day Nintendo launched its recent Bowser's Fury trailer, showing off a giant,...
News How Much Faster Is Super Mario 3D World On Switch Compared To The Wii U Original? This Much
A (3D) world of difference?
Information has been coming in fast about Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury these last few days. With less than a month until launch, it's Nintendo first big release of 2021 (sorry Buddy Mission: Bond) and we've had a good look at what
News Yes, Bowser's Fury Really Is Its Own Standalone Mode In Super Mario 3D World On Switch
If you've already played Super Mario 3D World many years ago on the Wii U or just want to jump straight into the new content (Bowser's Fury), thankfully there's a mode select option in the Switch release. Yes, according to Nintendo's Super Mario Twitter account, there'll be an option on the start screen to choose which adventure you want...
News Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury File Size Revealed
Bigger than ever
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury is obviously a bigger game than the original Wii U title, so what's the file size like? The official Nintendo game page has revealed you'll need 2.9 GB of free space on your system to install it. Again, the Switch release includes the addition of the Bowser's Fury add-on, and there's now also...
News Finding Hidden Stickers On Nintendo's Website Will Net You 100 Platinum Points
Don't spend them all in one place. Actually, you have no choice
To celebrate and promote the upcoming Bowser's Fury expansion to Super Mario 3D World, Nintendo are giving us more ways to earn those kinda useless - er, very valuable My Nintendo Platinum Points. All you have to do is find the five hidden stickers on the Super Mario
News New Cat Mario And Cat Peach Amiibo Coming In February
These ameowbo are pawfect
Before we get stuck into the news, we have some... questions about the anatomy going on here. Peach has her ears pierced... but instead of her earrings appearing on her cat-ears, they appear where her human-ears would be. What do you mean it's a costume? If it were just a costume, why would they be running around on all...
Random Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Box Art Receives A Very Welcome Tweak
Two games in one
With fresh details surrounding Super Mario 3D World's Bowser's Fury mode now out in the open, we finally have a decent grasp on what the new adventure will have to offer. It's perhaps fitting, then, that Nintendo has also updated the game's official box art to show off the glorious new imagery that was revealed this week. That's...
News Bowser's Fury Details Revealed: "Free-Roam" Gameplay, amiibo Unlocks, Co-Op And More Explained
Here's the lowdown on 3D World's new expansion
We're not sure about you, but even after yesterday's spicy Bowser's Fury trailer, we were still left wondering just how this new expansion really plays out. How long is it? Is it made of different levels, or just the one open world? The list goes on. Finally, though, Nintendo has shared some further...
News Nintendo Is Releasing Another Limited Supply Pin Set For Super Mario's 35th Anniversary
And here's how you can secure it
To celebrate Super Mario's 35th last year, Nintendo offered a special anniversary pin set on My Nintendo in North America and Canada. You had to complete so many missions on the site and from there you were eligible to receive your very own set. It's now revealed all the details for the second Super Mario Bros. 35th...
News Popular Game & Watch Hacking Videos Are Being Targeted By Nintendo's Ninjas
Watch out, retro enthusiasts
Hackers, as you might recall, wasted no time getting various retro games up and running on the Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch. First, it was id Software's classic first-person shooter DOOM and this wa
News Nintendo Replaces Mario With Cat Mario On Switch Eshop Loading Screens
It's just like the scene in Lion King where Mufasa dies
We're starting to think that Nintendo might have been taken over by cats. After today's Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury trailer, in which even the birds were cats, we can now see everyone's favourite four-legged feline plumber, Cat Mario, on the eShop itself. Normally, the loading icon...
Random Welp, The Internet Thinks Bowser Is Hot Again
We're more Luigi fans, to be honest
Listen, we're not going to get too deep into this, because we are a family website, gosh darn it, but it seems that Big, Angry Bowser in today's Super Mario 3D World trailer is exactly what some people are looking for in a man. We admire the candour and courage of these people in publicly admitting it to the rest...
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