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Gallery Super Mario 3D World's Bowser's Fury Mode Looks Stunning In New Screenshots
Is this the scariest Bowser we've ever seen?
Thanks to a brand new two-minute gameplay trailer, we finally know a little more about the Bowser's Fury section of the upcoming Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. The video shows Mario exploring a brand new area with Bowser Jr. at his side, and Bowser's looking bigger and badder than ever before. At...
Guide Where To Buy Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Are you feline it?
Announced during September's Super Mario 35th Anniversary Direct broadcast, it may have taken a few years, but one of the Wii U's finest titles is finally making its long-awaited leap to Switch. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury brings the original game's four-player 3D Mario action to Nintendo's current console and adds an...
News Nintendo Unveils Brand New 'Mario Red & Blue' Switch Console
Featuring Mario's iconic colours
To coincide with the launch of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury on Switch next month, Nintendo has unveiled a brand new system sporting Mario's iconic colours. The Nintendo Switch – Mario Red & Blue Edition system features a colour scheme that instantly reminds us of Mario's classic outfit. This special...
News Super Mario 3D World Trailer Shows Off Two Minutes Of Bowser's Fury Gameplay
Just one month until launch!
Nintendo has finally shared more details on the upcoming Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury for Switch, giving us our first proper look at what the whole 'Bowser's Fury' part is all about. The newly released trailer (see above) gives us two whole minutes of gameplay, with Mario exploring an entirely new area with...
News Try Not To Be Jealous Of The Fancy Super Mario 3D World Steelbook Edition That South Korea Is Getting
Hong Kong also receiving an exclusive pre-order bonus
Nintendo went live with their UK pre-order bonuses for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury months ago, offering a series of plushies to go with next month's Switch release, but South Korea might just have us beat. Appearing across several retailers, we've now received im
News A New Trailer For Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Is Airing Later Today
Two minutes of action-packed goodness!
Nintendo has announced it will be airing a new trailer for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury later today. The post over on Twitter notes how "Bowser's Fury will be unleashed", so we guess we'll finally get to learn about this new add-on content joining the Switch version of the game over the course of two...
Feature Remembering Super Mario 3D Land, 3D World’s Oft-Forgotten Predecessor
A stepping stone in Mario’s history that’s worth a second look
You don’t need me telling you how 2020 was a challenging year, but for dedicated Super Mario fans there were small comforts to be found. After months of rumours, Nintendo celebrated the series’ 35th anniversary in dramatic fashion and this brought about no end of content. Before...
News Looks Like Nintendo Accidentally Used A Fan-Made Mario Render On Its Website
According to Twitter user ujiidow, Nintendo did a big goof: seems like they accidentally used uJiidow's unofficial render of Mario instead of a real one on the Super Nintendo World website that went live yesterday. What is this, Among Us? Here are the two images, for reference, with the unofficial one on the left, and...
News Super Mario 3D World Teaser Webpage Tells Fans To "Stay Tuned" For More Details About Bowser's Fury
We're ready and waiting!
Nintendo's first major release of 2021 is Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. This Wii U port - with a little bit extra tacked on - will be arriving next month on 12th February. To build up some excitement ahead of the game's launch, Nintendo has sent its teaser webpage live - with the "full site" coming soon. While...
Random This Mario Kart And LEGO Mario Fusion Is A Work Of Genius
Augmented augmented reality
We're starting to get a bit scared of Mario. The behatted, bemoustached plumber has has been slowly leaking into real life, with Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit using AI to turn our messy living room into a go-kart course, and LEGO Super Mario letting us scan barcodes to create platforming levels made entirely out of...
Feature So, What Happened To Super Mario Galaxy 2?
Mario (Galaxy 2) Is Missing
As many Mario fans noticed yesterday, Super Mario Galaxy 2 is missing from the long-rumoured (and otherwise tasty-looking) Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection. Not only that, but it was also omitted the montage of significant Mario releases that appeared in the final few minutes of the Super Mario 35th Anniversary Direct...
Feature Uncle Creates Amazing Super Mario World Play Set For His Niece
World's Best Uncle: Confirmed
The recent partnership between Nintendo and LEGO has produced a number of quality play sets based on Super Mario, and there have been other sets of various sizes (and quality) available in the past that recreate the characters and setting of the Mushroom Kingdom. However, one man found the available options...
Feature Lego Super Mario Lead Designer On 3D-Printed Prototypes, Aborted AR And Meeting Koji Kondo
Qs around the blocks
Jonathan Bennink, the lead designer on LEGO Super Mario, has spent an astonishing four years working out how to align Nintendo’s IP with the Danish firm’s perennially popular toy bricks. In an exclusive interview for Nintendo Life, he talks about how the two companies collaborated to create an interactive Lego Mario...
Feature Super Mario Galaxy 2 - 10 Years Of Nintendo's Straightest, Greatest Sequel
So much more than Wii DLC
Nintendo doesn’t make straight sequels. That’s the received wisdom, anyway. Kyoto's premier game designers need a really good reason—a jump in technology, or a novel new control input, for example—to warrant revisiting a franchise. They're apparently not interested in churning out more of the same for mere profit...
Random Looks Like You Have No Control Over Mario Party Dice Rolls After All
Timing means nothing
Ah, Mario Party – a series full of bright colours, charming characters and absolute, rage-inducing gameplay that can make even the strongest of friendships end in tatters. Lots has been said about the series' dice rolls in the past, with some players believing that you must have some control over the rolls you make, others...
News Miyamoto Reveals The New Toy Nintendo's Development Team Has Been Working On
Introducing Tokotoko Mario
Although Nintendo made it very clear "no game content would be featured" in its latest Direct presentation, there was some new stuff revealed on behalf of the "development team" by the creator of Super Mario, Shigeru Miyamoto. One of these items was a toy called Tokotoko Mario and it'll be exclusive to Super Nintendo...
Gallery Shigeru Miyamoto Gives Super Mario Fans A Sneak Peek Of Super Nintendo World
Full recap inside!
Super Nintendo World opens in Japan next year on 4th February. Ahead of its release, Shigeru Miyamoto gave us a 15-minute look at some sections of the park. For your convenience, we've thrown everything from this livestream into a single post. Warp Pipe Entrance + Peach's Castle: The entry point of Super Nintendo World is a Warp...
Random Miyamoto Confirms That He Is, In Fact, Mario And Luigi's Father
The real Nintendo Direct bombshell
Rounding off 2020 in the nicest way possible, Nintendo decided to treat fans to a bonus Direct presentation to show off the upcoming Super Nintendo World theme park in Japan. It looks absolutely stunning, but there was one particularly surprising fact given away during the show. The Direct was hosted by none other...
News Nintendo Announces Super Nintendo World Direct Livestream
"No game content will be featured"
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's latest broadcast is now over, so what's there to look forward to? Later today (UK time), Nintendo will be hosting a special "Super Nintendo World Direct" livestream. We will of course be hosting the whole presentation live on Nintendo Life, so keep an eye on the homepage and be sure to...
Random UK Retailer GAME Has Created A Mario-Themed Luxury Perfume, "Eau De Plumber"
"Painstakingly blended with deep, toadstooly undertones"
UK high street retailer GAME – which is no stranger to festive gimmicks – has announced that it has produced a Super Mario-themed luxury perfume for Christmas. Called "Eau De Plumber", the unisex scent has been "expertly curated and crafted by some of Basingstoke’s leading perfumers"...
News Bowser Tries To Explain Why Mario's Games Will Be Removed On 31st March 2021
"This is a celebration of Mario’s 35th anniversary"
Nintendo has come under fire in recent times for announcing a bunch of "limited-time" releases that will be pulled by 31st March next year. On this particular day, Super Mario 3D All-Stars will no longer be sold physically or digitally, Super Mario Bros. 35 is getting removed from the eShop and...
News Nintendo Toys Coming To Burger King Kids Meals In Germany, Austria, And Australia
Put your pre-Christmas diet on hold, folks: Burger King (and its Australian counterpart, Hungry Jack's) has a new bunch of Nintendo toys offered as part of their King Jr. meals. It begs the question: why don't adult meals come with toys, too? It's not entirely clear what the toys do, exactly, but the range features Link's Awakening,...
News Japan's 'Super Mario-kun' Manga Series Gets An English-Language Release For The First Time
And you can order a copy now
For the very first time, the Japanese-published manga series Super Mario-kun has been localised for an English-speaking audience, with a new book being released across North America and Europe. The series, written by Yukio Sawada and regularly published in Japan's CoroCoro magazine, has been putting its own crazy spin...
Video Check Out The Latest Trailer For Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Straight from The Game Awards
There was plenty to take in during The Game Awards presentation yesterday, but Nintendo managed to squeeze in a new spot for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury – which was very welcome indeed. Aiming to remind us that the new, revamped release will be heading to Switch in February, the short trailer gives us...
Video Listen To The London Philharmonic's Super Mario Medley From Abbey Road
A tiny 35th anniversary treat from The Game Awards
The Game Awards has showcased a variety of musical acts over the years and the 2020 edition of Geoff Keighley's annual gaming event was certainly no exception. Keighley was able to enlist the talents of the London Philharmonic Orchestra this year, and they performed a brief celebratory medley of...
Reminder Unlock A Super Mario All-Stars Theme In Tetris 99 This Week
Get it while you can
To continue Super Mario's 35th-anniversary celebrations, Nintendo's Switch Online battle royale game Tetris 99 is hosting a special Super Mario All-Stars limited-time event this week. "Now you can tap back into that excitement when the Tetris 99 game on the Nintendo Switch system combines forces with Super Mario All-Stars, the...
Random Mario Maker Player Still Trying To Complete Course After 3,353 Hours
Ideally before the game's services are discontinued
Last week, Nintendo revealed it would be pulling the plug on the online services in the original Super Mario Maker for Wii U. After 31st March 2021, it will no longer be possible to upload courses but it will still be possible to play courses that were uploaded before the service discontinuation...
News Super Nintendo World Will Open February 2021, New Images And Mario Kart Ride Detailed
Is this Heaven?
After its lengthy delay, Universal Studios Japan's Super Nintendo World theme park will officially open on 4th February 2021. The news was shared by USJ's official Twitter account this morning, which also provided a great look at some of the park's finer details. There's a fantastic image of the park itself, which looks like it'll...
Feature What's The Best Way To Play Super Mario Bros. In 2020?
As Nintendo has been reminding us this year, Super Mario Bros. is thirty-five years old. Shigeru Miyamoto's classic has seen more than its fair share of re-releases, remasters and re-jigs over the decades and these days we're really spoiled for choice when it comes to playing the quintessential 2D platformer. Seeing a whole bunch of World...
Random Turns Out Nintendo Might Be Right, You Can Have Too Much Super Mario Bros.
Maybe Nintendo knows best by removing games from distribution?
Super Mario Bros. turns 35 this year and has to rank as one of the most ported games Nintendo has ever produced. It's available, in some shape or form, on pretty much every system the company has produced, and in 2020 we got yet another way to experience it in the form of a brand-new...
News The Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch Can Now Run Pokémon, Zelda And More
DOOM was just the start
Hackers have wasted no time with the Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch - discovering its secrets before it was even officially released. Within just weeks, one talented individual known as 'stacksmashing' dug into the system
Random March 31st 2021 Is Becoming An Increasingly Depressing Day For Mario Fans
Give the poor guy a break
Considering he serves as the company mascot and generates more revenue per year than we could ever picture in our tiny minds, Nintendo sure seems hell-bent on ruining poor old Mario's day next year. 31st March 2021 is shaping up to be a pretty memorable day in Mario's history, but for all the wrong reasons. On that day,...
News Super Mario Maker Online Services To Be Terminated, Will Soon Be Removed From Sale
Goodbye, old friend
Nintendo has announced a discontinuation of online services for the original Super Mario Maker on Wii U, meaning players will no longer be able to upload their own courses. The discontinuation comes into effect on 31st March 2021; from that date, it will "no longer be possible to upload courses" and on that same day, the Super...
News Yes, The Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch Can Run DOOM
A stripped-down version, anyway
Nintendo's new Game & Watch handheld was pulled apart in pretty quick order, with hacker stacksmashing digging deep into the system's code before it even officially launched.
Poll Box Art Brawl #68 - Super Mario World
It's a Mario, Mario, Mario, Mario World
Welcome back, you beautiful bunch, to Box Art Brawl — our regular poll to find out which of two or more vintage video game cover variants from around the globe is the best, better than all the rest (diew, diew, diew-diew, diew), better than anyone we ever met. Last time we watched F-Zero take itself to the...
News Sealed Copy Of Super Mario Bros. 3 Sells For $156,000
We've got another new world record
Earlier this year in July, a sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. for NES sold for $114,000 USD. It set a new record for the most expensive video game ever sold. While most probably expected it to hold this record for some time, the highest price paid for a video game at auction has now been broken (again). Heritage...
News Nintendo And Champion Team Up For Limited Mario Range, Including Real-Life Overalls
Available from today
Nintendo and American sportswear brand Champion have kickstarted a partnership which sees a new range of limited-edition Mario clothing available in the US. The range continues Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. 35th anniversary celebrations and includes a unique set of Mario graphics displayed on classic Champion designs. You'll...
News Zavvi Launches Limited 'Mario 1985' Clothing Range, And We Have Discounts For You
Only available for one week
UK retailer Zavvi has kicked off a new 'Mario 1985' range of clothing and accessories, offering up some lovely Mario goods for a very limited time. Some items in the range will only be available for seven days, so we'd urge you to take a look through all the products below and pick up anything you fancy before it's too...
News Nintendo Reveals Even More LEGO Super Mario Sets And Character Packs For 2021
Launching in the new year
The LEGO Super Mario collection is far from being complete, with plenty of new sets and additional packs heading our way next year. Nintendo has announced that on 1st January 2021, you'll be able to celebrate the new year in style by picking up the all-new Master Your Adventure Maker Set, as well as new Expansion Sets,...
News It Seems The Debug Cubes In The 3D All-Stars Version Of Mario Sunshine Are No Longer Visible
Thank the latest update
Back in September, you might recall how we ran a story about the discovery of visible debug cubes in the Super Mario 3D All-Stars version of Super Mario Sunshine. Well, as of the latest update (
News Super Mario 3D All-Stars Updated To Version 1.1.0, Sunshine Gets GameCube Controller Support
And inverted camera controls
Nintendo's "limited-time" Switch release Super Mario 3D All-Stars has received an exciting new update. This one adds GameCube controller support to Super Mario Sunshine, so you can now play this particular game with the same controls as found in the original game's release. Of course, you'll need to have access to a...
News Scalpers Are Trying To Flog The New Game & Watch For £200, But Don't Fall For It
Stock is readily available
Last Friday saw the launch of Nintendo's brand new Game & Watch Super Mario Bros. edition system, revisiting the company's history with a lovely – if a little overpriced – collector's item. Being a limited-time release, it's perhaps unsurprising to see that scalpers have been buying up units to try and sell for a...
News The Hidden Secrets Of Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch
See them yourself!
Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch has just been released and while it might be based on the company's classic hardware, this new version contains a number of hidden secrets. For your convenience, we've rounded them all up into a single post (thanks, Nintendo) - take a look below: Finish Super Mario Bros. and...
Review Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. - A Gorgeous Object That Leaves You Wanting More
Time to shine?
Looking back on the history of Nintendo as a maker of video games, it's clear that the Game & Watch line was a significant step; not only did it allow Nintendo's core developers to hone their skills with snappy, engaging titles, it also gave them the opportunity to evolve their hardware talents, coming up with innovations such as...
News Forget Next-Gen, Nintendo's Also Launching A New Console Today
With significantly fewer teraflops
This week has been an incredibly exciting one for gaming fans, with Xbox, PlayStation and (technically) Nintendo all launching new systems in the space of three days. Now, it may not be a fancy pants, next-gen system like the Xbox Series X and PS5, but Nintendo's brand new Game & Watch: Super Mario Edition is...
News The Super Mario Game & Watch Has Been Hacked Already, And It Could Fix That Unfortunate Bug
Hack the planet
Nintendo's new Super Mario Game & Watch isn't officially out until tomorrow, but as we've already reported, some lucky people have gotten theirs early – and one such individual has been tearing the thing apart all day to find out precisely what makes it tick. Hacker stacksmashing has been posting th
News Lucky Fan Gets Nintendo's Super Mario Game & Watch Early - Has Yours Arrived Yet?
Watch the unboxing
Nintendo's Game & Watch series of handheld systems is making a surprise comeback this week, with a brand new Super Mario Bros. edition hitting store shelves tomorrow, but one lucky fan has received theirs ahead of schedule. YouTube user RG Geek has shared an unboxing video of Nintendo's shiny new toy for all to see, taking it...
News Nintendo's New Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch Will Ship With A Language Error
Nintendo apologises for the mistake
This Friday, a brand new Game & Watch system is being released by Nintendo in celebration of Super Mario's 35th anniversary. It's a pretty exciting launch for collectors and fans of Nintendo's history, but the company has today apologised for an error that will be present on all systems. As you may know, the...
News Super Mario 3D All-Stars Sold 5.21 Million Copies In Just 12 Days
That's a lot of sales
Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Nintendo's recent compilation of three classic Mario platformers, had a very strong start to life on the market – even if it couldn't beat Animal Crossing: New Horizon's tremendous early sales. The game shifted a whopping 5.21 million copies between 18th September (its launch date) and 30th...
News It's Been Three Years Since We First Embarked On A Super Mario Odyssey
About time for a return trip?
When was the last time you went on a nice long trip? Thanks to one thing and another this year, it's probably been quite a while, although it's hard to believe that three years have now passed since we first grabbed our caps and went on a kingdom-hopping jaunt in Super Mario Odyssey. It is, however, entirely true:...
News You'll Soon Be Able To Invert The Camera Controls In Super Mario 3D All-Stars
Update: And Nintendo of America has tweeted out the information featuring the new menu screens in English: It seems that the update will be dropping in the West on 16th November — it's all about time zones, see? As much as we enjoyed Super Mario 3D All-Stars, the absence of the option to invert the camera controls was something of a...
News PowerA Continues Mario's 35th Anniversary Celebrations With Three New Switch Controllers
Arriving later this month
Following on from PowerA's new Switch controller designs in September, it's now got three more officially licensed Mario themed ones on the way. There's an enhanced wireless pro controller, an enhanced wired pro controller, and a wireless GameCube style controller. According to listings on Amazon, all three controllers...
News SuperData: 3D All-Stars Is Now The Biggest Digital Launch For A Mario Game On Nintendo Switch
High demand, limited release
Digital video game sales have reached an all-time high this year. Just last week, for example, FIFA 21's digital sales in the UK outsold physical purchases at launch for the first time ever. Now, according to SuperData's monthly report for September, Super Mario 3D All-Stars has set a new digital launch sales record for...
Random Japan's Former PM Wasn't So Sure About Promoting Tokyo 2020 As Mario
“I waited for over ten minutes in that pipe”
The now-former prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, who retired due to health reasons in September, recently spoke to Nikkan Sports about making an appearance at the 2016 Rio Olympics closing ceremony (as Mario) to promote Tokyo 2020. He admitted he wasn't thrilled with the idea when it was initially...
News Nintendo Discounts Three Major Mario Games On Switch For A Limited Time (Europe)
33% off three Mario hits!
As part of Nintendo's ongoing Super Mario 35th Anniversary celebrations, a small selection of Mario hits are currently reduced on the Nintendo Switch eShop in Europe. As you'll likely be aware, it's not all that often that Nintendo-published games get discounted, so if you're still to pick up any of the three titles below,...
News Nintendo Reminds Us Its Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch Will Only Be Around For A Limited Time
Get it while you can
If you're planning on picking up the special Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch, just be mindful that it's also a limited time deal. The official website for this system celebrating Mario's 35th anniversary has reportedly been updated and now includes the following message below - noting how this product will be sent to...
News Luigi Can Be Unlocked As A Secret Playable Character In Super Mario Bros. 35
Well, Nintendo kept that quiet
Super Mario Bros. 35 has been available to play on the Nintendo Switch eShop for almost three weeks now, and players have finally discovered a very exciting secret indeed. It turns out that Luigi is available in the game as a playable character – something that Nintendo hasn't publicly revealed up until this point...
News NPD Analyst Thinks Limited-Time 3D Mario Games Will Be Sold Individually On Switch
"I don't think these games will disappear"
When Nintendo revealed the Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection for the Switch in September, it made it very clear it would be a "limited-time" release that would only available until the end of March 2021. What will happen to each of these games in this collection once it's gone, though? NPD's industry...
Random See Super Mario 64's Jolly Roger Bay Like Never Before In This 360º Interactive Video
Or watch in VR
With the release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars last month, plenty of us have been reexploring the glorious, nostalgic locations found within Super Mario 64. If you find yourself in a particularly strong Mario mood at the moment, you might want to check out this lovely recreation of one of the game's famous levels. YouTuber user...
News Grant Kirkhope's Goal Is To Compose For Illumination's Super Mario Movie
"I would pour my entire life and soul into that project"
Legendary video game composer, Grant Kirkhope, recently revealed on the podcast Kiwi Talkz that his goal in the immediate future is to compose for Illumination's CGI Mario Movie - scheduled to make its big-screen debut in 2022. Kirkhope feels he knows Mario enough at this stage after working...
Video Watch The Grand Opening Of Super Nintendo World's Mario Café And Store
And get a good look inside, too!
As you may already know, the brand new Mario Café and Store located at Universal Studios Japan has now opened its doors, and an opening ceremony took place to welcome the very first visitors inside. You can check out that ceremony in the video above; both Mario and Luigi – yes, the real, living versions that are...
News New Mario Themed Physical Goodies Are Now Available On My Nintendo (US)
Get them while you can
Nintendo has restocked My Nintendo in the US with new physical rewards. This time around these goodies are all Super Mario themed and are "inspired" by Paper Mario: The Origami King, Super Mario 3D All-Stars, and the latest Switch release, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. Shipping fees apply. Paper Mari
News Super Mario 3D All-Stars Posters Now Available On My Nintendo Europe
Just pay shipping!
A nice selection of Super Mario 3D All-Stars posters has appeared on the My Nintendo store in Europe, available to fans at no extra cost besides the shipping. The set features three posters – one each for Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy – and can be claimed for just 300 of your Platinum Points on...
Random Fan Recreates Mario's Bob-omb Battlefield And Delfino Plaza In Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2
Well, here's a crossover we never thought we'd see. Last month saw the release of both Super Mario 3D All-Stars on Switch and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 on rival platforms, and both games proved to be pretty popular with gaming fans. One YouTube user has decided to blend the two, however, using Pro Skater's 'Create a Park' level...
News Hori Is Releasing Another Super Mario Themed D-Pad Joy-Con On 23rd November
Japanese peripheral maker Hori is releasing another Super Mario D-Pad Joy-Con for $24.99 on 23rd November. This controller is restricted to handheld use and cuts a number of features such as Bluetooth, Gyrosensor, HD rumble, the battery and the SL/SR buttons. Obviously, it's not compatible with the Switch Lite. Here's the official...
Random Someone Made A Manual For Super Mario 3D All-Stars To "Complete The Physical Set"
44 pages covering all three games
Updated: Physical video game manuals are seemingly no longer a thing - even Super Mario 3D All-Stars didn't include one. To help fill the void, one fan has taken it upon themselves to create their very own hand-made manual for the game. Here's how they describe it: "This will complete the physical set as well as...
Poll Have You Won A Game Of Super Mario Bros. 35?
Mario's number one!
It's now been just over a week since the battle royale game Super Mario Bros. 35 was released on the Switch eShop. Keep in mind, it's a limited-time-only offer and will be removed on 31st March 2021 - so make the most of it while you can. Nintendo's decided to check in on everyone to see how they're doing so far and we thought...
News Super Mario Bros. 35 Files Suggest Levels From Other Mario Games Could Be Added Later
But will it ever happen?
Super Mario Bros. 35 is available right now on Nintendo Switch, free for anyone with a subscription to Nintendo's online service. It's great fun, especially if you're keen on trying out a fresh take on Mario's iconic platforming, but it can get a little repetitive after a while. It's only a minor complaint, but with the...
News BlackMilk's Super Mario Designer Range Now Live, Animal Crossing Range Also Announced
Update: The Animal Crossing line can now be viewed
Update: The Animal Crossing range is now available to view. You can check out all of the designs here ahead of the line's launch next week. Original Article (Mon 5th Oct, 2020 13:45 BST): If you're into your Nintendo fashion, you might want to keep an eye on clothes retailer BlackMilk over the...
News Nintendo UK Store Gets Limited-Time Mario 35 Merch, Including Nintendo Tokyo Exclusives
Feel like treating yourself?
A whole new wave of Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Collection goodies have appeared on the Nintendo Official UK Store, and there's a lot of great stuff on offer. The products include t-shirts, tote bags, mugs, and more, and – excitingly – some Nintendo TOKYO exclusive soft toys previously only available from...
News It Looks Like Hackers Are Already Cheating In Super Mario Bros. 35
But Nintendo appears to be on the case
It's only been out for a matter of days, but it would appear that hackers have found a way to cheat in Nintendo's new Mario battle royale, Super Mario Bros. 35. As reported by Polygon, social media users began to notice some suspicious activity in the game earlier this week, with players topping the...
News Lovely Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Goodies Appear On Nintendo UK Store
Plush, amiibo and bundles!
If Super Mario 3D All-Stars wasn't enough, remember that we also have Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury launching early next year, bringing the Wii U great over to Switch with some exciting new content. Pre-orders for the physical version of the game have now gone live on the Nintendo Official UK Store, and there's...
Video Here's How Crazy Super Mario Bros. 35 Becomes When Played At Its Highest Level
We wouldn't survive a single second
If the thought of a screen full of pesky Lakitus makes you feel a bit queasy, you might want to look away now. Super Mario Bros. 35 has introduced our favourite plumber's platforming to the super-addictive genre that is battle royale, pitting 35 players against one another as they fling enemies at each other's...
UK Charts Super Mario 3D All-Stars Gets Kicked Out Of First Place
After two weeks at the top
UK chart data is now in for the week ending 3rd October, revealing that Super Mario 3D All-Stars has lost out on first place. After two consecutive weeks at the top, the Mario compilation now finds itself in third place behind two rival-platform newcomers. Activision's Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time has snagged top...
Japanese Charts Super Mario 3D All-Stars Leads A Very Nintendo-Dominated Top 10
Nine of the week's best-sellers are on Switch
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 21st - 27th September, revealing that Super Mario 3D All-Stars has managed to stay in first place for a second week running. The game sold another 63,803 physical copies in its second week on sale, ensuring that the evergreen Animal Crossing: New Horizons...
Review Super Mario Bros. 35 - A Six-Month Jolt Of Life For An Iconic Classic
The sweetest plumb
The original Super Mario Bros. has been officially re-released no fewer than 19 different times over its 35-year history. From graphical updates (Super Mario All-Stars) to handheld upgrades (Super Mario Bros. Deluxe), to various Virtual Console re-releases and most recently its inclusion in Switch Online’s NES catalogue, if...
News Reports About Super Mario Bros. 35 Being A "Rip Off" Of Last Year's Fan-Made Battle Royale Simply "Not True"
It was in the works before Tetris 99's release
Since the reveal of Nintendo's latest battle royale game Super Mario Bros. 35, there have supposedly been some comparisons to a fan-made Mario Battle Royale game that received a takedown notice last June. Reports about Nintendo's game being a "rip off" are "not true", according to a translation by
Guide Super Mario Bros. 35 - How To Win And Top Tips For Mario's Switch Battle Royale
Be the last Mario standing
Super Mario Bros. 35 is now available for free on the Nintendo Switch eShop, transforming Mario's classic platforming gameplay into a 35-player battle royale competition. It sounds pretty hectic on paper, and just like Tetris 99, it really is hectic when you reach the final stages. If you're wondering how to win a round...
News Super Mario Bros. 35 Is Now Available On The Nintendo Switch
Playable until 31st March 2021
It's now officially the 1st of October and that means Super Mario Bros. 35 is available on the Switch eShop. Super Mario Bros. 35 is a Switch Online battle royale game just like Tetris 99. In other words, you'll need a subscription. You compete against 35 other players to be the last Mario standing, and all you have...
News Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury Rated For The Nintendo Switch
Arrives next February
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered isn't the only game that's been rated recently. Yesterday, in Australia, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury was classified by the local board. Unlike EA's game, this Nintendo published title has obviously already been announced. We also know it's arriving next year on 12th February...
Anniversary Super Mario Land Launched 30 Years Ago Today In Europe
Mario's first portable platformer
Here's our fancy Japanese version, because we're show-offs... Believe it or not, today marks the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Land's launch on the trusty Game Boy in Europe. Developed as a Game Boy launch title, Super Mario Land offered Mario his very first outing in a portable platformer. It was a truly...
UK Charts Super Mario 3D All-Stars Remains On Top For A Second Week
Animal Crossing and Mario Kart continue to shine
UK chart data is now in for the week ending 26th September, revealing that Super Mario 3D All-Stars has managed to keep hold of its first place position. The game managed to fend off Square Enix's Marvel's Avengers for the second week running, also keeping new releases Mafia: Definitive Edition and...
News It's-A Me, Mario - The Ultimate Mario Action Figure Is Now Available In The US
Includes over 30 phrases and sound effects
Nintendo has teamed up with Jakks Pacific to bring to life the "ultimate" It's-a me, Mario action figure. Kids of all ages can have endless fun with this 12-inch tall Mario, packed with over 30 phrases and sound effects from the iconic character's video game history. Listen to phrases like "woo-hoo",...
News This 3D All-Stars Bug Allows You To Complete A Mario Sunshine Mission In Less Than 10 Seconds
But no one knows how to trigger it
A Japanese speedrunner known on Twitter as toobou appears to have discovered a brand new Super Mario Sunshine bug introduced in the "limited-time" Switch release Super Mario 3D All-Stars. In the "Scrubbing Sirena Beach" mission, players are assigned with cleaning up "at least 95%" of the goop. As can be seen in...
Video 35 Hidden Secrets And Exploits In Super Mario 3D All-Stars
Did you know about these?
Super Mario 3D All-Stars may well be made up of three pretty old games – can you believe that even Super Mario Galaxy is now 13 years old? – but we're willing to bet that we know of a fair few secrets that will blow your Mushroom Kingdom socks off. In the video above, Nintendo Life newbie Jon takes you through 35...
Japanese Charts Super Mario 3D All-Stars Goes Top With 210,000 Boxed Sales In Three Days
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 14th - 20th September, revealing that Super Mario 3D All-Stars has debuted in first place. Was there ever any doubt? The new compilation of Mario classics shifted more than 210,000 physical copies in just three days to get there, comfortably beating last week's number one, Ring...
Random Well, Here's A Crazy New Theory About Mario's Origins
"Oh my gorshk!"
We all know that Mario began life as the protagonist of Donkey Kong, although he was referred to in the early days simply as "Jumpman" and it has been widely reported that he only gained his famous moniker when the resemblance between the character and the late Mario Segale – the landlord of Nintendo of America's Tukwila warehouse...
Video There Are Changes In Super Mario 3D All-Stars, And We've Found 35 Of Them
"Hoo-hoo" in A minor
Different versions of games always have subtle differences between them; if a developer has an opportunity to improve something or make something more relevant to a new audience, they'll take it. That's just what Nintendo did in Super Mario 3D All-Stars, tweaking the controls, adjusting textures, changing words, it's all game...
News Super Mario 3D All-Stars Is The UK's Third-Biggest Game Launch Of 2020
And Nintendo's 15th biggest of all time
As regular readers of the site will have already seen, Super Mario 3D All-Stars got off to a cracking start in the UK, jumping straight in at number one in its debut week. As it turns out, the game's early success was even bigger than we first thought. As reported by ReedPop's Christopher Dring, who has been...
Random Super Mario Sunshine Trick Lets You Safely Jump Off Those Pesky Bloopers
No more Game Overs!
Super Mario Sunshine is finally available to play on a modern console thanks to the release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, and just as it did in the early 2000s, it's absolutely doing everyone's head in. As those of you who have played the game will know, a number of levels feature moments that feel slightly unfair, with the...
News Did You Miss Out On The Super Mario Anniversary Pin Set? You're Not Alone
So limited they're already gone
During the Super Mario 35th Anniversary Direct earlier this month, Nintendo announced a special Mario pin set would be made available on My Nintendo in the US and Canada. Obviously, it's a limited supply thing and well, that's caused some drama. Nintendo recently ran its first wave, and according to multiple comments...
News Super Mario 3D All-Stars Wallpapers Are Now Available On My Nintendo (US)
Celebrating 35 years
My Nintendo in the US is offering two brand new themed wallpapers based on Super Mario 3D All-Stars. Of course, it's all part of Mario's 35th-anniversary celebrations. Both wallpapers are available for 50 platinum points each and can be downloaded in twelve different resolutions (desktop and mobile). Here's a look at each one:...
News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe And Super Mario Party Double Pack Appears In The US
Cheaper than buying individually
A double pack release containing both Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Party in one tasty bundle has appeared for Switch owners in the US. The bundle is available exclusively at Target, with pre-orders already open as we speak. It launches on 4th October and is priced at $99.99, meaning you're effectively saving...
Random Switch Owners Are Discovering Just How Frustrating Super Mario Sunshine Can Be
"Miyamoto retire," says one player
The release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars serves as the perfect opportunity for younger gaming fans to experience classic Mario games for the first time, while also giving us older folk a chance to revisit some of our favourite titles. All three games in the release - Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super...
Random Forget The Switch, Super Mario 64 Has Been Ported To Dreamcast, PS2 And PS Vita
The ports we REALLY wanted, right? Right?!
Super Mario 3D All-Stars is available now on Switch, and it's a good time indeed. However, if you're of the opinion that Mario's 3D adventures should be available on even more consoles, then you'll be pleased to learn that industrious coders have converted the sublime Super Mario 64 to three non-Nintendo...
UK Charts Super Mario 3D All-Stars Goes Straight To Number One
Was there ever any doubt?
UK chart data is now in for the week ending 19th September, revealing that Super Mario 3D All-Stars has triple-jumped its way to number one in its debut week. The game managed to overtake last week's number one Marvel's Avengers, leading a top ten which features no less than four Switch exclusives. The ever-present Animal...
Video The Problem With The Super Mario 3D All-Stars Release
"It's bad business"
What do Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Super Mario Bros. 35 and Jump Rope Challenge all have in common? They're all limited-time releases and well...according to our very own American-based video producer Zion Grassl, it's bad for everyone. Heck, even The Legend of Zeld
Random Some 3D All-Stars Players Aren't Happy About The Visible Debug Cubes In Super Mario Sunshine
"this is absolutely a sign of Nintendo being lazy"
When Super Mario 3D All-Stars was leaked onto the internet earlier this week, dataminers quickly discovered the games were running on emulators. As pointed out by Digital Foundry, there are
Guide Every 3D Super Mario Game Ranked
As rated by you
The release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars had us debating at Nintendo Life Towers which of the Mario adventures in the third dimension is the absolute best. Team Nintendo Life has its own ideas about the best Super Mario games (including the 2D entries), but we recently asked for your opinions regarding the 3D entries specifically...
Gallery Nintendo Recreates Classic 3D Mario Moments In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mario memories Smash-style
Super Mario 3D All-Stars is out today on Switch, and while some unlucky fans are feeling upset over pre-order problems and wonky-looking cartridges, Nintendo's busy building up the hype in every way possible. The company has shared a sweet selection of screenshots from
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