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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
Random Super Mario 3D All-Stars' Cartridge Is Rubbing People Up The Wrong Way
To ESRB, or not to ESRB
Super Mario 3D All-Stars is out today and as we said in our review, it's a ruddy good time and well worth picking up. But it seems that not everyone is happy, at least when it comes to the limited edition physical release of the game in North America. Daniel Ahmad, Senior Analyst at Niko Partners, has posted a comparison...
News Super Mario 3D All-Stars Buyers Left Upset At Amazon UK's Sneaky Pre-Order Tactics
Update: It appears Amazon UK have now processed £5 refunds for those affected by this and all is well again. Phew. Original Article: Super Mario 3D All-Stars is finally out and about in the wild, but no matter how enjoyable this compilation of classics may be, some poor fans have been left feeling a little deflated. Retail behemoth Amazon...
Poll Super Mario 3D All-Stars Is Out Today On Switch, Are You Getting It?
And has its limited availability impacted your decision?
As regular readers will know, we've recently started publishing launch day polls for Nintendo's big releases, all in the hopes of seeing just how popular each title is amongst our community. Super Mario 3D All-Stars is out today, and this one is perhaps the most intriguing release of our...
News Is Your Copy Of Super Mario 3D All-Stars Crashing? That's Because You've Got A Modded Switch
Super Mario 3D All-Stars launches today, but, as is often the case in the world of video games, some people got access to it early thanks to kindly retailers shipping them out so they arrived yesterday. However, a lot of people also gained access to the title by somewhat shadier means, thanks to the fact that it leaked on the net a...
Video Digital Foundry's Technical Analysis Of Super Mario 3D All-Stars
"Remaster, emulation... or both?"
Super Mario 3D All-Stars is now available on the Nintendo Switch and there's even a day-one update to go with it. If you're still on the fence and are curious to know more about the anniversary collection from a technical standpoint, it might be worth watching Digital Foundry's analysis of the collection in the...
Video Super Mario 3D All-Stars Looks Miles Better Than The Originals, And Here's The Proof
We all know that the new versions of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy contained within the Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection on Switch are going to look better; they're running on more powerful hardware, there's more pixels available on screen to utilise, it's obvious. What's not quite
News Nintendo Shares Mario’s Super Picross Tutorial As The Game Arrives On Switch
Appearing for the first time in the US
One of the four new games available on the Nintendo Switch Online service next week is Mario's Super Picross, a puzzle game that launched for the Super Famicom back in 1995. This is actually the first time it's ever appeared in the US; European fans were lucky enough to try it out through the Virtual Console...
News Super Mario 3D All-Stars Has Reportedly Leaked Onto The Internet Already
First development details appear
Super Mario 3D All-Stars, a trio of Mario of classics heading to Nintendo Switch later this week, has already leaked onto the internet, it's been claimed. The game's due to launch officially this Friday, but well-known data miner OatmealDome reports that the title has already found its way online, revealing a few...
Video Nintendo Shows Off Super Mario Galaxy's Touchscreen Controls On Switch
Shooting and collecting Star Bits has never been easier
Ahead of the Super Mario All-Stars release later this week, Nintendo has uploaded a new video demonstrating how exactly the new touchscreen controls work in Super Mario Galaxy when using a Switch in handheld mode or playing on a Switch Lite. By the looks of it, firing and collecting star bits...
Round Up More Screenshots And Footage Of Super Mario 3D All-Stars
Update: New videos released
Eager to see some more footage and screens of Super Mario 3D All-Stars before the big release next week? Well, Nintendo's Super Mario 35th Japanese Twitter account has got you covered. Since the collection's announcement last week, it's been posting clips and screenshots of each game. There's footage of boss battles,...
Random Nintendo Wanted Mario To Be "Someone Who Might Live Near You"
Rather than a superhero
Mario has been a doctor and even a race car driver, but he's best known as a plumber over his 35-year existence. Although creator Shigeru Miyamoto has previously discussed his character's career choices, in a recent interview with CNN - focused on the history of the video game industry's most iconic mascot - he further...
Video New Super Mario 3D All-Stars Trailer Shows Off Fresh Footage And Features
This Friday can't come soon enough
Another new trailer has appeared for Super Mario 3D All-Stars – you didn't expect Nintendo to just forget about it, did you? Yes, this latest trailer shows off a decent chunk of footage for all three games set to appear in the collection – Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy
News Bizarre Super Mario Bros. 3 Prototype Cartridge Sells For $31,200 At Auction
Kid Icarus no more
We've seen plenty of expensive Nintendo auctions taking place over the last few years, but not many items have been as interesting as this one. This weekend, a Super Mario Bros. 3 prototype was sold at auction for a whopping $31,200. The listing was a first for Heritage Auctions, being the first time that the auctioneer had ever...
Poll What's The Best 3D Mario Game?
Plumber-y platforming in the third dimension
With celebrations for the 35th anniversary of the original Super Mario Bros. underway and the upcoming release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars next week, we thought it would be the perfect time to conduct a survey of Nintendo Life readers to find out the definitive ranking of the 3D Mario games. Similar to...
News Today's The Big Day - Happy 35th Anniversary, Mario!
Here's to the next 35!
35 years ago today, on 13th September 1985, the original Super Mario Bros. launched for the Famicom in Japan. Nobody could have predicted just how successful Nintendo's main mascot would become, especially 35 years down the line, but here we are, looking at one of the most instantly recognisable faces in gaming and –...
News Nintendo Launches Website For The Original Super Mario Bros. Game
Celebrating 35 years
Mario's 35th anniversary celebrations are well and truly underway. So far Nintendo has announced new games, merchandise, and even events and promotions for other first-party titles like Splatoon 2 and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. If that's still not enough Mario-themed goodness for you, Japanese websites for Super Mario Bros...
News Here's Your First Look At The Main Menu In Super Mario 3D All-Stars
And the title screen!
Super Mario 3D All-Stars comes out next week, and in the lead-up to the release of this big 35th-anniversary collection, Nintendo Minute's Kit and Krysta have been showing off the game in their weekly videos. Last weekend, we got a look at the box art and game card, and in the latest video, they've given us an incredibly brief...
Random Can You Hear That? Sounds Like Super Mario Galaxy 2 Music In 3D All-Stars
A starry sign?
If you watch the latest episode of Nintendo Minute, you'll see it's all about next week's release Super Mario 3D All-Stars. There's even some footage of it, and well... let's just say part of this video has sent viewers into a bit of a frenzy. You see, around the 20-second mark, there's a clip of the game's title screen that...
News Online Retailer Cancels Orders For Super Mario 3D All-Stars Due To "Woefully Short" Supply
When Super Mario 3D All-Stars was announced last week, Nintendo made it very clear it would be a "limited release". Now, online retailer Base.com (located in the UK) has apparently been forced to "cancel all orders" as Nintendo and its distributors within this region are unable to provide any reassurance that more stock will become...
Quiz Can You Name All These Super Mario Worlds And Levels?
To the Mushroom Kingdom, and beyond!
Over the course of his career, Super Mario has visited many varied worlds. He's travelled the length and breadth of the Mushroom Kingdom, journeyed to faraway islands and rocketed through the final frontier on an odyssey to places both wonderful and strange. As Mario fans, you'll no doubt remember many of them...
Poll Super Mario 3D All-Stars Is One Week Away - Which Game Will You Play First?
Which child is your favourite?
We're starting to get used to Nintendo's tactic of 'announce game for the first time, have it on store shelves in just a couple of months' time', but Super Mario 3D All-Stars has taken things to a whole new level. Despite being heavily rumoured for months, Nintendo's
Poll How Do You Feel About 'Limited-Time' Games From Nintendo?
Sneaky tactics or totally legit?
Last week, cheers of jubilation went around the internet as Nintendo finally announced that the long-rumoured collection of classic 3D Mario games, coming on 18th September. However, spirits were dampened for some when they noticed an odd detail about Super Mario 3D All-Stars: it will be a limited-time release...
Anniversary Super Mario Maker Turns 5 Years Old Today
The original Super Mario Maker is celebrating its fifth anniversary today, after originally launching for the Wii U in Japan on 10th September, 2015. Also appearing in Europe and North America on the following day, Super Mario Maker flipped the Mario platforming franchise on its head by giving players access to a full suite of level...
Video Take A Closer Look At The New Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. System
Launches this November
Nintendo has released a new trailer for the Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. system that was announced during last week's Super Mario 35th Anniversary Direct. As you might remember from last week, this new system is inspired by the original LCD-based handhelds from the '80s and comes with a modern screen and rechargeable...
Feature What's The Deal With Super Mario 64's "Shindou Pak Taiou" Version, Anyway?
Mario 64's obscure update you may not be familiar with
By now, we’ve surely all seen the news that Super Mario 64 is finally arriving on Switch as part of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, joining Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy in a limited-time bundle.
News Yes, There's A Handheld-Mode Workaround For Super Mario Galaxy's Spin Move On Switch
Since the reveal of Super Mario 3D All-Stars last week, there have been some concerns about how the motion controls in Super Mario Galaxy will work on the Nintendo Switch. A Nintendo representative already confirmed with Polygon how this particular game was supported in all modes on Switch and noted how pointer functionality had...
News Mario's Anniversary Puma Kicks Will Be Available In Sunshine And Galaxy Variants
Nintendo is going all out with collaborations for Mario's 35th anniversary, and part of this is a special shoe line with Puma. In addition to the RS-Dreamer Super Mario 64 basketball shoes Puma is adding Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy variants. It seems this t
News Nintendo's Big Super Mario 35 Plans May Have Been Delayed By Five Months
That's quite the wait
As you'll no doubt be aware by now, Nintendo dropped a fast-paced, full-fat, Mario-themed Nintendo Direct last week to share its plans for our favourite plumber's 35th anniversary. In truth, it had been a long time coming, with rumours of Super Mario 3D All-Stars and other bits and bobs
News It's Not Out Yet, But Super Mario 3D All-Stars Is Already 2020's Second Best-Selling Game On Amazon
That's a lot of pre-orders
To say that Super Mario 3D All-Stars has the potential to be one of this year's biggest games would be a pretty obvious statement, but it really, really does. The game was only announced last Thursday, so four days ago as this article goes live, but it's already become the second-best-selling game of 2020 at major...
News Super Mario 3D All-Stars Includes More Than 170 Classic Songs For Your Listening Pleasure
Great hits from all three games
This screenshot is actually from Super Mario Odyssey, but any opportunity to share this wonderful image is worth taking... Unless you managed to somehow sleep through the entirety of last week (in which case, we're actually rather jealous), you'll no doubt know that Nintendo finally revealed the heavily rumoured...
News Scalpers Are Already Listing The "Limited" Switch Release Super Mario 3D All-Stars
And it's not even out yet!
Earlier this week, Nintendo celebrated Mario's 35th anniversary by announcing a handful of appropriately themed Nintendo Switch games. The highlight of the lot was arguably the reveal of Super Mario 3D All-Stars at the very end of the presentation. Unfortunately, the catch (because there's always one) is that it'll be a...
News Switch Pro Controller + Super Mario Odyssey Bundle Arriving Next Week (US)
Well, here's a sweet deal just in time for Mario's 35th birthday celebrations. Next week, on 11th September, Walmart in the US will be selling a bundle containing a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller along with a download code for Super Mario Odyssey. It'll set you back $99.99 and pre-orders are available right now. Here's what the packaging...
Poll Box Art Brawl: Duel #58 - Super Mario All-Stars
Super Mario 2D All-Stars
And welcome back, box art enthusiasts, to the latest entry in Nintendo Life's Box Art Brawl canon. Yes, this week we'll be taking another look at some retro game covers and it'll be up to you to pick the best of them. Last time we took a look at Blue Ninja Shadow of the Kage Dragon as Natsume's variously-named 2D...
Guide Where To Buy Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Merchandise
T-shirts, plushies, coffee mugs and more!
Mario's 35th anniversary is being marked with a whole heap of Mario games for the Switch, a colour Game & Watch and a Mario Kart racing set. But of course, Nintendo has even more plans to celebrate Mario's 35th birthday... with lots of merch! If you
News Puma Looks Ready To Pounce On Super Mario's 35th Anniversary With Some Nintendo-Branded Sneakers
Update: And they're official
Update: As part of the Super Mario 35th Anniversary Direct announcements, the Puma rumour (say that three times) has been confirmed as legit and Nintendo of America has been tweeting about them. Gotta say, they should really be platforms, no? Known as the RS-Dreamer Super Mario 64 Basketball Shoes, these will certainly...
Video Check Out Nintendo's Japanese TV Spots For Super Mario 3D All-Stars
One for each 3D All-Star
A series of thirty-second Japanese TV spots have been put together advertising Mario's 35th anniversary and the recently-announced collection of his 3D adventures, Super Mario 3D All-Stars. The clips are now up on the company's YouTube channel and we've assembled them below for your enjoyment. Each title in the collection...
News Super Mario 3D World On Switch Appears To Be A Lot Faster Than The Wii U Original
And it looks amazing
The Switch version of Super Mario 3D World appears to run faster than its original Wii U counterpart. It's apparently got nothing to do with frame rate or technical performance, either. The gameplay might have just been sped up - unless the reveal trailer is playing tricks on us! GameXplain shared a side-by-side comparison of...
News Here's The Resolution Of Each Game In Super Mario 3D All-Stars
The biggest announcement of the recent Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct was the reveal of Super Mario 3D All-Stars. As this is a collection, of three old games, obviously we're curious to know how they'll look on modern displays. Japanese website Games Talk has rounded up the resolutions of all three in both docked and...
News Nintendo Explains How Motion Controls Work In Super Mario Galaxy On Switch
Pro Controller support also confirmed
One game in the Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection that's got some extra attention so far is Super Mario Galaxy. Right now, it's mostly because everyone wants to know how motion controls in this game work on the Nintendo Switch across docked, tabletop and handheld play. Polygon reached out to an official...
News There's A Super Mario Splatfest Scheduled For Splatoon 2 Next January
And t-shirts on the My Nintendo Store
Splatoon 2 will host a special Super Mario-themed Splatfest in January to commemorate the mascot's 35th anniversary. The event was announced (as if you didn't know) as part of the Super Mario 35th Anniversary Direct which Nintendo dropped on the internet earlier today. For those not in the know, Splatfests are...
Video That Super Mario Direct Was Lovely, If A Tad Predictable
Super Mario Ga-leaks-y
It happened, Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, Super Mario Bros. 35 have all been officially revealed! The plethora of leaks that lead up to today's
News Super Mario Furniture Is Coming To Animal Crossing: New Horizons Next March
A crossover too hot for 2020 to handle
Today's Super Mario 35th Anniversary Direct threw up quite the number of plumber-themed announcements, several of them long-anticipated, others complete surprises. Nestled amongst the bigger news items were a few smaller nuggets; one particular inter-series mingling that caught our eye was the 'Animal Crossing:...
Random Checked The Switch eShop Recently? Mario's Redecorated
Apparently there's been some Mario news?
With all the Super Mario news that's dropped today, you probably haven't had time to visit the Switch eShop to investigate pre-orders or sales or those types of things - not in the last few hours, at least. Next time you do, though, you'll surely notice that a certain 35-year-old plumber has been busy...
News Cat Mario And Peach Amiibo Will Claw At Your Purse Strings Next February
As you may have noticed, there's been a flurry of Super Mario-based news today following the surprise (or not so surprise, perhaps) Super Mario 35th Anniversary Direct broadcast. Just one such nugget of news was the long-awaited arrival of Wii U's Super Mario 3D World on Switch i
News Super Mario All-Stars Is Now Available On Nintendo's Switch Online SNES Service
Featuring "enhanced 16-bit graphics"
One of the many Mario announcements during today's Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct was that Super Mario All-Stars would be joining the Nintendo Switch Online SNES library. Well, it's now available! Yep, you'll actually be able to play something right away to celebrate Mario's 35th! It's worth...
News Super Mario 3D All-Stars Lands On Switch On 18th September, And It's A Limited-Time Thing
That's soon, but it won't be around forever
Super Mario 3D All-Stars has (finally!) been announced for Switch as part of today's surprise Super Mario 35th Anniversary Direct, and it'll be available to download in just a couple of weeks. However, it's a limited-time release and only available until the end of March 2021 - and that includes the...
News Super Mario 3D World Is Coming To Switch, Along With "Bowser's Fury" Expansion
Super Mario 3D World – one of the Wii U's best titles – is coming to the Nintendo Switch along with new content. The game will feature the same strong multiplayer focus that it had on the Wii U, but with the Joy-Con arguably making it easier than ever to get other people involved. The most exciting element, however, is that the...
News Nintendo Is Resurrecting Its Game & Watch Line To Celebrate 35 Years Of Super Mario
Special handheld arrives later this year
Nintendo has revealed that it is releasing a special Game & Watch system to celebrate 35 years of the Super Mario series. Based on the original LCD-based handhelds from the '80s, this limited edition model will come with a colour display and directional pad, and will include Super Mario Bros., Super...
News Nintendo Announces Super Mario Remasters And Much More In Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct
After months of rumour and speculation, Nintendo has finally lifted the lid what must be the gaming industry's worst-kept secret of 2020: Super Mario's 3D adventures from the Nintendo 64, GameCube and Wii are coming to Switch in the form of Super Mario 3D All-Stars.
Rumour Super Mario Remasters To Be Announced This Month, But Won't Launch On Mario's 35th
Update: It's official
Update #2: It's official: Update #1: Our friends over at VGC have stated that an announcement regarding the Super Mario 3D remasters is expected "imminently", with the source being True Gaming's Omar Al-Amoudi, who claims we'll be hearing about it this week. To add more fuel to the fire, VentureBeat
Random Brazil's President Keeps Using Sonic Music In His Tweets, And Now The Mario Theme
What is going on here?
Keen readers of the site may remember a post we made back in February 2019, sharing the news that Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro, had unabashedly taken music from a Sonic game to use in a promotional video. That's a weird enough event on its own, but in a new set of videos, Bolsonaro has once again taken a classic Sonic...
Random Astronomical Discovery In Super Mario Galaxy's Logo
Get your telescope out
This probably isn't the sort of Super Mario Galaxy article you were hoping or expecting to see around the time of the Nintendo mascot's 35th-anniversary celebrations but here we are...Twitter user and "starboy" CometMedal has been closely inspecting the 2007 Wii entry's logo. So what have they found? An edited image of the...
Random Playing Super Mario Run With An Official SNES Mouse Looks Quite Fun, Actually
The smartphone game transformed
Super Mario Run was a pretty decent leap to smartphones for everyone's favourite gaming plumber, but even the great pulling power of Mario himself couldn't convince every Nintendo fan to give it a go. Perhaps more would have tried it out if a more traditional control setup were available? You know, like the official...
Video First 4 Figures Unboxes Its Huge (And Very Expensive) Mario And Yoshi Statue
Last chance to pre-order the exclusive and definitive edition
Remember that really big and pricey Mario & Yoshi statue First 4 Figures unveiled last year? Well, it's now uploaded an official unboxing video, showing you how exactly how it's assembled. All up, there are three different editions to select from. You can get a Standard Edition, an...
Random Celebrate Mario's 35th Anniversary With These Adhesive Products From UHU
Fancy some glue?
As we get closer to Mario's 35th anniversary in September, more and more Super Mario themed products are being released. Earlier this week, PowerA and HORI announced some new Nintendo Switch controllers, and now, Nintendo is teaming up with the German manufacturer UHU to release Mario-themed adhesive products. As you can see in the...
Random Nintendo Tweaks Mario's Nipples
Plumber's nipples apparently removed
A few years back, around the time of Super Mario Odyssey's release, the internet became obsessed with Mario's nipples. A couple of years later we glimpsed the the bare chest of Wario (and Dr. Robotnik) in crossover game Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and since then nipples seemingly became an...
Random Nintendo Posts New Image Of Mario In The Sunshine, Internet Goes Wild Again
Once again, Nintendo has unintentionally - or perhaps intentionally - teased fans into thinking that a new Super Mario Sunshine release is on the cards. Both the official European and UK Nintendo Twitter accounts have shared a new render of Mario enjoying his time in the sunshine today, likely owing to the fact that the UK and many...
Random Turns Out You Can Play LEGO Mario Without Buying The LEGO
Clever, but cheeky
There's a lot of joy to be had with the LEGO Mario range, building your own courses and constructing your favourite characters brick-by-brick, but if you're wanting to own a complete set of everything it has to offer, you'll have to fork over a pretty sizeable sum. As it happens, there is a clever - if slightly naughty -...
News Netflix's New Video Game Documentary Series Is Narrated By The Voice Of Mario
It's-a-me, Charles Martinet!
Later this month on 19th August, Netflix will premiere its new documentary series High Score. It will focus on the "the golden age of video games" - covering the brains behind the success, the games, and how the industry has evolved over the years. Perhaps the most interesting part about it - at least for Nintendo fans,...
Review LEGO Super Mario - A Strong Translation To The Real World
When LEGO announced its partnership with Nintendo to at last bring Super Mario to the brick universe in an official capacity, it’s safe to say that what we were expecting was something along more typical lines from LEGO. Princess Peach’s castle perhaps? Maybe World 1-1 from the NES original? Nothing so obvious came to be of cours
Random Someone Made A LEGO NES With Side-Scrolling Mario Long Before Nintendo Did
And it's eerily similar
At the start of this month, Nintendo and LEGO released two exciting collaboration projects - the LEGO Super Mario range, and the LEGO NES. The latter features a replica of Nintendo's classic system, a 1:1 scale version of the controller, and even a retro TV which uses a crank to display a side-scrolling LEGO version of Super...
Community What Do You Think Of Lego Super Mario, Then?
Lego launched its Super Mario range last weekend, with a wide selection of kits and packs based on Nintendo's most famous characters – and the world he inhabits. The course-building focus on the range is sure to generate interest amongst younger players, and the companion app – which also contains the building instructions –...
Video Here's What's Inside The New LEGO Mario Figure
Don't try this at home
Have you picked up the new LEGO Mario figure this week? Found yourself wondering what makes him tick? Well, look no further because this video explores exactly what you'll find inside Nintendo and LEGO's brand new toy. Shared by the folks at Beyond the Brick, the video takes a faulty unit - so don't worry, no working Mario...
News Charles Martinet Recorded New Lines Especially For The LEGO Super Mario Figure
"It was a cool moment"
Today sees the launch of the new LEGO Super Mario range, with Nintendo's biggest mascot receiving the colourful brick treatment for the very first time. As well as full sets and courses that you can build, the Starter Course includes an interactive Mario figure, complete with sounds and visual effects. We'd argue that it's...
News Nintendo Dropped Every LEGO Mario Prototype 6,000 Times To Ensure Its Quality
"That is Nintendo quality"
Nintendo is a brand known for its quality assurance, especially when it comes to new hardware - you know about the Game Boy that survived being bombed, right? - and it has once again proved its commitment to releasing only the very best with the new LEGO Mario range. The project's lead designer, Jonathan Bennink, has...
News LEGO Assembles Massive Super Mario Build Made Out Of Nearly 23,000 Bricks
It's LEGO Mario time!
To celebrate the arrival of Super Mario LEGO, LEGO has assembled a "massive" Mario build made out of nearly 23,000 bricks. It apparently took six master builders more than 110 hours and is 1.2 meters in height. Just like the original build, it's got its own digital screen that lights up with various different animations. Here...
Random LEGO Super Mario Gets A Hulkbuster-Style Makeover
It's only a matter of days until the totally adorable LEGO Super Mario sets hit the streets in Europe and North America, but lucky Japanese LEGO fans have had a chance to pick these sets up sooner and we're already seeing some great photos of what can be done with these kits. One of our favourite uses of LEGO Super Mario so far is by...
Random Check Out This Miniature Artist's Incredible Animal Crossing, Zelda, And Nintendo-Themed Dioramas
Less is so much more
We recently saw a custom-made Polly Pocket-style Animal Crossing toy which we thought was the height of miniature video game cuteness, but in the past few days we've discovered something that's even more impressive. The construction and photography of the tiny scene above is the work of Tatsuya Tanaka, a miniature artist who...
News Nintendo Producer Says Working On LEGO Super Mario Was 'Taxing, But Fun'
"I felt it was a fun time"
In just over a weeks' time, we'll have our hands on the first ever Super Mario LEGO products and that lovely looking LEGO NES console. With a Starter Course, plenty of expansions and even an interactive toy, there's plenty to experience in the Mario collection, but how did the whole project come together? In an interview...
News Waluigi First Graced Us With His Presence 20 Years Ago
20 years ago this week, Mario Tennis was released for the Nintendo 64 in Japan. Excluding 1995's similarly named Mario's Tennis for the Virtual Boy, Mario Tennis was the very first in the series we know and love today, but it also introduced something far, far more important. Yes, Mario Tennis introduced Waluigi to the world, Wario's...
News Nintendo Registers New 'Mario Sports' Trademark
It's been three years since the last Sports game launched
Nintendo has registered a new 'Mario Sports' trademark in both Europe and Australia, it has been revealed. The two listings - seen here and here - were registered in May 2020 and are set to expire ten years later in May 2030. In both cases, the trademark simply refers to 'Mario Sports' and...
Quiz How Well Do You Know The Koopalings?
Making their debut in the evergreen classic Super Mario Bros. 3 for NES, the Koopa Kids are a bunch of minions serving at the pleasure of Bowser. Originally believed to be the children of Mario's nemesis, their exact relation to the King of the Koopas is a little hazy these days, with Bowser Jr. being Bowser's only confirmed offspring...
News Hasbro Celebrates Super Mario's 35th Anniversary With Monopoly And Jenga
This year is Mario's 35th anniversary, and as you might have heard, there's a rumour that Nintendo is remastering most of his back-catalogue on Switch. Apart from this, LEGO is joining in on the celebration with appropriately-themed sets, and now, Hasbro will be releasing Super Mario Monopoly and Jenga. This Super Mario Celebration...
News Fans Have Discovered A Private Mario 35th Anniversary Twitter Account
Adding weight to remaster reports?
A private Super Mario Twitter account possibly held by Nintendo has been discovered by fans, potentially adding weight to reports from earlier this year surrounding upcoming remasters on Switch. The account in question carries the Twitter handle @SuperMario35th, currently showing a temporary name of 'aaaaaaaaaaa'...
News LEGO Mario Starter Course Goes Up For Pre-Order At The Nintendo UK Store
If you're wanting to get your hands on the LEGO Mario Starter Course, you'll be pleased to know that it has now popped up for pre-order at the Nintendo Official UK Store. It's available at the RRP of £49.99, but also includes a free gift while stocks last. At the time of writing, any pre-orders you make will also come with a Super...
News This Sealed Copy Of Super Mario Bros. Just Sold For $114,000
That's a new world record
Remember when a super rare sticker sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. on NES sold for $100,150 USD last February? Well, another copy of the exact same game (in a similar condition) has now broken this record - going for the sum of $114,000 USD (this roughly equates to £90,000). That makes this particular copy the most...
Random Brie Larson's Boyfriend Said She Was Taking Super Mario Galaxy Too Seriously, So She Threw Him Out
Perfectly reasonable, if you ask us
Those of you who positively love moaning about the fact that we cover Brie Larson way too much here at Nintendo Life are going to get a kick out of this story, because the Academy Award-winning actor – famous for her roles in Captain Marvel, 21 Jump Street and Room (as we
News The Super Mario 64 PC Port Just Got A 60fps Patch
Smoother than before
The Super Mario 64 PC mod - that Nintendo tried to take legal action against - has certainly come a long way since its unofficial release in May. When it first arrived it included 4K and ultra-widescreen support and in the following month, modders added in a modern Mario model and some imp
News Baby Wario Becomes A Qualified Doctor In Nintendo's Mobile Game Dr. Mario World
Baby Mario and Luigi better watch out
If there's one thing going for Nintendo's mobile title Dr. Mario World it's got to be the over-the-top character roster. While we were initially impressed with the Mario Kart Tour line-up, it seems like Dr. Mario might finally be outpacing it. Following on from the introduction of Dr. Dolphin last month,
News The LEGO Mario Set Has Introduced A Brand New Mushroom Kingdom Character
We need answers!
Yesterday, Nintendo revealed the full LEGO Super Mario lineup in all its glory, showing off brand new Expansions and Character Packs that will no doubt serve as great additions to the standard Starter Course. We saw the likes of Yoshi, King Boo, and Thwomp all be treated to their very own sets, but one character is particularly...
News Want A Complete LEGO Mario Set? Here's How Much Every Single Bundle Will Cost You
The grand total revealed!
Today, Nintendo revealed the complete LEGO Super Mario lineup, with a whole new bunch of Expansion Sets and Character Packs being shown off for the very first time. They'll be joining the already revealed Starter Course and
News Nintendo Reveals Lots More Super Mario LEGO Expansion Sets And Blind Bags
"The Full Reveal"
We hope you've been saving your pennies, because Nintendo has just lifted the lid on a whole new wave of Super Mario LEGO expansions. Strap yourselves in. Shared today on social media, the following video gives you a look at new packs starring some Mushroom Kingdom fan-favourites, including the likes of Yoshi, King Boo, Thwomp,...
News Super Mario Odyssey Player Discovers Brand New Wall Clip Glitch
We normally look to games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for brand new fan discoveries, but today it's Super Mario Odyssey's turn to hog the limelight. A speedrunner going by the name of Xdxboxjaja has uploaded the following clip online, giving us a good look at what appears to be a brand new wall clip discovery. It can be...
Poll Which Remastered Mario Games Would You Pick For A 'Super Mario All-Stars 2'?
Assemble your personal All-Stars from this buffet of 'Bros.
It's the time of year for big video game announcements, and while 2020 has turned out a little differently to what you may have expected, there are sure to be big video game reveals in the coming days and weeks ahead. One announcement that many are banking on is the much-rumoured remasters...
News Bandai To Hold Super Mario Lottery In Japan With Really Cool Prizes To Be Won
We'll take them all
We often find ourselves feeling incredibly jealous of any lucky Nintendo fans who live in Japan and today's no different, as Bandai Spirits has revealed a brand new Super Mario lottery. Kicking off on 27th June, the lottery will be held at various stores across Japan including 7-Eleven, Ito-Yokado, and even Nintendo's very own...
News Legal Crackdown On Mario 64 PC Port Not Enough To Stop Modders From Improving It
And download links are still circulating online
Despite Nintendo's crackdown last month on the Super Mario 64 PC port, it's reportedly not been enough to stop the project from being improved upon. According to VGC, the modding community is still continuing to enhance the visual elements of the not-so-original release - even though many of the...
News Dr. Mario World's Roster Just Keeps On Giving - Introducing Dr. Dolphin
Well, why not?
There was a time when we thought Mario Kart 8's Pink Gold Peach was a stretch - surely there could have been a better, unique alternative? - but those days are well and truly behind us thanks to Nintendo's recent mobile offerings. Nowadays, we find ourselves embracing the frankly ridiculous additions to Nintendo's ever-growing...
News Switch LEGO Mario's Costumes With These Power-Up Packs, Coming In August
Bagsy Cat Mario
Nintendo has announced via Twitter that a new bunch of LEGO Mario 'Power-Up' sets will be arriving alongside the previously revealed LEGO Mario sets on 1st August this year. These smaller 'Power-Up Packs' will expand Mario's wardrobe options with a variety of suits from his games. Check out the trailer at the top of the page for an...
News Paper Mario's Switch Reveal Adds More Weight To 64, Sunshine, Galaxy Remaster Reports
There's one, so will the others follow?
Today's reveal of Paper Mario: The Origami King for Nintendo Switch has confirmed several things - like the fact that the Paper Mario franchise will be making its Switch debut this summer and that we're suddenly feeling a desperate need to quickly play through all past games in the series - but it also adds...
Gallery Paper Mario: The Origami King - 20 Gorgeous Screenshots And Box Art Revealed
Feast your eyes on Mario's next adventure!
A pretty boring Thursday afternoon just got completely turned upside down by Nintendo's surprise reveal of Paper Mario: The Origami King, the first game of the series to arrive on Nintendo Switch. The initial reveal brought with it a lengthy description of the game's plot and a debut trailer, but let's take...
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