Feature 40 Years Of Weird And Wonderful (And Just Plain Wrong) Super Mario TV Commercials
"Clean is better than dirty"
It's MAR10 Day, the annual celebration of all things Super Mario. Nintendo itself is doing all sorts to mark the special occasion, including the introduction of a new Mario-themed Switch console bundle, a healthy dose of discounts from Mario games, and of course, a brand new trailer for the upcoming Super Mario Bros...
Random After 25 Years, Ash Ketchum Is Now The Very Best, Like No One Ever Was
Pokémon protagonist finally becomes world champion
Well folks, it finally happened. After 25 years, the protagonist of the Pokémon TV series, Ash Ketchum, has finally achieved his dream of becoming a Pokémon World Champion. Since the very beginning of the series back in 1997, our lovable trainer has tried countless times to become the very best,...
Soapbox Games Go Down Better When Paired With Books, Movies, And TV, Just Like Wine
Well, not JUST like wine. You can't drink a book
I don't know much about wine, but I sure like to pretend I do, and I bet I'm not alone. Who else here — of drinking age, that is — has bought a red wine to accompany dinner, because it "goes well with pasta"? How many times have you been poured a glass of wine to "taste" in a fancy restaurant,...
Feature Fire Emblem And 8 Other Nintendo Franchises That Need A TV Series
Lights, camera, action!
Recently, we’ve spent the last who knows how long, re-playing Pokémon Blue, Red, and Yellow on the 3DS Virtual Console, and bingeing the original Pokémon animated series on Netflix alongside this, and what a time I’ve been having! Netflix is rumoured to be planning on making a live action Pokémon series, too, and this...
News Zelda Screenwriter Opens Up On How Much Fun It Was To Make The TV Series
"I figured I was about to get reamed for all of the sneaky innuendo"
The Zelda cartoon series has its fair share of critics, but like so many shows from the period, there are almost as many fans who will fight tooth and nail to prevent anyone saying anything even remotely negative about it. If you fall into the latter camp, then you'll no doubt be...
News Nintendo Was "Kind Of Liberal" When It Came To Creating The Super Mario Cartoons
"There was no pushback"
Those of you who were alive during the late '80s and early '90s may well have fond memories of the Super Mario Bros. Super Show, a cartoon production which dominated kid's TV during the early days of the Sega and Nintendo console war. Eurogamer has been speaking to people associated not only with this and the other Super...
News Tony Rosato Passes Away at Age 62
Luigi's voice actor from those early Super Mario cartoons
Many of you no doubt remember Mario's early forays into the world of Saturday morning cartoon entertainment. Twenty years ago, times were quite different for the popular mustachioed plumber, and the three series' of cartoons that occurred over the period of 1989-1994 took some notable...
News 20 Years Ago This Week, Gaming History Was Made On UK Television
The infamous Super Mario 64 GamesMaster challenge
We've had a lot of anniversaries recently, with Sonic and Metroid standing out as key examples. However, one event - which was in danger of going uncelebrated until we spotted this tweet - is a seminal moment in UK TV history, and it all revolved around a challenge on Super Mario 64. For those of...
News Writer Of Divisive New Mega Man Cartoon Asks Fans To Give It A Chance
"Because our collective approach doesn't match your ideas is not an attack"
The lid was recently lifted on the new Mega Man cartoon, due to air in 2017. To say fan reaction was mixed would be an understatement, with many online commenters strongly criticising the look of the new hero, a robot boy named Aki Light who turns himself into the titular...
News The Mega Man TV Show is Still Set for a 2017 release
Wouldn't it be great if there were a new game, too?
Last year, Capcom announced that it would be producing a new Mega Man TV series for the franchise's 30th anniversary with Man of Action, an animation company known for its work on Ben 10 and Ultimate Spider-Man. Since the initial announcement, nothing new was revealed, leading many to believe the...
News Dara O Briain to Host Go 8 Bit, a Gaming TV Show
Like GamesMaster, but with a lot more comedy
Gamers in the UK of a certain age - like this writer - may remember GamesMaster, a quirky '90s TV show that pitched competitors against each other in the latest games. Part of the appeal was in seeing new games - which a current-day TV show can't possibly replicate courtesy of the web's dominance - but a...
News Yo-kai Watch Anime Series Coming to the UK This Spring
One of more than 100 countries
It's official, Yo-kai Watch is set for world domination much like Pokémon before it. In our Yo-kai Watch review we liked developer Level 5's take on doing a Pokémon style game and felt that, in some ways, it eclipses the effort GameFreak has put into Pokémon over the years, both in production and creativity. Of...
News Mario Kart 8 to Feature in Competitive TV Show on 5th December
Will be broadcast on the Disney big grin channel
Nintendo of America's marketing campaigns for the Holiday season take various forms, and one seems to be a partnership to promote one of the Wii U's biggest hits. This will be through "Clash of Karts: Mario Kart 8", a show that'll be broadcast on Disney XD this coming weekend. In essence it's going...
News Activision Blizzard Has Just Opened a TV and Film Studio
Skylanders and Call of Duty are first up
Activision has no shortage of big hitter video game franchises, but it's a fairly safe bet that Skylanders and Call of Duty are the biggest successes to come from the company. It seems that Activision wants to continue to hit new heights and has just recently announced that it's opening Activision Blizzard...
Video Take a Look at the Mega Man Cartoon that Never Was
Why did you change the look, Capcom?
For those of you that aren't old enough to remember, Capcom greenlit a brief Mega Man cartoon based on the classic series of games back in the mid 90's. The show was rather hit or miss, never hitting the heights of similar cartoons - like Ducktales or Darkwing Duck - and sporting a rather unattractive visual...
News New Mega Man TV Series Blasting Its Way to Screens in... 2017
Epic trolling, Capcom
2017 is the 30th Anniversary of the Mega Man franchise. Now, admittedly, the 25th Anniversary was a tad rubbish for those of us that like to play games - Capcom released figurines, USB sticks and tissue dispensers, but the only game we got was a free fan-game on PC. Oh, Capcom... Will 2017 finally bring the series back? We can...
Poll Which Nintendo Franchises Should be Produced as TV Shows?
Some silly suggestions may be included
Our first reaction when we heard that Nintendo and Netflix are apparently exploring a live-action TV series for The Legend of Zelda was "yeah, sure they are, what a crazy rumour!". Yet then we saw that it was an article on the respectable Wall Street Journal which, frankly, has little reason or likelihood to...
News Live-Action Netflix Series For The Legend of Zelda is Reportedly in Development
Said to be planned as 'Game of Thrones for a family audience'
It's no secret that Nintendo is working to utilise its franchises and IPs in various ways, all to ensure that Nintendo brands remain at the forefront of popular culture. We have amiibo toys that are proving hugely popular, positive sales for Wii U crossover title Hyrule Warriors and more...
Video Super Mario Bros. Invades TV's Dancing With The Stars
Sadie Robertson & Mark Ballas get caught in the Mushroom Kingdom
Update: If you particularly like the music medley in the video below, you can download it for free from Nintendo's website. Original Article: Irrespective of your stance on TV dance talent shows, you'll have to begrudgingly admit that what we're about to show you is pretty damn...
Video Nintendo's Wii U Holiday Commercial Keeps It In The Family
Racing off with Mario Kart 8
In 2013 Nintendo of America's main Wii U Holiday commercials revolved around 'The Pitch', as kids tried to convince their parents that a Wii U was the way forward for family entertainment. The first 2014 Wii U Holiday commercial in the region also, unsurprisingly, opts for families as its pitch, albeit with a different...
News New Pokémon Movie Screening In Cartoon Network Event on 19th October
A sneak peak of Pokémon the Series: XY will also be shown
It's pretty difficulty to avoid Pokémon X & Y right now, as its release creeps ever closer and fans worldwide contemplate which version to buy, and whether they simply have to play the new entries on a limited edition 3DS XL. Nintendo revealed a lot in its recent Pok
News Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths Coming To Wii U and 3DS This October
Will be in French, a Kickstarter campaign may bring English localisation
Back in May we reported that Neko Entertainment would be bringing a Mysterious Cities of Gold title to Wii U and 3DS this fall but the developer revealed little other details. More information has now appeared on the horizon, including the title of the upcoming game:...
News Nintendo "Pedaling" The Wii U On Tour De France TV Coverage
Apologies in advance for the wheely terrible pun
The Wii U has provided some truly amazing gameplay experiences in the short time it has been available on the market, but few dedicated fans would argue that Nintendo has done its best to promote the system to the general public. TV and magazine advertising has been curiously thin on the ground —...
News Penélope Cruz Has the Answer in Professor Layton Advert
Movie star, Oscar winner and one-time moustache-wearer Penélope Cruz has returned for another stint at Nintendo advertising, this time turning her considerable talents to Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. During a break in filming, Ms Cruz and her sister Monica are playing the latest entry in Level 5's puzzle series. Penélope...
News Whoever said Penélope Cruz, You Were Right!
Unlikely moustache wearer
In the latest of a long line of celebrity tie-ups, Penélope Cruz has joined forces with her sister, fellow actress Mónica Cruz, to star in a new campaign for New Super Mario Bros. 2. Nintendo teased us yesterday with a picture of the star without revealing who it might be. Our readers had lots of good guesses including...
News Kirby Gets His Own TV Channel in Europe Tomorrow
Pink all over your TV
The Nintendo Download for Europe dropped earlier, but there was no mention of an extra special feature awaiting tomorrow: a free download of Kirby cartoons. The Kirby TV Channel on Wii will offer over 50 episodes, though only four will be available for streaming at any one time. New episodes will become available on Monday and...
News Reggie Demos Kid Icarus AR, Skyward Sword and More on TV
With his old mate Jimmy Fallon
Reggie Fils-Aime and Jimmy Fallon are best mates; last year Reggie appeared on Late Night to show the host the 3DS, and this year he's taken to the airwaves again to demonstrate some more upcoming titles. Kid Icarus: Uprising's augmented reality card battle mode is the first game shown, followed by a little bit of...
News Pac-Man Returns to Our TV Screens Via Unscripted Series
Game show tie-in, come on down!
Remember all those old TV shows based on your favourite video game franchises? Whatever happened to those? Oh, wait. They disappeared into the mist of time either because they were instantly forgettable, or television networks grew tired of them. In conjunction with the 30th anniversary of one of video gaming's most...