The Tale Of Two Canceled Mario Games

Did You Know Gaming's latest look at Mario explores the strange history of a pair of games that died before they could truly live — the pricey Phillips CD-i travelogue Mario Takes America and the volleyball/wrestling/game show mash-up Super Mario Spikers. » 12/07/14 5:00pm 12/07/14 5:00pm

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker: The Kotaku Review

In a year full of multiplayer Mario Karts and Smash Bros., those of us who prefer Nintendo creations meant to be played solo finally have something new to enjoy. » 12/05/14 12:16pm 12/05/14 12:16pm

Captain Toad Is a Story of Murder, Robbery, Addiction and Greed

Recently released in Japan, Captain Toad is a cute little Super Mario 3D World spin-off about collecting coins, gems, and stars while on your way to defeat a giant bird. ...Either that or it's a tale of greed, robbery, and mass murder on a grand scale. » 11/21/14 8:00am 11/21/14 8:00am

Toads Aren't Boys or Girls, They're Just Toads

Have you ever wondered what the deal is with Toad and Toadette? You know what I mean. As in: where do little baby Toads come from? Or are you too caught up in how cute the two of them are? Hey, I can't blame you if that's the case. » 11/17/14 4:15pm 11/17/14 4:15pm

The Up All Night Stream Plays Captain Toad [Game Complete!]

Yesterday, Super Mario 3D World spin-off title Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker hit store shelves in Japan. That leaves just one question. Who's up for joining me for some puzzle-platforming action? » 11/15/14 2:00am 11/15/14 2:00am

What Nintendo's E3 Would Have Been Like In Tomodachi Life

Last week in my review, I described Tomodachi Life as "a bizarre, alternate universe where everybody had giant heads and spoke in ghostly robotic warbles." If that's not weird enough as it is (and it's already pretty weird), imagine a veritable chorus of Nintendo developers chirping and prancing about in Mii form to… » 6/25/14 6:30pm 6/25/14 6:30pm

​Coming Up on Wii U, A Nintendo Game Where You Can't Jump

Nintendo's a company that's made its fortunes on Mario, a character with incredible jumping abilities. But, in the newest spin-off from the Super Mario series, you control a character with no hops whatsoever. Turns out that's a good thing. » 6/12/14 4:40pm 6/12/14 4:40pm

​Ten Minutes of Nintendo's Charming New Mario Spin-Off

Nintendo surprised fans by promoting one of Mario's sidekicks to a starring role this morning. Let's take a look at the Mushroom Kingdom's newest hero, shall we? » 6/10/14 3:30pm 6/10/14 3:30pm

Captain Toad Gets His Own Game

Nintendo just dropped a wonderful surprise during its E3 address for all the Super Mario 3D World fans out there. The Toad levels from that amazing 2013 platformer are being turned into a full-blown game of their own. It's called Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, and it's coming out this holiday season. » 6/10/14 12:18pm 6/10/14 12:18pm