This fall, a traditional Japanese screen painting with Mario and Luigi will go on display in Kyoto. Here is how that work of art was made.
Mario is Raijin (雷神), the Japanese god of thunder and storms. Luigi is Fujin (風神), the Japanese god of wind. And this is one incredibly cool piece of art.
Praising Mario is Missing is no way to impress someone with your gaming acumen. But it’s true; I thoroughly enjoyed Mario Is Missing as a young kid. My father didn’t know much about video games, but he did know that ‘Mario’ was a signifier of quality (or, at least, it should have been). So he bought me Mario Is Missing
Here we go! These are the first officially licensed Mario and Luigi costumes for Japan.
The year of Luigi never ends.
Nintendo might be the master of all things cute, but they've got their dark side as well. I mean, have you ever found yourself wondering mid-Smash Bros. match: "Why are you all so mad at each other? Wouldn't you rather be relaxing on a beach together somewhere...I dunno...safe?"
Charles Martinet, the voice actor behind Mario, Luigi and Wario, has an Instagram account. And it's fantastic.
Following on from the release earlier this year of a killer Mario set, this SH Figuarts Luigi is looking just as good.
Yes, the meme might be over, but that doesn't mean the Luigi Death Stare can't be used as a Mario Kart 8 selling point in Japan.
This is a video of a ghost version of Luigi riding around Mario Kart 8's Rainbow Road. But don't worry: this doesn't mean he's come back to haunt us all with a new, supernatural death stare.
With all the clone characters, like Metal Mario or Pink Gold Peach, introduced in Mario Kart 8, DeviantART artist TheBourgyMan played with the idea of what a future Mario Kart would look like if Nintendo stayed on this path. Well, I hope we don't have to wait 9 more games for Grandpa Mario.
Now that the Year and memes are over, it's back to business for Luigi. Poor, sad Luigi.
I'm calling it (and judging by comments/Twitter/Facebook most of you are too). It's done, guys. It was a fun ride, but it shone too brightly and burned out too quickly. THAT SAID, it deserves a more fitting end than Luigi's own year, which just kinda...fizzed out. It deserves a viking funeral.
"You didn't just jump on a Koopa. You jumped on Gary. Gary Rivers." R.I.P, Gary Rivers. May your passing serve as a reminder of what a cold-blooded murderer Pete Holmes' Realistic Mario is.
I'm not gonna lie: Luigi's Death Stare is my favorite thing to happen in 2014 so far.
Luigi might be a cold, calculating jerk in the new Mario Kart, but he's not the only one with a goofy stare. Almost everyone flashes a hilarious look just before messing someone else up, as the replay mode in Mario Kart 8 shows us.
The best thing about the new Mario Kart game is the replay mode. Through smart use of character focus and camera angles it brings a little narrative to each race. In this case, a simple overtaking becomes something more sinister.