Adding to a long list of pop culture collaborations, which has yielded fare like Star Wars- and Disney-themed kicks, Vans is now working with Nintendo on a new line of branded sneakers featuring characters and power-ups from classic 8-bit NES games, including Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, and even Duck Hunt.
SMB3’s entire development team consisted of just eleven people: Miyamoto and Tezuka as directors and designers, four additional designers, four programmers, and Koji Kondo as composer. During SMB3’s two years of development, Miyamoto’s days at the office had no definite start or end time, and he often stayed up…
Super Mario Maker is something people wanted for a long time. An easily accessible Super Mario level design tool, officially made by Nintendo. The levels people, maybe even you, design, range from fun, to meant to troll . Then you have people that just want to create a challenging level to puzzle others and test their…
Not nearly as healthy as Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games but slightly more edible, Nintendo has teamed up with exactly the right American fast food restaurant to distribute Mario & Luigi Paper Jam toys.
There’s a new world record for beating Super Mario Bros. quickly—and it may be the fastest possible time that a human can achieve. That’s why Darbian, the man behind the new record, is now hanging up his hat.
Here’s a fun way to amuse yourself on this sleepy Monday afternoon: Supper Mario Broth, an old tumblr page that’s full of cool Nintendo art, screenshots, and trivia.
The glowing signal from a piece of tech wants your attention. It tells you something is waiting for you. So every time I open up the case to my 3DS and I see that little green light I get excited. I’m a big fan of StreetPass.
In Japan, Nintendo is trying to trademark its iconic “coin sound” from Super Mario. It’s hard to believe that they haven’t already!
Nintendo’s favorite son and his brother or whatever took the stage at last night’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, followed by a live-action Super Mario Bros. bit featuring that Goodburger guy.
As Kotaku reported last year, Nintendo is coming to Universal Studios Japan. Today, the first details—namely, how large the Nintendo area will be, how much will be spent, and when it should be completed—have been made public.
Hey, a new Paper Mario game! It’s coming to the Wii U, and it’s called Paper Mario: Color Splash. It’s coming in 2016.
Fanart is a high form of flattery. Turning scenes from your favorite games into animated clips, each taking hours to days to weeks to finish, has to be the highest form.
Toy customizer Donald “kodykoala” Kennedy cut a giant Mario figure in half and used push pin ‘rivets’ to transform him into a massive metal monster. Mario’s sacrifice was not in vain.
When you think of sensational action sequences and explosive setpieces, your mind may jump to big-budget productions like Uncharted or Tomb Raider. Allow me to present a dark horse contender: the unassuming Mario & Luigi series, with its goofy animations and sight gags, which has carved out its own healthy niche in…
Nintendo is running a special Amiibo campaign in Japan. Buy an Amiibo and you get a code for download title Mini Mario and Friends Amiibo Challenge, a platformer with toy-versions of the Nintendo characters. No word yet on a Western release.
It’s not technically Nintendo’s iconic hero that I’m endlessly ending in the newly-released anti-platformer Kill the Plumber, but it totally is.
You’ve been hearing the ditty for decades, both in games and on the internet, but did you know that the original Mario Bros. theme—from the games, not the TV show’s intro—has official lyrics to go with it?