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?
The game is Sonic Generations. Or rather, Super Mario Generations, thanks to modder group Daku & Squiz.
Is this practical? No. But screw practical.
This piece of fanart illustrates just twelve of Mario’s many, many outfits.
Better get to that super star real quick. Before that sneaky Thwomp gets there, preferably.
You’ve probably heard Charles Martinet countless times while traversing the Mushroom Kingdom. But it’s something else entirely to watch the man behind Mario actually play Mario.
I went to my local video game store on Friday to pick up a copy of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, and I walk out with an entire generation’s worth of Nintendo console goodness. Thanks, random game store guy.
This is good. This is very good.
I have spent dozens of hours playing through hundreds of Mario Maker courses. Here’s the cream of the crop.
Yep, this is a level in which the creator turned Mario’s glorious star into a player’s worst nightmare.
Nintendo, I think I finally understand Mario.
Then get clicking on that box. Loudly, if you’re at work. And be sure to keep going past 100 coins.
Mario Maker feels like a game that should not exist.
One of my favorite video game theories to emerge over the past few years is that Super Mario Bros. 3, with its hanging blocks and curtains, was actually just a stage performance. Turns out, according to Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto, the theory is true.