The original starters from Pokémon Red and Blue are now available in Mario Maker, and I think it’s safe to say Nintendo nailed them.
The very first stage of the original NES Castlevania, the spooky Ghost House from Super Mario World, our first battle with Bowser in Super Mario Bros. Scenes we probably all remember and encountered one way or another, from the NES days, that Mark Green resurrected with brilliant dioramas.
The Wii U had a tough 2015. Nintendo can boast that they’ve released some of the most excellent exclusives of the year, yes, but with their next console looming in the horizon, it’s hard not to feel like 2015 was a transitional period.
There’s a brutal competition being waged in Mario Maker right now, and it’s inspiring people to make the most hellish Mario Maker courses they can think of.
Better get to that super star real quick. Before that sneaky Thwomp gets there, preferably.
I invite you to feast your eyes on an expert playthrough of the original Super Mario Bros. Somehow, a speedrunner known as Darbian manages to blaze through the old-school classic in whopping 4:57.627.
Here, captured in a three second GIF, is the entirety of the current top-rated Mario Maker course. It’s hilariously bad. How in the world did it climb the ranks, then?
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.
Some of the most impressive Super Mario creations took years to make—and now they’re gone, at least on YouTube.
Luigi on an electric longboard and a city turned into a Mario Kart course full of dangerous elements. The folks at CorridorDigital made a pretty neat live-action short film about Luigi trying to beat Mario’s time trial score.
Today, I am going to attempt Mario Maker’s “100 Mario challenge,” a mode where you are given 100 lives to clear a set number of courses created by other players. Who knows what I will find?
Super Mario Maker is largely in the hands of reviewers, entertainers, and YouTubers right now—but even so, we’re already starting to see some fantastic user-created levels.
Mario is the ultimate video game hero, beloved by families the world over. Let’s kill him.
Did you know: old-school Mario games were drawn out on graph paper by designers like Shigeru Miyamoto? It’s pretty cool!
“What the fuck is this place?!” Now that’s the sort of down-to-earth question a real plumber would ask when confronted with a magical mushroom kingdom.
Now that Super Mario 64 is out on the latest Nintendo console, lots of people have picked up the classic yet again. Some people are even playing it for the first time—and it’s heartwarming to see what these players have to say about Super Mario 64.