What Made Super Mario 3D World So Great

We all know Super Mario 3D World is super rad. Just how rad is it? YouTuber Mark Brown took a look at the modern classic for his semi-regular "Game Maker's toolkit" video series, and makes a case for putting 3D World in the time-honored "totally hella rad" category. That might not be the name of an actual honorific. » 3/17/15 12:20pm 3/17/15 12:20pm

A New World Record For Beating Super Mario 64 With No Stars

Did you know it's possible to beat Super Mario 64 without ever getting a single star? Ah, the wonders of speedrunning. » 3/04/15 4:30pm 3/04/15 4:30pm

Race Leads To New World Record For Collecting 120 Super Mario 64 Stars

There's a new world record for getting all 120 stars in Super Mario 64 quickly—and it's kind of amazing that it happened at all. » 2/27/15 1:30pm 2/27/15 1:30pm

Nintendo's gold Mario amiibo will be available at Wal-Mart for $12.96 starting on March 20, the video-game-maker-that-seems-suddenly-really-excited-about-making-figurines announced today. » 2/26/15 9:31am 2/26/15 9:31am

Mario Physics Can Tell Us Which Planet Is Super Mario World

By analyzing Mario's jumping skills and measuring gravity in Super Mario World, PBS Space Time tried to find a matching planet with the same conditions in the universe where the game could take place. » 2/13/15 9:30am 2/13/15 9:30am

Secret Super Mario Level Found In Dying Light [UPDATE: More Secrets]

The latest Dying Light easter egg that's been uncovered transports players to a Super Mario-esque stage, only with a lot more zombies inside. YouTuber Arekkz Gaming discovered the secret portal to zombie goomba (zomgoomba? goomzombie?) killing goodness, and was kind enough to show us all where to find it: » 2/05/15 1:45pm 2/05/15 1:45pm

It Takes Nine Minutes To Break Down The Amazing Super Mario Timeline

There are a lot of Mario games out there. Though most of these games aren't particularly story heavy, some people have still set out to try to place these games in chronological order in an effort to make a single Mario timeline. Here's the latest crack. » 1/26/15 10:40am 1/26/15 10:40am

Let's Rank Super Mario Platformers, From Worst to Best

Doctor, motorist, golfer, hotel guest, party animal - over the years we've seen Mario take on many different forms. While he started his gaming career as a Gorilla abusing carpenter, the mustachioed Italian always seems to shine the brightest when he plays the part of the hero. » 12/08/14 9:40am 12/08/14 9:40am

Bowser Would Easily Win LEGO Mario Kart

Or would it be Wario? It's hard to pick, since every character and vehicle looks fantastic in this collaborative LEGO Mario Kart diorama by 74louloute, 7kyubi7 and fujiia. » 11/24/14 9:40am 11/24/14 9:40am

The 'Not A Game' Argument Is A Sad Way To Look At Games

Saying a game isn't actually a "game" has become the quick and easy way to deride games we don't like or understand. It's easy to boil down the key concepts of a game and make them sound bad. » 11/14/14 5:00pm 11/14/14 5:00pm

Mario Is A Super Jerk, To Both Humans And Cats Alike

One Backpack, Two Super Mario Levels

When you play video games as an adult, you have a lot of moments when you find yourself wishing you could be a kid again. Like this morning, when I came across a reversible Super Mario-themed backpack I would have worn until the straps fell off and my teacher asked me: "Shouldn't you have graduated at this point?" » 8/08/14 5:00pm 8/08/14 5:00pm

An Amazing Glitch That Makes Super Mario World Way Easier

Ever heard of the "cloud glitch" in Super Mario World? It's a technique that allows you to spawn a usable Lakitu cloud in your item box, which you can then use to speed through the game. Heck, the glitch even allows you to skip some of the animations in the final Bowser fight, peculiarly enough. » 7/08/14 7:30pm 7/08/14 7:30pm

Bowser Gets His Own Converse Sneakers In Japan

Converse will launch two new Super Mario-themed sneakers for no less than ¥20,000 (roughly $200) in late August in Japan, with Bowser and Mario on them. The stars in Super Mario games match Converse's 'All Star' brand after all. » 7/08/14 7:45am 7/08/14 7:45am

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. » 6/17/14 8:30am 6/17/14 8:30am

Eating Mushrooms Would Have Horrible Effects On Mario In Real Life

Pete Holmes' latest clip puts poor Mario into the painful situation we all probably joked about before: Filling yourself with mushrooms in a realistic Mushroom Kingdom would have different effects, and it would be a nightmare. » 6/17/14 7:40am 6/17/14 7:40am