AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire returns tonight for its fourth and final season. It’s become one of the best prestige television shows still left standing, and while there’s a lot of stuff it gets right and does well, few things show off the series’ charm like the episode it dedicated to Super Mario Bros.
You read that right: A mint-condition sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. from one of its earliest print runs sold at auction for $30,100.44 on eBay yesterday afternoon, and the seller confirmed to Kotaku that the buyer has paid up.
Foxtrot-01 is one of several Minuteman Missile Launch Sites, a series of facilities dedicated to launching inter-continental nukes in the event that the U.S. comes under attack. It’s also filled with Mario murals.
Designer Abhishek Singh created a first-person augmented reality version of Super Mario Bros.’ first level, which is very cool. Then he dressed up as Mario to test out his creation in New York City’s Central Park. That’s the dangerous bit.
Previously, Universal Studios released concept art for its upcoming Super Nintendo World. This week at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, a large Mario-themed stage appeared in the parking lot, giving a more concrete look at what to expect.
Over the decades, there have been so many great action games. But which one do people in Japan like best? This poll might shed light on that question.
Speedrunning is all about going fast, which can mean shattering world records or performing wild feats. But for many players, speedrunning is less about spectacle and more about self-improvement.
It’s been almost 30 years since Super Mario Bros. 3 released for the NES, but we’re still discussing its secrets in 2017. In this case: glitch levels that are hiding within SMB3. Perhaps you’ve seen them before.
This might be the wildest thing I have seen in 2017 so far, holy cow. Watch in wonder as someone uses Pokémon Yellow to push the boundaries of what a Game Boy is capable of.
In Nintendo’s recently released mobile game Super Mario Run, the famous plumber leaps his way through a couple dozen levels on his way to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser. Been there, done that. Yet perhaps there is a second, darker reading of this game? Maybe there’s an interpretation that shakes the accepted Mario …
It was only a matter of time before people found a way to hack Nintendo’s NES Classic, and that time has come. Earlier this week, modders trading tips on a Russian forum discovered a way to add ROMs to add extra games to the system that was previously limited to only thirty.
If you were worried that Nintendo’s move into mobile gaming would change the quality of their games, Super Mario Run should be a relief. Auto-running and screen orientation aside, it’s a full-featured Mario game that just happens to run on your phone.
Built for speed and not exploration, racing games like Mario Kart like to keep players confined to a set track. Since developers always know what the player will be looking at, it’s easier to hide things away, until a YouTuber like Shesez starts using camera tricks to explore beyond track borders.
More than 40 artists from around the world come together for Back to Bits, a curated art project exploring video game history via a series of gorgeous animated GIFs. You’ll probably want to save them all.
The Best of NES routinely gets some of the most veteran speedrunners of old NES games together to have them compete against one another and share their love of old games. At the end of October, it hosted a three day marathon, and before that, a back-to-back race through 20 different NES games. Last night, the…
Mario, Vault Boy and Mega Man have teamed up to kick off Pixel Pals, a new line of pixel art figures from peripheral maker PDP. They are obscenely collectible.
Last month Nintendo and Mattel teamed up to create the first ever Super Mario character cars. Each is a wheeled work of art, but with eight different vehicles at $.97 a pop, snagging the whole set might be tough.
As late as 2013, the record for finishing Super Mario Bros. was held by andrewg1990 at 4:58. In April of this year, it was 4:57.427, and held by Darbian. Last weekend the record was tied by Kosmic at 4:57.244. He then broke it with a new time of 4:57.194. But only a few days later, Darbian reclaimed the mantel with a…