2017 has changed Mario for me, and not just because he might be mind-controlling poor Goombas. Nintendo has told me too much about Mario, and now I can’t look at him the same way again.
Super Mario 64 was released in 1996 as a singleplayer video game. Recent mods have let two people play together, but a new romhack allows up to 24 to jump online and play through the game, kicking and punching each other all the way through.
So much about Kingdom Battle is surprising, but the thing that I still can’t get over is that in this game, Mario shoots his enemies with a gun. This is Nintendo’s mascot we’re talking about, and the game wasn’t developed internally. How the hell did anyone get Miyamoto to sign off on that?
A Super Mario Maker streamer working for over twenty days in game to design and complete an “impossible” level has finally defeated his own creation. Failstream uploaded his level last night after over 400 hours of recorded playtime.
We played more of Super Mario Odyssey’s demo and performed some great tricks, including this death-defying leap into a swimming pool. We’ll share more over the next few days.
Hasbro’s been pumping out branded versions of classic board game Monopoly for ages. With token-specific abilities, power-up dice and boss fights, Mario-themed Monopoly Gamer is something different.
Travellers arriving at Kansai International Airport in Osaka will soon be greeted by Nintendo characters plastered all over the place.
Sergio’s sartorial selection is remarkably Nintendonian today.
In the next big Mario game, our favorite plumber has a special hat. This hat allows Mario to take over the bodies of other creatures and objects. The more I think about the implications of this ability, the more I start to question the fabric of reality, if not Mario’s own existence.
Here’s something you might not have noticed watching Super Mario Odyssey’s new trailer: many of those outfits Mario is wearing are based on his appearance in old/obscure Nintendo games.
Super Mario Odyssey is a wild, ambitious game. It’s got secrets, dinosaurs, and the type of flawless jumping you’d expect from a new main Mario made by the design wizards at Nintendo. It’s less Super Mario 3D World, more Super Mario 64. And it lets you throw around Mario’s hat, which I promise is more exciting than it…
The next big Mario game is coming to Switch on October 27, and it’ll let you play as a Cheep Cheep, a taxi cab, and even a dinosaur. Using Mario’s special abilities in Super Mario Odyssey, you can inhabit those people and objects, as we saw in a new trailer during the Nintendo Spotlight today.
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.
Last month, a speedrun for collecting 120 stars in Super Mario 64 went down in history for being the first run to ever go under a time of 1:40:00. It was a record that took years to achieve; some people didn’t think it was even possible. Last weekend, that legendary record got beaten twice in a span of a day.
Clearing Super Mario World in just over thirteen and a half minutes is a stellar achievement no matter what. One speedrunner took it to the next level by achieving that time while wearing a blindfold.
You have it easy. You’re just controlling Mario and company as they play sport after sport. They have it hard.
“Daddy? DADDY!” I look up from my laptop. This video game was supposed to give me a precious 15 minute respite from the endless drudgery of parenthood. What the hell’s gone wrong now?