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6:00 PM on 09.18.2013

Mario SpaghettiOs!? Are we back in the 80s!?

I thought this was a joke. It's not a joke. Campbell's has partnered with Nintendo to release Mario-branded SpaghettiOs. Why, yes, it is the year 2013. Back in the late 80s and early 90s, you couldn't toss a penny down a supe...

Tony Ponce

1:00 PM on 08.25.2013

Behold the glory of the physical version of Super Luigi U

As you have have heard, Nintendo debuted one of their first major DLC campaigns on the Wii U in June in the form of New Super Luigi U, but that version was digital-only, and it required a copy of New Super Mario Bros. U. Well...

Chris Carter



Review: New Super Luigi U photo
Review: New Super Luigi U
by Chris Carter

[Ed. note: Bumping our review of the digital version from June, as the game is available in stores today in the form of a physical standalone copy.]

The "other" brother rarely gets the respect he deserves. While Mario is off chasing the spotlight, Luigi is often content hanging back, kicking the dirt while his big brother saves the day. But this is 2013 -- the Year of Luigi -- and everything changes.

This time around, Nintendo has opted to morph the original New Super Mario Bros. U into New Super Luigi U by way of DLC that's available now, and a standalone disc coming at a later date. Luigi U features all new levels, a playable Nabbit, and an increased challenge.

While Nintendo could have put a little more effort into the presentation, I have to say, the core quality of New Super Mario Bros. U has been perfectly preserved here, and Luigi really gets a chance to shine with his new add-on.

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11:00 PM on 08.24.2013

Luigi, the parkour legend

When Nintendo actually puts forth an effort, it can achieve some amazing feats of marketing magic. You remember the live-action commercials for the Wii version of Punch-Out!!, right? Here's the next level: a documentary about the parkour legend Luigi in honor of New Super Luigi U. That goddamn Nabbit, though, I swear... Finding Luigi - Legend of Parkour [YouTube]

Tony Ponce

10:45 AM on 08.08.2013

I'm a big fan of the middle-aged Japanese Luigi

I'm a big fan of this middle-aged Japanese Luigi from a new Nintendo Japan commercial. He's got some years on him, a creeper grin, and an awesome voice. I think they should go international with this dude. Like, Kevin Butler him up or something. I'd be okay with it being limited to The Year of Luigi if need be.

Dale North

10:00 AM on 08.08.2013

Luigi takes over the 'L' train in Chicago

For our readers in Chicago, Nintendo sends word that this coming Monday (Aug. 12) from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., one of the trains on Brown Line will be wrapped with images of Luigi? Which train? The "L" train -- as in Luigi.  I...

Dale North





5:00 PM on 07.24.2013

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team debuts atop Japanese charts

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team sold nearly 100,000 copies in its opening week, according to data obtained by market research firm Media Create. The Nintendo 3DS role-playing game topped Japanese software charts, dethroning las...

Kyle MacGregor

12:00 PM on 07.17.2013

Pikmin 3 and New Super Luigi U spur Wii U sales in Japan

The sun came up this morning, birds chirped, the tides continued their eternal ebb and flow, and a Nintendo product topped Japanese software charts. Some things never change. Pikmin 3 launched last week in Japan, reigning sup...

Kyle MacGregor

1:30 PM on 07.11.2013

Nintendo Download: Shin Megami Tensei IV

The time has finally come for Shin Megami Tensei IV to grace the 3DS, and you'll be able to download it on July 16th. As a reminder, if you buy both SMT IV and Fire Emblem: Awakening you'll net $30 in eShop credit. In other 3...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 07.04.2013

Nintendo Download: Pilotwings and Sonic Drift 2

It's a relatively low key July 4th episode of Nintendo Download today, as the Wii U is only getting one game -- Pilotwings for the Virtual Console. Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition is also discounted to $6.6...

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 06.27.2013

Nintendo Download: Kokuga, Sonic II Game Gear

It's not the most exciting day for Nintendo Download outside of the 3DS. The Wii U Virtual Console is getting Vegas Stakes, as well as a sale that is running from June 28th to the 30th which allows you to earn 20 bonus Club N...

Chris Carter

3:00 AM on 06.27.2013

Did Peach just orgasm?

Oh my God... what is happening in those first 10 seconds!? Nintendo suddenly realized that it forgot to advertise the Wii U and has scrambled to put together a set of TV commercials. But the one for New Super Luigi U is just...

Tony Ponce

4:00 AM on 06.21.2013

The Roots' frontman spits crazy Mario rap on Jimmy Fallon

You're probably sick of seeing clips of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on the Dtoid front page, but I can guarantee this one tops 'em all. Regular watchers of Fallon's show of course know that the in-house band is none other t...

Tony Ponce

9:00 AM on 06.20.2013

Nintendo Download: New Super Luigi U

Luigi steals the spotlight today with his New Super Mario Bros. U DLC New Super Luigi U. If you have the original game, you can buy this add-on for $19.99, which comes with a new character and 80+ new levels (or you can wait ...

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 06.19.2013

Nintendo announces New Super Luigi U launch promotion

If you download New Super Luigi U on the Wii U eShop this week, you'll be able to earn double coins (40) for completing the survey for it on Club Nintendo by August 1. Also, if you check a box at the end of the survey, you'll...

Chris Carter

2:45 PM on 06.18.2013

Nintendo UK explains what's new in New Super Luigi U

New Super Luigi U is upon us, and I know for a fact that a lot of people aren't sold yet. So what exactly is new? As a recap, Nintendo reminds us that Luigi can jump further and higher than Mario, but he slides further as a ...

Chris Carter