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Silver Mario amiibo

Nintendo finally spills the official beans on the Silver Mario amiibo


Not exclusive
May 14
[Update: I am being told by a source at GameStop that Silver Mario will not be available for pre-order, and should be in-store on May 29 for purchase. "No replenishment" is the expectation being communicated to stores na... read
Mario Virtual Console

New Super Mario Bros. returns on Wii U tomorrow


I'd like Elite Beat Agents, please
May 13
In 2006, many of us were desperate for another 2D Mario game, and Nintendo finally came through with New Super Mario Bros. for the original DS. From what I remember, it was a good game. Perhaps not great, but certainly suffic... read
Hotel Mario

Who wants to stay in this Super Mario-inspired apartment?


There's free Wi-Fi too
May 12
Looking for a game-flavoured place to stay the next time you're in Tokyo?  This Mario-inspired apartment in Meguro, Tokyo - nicknamed (unsurprisingly) 'Mario World' - is stuffed with a veritable smorgsbord of Mario-... read
Nintendo

Nintendo and Universal team up for a real life Nintendo theme park


Nintendoland will actually be a thing
May 07
Universal and Nintendo are joining forces to bring "spectacular, dedicated experiences based on Nintendo's wildly popular games, characters and worlds". Yup - there's going to be a Nintendo theme park. Yes. Really. The partne... read
Chain Chomp

This Chain Chomp cat bed is amazing


I'll take one...wait $1100?
May 06
Like that Chain Chomp bed in the header? Too bad, because Catastrophic Creations only made one of them, and it sold for $1,100. Originally conceptualized as a litter box, it ended up becoming a cat bed that has storage space ... read
Silver Mario amiibo

Silver Mario amiibo appears in GameStop's system


Nintendo is still bafflingly silent
May 04
Wave 4 of the amiibo craze is rapidly approaching on May 29, and despite the fact that we have all of the exclusives sorted, one mystery remains -- the Silver Mario amiibo. It was found alongside of the Gold Mario that launch... read
Puzzle & Dragons 3DS

If the demo is anything to go by, Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition is great


Expect thoughts on the final version at launch
Apr 30
Free-to-play games often have a bad reputation, especially on the mobile platform. Puzzle & Dragons is one such game to rise to the occasion, offering up a good amount of gameplay for free, and has completely dominat... read
Yoshi's Wooly World

New Yoshi variations unlockable in Yoshi's Woolly World


Shy Guy, Circus, and Flower Yoshi!
Apr 29
Looks like Yoshi's Woolly World is going to have a plethora of unlockables, including Yoshi variations! Confirmed variations are Circus Yoshi, Flower Yoshi, and Shy Guy Yoshi. These are unlocked by finding five Wonder Wools t... read
Advance Wars!

PSA: Download your Club Nintendo elite rewards before Friday


Advance Wars!
Apr 29
Club Nintendo is shutting down. The ability to accumulate coins ended alongside March's turn to April. April is the last month that Gold (300 coins) and Platinum (600 coins) members can download elite status gifts, which mean... read
Where playground meets obstacle course
A friend of mine got a good deal on a Wii U recently. That meant that I finally got a chance to play Captain Toad. It's really humbling to know that people at Nintendo have also played Monument Valley. I played through a bunc... read feature

Smash Bros. movie

Sony wants to make Smash Bros. and other Nintendo IPs into movies


'PlayStation All-Stars who?' - says Sony
Apr 17
Leaked e-mails have revealed that Sony Pictures wants to make movies based on various videogame series including many Nintendo properties such as Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, and odd... read
Super Mario 64

Stretching Mario's face will never get old


We're all guilty
Apr 10
Now that it's downloadable for Wii U, Super Mario 64 has entered my life again. It wasn't my favorite Nintendo 64 title -- heck, it wasn't even my favorite 3D platformer on the console -- but it was a formative game and, com... read
Mario Maker

Create cruel levels in Mario Maker this September


Nintendo has suprises in store for Mario's 30th anniversary
Apr 01
Mario's 30th anniversary is approaching and, thank goodness, so is Mario Maker. Nintendo announced a September release date during its Direct presentation today. Ever since I saw the kind of cruel, downright mean-spirited lev... read
Super Mario 64 HD

A fan's HD recreation of Mario 64 was great until Nintendo took it down


Bob-omb Battlefield's never looked better
Mar 31
Unity developer Erik Roystan Ross took one of the most iconic and beloved levels in videogames and gave it a makeover. Ross recreated Bob-omb Battlefield, the first stage in 1996's Super Mario 64, in HD from scratch. Ev... read
Unless it delays everything, please understand!
After the recent announcement that Zelda for Wii U wouldn't be releasing in 2015, people all around the Internet have been losing their collective minds screaming that the Wii U is dead when really, it is anything but. So join me as I refresh your memory and get you back on the Nintendo hype train for 2015. read feature

Next Friday

Super Mario series Mario amiibo releasing stand-alone April 3


Next Friday
Mar 26
The second Mario amiibo (after the original Smash Bros. line) is no longer available only through its Mario Party 10 bundle. Nintendo of America confirmed that you can buy the doll on its own on April 3. Nintendo of Canada confirmed the date as well.  read
Golden Mario amiibo hunt

The Great Golden Mario amiibo Hunt & amiibo painting pandemonium!


Hard-hitting guerilla journalism
Mar 20
Last night I ventured out to see if I could aquire golden Mario amiibo from Walmart as well as the Mario Party 10 bundle with the normal Mario amiibo live on our Twitch channel. It was a thrill ride that most of yo... read
Golden Mario Amiibo

You missed me on a treasure hunt to find the elusive golden Mario amiibo!


The map has an X on Walmart
Mar 19
Update: You've missed the stream but fear not, you can watch the replays here! In what could be the best or worst decision I've made, I'll live streaming my hunt for a golden Mario amiibo tonight. Using my technical wiza... read
Mario Paint

Miyamoto originally pitched Mario for Splatoon


Maybe that scared the team into coming up with something more creative
Mar 18
Splatoon's squishy squids that characterize the game came long after the graffiti-tagging gameplay concept. "We had found that the ink-battle play mechanic was fun, and the team was working very hard to brush up on that aspe... read
Not the Narnia of Partias
I haven't enjoyed the past few console editions of Mario Party. I felt like 8 was rushed to the Wii as an excuse to show off the technology, and it ended up being a generic waggle-fest that was a stark drop in quality co... read feature

One of these isn't even out in March
Our Mario Party 10 review is coming next Monday, but for now, I can talk about select elements of it. After weeks of speculation on the supported amiibo for the newest franchise entry, I've narrowed it down by way o... read feature

Mario Party amiibo

Here are some comparison shots for the Smash Bros. and Mario Party amiibo lines


They're taller but less detailed
Mar 09
I currently have access to all of the Mario Party 10 amiibo, which are arriving later this month, separately from the existing Super Smash Bros. line. To be clear, the new figures themselves are actually identical i... read
Hey Mario! We got a letter from Princess Peach!
Experience Points is a series in which I highlight some of the most memorable things about a particular game. These can include anything from a specific scene or moment, a character, a weapon or item, a level or location, a p... read feature

Mario x SotC

Mario meets Shadow of the Colossus again


And a bonus GameCube family piece
Mar 06
Hooray! Illustrator Jason Lupas has come out with more Mario and Shadow of the Colossus mashups following the pieces we covered last month. I'd love to see a game follow this concept. There's a finished version of the prior Donkey Kong sketch, an underwater scene (shown above), and a cool four-legged reimagining of the Chain Chomp. Good stuff, Jason. Jason Lupas [Tumblr] read
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
A little more than four years ago, Nintendo released Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! on the original DS. It continued the series' focus on the miniature Mario robots, to the chagrin of fans of the platforming in the ... read feature

The mighty multi-Marioverse explained
Game director Tomm Hulett has been working in the industry since he was a kid, starting with a job testing NES games. Since then he's worked on everything from Persona, Contra, Silent Hill, and Adventure T... read feature

eBay

eBay endorses $200 scalped gold Mario amiibo pre-order


Haha, what
Mar 02
[Update: Seconds after posting, someone bought it. What are the cool kids saying these days? "Shaking my head"?] After starting my morning off with a cup of iced tea, I noticed a nonchalant tweet by eBay in regards to the gol... read
Gold mario amiibo

Gold Mario amiibo confirmed as Walmart exclusive, launches next month


March 20 for $12.99
Feb 26
Oh hey it's that Gold Mario amiibo! Nintendo has confirmed to Destructoid that it will indeed be a Walmart exclusive, and will be sold on March 20 at $12.99. It will be available at 3,000 stores, so it's likely going to be ea... read
Super Mario movie

Why the Super Mario movie is an underappreciated masterpiece


There used to be dinosaurs in Brooklyn
Feb 20
[Ed. note: El Great Burcho published this on February 2007. It's one of our Golden favorites.] No, I'm not being ironic, or corny, or funny. Neither am I drunk, stoned, nor under the influence of outside forces requiring me t... read
Pazudora: Super Mario Ed.

Puzzle & Dragons: Mario Bros. Edition is damn sexy


GungHo gives us another peek at its upcoming role-playing puzzle game
Feb 20
Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition, the exciting new collaboration between Nintendo and GungHo Online, is coming west this May and I really couldn't be more excited. As a longtime "Pazudora" addict, it's somethi... read
Amiibo

This gold Mario amiibo looks to be a Wallyworld exclusive


Where is your God now?
Feb 17
What do you do if you're a die-hard amiibo fiend and you hate Walmart? Well, what if you hate Walmart so much you boycott it? Time to throw away those morals and standards because it looks like your favorite box store might be getting an exclusive amiibo -- a golden Mario. Thanks to this picture snapped by a fan, the signage says it all: Only at Walmart. Your move, hippies. read






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