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8:00 AM on 07.18.2014

Wow, the Cat Mario Show is way more horrible than it sounds

When you see it, you think, "Hey, puppet cat Mario, puppet cat Peach doing a cute puppet show. Cool." And then you hear it and oh my word please stop talking. I feel like companies are quite careful about their characters' p...

Steven Hansen

10:00 AM on 07.14.2014

Put up an entire level of Mario on your walls with these decals

If you find yourself in need of some new Mario decor for your place, why not check out this line of Nintendo Power-Ups by Blik? Ranging from Mario to Bowser, each decal is printed on-demand and allow you to move them from pla...

Brittany Vincent

3:00 AM on 07.14.2014

Luigi's death stare is still strong with these Mario Kart 8 toy displays

Ever since I originally posted about those Mario Kart 8 toys at McDonald's, I've been meaning to get out to one and pick up one of them, but I have yet to do so. In the event you've been trying to figure out whether or not y...

Brittany Vincent

11:00 PM on 07.08.2014

The secret origin story of Super Mario Bros. finally revealed

It's the long awaited final chapter of the Mario Warfare series. It's been a long wait, but the gang at BeatDownBoogie wrap the saga up in a rather splendid way. While this is the last episode of the series, this won't ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 PM on 07.05.2014

These Converse X Super Mario Bros. kicks are super fresh, yo

I'm typically a flip flops and flats kind of girl, because I don't like socks and I have some killer Bubble Bobble flats I'm always dying to bust out when the time is right. But these upcoming Converse X Super Mario Bros. sho...

Brittany Vincent

12:00 AM on 07.05.2014

There's a commercial for those McDonald's Mario Kart toys now

Remember those Mario Kart 8 toys McDonald's was teasing? Looks like it's about time to head to your local franchise and ransack their toy bins for the one you like the best. Or ask politely for one. Whatever. This commercial...

Brittany Vincent

7:00 PM on 06.30.2014

Super Mario World's too good to not watch three people play simultaneously

This video may be just more than 50 minutes long, but I managed to have quite a few nostalgic flashbacks to my youth in that short time. I played the hell out of it as a kid. And that was very correct of me, because after al...

Brett Makedonski

9:30 AM on 06.26.2014

These Rosalina plushies are so cute they should be illegal

If I'm being honest, the main reason I picked up Super Mario Galaxy when it came out was to see Rosalina. Her character design has always resonated with me. I mean, the game is fantastic, but I think I now prefer Rosalina to ...

Brittany Vincent

10:30 AM on 06.18.2014

Take a closer look at this badass Bandai Mario toy

Fairly soon, Bandai Tamashii Nations' S.H. Figuarts line will drop its Super Mario figurine, and it looks pretty damn badass. With the base set for roughly $20 you'll get an articulated figure, as well as a question mar...

Chris Carter

6:45 PM on 06.13.2014

Hit up a McDonald's drive-thru near you soon for Mario Kart 8 toys

If you're an adult like me, you've probably head to McDonald's when there are Nintendo promotions. You know, because that's what adults do. Get ready to zoom to one of the restaurants with you, as McDonald's next set of Happy...

Brittany Vincent

8:34 AM on 06.12.2014

Super Mario 3D World K'NEX to debut this fall

Mario has had a lot of licensed toys over the years, but starting this fall, K'NEX is pumping out more products. Instead of just being a generic "Mario" theme, one of the sets is taking on Super Mario 3D World, and will ...

Chris Carter







Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker takes the core idea and runs with it photo
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker takes the core idea and runs with it
by Darren Nakamura

Super Mario 3D World was fantastic, and one of the reasons was its incredible variety throughout. Captain Toad made his first playable appearance there, with his levels acting as a sort of palate cleanser between Mario's running and jumping cat suit antics.

The basic premise of the levels is that Captain Toad wants to help Mario collect stars, but since he is slower and cannot jump, he needs to rely more on puzzle-solving ability and keen perception (along with smart level design) to get things done. Fans loved it and clamored for more Captain Toad, so Nintendo explored the idea even further with Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. As it turns out, the basic premise really has legs -- legs that still cannot jump.

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Mario Maker will make a level designer out of you photo
Mario Maker will make a level designer out of you
by Dale North

Mario Maker is a drag-and-drop level creator, letting you use classic (and newer) Mario game tiles and props to create your own stages. I gave it a spin here at E3 to try to create the next great Mario stage. I found that while making your own stages is quite easy, making a truly fun one takes a bit more work.

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1:25 PM on 06.10.2014

Mario vs. Donkey Kong is Wii U-bound

Mario vs. Donkey Kong is making its way to Wii U, with social features and level editing mechanics that allow creators to share what they've made via Miiverse with other players. They can then in turn be rewarded with stars ...

Brittany Vincent

11:38 AM on 06.10.2014

Create your own custom levels in Mario Maker

Yes, Mario Maker is real and it's exactly what we thought it'd be: a game that lets you create and play your own custom Mario levels. It's coming to Wii U next year. You'll put down various elements like pipes and Goombas, a...

Jordan Devore

11:25 AM on 06.10.2014

Captain Toad getting a full-on game, coming holiday 2014

Nintendo announced a new game during their E3 digital event, that stars the one and only Captain Toad. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a fully-fledged game inspired by the levels found in Super Mario 3D World. It will be out on Wii U this holiday.

Brett Zeidler