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3:30 PM on 01.08.2014

You can buy this: Mario and Luigi 3DS XL bundle $50 off

Remember the pretty 3DS XL pictured above? I think it's the best looking special edition 3DS XL, personally. Remember how the bundle was $200? Now it's $150 at Wal-Mart, Tiny Cartridge reports. Probably because no one wants t...

Steven Hansen



The Year of Luigi 2013: A Retrospective photo
The Year of Luigi 2013: A Retrospective
by Chris Carter

In case you've been living under a rock for the past year, Nintendo has been running a fun promotion throughout 2013: the Year of Luigi. The goal is simple -- to celebrate the part of the Mario duo that is often described as "The Lesser Brother," and to honor his contribution to Nintendo history.

The concept is largely supported by Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, who constantly delivered Luigi-centric news throughout the year and had some fond things to say about him. To make things even more interesting, Iwata officially extended the Year of Luigi into 2014 on December 18th, 2013. Let us remember this, our first year of Luigi.

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Very Quick Tips: Dr. Luigi photo
Very Quick Tips: Dr. Luigi
by Chris Carter

Dr. Luigi is out today, and it not only signals the end of 2013, but the end of the first Year of Luigi as well. While most of it is pretty straightforward for Dr. Mario fans (the game even has a classic Dr. Mario mode), there are some new concepts that might make things a bit tricky.

Here are a few basic tips to help you get started.

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Review: Dr. Luigi photo
Review: Dr. Luigi
by Chris Carter

Dr. Mario is the bane of my puzzle gaming career. I loved it ever since I picked it up for the first time in 1990, but I've never really reached the point where I can say that I mastered it, unlike many other Nintendo releases.

Having said that, I've stuck with it all these years because the simplistic Tetris-like format works. Although Dr. Luigi doesn't really change a whole lot, it's still the same "Dr." formula you know and love, with a few welcome twists.

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5:00 PM on 12.25.2013

The Nendoroid Luigi toy is oddly cute

Good Smile Company has finally revealed their Nendoroid Luigi figure. The toy comes with three faces, a Warp Pipe, Goomba, a Bullet Bill, a set of running and jumping legs, and a dust cloud effect prop. No price or pre-order ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 PM on 12.20.2013

It's never a good idea to steal Mario's power-ups

Three iconic videogame heroes try to take on Mario with his own weapons. They should have known better than to cross the master.

Hamza CTZ Aziz





10:30 AM on 12.20.2013

Mario Warfare shows that Princess Peach can kick your ass

Beatdown Boogie's wonderful Mario Warfare series has been chugging along, and we last left off with Princess Peach learning the way of the gorilla with Donkey Kong. Since then, Mario and Luigi discovered the Smash Club, with...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Review: NES Remix photo
Review: NES Remix
by Chris Carter

If you're a veteran of the NES era, you've played its countless classics many times before. You may have bought them multiple times, either out of nostalgia or for convenience when a new system arrives. Modern gamers may scoff at the notion, but classic-chasers persevere, because it makes them happy.

Leave it to Nintendo to invent a new way to play all these old games yet again in the form of the Wii U game NES Remix. The good news is, it's actually pretty fun -- if you can still stomach playing them.

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6:45 AM on 12.04.2013

Super Mario 3D World is a great speedrunning opportunity

While playing Super Mario 3D World last week to uncover its final secrets, I realized something -- it's perfect for speedrunning. Not only is the map compact enough to make it work, but the levels themselves are built fo...

Chris Carter



Very Quick Video Tips: Super Mario 3D World photo
Very Quick Video Tips: Super Mario 3D World
by Chris Carter

The last time we checked in with a video for Super Mario 3D World, we showed you how to access the hidden fifth character. But after some extended play sessions of the game and my subsequent race to obtain a 100% completion rating, I uncovered a few more tips, and decided to share them with the rest of the world.

Whether you're on your first or your fourth playthrough of Super Mario 3D World, there's a lot of depth here. It goes without saying that there are spoilers for the last world and the identity of the secret character. Enjoy!

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Every green star & hidden stamp in Super Mario 3D World photo
Every green star & hidden stamp in Super Mario 3D World
by Wesley Ruscher

I'm still waiting to get my paws (you see what I did there) on Super Mario 3D World, as I unfortunately had to pick at least one game to leave on my Christmas list or I'd feel the fury from my lovely girlfriend. 

But if you've been busy scratching away at the latest Nintendo masterpiece, and are maybe having a hard time locating all 380 green stars or the 85 stamps hidden throughout, don't worry the folks over at GameXplain got your back covered. Their latest video walkthrough points the way to every secret item in just about 60 minutes. 

Wow, that's like seven hidden items a minute!

Warning: If you don't want any of the game's locations spoiled, be warned that the video uses all in-game footage. 

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8:00 AM on 11.28.2013

Looks like there's a Mario and Luigi 3DS XL bundle coming

A Target ad has let slip an upcoming Mario & Luigi: Dream Team 3DS XL bundle coming out just in time for Christmas. The bundle will go for $199.99, includes a black and silver colored system with special branding of the h...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Mario 3D World, Lightning Returns sell poorly in Japan  photo
Mario 3D World, Lightning Returns sell poorly in Japan
by Kyle MacGregor

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and Super Mario 3D World launched to lackluster sales in Japan last week. Though the pair placed first and second atop the nation's software charts, the latest entries in Square Enix and Nintendo's flagship franchises saw significantly weaker debuts than their predecessors. 

Lightning Returns opened with 277,082 sales, the lowest of any Final Fantasy XIII game. As noted by Gematsu, the original Final Fantasy XIII sold 1.5 million units in its first week on the market, while Final Fantasy XIII-2 hit the 524,000 mark. It's probably a good thing Square Enix is leaving Lightning and friends behind. That progression isn't pretty. 

Super Mario 3D World suffered a similar fate, moving just 99,588 copies. That figure makes for the lowest first week sales of any 3D Mario title. Even the Super Mario 64 remake on Nintendo DS sold better with 120,062. Yikes. 

The acclaimed platformer also failed to spur Wii U hardware sales, which stood neck and neck with the PlayStation Vita at around 21,000. That's a mere 5,000 unit increase over the previous week, indicating Super Mario 3D World isn't quite the system-seller Nintendo so desperately needs. 

That said, Nintendo games tend to have long tails, frequently continuing to chart weeks and even months after launch. Super Mario 3D World could very well go on to see success as a slow burner.

 「LIGHTNING RETURNS」27万7000本,「スーパーマリオ 3Dワールド」約10万本などがランクインした「ゲームソフト週間販売ランキング+」 [4Gamer]

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Real cats don't like Super Mario 3D World at all photo
Real cats don't like Super Mario 3D World at all
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Man, that cat just does not want to play Super Mario 3D World at all. Cats are so overrated.

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9:00 AM on 11.24.2013

See those adorable Japanese McDonald Mario toys in action

Remember those awesome Japanese Mario Happy Meal toys we showed last week? Well now there are a bunch a video's confirming just how cool they are.  Okay... well maybe they aren't that cool, but they would look pretty classy on any gaming shelf. And who could resist Mario in a penguin suit scooting across a table?

Wesley Ruscher

4:00 AM on 11.24.2013

Super Mario 3D World hip-hop remix by Dj Cutman

We've said time and again how great the Super Mario 3D World soundtrack is. The team used the game's main theme quite extensively in promotional videos for the game, and it became obvious that they were taking the series in ...

Jayson Napolitano