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7:00 PM on 02.20.2014

This lowest-score run of Super Mario Bros. is impressive

It may not be a flawless run, but YouTube user NotEntirelySure's playthrough of Super Mario Bros. is a riot all the same. He cleared the game with the lowest possible score, 500 points, without the aid of save states or slow...

Jordan Devore

2:15 PM on 02.11.2014

Ken and Ryu make out: Videogames turned romance novels

In Valentine's Day spirit Shutterstock tasked an artist with turning some of its stock photos into mock up paintings for videogame romance novels, full of Austen-tatious fonts and a creepy Princess Peach. I'm not sure why, but I guess it's a novel idea. The Duck Hunt one was out of left field, too. Power Couples : Classic Video Games Reimagined as Romance Novels [Shutterstock]

Steven Hansen



Virtual Console Verdict: Super Mario RPG photo
Virtual Console Verdict: Super Mario RPG
by Chris Carter

[Virtual Console Verdict is a short column that highlights some of the gems released on 3DS and Wii U eShop marketplaces. For a full list of Virtual Console releases, check out the weekly Nintendo Download series. Image source.]

This week, Nintendo updated their Club Nintendo digital offerings to add Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Although it's technically been a part of the Wii Virtual Console since 2008, many people wanted to know how it held up, and if it really was worth of the hype it's gotten from fans.

There's no two ways about it -- it's absolutely worth it. Legend of the Seven Stars is one of the most entertaining and innovative role-playing games ever made.

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9:00 PM on 01.31.2014

Why Mario leaves Yoshi outside of Bowser's castle

Have a little levity to end your week from the gang at Dorkly, as they depict a scenario in which Yoshi takes offense at being left outside of Bowser's castle by Mario.  This is why I like cats. You'd never have this co...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:30 PM on 01.22.2014

'Edge-hogging' mechanics of new Smash Bros. are different

In both Super Smash Bros. Melee and Brawl, there's a popular mechanic commonly referred to as "edge-hogging." Since only one character can be on an edge at a time, when a character is knocked off of the stage, their oppo...

Patrick Hancock

2:30 PM on 01.13.2014

Watch someone program Pong within Super Mario World

There were a lot of highlights out of Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 this year, but this one in particular takes the cake for me. During the Tool Assisted Videos portion of the marathon, the people behind TASVideos.org shared...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





8:30 AM on 01.10.2014

Yoshi's New Island gets a March release date

Nintendo has confirmed the release date for Yoshi's New Island -- March 14, 2014. The game is being developed with Takashi Tezuka on staff, who was the creative director of the original game. Yoshi and Baby Mario wi...

Chris Carter

2:00 AM on 01.09.2014

Here's a picture of a horse dressed as Mario

Mmhmm. (Via Zisquared's Tumblr)

Hamza CTZ Aziz

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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