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5:00 PM on 11.16.2013

Goombas almost never made it into Super Mario Bros.

For many, the Goomba was the very first enemy they ever encountered in a video game. The squishy mushroom-eque adversary of Mario has been famously trying to thwart the Italian plumber for over 25 years to little success -- ...

Wesley Ruscher



Super Mario 3D World composers talk cats, dogs, and more photo
Super Mario 3D World composers talk cats, dogs, and more
by Jayson Napolitano

We mentioned a few days back that we had an interview with Nintendo composers Mahito Yokota and Koji Kondo regarding their work on Super Mario 3D World in the works. Well, here it is!

The two take the time to share with us how cats influenced the game, their thoughts on the great cats vs. dogs debate, and some surprises that we'll hear when it comes to the game's soundtrack.

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8:00 PM on 11.03.2013

Miyamoto wants to get more involved with smaller projects

In a recent interview with French outlet Gamekult, Nintendo's spritely King of old man magic voiced plans to move away from headlining the Mario franchise -- "Creating a game of the caliber of Super Mario 3D World takes a lot...

Jonathan Holmes





7:00 AM on 10.30.2013

Super Mario 3D World features a lot of live music

The Super Mario Galaxy soundtracks feature some of the best Mario music of all time. That's in part thanks to the majestic atmosphere generated by the live symphony orchestra they recorded for those games. The recent New...

Jayson Napolitano

2:00 PM on 10.27.2013

Will Rosalina be in Super Mario 3D World?

Nintendo's gone all out with Super Mario 3D World promotion over the last week, but there may be something to the game that they're still not telling you. Clever internet Matlocks have been combing over the videos of the game...

Jonathan Holmes

1:00 AM on 10.03.2013

Nintendo's Biggest Cuties demo Mario 3D World's power-ups

We got a look at some of the new power ups and stages coming to Super Mario 3D World  and a few days ago, and the crowd was generally impressed. For those looking for a longer look, I offer you the latest episode o...

Jonathan Holmes

11:45 AM on 06.13.2013

Super Mario 3D World is shameless and I love it

Here's what I think happened: Nintendo was planning on leaving a lot of room for third parties to take the spotlight on the Wii U, as they often complain that Nintendo gobble up all the game sales on their own consoles. Then ...

Jonathan Holmes

4:48 PM on 06.11.2013

Super Mario 3D World reunites Mario Galaxy composers

I had a blast with Super Mario 3D World at the Wii U software showcase this morning. It was easy to fall in love with the game's art style, the return of one of my favorites enemies from Super Mario World, Charger Chuck,...

Jayson Napolitano

1:30 PM on 10.18.2012

Nintendo Download: Vic Viper Edition

Today is a decent day to be a 3DS owner, as a heap of stuff is headed your way. First off we have Sparkle Snapshots 3D (3DS eShop, $5.99) and Gradius (3DS VC, $4.99) headed to the eShop, along with a Moshi Monsters Moshlings ...

Chris Carter

7:30 PM on 11.09.2011

The DTOID Show: XCOM Delayed, 3D Zelda & Mario, and CRIME

Hello! Tara and I are back with another episode of The Destructoid Show. The studio is still infested with possums and potato bugs, so we're recording in the office again. Today's news includes the delay of XCOM, Jim's revie...

Max Scoville



Boomerang action in Super Mario 3D Land photo
Boomerang action in Super Mario 3D Land
by Steven Hansen

In the past week, I’ve played an inordinate amount of old school, side scrolling Mario games, so the transition into 3D -- again -- was a bit jarring for me. Once I gained my bearings in the face of this extra dimension, I gave Super Mario 3D Land a go for the first time.

My time with the game was brief, consisting of two worlds of play, but I can offer some details on a new suit, a Legend of Zelda-inspired world and a bunch of colorful screens. Interested?

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11:00 AM on 10.09.2011

Super Mario 3D Land booms all up on your rang

Like diehard football fans who love watching the draft just as much as as the Superbowl, I love watching the release of high profile videogames to see how well they sell. Case in point: Super Mario 3D Land. Of course, it's un...

Jonathan Holmes

3:40 AM on 09.13.2011

Super Mario 3D Land uses gyro sensor for secrets

While I can't wait to get some of that sweet tanuki tail later this fall, one neat factoid that Nintendo announced during their 3DS press conference about Super Mario 3D Land is its incorporation of gyroscopic controls. Using...

Wesley Ruscher

1:45 PM on 08.10.2011

Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7 get release dates

Nintendo of America has confirmed release dates for two of the year's most anticipated 3DS titles, Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7. The raccoon-flavored platformer will be out November 13, while the classic Kart racer is...

Jim Sterling





9:29 AM on 06.09.2011

E3: Super Mario 3DS is what I wanted from Super Mario 64

I was in my late teens when Super Mario 64 was first announced. As a kid who had grown up with the Mario series, it felt perfect to see Mario "grow up" right along with me. I was headed to the world of freedom and opportunit...

Jonathan Holmes

2:17 PM on 06.07.2011

E3: Super Mario 3DS vid is... OH! Tanooki Mario!!!

Tanooki Mario, people! Tanooki Mario! Will you be able to turn into a statue and rock the joint? I hope so! So, Mario, eh? I'm diggin' the style. Nintendo has scaled down the open-worldness of the previous 3D Mario games into something of a 2D-3D blend. I really hope it works for them.

Tony Ponce