Okay so I'm putting the cover art for the Super Mario 3D World OST below because there's a spoiler with the fifth playable character that was revealed yesterday during the Nintendo Direct. It's not really a spoiler, but appar... more
This game. This marvelous game. It's no secret that a bunch of us are looking forward to Super Mario 3D World more than anything else in 2013. Years of New Super Mario Bros. titles have numbed my mind -- I'd forgotten what N... more
I don't know if it's the comparatively yawn-inducing New Super Mario Bros. games that have me so excited for Super Mario 3D World, or the thought of getting more use out of the Wii U. Either way, I'm in the mood for more imag... more
In videogames, and Mario games especially, we rarely think of death in the same way we would in a real world context. Touching goombas may be hazardous to an Italian plumber's health, but even after all lives are lost and the... more
I played Super Mario 3D World at E3 this past year and for whatever reason it just didn't interest me at all. Yeah, it's neat and it's about time they made a 3D Mario game with mulitplayer, but the demo made it feel like yet ... more
Here's a question: why does Peach have to wear tights to ice skate while Bowser gets to go bare-bottom? They have lots of dumb laws over in Sochi. Maybe a 'dinos must not wear pants' law is also in place.
We learned from thi... more
Nintendo has listed some new Wii U bundles on its website. The one for consumers in Japan, anyway. The 32gb consoles are slated to come out October 31. In a bit of nice news, you (well, Japanese consumers and intrepid importe... more
As you have have heard, Nintendo debuted one of their first major DLC campaigns on the Wii U in June in the form of New Super Luigi U, but that version was digital-only, and it required a copy of New Super Mario Bros. U. Well... more
Last month, digital artist Mikaël "Orioto" Aguirre made this happen. Now this is happening.
Orioto is a classy fellow, and a classy game deserves to be treated like a classy lady. His Super Mario Bros. 3 fresco gives you... more
Super Mario Crossover, the pixel-for-pixel recreation of Super Mario Bros. that features a selectable cast of NES stars, was all set for the big 3.0 update this past June. It was unfortunately delayed a month, but it is now a... more
After Wii Sports, which had the benefit of being bundled with all non-Japanese Wiis for the longest time, Mario Kart Wii is the best-selling game for Nintendo's white wonder -- it's moved over 34 million units as of this past... more
If you are a Wii U owner and possess a copy of New Super Mario Bros. U, you've probably downloaded New Super Luigi U from the eShop already. That, or you are waiting on the limited edition retail release in the coming months... more
Funny thing about the 3DS demo stations at this year's and last year's E3: they were mobile. And I don't mean they were attached to rolling podiums. Nintendo hired a bunch of girls to walk around the floor with 3DS units fast... more
No, it's not Galaxy 3 -- and I would have been upset if it was. Rather, Super Mario 3D World is taking the 2D-3D hybrid platforming of Super Mario 3D Land on 3DS, incorporating the multiplayer chaos of New Super Mario Bros. W... more
Nintendo sure has been sharing a lot on the great titles they have on the table for this year! From the return of Super Smash Bros. to the nostalgic feeling The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Nintendo is really hitti... more
The first 3DS entry to the pleasant Mario & Luigi series of RPGs was announced a few months ago during a Nintendo Direct, and now this morning's Nintendo Direct has brought us a new trailer. It's heavy on Luigi, as the t... more
Oh man, this is simply delicious.
Look at all this wonderful art for the upcoming 3DS RPG, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. The M&L games have always had a very distinctive style compared to the mainline series, but the use... more
The Super Mario Bros. movie 20th anniversary celebration continues! After holding a special midnight screening of the pleasantly schlock film, during which John Leguizamo delivered a special pre-recorded message to attendees,... more
Super Mario Land: 1989 launch title for the Game Boy and the weakest traditional Mario game in retrospect. You aren't going to find many players claiming this to be the best in the series, even though it was influential in th... more
Luigi is rockin' it hardcore! The upcoming New Super Mario Bros. U expansion, New Super Luigi U, is ready to drop on eShop on June 20 for $19.99. Not only that, there will be a special standalone disc, which doesn't require y... more
Uggggh... a new Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympics is coming to the Wii U. Why am I not surprised?
The game will take place in Sochi, Russia, the site of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, and will use a combination of Wii ... more
New Yoshi's Island for the 3DS! New Yoshi's Island for the 3DS! Oh my God, you guys! Iwata dropped the bomb.
From the footage and screens, this new Yoshi's Island sequel will use all the same abilities as in past installments... more
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has shared new information about the upcoming Mario & Luigi sequel for 3DS. The story finds our heroes on Pi'illo Island, where Peach mysteriously gets sucked into Luigi's Dream World. To ... more
I heartily enjoy smartphone gaming, but it's hard to defend mobile distribution platforms when shameless rip-offs that steal characters and assets wholesale from other, more popular games can find find shelf space without an... more
Did you guys get a chance to check out "The Game Over Tinies" in brentalfloss the comic? Once again, co-writers brentalfloss and Dan Roth and artist Andrew Dobson created an abecedarian comic of videogame character deaths -- ... more
A couple weeks back, brentalfloss the comic began an arc parodying the dark comedy children's book The Gashlycrumb Tinies -- that book's author, Edward Gorey, is the subject of today's Google Doodle, by the by. Anyway, "The G... more
8bit Ego artist Josh Summana, who recently shared a time-lapse video of his killer Donkey Kong painting, has clued me into a new piece as part of his "Heroes" line. If you haven't already, do check out his "Villains" line as... more
The "Ear of Luigi" continues!
This summer, a new entry in the Mario & Luigi RPG series will head towards the 3DS. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team will put the green second banana into the limelight, as Mario will be invadin... more
In the fashion world, "retro" is in. I should know because I am a fashionista because I've been playing a lot of Style Savvy: Trendsetters on the 3DS, so I'm up on my sh*t. You couldn't be a more fashionable guy than me.
So w... more
Superfans of brentalfloss might be aware that he has his own self-titled webcomic. He doesn't draw it -- doodles are provided by one Andrew Dobson -- but he co-writes along with series creator Dan Roth. And whenever there's a... more
["Mario Kart Underground" by El-Cid]
If you bought a 3DS or a 3DS XL during this past week, thinking you were scoring a good deal, I hope you held on to that receipt.
htz from Cheap Ass Gamer has learned that a blue 3DS XL bu... more
Since its announcement, we seen a small trickling of the new game types in Nintendo Land. The latest is Mario Chase, a Mario themed game of tag where players have to chase after Mario. Player one is Mario, and with a ten seco... more
Growing up I could just never get into role-playing games at all. I enjoy them now, but for the longest time I would steer clear of the genre, with the one exception being any of the Mario related RPGs. I still consider Supe... more
Have you ever gone into a Target or a Spencer Gifts, seen those gamer-themed boxers, and wondered (A) why such high fashion has to be concealed by pants and (B) why girls don't receive similar treatment? Maybe you haven't, bu... more
I can't hear the word "Mobius" without thinking about Sonic SatAM and Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. Buried underneath those are memories from elementary school when we were introduced to the Mobius strip, a seemingly mag... more
This trailer has me feeling much better about New Super Mario Bros. U. Not that I was feeling great about it before. There are things to be excited about, like the new modes (Boost Rush and Challenge), Flying Squirrel Mario,... more
During tonight's Nintendo Wii U Launch presentation for the Japanese audience, the console manufacturer revealed the first two first-party titles for the new console, which will be available when the system releases in the La... more
Well damn, son! I didn't think you'd be able to top Operation: Guts Man Edition, but lo and behold, I am spellbound by Hungry Hungry Koopas!
Donald "Kodykoala" Kennedy has worked wonders once again by taking a classic board g... more
I've never been too fond of "realistic" Mario fan art. I do appreciate the artists' interpretation of the source material, don't get me wrong. It's just that such artwork tends to bring out silly commenters who think Mario's ... more
Good news, bad news time. The bad news is that Bob Hoskins, famed English actor who starred in such films as The Long Good Friday, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Hook, and the notorious Super Mario Bros., was recently diagnosed wit... more
With a less than day left before the debut of New Super Mario Bros. 2 in Japan, the last gasp of screens and artwork are making their way in. Showcasing a bit of the multiplayer and a brilliant rainbow themed level, the ... more
Accompanying the fast approaching release of the Nintendo 3DS XL, New Super Mario Bros. 2 aims to bring the simple, joyous fun of its DS predecessor on the new hardware.
If you played the original New Super Mario Bros. then y... more
[Update #2: Kit Sovereign is the artist responsible behind the Super Mario 64-themed poster. Check out the rest of his collection on his deviantART page!]
[Update: And it looks like the Super Metroid poster is for sale! Thank... more
Besides being ALL ABOUT THE COINS, it seems as if Nintendo is going to offer you something for pre-ordering New Super Mario Bros. 2 -- specifically, a off-colored gold coin 3DS cartridge case. In light of this news, it's als... more
For all the hours I've wasted capturing my absolutely asinine screen shots for use in Destructoid headers, it would have to be one straight from Nintendo to steal the show. I can give up now. I've been beat.
This N... more
I adore the Paper Mario series, and the new one looks awesome for the 3DS. Nintendo just briefly described Paper Mario: Sticker Star, which adds a focus on stickers. There are stickers everywhere, and players need to collect ... more
A Mario fish tank: great idea or greatest idea?
Inside this 55-galloon tank is an abridged recreation of level 1-1 from Super Mario Bros. Mario, the enemies, and all the bricks are LEGO pieces, painted over, then sealed with... more
Check out this Mario Paint artwork by RuiZinen. This is the real deal, folks, done with the real deal Mario Paint mouse, and not with some beefed up PC version. All the images you see in this video are digital camera sn... more
Straight from tonight's Nintendo Direct stream comes New Super Mario Bros. 2, available this August for 3DS. Mario appears to have a gold transformation of sorts, and the Raccoon Leaf makes a PROPER return, as in Mario can actually use it to FLY. Take that, 3D Land!
This is just the first bit of news from the stream. Expect more throughout the night and possibly tomorrow. more