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These Rosalina plushies are so cute they should be illegal

Way cooler than Peach, right?
Jun 26
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 ...

Super Mario 3D World was designed with the New SMB crowd in mind

'There’s still a lot more room for discovery and invention,' says producer
May 01
Having finally gotten a Wii U, my goal this week has been to play Super Mario 3D World and at least try not to burn through it too quickly. It's tough, though, with the promise of something new pushing me to continually do "j...

What if VHS-style tip guides still existed?

I wonder how many of you just asked what a VHS is
Mar 15
There was something about the VHS days that brought out the goofiest tips and promotional videos from game makers. Especially Nintendo. The most memorable one that comes to mind is their Star Fox SNES promo that had Sony and...

The Year of Luigi 2013: A Retrospective

This one's for little brothers everywhere
Jan 01
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 describe...

Super Mario 3D World is a great speedrunning opportunity

Easily one of the best in terms of 3D Marios
Dec 04
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...

Very Quick Video Tips: Super Mario 3D World

Remember those Mario tips? Well they're back - in video form!
Dec 02
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 ...

Every green star & hidden stamp in Super Mario 3D World

One video, 60 minutes, all collectables
Nov 30
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...

Mario 3D World, Lightning Returns sell poorly in Japan

Nintendo and Square's flagship franchises top charts, but not predecessors
Nov 27
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 ...

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

Because the main theme wasn't catchy enough as is
Nov 24
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 ...

How to unlock Super Mario 3D World's secret character

And other quick tips
Nov 22
Super Mario 3D World has a secret playable fifth character, and it's not unlocked through normal means. Watch the above video to find out who it is, and how to go about obtaining the secret. Be warned -- the video spoils the new character after the 1:00 mark with some gameplay. For everything else, I have a few tips below that should help you out come launch day.

The Fresh Prince moves to the Mushroom Kingdom

Yo, holmes to 3D World!
Nov 21
You haven't seen a mash-up quite like this. To celebrate the release of Super Mario 3D World, and to remind people how awesome '90s television was -- some fans have created a bizarre and ingenious remix of the game's main th...

Review: Super Mario 3D World

One of the best Mario games of all time
Nov 19
Mario and I go way back. Although I had dabbled in a few Atari games when I was younger, Super Mario Bros. for the NES was my first real game that I sat down and played from start to finish. Since then, I've collected an...

Super Mario 3D World's Double Mario power was an accident

And other tidbits from the development team
Nov 14
The end of the recent Iwata Asks about Super Mario 3D World made it clear that more Super Mario Galaxy is a definite possibility, which was probably the biggest news of the piece -- but there are other behind-the-scenes tidbi...

Mario Galaxy is not dead, says Shigeru Miyamoto

Thank goodness
Nov 14
I'm not sure how many of you thought that Super Mario 3D World signaled the end of the Galaxy sub-franchise, but Miyamoto has seen fit to put a stop to any rumors that may be milling about out there. In the latest Iwata asks,...

The Super Mario 3D World OST cover is the BEST THING EVER

Look at how happy Bowser is!
Nov 14
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...

Super Mario 3D World has a fifth secret character

Also, a '10 new features' trailer
Nov 13
Before you get excited -- no, it's not the Cat Goomba! Super Mario 3D World has a new "top 10" video out in the wild that details some of the new features in the upcoming Wii U game. Most of them aren't really that big of a d...

Super Mario 3D World footage is all up on YouTube

And it's freakin' incredible
Nov 08
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...

Super Mario 3D World has the most adorable disc art ever

I can't even handle it, I just can't
Nov 07
Just a little bit ago, IGN's Jose Otero tweeted out a picture of the disc art for Super Mario 3D World, and I basically had a mini heart attack after seeing my main man Mario featured prominently on it. We all know Catsuit Ma...

Super Mario 3D World composers talk cats, dogs, and more

Interview covering influences for the game, references to past soundtracks, and cats vs. dogs
Nov 06
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.

Super Mario 3D World features a lot of live music

The emphasis is on a big-band jazz style
Oct 30
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...

Miyamoto on why Super Mario 3D World doesn't have online

Things 'might change in ten years time'
Oct 27
Super Mario 3D World looks absolutely fantastic. There's one facet of the experience that prospective cat people might balk at, though -- the distinct lack of online multiplayer.  Speaking with Kotaku, Nintendo's Sh...

Super Mario 3D World vid shows off multiplayer, new world

Just put this in my Wii U already
Oct 25
Nintendo is aggressively pushing video content out for Super Mario 3D World, and you know what? I'm completely ok with that, given how amazing the game is looking right now. The newest clip is the "Nintendo Minute," which is...

Super Mario 3D World continues to look great

The digital download allegedly clocks in at 1702MB
Oct 23
Super Mario 3D World looks better every time I see it, mostly due to the sheer variety of the level designs shown off in each new trailer. This new extended spot gives us quite a bit of new info, including enemy designs, and...

These Super Mario 3D World screenshots are magical

We've been waiting for this
Oct 15
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...

Super Mario 3D World is an absolute blast to play

So many new power-ups!
Oct 04
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 ...


Oct 01
Good news, everyone! Goomba cats are a thing that's happening in Super Mario 3D World. Developing...

Super Mario 3D World lets you clone yourself

And Bowser has a pimp ride
Oct 01
In this morning's Nintendo Direct, CEO Satoru Iwata revealed a whole bunch of new abilities for Mario and crew in the upcoming Wii U platformer. By picking up a cherry, you can clone your character several times. Kuribo's Sh...

We used the GamePad to pet a dino in Super Mario 3D World

And all we got was three gold coins
Sep 04
I may not be able to say "Super Mario 3D World" correctly half the time, but thankfully I had Tony to help me along for this PAX Prime 2013 impressions video. Nintendo didn't bring anything we hadn't seen before -- this is s...

Super Mario 3D World is shameless and I love it

Our instincts make us want cats
Jun 13
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 ...

Super Mario 3D World is so catty

Cats rule, dogs drool
Jun 11
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...

Super Mario 3D World reunites Mario Galaxy composers

There's the possibility of orchestrated music as well
Jun 11
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,...

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