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Super Mario 3D World


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Mario

These Rosalina plushies are so cute they should be illegal

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 Peach any day. ...

 
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Mario

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

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 "just one more le...

 
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What if VHS-style tip guides still existed?

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 Sega trying to...

 
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Year of Luigi

The Year of Luigi 2013: A Retrospective

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 Lesse...

 
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Super Mario 3D World

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 for it -- especia...

 
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Super Mario 3D World

Very Quick Video Tips: Super Mario 3D World

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 uncov...

 
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Super Mario 3D World

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

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 bu...

 
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Japanese software charts

Mario 3D World, Lightning Returns sell poorly in Japan

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 flag...

 
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Remix

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 a more swing an...

 
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Mario 3D World secret

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

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 ...

 
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Super Mario 3D World

The Fresh Prince moves to the Mushroom Kingdom

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 theme with the vo...

 
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Mario 3D World reviewed!

Review: Super Mario 3D World

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 and played every ...

 
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Mario

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

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 tidbits worth highli...

 
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Mario Galaxy not dead

Mario Galaxy is not dead, says Shigeru Miyamoto

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, Miyamoto state...

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

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 apparently people ge...

 
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Super Mario 3D World

Super Mario 3D World has a fifth secret character

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 deal, but there ...

 
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Mario

Super Mario 3D World footage is all up on YouTube

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 Nintendo is capa...

 
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Mario 3D World disc art

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

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 Mario is by far t...

 
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Super Mario 3D World

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

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 influenc...

 
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Super Mario 3D World

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 Super Mario Br...

 
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Nintendo

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

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 Shigeru Miyamoto ...

 
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Super Mario 3D World

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

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 basically a Le...

 
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Super Mario 3D World

Super Mario 3D World continues to look great

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 even a few bos...

 
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Mario

These Super Mario 3D World screenshots are magical

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 imaginative Mario g...

 
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Super Mario 3D World

Super Mario 3D World is an absolute blast to play

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 another New Sup...

 
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Super Mario 3D World

REPORT: KITTY GOOMBA CONFIRMED FOR SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD!

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

 
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Super Mario 3D World

Super Mario 3D World lets you clone yourself

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 Shoe is back, and...

 
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Mario

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

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 still very much ...

 
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Super Mario 3D World

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 third parties l...

 
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Super Mario 3D World

Super Mario 3D World is so catty

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. Wii and U, and s...

 
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Super Mario 3D World

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, and the new ca...

 

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