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1:45 PM on 04.24.2014

Review: Mario Golf: World Tour

It's been about 10 years since we've seen the Mushroom Kingdom gang out on the green, so it was high time for a new Mario Golf title. Camelot Software steps to the tee again, this time on the 3DS, bringing dual screens and and a new spin to their much-loved links with Mario Golf: World Tour. But the biggest addition this time around is online play. Were they able to drive this one home?

Dale North


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9:01 AM on 04.24.2014

Our Mario Golf: World Tour review will be a little late

[Update: It looks like the servers are up now! I'm playing now -- review coming this afternoon.] Sorry, but we're going to be a little late on our Mario Golf: World Tour review. As of 9 a.m. this morning we're allowed to run...

Dale North

5:00 AM on 04.24.2014

Hip Swedish dude fingersnaps the Super Mario theme

You ever snap your fingers and swear you can hear the song you're snapping, but no one else can and instead you look like a really confused hepcat? This Swedish guy looks confused if you mute the video, but when he snaps his...

Brittany Vincent

12:00 PM on 04.23.2014

Were you player one or player two?

I'll fully admit that when I was younger, I had disdain for Luigi. Hey! I grew out of it eventually. But for whatever reason, I associated Luigi with the second controller slot, also known as the dreaded "player two." Since p...

Chris Carter

8:30 AM on 04.23.2014

Super Mario 64 speedrun record beat at 1 hour and 43 minutes

"Why did I do this on a Tuesday? I just woke up and decided I would do this." That's what Siglemic said right before he beat the Super Mario 64 speedrun record, claiming all 120 stars and finishing the game in just one hour ...

Dale North

12:15 PM on 04.22.2014

Plenty of downloadable courses, characters coming to Mario Golf: World Tour

Mario Golf: World Tour, coming May 2, comes with 10 courses and 126 holes, multiplayer modes, tournaments and more. It's a full game. But so much more is scheduled to come as downloadable content, says Nintendo. We know that ...

Dale North



Review: NES Remix 2 photo
Review: NES Remix 2
by Chris Carter

NES Remix was able to scratch an itch for many retro enthusiasts out there, but it lacked a certain spark that made it a must-buy for the average gamer. It would be hard to really consider half of the selections "classic," and it lacked any real extras beyond a hit-or-miss array of remixed stages.

But the second time is a charm in this case, because with heavy-hitting newcomers like Kirby's Adventure, Punch Out!!, and Metroid on top of returning franchises like Mario and Zelda, NES Remix 2 really knocks it out of the park in terms of its selection.

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9:00 AM on 04.20.2014

Princess Peach is coming in like a wrecking ball

Leave it to the talented Kodykoala to come up with something like ... this. Yup, it's Princess Peach riding a Chain Chomp inspired by that Miley Cyrus "Wrecking Ball" music video. It's impressive, if not a little disturbing. ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:30 AM on 04.04.2014

Mario is just the worst house guest

For almost 30 years now, Mario has been content to wreak havoc in his virtual worlds, and that's completely fine. But coming into our houses and making a mess of things? That's over the line. Not cool, Mario. Not cool at all.

Brett Makedonski

8:00 AM on 03.26.2014

Super Mario Bros. 3 is finally hitting the Virtual Console on April 17

The time has finally come -- Nintendo has revealed when Super Mario Bros. 3 is hitting the Wii U and 3DS Virtual Console -- and that date is...April 17th! This is most likely a last minute push to get it on the marketpla...

Chris Carter

1:00 AM on 03.26.2014

Wario gives Peach a beatdown in the latest Mario Warfare

It's been a long few months, but the latest episode of Mario Warfare has finally been unleashed! The fight to take back the Mushroom Kingdom continues, and this time Mario, Peach, and Donkey Kong have some more challenging foes to contend with. Once again the choreography is top notch, especially for something that's just a web series based on the Super Mario franchise.

Hamza CTZ Aziz





2:00 PM on 03.15.2014

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Review: Yoshi's New Island photo
Review: Yoshi's New Island
by Chris Carter

The original Yoshi's Island is one of my favorite Mario games of all time. I don't know if it's the numerous and remarkably unique boss battles or the whimsical charm of throwing strategically bounced eggs, but it really resonated with me. I've gone back to it time and time again, and the DS remake was great for when I was on the go in its own way.

Yoshi's New Island for the 3DS seeks to bring back those good times, and the good news is Yoshi fans will mostly enjoy it. The bad news is it's not all that special.

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7:00 AM on 03.04.2014

Connect 4: Super Mario edition is a thing that is happening

Nintendo is developing an exciting new analog gaming product called Connect 4: Super Mario. It's just like Connect 4, except now the coins you insert into the slots have Mario and Luigi faces on them. How thrilling! It's comi...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Meet Yoshi's New Island, same as the old island  photo
Meet Yoshi's New Island, same as the old island
by Steven Hansen

Do you know what's fun? Making Yoshi noises. Come on. Do it. The tongue grab. The flutter jump. The ground pound. Such an animated dinosaur. Hamza and Dale are really good at making Yoshi noises.

Yoshi's New Island is also fun.

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10:45 AM on 02.21.2014

This old Chinese instrument was made for Mario music

The instrument you're about to hear is called a sheng. This weird looking Chinese cluster of bamboo flutes has an unexpected sound, and in this video it's used for an unexpected purpose: to play the Super Mario Bros. music. ...

Dale North