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Nintendo predicted the amiibo shortage 11 years ago


It's the long con
Feb 16
A lot of folks were surprised at last fall's amiibo launch, and how scarce some of the figures were. They shouldn't have been; Nintendo gave them a heads-up almost 11 years ago. The intro for the Game Boy Advance's Mario vs. Donkey Kong shows even the famed ape unable to get his hands on these elusive collectibles. Damn you, Mario Toy Company! This has been your intention all along! read
Captain Toad

What the hell?! Captain Toad has a spin attack!


RIP Tips & Tricks
Feb 16
Have you ever pushed through an annoying sequence without realizing that you were in fact "playing it wrong" and failing to grasp a concept or mechanic? I am guilty of this, but I'm struggling to think of an example newer tha... read
Rosalina

It looks like new amiibo models of Rosalina, Wario, and Donkey Kong are likely confirmed


A common Rosalina would make a lot of people happy
Feb 13
Rejoice, amiibo fans who may have missed out on Rosalina! It looks like Nintendo's Japanese Mario Party 10 landing site may have just confirmed another run of the figure. Going on a tip from a reader, it appears as if th... read
Canned coffee

I might actually drink canned coffee if it had Mario characters on top of it


DyDo teams up with Nintendo
Feb 12
I've only had canned coffee a few times in my life, notably during big industry trade shows when I needed a quick boost of energy. The experience...wasn't great. But I'd probably enjoy it more if Mario characters were ad... read
Space Time!

New PBS Digital show Space Time! asks what planet Super Mario World takes place on


Nothing in our solar system
Feb 11
I always enjoy PBS Digital's Game/Show as a source for smart commentary on the culture surrounding games. The whole videogame thing must be good for views, because the first episode of newest show Space Time! is all abo... read
Shadow Mario

This Shadow of the Colossus and Mario mashup is very cool


Also, Donkey Kong
Feb 10
Artist Jason Lupas has posted a few updates on his Tumblr recently that are decidedly videogame related, and they're pretty awesome. They're both homages to Shadow of the Colossus, one of which features a Mario themed ma... read
Ameliebo

Want the (non-metal) Super Mario amiibo? GameStop bundle pre-orders up


The Super Mario Mario available with Super Mario Party
Feb 04
There's a lot of hullabaloo around the secret, newly discovered but unannounced gold and silver Mario in the Super Mario amiibo line, but remember the regular Super Mario is temporarily exclusive to the Mario Party 10&nb... read
Rare amiibo

Nintendo manufactured mysterious silver and gold Super Mario amiibo


Make new friends but keep the old; these Metal Mario amiibo are silver and gold
Feb 04
If amiibo have been hard to come by before, it looks like we're in for a whole new kind of scarcity. CPSIA certificates from Nintendo revealed a previously unknown amiibo in the Super Mario line of toys, silver and ... read
Mario

Mario will haunt your dreams


... forever
Jan 27
Here's a photo for your nightmare file. It's '80s versions of Wil Wheaton and Jason Bateman kickin' it with possibly the worst version of Mario that Nintendo marketing could ever dream of. According to the "article," Wheaton ... read
Gaming culture

NBA logos go gaming


Luigi's pants, tho
Jan 24
Have a favorite NBA team? Have a favorite gaming mascot? Did you want them combined? No? Well, too bad because someone just did that. Have a look at these cool designs by ak47_studios. read
Ameliebo

New Mario amiibo temporarily exclusive to Mario Party 10 bundle


Gotta buy 'em all
Jan 24
Mario Party 10 is getting its own line of amiibo, lest Nintendo not have multiple $13 red plumber toys to peddle. Amazon put up listings for Peach, Yoshi, Bowser, Luigi, and Toad. Every one excep... read
Super Mario World glitch

Watch a guy 'beat' Super Mario World in six minutes


If glitching to the credits counts as beating the game*
Jan 22
Glitches, man. Glitches be crazy. Take, for example, this one in Super Mario World, as executed by YouTuber SethBling. Thanks to what can only be described as witchcraft, the magician man manages to warp to th... read
Mario

Students create a self-aware Mario who contemplates death


But does he feel remorse?
Jan 19
In the film Grizzly Man, director Werner Herzog layers his own thoughts on life, death, and everything in between over footage of ill-fated bear enthusiast Timothy Treadwell. I kept getting Grizzly Man flashbacks while watch... read
Mario Party amiibo

Those Mario Party 10 amiibo are up on Amazon


No pre-orders, but you can sign up to be notified
Jan 18
It was announced last week that Mario Party 10 would be getting its own amiibo line. The good news is that every existing character in said sub-series (Peach, Yoshi, Bowser, Luigi, and Mario) would be interchangeable wit... read
Mario vs. Donkey Kong

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars coming to Wii U and 3DS with Cross-Buy


In March
Jan 14
The newest entry in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series, Tipping Stars, will arrive on both the 3DS and Wii U on March 5. Good news, right? Well Nintendo has even better news, as it seems like the publisher is finally start... read
Puzzle & Dragons

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition looks awesome, coming in May


Recruit enemy allies
Jan 14
Nintendo has elaborated a bit on its partnership with the Puzzle & Dragons team, as well as the localization information for this year. Puzzle & Dragons Z and the new Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition will be bundled together for 3DS. The Mario version will have a traditional world map feature. It will arrive in May 2015. read
Mario Lost Levels

I didn't expect this to be my favorite AGDQ 2015 speedrun


Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels of all things
Jan 09
First, a quick thank you to Destructoid reader lunarwhale for bringing this Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels speedrun to my attention. I naively thought I'd watch a minute or two, tops, right before going to bed, but ended... read
Kaizo Mario World

This Kaizo Mario World speedrun stresses me out


It's hard to watch and yet I can't look away
Jan 08
"This is what happens when a very sadistic person gets ahold of a level editor." Some of us get a huge kick out of watching strangers overcome the odds in near-impossible games, and as far as those go, Kaizo Mario World (or ... read
Super Mario Bros. 3

AGDQ 2015: A crazy difficult and intricate Super Mario Bros. 3 glitch that clears the whole game


Starts at about 54 minutes
Jan 07
The Awesome Games Done Quick conventions are always full of memorable highlights for the gaming community. Timeless classics cleared with mind-blowing proficiency. What's not to love about that? Speedrunner mitchflowerpower ... read
Mario 64 HD

This Mario 64 HD fan project is coming along nicely


I hope this gets finished
Jan 05
While the Super Mario 64 HD fan project has been in the works for a while, it's all coming together as of recently. Multiple fans are hard at work on the game, and you can get a glimpse at the art style and gameplay abo... read
Super Mario Land

Iconoclasts creator imagines a Daisy focused 2D action game


'Rosalina can piss off'
Dec 21
My first waking thought this morning was "What if the next Wii U Mario game stars Peach, Daisy, Rosalina and Toadette as they giant sentient broccoli people who reluctantly eat children because they are nutritious?" The ... read
Nintendo

Miyamoto on Zelda Wii U, amiibo cards, and the next Nintendo console


Company 'working on ideas for new hardware systems'
Dec 19
In an interview with the Associated Press, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto spoke about several topics, including sold-out amiibo figures, the future of Mario, and next year's open-world Zelda. On missing exclusive in-game content... read
Kittiez

When Mario jumps, kitty jumps


That's how this is gonna work
Dec 15
"Them's some good kitty jumps," Destructoid's managing editor Jordan Devore enthusiastically proclaimed before mandating this video be posted despite it being two years old. You're the boss, Jordan. You're the boss. read
Mario Maker

Mario Maker shows its masochistic side


Step aside, New Super Mario Bros.
Dec 05
As shown at tonight's Game Awards, Mario Maker is still in the works for a 2015 release and good lord does it look insane. Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto introduced new footage of the Wii U title and several of the user-created... read
Toadally sufficient for puzzle enthusiasts
From the moment I played the Captain Toad minigame in Super Mario 3D World, I thought to myself "this would make a great downloadable title." It seems as if Nintendo can hear my thoughts, because it did just that. Priced at a... read feature

The arcade port from Hell
In a cramped beachside arcade, sandwiched between Galaga and Mortal Kombat 3, sits my white whale. It's surrounded by restaurants, a roller coaster, churro vendors, and a carousel, this sad little Super Mario Bros. arcade cab... read feature

Bowser and Son

An irony-free feel good fan video about Dads


Bowser and Son are legit heartwarmers
Nov 08
There is a whole genre of comedy dedicated to uncomfortable emotions about Dads. Pierre's Doo Dah Doo Doo rap is one example. That's doesn't mean there isn't plenty of room in the internet's heart for honest, not-weird affec... read
Mario Kart 8

Here is literally everything in the first Mario Kart 8 DLC pack


A lengthy video explains it all
Nov 07
We've seen clips of the Mario Kart 8 DLC, but this new walkthrough video from Nintendo shows off everything in all its glory. All three characters (Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link), four vehicles (Blue Falcon, B Dasher, ... read
Don't sell your games

I'm so glad I never sold my copy of Mario Paint


Hold on to your favorites
Oct 14
I may not replay videogames very often, but when I do get the urge, it feels impossible to ignore. If it's an Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or Wii game I feel compelled to revisit, that's no big deal at all -- there's still enough... read






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