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Did Nintendo sell us a ROM of Super Mario Bros.?

The Virtual Console on the Wii and Wii U has been pretty crappy. While there are definitely a bunch of classic titles available, Nintendo's treatment of the service comes off as an afterthought. This is a company with one of the richest bac...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Run is coming to Android devices in March

It's a bit late to the finish line, but it'll get there eventually. Nintendo's Super Mario Run took the mobile world by storm in December when it racked up 40 million downloads in its first four days on iOS devices. Soon enough, the ot...   read

 
 
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Charles Martinet, the voice of Mario (and more) is always delightful to watch

While you'd be hard pressed to find someone who works at Nintendo and says they hate their job on camera, Charles Martinet, the voice of Mario (and many more like Luigi) seems to genuinely love his job. He kind of has to if he's been d...   read

 
 
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Mario may want to think twice about ditching the Mushroom Kingdom

I can't stop thinking about New Donk City. The Super Mario Odyssey locale and its troublingly human citizens just won't leave my mind. Are they people-people? If so, what is Mario? And how, exactly, does the Kong family fit in? These are ...   read

 
 
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Hands-on: Nintendo Switch won't blow you away but will satisfy core gamers

Boy, what a doozy! If there was an award for most complicated game system, Nintendo's Switch would win in a landslide. The simple name really betrays the true complexity of the system given its seemly uncountable number of ways to play game...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Run's first event is now live

If you boot up Super Mario Run, you'll be greeted by the first bonus coin event "Load of Coins," which grants you 1.5 times the amount of currency for winning a Toad Rally match. The promotion will run until January 27. For those of you who...   read

 
 
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Is Donkey Kong king of New York in the new Mario?

In a smoke-filled theatre on Broadway 84 years ago we were introduced to "Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World." And we all know what happened after that: Jack Black's hubris led to a damn dirty ape scaling our towers with our women. Sure w...   read

 
 
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No wait really, the Nintendo Switch parental controls video is hilarious

I was late to the Switch party, but I found the best video of the lot! Nintendo's video guide to parental settings on the Switch is hilarious for a multitude of reasons and also pretty cute. In it Bowser imposes restrictions on poor ole Bo...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Odyssey takes Mario to some weirdly mundane places

Mario has been to such strange and fantastic places over his lifetime, it's ironically strange to see him hopping around a regular-ass city. At the very least, his hopping is augmented by his new physics-defying hat. He can throw it and jum...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Maker for 3DS tops Sun & Moon in weekly sales

Without any new releases or major events, the sales charts in Japan haven't moved much the past two weeks. The one interesting note is that Pokémon Sun & Moon have finally been dethroned in weekly sales by a game that isn't ...   read

 
 


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Holy hell, you can kill the Big Boos in Super Mario World

The last time my mind was this blown by a piece of video game trivia, I had just learned that clouds and bushes in Super Mario Bros. were the same sprite, only recolored and masked with clever placement. As pointed out by Supper Mario Broth...   read

 
 
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Mobile research firm estimates less than 5% of userbase paid for Super Mario Run

As we've all heard there are many, many estimates for how much money Super Mario Run made, but this latest one after all of the dust has settled is a little more bleak. According to the Wall Street Journal, Newzoo, a market research fi...   read

 
 
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The Super Mario movie is releasing on Blu-ray again, this time with a cool case

I remember renting this for free when I was kid because my dad and uncle were running a video store aptly named "Big Daddy's Video" and actually enjoying it. Of course when you're a kid you have no standards except when it comes to vegetabl...   read

 
 
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Nickelodeon making a cartoon of 'world famous' game

Did you miss shows like Super Mario Super Show and The Legend of Zelda Animated Series? Well they're making a comeback with successful projects like Sonic Boom (Cartoon Network) and Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (Disney). Nic...   read

 
 
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Android users can now pre-register for Super Mario Run

I'm really surprised an APK of Super Mario Run hasn't been crafted out of the iOS version and mass downloaded, but Android users hopefully won't have to wait too much longer to play. That's because you can now pre-register for the...   read

 
 
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Insanely cute Yoshi clip runs through the little guy's history

My most fond memories of Yoshi usually involve flinging him over a chasm to survive in Super Mario World. But in this amazingly adorable clip from Nintendo promoting Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World, we clearly see he has other ideas. The ...   read

 
 
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Did Peach break up with Mario? Nintendo Mobile's new video introduces Mario to newcomers

This may come as a shock, but there are people who have no idea who or what Mario is. But they sure do know what mobile phones are, hence Nintendo Mobile's new video advert for Super Mario Run which introduces what he's all about...   read

 
 
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Switch, NES Classic, Pokemon Go buzz helped Nintendo beat out Microsoft, Sony in search traffic

It's always interesting to look at trends and see what people are talking about in any given month. For example, while a new console release can generate buzz for weeks on end, if there's no launch lineup, folks are going to stop taking an ...   read

 
 
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Okay, now we have hard data on Super Mario Run and it looks damn fine

Last week, we posited that even though everyone has an idea about Super Mario Run's first-day performance, that no one really had any concrete information to substantiate their claims. Although there's no doubt that the game was downloaded ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon are still going strong, but are dethroned for now

Pokémon Sun & Moon has been one of the top two selling games every week since it's release nearly five weeks ago. It slid into second place only in weeks where Final Fantasy XV and Yakuza 6 released, but then overt...   read

 
 
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Review: Super Mario Run

Two years ago, if you had told me Nintendo was making a Mario runner for mobile, I would have laughed directly into your face. Not just any laugh, but a big, boisterous laugh usually reserved for moments of schadenfreude and Tyler Perry mov...   read

 
 
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With no new content for Super Mario Run, ever, is the base game enough?

A typical mobile strategy is to release a really great foundation of a game (usually a runner), to get people talking and push it to the top of the charts. Then, start monetizing the hell out of it, gradually adding in new stages and mechan...   read

 
 
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Super stats for Super Mario Run but no one has any actual specifics

Mario's running to the right and Nintendo's running to the bank. After one day on the market, Super Mario Run is being crowned an unequivocal success. However, nobody's really sure exactly how successful it is. The one fact about Super...   read

 
 
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Nintendo: Quit cranking it to Super Mario Run and buy some other Marios too

The very first hint for Nintendo's new cell phone game, Super Mario Run, is that you can play one-handed. It's been a major part of the marketing, too. Here's Shigeru Miyamoto playing Super Mario Run while eating a large cake, from last wee...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Run challenges are now live on My Nintendo

Super Mario Run is set to arrive today, but My Nintendo already went ahead and pulled the trigger on their special Platinum coin challenges. Many of them require you to own the "full game" (read: spend $10), and merely beat all of the game'...   read

 
 


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