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Would you spend over 12 hours trying to beat a Mario level?

I like difficult games as much as the next guy, but I draw the line at trying to best every "insane!" Super Mario Maker level known to man. But given the massive sales it's seen, there's always going to be at least one person in t...   read

 
 
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Starfy is coming to Super Mario Maker

Starfy is a lesser-known character from the Nintendo universe, but that might be because he's not wholly owned by Nintendo. In fact, he's co-owned by Tose, creators of the Game & Watch franchise, as the Legend of Starfy games were only ...   read

 
 
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Review: Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge

Nintendo backed itself into a corner with amiibo in terms of software. Now that the things are wildly popular, it's at a crossroads. Does it gate substantial content behind them and piss off casual fans who don't want to buy toys? Or only r...   read

 
 
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Nintendo is attempting to trademark the Mario coin sound

It's funny when you hear a clear-cut video game noise out in public. Like when the gas station register belts out a sound effect from Sonic the Hedgehog, or when the Mario coin noise plays. Well, Nintendo is looking to take the latter ...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Maker nabs Yuu Ayasaki costume

Want more Super Mario Maker characters? Nintendo seemingly isn't going to stop, so you're in luck. The next addition is the manga character Yuu Ayasaki, which fits right inline with some of their more obscure Japanese costumes, li...   read

 
 
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Toadette is making her way into Super Mario Maker

When Captain Toad was added to Super Mario Maker, it made sense that Toadette was only a matter of time. Nintendo confirmed her appearance this week as a Mystery Mushroom character, to be added in shortly alongside of the new update charact...   read

 
 
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This Wario-centric history video brings back some good memories

Wario games are legendary. They sum up Nintendo's goofier side, and many projects, which wouldn't have otherwise gotten the greenlight, were made possible because of Wario's involvement. He's one of my favorite characters that the publisher...   read

 
 
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Nintendo celebrates Mario Day today, March 10

You know how people make up dumb holidays all the time, and some of them stick? Like you're out at work and someone says "hey why aren't you wearing black, it's talk like a pirate day?" (that actually happened to me once). Yeah, that kind o...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Maker's major key and Pink Coin update is live

Super Mario Maker is getting a rather hefty update today in the form of version 1.40. Not only are keys and key doors added to the game, but Pink Coins are arriving as well. This essentially allows you to gate portions behind a boss require...   read

 
 
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The next Super Mario Maker character is...Mashiko, the game counselor

If you haven't taken a gander at the in-game guide in Super Mario Maker, you should probably change that at some point. The mascot within, Mashiko, has become a sort of mini celebrity of sorts, much like Swapnote's Nikki before her. An...   read

 
 
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Nintendo's $356M theme park will be ready by 2020

Surprised it's been nearly a year since we got word Nintendo would partner with Universal Studios on a theme park in Japan. The world's first theme park based on Nintendo properties (I did win a Mario plush in a shady carnival game somewher...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Selects

Recent Nintendo classics are finally heavily discounted on Amazon

Nintendo games can be something of a double-edged sword. Having been developed by Nintendo, they're usually very good. But, Nintendo also has a habit of rarely discounting its titles. That means you're going to have to pay for quality, even...   read

 
 
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Let's take a soothing break with 'The Joy of Mario Making'

If we have even a halfway decent reason to talk about Bob Ross around here, you better believe one of us will seize that opportunity. The endearing, soft-spoken artist and television show host has been parodied countless times before, but t...   read

 
 
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Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto liked Star Wars VII

Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto is in good company: the Mario and Zelda creator did not like George Lucas' prequel trilogy, but did find Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens to be one of his favorite movies from 2015. Miyamoto told Game Inf...   read

 
 
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Mini Mario & Friends

Buying an amiibo grants you early access to Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge

Nintendo is taking amiibo ownership and gating to the next level. As per its Nintendo Direct presentation yesterday, it announced that Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge would allow for an early access period of roughly one mont...   read

 
 
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There's a new Paper Mario game coming called Color Splash

That leak from yesterday didn't have everything about today's Nintendo Direct. Potentially big news for fans of Mario's role-playing games came out: the Paper Mario series is getting a new entry in Paper Mario: Color Splash. Details were sc...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker is adding keys and pink coins so you can make your levels more devious

In today's Nintendo Direct, it was announced that Super Mario Maker will be getting an update on March 9. When making levels, you can now add keys to unlock doors to gate progression. These keys can be hidden or placed on enemies so that yo...   read

 
 
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Mario & Sonic

Mario & Sonic at the Rio Olympics coming to Wii U this June

We've known Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is debuting on Nintendo 3DS on March 18 for a while now, but a specific launch date for the Wii U version has been up in the air. Until today, anyway. As part of today's Ninte...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Maker gets the OG Tanooki statue costume

Super Mario Maker keeps the free DLC going with a new Tanooki Statue costume, once again for the 8-bit theme. Hilariously, Mario is behind the statue the entire time, which he can carry accordingly above his head. It's not as genius as...   read

 
 
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See Wolf Link and Midna in action in Super Mario Maker

The Wolf Link amiibo that's bundled with Twilight Princess HD comes with an unexpected bonus -- functionality in Super Mario Maker! Using the toy will morph in an 8-bit version for use, which comes with some cute animations and sound e...   read

 
 
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Twilight Princess HD

The Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Wolf Link amiibo works in Super Mario Maker

A friend gave me the bright idea of trying to use the Wolf Link amiibo (from my recently acquired copy of Twilight Princess HD) in Super Mario Maker, and wouldn't you know, it worked! Apparently the figure unlocks an 8-bit Midna and Link co...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Maker introduces Barbara the Bat

Nintendo is adding a new event costume to Super Mario Maker in the form of Barbara the Bat. The only reason I know who Barbara is, is from her assist trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and her trophy. It's almost endearing that Ni...   read

 
 
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Nintendo's redesigned New York store looks fancy

After a month-long renovation, Nintendo's flagship store in Rockefeller Center is open to the public again with a fresh look and a new name. It's now simply Nintendo NY. Mario and Luigi ditched the princesses to help with the ribbon-cutting...   read

 
 
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There's a manga character in Mario Maker

Oh, hey, would you look at this video. It's Chitoge Kirisaki from the rom-com manga (and also anime) Nisekoi as a playable character in Super Mario Maker. To unlock her costume, just clear the level "Nisekoi: Chitoge & Kosaki" or "Nisek...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Maker is getting the original Pokemon trio

I have to say, Nintendo is doing a bang-up job of celebrating Pokémon's 20th anniversary. Hell, there's already been a ton of fanfare (the Mew event, tons of merchandise worldwide, amiibo restocks, a Splatoon Splatfest, a new 'm...   read

 
 
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