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First an Ecto Cooler reboot, now this? Mario Hot Wheels are a thing

I was never really that into Hot Wheels or Matchbox cars. I mean, I loved the idea of the giant vehicles that turned into play sets, but even then I tended to gravitate towards Mighty Max or Tranformers (I did have the Turtles Party Va...   read

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Nintendo kicks

Vans is making Nintendo shoes

Shoes are the exact kind of vapid fad that Nintendo tends to avoid with its properties, but given the ancient company's recent Miitomo app and general effort to get its franchises onto cellphones worldwide, it seems nothing is sacred anymor...   read

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Nintendo NY
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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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GameBarcodes distill games down frame by frame

A couple weeks ago an imgur page was floating around the Internet showing various films with each frame reduced to its average color and represented as a single vertical line in what turn out to be often vibrant barcodes. This is not exactl...   read

Mario x SotC photo
Mario x SotC
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Mario meets Shadow of the Colossus again

Hooray! Illustrator Jason Lupas has come out with more Mario and Shadow of the Colossus mashups following the pieces we covered last month. I'd love to see a game follow this concept. There's a finished version of the prior Donkey Kong sket...   read

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Mario Maker
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Create your own custom levels in Mario Maker

Yes, Mario Maker is real and it's exactly what we thought it'd be: a game that lets you create and play your own custom Mario levels. It's coming to Wii U next year. You'll put down various elements like pipes and Goombas, and there's a to...   read

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Captain Toad game
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Captain Toad getting a full-on game, coming holiday 2014

Nintendo announced a new game during their E3 digital event, that stars the one and only Captain Toad. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a fully-fledged game inspired by the levels found in Super Mario 3D World. It will be out on Wii U thi...   read


Rumor: Mario Maker to be revealed at E3 2014

An alleged picture from Nintendo's E3 2014 showfloor was leaked, showing a station displaying something called Mario Maker. The image comes by way of Nintendo Enthusiast, and we won't know for sure what this is, or what platform it's aimed ...   read


Look how happy Mario is kicking Samus in the face!

Bandai's upcoming S.H. Figuarts Mario figure is pretty damn cute. Look at how happy he is! Bandai released a bunch of preview shots, showing Mario with some of the items that collectors can get, such as a turtle shell. We also see Mario up ...   read

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Yoshi New Island
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Meet Yoshi's New Island, same as the old island

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.   read



The Nendoroid Luigi toy is oddly cute

Good Smile Company has finally revealed their Nendoroid Luigi figure. The toy comes with three faces, a Warp Pipe, Goomba, a Bullet Bill, a set of running and jumping legs, and a dust cloud effect prop. No price or pre-order info yet, but i...   read


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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

Marble Mario sculpture photo
Marble Mario sculpture

Peach mourns Mario in this styrofoam chainsaw sculpture

In videogames, and Mario games especially, we rarely think of death in the same way we would in a real world context. Touching goombas may be hazardous to an Italian plumber's health, but even after all lives are lost and the dreaded words ...   read

Super Mario 3D World photo
Super Mario 3D World
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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...   read

Mario & Sonic photo
Mario & Sonic
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Worldwide online in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Games

Here's a question: why does Peach have to wear tights to ice skate while Bowser gets to go bare-bottom? They have lots of dumb laws over in Sochi. Maybe a 'dinos must not wear pants' law is also in place. We learned from this morning's Nin...   read

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Wii U bundles in Japan

New Wii U bundles are stuffed with things, only for Japan

Nintendo has listed some new Wii U bundles on its website. The one for consumers in Japan, anyway. The 32gb consoles are slated to come out October 31. In a bit of nice news, you (well, Japanese consumers and intrepid importers) can get eit...   read

Super Luigi U box photo
Super Luigi U box

Behold the glory of the physical version of Super Luigi U

As you have have heard, Nintendo debuted one of their first major DLC campaigns on the Wii U in June in the form of New Super Luigi U, but that version was digital-only, and it required a copy of New Super Mario Bros. U. Well, today in Nort...   read

Super Mario Bros. 3 photo
Super Mario Bros. 3

Next-level art magic: The Super Mario Bros. 3 fresco

Last month, digital artist Mikaël "Orioto" Aguirre made this happen. Now this is happening. Orioto is a classy fellow, and a classy game deserves to be treated like a classy lady. His Super Mario Bros. 3 fresco gives you a snapshot of ...   read

Super Mario Crossover photo
Super Mario Crossover

Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is finally out

Super Mario Crossover, the pixel-for-pixel recreation of Super Mario Bros. that features a selectable cast of NES stars, was all set for the big 3.0 update this past June. It was unfortunately delayed a month, but it is now available for yo...   read

Mario Kart 8 photo
Mario Kart 8

Rumor: Mario Kart 8 drifts onto Wii U in April 2014

After Wii Sports, which had the benefit of being bundled with all non-Japanese Wiis for the longest time, Mario Kart Wii is the best-selling game for Nintendo's white wonder -- it's moved over 34 million units as of this past December. If e...   read

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Newer SMB Wii
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NEWER Super Mario Bros. Wii is available for free

If you are a Wii U owner and possess a copy of New Super Mario Bros. U, you've probably downloaded New Super Luigi U from the eShop already. That, or you are waiting on the limited edition retail release in the coming months. But don't fee...   read

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team photo
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

Luigi the Kaiju in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

Funny thing about the 3DS demo stations at this year's and last year's E3: they were mobile. And I don't mean they were attached to rolling podiums. Nintendo hired a bunch of girls to walk around the floor with 3DS units fastened via bungee...   read

Yoshi's New Island photo
Yoshi's New Island

There's nothing new about Yoshi's New Island

Have you played Yoshi's Island? Have you played Yoshi's Island DS? Yoshi's New Island is just like them. Only with a poop art style. And stiff animation. And giant eggs.   read

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