When Super Mario 3D All-Stars was released on Switch last September, it had several glaring issues: you couldn’t invert the camera controls. Super Mario 64 was still in the 4:3 ratio even though Super Mario Sunshine was expanded to widescreen. A whole game was missing from the collection (Super Mario
It was only a matter of time before Nintendo’s Mario personally got involved in the red-hot battle royale gaming craze, given that the plumber has dabbled in just about every other genre there is. No one expected him to do it in this fashion, however. Mario is going contemporary and
Super Mario Bros turns 35 next month. Mario himself, having debuted in 1981’s Donkey Kong, is closer to 40, but Nintendo has always treated his first original console game appearance like his birthday. They have a LOT planned for this year’s celebration, including the return of the Game and Watch
Next month Nintendo will be partnering with Lego to produce a series of Super Mario-themed playsets. But how can you play Lego Mario without the hardware? Lego thought of that one…today they revealed they’re also releasing a brick version of the NES. The 2,646-piece Lego Nintendo Entertainment System was uncovered
There was no Nintendo Direct today, but we got an out-of-the-blue announcement regardless: there’s a new Paper Mario game coming, and very soon. “Two months” soon. If you’re the paper version of Mario, you have more to worry about than just Bowser. Paper has many natural enemies: fire, wind, water.
If you ever wondered how the melodies of Mario 64 would sound rendered by a big-time jazz band….Hang Onto Your Hat. That’s the title of a new album published by Materia Collective that introduces the world to the Video Game Jazz Orchestra, a Nashville-based group of musicians who plan to
Tokyo, Japan hosts the Olympic Games in 2020…and it happens to be the city in which both Mario and Sonic were created. How could they possibly miss this party? Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 was announced earlier this year, and it’s coming months before the Games
A few years ago, back when Archie Comics hadn’t bungled their Sonic contracts yet, the long-running comic starring the Blur Blur was their best-selling title. Responding to demand, they worked a deal with Capcom to launch a Mega Man comic, and then looked into partnering with Nintendo to do the
Think about the most expensive video game cartridges out there. Stadium Events — because it was recalled. NWC World Championship Gold — because only 27 were handed out as contest prizes. Super Mario Bros? Not likely….”rarity” has to be a factor and that happens to be one of the most
One of the most notable events in 2018, fan-wise, was the sudden surge of support for a completely fabricated and non-canon Nintendo character. Bowsette was the result of a one-off gag in a webcomic that postulated what would happen if Bowser put on the Super Crown, an item in an
Donkey Kong is back pounding girders, and Mario is a carpenter named Jumpman once again! The game that put Nintendo and Miyamoto on the map is finally officially available on Switch, in its original form! No, it’s never truly happened before. Ports of Donkey Kong released for earlier Nintendo systems
Dark Horse’s run of informational Zelda picture-books has become one of their most lucrative ventures — so much so that they’ve announced an expansion into other Nintendo properties. It was revealed today that Mario is getting his first giant heavy tome filled with behind-the-scenes information and amazing character art blowups.