Nintendo recently promised all three N64 installments of Mario Party would be added to Nintendo Switch Online at some point. Guess that point is now…or two weeks from now. The first two games in the series will join the library on the same day, November 2. The third is still on the way.
Chris Pratt’s debut as Mario is like a beast that has been unleashed on the first trailer. For years Fans grow up listening to Charles Martinet as Mario’s voice actor. He have a think Italian accent and has the iconic cartoonish voice. Chris Pratt’s Mario sounded like Chris Pratt sounded like Star-Lord and Owen Grady. To make it simple he sounded like Chris Himself. He didn’t try to sound like Charles Martinet because I guess it is Production’s decision.
Super Mario 64 has a great soundtrack — the Dire Dire Docks track is one of this reporter’s personal favorite video game melodies. Given how chill most of the tracks are, it would be no stretch to deliberately cover them in the LoFi genre. Music Label Curaga Records has done just that with their new Mario 64-based album, brought to us by artist 88bit and Save Point.
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 Galaxy 2). And you couldn’t play Mario Sunshine with a Gamecube controller even though an adapter exists for that.
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 back in time at once with Super Mario Bros 35.
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 brand.
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.
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 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 cover a wide variety of video games in the old-timey jazz style. They’re starting with Mario 64.
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 begin. So what do you need to know?
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 same with Mario.
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 common video game carts on the planet, especially when paired with Duck Hunt.