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Mario Strikers Charged US box

Mario Strikers Charged US box

Here's the North American box art for Mario Strikers Charged. Mario Strikers Charged US...... read more

Mario Strikers Charged UK advert

Mario Strikers Charged UK advert

A TV commercial for Mario Strikers Charged has surfaced in the UK. Nintendo managed to rope in some well known football players like Ian Wright (ex-Arsenal) and his son Shaun Wright-Phillips (currently playing for Chelsea and England). Note this advert is aimed at the UK audience and may not translate all that well in other...... read more

Mario Strikers online interface

Mario Strikers online interface

Some pictures have been leaked of the Mario Strikers Charged online user interface. Judging by the screens, the game will feature friend codes. Enter a friend code. Just before a match...... read more

Mario Strikers wi-fi based on region

Mario Strikers wi-fi based on region

In a recent interview Mike Inglehart of Next Level games spoke about Mario Strikers Charged and its online component. "This game is about multiplayer and that's been our focus from the beginning. Wi-fi in Mario Strikers Charged is region specific so we can ensure a quality gameplay experience. The game is very twitch based and reactive, so it's important for us to keep lag to a minimum". Some are up in arms...... read more

Mario Strikers Charged euro boxart

Mario Strikers Charged euro boxart

The PAL box art for Mario Strikers Charged has been revealed. Behold! Mario Strikers Charged cover...... read more

Mario Strikers Charged footage

Mario Strikers Charged footage

A video showing gameplay footage of the upcoming Mario Strikers Charged has surfaced. The game's shaping up well and promises to be a treat, I still hope Pro Evo makes it onto Wii...... read more

Super Mario Odyssey trailer

Super Mario Odyssey trailer

It's an exciting time to be a Nintendo fan! On March 3rd, 2017 Big N will do a worldwide release of their new machine: Switch - so called because it switches between being a home console and something you can take on the move. A number of games have already been announced, but here's a look at Super Mario Odyssey: How do you like...... read more

Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2...OH YEAAAAH!

Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2...OH YEAAAAH!

Third year university students across my homeland of the UK are getting ready to hand in their dissertations to complete a long and hard working 3 years to hopefully graduate in a few months time. I'm one of those, and I have hit a stumbling block in my studies...MK8 DLC. I've waited months for the Animal Crossing DLC pack to be released, along with the recently announced 200CC difficulty, and there is no way I can...... read more

Gold Mario Amiibo is a Wal-Mart Exclusive

Gold Mario Amiibo is a Wal-Mart Exclusive

amiibo fans won't be happy to hear it, but the upcoming Gold Mario amiibo has been confirmed as another retailer exclusive. It joins Meta Knight as an amiibo that is only available at Wal-Mart stores. The gold Mario is the first amiibo of the new Super Mario Bros. line to be a retailer exclusive, while three amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. line, Rosalina & Luma, Meta Knight, and Shulk, were exclusive at Target,...... read more

Cancelled Mario Game Unearthed

Cancelled Mario Game Unearthed

The nice folks over at Unseen64 were able to dig up concept art and footage of a cancelled Mario volleyball/wrestling hybrid game. The game, titled Super Mario Spikers, was planned for release on the Wii, and was being developed by Next Level Games (the masterminds of the Mario Strikers series). According to the report, the game started off simply as Mario Volleyball. As development on the game progressed,...... read more
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Nintendo Says Mario Maker Won't Hurt Mario Sales

Nintendo Says Mario Maker Won't Hurt Mario Sales

While there were many great games at Nintendo's E3 showing, the most unique and exciting one to me was Mario Maker. The upcoming game gives players the ability to build their own Mario levels. However, one has to wonder will this impact the sales of current and future Mario games? Mario Maker producer Takashi Tezuka feels quite confident that sales will see no negative impact from the future release. His...... read more

Top 5 Mario Games

Top 5 Mario Games

University final resits are... very, very time consuming. On that note: Top 5's? To hitch a ride on the website bandwagon, Mario has been in my life since I was three years old and Super Mario Bros. was the first game I ever played. Mario has literally, in some way or another, changed my life and my relationship with video games... and surprisingly still, nostalgia plays no part in how I reflect on the series....... read more

Splatoon Was Nearly a Mario Game

Splatoon Was Nearly a Mario Game

One of Nintendo's pleasant surprises at this year's E3 was Splatoon. The game takes the squad-based shooter template and puts a Nintendo spin on it. It's also a breath of fresh air in that it's a new IP (something Nintendo desperately needs). However, the game was nearly a Mario spin-off. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine, Shigeru Miyamoto said: There were heated debates over who the main player...... read more

Mario Kart 8 DLC adds Link, Animal Crossing and More

Mario Kart 8 DLC adds Link, Animal Crossing and More

Mario Kart 8 is receiving some great additions thanks to DLC (downloadable content) that will be available in two parts. The first DLC, available in November, will add Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach and Hyrule's very own hero, Link, to the game. The second, scheduled to be released May 2015, will have an Animal Crossing Villager, Isabelle from Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and the skeletal Dry Bowser. Each bundle of...... read more

Mario Kart can reduce stress?

Mario Kart can reduce stress?

A study published in Computers in Human Behavior has shown that a group of 48 subjects decreased their levels of stress after playing Mario Kart, having first performing a Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test (PASAT) in order to stress the applicants out. Operating on the theory of self determination, researchers observed the applicants and observed how they felt after being tested while monitoring their...... read more

My Top Five Mario Games

My Top Five Mario Games

Is there a bigger more well-known gaming mascot than Mario? The guy is the face of an entire generation of gaming. He has been in hundreds of video games and this got me thinking. What are my top five favourite Mario games? Well, here they are. One rule, I will only include games where Mario is the main focus, so games like Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros are out. Also, keep in mind that if I haven't played the...... read more

Mario Kart 8 update brings three new cars

Mario Kart 8 update brings three new cars

August 27th will bring with it a new update to Mario Kart 8. The download is set to include a number of new features and three Mercedes cars to choose from: Mercedes-Benz GLA 300 SL Roadster (1950s era) Silver Arrow (1930s era) To go along with this, Nintendo are also organizing a global tournament called the "Mercedes Cup". As for tweaks to the nuts and bolts of the game, here's a...... read more

Super Mario Bros. speed record beaten

Super Mario Bros. speed record beaten

Many of us think we're pretty good at platform games, but the speedrunners of this world take that to a whole other level. One such speed demon called Blubbler has taken on Super Mario Bros and beaten it in just 4:57.69, edging out the previous record of 4:58.09. Video evidence below! The iconic Super Mario Bros. is now almost 30 years old. Time...... read more

Mario Kart 8 DLC Confirmed for North America

Mario Kart 8 DLC Confirmed for North America

For a while we have known that Japan was going to get a Mercedes-themed DLC for Mario Kart 8, but today we received a confirmation via Nintendo's Twitter accounts that this DLC will be coming to North America, as well. The DLC will include a "GLA-class kart," which is based on the Mercedes Benz GLA-class SUV. All we know for a release date is that it will come "this summer," as stated in the tweet, but hopefully...... read more

Mario Kart 8 is coming to McDonalds

Mario Kart 8 is coming to McDonalds

The next set of figures confirmed for the McDonalds happy meals will be some very familiar faces. Mario and the gang will be driving their way into Happy Meals a little later this summer and you'll be able to collect Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Peach, Donkey Kong, and Yoshi as well as a red Mario cap that comes with each toy. Be on the look out for these collectible figures based on Mario Kart 8 later in the next...... read more

Mario Maker confirmed by Nintendo!

Mario Maker confirmed by Nintendo!

During today's Nintendo E3 direct presentation we saw a lot, and earlier this week, an image hit the web that had everyone talking about a new Mario title and it looks like the rumors were true. Mario Maker, confirmed for the Wii U, will allow players to change and create portions of their own Mario levels. The GamePad and the stylus will be used in order to avoid obstacles as you maneuver your way to the...... read more

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