Mario Series News


Mario makes an appearance at Rio Olympics closing ceremonies

By John Keefer, Aug 22, 2016 7:26am PDT

Rio hands off the 2020 Olympics to Tokyo, Japan.


"It takes 10+ years to really change medal counts. China showcased this. Even if Japan gets the ..."

- johnhead see all 8 comments

Civil War: Video Games Edition

By Cassidee Moser, May 06, 2016 1:30pm PDT

In honor of Marvel's grand super fight event, let's imagine if a similar situation caused a rift within key video game franchises. 


E3 2015: Super Mario Maker promises all the Mario, forever

By Steve Watts, Jun 18, 2015 8:30am PDT

Super Mario Maker has the tools and intuitive interface in place to produce an endless stream of fresh Mario platforming. Yes, please.


"Yeah, I thought about the SMB3 world, but Mario Maker lets you apply that idea to Mario 1 and ..."

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Super Mario 64 influenced by Croc prototype, claims Argonaut founder

By Steve Watts, Jul 10, 2013 12:00pm PDT

Argonaut founder Jez San says that as part of its deal with Nintendo, it prototyped a 3D platforming game that influenced the creation of Super Mario 64. Argonaut went on to make the prototype into Croc: Legend of the Gobbos.


"Makes me wonder if that's why the DS port of the game starts off with Yoshi"

- asianwaste see all 2 comments

Nintendo E3 'Experience' includes Mario 3D World and Mario Kart 8

By Steve Watts, Jun 11, 2013 8:10am PDT

Nintendo has announced the four games playable at its "Experience" project: Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD.


"I'm definitely going to see if 3D world won't be a total let down since I was expecting a new ..."

- EnhancedInterrogator see all 10 comments

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team coming August 11

By Steve Watts, Apr 17, 2013 7:10am PDT

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team is coming to the 3DS on August 11, Nintendo announced today.


"Yeah, Nintendo has so many crazy awesome games in their past to pull from. I'm excited for this."

- EnhancedInterrogator see all 8 comments

New Super Mario Bros 2 review: a cash-in

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 17, 2012 11:30am PDT

New Super Mario Bros 2 fails to live up to its name; it brings nothing new to the table. By failing to innovate, NSMB2 is easily the stalest game in the mainline Mario franchise.


"I think we're one more game shy of World, here's hoping though :D"

- one random winner see all 9 comments

3DS and Wii U retail games to be downloadable, beginning with New Super Mario Bros. 2

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 26, 2012 10:30pm PDT

As expected, Nintendo plans on selling retail games digitally through the Nintendo Network. The first first-party game to be available at both retail and on the eShop will be New Super Mario Bros. 2.


"People would lose their shit if Steam did that. Is account security that much harder on a console?"

- Topsiderover see all 41 comments

New Super Mario Bros 2 coming to 3DS in August

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 20, 2012 9:00pm PDT

Nintendo has unveiled the identity of its secret 2D Mario game for 3DS. It's New Super Mario Bros 2.


"they say that with every Nintendo system.... then only the first set of games are good... then a ..."

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Mario for Wii U to be shown at E3 later this year

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 16, 2012 9:15am PDT

Forgive us for not being surprised when Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that a new Super Mario game will be headed to the company's next home console, the Wii U.


"On the other hand - i don't really like the haters and uncreative 3rd party games to be ruining ..."

- RuskiSnajper see all 78 comments

Super Mario 4 domain registered by Nintendo

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 12, 2012 4:00pm PDT

Although Super Mario 3D Land came out just months ago, it appears Nintendo may be readying to announce (and promote) a brand new Mario game.


"I want a New Super Mario based off of Mario 3 and Super Mario World"

- dumb. see all 18 comments

New Super Mario Bros. game coming to 3DS 'next fiscal year'

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 27, 2012 6:30am PST

"There will be more and more highly-anticipated titles for the Nintendo 3DS," Nintendo president Satoru Iwata promised. One of them is a brand new 2D Mario game.


"I think the biggest challenge would be developing new gameplay ideas to make each new title feel ..."

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Black Wii 'Holiday Bundle' coming October 23, removes GameCube support

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 11, 2011 7:00am PDT

A new Wii "Holiday Bundle" is hitting retail stores on October 23rd. The bundle includes a black Wii system, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and an "exclusive" music CD featuring tunes from Super Mario Galaxy. It also drops backwards compatibility.


"There gonna put GC on the VC now for the WiiU that's almost a given."

- Mysssss see all 2 comments

Mario Kart 7 & Super Mario 3D Land dated

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 13, 2011 6:15am PDT

Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 for Nintendo 3DS get dated for North America. Also, new gameplay trailers!


"I certainly will play both of these games sooner or later, but I'll probably wait for official ..."

- Zek see all 6 comments

Nintendo adds four more value-priced 'Selects'

By Steve Watts, Aug 16, 2011 9:00am PDT

Nintendo has added four more games to its Wii $20 Selects line: Super Mario Galaxy, Super Paper Mario, Mario Strikers Charged, and Punch-Out.


"I personally think the best use Nintendo found for Luigi is the entire Mario & Luigi series."

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