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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.

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"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.

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"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.

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"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.

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"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.

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"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.

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

- Dark Drakonis see all 18 comments

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.

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"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.

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"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.

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"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.

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"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!

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"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.

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

- SentryDown see all 16 comments

Fils-Aime points to lack of software, late eShop for sluggish 3DS sales

By Steve Watts, Aug 10, 2011 4:00pm PDT

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime talks candidly about the company's expectations for the 3DS, why those fell short, and how the company is working to correct them.

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""Sorry guys, we had no idea people like stuff that uses the internet. Oops!""

- jingletard see all 11 comments

Two more 3DS Ambassador games revealed

By Steve Watts, Aug 02, 2011 7:00pm PDT

3DS Ambassadors program will reportedly receive Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros 3 and Kirby & the Amazing Mirror, according to a Nintendo service rep. If true, this leaves three more GBA games to be revealed.

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