Super Mario Series News


Nintendo defends rapid release of new Mario games

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 27, 2013 11:30am PDT

Mario games used to be big events. Six years separated Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. Four years separated Gamecube's lone Mario game with New Super Mario Bros for Wii. And now, we're on track to have three Mario games in two years. Has Nintendo diluted the brand?


"Right? I'll always go back to Nintendo no matter what. Sure they use the same damn characters ..."

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For casual players, Nabbit steals the show in New Super Luigi U

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 26, 2013 11:00am PDT

New Super Luigi U's Nabbit promised to make Mario platforming a little easier for casual players. Let's put that theory to the test.


"When I was 6 years old I had to learn Mario the hard way. That is the only way to learn. Still, ..."

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New Super Luigi U Japanese trailer highlights differences

By Steve Watts, May 31, 2013 12:30pm PDT

A new trailer for New Super Luigi U shows off some of the differences Luigi's DLC will have from the main game starring his brother.


"The graphics style is still very cheap looking, and doesn't have a special quality feel to it, ..."

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New Super Luigi U coming as $20 DLC in June, or as $30 retail disc

By Steve Watts, May 17, 2013 8:00am PDT

New Super Mario Bros U's Luigi-centric DLC is coming on June 20 for $19.99, and as a packaged retail product on August 25 for $29.99.


"I'm interested (loved NSMB-U), but I'm still going to wait for reviews."

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New Super Mario Bros U getting large-scale Luigi DLC

By Steve Watts, Feb 14, 2013 6:40am PST

Nintendo will be releasing "New Super Luigi U" DLC for New Super Mario Bros U later this year, which changes all the stages.


"To be fair, I don't understand why they don't just let you save after every level regularly, or ..."

- one random winner see all 10 comments

New Super Mario and Mario Kart announced for Wii U

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 23, 2013 7:20am PST

You'll never guess what, right. Nintendo is making a new Super Mario game and a new Mario Kart game. Cross my heart! I can't give you any useful details about either, okay, but I swear it's true, Nintendo really is making more games in those long, long, long-running series. ...


"I stand by the theory that your first Mario Kart will always be your favorite and best in your ..."

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New Super Mario Bros 2 gets final DLC course packs

By Steve Watts, Dec 21, 2012 12:00pm PST

The two final course packs for New Super Mario Bros 2 have been released: the Mystery Adventures pack and the Impossible pack. Each costs $2.50 and adds three courses.


"What LizardDude said. Also, if nothing else, get the Nerve Wrack Pack. Trust me."

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New Super Mario Bros 2 releases free 'Gold Classics' pack

By Steve Watts, Nov 27, 2012 11:30am PST

Nintendo is releasing a free "Gold Classics" pack for New Super Mario Bros 2, with courses inspired by elder Mario titles. It will cost $2.50 after February 1, 2013.


"That's kinda cool in a nostalgic way (and of course, just over the Christmas season it's free, ..."

- one random winner see all 6 comments

New Super Mario Bros U getting new courses as DLC

By Steve Watts, Nov 16, 2012 7:30am PST

Nintendo has confirmed that it is planning to release additional courses for New Super Mario Bros U as DLC, but hasn't started work on them yet.


"The games take time to load--more or less depending on the console being emulated. NES games ..."

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New Super Mario Bros U review: a must-have

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 15, 2012 10:00am PST

Combining the best elements of Mario 3 with the best elements of Mario World, all while adding its own unique flavor, New Super Mario Bros U is easily a must-have for the Wii U early adopter.


"The waggle on galaxy sucked. I'd prefer a controller. Never played the others. "

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Shack PSA: 3DS first-party hits out now download

By Steve Watts, Oct 18, 2012 4:00pm PDT

Nintendo has put up some of its first-party 3DS titles on the eShop today, as it continues its efforts to offer select parts of the library as digital downloads.


"yeah absolutely. nintendo (all of the console makers, actually) should really have a more active ..."

- Mr.SEX see all 7 comments

New Super Mario Bros 2 DLC begins October 4th, $2.50 each

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 02, 2012 8:15am PDT

In two days, Nintendo will release three DLC packs for New Super Mario Bros 2. Each pack contains three new courses to play in Coin Rush mode, and each will cost $2.50.


"lol does this mark the first time nintendo has released DLC for their major properties, like ..."

- deathofrats see all 3 comments

New Super Mario Bros 2 developers address gold obsession

By Steve Watts, Jul 24, 2012 12:30pm PDT

The New Super Mario Bros 2 team talks about how the focus on coin-collecting came into play, and the troubles it faced making it work as a concept.


"I think I would specifically avoid this game because the constant clink of the coin noise would ..."

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Nintendo eShop hosting Mario sale to promote NSMB2

By Steve Watts, Jul 24, 2012 9:00am PDT

Nintendo is offering a series of Mario games on sale in the eShop for a month leading up to the launch of New Super Mario Bros 2.


"Yeah, the Wii (U) games are part of a different line. It's kind of confusing. They should have ..."

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Nintendo offering incentive for digital download of NSMB2

By Steve Watts, Jul 20, 2012 3:00pm PDT

Nintendo is pushing its new digital downloads initiative, by offering a Club Nintendo bonus for buying the digital version of New Super Mario Bros 2 instead of the retail version.


"Have they even discussed how their store front is going to work? The problem with my Wii is ..."

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