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  • Blog Post: Taking Turns: Mario’s RPG History

    Mario didn’t invent the platformer, but he popularized it and as a result is closely associated with the genre. Mario jumps on and over things, which is why it’s strange to consider how much success he has found in a genre so traditionally divorced from platforming. Super Mario RPG and its... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Learn How The Paper Mario Universe Got Jammed Into The Mario & Luigi Universe

    The Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario universes share a lot in common: They're both RPGs, both humorous, and star Nintendo's iconic plumbers. These two franchise are now overlapping in the latest entry in the series, and we played through the game's first 10 minutes to see exactly how that... More
  • Blog Post: What Are Your Favorite Video Game Characters Saying On Twitter?

    We all love twitter, and it turns out that so do many of your favorite video game stars. Here’s are some of our favorite tweets from our favorite video game tweeters. Up Next: Tweets from Ezio, Master Chief, and Lara Croft. More
  • Blog Post: Here Are Our Review Scores For (Almost) All Of Mario's Core Releases

    Sunday, September 13 marks the 30th anniversary of Super Mario, and in celebration we're looking back on all the scores we've awarded the core Mario games. This list is limited to the main platforming experiences, so you won't the Mario Parties, RPGs, or other offshoots from the series. We... More
  • Blog Post: Why Does Mario Grind Luigi's Shoes? And Other Strange Google Inquiry Results

    Google has a handy feature that prefills your search inquiry based on the most popular questions asked by users. Sometimes it makes searching easier. Sometimes it proves that people have very strange inquiries about their favorite video games characters. As you will find below, a lot of these questions... More
  • Blog Post: Top 25 Wii Games

    Nintendo has ended its seven-year relationship with the Wii, and moved on to its new life with the Wii U, and we've taken this moment to reflect on the console’s best games. With more than 100 million units sold, the Wii had a successful run. Here are the best games the Wii has to offer. For... More
  • Blog Post: Can Luigi Make It On His Own: An Analysis

    Luigi has been the wingman on countless adventures over the past 30 years, but this weekend marks the retail release of the back-up plumber's very own platforming game, New Super Luigi U. Does Mario's lesser half have what it takes to be the star of the show? We examine some newly obtained photographic... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – New Super Luigi U

    The year of Luigi continues with this week's release of New Super Luigi U. Released as both DLC for New Super Mario Bros. U and as an upcoming stand-alone retail game, New Super Luigi U takes the art and world from last year's Wii U title and adds dozens and dozens of new levels. Since the DLC... More
  • Blog Post: Afterwords – Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

    Luigi’s latest ghost-hunting misadventure made for a fantastic 3DS game . The endearing and colorful portable game sparked many conversations in the Game Informer office, and led to several questions. We turned to Nintendo and developer Next Level Games, which worked jointly on Luigi’s Mansion... More
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