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  • Blog Post: Ranking Every Game In The Super Mario Series

    With the Super Mario series celebrating its 30th anniversary last month, there was a lot of discussion around the Game Informer office regarding our favorite Mario memories. While several of us have been enjoying creating our own levels in Super Mario Maker , nothing quite compares to a Super Mario game... More
  • Blog Post: Making Mario: A Look Back At The First 30 Years

    Thirty years ago, a small team based in Kyoto, Japan, came together to create a new kind of action game. Drawing inspiration from prior projects, that team released Super Mario Bros. in 1985 – a title that would go on to help console gaming step back from the brink of ruin. Since then, Mario’s... More
  • Blog Post: Lost In Translation: Google Translates Gaming’s Most Memorable Lines

    There is something I’ve been wondering for a long time: What happens when you put some of gaming’s more popular quotes through Google Translate upwards of 14 times and then translate them back to English? A lot of hilarious gibberish. Resident Evil Original phrase: “Jill, here's... More
  • Blog Post: The Top 10 Games On Wii U

    Since its debut in 2012, the Nintendo Wii U has seen both rough seas and smooth sailing. From the third-party developer exodus that occurred shortly after the system hit the market to the outstanding releases that only Nintendo can deliver, the waters of the Wii U can be tricky to navigate. Whether you’re... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo and AlphaDream Talk Mario, RPGs, And More

    Game Informer recently had the chance to chat with both AlphaDream and Nintendo about not only the recently released Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam but about the Mario & Luigi series as a whole, as well as Paper Mario. Akira Otani, the producer of Paper Jam, answered our questions on behalf of Nintendo... More
  • 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: Clash Of The Titans: How Gaming's Iconic Creatures And Bosses Measure Up

    Have you ever wondered how giant creatures and machines from completely different games would look if they stood side by side? We took some of the biggest and most well-known bosses and creatures in video game history and calculated how they would stack up shoulder to shoulder. This chart originally... More
  • Blog Post: Celebrate The NES's 30th Anniversary By Watching Us Play 8-Bit Classics

    Today marks the 30-year anniversary of the Nintendo Entertainment System launching in North America. Nintendo's gray rectangular console was destined to change lives and the industry forever when it hit shelves on October 18, 1985. Since we're getting all wistful and nostalgic, let's capitalize... More
  • Blog Post: Super Replay – Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

    Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island released in North America 20 years ago today, which is the perfect excuse to revisit our full playthrough. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island is one of the most underrated games of all time, especially if you're talking to myself or our video producer... More
  • Blog Post: New Mario Vs. Classic Mario: Which Is Better?

    Today marks the 30th anniversary of Mario, which is a perfect excuse to reshare this video debate about "New" Mario versus classic Mario. We originally published this as part of the coverage for when the Wii U and New Super Mario Bros. U appeared on our cover, which you can explore by clicking... 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: Replay – Super Mario World

    In honor of Mario's 30th anniversary and the release of the sensation Super Mario Maker on Wii U, we take a look back at one of the fat plumber's finest adventures, Super Mario World. This Super Nintendo launch title received a perfect 10 rating from Game Informer, and as you'll soon see... More
  • Blog Post: Seven Game Series Begging For The Super Mario Maker Treatment

    Super Mario Maker captured the imaginations of Nintendo fans at this year's E3. The Nintendo World Championship 2015 highlighted the insane degree of entertainment and unpredictability a creative mind can pack into custom stages. NWC 2015's final challenge was filled with surprising enemies like... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Super Mario Maker's Unlockable Amiibo Costumes

    Super Mario Maker is out today and we're taking a look at the awesome unlockable costumes you can use in the Super Mario Bros. levels you create. These costumes are either unlocked through playing the 100 Mario Challenge mode online, or by scanning in Amiibo figures at the level creation screen.... More
  • Blog Post: Mario's Creators Answer Burning Questions About The Series

    This morning , Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto shared some interesting factoids about the series dispelling some rumors and confirming others. Back in 2012, for our New Super Mario Bros. U issue, we asked Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka a series of similar questions, and decided today, ahead of Mario's... More
  • Blog Post: The Stages We Want Released For Super Smash Bros.

    Nintendo continues to support the latest entry of the beloved Super Smash Bros. series through both free updates and paid downloadable content. To this point, we’ve received some new characters, stages, and Mii costumes, as well as some new community-driven modes and features. In the past, we’ve... 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: The Top 10 Games On 3DS

    The 3DS library may have been a slow burn at first, but in the years since its initial launch, Nintendo has built a strong line-up around its most recent handheld. Though the dual-screen setup is the same as the preceding DS handheld, and the entertainment industry's flirtation with 3D technology... More
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