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  • Blog Post: First 4 Figures Wags Tanooki Mario's Tail

    Since Nintendo resurrected Tanooki Mario in Super Mario Bros. 3D Land, it hasn't been able to keep the plumber from flying all over the place. Most recently, Nintendo's mascot has landed safely on the design desk of statue manufacturer First 4 Figures. First 4 Figures' Tanooki Mario looks... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo's New 3DS Bundle

    The Wii U isn't the only hardware that Nintendo is offering this month. The company has just announced a 3DS bundle with Super Mario 3D Land pre-installed on the handheld. The 3DS is Flame Red, and comes at a suggested retail price of $169.99 starting on Black Friday, November 23. For more on Super... More
  • Blog Post: Someone Ripped Off Super Mario 3D Land

    The Apple App store is known for its blatant clones of other popular games. This time we have someone making a sad attempt to rip off Nintendo's Super Mario 3D Land. 3D Cartoon Land: Safari is described as an "unique game" that requires you to "quickly jump over obstacles and collect... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 7/27/12

    We here at GI are honoring the opening of the 2012 Olympics with our own individual gamer Olympics. Josh Straub : In addition to going to see The Dark Knight Rises I will also be revisiting some of last year's greatest hits: Star Fox 64 3D, Twisted Metal, and Uncharted 3. Oh and I'll also be... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario 3D Land Director Talks Sequel Possibilities And More

    We got a chance to sit down with the director of Super Mario 3D Land, Koichi Hayashida. The expressive, charismatic Nintendo developer worked as the main programmer of Super Mario Sunshine and directed Super Mario Galaxy 2 and several other games at the company. During our interview, we spoke with him... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Aimed To Make Japan Smile With Super Mario 3D Land

    During his presentation at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, Super Mario 3D Land director Koichi Hayashida reflected on the earthquake and subsequent disasters that plagued Japan last year. The Mario director took a somber moment during his otherwise upbeat talk to touch on... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario 3D Land Sells 5M, Skyward Sword 3.4M

    Nintendo has released global sales figures for its million-selling titles released so far on the Wii, DS, and 3DS systems. Super Mario 3D Land sold 5.03 million units so far through Nintendo's 2012 fiscal year. Super Mario 3D Land is the best-selling 3DS title so far in front of Mario Kart 7, which... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario 3D Land Videos Reveal Warp Zones, Infinite 1UPs, And Other Tricks

    Super Mario 3D Land has been out for a while now, but as with any good Mario game, Nintendo has littered it with tricks and secrets that are still being uncovered. In a new series of videos, the publisher shows off some of these hidden bits. So far Nintendo has released two in what they're calling... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Kart And 3D Land Officially Million Sellers

    Famitsu and Enterbrain are reporting strong sales numbers for all things 3DS over the holiday season. Both Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land have now each sold over a 1 million copies and the 3DS has now sold over 4 million units. The 3DS had a rough start with a premature price drop and sub-par launch... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 12/02/11

    We're all still recovering from the long Thanksgiving weekend and preparing for the fresh blast of cold weather in Minnesota, which means plenty of lazy time bundled up inside this weekend to play games. Here's what we'll be tackling this weekend: Tim Turi: I’ve had it about up to here... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Wins Big On Black Friday

    Nintendo hit a home run over the holidays. The company annouced massive sales for its major software releases. In the United States alone, Super Mario 3D Land sold more than 500,000 units since launching on November 11, making it the "fastest-selling portable Mario game" in Nintendo's history... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Unveils 3DS Holiday Bundles

    Nintendo is going after Black Friday dollars with both guns blazing with Mario and Zelda 3DS bundles. Nintendo is smartly packing its first must-have 3DS title, Super Mario 3D Land, in with a Flame Red 3DS. Zelda fans who haven't already bought a 3DS for Ocarina of Time 3D will also be able to pick... More
  • Blog Post: PETA Blasts Nintendo For Tanooki Suit

    They may be late to the party, but animal activist group PETA is turning its sights to Mario for his raccoon fur-loving ways. Hot off the heels of Super Mario 3D Land's release in North America, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is blasting Nintendo for its famed plumber donning a raccoon... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario 3D Land And Jon Bon Jovi Take Over Times Square

    See that nice family of raccoon-children and their father about to be set upon by a cult of angry overall enthusiasts above? That's not just an freakish family outing gone wrong! It's Jon Bon Jovi, and he's in Times Square with his children to celebrate the release of Super Mario 3D Land... More
  • Blog Post: Review Round-Up: Skyrim, Modern Warfare 3, Zelda, More

    We've officially reached the peak of the crazy 2011 video game holiday season, with the biggest week of the year for both releases and reviews. There was a lot to read, and it's likely you missed some of it, so here's a round-up of all of the new reviews that Game Informer put up this week... More
  • Blog Post: New 3D Land Trailer Shows Off Boomerang Mario Suit And StreetPass

    Mario might be one of the oldest video game icons, but the little guy never seems to run out of new tricks. In this new video we get a look at the new Boomerang Mario suit, plus some interesting 3DS StreetPass functionality. It should be no surprise that this new Mario game looks great -- the plumber's... More
  • Blog Post: Wanna See A New Super Mario 3D Land Suit?

    Nintendo just released over 70 new screens and a trailer , but none of that showed off Mario's unannounced suit. Gaze upon it if you dare. Nintendo World Report managed to grab an image of the new boomerang suit, which it says was unintentionally leaked. Without Nintendo's official confirmation... More
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