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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: 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
  • Blog Post: The Top 10 Games On Wii U

    Since its debut in 2012, the Nintendo Wii U has had its fair share of 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... More
  • Blog Post: E3 2015 Predictions: Nintendo

    E3 is once again upon us. Announcements will be made, and Nintendo will do doubt use the show to outline some of its plans for the future. The anticipation is part of the fun, so we're looking into our crystal ball to predict some of Nintendo's next moves. More Amiibos On The Way This is a no... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion: Enjoy Games More By Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone

    A few weeks ago someone wrote into our podcast saying that they felt like they had reached a gaming rut. I know the feeling. I’ve loved games all my life, but sometimes I don’t always feel like playing anything. Sometimes I have a stack full of games that everyone is raving about, but no... More
  • Blog Post: I Have A Picross Problem

    Picross is a simple little puzzle game from Nintendo that isn’t particularly well-known. It’s not affiliated with a mascot – or at least it hasn’t been since Mario Picross released on Game Boy in 1995 – and it’s not all that much different from Sudoku. It involves... More
  • Blog Post: Future Amiibo Figures We'd Love To See

    With its all-star cast of recognizable characters, the Super Smash Bros. line of Amiibos served as a great introduction to the figures. The nostalgic elements of each character sold the figures for many, and their success has caused demand to be dramatically more than supply in many cases. Earlier this... More
  • Blog Post: Editor's Choice: Best Of Club Nintendo's Final Games

    The announcement that Club Nintendo is closing in July of this year was met with much chagrin. While the death of such a unique loyalty program is lamentable, Nintendo promised to make the Club go out with a bang. With just a few months left in its life, Club Nintendo made the final reward offerings... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Nintendo Crossovers We'd Like To See

    When Nintendo announced Hyrule Warriors, it was met with a healthy dose of skepticism. The idea was one that most fans would never dream of, and seemed out of character for Nintendo to license out one of its biggest properties to another developer. The biggest surprise of all, however, is that Hyrule... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Other Uses For Nintendo’s Amiibo Figures

    Like many of you, I got some Nintendo Amiibos for Christmas this year. Unfortunately, I’m visiting my sister on the east coast and I forgot to bring my Wii U, so I decided to experiment with several other uses for Nintendo’s adorable new figures. 1. Pepperoni Placeholder What’s for... More
  • Blog Post: Other Game Series That Deserve The Theatrhythm Treatment

    Final Fantasy is a huge series with lots of memorable tracks – enough tracks to fill up two rhythm games, as it turns out. It’s not the only series ( and nether is Dragon Quest ), however, full of enough fantastic music to merit its own dedicated rhythm game release. Castlevania Much like... More
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