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  • Blog Post: Is Box Boy! One Of The Top 50 Games Of 2015?

    Box Boy! might be one of the most overlooked games of the year. A simple black and white aesthetic belies the game's more complicated puzzles. Developed by HAL Laboratory – the same studio that has brought us games like Kirby and Super Smash Bros., Box Boy! is a puzzle game about a young box... More
  • Blog Post: Is Puzzle & Dragons Z / Super Mario Bros. Edition One Of The Top Games Of 2015?

    Every year, Game Informer breaks down the best releases with its annual Top 50 list. It’s a group effort, which includes long meetings, heated discussions, and possibly the best homework assignments you could possibly ask for. There’s only so much time to go around, however, and sometimes... More
  • Blog Post: Yoshi’s Woolly World's Burning Questions

    Yoshi’s Woolly World is a pleasant experience, but more than a little weird when you really think about it. Among other oddities, it stars a yarn Yoshi gobbling up yarn enemies, then pooping them out as yarn balls to toss at more yarn enemies. After conducting our Afterwords interview with coordinator... More
  • Blog Post: Afterwords –Yoshi's Woolly World

    Since releasing in the U.S. one month ago, Yoshi’s Woolly World has enjoyed a generally warm reception, with our own Kyle Hilliard declaring it the green dino's best outing since the original Yoshi's Island . Combining Yoshi’s egg-throwing gameplay with the charming yarn aesthetic... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Xenoblade Chronicles X

    I’ve been exploring Monolith Soft’s upcoming Wii U game, Xenoblade Chronicles X, and trying to wrap my head around its many interlocking upgrade and progression systems. In this episode of Test Chamber, Joe Juba and I sit down to discuss the game’s complicated structure, its battle... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Earthworm Jim 3D

    A critical and commercial success on the Genesis and SNES, the original Earthworm Jim seemed to usher in a series with years of longevity. But with landmark icons like Sonic and Mario shifting from 2D side-scrollers to 3D in the late '90s, the beloved space-faring worm was thrown into the third dimension... More
  • Blog Post: Learn All About Yo-Kai Watch From Level-5 President Akihiro Hino

    Tomorrow marks the debut of Yo-kai Watch in North America (you can read our review here ). The franchise has already caused a stir in Japan, becoming a worthy rival to Pokémon. It has spawned a television show, manga, films, and toys, but will it cause the same fanfare Stateside? We spoke with... More
  • Blog Post: How To Recreate The Best Cut Stages In Super Smash Bros. Wii U

    The latest installment in the Smash Bros. series is a fantastic game, as I mentioned in my review , but longtime fans may notice a few things missing. Specifically, several stages that have been around since the early days are now gone. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has more than plenty of battlegrounds... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo’s Best-Selling Wii U And 3DS Titles As Of September 30, 2015

    Nintendo has once again updated its best-selling games on Wii U and 3DS. With new entrants on the systems, including Super Mario Maker and Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer, the list is shaken up a bit. We’ve included all the relevant information, including change in sales and placement on the... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden

    A new Dragon Ball Z game released this week for 3DS, so Game Informer's biggest Dragon Ball fans decided to take it for a spin. Join myself and Ben Hanson as we try out the game's alternate story mode, play as a wide variety of characters, and bring non-fighters like Chi Chi and Oolong into the... More
  • Blog Post: Play Super Mario Maker Levels Created By The Game Informer Editors

    The Game Informer editorial staff has been playing a ton of Super Mario Maker since it launched on September 11. While we've been posting our codes on our social media accounts, we wanted to give our community a single place they could go to find our levels. To search for these courses, you must... 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: 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: Watch Us Play A Bunch Of Super Mario Maker Levels Designed By Our Community

    Last week , we put out a call for your Super Mario Maker levels. Today we played a whole bunch of them. The story where we asked our community to send us their levels generated more than 100 comments with level codes, so unfortunately, we were not able to play them all. During the extended video below... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario Maker Directors Give Five Tips To Make Your Levels Better

    Super Mario Maker gives you all the tools you need to design, test, play, and share the Super Mario levels of your dreams. While many Wii U owners have already jumped in, publishing a ton of levels since its launch on September 11, most Super Mario Maker players went into the experience with no prior... 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
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