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  • Blog Post: Speedrunners Break Super Mario World, Pokémon In Insane Ways

    A quick glance at the image above doesn't yield anything too impressive. It looks like a bunch of guys who are way too excited about streaming Super Mario Bros. When you watch the video leading up to the action, it suddenly makes sense why everyone looks so stoked to see Mario sprinting toward that... More
  • Blog Post: They Actually Did 'The Mario' On Dancing With The Stars

    On last night’s episode of Dancing with the Stars , professional dancer Mark Ballas and Duck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson danced a freestyle inspired by none other than the plumber brothers. The result was a lot less cringe-worthy than you might expect. Ballas jumped in Mario’s shoes while... More
  • Blog Post: Create Your Own Pixel-Art Mario From Wood

    Some of the best pieces of video game art is the stuff you can make yourself. An Imgur user was nice enough to provide step-by-step instructions for making a pixel-art wooden Mario . The project requires some basic wood working equipment and minor know-how, but should be easier to do. The creator took... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] New Record Set For Lowest-Scoring Super Mario Bros. Run

    Update: YouTube user NotEntirelySure has shaved a full 100 points off his previous mark, completing Super Mario Bros. with only 500 points. As you can see below, it's a pretty impressive performance, even if NotEntirelySure was disappointed that he died once while doing it. He now maintains that... More
  • Blog Post: Light Up Your Lair With This Curious Cube

    They won’t give you coins or mushrooms, but 8-Bit Lit’s Question Block Lamps will light up a room. 8-Bit Lit cofounders Adam Ellsworth and Brian Duxbury delighted their friends and family with their first lamp, and made waves when they listed it on Etsy in 2012. Now, thanks to a successful... More
  • Blog Post: Mario 3 Coming To Japan's 3DS Store

    The new year is kicking off in style with news that the NES classic Super Mario Bros. 3 is coming to the 3DS store January 1. That is, it's coming to the Japanese store that day. The game will cost a cool 500 yen, which is about $5.80. That's a small price to pay for what's one of the best... More
  • Blog Post: Prepare For The Wii U With Our Coverage Hub

    The Wii U and New Super Mario Bros. U both launch tomorrow, which means now is the perfect time to revisit our coverage from our October issue. We've got video coverage from Nintendo Land and Super Mario Bros. U, features covering other upcoming games, and discussions of our own personal history... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 8/3/12

    This weekend, we're becoming Keyblade masters, high-jumping plumbers, and pro-football players. We'll also probably get around to doing our laundry and other boring things. Kyle Hilliard : I’ve been slowly making my way through Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. I wish I could fast... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Registers Super Mario 4 Domain

    Nintendo has registered a new Internet domain. Does this mean a new Mario project is in the works? The company registered the domain supermario4.com on April 3. Right now, the page is not active, and links back to the region select screen of Nintendo's main page. It's possible that this registration... More
  • Blog Post: Teenage Mutant Ninja Troopas T-Shirts

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Super Mario Bros. were two of the most psyche defining properties of our childhood, so it only seems right that they come together in one shirt. TeeFury recently started selling a Teenage Mutant Ninja Troopas T-shirt featuring TMNTish versions of some of Mario’s... More
  • Blog Post: Mario’s Agent Is A Piece Of Work

    The world might be little different if Mario’s agent wasn’t such a sleaze. Behold the untold tale of Super Mario Bros. Why did Jumpman change his name to Mario? What ever happened to his girlfriend Pauline? What does Luigi really sound like? All of these questions, and more, are answered... More
  • Blog Post: Hilarious Modern Sound Remix Of Super Mario Bros.

    The following is a disturbing – though humorous – example of what Super Mario Bros. would have sounded like if it featured a more modern effects design. This version takes some of the charm away from the ‘80s classic, although you do get an impression for how Mario’s brutal journey... More
  • Blog Post: Luigi Has It Rough In The Plumber Trailer

    We’ve seen plenty of fan-made trailers for gritty versions of a Super Mario Bros movie, but the gimmick never gets old. Step into our theater and take a seat. It’s free, and you’re always welcome. This Super Mario Bros tribute comes from CaptainHippo , who envisions Luigi as a building... More
  • Blog Post: Miyamoto Working On A New Super Mario Bros. For 3DS

    We've heard about a lot of first-party titles coming for Nintendo's new 3DS handheld, including a few N64 remakes and a new Paper Mario, but we had yet to hear about a proper mainline Mario game for the new handheld. No worries, folks. According to Miyamoto, it's on the way. In a newly-posted... More
  • Blog Post: Miyamoto And Friends Evaluate Fan-Made Mario Flipnotes

    To celebrate Mario’s recent 25th anniversary, Nintendo held a contest asking users of the DSi’s Mario Flipnote to make special cartoons. The creators of Super Mario Bros. watched and critiqued the best of the best, offering unique commentary on some pretty adorable Mario toons. Mario creators... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Bros. And Grand Theft Auto Make A Better Combo Than You'd Think

    I go back and forth on machinima -- narrative videos made using an existing game's engine. It can be fun seeing a favorite game warped into a story-telling tool, but it's also hard to do in a way that doesn't come off as goofy. The video, which places the characters of the beloved Super Mario... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer Receives Super Mario All-Stars And A Letter From The Princess

    Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition will be available for Mario fanatics in North America to pick up this Sunday, December 12, but Nintendo was kind enough to send GI an early copy along with some unexpected bonuses. Check out all of the unboxing pictures below. Here's the full contents... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Moves 1.5 Million Hardware Units Black Friday Week

    Surprisingly, Black Friday sales have evidenced that there are still a handful of people in the U.S. who don’t own a Nintendo DS or Wii. And when we say a handful, we mean 1.5 million people. According to internal estimates, Nintendo sold 900,000 DS units and 600,000 Wii units the week of November... More
  • Blog Post: A New Challenger Has Arrived In Mario Bros. Crossover

    Fans of the Flash game Super Mario Bros. Crossover will have a new character to play with later this month. The tank from Blaster Master, Sophia the Third, will be joining other recognizable characters such as Simon Belmont, Mega-Man, and Link in this completely unauthorized mashup. As you can see from... More
  • Blog Post: Miyamoto's Favorite Mario Game Is...

    Hold onto your hats and get those pitchforks ready. Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed his favorite Mario game. Speaking in an interview with USA Today , Miyamoto readily admitted that his favorite game in the much-loved series is Super Mario World, the first Mario title developed for the SNES... More
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