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  • Blog Post: [Update] Incredibly Rare Game In Terrible Shape Sells For Nearly $100,000 On eBay

    Update: The auction has expired and the game has sold for a hefty price. The final selling price of the game was just short of the $100,000 mark with the bidding ending at $99,902.00 . Original story: In the early nineties, Nintendo held a touring contest for players to compete for high scores in games... 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: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles And Super Mario Bros. Together In Clever Mashup Video

    James Farr has combined two of the 80s best properties, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Super Mario Bros., in a new video celebrating both. It's not often that we see Mario as the bad guy, but it's more than appropriate this time out. Keep your eye out for some clever references, including a... More
  • Blog Post: 974 Super Mario Bros. Attempts Combined Into One Video

    Website StabYourself.net recorded more than 1,000 runs at a Super Mario Bros. level during Gamescom, and it combined 974 of those attempts into one video. It's an impressive spectacle that recalls all those hours dying over and over in Super Meat Boy, a game heavily inspired by Super Mario. It has... More
  • Blog Post: European Wii U Virtual Console Video Teases Upcoming Releases

    A trailer released on Nintendo's European YouTube channel is teasing a number of upcoming Wii U Virtual Console releases, including A Link to the Past, Street Fighter, and others. You can check out the full trailer below, but it looks like The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past, Pac-Man, Street Fighter... More
  • Blog Post: Free New Super Mario Bros. 2 DLC Features Classic Levels

    New Super Mario Bros. 2 players have cumulatively collected over 300 billion coins, and to celebrate Nintendo has released free DLC for the game that features classic levels from the original Super Mario Bros., and Super Mario Bros. 3. The DLC is available immediately and includes recreations of the... More
  • Blog Post: What Super Mario Bros. Would Look Like On The Atari 2600

    For some reason or another, it's fun to see what a video game would look like running on an older console than it was developed for. Here, Atari Age forum poster Sprybug re-created World 1-1 of the original Super Mario Bros. for the NES in Atari 2600 graphics. Sprybug says he hopes to re-create 16... More
  • Blog Post: New Kickstarter Campaign Raises Funds To Create Mario Level Out Of LEGOs

    Zachary Pollock needs your help. He's a LEGO builder who has been inspired to recreate Super Mario Bros. first level entirely out of bricks. To complete this task he will need $26,400 to purchase 780,000 LEGO studs. He's using one LEGO brick per pixel. When the model is finished, it will be six... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario Bros. Wii U At E3

    Update : A Nintendo of America spokesperson clarified Miyamoto's comments saying the new game is based off of last year's tech demo . Below is the company's statement sent to Game Informer: In a recent interview, Mr. Miyamoto confirmed that a new Super Mario Bros. game for the Wii U system... More
  • Blog Post: New Indie Game Remakes Super Mario Bros. With Portal Gun

    Okay, this is pretty amazing. A two-man indie studio named Stabyourself.net is creating "Mari0," a game that imagines what it would be like if Mario had access to a Portal gun in the original Super Mario Bros. Stabyourself founders Maurice Guegan and Saso Smolej have been working on the project... More
  • Blog Post: Amazing Retrospective Video Shows Mario Through History

    An (amazingly named) YouTube user named "AnOrangePikachu" has uploaded a video compilation entitled "Evolution of Mario" which shows the iconic plumber in over 100 games he's appeared in over the years. It's a staggering work of editing, and I suspect even the most devoted... More
  • Blog Post: Ghostbusters Influenced Super Mario Bros The Movie

    You can listen to the GI staff watch the 1993 Super Mario Bros. film here , but if you aren’t burned out on the movie just yet you might like to read an interview with the film’s scriptwriter. Ryan Hoss and Steven Applebaum from Smbmovie recently interviewed scriptwriter Parker Bennett about... More
  • Blog Post: Crazy Japanese Super Mario Variety Show

    Here’s an oldie but a goodie. Watch puppeteers reenact Super Mario Bros. on a Japanese television show. We don’t understand what’s happening during most of this, but the showmanship is impressive. More
  • Blog Post: Best Shoes Ever: Mario Meets Converse

    What better way to celebrate Mario's 25th anniversary than put him all over some hi-top Chuck Taylors? Both black and white versions are available and include the Super Mario Bros. logo on the tongue. These babies will go on sale this July. The bad news? They're only announced for Japan as of... More
  • Blog Post: Gamer Plays Super Mario Bros. On Kinect

    Kinect isn't just a device that gives you the chance to smack the person standing next to you in the face. As we see today, it can also be hacked to play classic NES games like Super Mario Bros. Yankeyan, the person behind this ingenious idea, has posted a video of his accomplishment on YouTube.... More
  • Blog Post: Mario's 25th Anniversary Cake Is Enormous And Spectacular

    How did Mario, Shigeru Miyamoto, and Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime celebrate the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros.? They gathered at the Nintendo World Store in Manhattan and ate a gigantic confection with classic Mario levels recreated with frosting instead of pixels. Joystiq was... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Bundles Celebrate Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary

    Nintendo is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. with a couple of bundles and the new Wii Remote. Check out the goodies that the company is unveiling to salute Mario on November 7: Red Wii Bundle This limited-edition red bundle comes New Super Mario Bros. Wiii, a new red Wii Remote Plus... More
  • Blog Post: Shigeru Miyamoto Reveals The Secret History Of Mario

    This month marks Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary. In honor of this, the Japanese magazine Famitsu ran an interview with Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto. The article ended up being a fun read full of interesting details even hardcore Mario fans might not be familiar with. We take platforming controls... More
  • Blog Post: Classic Mario Compilation Coming To Japanese Wiis

    Basically a straight port of Super Mario All-Stars is getting pressed to disc along with some bonus pack-ins to celebrate the gymnastically talented plumber's 25th anniversary. On October 21, Super Mario Collection Special Pack will release in Japan for 2,500 yen (around $30). Just like All-Stars... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Speedrun Like Nothing You’ve Seen Before

    The ingenuity of fans – especially those dedicated to the longtime franchise – never ceases to amaze us. Combining a hefty dose of creativity, some camera equipment, and an impressive understanding of the post-production process, recent graduate Andreas Heikaus put together a Bachelor thesis... More
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