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  • Blog Post: Nintendo Discounts Pikmin 3, Mario Kart 7, Other Titles In Spring Sale

    Nintendo is having a sale on its website for digital versions of some of its big titles. The markdowns aren't huge, with most discounts being between $5 and $10, but there are definitely some very high-quality games, including Pikmin 3, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Kart 7, Kirby: Triple... More
  • Blog Post: Composers Reimagine Super Mario World’s Amazing Soundtrack

    Brothers Karl and Will Brueggemann are composers heavily inspired by video game music, and the two have a new project that's markedly different from the average video game music song cover. You can check out the video below outlining the project. Basically, the group is trying to use Koji Kondo's... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What's Your Favorite Mario Memory?

    Today is March 10, which Nintendo has officially claimed as Mar10 Day (get it?). The company is celebrating this jumbled interpretation of the date by asking fans to share their favorite Mario memories. But who wants to sift through boatloads of throwaway Twitter comments when you can trust in the wonderful... More
  • Blog Post: Here's A Sleep-Inducing Lullaby Take On The Original Super Mario Bros. Theme

    From the folks who brought us a collection of lullabies based off of Mega Man tunes , and a broad 8-bit album comes a new lullaby rendition of the original Super Mario Bros. theme. The track comes from Mark Polydoris who has turned creating lullaby takes on video game music into something of a specialty... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario Bros. Amiibos Hit Alongside Mario Party 10 On March 20

    Nintendo has announced a number of new Amiibo figures, including a whole new line. The next wave is due in February, but now we know what to save up for in March and later this spring. The next wave of Super Smash Bros. Amiibos includes Robin, Lucina, Pac-Man, Wario, Ness, and Charizard. A new Super... More
  • Blog Post: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Edition Announced In Japan, ‘Overseas Release’ Planned

    Puzzle & Dragons, GungHo’s successful mobile Match-3 game, is coming to the 3DS. Release is confirmed for Japan, with a promise that other territories will see the game, also. Nintendo announced last year that it would be teaming up for some licensing deals. This one makes a lot of sense for... More
  • Blog Post: Classic Nintendo Tunes Played On Traditional Japanese Instruments

    Music from classic Nintendo games has stood the test of time, but you’ve likely not heard it quite like this. Famikoto is an ensemble from Japan that performs video game music on traditional instruments, recently adapting some of the most recognizable tunes in gaming. The group has adapted the... More
  • Blog Post: Hear The Super Mario Bros. Theme Performed By A 3D Printer

    Nearly everyone's heard some form of Koji Kondo's Super Mario Bros. theme. Even if you've never played a Mario game (shame on you!), the infectious song has been played and remixed more times than Mario has saved Peach. YouTube user Ian Schlueter has a decidedly different take on the tune... More
  • Blog Post: Someone Wrote A 496-Page Fan-Fiction Super Mario Bros. Movie

    When Max Landis was a teenager, he deeply enjoyed Nintendo’s pantheon of characters. While some of us doodle or create fan-art, Landis decided he was going to immortalize his fandom as a screenplay. It ended up being a bit unwieldy. In his 496-page script, Landis weaves in most of Super Mario Bros... More
  • Blog Post: Teens (Alongside Game Of Thrones' Maisie Williams) Share Their First Impressions Of The NES

    The NES is nearly 30 years old, which by video game standards makes it a relic. What do modern teenagers think of the retro console? The latest video from YouTube channel TheFineBros answers this question by placing the console in the hands of teenagers, as well as Maisie Williams who plays Arya Stark... More
  • Blog Post: New Speed Record Set For Super Mario Bros.

    A new speed run record has been set for Super Mario Bros., placing the new best time at just under five minutes. The new record run, which you can see in its entirety in the video below. The record was set by speed runner that goes by the name Blubbler . Blubbler's new record sets the time at 4:57... More
  • Blog Post: Someone Figured Out How Many Miles Mario Runs In Super Mario Bros.

    We've all been making our way from World 1-1 to Bowser's final castle in Super Mario Bros. since 1985, but have you ever wondered how far that is? Nick Greene over at Mental Floss decided it was a worthy pursuit, and started doing some calculation. By estimating Mario's height, calculating... More
  • Blog Post: Actor Bob Hoskins Dies At 71

    Actor Bob Hoskins, who portrayed Nintendo’s famed plumber in the 1993 big screen Super Mario Bros. film, has passed away at 71 of pneumonia. Hoskins announced retirement from acting in 2012 after diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease. Despite the Super Mario Bros. movie’s critical panning... More
  • Blog Post: Mash-up Artist Rolls Out Optimus Prime/Samus Crossover

    Artist Timothy Lim is a master of mash-ups, capable of amalgamating Star Wars and Metroid, Super Mario Bros. and Transformers, and Batman and Castlevania into stunning artwork pieces. Lim’s clever twist on these iconic universes is just a small sampling of his extensive collection of video game... More
  • 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
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