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  • Blog Post: Super Mario Maker Adding New Stage Elements And Super Expert Mode

    Super Mario Maker is adding even more elements to its arsenal. In a free update coming March 9, Nintendo will be adding new components including a favorite menace from Super Mario World, as well as pieces that look to help give creators even more control over how players progress through their levels... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Prefer 2D Or 3D Mario Games?

    The Super Mario series celebrated its 30th anniversary yesterday meaning it's a great time to look back at the series as a whole. While we've compiled all our reviews of the Super Mario series , we want to know what you think. Are you a bigger fan of 2D Mario games or 3D Mario games? While most... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario World, Shadow Of The Colossus, And Batman: Arkham Knight All Share This Scene

    During my playthrough of Batman: Arkham Knight, there was a specific moment that made me recall similar moments from completely unrelated games. In order to avoid spoilers (even revealing the reference in Super Mario World could spoil the others), gifs of the scenes I am referencing are hidden behind... More
  • Blog Post: Maps Are Art, Especially Etched Wood Cartographs Of The Mushroom Kingdom

    Last year, we featured Alex Griendling’s spectacular map of Hyrule . What drew our eye is that each map is laser-etched onto hand-selected wood. His latest work takes us from Hyrule to a far-off island in the Mushroom Kingdom. The latest partnership between Griendling and Neutral Ground is a map... More
  • Blog Post: New PBS Space Time Video Questions Super Mario World’s Gravity And Mario’s Humanity

    PBS’ Space Time video series explores the possibilities of science fiction in relation to astrophysics. The host, Gabe Perez-Giz, is an actual astrophysicist who studies black holes and in the latest episode he turns his attention to the plausibility behind Super Mario World’s gravity. In... More
  • 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: Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire And Super Mario Advance 2 Available On Wii U

    The Pokémon Pinball sequel and Game Boy Advance Super Mario World port are now available on Wii U. Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire is the sequel to the Game Boy's Pokémon Pinball. Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 may have the world's most redundant name and contains... More
  • Blog Post: Song Lyrics Tell Yoshi's Side Of The Story

    We know Yoshi as a trusty friend who eats pests and carries us faithfully to the end a level. However, from a different point of view, our actions could look like casual disregard for the dinosaur's well-being. That's the premise of the funny video below, which adds lyrics to a classic Super... More
  • Blog Post: Yoshi's True Name Reminds Us That He Is In Fact A Dinosaur

    As it turns out, everyone's favorite green dinosaur has a full scientific name, but it's no wonder nobody has ever called him by it. According to a 1993 Nintendo Character Guide, Yoshi's full name is "T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas". This news was found by Console Wars author Blake Harris... 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: Super Mario World Hits 1 Million Hours Played In Japan

    Super Mario World just turned 20 years old in Japan, but it's only been out for four years on the Wii's Virtual Console. In that comparatively brief time, Japanese gamers have put in 1,066,109 hours of play time. Inside Games , a Japanese gaming blog, checked into the stats and found that crazy... 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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