Super Mario

Interview: Lead Producer Xavier Manzanares on Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope’s Newest Features

October 24, 2022

With the recent release of Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, we got the chance to chat with Lead Producer Xavier Manzanares on the newest features and mechanics of the highly anticipated Mario + Rabbids sequel. What systems and mechanics have made their way over from the first title, and what changes have been made to […]

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Super Mario 3D All-Stars

Super Mario 3D All Stars Review: Nostalgia bob-omb

September 16, 2020

I reckon Super Mario 3D All-Stars will give video game preservationists a lot to think about. I find myself thinking about video game preservation a lot lately. I imagine this is because I’ve reviewed a lot of remasters and remakes in the last few years. Super Mario 3D All-Stars is neither a remake nor a […]

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Games Review: New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe (Switch, 2019) looks to the past to find the way forward

January 10, 2019

When we think about game design that could be considered “timeless,” the classic Super Mario Bros formula still leaps readily to mind. 34 years after its first appearance on the NES, Shigeru Miyamoto’s original push-forward platformer design remains as compelling as its ever been. New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe only proves this further, taking […]

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Not to be outdone by Nintendo, Sonic the Hedgehog is getting his own movie too

February 21, 2018

Earlier this month we saw the rather surprising news that Nintendo was finally allowing their mascot Mario to make the trip back to the big screen for the first time since the disastrous 1992 Super Mario Bros. film. Not to be outdone, Sega have reminded everyone that their own 16-bit-era mascot Sonic the Hedgehog is […]

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Nintendo confirms they’re taking another crack at a Super Mario movie, hell quite chilly today

February 1, 2018

The unthinkable has happened. Hell has frozen over. The day we thought would never come has arrived at last: Nintendo have confirmed that work has begun on a new Mario movie.

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Opinion: Is it time to raise the price of video games?

November 14, 2017

In the past few weeks, complaints against microtransactions in AAA games have reached a crescendo, with anger directed towards EA’s Star Wars Battlefront II, Monolith’s Middle-earth: Shadow of War and more recently, Activision’s Call of Duty: WWII for their inclusion of paid loot boxes.

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Hands On: Super Mario Odyssey (Switch, 2017) is pure, concentrated delight

September 21, 2017

I’ve now played Super Mario Odyssey twice. The first time was at E3 in Los Angeles earlier this year. The second was at Nintendo’s Australian headquarters in Melbourne earlier this week. From these two brief sessions, I can tell you this — I love Super Mario Odyssey so much.

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Gone Before Their Time: The Video Games That Never Made It – Part III

March 29, 2017

In our last two installments, we explored a slew of major franchises with promising games abandoned before they ever saw the light of day. From the enigmatic ambition of Peter Molyneux’s Fable franchise, to the never realised depths of the Pirates of the Caribbean games, it’s clear that even the most popular franchise often suffer […]

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Nintendo reveals Super Mario Run for iOS devices

September 8, 2016

Something many news outlets and gamers have suspected for a long has finally occurred. Nintendo is making mobile games. What a crazy time to be alive.

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Nintendo Classic Mini: NES launches in November, loaded with 30 classic games

July 14, 2016

Nintendo seem to be developing a taste for the theatrical. After quietly beginning Pokémon Go‘s global roll out last week, Nintendo have sprung another surprise on fans overnight — a miniaturised Nintendo Entertainment System pre-loaded with 30 of the developer’s most beloved retro titles.

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