Tag Archives: mario
Tue, Oct 26, 2010 | 08:46 BST
A survey conducted by Goo Research has shown that the Super Mario series is the most wanted in Japan for 3D treatment.
Thu, Oct 21, 2010 | 15:42 BST
Nintendo of America’s announced it’s bringing over the special 25th anniversary of Mario SKUs for Wii and DSi XL to the US.
Thu, Oct 21, 2010 | 08:58 BST
A whole list of developers have gone goo-goo gaga for Shigeru Miyamoto as Mario hits his 25th anniversary.
Thu, Oct 07, 2010 | 08:56 BST
Love red? Like Mario? Don’t have a Wii? Live in Japan? You’re going to like this.
Tue, Sep 14, 2010 | 14:34 BST
Tue, Sep 14, 2010 | 10:11 BST
Nostalgia, thy name is.
Thu, Sep 09, 2010 | 10:31 BST
Nintendo’s registered a special Super Mario logo to celebrate the plumber’s 25 years in the industry.
Wed, Mar 24, 2010 | 17:23 GMT
NOA’s Reggie Fils-Aime has said Hollywood producers are still interested in bringing our favorite plumber to the screen, despite the widely panned film from 1993.
Fri, Jan 08, 2010 | 16:08 GMT
Wed, Nov 11, 2009 | 19:55 GMT
ASEFOSAM, the largest organization of plumbers in Spain, has honored Mario by inducting him as an honorary member of the group.
Yes, we’re serious.
The group says that the image of plumbers worldwide has benefited from Mario, thus making their esteem higher in the public’s eyes.
Good for them, and Mario.
Press Release in Spanish and English is below.
Mon, Oct 19, 2009 | 00:29 BST
The voice actor for Mario, Charles Martinet, has tweeted that there is a new game in the works involving the plumber.
The first assumption would be it’s for Galaxy 2 or New Super Mario Bros Wii. But it turns out it’s a completely new game altogether, one not announced yet.
“Awesome new Mario Game! And it’s not NSMB Wii, and it’s not Galaxy 2, but it’s going to be crazy fun!”
Let the wild speculation begin as to what said game is.
Thanks, Gaming Target.
Fri, Oct 16, 2009 | 07:22 BST
Speaking with Joystiq, Mario maestro Shigeru Miyamoto admitted that – should the opportunity arise – he’d love to bring user-created content into Super Mario’s world.
“This is an area that I have a lot of interest in, and I think that the side-scrolling Mario games in particular are well suited to that idea,” he said.
“Of course the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series is one that’s made in North America by NST, but it’s one that I’ve been involved in and from early on. We did have a lot of discussions about how to enable that kind of level creation in that series.”
“And I think those types of interactive experiences are going to continue to broaden and we’ll see a lot more user-generated content going forward. I’ve always had an interest in those kinds of creative tools, so I will definitely be open to ideas like that in the future.”
Sackboy, you’re adorable and all, but it’s time for a real platforming hero to show you how it’s done. One who doesn’t control like he’s walking through jello.
More through the link.
Sun, May 31, 2009 | 12:19 BST
There’s no detail at all on the Mario outing, but the piece says that the new Wii Fit title will have internet capability.
We should start running a book on whether or not a platform holder’s presser’s going to make it to the show intact. Only the MS stuff to be leaked, now.
Wed, May 27, 2009 | 09:23 BST
Macquarie Research “understands” that Nintendo will show Wii Fit Plus in its press conference at E3 next week, “which will be sold separately from the board and in a bundle and will capitalise on the 17m existing Wii Fit users”.
The equity firm also expects “Nintendo to learn its lessons from last year and provide more gamer-centric announcements at E3 such as a new Zelda or Mario title for the Wii (in addition to the new Zelda for DS).”
The conference takes place on Tuesday morning next week. Nintendo confirmed last night that Reggie, Iwata and Cammie “The Teeth” Dunaway will be taking the stage for the event.
We’ll be live-blogging it, obviously.
Fri, Sep 26, 2008 | 18:18 BST
We’re going to have to stop posting these soon. Someone’s made a faithful reproduction of the first level of Super Mario Bros. in LittlBigPlanet, as you can see in the movie after the break.
Tomorrow: level 1-2! Take a look.
Fri, Jul 18, 2008 | 07:51 BST
Speaking with CVG, Rare studio head Mark Betteridge said that he would like for Banjo to be as iconic for Xbox 360 as Mario is for Nintendo.
“We think the time is right for Banjo to be a mascot character for the 360, that’s the key point. The price of the box is less than it was at launch, there are more casual customers buying consoles, so I think there’s now a really good opportunity there. It’s a unique game in the 360 line-up, it’s a game that the 360 needs,” he said.
When asked if he would like Banjo to be the Mario of Xbox, Betteridge replied, “Yeah. Certainly as a mascot character Mario is fantastic and that would be wonderful to have Banjo mention in the same breath as 360 in way that Mario is with Nintendo. That would be wonderful. That’s certainly an aim.”
Loads more through the link. Oh, and Banjo is 10 years old today: congratulations to Rare from VG247.
By Mike Bowden
Mon, May 26, 2008 | 07:30 BST
After the link. We’re not even sure which game it is, if we’re being honest. Looks like some bastardised Japanese version of Mario World. The whole thing’s been set to music with shell-bouncing sound effects happening eerily in synch. It’s 7.30am on a Bank Holiday. You owe it to yourself to watch it.