Bonus challenges are the cherry on the top of a lot of hard-earned levels of Super Mario. Introduced in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (and its remake) and Yoshi’s Island for Nintendo DS, bonus challenges give players an added boost if they have earned enough points (700/800 depending on the game). Sometimes a breather for difficult levels, sometimes a way to release tension.

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With 2018 just around the corner, we should look back at this year and highlight the best Nintendo Wii games. Luckily, Nintendo Wii users and fans can be satisfied this year because there were a few great games promoted in the last 12 months. In order to save our fans and followers some time and energy, we have created a list of top 6 Nintendo Wii games in 2017.

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If anyone was in any doubt about the Mario’s status as a video gaming icon, you only need to look at the recent sales figures from Nintendo. According to the company’s finance department, Super Mario Odyssey sold more than two million copies in the three days following its October 27, 2017 release. Fast-forward a week or so and the global sales figure had topped 7.6 million. By way of comparison, Nintendo’s other 2017 hit, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, sold 2.7 million copies in two months.

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Just a few short weeks ahead of its debut on the Nintendo Switch, Super Mario Odyssey has released a Live Action Trailer, in the style of a top Broadway musical, complete with an ensemble for the song and dance.

This game marks a return to the 3D, open-world gaming experience for this franchise that helped it enjoy popularity with Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine on GameCube. Read the rest of this entry »

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A big part of the attraction of the Nintendo Switch is the fact that you can take it with you. You have the ability to drop it into its docking station and play it on any big screen –but you can’t do both. Nyko, a manufacturer of third-party accessories for different gaming consoles, has come to the rescue. Read the rest of this entry »

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The much-respected Edge magazine has rated Mario Odyssey an almost unheard of ten out of ten. For those who have been living under a rock, Edge is a multi-format magazine about video games, published in the UK, with 13 issues each year. The preview of the game has Super Mario Odyssey being described as, quote unquote, the spiritual successor to Mario 64! Read the rest of this entry »

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The large majority of early video games featured a multiplayer split-screen mode, probably due to the fact that the earliest analog games were mostly enjoyed in person with friends and family. While most gaming veterans’ first multiplayer memories will involve swapping a controller back and forth during classic titles such as the original Super Mario Bros, the modern generation’s lasting memories of multiplayer gaming will probably revolve around being called out on Xbox Live by someone halfway across the world. Nevertheless, despite the ever-changing nature of multiplayer games, they remain a staple of the industry due to the simple fact that it’s generally more fun to play with other people. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is our beloved video game character telling the tale of a mid-life crisis? In the lead-up to the October 27 release of Super Mario Odyssey, it has been revealed that he is no longer a plumber, and not only has Mario taken up grooming moustaches, he seems to have abandoned his modesty, too, and is totally fine with revealing his beach body. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mario without his shirt on is Nintendo telling us that he’s just a human like the rest of us. Besides, wouldn’t it have been weirder if the plucky plumber didn’t have any? Read the rest of this entry »

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When I initially came across the rumour that Nintendo and Ubisoft had gotten together to make a Super Mario/Raving Rabbids crossover game I chose to ignore it.

The very idea of the letting the trite, irritating humour that defines the latter company’s screaming mascots into Mario’s Mushroom Kingdom just felt like a bad idea to me. I was wrong! Not only is Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle actually a pretty good game, the mascots I rejected before even seeing manage to steal the show! Read the rest of this entry »

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