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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An Italian plumber with a bushy moustache who jumps on the heads of his foes –strangely enough, that’s the description of one of the most beloved video game characters the world has ever seen! Over the years Mario has moved on and up, and his long history provides a heady number of games to compare. We’ve rounded up the best 5 Mario games ever, so take a look and see what titles are considered tops.

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The world’s favourite moustachioed plumber is back, and this time he’s rewriting the rules of Monopoly.

Hasbro have teamed up with Nintendo to put together the ultimate revision to the classic board game, now 82 years of age and still going strong. Monopoly Gamer Edition is set to hit the shelves in August, but is available to order now from GameStop at the more than reasonable price of $24.99 if you can’t wait that long. And if you fancy splashing out for a bit extra, try the Collector’s Edition ($39.99) for a few more bells and whistles, including a Bowser token to play with.

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Forget the Bermuda Triangle, Easter Island, and the Lizard Queen of Buckingham Palace, the biggest mystery of the modern world has to be the nearly unending appeal of one fat plumber – not a cute hedgehog or a crazed bandicoot but a portly pipe bender. It is, of course, Nintendo’s long-serving mascot Mario, who, with the October 2017 release of Super Mario Odyssey, will have appeared in more than 250 original titles since his inception in 1985. The character reportedly has a single grey hair in the latter game; with the mileage Nintendo have got from the moustachioed Italian, it’s no surprise.


Mario: A Journey Through Minigames

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