The spotlight of Nintendo's character-centric eShop sale was previously on Link and Mega Man, but now it's Mario's time to shine. A selection of the proud plumber's adventures are now on sale on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS from now until December 5. See what's included after the jump.
Nintendo's Mario vs. Donkey Kong series is one of the underrated gems of handheld gaming, and now the franchise has taken a slight detour with the eShop-exclusive downloadable Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move! Does this puzzle-actioner deliver, or is it just a forgettable Mario-branded cash-in? Check our full review after the jump!
What happens when you get a bunch of financial analysts together to talk Nintendo? They decide the Wii U should drop in price - which is something any ten-year-old trying to persuade his parents to buy one can tell you. Check out more after the jump!
The Paper Mario games have always been fun, innovative diversions from their heavy and overwrought JRPG brethren. Does the series' first handheld outing, the 3DS-exclusive Paper Mario: Sticker Star stand tall? Check out a shiny new review after the jump!
We've seen a number of cool 3DS XL designs lately, but most have been Pokémon related. Not so in China, where portable gamers will be able to get their hands on three slick Mario-themed designs, each of which launches with two Mario games pre-installed. Check 'em out after the jump.
Man, some of those App Store games sure do get away with murder, don't they? The latest blatant rip-off to hit Apple's service is 3D Cartoon Land: Safari, which looks like a much crappier version of, hmmm, I can't quite put my finger on it… See pics after the jump!
Mario's got gold rush fever! New Super Mario Bros. 2 provides plenty for casual fans and classically-trained hardcore gamers, but how does it stack up against Mario's best outings? Hit the jump for our review!
Media Factory debuted a set of comparatively conventional but cool Super Mario Bros. Sound Bank Retro, featuring six game blocks, each of which make a game sound when you drop in a coin. On the other hand, the One Piece Gomu Gomu no Balloon bank is just weird. See both after the jump.
Ukiyo-e is a form of wood block printing, mostly mass produced between the 17th and 20th centuries. They became a considerable, highly influential sensation when Japan was opening to the West. This spring, Ukiyo-e Heroes has been developing prints based on some of video games' most beloved characters. Get a look after the jump.
Great news for Nintendo fans: not only is everyone's favorite portly plumber making his way to Wii U, but the fiercely loyal fighting plants of Pikmin are also returning! Hit the jump for more details!
There's a lot that can be said about Mario, a character who is more recognized among children than Mickey Mouse. PBS' Idea Channel decided to go one step farther, claiming that Mario is the greatest expression of surrealism in art. Stomp the jump to see what they have to say!
Japanese gamers were posed an interesting question: what if From Software, creators of Armored Core and Dark Souls, got their hands on developing a Mario game? Hit the jump for some surprising (and terrifying) suggestions!
G4 films is getting ready to present a short film called Kart Driver, which takes everyone's favorite Nintendo plumber on a do or die mission to rescue his girl from the clutches of that nefarious gorilla Donkey Kong. Swing that oversized hammer at the trailer after the jump.
The blog What Japan Thinks has translated the results of a survey taken in September 2011, in which 1,112 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire in regards to their favorite Mario Kart character. Check out the results after the jump.
It's only a month until a new Mario game lands on the Nintendo 3DS, with Super Mario 3D Land hitting Japan on November 3rd and North America on the 13th. Designer Shigeru Miyamoto describes it as a "3D Mario that plays as a 2D Mario game," where the popular plumber side-scrolls through adventures, picking up new power ups as well as returning favorites like the tanooki suit. Check it out after the jump.