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Tag: Mario

The Humble Beginnings of Mario Explained by Shigeru Miyamoto

The Humble Beginnings of Mario Explained by Shigeru Miyamoto
We all know Mario is an Italian plumber with overalls and a big black caterpillar mustache. However, most people don’t know the true origin story of Nintendo’s most popular character. As part of its series 8-bit Legacy: The Curious History of Video Games, the guys from Great Big Story sat down with game designer Shigeru Miyamoto to learn about the earliest days of Mario, and how he came up with the character.

Super Mario 64 Gets Online Multiplayer Mod, Chaos Ensues

Super Mario 64 Gets Online Multiplayer Mod, Chaos Ensues
Super Mario 64 is still considered one of the greatest video games of all time. Its combination of great 3D platforming and innovative control and camera scheme was pretty groundbreaking when it first came out back in 1996.

Monopoly Gamer Nintendo Edition Powers up the Board Game

Monopoly Gamer Nintendo Edition Powers up the Board Game
There’s been a Nintendo-themed Monopoly board game for a number of years, but frankly, it was just regular Monopoly with some different properties, and some rather hard to identify metal tokens. Video game fans will definitely want to to grab this new edition of the board game which is a much better representation of the Mario universe.

Nintendo Stages Live-action Mario Run

Nintendo Stages Live-action Mario Run
Yesterday I talked a bit about the teaser that Nintendo released to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Super Nintendo World theme park at Universal Studios Japan. That trailer was CGI animated, though there were real people superimposed into it.

Gamer Tries to Beat Super Mario Bros. Without Coins, Kills, or Items

Gamer Tries to Beat Super Mario Bros. Without Coins, Kills, or Items
Super Mario Bros. is a great game on it’s own, but there are unique ways to play it to provide an added challenge. Roderick of Nintendo Unity took on difficult task of beating the original NES game without the benefit of collecting coins, killing enemies (besides the final Bowser), or using items.

Target Celebrates Mario Kart 8 with Mario Shopping Karts

Target Celebrates Mario Kart 8 with Mario Shopping Karts
Target is going crazy for Nintendo. The company has started giving more than 650 stores across the country a Mario Kart-themed makeover. This is all to promote the launch of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch on April 28th.

Mario Mushroom Blondies Power up Your Sweet Tooth

Mario Mushroom Blondies Power up Your Sweet Tooth
Taste the Mushroom Kingdom in every bite of these neat Mario mushroom blondies from Food Network.  Sadly, these mushrooms won’t make you grow super big or give you the power to shoot fireballs, but they will be delicious.

How to Make a Pixel Perfect Super Mario Pie

How to Make a Pixel Perfect Super Mario Pie
If you want to make a geeky pie for a special occasion, check this out. Jessica from Pies Are Awesome is about to show us how to create a Super Mario pixel pie. It’s a me, Edible Mario!

Super Mario Run Gets Android Release Date, Sorta.

Super Mario Run Gets Android Release Date, Sorta.
If you are one of the many Android gamers who was not happy with Nintendo for putting Super Mario Run out as an iOS exclusive to start, your day is coming. Nintendo has announced that the single-finger platformer will land on Android devices this March.

Make a Mario Block Cake Filled with Edible Coins

Make a Mario Block Cake Filled with Edible Coins
There’s not much better than eating a tasty cake, except when said cake is Mario-themed, and filled with edible gold coins. Forget smashing your head on it to get those coins. Smash your face against it and gobble it up.

Stop-motion Mario Made with Rubik’s Cubes

Stop-motion Mario Made with Rubik’s Cubes
Two of the most frustrating things that I played growing up were Super Mario Bros. and the Rubik’s Cube. As a kid in the ’80s you were guaranteed to get at least one Rubik’s Cube each Christmas or birthday.

Super Mario Run iOS Release Date Announced

Super Mario Run iOS Release Date Announced
It’s been a while since we’ve had a new Mario game, so fans are happy that Super Mario Run is on the way. A few months back, Apple and Nintendo revealed that Mario would finally be making his way to iOS devices with the new game.

Pikachu and Mario Mashups: Mariochu? Pikario?

Pikachu and Mario Mashups: Mariochu? Pikario?
I always thought that the giant ’70s pornstache that Mario and Luigi wear is a bit weird. If you take that same ‘stache and put it on Pikachu, it gets even weirder. Though I suppose if Pikachu was going to be in an adult film that revolved around plumbers with special capabilities in the bedroom, this would be the perfect mashup.

Super Mario Airbnb Room: The Real Mushroom Kingdom

Super Mario Airbnb Room: The Real Mushroom Kingdom
Are you are a Mario fan? Well, if you happen to be traveling to Lisbon, Portugal, you can stay in a Super Mario themed room through Airbnb. Hopefully your Princess won’t be in another castle. The bedroom and bathroom are completely covered in Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Donkey Kong, and the other characters from Nintendo’s popular franchise.

Mario Is Finally Coming to iOS

Mario Is Finally Coming to iOS
Mario fans who are iOS users should be happy about this news. Nintendo has finally announced an official Mario game for iOS. We thought it would never happen, but Super Mario Run was revealed by Tim Cook and Shigeru Miyamoto during the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2 announcement yesterday in San Francisco.

Yogurtland Gets Mario-Themed Flavors

Yogurtland Gets Mario-Themed Flavors
I’m not familiar with the Yogurtland franchise, but I presume it’s a frozen yogurt place along the lines of TCBY and the throngs of similar stores. Yogurtland has some flavors coming soon that fans of Mario might want to check out.