Mario archive

  • Super Mario-themed toys jumping into McDonald's Happy Meals
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    Super Mario-themed toys jumping into McDonald's Happy Meals

    By 13 March 2014

    McDonald's and Nintendo have paired up for every 6-year-old's dream: Super Mario-theme toys in Happy Meals. Beginning on 19 March, the toy inside every Happy Meal will be one of eight Super Mario-theme toys, including classic characters: Mario, Luigi,...

  • Nintendo's move into smartphones further detailed, Mario on iPhone still unlikely (update)
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    Nintendo's move into smartphones further detailed, Mario on iPhone still unlikely (update)

    By 28 January 2014

    Nintendo will soon announce its financial results for fiscal year ending 31 March 2013 and they promise to make for sombre reading for fans of the Japanese gaming giant. Huge losses are predicted, not least by the company itself, and the Wii U is seemingly...

  • Super Mario 3D World preview: First play of Mario in 3D on Wii U
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    Super Mario 3D World preview: First play of Mario in 3D on Wii U

    By 14 June 2013

    Mario in 3D has been missing from the Wii U since the console's launch and fans have been pining for his return. Back when Mario 64 launched alongside the N64 all those years ago, our Italian plumber friend acquired a new status - busting out of the restrictive...

  • Pebble Smartwatch gets Mario-inspired makeover
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    Pebble Smartwatch gets Mario-inspired makeover

    By 18 March 2013

    The Pebble Smartwatch has been given a Game and Watch style redesign thanks to its soon to be publicly available software development kit. Appearing in a video on the Pebble Kickstarter page, the Mario look is  part of a design showcase from the Pebble...

  • Nintendo: New 3D Mario and Mario Kart for Wii U coming this year
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    Nintendo: New 3D Mario and Mario Kart for Wii U coming this year

    By 23 January 2013

    Nintendo has announced it will be bringing a new 3D Mario platform game and a new version of Mario Kart to its Wii U console later in the year.  Confirming the new games in a Nintendo Direct presentation, Satoru Iwata, Nintendo's president, revealed...

  • Nintendo 3DS sells faster than Wii from launch
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    Nintendo 3DS sells faster than Wii from launch

    By 3 January 2012

    Contrary to popular belief, the Nintendo 3DS has not been a failure and has, in fact, sold faster than the massively successful Wii games console did in its first nine months of life. The company has announced that it ended 2011 with more than four million...

  • 8-bit Super Mario cushion for Nintendo softies
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    8-bit Super Mario cushion for Nintendo softies

    By 25 October 2011

    There are a lot of reasons for wanting to live in Japan. Japanese cuisine in iPhone case form for one, Star Wars lightsaber lighting up the Tokyo subway too and, of course, hi-tech vending machines (containing drinks and nothing else - get your minds...

  • Nintendo 3DS Expansion Slide Pad and 3D video unleashed
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    Nintendo 3DS Expansion Slide Pad and 3D video unleashed

    By 13 September 2011

    We bet that when Nintendo originally planned on announcing the first raft of big changes for the 3DS it was hoping to further raise excitement levels for a booming console. Instead, the official unveiling of the 3DS Expansion Slide Pad and the announcement...

  • Sonic vs Mario
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    Sonic vs Mario

    By 23 June 2011

    Darth vs Luke, Superman and kryptonite, ketchup against gravy - these are some of the all time great battles that have been fought out between our heroes. There is however one face-off that has always ruled above all else, the tale of a pesky plumber...

  • E3 Quick Play: Super Mario 3D
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    E3 Quick Play: Super Mario 3D

    By 23 June 2011

    Mario is back, and back in 3D. That was the big Nintendo news for Mario fans at this year after everyone’s favourite plumber missing the launch of the Nintendo 3DS earlier in the year. But is he going to be fashionably late, or just one of those guests...

  • VIDEO: How Mario got his name, his brother and his princess
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    VIDEO: How Mario got his name, his brother and his princess

    By 21 June 2011

    We love a good Mario spoof here at Pocket-lint. We were massive fans of Joe Nicolosi's Mario movie trailer from SXSW, absolutely adored the College Humour Peach Stockholm Syndrome sketch and were greatly impressed with the detail in Brandon Laatsch's...

  • Mario & Sonic land in London for the 2012 Olympics
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    Mario & Sonic land in London for the 2012 Olympics

    By 22 April 2011

    There's a new plumber in town just in time for the Olympic games. Nope, the Stratford stadium loos don't need fixing, it's Mario and he's brought his old pal / nemesis Sonic along for a new Sega title. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games is...

  • VIDEO: Super Mario Bros FPS-stylee
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    VIDEO: Super Mario Bros FPS-stylee

    By 18 March 2011

    Recently on Pocket-lint we brought you sound guru Jake "virt" Kaufman's modern spin on the original Super Mario Bros. game. Well, modern in terms of sound at least. This 3DSMax animation effort, created by Brandon Laatsch, is perhaps what the original...

  • VIDEO: The Super Mario movie they should have made
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    VIDEO: The Super Mario movie they should have made

    By 16 March 2011

    The Super Mario Bros. film that was made in 1993 and stars Bob Hoskins has a score of 3.8 on IMDB. And that's because it's an absolute horror-show for your peepers, a perfect example of how not to make a movie of a video game. And whilst Joe Nicolosi's...

  • VIDEO: Super Mario Bros - with HD sound
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    VIDEO: Super Mario Bros - with HD sound

    By 10 March 2011

    This is the best YouTube vid that we've stumbled across in ages. It's the handy work of gaming sound guru Jake "virt" Kaufman, whose real work includes Red Faction Guerrilla, Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Contra 4. The "nextgen AAA" sounds certainly...

  • Mario Sports Mix  review
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    Mario Sports Mix review

    By 4 February 2011

    While they’ve never troubled the likes of FIFA or Virtua Tennis for sales or reputation, Nintendo has had a pretty good run with its Mario-branded sports titles. The formula has always been simple; take a popular sport (e.g., Footie or Tennis), throw...

  • Shigeru Miyamoto tells us why Nintendo is still the king of motion control
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    Shigeru Miyamoto tells us why Nintendo is still the king of motion control

    By 21 December 2010

    2011 is going to be a big year for Nintendo. After years of effortlessly topping Christmas lists worldwide, its DS and Wii consoles have hit a sales plateau. Meanwhile, Apple has muscled in to the handheld gaming market with its touchscreen devices and...

  • Super Mario: 25 years as a Nintendo icon
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    Super Mario: 25 years as a Nintendo icon

    By 13 September 2010

    Mario is 25 years old today (Monday 13 September). Or, at least, he's been "Super Mario" for 25 years. Games geeks will know that he first made his début as "Jumpman" in the 1981 arcade machine Donkey Kong. But, he's so famous, and has given us, on...