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Super Nintendo World theme park will open on February 4, 2021

Super Nintendo World theme park will open on February 4, 2021

Visitors to Universal Studios Japan will get the opportunity to enjoy some Nintendo-themed activities in the new Super Nintendo World early next year. Nintendo has confirmed that Super Nintendo World will open on February 4, 2021, in Osaka City. The new area is part of Universal Studios Japan, and its opening day is on a Thursday.

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Game & Watch Super Mario Bros review: Retro double trouble

Game & Watch Super Mario Bros review: Retro double trouble

I must admit, the Game & Watch was a little before my time. By the time I was old enough to play games, the NES had already brought the games industry back from the brink and we were at the dawn of the SNES/Sega Genesis era. While the Game & Watch is something that I’ve never really known, I’m someone who played a lot of Tiger electronic handhelds back in the day, so at least I can appreciate the appeal and novelty of the Game & Watch if nothing else.

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Vintage NES game Super Mario Bros 3 fetches an insane amount at auction

Vintage NES game Super Mario Bros 3 fetches an insane amount at auction

Every once in a while, we catch wind of classic video game auctions that wind up fetching seriously impressive sums of money. Today, we're hearing about one that is perhaps more impressive than any other video game auction that came before it: a sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. 3 that sold for a whopping $156,000 at auction over the weekend.

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LEGO Super Mario opens the floodgates with new sets, character packs, and power-ups

LEGO Super Mario opens the floodgates with new sets, character packs, and power-ups

LEGO Super Mario is getting quite the expansion today, with Nintendo and The LEGO Group announcing a number of expansion sets, character packs, and power-up packs. Today's announcements follows the sets that were first revealed in June and launched in April, but strangely enough, it seems that these new sets won't be here in time for the holidays. In fact, they'll miss Christmas - which seems like it would be an obvious target for new LEGO sets - by a week.

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Nintendo revisits its Game & Watch past, but good luck getting one

Nintendo revisits its Game & Watch past, but good luck getting one

It's been a big week for the world of gaming, with both Microsoft and Sony launching new game consoles. Nintendo has a device launch of its own, though it isn't anywhere near the scope of the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. Instead, Nintendo is returning to its (gaming) roots and rolling out a new Game & Watch device.

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Amazon deploys limited edition shipping boxes featuring Mario

Amazon deploys limited edition shipping boxes featuring Mario

Nintendo has teamed up with Amazon to celebrate Mario's 35th anniversary. Among other things, some lucky Amazon customers may get a special limited edition box sporting Nintendo's IP with their next order -- including for orders that don't involve any Nintendo products or accessories. Amazon is likewise promoting a number of Mario-related products with a dedicated web page.

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Mario Kart Live Home Circuit Review : A big AR checkpoint

Mario Kart Live Home Circuit Review : A big AR checkpoint

The Nintendo Switch game Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is a masterpiece of simple yet extraordinary at-home gaming fun. It combines good game design with the magic of successfully bridging the gap between reality and virtual reality with one of the most ideal implementations of augmented reality we've experienced so far. One considerable limitation is the size of the physical space in which one hopes to race. Is that limitation enough to avoid buying and playing the game at all?

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Super Nintendo World will open next spring in Osaka City

Super Nintendo World will open next spring in Osaka City

A very cool theme park is set to open in the spring of 2021 at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka City. Super Nintendo World is a part of the Universal Studios Japan theme park that looks like it came out of a Nintendo video game. The area has a Nintendo character theme and looks like the world from Nintendo video games.

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Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit trailer explains how the AR game works

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit trailer explains how the AR game works

Mario Kart is one of the most beloved Mario Bros. "spin-offs" and is present on almost all platforms Nintendo has touched. But while Mario Kart's smartphone incarnation has been widely regarded as a disappointment, the company surprised fans last month with the announcement of a completely new take on the game with Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. Nintendo is now revealing more of the game's secrets that will probably have Switch owners and Mario Kart fans scrambling to get one in about two weeks.

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Super Mario 3D All-Stars review: Classic games shine despite Nintendo’s lack of effort

Super Mario 3D All-Stars review: Classic games shine despite Nintendo’s lack of effort

Super Mario 3D All-Stars is an interesting Switch title to say the least. It’s a compilation of three really good games - in fact, three games that are arguably among the greatest games ever made. If, however, the original Super Mario All-Stars, which saw Nintendo remake the first four Mario platformers with 16-bit graphics for the Super Nintendo, had you expecting some grand treatment for the three games in Super Mario 3D All-Stars, you would definitely be disappointed by what’s on offer here. So is Super Mario 3D All-Stars worth the money or is it a game you should pass on?

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Super Mario Bros 35 now available on Switch – but act fast

Super Mario Bros 35 now available on Switch – but act fast

Nintendo's celebration of Super Mario's 35th anniversary continues today with the release of the appropriately named Super Mario Bros 35 for Nintendo Switch. Seemingly a Mario-themed take on Tetris 99, this new game will have you competing against other players as you make your way through the original Super Mario Bros. There are 35 players in each match (just as the name suggests) and your goal is to be the last person standing, just as it is in Tetris 99.

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Super Mario 3D All-Stars overview trailer is a blast from the past

Super Mario 3D All-Stars overview trailer is a blast from the past

Earlier this month, Nintendo announced a lot of new products, games, and crossovers for Super Mario's 35th anniversary. Chief among these new games is Super Mario 3D All-Stars, a compilation for Nintendo Switch that includes three Mario titles from the past: Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy. Today, Nintendo published an overview trailer for Super Mario 3D All-Stars, giving us a closer look at each game in the compilation.

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