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Super Mario Run release level demoed by Shigeru Miyamoto

Super Mario Run release level demoed by Shigeru Miyamoto

By now, you've probably heard the news: after all of these years, Mario is coming to mobile devices. Nintendo creative mastermind Shigeru Miyamoto took the stage during Apple's iPhone 7 keynote last week to reveal Super Mario Run, a new game reminiscent of endless runners that will feature the mustachioed plumber. During the announcement, one of the main talking points centered around the fact that you can play Super Mario Run with one hand.

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Super Mario Run will come to Android, but Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem delayed

Super Mario Run will come to Android, but Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem delayed

One of the biggest surprises at Apple's event yesterday actually had nothing to do with the iPhone 7. It was the appearance of Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto on stage to announce the iconic game company's first real game for smartphones, featuring its most beloved character: Super Mario Run. There was a lot of talk about the game debuting on iOS this fall, enough to question whether it would be a platform exclusive. Fortunately for Android users, Nintendo has cleared the air, stating that Super Mario Run will be coming to their device of choice.

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Super Mario Maker arrives on 3DS in December

Super Mario Maker arrives on 3DS in December

One of the more surprising announcements from today's Nintendo Direct broadcast centered around Super Mario Maker. Since most of the Nintendo Direct was focused on the 3DS, you can see where this is heading: Super Mario Maker will be launching on the 3DS later this year, albeit in a more limited form than its Wii U counterpart.

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Nintendo plans to bolster NX launch with Mario, Pokemon, Zelda releases

Nintendo plans to bolster NX launch with Mario, Pokemon, Zelda releases

Console launches can be a tricky thing, and making sure a new console has enough big ticket games to support it can be even trickier - as evidenced by the fact that it rarely happens. It's a common complaint you hear every console cycle, with early adopters frequently lamenting the fact that they don't have any games to play on their shiny new game machine. It would seem that Nintendo isn't interested in letting that happen with its incoming NX console, if new rumors are to be believed.

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Watch the fastest Super Mario Bros. game ever played

Watch the fastest Super Mario Bros. game ever played

The first video game I ever played was the original Super Mario Bros. I can't tell you the number of hours I spent playing the game as a kid. Even now, I'll go back to it. It's a nice way of returning to your roots. But regardless of how many times I've played it, I'll never play the game as well as Darbian.

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Nintendo explains why Super Mario Maker levels are deleted without notice

Nintendo explains why Super Mario Maker levels are deleted without notice

Nintendo's Super Mario Maker is a bona-fide hit for the Wii U, allowing players to let their imagine go wild to create game levels, then upload them online for others to play. Unfortunately, since the game's release last fall, Nintendo has been constantly observed deleting player-created levels from the online hub where they can be discovered, offering no explanations or detailed criteria about why they were unacceptable. The company has finally tried to address players' frustrations, posting course guidelines on a new support page.

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Super Mario World turned into Flappy Bird, all done by hand

Super Mario World turned into Flappy Bird, all done by hand

The one-hit wonder and addictive mobile game Flappy Bird was noted to have a few art assets quite similar to those of a Super Mario game. It was only a matter of time, then, that things come full circle. Popular for being one of the most hackable games, Super Mario World, the SNES version, has been modded through code injection to run a totally new level that plays like Flappy Bird, with the eponymous hero as the bird. While that might sound unexciting at first, the whole process was actually done manually through a series of carefully calculated moves, using nothing but a controller.

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The Joy of Mario Making, with Bob Ross

The Joy of Mario Making, with Bob Ross

Bob Ross is a cultural icon. Over the course of around 400 episodes of The Joy of Painting, he didn't just teach the world how to paint. He reminded us that we don't make mistakes, we just have happy accidents. Sadly, he passed away more than 20 years ago. But what if he didn't, and he taught us how to do other things?

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Mario Maker gets keys, locks, skewers, and a Super Expert mode

Mario Maker gets keys, locks, skewers, and a Super Expert mode

Nintendo has released many successful games over the years. And while some games do get updates once in a while, they've really stepped up their game for Super Mario Maker. Since it was released, Nintendo has rolled out two major updates for the game, bringing a host of new features. Plus, they keep releasing new costumes on a pretty steady basis. Well, today they've announced another big update.

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Star Kart mixes Mario Kart with Star Wars

Star Kart mixes Mario Kart with Star Wars

If you love Star Wars and Mario Kart, you will like this mash up of the two. The mash up is a fan made video that was created by Dark Pixel. The short YouTube movie reportedly took a year to make and the finish makes it look like a professional film. The places the characters in the film race are right out of Mario Kart.

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Super Mario Maker user creates a “computer” in-game

Super Mario Maker user creates a “computer” in-game

Move over Minecraft, there's a new kid in town. Well, as far as crazy and mind-blowing creations are concerned. While Super Mario Maker has indeed let a thousand creative ideas bloom, you probably wouldn't expect someone to create a computer right inside the game. A computer running inside a program running on a computer. Game-ception! Of course, given the technical and practical limitations, the "computer' is nothing more than a crude, and terribly tedious, adding machine, but still testifies to the creators genius. And patience, lots of patience.

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Nintendo launches Super Mario wallpaper Maker

Nintendo launches Super Mario wallpaper Maker

Super Mario Maker has no doubt been one of the best things to come to the Wii U. Until its release, the only way you could make your own Mario levels was with a complicated emulator. Well, now the gaming giant has released a new version of the Mario Maker, though you won't be able to actually play the levels you create.

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