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It seems Super Nintendo World is open and the videos are pouring in

It seems Super Nintendo World is open and the videos are pouring in

It seems that despite the nation's state of emergency declaration and Universal's previously stated plan to delay opening its new Super Nintendo World theme park, a number of people have already gotten access to the destination. As a result, a large number of videos showing off the theme park have been published, and they make it look even more fun than anticipated.

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LEGO Super Mario Master Your Adventure Maker Set makes bricks feel new again

LEGO Super Mario Master Your Adventure Maker Set makes bricks feel new again

There've been more different sorts of LEGO sets over the past several decades than I'm sure LEGO would like to admit. Lots of great success has been had, but not every concept is a winner. The latest is LEGO Super Mario - and it's a winner. In the LEGO Super Mario Master Your Adventure set revealed this week, the winning combination of elements is made plain.

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Mario Kart on Nintendo Switch played with DIY exercise bike

Mario Kart on Nintendo Switch played with DIY exercise bike

This week the modder known as Mechachoi delivered a robotic masterpiece, connecting Mario Kart on Nintendo Switch to an exercise bike. He worked with a variety of off-the-shelf parts and made the whole experience just as wireless as the original, pushing the exercise bike to act as the controller without ripping the original controller apart whatsoever. This is the sort of modding Nintendo must love.

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Super Nintendo World opening delayed due to COVID-19 surge

Super Nintendo World opening delayed due to COVID-19 surge

After years of talk about a Nintendo theme park, we found ourselves within weeks of Super Nintendo World opening at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka. Originally slated for a grand opening on February 4th, 2021, Universal Studios and Nintendo have announced that the opening will be delayed. Like most things that have been delayed over the course of the past year, we have the COVID-19 pandemic to thank for this one as well.

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Super Mario 3D World Switch trailer shows off Bowser’s Fury expansion

Super Mario 3D World Switch trailer shows off Bowser’s Fury expansion

As revealed last year, Super Mario 3D World - the flagship Mario title for the Wii U - is making its way to Nintendo Switch. That'll happen next month, though this isn't just a straight port of Super Mario 3D World. While Switch owners will be getting the base game, they'll also be getting a new expansion called Bowser's Fury, which we were able to take a look at today in a new trailer for the Switch version of Super Mario 3D World.

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Super Nintendo World interactive online tour launched

Super Nintendo World interactive online tour launched

Today the folks at Nintendo revealed an interactive online tour of their massively impressive theme park: Super Nintendo World. Starting at the front page of the park on the park's Universal Studios Japan site, the user drops in and explores the park in full 3D motion. One wonders whether the work that was put into this presentation might be flipped for use with a virtual reality presentation - how easy would that be?

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This Super Mario 3D All-Stars ad makes us miss Super Mario Galaxy 2 even more

This Super Mario 3D All-Stars ad makes us miss Super Mario Galaxy 2 even more

With a number of Nintendo Switch consoles no doubt finding new owners this week, Nintendo is obviously tapping its big franchises in advertising campaigns. The company's biggest franchise - Super Mario - celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, and as part of that anniversary celebration, Nintendo released Super Mario 3D All-Stars back in September. Today, the company published a new ad focusing solely on one of the games in Super Mario 3D All-Stars: Super Mario Galaxy.

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Nintendo Switch Year in Review could come as a pandemic shock

Nintendo Switch Year in Review could come as a pandemic shock

2020 is quickly drawing to a close, but before it does, Nintendo has launched its Switch Year in Review website that allows Switch owners to see a number of statistics about their year in gaming. Nintendo does this at the end of every year, showing Switch owners what their most-played games of the year were, along with how many hours they played throughout the year. There are even some special Mario-themed stats for 2020, as this is Mario's 35th anniversary.

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Super Nintendo World full tour video shows off new theme park

Super Nintendo World full tour video shows off new theme park

As promised, Nintendo has published a video showing off the new Super Nintendo World theme park at Universal Studios Japan. The new destination will open its doors to the public on February 4, giving fans access to what Nintendo describes as 'a highly themed and immersive' park complete with games and adventures.

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Super Nintendo World Direct to show off the theme park for 15 minutes

Super Nintendo World Direct to show off the theme park for 15 minutes

Some industries were hit harder than others during this COVID-19 pandemic. Those that relied on people gathering in a single location, big or small, were some of those that got hit the hardest, and even big resorts and theme parks, like those under Disney's name, temporarily closed or let go of thousands of employees. Despite that, there are still some that try to push through, often under modified conditions, and Nintendo seems intent on showing that it's business as usual by holding a Direct live stream focused solely on its upcoming Super Nintendo World theme park.

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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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