NS Review – New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Switch)

The Switch is entering its third calendar year, and Nintendo has opened 2019 with another port of a Wii U classic. This time, it’s one of the launch titles featuring the famous plumbers: New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe is a port that comes seven years after the original Wii U launch. Wow, has it really been that long since … Continue reading

NS Review – Mario Tennis Aces (Switch)

No Mario sports series has visited us as often as Camelot’s Mario Tennis; Mario and company have rallied on each home console since the Nintendo 64, with a few handheld instalments along the way. Returning three years after the hollow experience that was Ultra Smash for Wii U, Mario Tennis Aces is the first Mario … Continue reading

NS Review – Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions (3DS)

I will happily admit that I was a huge fan of the GameBoy Advance; it had a few stellar games, but sadly wasn’t quite up to the calibre of other Nintendo platforms in terms of an overall game roster. One of the huge breakthrough hits on the console in my opinion though was Mario & … Continue reading

Free Mario-Themed Update for Minecraft: Wii U Edition

A surprising new update is coming to Minecraft: Wii U Edition this week as Nintendo, Microsoft and Mojang have partnered to created this free new Mario-themed Minecraft Pack! It features many different playable and enemy character skins and levels inspired from the Super Mario series. This pack is a celebration of all things Mario, as … Continue reading

Tales from Kickstarter – Sneaky Ninja (Wii U)

Once upon a time on a crowd funding platform far away… There was an official Nintendo Wii U independent developer called Starfall Studios who were seeking support for a game they named Sneaky Ninja. It was their answer to Mark of the Ninja if it had been raised by a Super Mario of a stepfather. … Continue reading

E3 2012 Wishlist: Mario, Zelda, and Kirby, Oh My!

E3 2012. The best time of the year for video game fans is almost here and I can’t wait. Los Angeles will be jumping this year for the Devils/Kings Stanley Cup final as well as the trade show at the L.A. Convention Center. By the way, Devils in six games, I’m just saying. Sorry I … Continue reading

Wii Review: Fortune Street

Title: Fortune Street Genre: Strategy/Board-game-like System: Wii Developer: Armor Project/Square Enix Publisher: Nintendo Fortune Street! Now that I have your attention this review can finally get underway. Now I know you’ve been asking yourself ” What game has Mario characters as well as Dragon Quest characters?” The answer to that question is the Monopoly like … Continue reading

Virtual Console Review: Super Mario Land: 6 Golden Coins

Title: Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins Genre: Platform Developer: Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo Release Date: 29 – 09 – 2011 (VC) Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins first hit the scene back in 1992, 1993 in Europe, on the Game Boy. Revisit this amazing Mario title by downloading it now on the 3DS … Continue reading

Miyamoto Talks Super Mario 3D Land

A new Iwata Asks video has emerged in which the Nintendo president interviews Shigero Miyamoto about Super Mario 3D Land. The pair discuss how the game is a return to the franchise’s 2D platforming roots, using stereoscopic 3D to play around with perspective, and how in the good old days, Mario was all about ‘stomping … Continue reading

Super Mario and Mario Kart 3DS Playable Demos at Manchester MCM 30 Jul

This Saturday sees Manchester’s MCM return to the Manchester Central Convention complex.  While Nintendo Scene unfortunately won’t be represented there (I’ll be at London Anime Con all weekend) those in the North will be able to sample Mario Kart and Super Mario both on the Nintendo 3DS at the Nintendo Unleashed stand.  These will unfortunately … Continue reading

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