E3 2014; Nintendo Announces Mario Maker, the first Official Mario Level Editor

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Unfortunately, as I’ll make pretty clear later in the article, it’s not exactly as revolutionary as some people are saying, or Nintendo were hoping it’d be.  The level editor functionality only works with things from Super Mario Bros 1 or New Super Mario Bros U (mostly the former, since you can switch between both styles at will), the level of features seem roughly equivalent to what Super Mario Flash achieved in the early 00s or earlier, and all in all, the game doesn’t quite look as good as some of the other stuff Nintendo announced at today’s show. So if you want to see my more detailed thoughts about this new Mario level editing tool, as well as all the […]

Nintendo’s Releasing a Mario Level Editor Soon?

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Take this with a massive grain of salt given that it’s a supposedly ‘leaked’ photo of a game Nintendo plans to unveil at this year’s E3, but still, there’s now reason to believe the company might be working on a level/game editing tool based on the Super Mario Bros series!  Here’s the picture: As you can see, there’s a pretty clear sign saying ‘Mario Maker’ with a bunch of enemies in a Super Mario Bros 1 inspired area there.  Add a stylus hinting at the game being for the 3DS or Wii U, and you’ve got a pretty realistic looking sign for a possible future Nintendo game or app. However, if you want to read my thoughts on this, as […]

Tecmo Koei Wants to Make a Mario Game?

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They’re already making Hyrule Warriors (that Zelda spinoff with gameplay in the same style as Dynasty Warriors) for the company, but now they apparently want to make a Mario title too.  Yeah, as mentioned in an Official Nintendo Magazine interview, they mentioned wanting to make a Mario game: Disney, Star Wars and Mario are just a few of the various franchises we’d like to work with So yes, that’s something I guess.

Nintendo of Japan’s Wii U Site Features Awesome Mario Artwork!

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With the rise in Nintendo press kits and other materials, and the wealth of free to find content online, original artwork on official websites is a quite a bit rarer than it used to be.  But while most of their gaming sites now just feature the ‘two millionth minor edit of Nintendo’s generic Mario artwork renders, the official site for the Wii U is different. How?  It features pretty cool (and unique) artwork showing Mario and friends messing around with the Wii U’s features!  It’s not much, but if you want to see some slightly amusing artwork from said site for yourself, keep reading!

The Worst Mario Fan Games Ever Made

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When it comes to bad fan works, there are quite a few familiar names that usually end up listed.  Like Sonichu, that godawful Sonic/Pokemon/whatever webcomic by a man with the artistic talent of a six year old.  Or My Immortal, a terrible fan fic that may or may not actually be a troll work.  But for something different, here are five Mario fan games so bad that they actually might outdo both Sonichu and My Immortal!

Has Nintendo Lost the Ability to Make Spinoffs?

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Because while everyone likes to talk about how Nintendo ‘has only a few franchises’ and talks about their ‘unoriginality’ in that sense, I’ve noticed another rather disturbing trend with the company and their games recently. Namely, they don’t seem to be making any interesting new spinoffs or sub series any more.  When was the last time you saw a new spinoff of the Mario franchise with its own original characters or gameplay?

Mario Game Mod A2MT Is Now Dead

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Well, here goes another fan project, another fan made game down the ‘cancelled’ road.  Yes, raocow’s collab game has now been cancelled by the community and joined the likes of Ura Zelda and Super Mario Bros X in the endless graveyard of cancelled fan works. So what was A2MT?  Why was it cancelled?  Keep reading to find out…

Opinion; Five Things the Super Mario Bros Series Should Take from Wario Land

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When it comes to recent Mario platformers, many have said they’re becoming a bit too ‘stale’ and ‘conservative’, with many of the New Super Mario Bros games and other recent titles sharing things like the same look, the same style of music and the same game structure.  But that’s not what it has to be like!  Oh no, as people who’ve played the Wario Land series should know, that franchise has shown full well how you can revolutionise a simple series of 2D platformers in every single installment.  And so here are five things from the Wario Land series that future Mario platformers should use as well.

Opinion: The Ten Craziest Mario Bosses in Nintendo History

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Over his 20 years of starring in video games, Mario and his friends have faced some bizarre opponents.  From murderous suns to pianos with a killing streak, everything from the normal enemies to the toughest bosses often end up being some of the weirdest opponents in the video game world.  But even among this lot, some bosses go even further and end up making even the regular Koopa Troop look sane.  Here they are, the ten craziest, strangest and most outright bizarre bosses in Mario history.

Ten Reasons You Might Not Want to Move to the Mushroom Kingdom

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Last time on Nintendo 3DS Daily, we posted an interesting article by Movoto about why you might want to move to the Mushroom Kingdom.  It had lots of interesting reasons, but do you know what I thought it was missing? Any kind of counter examples to the idea.  So here’s a nice counter argument to their article, with ten reasons why moving to the Mushroom Kingdom might be a terrible idea… 1. The place is in a constant state of war