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.
Okay, this is odd. Apparently, Nintendo UK Wii Youtube channel is uploading a whole bunch of trailers showing Wii games that have been out for at least two or three years now. Like Mario Kart Wii and Mario Strikers Charged.
A good video game boss should be many things. It should be designed so it fits the level at least somewhat thematically, it should be a decent challenge to top off the level and it should generally be designed in a way that it doesn’t come up off as an utterly boring character. And hence why the Mario series has never been known for great boss battles, it usually succeeds at least at those basic criteria. But it doesn’t always get things right. So these are the six most disappointing bosses in Mario history, six bland bosses that really felt like a let down after the build up of a whole level or even game. Let’s begin… 6. Harsh Possessor […]
They surveyed 2000 GAME customers to find out what they thought was the best year in gaming and the best console, and the results were 1996 and the Wii respectively. Here are their poll results: Top Five Years for Gaming: 1. 1996 (14%): Tomb Raider and Crash Bandicoot on the PlayStation and Nintendo 64 launched. We were singing along to Baddiel and Skinner’s Three Lions and Brit Pop was at its height 2. 2002 (13%): Halo and Elder Scrolls III on the Xbox and Grand Theft Auto Vice City. BBC 6 Music arrived on our airwaves and Arsenal won the FA Cup 3. 1991 (12%): Street Fighter II and Super Mario World on SNES and Lemmings was out on the […]
Is that a good thing? Hard to really say given the much better reception Super Mario Galaxy got compared to 3D Land. Either way, Super Mario 3D Land has apparently outpaced Super Mario Galaxy in terms of sales and gone well past the eight million mark in recent weeks. Here’s a chart comparing how well each game is selling: As you can clearly see, Super Mario 3D Land seems to be selling for longer periods of time after the initial burst of popularity back on launch day, and is significantly more popular in Japan than Super Mario Galaxy was. There’s still time to go before 3D Land stops selling well (it’s been in the charts for quite a while), but […]
It will affect most online services, and will mean that the 3DS and Wii U Shop, Wii Shop Channel and DSi Shop will all be inaccessible. This will last from 11pm on Monday the 28th January 2013 to 5pm on Tuesday the 29th (Pacific Time Zone). Here’s the list of services affected by this throughout the entire duration: Nintendo DS Online services Pokemon Black and White Pokemon Black and White 2 Here’s the list of services that will be inaccessible from 5-6pm on Monday the 28th: Wii U online multiplayer And here’s the list that will be unavailable from 12pm to 5pm at that time: Wii U eShop 3DS eShop DSi Shop Wii Shopping Channel Sorry for the inconvenience this […]
Generally, most Mario Kart tracks are fairly good. You’ve got classics like Wario Stadium, Airship Fortress and Waluigi Pinball, you’ve got interesting new ones like Mario Kart 7′s Rainbow Road and Mario Kart Wii’s Koopa Cape, and generally most of the other ones will at least have some semblance of a fandom who think they’re among the best tracks in the series. But unfortunately, some tracks just don’t measure up to the high standards expected of the Mario Kart series. Whether it’s through poor design, boring visuals or being plain broken, they’re just bad tracks that people just don’t find that fun. So here are the ten worst tracks in Mario Kart history. Note: Not counting those from Arcade GP, […]
Well, with all the good comments my last few Mario facts and trivia articles got, I thought it was only sane to write another one! So here are five more semi obscure Mario related facts you might not know! 1. Mario Party Recalled When a game usually gets recalled, it’s usually due to either ‘adult’ content or some form of major technical issue. Or perhaps in some cases blatant copyright infringement. But a Mario game getting recalled? Who ever heard of that? Well in fact it actually happened, Mario Party 8 got recalled in the UK due to wording used by a Magikoopa in one of the effect orbs. You see, in the game he says: Turn the train spastic, […]
If you’ve been reading reviews of Paper Mario Sticker Star, you’ll probably be well aware of the faults people are criticising it for and the debatable change to only using existing Mario characters. With the battle system replaced by stickers, no new characters at all bar Kersti and a complete lack of partners, some long time fans are already considering the game a bit of a step down compared to the earlier titles. But is it possible that Super Paper Mario and people’s reactions to it were responsible for all this? That people thought Super Paper Mario was a completely different game to what it was in reality and ended up blaming Nintendo for it, causing the much more conservative […]
As of now, many consumers are extremely confused about the difference between the Wii and the Wii U. News articles are mixing them up, Kotaku is writing articles showing hundreds of people on Twitter who don’t seem to know what a Wii U is and even some poorly informed gaming websites have been fooled into thinking the Wii U is some sort of Wii add on similar to the Balance Board or MotionPlus. So to fix this and make the situation a bit less confusing for future Wii U buyers, here are four things Nintendo should do to stop people confusing the two consoles. 1. Rename the system First things first, do something about the name. As the article about […]