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Lego’s Super Mario is Perfect if You Suck at the Video Games

Approximately 40,000 years ago, back in March when time still had meaning, Lego and Nintendo made nerds weep with joy when the companies announced their first collaboration: a high-tech Super Mario that lets you build real-life video game levels for out of Lego bricks. A real-life Mario Maker, if you will. Since then, the companies have announced expansion sets and costume upgrades, which only underscores the breadth of this Lego-Nintendo undertaking. Now, having built and played the starter course and three expansion sets, I can finally say there is a Super Mario level that I can actually beat. Read More >>

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Lego’s Super Mario Is Getting a Bunch of Costume Upgrades Including a Cat Suit

Lego and Nintendo have been slowly trickling out sneak peeks of their upcoming playsets, including expansion packs and an ever-growing collection of buildable levels. Today Nintendo also revealed that Mario himself can also be upgraded through four different Power-Up Packs giving the hero new costumes and new abilities. Read More >>

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Lego Super Mario Sets Revealed Along With Prices, Release Dates, and New App

Lego has revealed the upcoming Super Mario sets in collaboration with Nintendo, and as a person who has no interest at all in Lego, I want to buy them all. Read More >>

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Adorable Animated Super Mario Chain Chomp Toy Will Help You Practice Safe Social Distancing

If you’ve played the various iterations of games like Super Mario and Mario Kart over the years, you’ve undoubtedly found yourself at the dangerous end of a Chain Chomp more than once. The character can be a terrifying baddie to stumble across in a game, but in real life it’s the most adorable way to keep other people away. Read More >>

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Mario Segale, the Inspiration Behind Nintendo’s ‘Super Mario,’ Dies at 84

Mario Segale, the namesake behind the famous mustachioed protagonist of Nintendo’s iconic video game franchise, has died at age 84. Read More >>

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This Real-Life, Coin-Shooting Mario Block Is My New Retirement Plan

Stressed about job security? Worried about making ends meet? Super Mario might be a plumber, but do you ever see him fixing pipes? No, and why would he when his world is filled with random blocks that spew gold coins? Apparently hoping for an early retirement, hacker Jonathan Whalen attempted to build a real-life version of a Super Mario Land question block that actually spits out coins. Read More >>

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You’re Not on Mushrooms, This Animated Fidget Spinner Brings Super Mario to Life

Despite the internet already being oversaturated with fidget spinner content, YouTube’s A Pyro Design has come up with a unique use for the fad toys. He turned a fidget spinner into a handheld zoetrope that brings Super Mario to life using three simple frames of animation. Read More >>

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Go Download Super Mario Run Right Now

Super Mario Run is finally here. Announced in September, it is the first time that Nintendo’s most famous character will have a game on smartphones, and it’s exclusive to the iPhone and iPad. Read More >>

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Here’s the Moment Super Mario Lit Up the Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony

Competitive sports and gaming geekery aren’t exactly regular bedfellows, but early evidence suggests the Tokyo Olympics might manage to mix things up a bit. Read More >>

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The Super Mario Tube Map is Beyond Magnificent

The Tube map is a design icon. It has an incredibly long and fascinating history and also lends itself to constant reinvention. However, of all the great, good and completely pointless takes on the Tube map we’ve seen over the years, nothing compares to this. Read More >>

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Speedrunner Reprograms a Super Mario Game to Beat Itself

Speedrunners have long been exploiting 8-bit games by “reprogramming” them. Pixel-perfect inputs can be used to trigger memory events, usually for the purpose of beating games in fractions of the time it would ordinarily take. A similar exploit exists in the classic Mario Game Boy game 6 Golden Coins, but it exists in a physical, semi-playable form. Welcome to glitch hell. Read More >>

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A ‘New Kind of Mario’ From Miyamoto Hints at a Quirky Nintendo NX

Nintendo has revealed that the world’s favourite money-chasing plumber is in line for a few changes in an agonisingly teasing interview with IGN. The gaming giant hasn’t let any specifics slip out of its bag of tricks, but says it hopes to show off something new (and hopefully exciting for the right reasons) at E3 2017. Read More >>

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Seeing Super Mario Maker in Real Life Will Make You Glad You Don’t Live in a Video Game

You probably never stop to think about just how nightmarish the Mushroom Kingdom is while playing any of the Super Mario games. But this real-life version of Super Mario Maker really puts things into perspective. If this is what a plumber’s life really is like, it’s far more intense than just fixing pipes and unclogging drains. [YouTube via The Awesomer] Read More >>

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30 Best-Selling Super Mario Games of All Time on the Plumber’s 30th Birthday

The Mario Brothers (let's not forget Luigi, now) officially turn 30 this weekend as Sunday will mark three decades since the release of Super Mario Bros on the original Nintendo Entertainment System. Read More >>

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Go Play Super Mario 64 in Your Browser, Right Now

Remember Super Mario 64, the game that made your childhood, and probably introduced you to 3D gaming? Well, it's back. And you don't need to go digging around in the attic to play it. Read More >>