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Nintendo wants to focus on more original IP in the future

Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa has said that the company will be focusing more on original games, as well as supporting existing IP.Despite the demonstrable success Nintendo has enjoyed by focusing on the likes of Mario, Splatoon, Zelda, Animal Crossing, and so on since the Switch launched back in 2017, it seems the company is eager to diversify its portfolio going forward.In an interview with Nikkei (thanks VGC), Furukawa has suggested that Nintendo needs to commit to creating new franchises and evolve its output in order to better challenge the growing competition in the home entertainment department from other companies like Sony and Microsoft.Watch…

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You only have a few weeks left to buy Super Mario 3D All-Stars

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 1 March 2021 18:54 GMT Nintendo is living up to its promise to remove a few of its titles from sale at the end of March and has issued a tweet warning players to pick up Super Mario 3D All-Stars before March 31.Nintendo’s official Twitter account has sent out a nice little reminder for fans that potentially want to pick up Super Mario 3D All-Stars before it gets delisted and is no longer digitally available via the eShop. You may still be able to purchase the title physically, but Nintendo will stop producing new copies of the…

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The Week In Games: Prepare For Bowser’s Fury

People like Mario games, I’ve heard. So it’s good to see Nintendo releasing another one! Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury releases later this week for Switch. I’m very excited about this port. I never owned a WiiU, so I missed out on this Mario game. It always looked like a lot of fun and I was a big fan of Super Mario 3D Land on 3DS, so a bigger, console spin on that style of 3D Mario sounds good to me. And the new Bowser’s Fury bit seems cool too! Beyond Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury,…

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Amazon, Best Buy and Gamestop are offering big Black Friday discounts on Switch games

By Henry Stockdale, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 20:12 GMT As we get closer to Black Friday, many sites are continuing to post their hottest deals and if you’re a Nintendo Switch owner, you’ve got no end of choices to go on.From Nintendo’s star icon (We of course mean Luigi) searching haunted hotels to the JRPG powerhouse that is Fire Emblem: Three Houses, there’s something for everyone and Amazon, Best Buy and GameStop have been bringing us some outstanding offers. If you’re happy to go pre-owned, GameStop are also knocking an extra couple of dollars off too, though this varies from game…

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You can play as Luigi in Super Mario Bros. 35

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 14:30 GMT Luigi is actually a playable character in Super Mario Bros. 35.Super Mario Bros. 35, Nintendo’s take on the battle royale genre with Mario’s platforming fundamentals, has been popular with players since its release. When the game was announced, Nintendo only showed it off with Mario as the playable character.Now, however, players have discovered that Luigi is hidden within Super Mario Bros. 35, and you can even play as him. As reported by Eurogamer, the community came together to try and figure out Luigi’s unlock requirements.After some digging, players came to the…

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Nintendo and Sony confirmed for Amazon Prime Day

By Joel Franey, Monday, 28 September 2020 15:35 GMT Amazon Prime Day 2020 will be coming on 13th-14th October, and two brands that have been confirmed to be included in a major way are Nintendo and Sony, bringing with them a range of deals and discounts for Amazon Prime members.This is big news for those who have plans to buy gaming tech and merchandise, as historically sales events on Amazon have usually come with bundles and significant discounts, especially in regards to console bundles. More specifically, these are some bundles and hot-ticket items we’ve seen discounted hard in the past,…

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Super Mario 64: Jolly Roger Bay Stars – Plunder in the Sunken Ship, 100 Coins and more

Jolly Roger Bay is the first traditional water level in Super Mario 64, and is found on the right hand side of the main lobby of the castle behind a 3-star door. It’s a level that changes a fair amount depending on the star you select with the central ship sometimes afloat and sometimes sunken. We’ll detail all in the full stars guide below. If you’re done with this stage, be sure to check out the rest of our Super Mario 64 Ultimate Guide for every other stage’s stars, including the Castle Secret Stars.Jolly Roger Bay Star 1: Plunder in…

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Super Mario 64: Wet-Dry World Stars

The 11th course in Super Mario 64 is Wet-Dry World, and for my money, this is where this game really hits its stride. While many of the levels in Mario 64 so far have been good, this level is the first of a back-half streak that shows a real confidence with this Mario team working to create a 3D game. It has a unique mechanic – raising and lowering water levels. While you can raise and lower the water inside the stage with special switches, keep in mind that you can change the water height on spawn by the height…

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Super Mario 64: Snowman’s Land Stars

We’re now into double digits, and course 10 of Super Mario 64 is another snow one – found on the upper levels of the castle. To reach Snowman’s Land you’ll have to unlock the door on the upper level of the lobby with the key obtained for beating Bowser a second time – which you do by first completing the first star of the previous stage, Dire, Dire Docks. Up the stairs there’s a whole bunch of new rooms and paintings – which means new courses.Snowman’s Land is actually hidden. Go into the room with the large mirror and look…

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Here’s where you can pre-order the Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros.

By James Pickard, Friday, 4 September 2020 15:00 GMT One of the coolest things to come from yesterday’s Super Mario 35th Anniversary Direct was the announcement of the Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. Here’s where it’s currently available to pre-order if you want to ensure you nab the retro handheld for yourself.The Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. mimics the iconic design of the handheld that introduced us to Donkey Kong and Balloon Fight. This version, though, sports a full-colour LED screen as well as copies of the original Super Mario Bros. and The Lost Levels. Other features include…

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Streamer sets Super Mario 64 world record while playing with drums

By Cian Maher, Monday, 31 August 2020 14:44 GMT A Super Mario 64 streamer recently set a brand new world record while playing through the game using nothing but an electronic drum set. The streamer in question – who goes by the handle CZR – regularly publishes a mix of drum covers and gaming videos to his YouTube channel. Occasionally, he combines the two and speedruns iconic games using a pair of drumsticks instead of an ordinary controller.Check out the video below, which shows CZR speed-drumming his way through Super Mario 64 in under 30 minutes.It’s worth noting that this is…