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Posts Tagged ‘ Super Mario ’

Super Mario Odyssey Is Right Around The Corner.


A few months ago I bought my best friend’s kid a Nintendo Switch, and was actually jealous.  With the announcement of Super Mario Odyssey, I remember the first time Super Mario 64 blew my mind. Having watched this video, I’m convinced that the team behind this game has made a groundbreaking and immensely enjoyable platformer. The use of Cappy as a platforming tool as well as its applications in combat situations is very inventive. I look forward to getting my hands on this at some point in the near future.  Super Mario Odyssey will be released on October 27th exclusively on the Nintendo Switch, check out the overview video below.

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Mario’s Getting a Mercedes


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If you’ve ever played a Super Mario game, you’re going to love the new Japanese commercial for the Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV.  In it, an 8-bit Mario smashes blocks, collects coins, and runs over baddies in a pixelated Benz. When he wraps up the level, the NES game turns live-action, and a tough looking Mario in Batman-esque armor emerges from the SUV.  Besides being a fun ad, it marks a notable shift for both Nintendo and Mercedes-Benz.  It’s the first example of Nintendo licensing its intellectual property after its president Satoru Iwata announced the company would move in this direction as it struggles to profit from games on its Wii U console, Bloomberg reports. The GLA will also be the first real-life car available in the upcoming “Mario Kart 8.”

Super Mario / Zelda / Metroid


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Check out the artwork created by Chogrin Muñoz. He had an art show called the 3NES Show at Bottleneck Gallery, a tribute to Super Mario, Zelda, and Metroid. He decided to form his artwork as a tryptich, and some sketches and pictures of the process.

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