2020 marks the 35th anniversary for Nintendo’s Mario franchise. In the last week, a lot of news has been swirling around regarding their plans for this year. Including Eurogamer reporting the company’s plans to release remastered versions of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Galaxy, and Super Mario Sunshine on the […]

According to recent reports, Nintendo will be releasing most of their back catalogue of 3D Mario games to the Switch this year, as ‘Mario remasters’. This would coincide with the 35th anniversary of the character, VGC reports. Part of their original statement reads: “As part of its anniversary celebrations, Nintendo will reveal plans to […]

It seems fans are taking the game’s tagline to heart: “Escape to your island getaway—however, whenever, and wherever you want”. Players have already begun taking full advantage of the game’s virtual world, despite it being out less than a week. Most notably, a group of friends surprised one user by […]

If I said the names Gex, Bubsy, Croc, or Cool Spot you’d probably look at me like I’m an insane person. These are the names of some of some unsung heroes, gamings forgotten mascots. Remembered – somewhat infamously – for their lack of character, good gameplay, and style. Gaming mascots, in the traditional sense, […]

Games can be confusing. Sometimes certain mechanics or design philosophies can be difficult to understand, especially for inexperienced players. To combat these problems, game designers create tutorials — segments of a video game specifically aimed to teach the player what the game is about and how it works. Here’s the […]

After an initial tease from Nintendo and LEGO regarding a collaboration using the Mario franchise, an official trailer has dropped revealing LEGO Super Mario. This project will seemingly provide more than just LEGO sets, as the trailer shows off Mario interacting with various other bricks through different faces and sounds. […]

March 10th (#MAR10) is a day for Mario, where we celebrate the red plumber and his impact on gaming. However, as the Mario franchise has expanded so has its characters. Many of them have had their own games, series, and spin-offs. Nintendo has made a habit of making these games […]

We’ve recently published the article “Open World Games: It’s all In The Details” on the site. Where we examined how open world games are made, and how developers have shifted design ideologies to improve the genre. So this article is going to do the opposite. I’m going to take a […]

Thursday 30th January 2020 marks a milestone for current-gen goliath, the Nintendo switch. Total sales for the console have reached 52.48 million units sold, outselling the legendary SNES. This figure sees the console overtake the legendary SNES in sales. It means the switch is now only chasing the NES and […]

When it comes to the world of gaming, progress is constant. We’re always being treated to new and exciting technologies, and yet there are certain classics that remain unerringly popular. Multiple Nintendo titles number among them, with a deep-seated love for these ingrained into millions of gamers, as the success […]