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Monday, February 26, 2007

Reports are flooding in about a HUGE sale Best Buy will be holding tomorrow. Did you not buy a Mario game on the Game Cube or any other console because of the price? Well here's you're chance and you better act on it quickly.

Mario Party 7 will be on sale for $1.99 along with Luigi's Mansion for the same price. Games pertain to the GC console. Next up is Game Boy Advance where you'll find Mario Party Advance ($1.99), Mario And Luigi ($4.99), and Mario Tennis: Power Tour ($4.99). And, for the final sale item, is Dr. Mario Puzzle League for 5 bucks.

If you want a full list of games for other systems then click here.

- Report By Gage at 5:57 PM

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Friday, February 23, 2007

Heads Up: Tune into Spike TV on Friday at 1:00am to watch Game Head. If you do then you'll be seeing Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo of America, Shane Kim, VP of Microsoft Studios, and Phil Harrison, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studio all talk about the 2007 Gaming Industry. Just a heads up if this appeals interesting. We will undoubtedly be hearing about the Mario Brothers!

- Report By Gage at 12:22 PM

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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Just a small reference for everyone interested in gaining some preknowledge on this upcoming Wii title. 1Up's Shane Bettenhausen is currently running on his blog that he's open to answer anyone's questions regarding the title. All you have to do is drop him a question in the comment section and keep checking back for answers!

- Report By Gage at 6:25 PM

View Comments » has posted some Mario Party 8 images.

- Report By Gage at 1:40 PM

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This is not directly related to Mario but may pertain to the series in general. We receive word that the Classic Gaming Expo will be taking place on July 28th and 29th at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The Expo was not held in 2006.

- Report By Gage at 11:52 AM

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

This morning Gamasutra noted about Nintendo Wii and PS3 sales (see Nintendo of America's press room) and also reported on the top 3 games on the Next Generation systems. Right now I'll just post on Mario or Mario related game stats.

Nintendo Wii - WarioWare: Smooth Moves was the top game for the Wii.
Nintendo DS - New Super Mario Bros. came out on top and Mario Kart DS second.

There was no Mario game mentioned for the Gamecube.

- Report By Gage at 4:12 PM

View Comments » posted some of the first images of Super Paper Mario. Also, as a side note, check out GoNintendo's 'End of Day' thoughts of Super Paper Mario which RMC entitled 'A sight for sore eyes'.

- Report By Gage at 11:31 AM

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Sunday, February 18, 2007

GameVideos is now hosting a video of people playing the Mario Kart Grand Prix 2 arcade game.

- Report By Gage at 8:59 PM

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Nintendo has launched their Wario: Master of Disguise teaser website.

- Report By Gage at 5:55 PM

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Go Nintendo has released some information today in regards to 1Up releasing some Super Paper Mario game information in their February 16th Podcast. According to the report we can expect the beginning of the game to take place in a village, like the former games, levels will follow the 1-1, 1-2, 1-3 format such as Super Mario Bros. 3 and 2 followed.

- Report By Gage at 4:33 PM

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Saturday, February 17, 2007

What's this? Mario Kart is now coming back in the old style, arcade gaming with the debut of Mario Kart Arcade Grand Prix 2 in Japan and there is talk now that we can hope to expect this game hits the Wii at some point in the United States and globally. Check out IGN's screen shots above.

- Report By Gage at 2:38 PM

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Monday, February 12, 2007

An official United States release date for Super Paper Mario on the Nintendo Wii has been set for April 9, 2007.

- Report By Gage at 3:53 PM

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Friday, February 09, 2007

This may or may not affect to the United States, but who knows what will come. According to The Mushroom Kingdom, a DVD version of the 1993 live-action movie, Super Mario Bros. will be hitting the United Kingdom on March 5, 2007.

- Report By Gage at 6:30 AM

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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

First and foremost, I know Diddy Kong doesn't relate much to Mario but it could in this case...

Hmm? This is not real big news but with the release of Diddy Kong Racing DS Nintendo Press, Nintendo's Online Press Room, has announced that it may in fact top the charts and possibly exceed sales of Mario Kart DS.

According to the press release, Diddy Kong Racing DS has an advantage of the Wi-Fi Connectivity and new characters. So the question remains, will this DS game rack up over Mario Kart DS's 1.5 million unit sales? Nintendo thinks so or at least is considering this to be a strong possibility.

- Report By Gage at 4:41 PM

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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

We just received this e-mail from Brian Ward of Shout Factory:
Thought you'd be interested in knowing that I'm currently working on the box
set for "The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3: The Complete Series" for a
release date in late Spring/early Summer.

So far, it's all 13 episodes packed onto 2 discs with a third bonus disc.

There you have it.

- Report By Sean Kelly at 10:47 PM

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Monday, February 05, 2007

Nintendo of America has released the SNES classic, Super Mario World, onto the Shopping Channel. You can download the game for 800 Wii Points.

In addition to the release, 1Up has a video of SMW on the Wii.

- Report By Gage at 2:41 PM

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Saturday, February 03, 2007

With the arrival of March's Nintendo Power magazine comes some interesting Mario goodies. Let me break it all down for you:

Calendar: Nintendo Power has available the Smash 2007 calendar in commemoration with the release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The front of the calendar features Snake, Mario, Samus, and Pit.

Game Coverages and Articles

"Chairman of the Board". This section was devoted to Mario Party 8 which arrives on March 5th. This game introduces the highest player amount ever topping 14! Toad and Birdo are now active characters. Also, 70 new mini-games. NP gives a few of the games called Punch-a-Bunch, Grabbin' Gold, Breakneck Building, Blazing Lassos, and Shake It Up. In addition with new mini-games comes a few new areas. Koopa Tycoon, King Boo's Haunted House as well as some small extras (I won't spoil you!) I'll rap this part up because I'll let you wait until the game is released so you can find out yourself.

The NP Awards. March's issue brings up the nominees for the NP Awards based on video games from 2006. New Super Mario Bros. is a nominee for the Game of the Year for DS. New Super Mario Bros. and Yoshi's Island DS are both nominees for the Best Platformer award and the Overall Game of the Year. And, lastly, Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2 is waiting for your vote for Best Wi-Fi Functionality.

Wait there's more! When you vote your entering for a chance to win some cool prizes:

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: 1 Wii, 1 DS Lite, 1 copy of the Wii game of the year, 1 copy of the GCN game of the year, 1 copy of the DS game of the year, and 1 copy of the GBA game of the year.

SECOND PRIZE WINNER: 1 copy of the Wii game of the year, 1 copy of the GCN game of the year, 1 copy of DS game of the year, and 1 copy of the GBA game of the year.

THIRD PRIZE WINNER: Blah, 1 Nintendo Power T-Shirt.

Send in your votes to

Nintendo Power
Player's Poll Vol. 213
P.O. Box 97062
Redmond, WA 98073

Good luck everyone!

- Report By Gage at 4:26 PM

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Thursday, February 01, 2007

1Up has given Mario Kart 64 for the Virtual Console a 'No Thanks' according to their Retro Round-up. Here's their reason from the post:

Nintendo has chosen not to implement N64 memory card support, which means that ghost racing data can't be saved and replayed. And for some reason, this version of the game doesn't seem to want to save individual track records, either. So despite all the fond memories, despite some damn cool track layouts, despite the cleaned-up graphics, we have to give a rating of "no thanks" to MK64 on Virtual Console.

Check out the full talk on this game here.

- Report By Gage at 7:17 PM

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