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Saturday, March 31, 2007

You can now pre-order copies of Super Mario Galaxy from Gamestop. They will be shipping the game on November 1, 2007 for $49.99. Not much more information is available on the product page.However we will let you know of any sudden changes that may occur.

- Report By Gage at 6:49 PM

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Friday, March 30, 2007

Gamasutra launched their weekly column "Sailing the World" which covers the top 5 games sold for each game console world wide. So, quickly, let's go over how Mario faired this week: Note: This report will cover games in North America only.

Nintendo Wii: WarioWare: Smooth Moves took the Number 4 spot this week.

Nintendo DS: Mario Kart DS also takes Number 4.

Click the link to read the full report on other consoles.

- Report By Gage at 4:37 PM

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Mario Strikers Football (Mario Strikers Charged in the U.S.) has been confirmed for a June 7, 2007 release date in AU. U.S. date around that time? Keep checking back!

- Report By Gage at 6:46 AM

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Nintendo and SEGA announced today (Tokyo) that both Mario and Sonic would be making a debut in the Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games which is based on the Beijing Olympic Games coming up in 2008. Other characters making a debut are Luigi, Yoshi, Knuckles, and Tails besides Mario and Sonic. There are others but the full list was not mentioned in the press room.

This game has been slated for a "Holiday 2007" release.

UPDATE: Sorry guys I forgot to say the game will be hitting Wii and DS platforms.

- Report By Gage at 6:33 AM

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Monday, March 26, 2007

Well if this isn't cool! The New York based import business, National Console Support, announced today that they will be accepting pre-orders for this 59 inch Mario product. The question is... do you want to pay $3,000?!

Surely I would not but if you want to, more power to ya'. Here's the product info page.

- Report By Gage at 7:58 PM

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

I originally said that The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 - The Complete Series would be released on June 26. In truth the set will be available on June 5.

I apologize for this error!

- Report By Gage at 5:50 PM

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Just like to announce that Target is currently offering both New Super Mario Bros. and Yoshi's Island DS, and Wario: Master of Disguise for $24. Also being offered is a DS Lite including a Mario and Peach skin for the hand held for $129.99.

- Report By Gage at 11:54 AM

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Monday, March 19, 2007

The NES classic Mario & Yoshi, has been confirmed for a release on Aussie VCs. No point value or firm date has been announced although there was a mention of "in the near future". Us residents in the U.S. will no doubt be seeing this release on the Wii Shopping Channel after the Austrailan release.

We'll keep you posted.

- Report By Gage at 7:55 PM

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Friday, March 16, 2007

It was first known yesterday of Banpresto's new Super Mario Brothers plush toys however, they are only available in Japan at this point in time. The line apparently features Mario, Toad, Luigi, Boo, and the Power-Up Mushroom.

On a positive side this does not mean U.S. fans cannot make a purchase online. Play-Asia has just stalked these today and would cost U.S citizens $10.90. Visit the link provided if you're interested!

- Report By Gage at 12:02 PM

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

We know have a release date for the first volume (I'm presuming) of the Super Mario Bros. 3 DVD set- June 26, 2007. This set will retail at $29.98. Some bonus footage to be expected:

-Interactive The Adventures Of Super Mario Bros.® 3 Writers Bible
-Learn the back story of The Adventures Of Super Mario Bros.® 3
-Meet the Marios & Koopas
-Visit the worlds
-View the artwork from concept to final
-Hear the original music

We're sure to expect more material. Stay tuned here for more updates regarding the release!

- Report By Gage at 8:19 PM

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Monday, March 12, 2007

As we reported on March seventh about the possibility of the 'Mushroom Kingdom Hearts' game in 2008, new news comes about. This was, accordingly, just a April Fools joke and a rumor. Kotaku mentions that the game WOULD have featured 41 Nintendo characters which results to 4/1 aka April 1st.

Also as evidence, Mario is shown without the "M" on his hat in the so called promotional game poster. Sorry folks but this news had to be broke.

- Report By Gage at 3:28 PM

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Saturday, March 10, 2007

If you've been keeping up with GDC coverage, Nintendo, then you would know that Koji Kondo performed at the Video Games Live last night. Click the link to view the video of him playing one of the most known works, tunes from Super Mario Brothers!

- Report By Gage at 8:04 AM

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Friday, March 09, 2007

King of Games
announced that their new 'Mario Kart Grand Champion' shirt will be going on sale at the Nintendo Museum in Osaka beginning on March 28th. No word yet on if this will be available on King of Game's English store website or not.

- Report By Gage at 7:18 PM

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Mario Strikers Charged has been renamed in Australia to Mario Strikers Charged Football. Could this lead to a change in the U.S. name? Perhaps so. We'll keep you posted if that happens!

- Report By Gage at 4:11 PM

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Thursday, March 08, 2007

We have more screen shots from GDC. This time from Super Mario Galaxy which was only touched upon in Miyamoto's keynote address in which he only confirmed this game to be released by the end of 2007.

Screen shots courtesy of Jeux-France. Also, they have posted a video of Super Mario Galaxy in action!

- Report By Gage at 4:52 PM

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Nintendo of America announced at the GDC yesterday that Mario Party 8 has been set for a May 29, 2007 release date.

Also, Shigeru Miyamoto won the 'Lifetime Achievement' award.

- Report By Gage at 6:35 AM

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

GameVideos is currently hosting a Super Paper Mario tutorial video which was taken straight at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

- Report By Gage at 5:09 PM

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GoNintendo have updated their site earlier today with images of a few games being displayed, having to do with Mario. I thought I'd post them here for you all to get a glimpse of what you can expect when these titles hit the Wii this year.

Super Paper Mario

Mario Strikers Charged

If you would like more images of the same games or different ones, visit!

- Report By Gage at 4:53 PM

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An article in EGM (April issue) is describing or just telling plainly that Nintendo and Disney are in the works to produce a new game for the Wii, Mushroom Kingdom Heats. Square Enix is the publisher and that is all that we know about the game other than we'll see characters from the original Kingdom Hearts titles and Mario should be playing a major role...

We'll keep you posted with more information when it becomes available.

- Report By Gage at 7:14 AM

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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Today we have the official box art for the upcoming Super Paper Mario (Wii) title. Be sure to check those stores come April 9, 2007!

- Report By Gage at 4:15 PM

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As slated for an original March release, Mario Party 8 is now delayed until this summer.

- Report By Gage at 7:13 AM

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Monday, March 05, 2007

Not all too important news but I'd like to share with you that a public school was handing out Wario: Master of Disguise bookmarks beginning on Friday, March second. Does Nintendo have anything planned? Probably not but odds are it was just a way to remind us of the title's release on Monday (today).

- Report By Gage at 3:03 PM

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Wario: Master of Disguise for the DS should be hitting stores in the U.S. today.

- Report By Gage at 6:22 AM

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Saturday, March 03, 2007

We thought we'd like to share with you news of a cell phone game has been established and has surfaced entitled "Marbario". None-the-less the game follows the storyline of Super Mario Brothers but with different characters. Let's lay that out:

The overall objective of the game is to save you're girlfriend from Pavo, aka Bowser. Here's a description: Mobario is a classical jump 'n' run game. The story is quite simple:
Mobaria, the girlfriend of Mobario was kidnapped by the evil Pavo. You have to rescue Mobaria from Pavo's Castle, but you have to get there which is not easy. The land, the sky, the caves and even under the water are nasty enemies waiting for you. In Pavo's Castle, fireballs make your journey more difficult. And at the end you have to fight Pavo, who is really strong, you have to beat him 10 times, but take care with jumping on him.

Now you have to make you're way through 9 levels and defeat all the enemies. The boss of each level is Pavo.

- Report By Gage at 10:29 AM

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Friday, March 02, 2007

Here's a list of the top Mario related video games for the week of 2/26-3/2/07:

Nintendo Wii - 4. WarioWare: Smooth Moves

Nintendo DS - 2. New Super Mario Bros.

That's all for today, unfortunately.

- Report By Gage at 2:18 PM

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Currently in Australia, locations are now allowing customers to sample the newest DS titles for free. However, the stores need to support the Wi-Fi as well as you're game. Relating to Mario is that Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis is available to test out.

- Report By Gage at 7:48 AM

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