Ever wondered what the Super Mario series could look like if it was built using the latest version of Unreal Engine? Well YouTube user Maikol Quesada has created a tribute using Unreal Engine 4 and the results are undeniably gorgeous. Be sure to check it out in the sumptuous video embedded above.
Nintendo UK has a lovely offer if you’re planning to spend a fair bit of cash on their online store. If you spend £150 then you’re eligible for a free Mario & Luigi Goody Bag which you can see in the image above. To get the Mario & Luigi Goody Bag you’ll need to use this code: MBAG5
You may have seen that earlier today we mentioned that the Gold Mario amiibo has been delayed. The news was sent out via email to Walmart customers who had pre-ordered the figure which went from a March 20th release date to April 8th and the 16th. Thankfully it turns out that the email sent out was incorrect and the item will be shipping on time. Good news for those of you who pre-ordered.
There’s no trouble in the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario Amiibo fans will still see Gold on March 20, 2015. Walmart.com pre-order customers may have seen an incorrect availability date in their account, and we’re in the process of correcting that order information to assure fans that there are no delays.
Mario has always been golden in the minds of his fans. On March 20, Nintendo will launch the Super Mario amiibo—Gold Edition, a shiny gold-colored Mario figure that arrives on the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for the Wii U console. The Super Mario amiibo—Gold Edition will be sold exclusively at 3,000 Walmart stores in the U.S. at launch at a retail price of $12.96.
Nintendo’s amiibo are interactive toys that come to life in compatible games in different ways. This new golden figure represents the third Mario amiibo. The other two Mario amiibo are:
- The original ‘fireball’ Mario from the Super Smash Bros. series.
- A new ‘wave’ Mario from the Super Mario series available on March 20, for a limited time bundled only with Mario Party 10.
The new gold-colored Mario amiibo is compatible with multiple games that support amiibo. For example, Mario Party 10 features a new amiibo Party mode that players can only access by tapping their compatible amiibo figures on the Wii U GamePad controller to customize them and bring them into the game as board pieces. Players can also save items to their amiibo, then use them strategically. Or players can train their amiibo to supercharge its stats and expand its abilities in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U or Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
As if Amiibo weren’t hard enough to find, Nintendo has issued a certificate for two special Amiibo figures which are Gold Mario and Silver Mario. Whether these will be special prizes in the upcoming Club Nintendo revamp remains to be seen, but they’re certainly an item that a lot of people would want to get their hands on.
Thanks, WhiteEagle, paidenthusiast, and MasterPikachu6
Good news if you were hoping to get the Mario Party 10 Wii U bundle that contains a Mario Amiibo as it is back in stock on Amazon. Again, this is a product that sells out really quickly being as the Mario Amiibo is only available in the bundle for a limited time only. Anyway, if you want it I suggest you pre-order now.
Thanks, Nick M
YouTube Scorpigator Films have attempted the near on impossible and have created a chronological timeline for the Super Mario series. We will never know if it’s correct, but it’s certainly a pretty well-done attempt to make a chronological timeline for Mario. Be sure to watch it and leave your thoughts in the comments.