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.
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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.
Oh dear, bad news for those of you who were hoping to score a Mario Amiibo from the Mario Party range as you’ll need to purchase the game bundle to get him. The news was revealed via Amazon’s Mario Party 10 product page. Don’t worry though, it’s only for a limited time only and I suspect those that wanted the Amiibo also wanted the game.
For a limited time, the only way to play with the Mario Party Mario amiibo included!
Today GungHo Online Entertainment and Nintendo Japan announced that they’re teaming up for Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. For those not familiar with the Puzzle & Dragons franchise this is a huge move for Nintendo as it’s one of the most popular series in Japan. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition takes place in the Mushroom Kingdom where mystical Drops appear. Mario’s arch-enemy Bowser uses their power to kidnap Princess Peach and it’s down to Mario to save the day. You can watch the trailer below. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition is coming to the 3DS in Japan on April 29th.
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We’ve seen many strange and wonderful Amiibo figures and here’s another one to add to the collection. eBay seller Frost Rain is currently selling a Mario Amiibo which appears to be missing a hand. The Amiibo isn’t fetching the usual ridiculous amounts, but it still has four days left on sale.
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Gaming icons Mario, Bowser and Pac-Man are featured in the new “Archenemies” commercial by McDonald’s. Focusing on the theme of love and how it can mend ties between adversaries, the one-minute clip also contains appearances of other entertainment rivals, including Batman and The Joker, King Kong and the Plane, Dorothy and the Wicked Witch of the West, Coyote and Roadrunner, Smurfs and Gargamel, and SpongeBob SquarePants and Plankton.
Looks like we won’t be seeing a mainline 3D Mario title for the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS in 2015. The news was confirmed by Nintendo of America’s Bill Trinen who said in an interview that the company doesn’t have a sequel to Super Mario 3D World planned for release this year. However, we are getting the intriguing Mario Maker on Wii U and Mario Party 10, so that’s something.
Mario games release more frequently but we don’t have a new Mario game this year so it’s not an annual event. The teams focus on how they can recreate the gameplay experience or introduce new ideas to those games, which is what they did with NES Remix, for example.