Nintendo has announced that the newest batch of concerts, Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary Live, will be going on tour… only in Japan. The concert will feature the Super Mario Special Band as well as people who have worked on the series throughout the 30 year history. Chances are Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka will be making an appearance. Tickets will cost somewhere between $70.52 for the better seats to $61.71 for the “lawn seats.”
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A committee of journalists, scholars and video game industry members has inducted Super Mario Bros. into the new World Video Game Hall of Fame in the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York. The original game for the Nintendo Entertainment System is one of six inductees in this inaugural class.
The World Video Game Hall of Fame recognizes electronic games that meet the following criteria: icon-status, longevity, geographical reach and influence. Launching in 1985 for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Mario Bros. is one of the most well-known and best-selling games of all time, selling more than 40 million units worldwide and starring instantly recognizable characters like Mario, Luigi and Bowser. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the long-running franchise. To evolve the series like never before, Nintendo is launching Mario Maker, a game for the Wii U console that lets players play, create and share their own Super Mario Bros. levels using four Super Mario Bros. game themes – from the 8-bit pixel art of the original game to the world and characters of New Super Mario Bros. U.
Time flies when you’re having fun! Super Mario Bros was first released on Nintendo’s NES system in 1985, 30 years ago. As part of the celebration, Nintendo has pulled the curtains on their Super Mario Bros 30th Anniversary website.
“Thanks to all the love and support from fans, Mario has been in many more games since that release,” a welcome message reads. “We’re making big plans to show our appreciation and celebrate the 30th anniversary. Stay tuned to the site for information and announcements.”
Besides that message, the website offers a visual history of Mario’s journeys through the Mushroom Kingdom, showcases the upcoming Mario Maker for Wii U, and presents a special movie many have already seen last year. E3 is still weeks away, and there’s already been a ton of good stuff revealed! Let’s keep the momentum going!
Thanks to the programming brilliance of Aaron Randall, you can turn your computer’s screen into a level from the original Super Mario Bros. using his new program, Screentendo. The desktop app essentially allows you to place a resizable, semi-transparent window over an area on your computer screen. And whatever text or content you have in the window will then become a playable Mario level.
If you check out Randall’s blog, you’ll see that he gives a step-by-step guide on how to install Screentendo on your computer. But make sure to grab the required code from GitHub right here in order to do so. While the game is indeed playable, Randall has admitted that it’s not quite perfect yet, and that a few things need additional tweaking. For many Nintendo fans, though, it’s a neat coding trick to lighten up any day – with or without the Tanooki suit.
It took everyone by shock when Nintendo announced that it was teaming up with GungHo to create Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros Edition. The game will soon be in Japanese consumers hands so it’s only fitting that the company creates an adorable trailer to advertise the intriguing game. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros Edition is scheduled for release on April 29th in Japan.
Nintendo of America has shared some dating advice with Jimmy Fallon, and it naturally involves one of its most popular series. In response to embarrassing memories from the first time Fallon met Australian actress Nicole Kidman, the firm informed The Tonight Show host that the best way to a girl’s heart is to ask her if she wants to play Super Mario Bros. Fallon even mentioned the game and Nintendo toward the end of his interview with Kidman.
Well it’s certainly started out being a weird news day as Sony Pictures is apparently making an animated movie based on the Super Mario Bros franchise. The news was discovered after Sony Pictures was recently hacked and the data was poured onto the internet. The Super Mario Bros movie is very early in development and may never see the light of day, but let’s hope it does.
“I am the proud father of mario the animated film [sic],” producer Avi Arad told Sony studio chief Amy Pascal in an email dated Oct. 23, 2014, with the subject line “Mario.” Arad then forwarded Pascal separate images of him with Mario Bros.creator Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata, the latter of which included the message, “Happy ceo, lets get together, it’s the mother load. [sic]
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