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You Will Believe A Mario Can Fly 

Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s $50 or so worth of remote controlled flying Mario, also available in Yoshi. Advertisement It’s always nice to see a familiar face while scouring the outskirts of the New York Toy Fair. I found Mario here at the Carrera booth, hanging in out in front of the Mario Kart RC cars and slot car racing sets the company is known for. Last year the company released a Mario drone copter that they couldn’t keep in stock. This summer they’ve got a pair of remote controlled copters, and they’re really neat. Both Mario and Yoshi models will sell for around $50. Mario’s cape, in plastic for his Toy Fair debut, will be cloth in the final product. Imagine it fluttering in the wind as you watch the clip below. An lo, the skies shall be filled with plumbers and egg-pooping dinosaurs. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Analysts Note the Immediate Problem with the Nintendo Switch Price

And Many Gamers Note the Problem as Well, Unsurprisingly Prior to the Nintendo Switch Presentation, Nikkei, one of Japan’s foremost business papers, published a piece suggesting Nintendo Switch would launch at less than $250. As of yesterday, we’ve learned that the console will be available March 3rd at $299. There are multiple reasons why people are surprised by this retail price. What we know so far: Switch is a portable console, with what technically qualifies as two controllers in the Joy-con remote(with neon color variations), and free subscriptions for the first months of online play. To some(perhaps many), the price for everything listed has proven a bit high. Among them, analyst Michael Pachter who stated, “it would be amazing at $200 and competitive at $250, but $300 seems a bit steep, especially considering that the other consoles are at that price.” While Pachter’s analyses have come under scrutiny in the past, there was precedence for his observation this time around. Although the Nintendo Switch is a new, ‘innovative’ console with multisensor control and portability, it is measured in the shadow of its competitors. “I think it will sell well to Nintendo fans, but it will be a second console for a lot of people,” Pachter told GamingBolt. Also worth noting, Nintendo…

Ayo The Clown PC preview – A really promising 2.5D side-scrolling platformer

As I grew up playing games like “Kirby”, “Super Mario Bros”, “Master Blaster“, “Donkey Kong Country” and” Rayman”. I simply can´t help myself to try out new platform games when ever I get the chance to do so. Well, just the other day I downloaded the alpha demo (PC) for Cloud M1 LLC´s upcoming 2.5D side-scrolling platformer “Ayo the Clown” (you… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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Super Mario Odyssey Revealed at Nintendo Switch Event

Super Mario Odyssey Revealed for Nintendo Switch A huge announcement for Super Mario fans was just revealed at the Nintendo Switch event in Tokyo. Super Mario Odyssey will be released on the Nintendo Switch later this year! While the trailer showcases a different Mario game, walking through the streets and bouncing on cars looking quite similar to Sunset Overdrive. The most different thing you’ll notice in the trailer is that it all happens in a modern city, outside of the Mushroom Kingdom! While not many details have been released along with this announcement it appears to be somewhat of a successor to Super Mario Galaxy, as Mario explores the open spaces. Super Mario Odyssey will be released during the holiday season later this year exclusively on Nintendo Switch! Check out the trailer for the newest Mario game below. The post Super Mario Odyssey Revealed at Nintendo Switch Event appeared first on COGconnected.

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The Next Big Mario Game Is Super Mario Odyssey

The next major, 3D entry in the Super Mario series is headed to the Nintendo Switch, with the announcement tonight of Super Mario Odyssey. Advertisement It…looks like a 3D Mario game, only the catch here is that Mario leaves the Mushroom Kingdom behind to spend some time in the real world. Nintendo also says it will feature “sandbox-style” levels. It’ll be out in the holiday season. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Tony Rosato, The Cartoon Voice Of Luigi, Dead At 62

Canadian actor and comedian Tony Rosato, who provided the voice for Luigi in the animated series The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World, has died at the age of 62 of a suspected heart attack, the Toronto Sun reports. Advertisement Rosato, a veteran of Canada’s Saturday Night Live along with Night Heat and Relic Hunter, was diagnosed late in his life with Capgras Delusion, a condition that led him to believe that his wife and daughter had been replaced by imposters. In addition to his TV and animated work, Rosato also had small roles in some Resident Evil games (3 & Nemesis) and the Sam & Max animated series. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Super Mario Land Now Playable in Super Mario Maker

Yet Another Remarkable Feat from a Nintendo Fan When Nintendo made the decision to turn fans into developers via Super Mario Maker, we began hitting milestones. The creative gaming populace would not disappoint, delivering some of the most wild, hair-raising, rage-quitted level designs imaginable. At times, making us wonder whether fun or torture was the intent. But now we have a treat from Nintendo fan and YouTuber KHAce. He has presented us with Super Mario Land playable in Super Mario Maker: Of course, he couldn’t deliver every aspect exactly as remembered. For example, all the end-level bosses have been by replaced by Bowser. And that’s not a submarine in World 2-3, that’s a cleverly-improvised Koopa Clown Car. Also, the original music was dubbed in this video. But in-game tweaks are minimal, and probably won’t alter your experience in the level design. That is to say, KHAce’s Super Mario land in Super Mario Maker is playable right now. So if you want to play, here are the game codes, courtesy of NeoGaf: 1-1: 8088-0000-02E1-8DAB 1-2: 3eB9-0000-02E1-8E7E 1-3: 0BE6-0000-02E1-8F1B 2-1: 5751-0000-02E1-8FCF 2-2: E5C3-0000-02E1-90B3 2-3: 3624-0000-02E1-9251 3-1: BC22-0000-02E1-93EE 3-2: 20C5-0000-02E1-9504 3-3: 25B0-0000-02E1-963A 4-1: B108-0000-02E1-9772 4-2: EE82-0000-02E1-986D 4-3 (Level): 0103-0000-02E1-9992 4-3 (Tatanga Fight): ECCD-0000-02E1-9A32 Super Mario Maker is available for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. User KHAce…

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Super Mario Adventure: The Kotaku Review

This is a Mario game, but it’s not a Mario video game. It’s a ball puzzle/game/thing I got for my kid for Christmas, and we haven’t been able to stop playing it since. Advertisement We spotted it on Amazon trawling for Mario merch (kid is nuts for Nintendo stuff), and figured that because the box was 100% in Japanese, and that we’d never seen anything like it on a store shelf before, that we’d be getting him something cool that would be a genuine surprise for him. Mission accomplished. He lost his shit upon opening it. IT’S MARIO BUT NOT ON MY LITTLE NINTENDO, he yelped in his weird little three year-old voice, before helping me put it together (the Japanese instructions were surprisingly helpful) then spending the next few hours mashing his little fingers all over it. Advertisement It works like Mouse Trap vs Pachinko. There’s a theme going on here: the little red balls are Mario, and you have to get them through the level by smashing little plastic buttons that propel the ball along the course. Sometimes READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Nintendo NX To Be Revealed Tomorrow Morning

Highly Anticipated Nintendo NX To Be Shown Off Tomorrow Morning Yes folks, you are reading that correctly. The Nintendo NX has been confirmed to be shown off tomorrow via Nintendo’s various social media outlets. The company teased a reveal of the highly anticipated Nintendo NX, where we will at the very least, get more information on the specs of the system itself, along with what the Nintendo NX actually looks like. Suffice it to say, we’re incredibly excited by the prospects of what is in store for tomorrow’s preview, and this week has been absolutely huge in terms of announcements, to say the least. Be among the first to discover #NX. Watch the Preview Trailer at 7am PT/10am ET! pic.twitter.com/R2QTzjyLUo — Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 20, 2016 The speculation will all come to an end tomorrow morning, so be sure to keep an eye on Nintendo’s Youtube and Twitter accounts. It’s likely this will be streamed live, however it may just be a teaser trailer too. The internet may break at this rate, but we don’t even care. Bring on the Nintendo NX! You can peep the trailer at 7am PT/10am ET, but we just may not be getting any…

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Paper Mario: Color Splash Review – Humorous, Challenging & Beautiful

Paper Mario: Color Splash Review Paper Mario is back for an all new adventure exclusively for the Wii U (and probably one of the last adventures we’ll get to enjoy on the under-rated and under-loved Wii U!). Paper Mario: Color Splash is more akin to it’s predecessor, Paper Mario: Sticker Star than the first three Paper Mario games. While I personally prefer this choice, many fans were hoping for a return to more RPG style roots. The only real traditional RPG element remaining is the turn-based battles. If you’re willing to accept the fact that Color Splash is more of an adventure platformer, and less of an RPG, then you’ll be in for an absolute treat of a game. Paper Mario: Color Splash begins with Mario and Princess Peach receiving a colorless Toad, folded up like a letter, from Prism Island. Knowing something must be terribly wrong, Mario, Peach and Toad (another Toad, not the folded up one) set sail to Prism Island. Upon arriving in Port Prisma on Prism Island, the trio see that the island is covered in color-less splotches. It’s not long after that they encounter Huey, a talking paint can that provides Mario the ability to…

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World Record For Super Mario Bros. Broken By A Single Frame

One of the two closest finishes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series came in 2003 when Ricky Craven edged out Kurt Busch by .002 seconds. The second was nearly a decade later when Jimmie Johnson beat Clint Bowyer by the same. To say that either racer won by a hair would be an understatement. Advertisement The same goes for Kosmic, who two days ago beat the world record for Super Mario Bros. speed-runs by a single frame. The previous record was held by Darbian, whose time for completing the game stood at 4:57.244. Kosmic’s time was 4:57.227, a difference of .017, seconds, or one sixtieth of a second. In other words: a single frame. Advertisement Kosmic posted an FAQ under the video explaining his run, answering a number of questions including how he was able to run through Bowser’s hammers, “Sometimes you simply jump through a gap in the hammers, and sometimes you actually go right through a hammer. This is because the game can’t always handle having all those hammers on screen at once, so some of them don’t have hitboxes.” He accomplished the run on an actual NES using the console’s original controller. It took the former record…