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Super Mario 64: Ocarina of Time


When Super Mario 64 meets The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, you get this awesome mashup by Germany-based Nintendo ROM hacker Kaze Emanuar. How is this possible? Well, he rebuilt the entire Ocarina of Time game within the Super Mario 64 engine, which means you'll be able to explore the land of Hyrule as Mario the plubmer, complete with all of his jumping and platforming skills. That's not all, you can also scavenge the maps for 170 collectible stars. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of someone who sent garlic bread to the edge of space.

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Super Mario Odyssey Deal

Super Mario Odyssey is a must-have game for all Nintendo Switch owners, and it's being offered for just $48.66 shipped, today only, originally $59.99. Use amazing new abilities like the power to capture and conrol objects, animals, and enemies to collect Power Moons so you can power up the Odyssey airship and save Princess Peach from Bowser's wedding plans. And if you feel like playing with a friend, just pass them a Joy-Con controller! Player 1 controls Mario while Player 2 controls Cappy. Product page. Continue reading for a video showing the eight most frustrating moons in Super Mario Odyssey.

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Mario Kart Tour


It's official, Nintendo is set to release Mario Kart Tour for mobile devices next year. While details are scarce, some insiders speculate that gamers will be able to purchase several downloadable add-ons, including a possible track maker. "The checkered flag has been raised and the finish line is near. A new mobile application is now in development: Mario Kart Tour! Releasing in the fiscal year ending in March 2019," wrote a Nintendo representative on Thursday. On the console side, entries to the "Mario Kart" franchise are among the best-selling video games of all time, with "Mario Kart Wii" at 37 million and 2005's "Mario Kart DS" at 23 million sold. Click here for the first image in the geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video explaining why alien life could possibly be our doom.

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First Person Mario 64

Kaze Emanuar, a YouTuber and Nintendo ROM hacker, has created a new hack for Super Mario 64 that uses the game's camera to follow Mario's head movement as closely as possible, taking players on a dizzying adventure through The Mushroom Kingdom. For an even crazier experience, you could pair this hack with a virtual reality headset, such as the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. Continue reading for a a first person speed run video and more information.

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MariFlow Mario Kart AI


Mario Kart 8 Deluxe may be fun to play on the Nintendo Switch, but this takes racing to the next level. Seth Bling is a programmer who has an affinity for Mario games as well as artificial intelligence. So, he decided to combine these two to create MariFlow, a neural network that has been designed to play Super Mario Kart. To train the AI, it was shown 15 hours of video of his father's play style, and at the end, it managed to to win gold in the 50cc Mushroom Cup. When the network got into tricky situations, Seth took over the controls to help teach the AI on how they should be tackled. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of the lava lamps that help keep the internet secure.

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3DS XL Super NES Edition

SNES fans rejoice! Amazon is getting an exclusive SNES-themed 3DS XL bundle, which will not be available anywhere else. The body was designed to look like the US version of the console, complete with purple and grey accents. However, the coolest part is that it includes a code to download the original Super Mario Kart game. Pre-order here now. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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PDP Pixel Pals Mario

PDP Pixel Pals Super Mario World is the coolest way to light your game room, and it's being offered for just $11.99, today only, originally $14.99. Pop in a couple AAA batteries and you're all set. Super Mario World centers around the journey of Mario and Luigi to defeat Bowser and save Dinosaur Land. After dashing across the finish line, Mario throws up a peace sign to celebrate his most recent victory. With Yoshi as his trusted companion, he travels across sprawling worlds. Mario will do whatever it takes to help his friends and restore peace to the kingdom. Product page. Continue reading for another video unboxing and more information.

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Mario Bros. Bar

Your eyes aren't playing tricks, this is a real Super Mario Brothers-themed bar in Washington D.C., called "The Cherry Blossom Pub". The pop-up bar was set up by The Drink Company, and has been immensely successful to say the least. "Japan has always been a source of inspiration for me and, as a native Washingtonian, cherry blossom season is something we look forward to every year," said Derek Brown of The Drink Company. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information. Click here to view a few bonus images of awesome 90s game ads.

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Super Mario Run

Super Mario Run is basically split into three modes, the first being World Tour, which consists 24 levels - priced at $9.99 - each with increasing difficulty. Unlike previous games, Mario runs from left to right automatically, and by tapping the screen, you can make the character jump, spring off enemies, wall jump or spin in the air as he descends. Finishing World Tour may not be difficult, but similar to Super Mario 64, you'll have to go back to collect the five Challenge Coins. A boss in either an airship level or a castle level appears after every world to keep things interesting. Unfortunately, you'll have to always have a data connection or the game will pause. Continue reading for a hands-on video preview and more information.

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Zelda Nintendo Switch


Most gamers know that the Nintendo Switch is the highly anticipated upcoming hybrid video game console scheduled for release worldwide in March 2017, but now we get a first look at it in-action, thanks to Jimmy Fallon. The Switch's main unit is shaped like a tablet, featuring two detachable controllers on either side called Joy-Cons, which can be used individually or attached to a grip to provide a traditional gamepad form. The main unit is connected to a television display through a docking station, from which it can be removed and used as a portable console. It uses flash ROM cartridges rather than optical discs, similar to the Nintendo 3DS. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a working single-cylinder engine made from paper.

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