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LEGO Mario is coming in a few weeks, but the company may have something else up their sleeve, or so we think after seeing these leaked images from VJ Gamer. Apparently, they’ll also be releasing a Nintendo Entertainment System console set on that same day, complete with a vintage television that plays the original Super Mario Bros. game. Read more for a video of a fan-made version from last year, additional pictures and information.
Video game collectors have been known to pay exorbitant amounts for pristine examples of sealed games, and this graded copy of Super Mario Bros. just set a new record. Not only is this an original black box release, but it’s a rare sealed with hangtab variant. The previous record was $100,150 for a copy of the same game in similar condition, but someone decided to shell out $114,000 this one. Read more to see its appearance on Pawn Stars and additional information.
First released in May, the unofficial Super Mario 64 PC port has received plenty of fan mods, and this latest one adds is a 60fps patch that syncs every animation from the original with the higher framerate. For those who have not heard of this port, it was made possible by a 2019 recompilation project where fans reverse engineered the game’s source code. Read more for a video and additional information.
Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan is set to open Fall 2020, and new footage has surfaced showing that construction is almost complete. Simply put, it looks like a video game come to life, with two attractions confirmed so far, a Yoshi-themed ride and then an indoor Mario Kart dark ride of sorts. Read more for a video and additional information.
The LEGO Super Mario experience is getting a new range of expansion sets, collectible Nintendo character packs and power-up packs. First unveiled back in April, the Adventures with Mario Starter Course is key to unlocking the entire play, since it includes the interactive Mario figureine that can be used to collect coins in-game levels. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on, additional pictures and information.
Launching July 17 for the Nintendo Switch, this new trailer for Paper Mario: The Origami King showcases his new paper techniques on his journey to untie the massive streamers binding the castle and take down King Olly. You’ll lead the character through vast regions full of surprises, complete with underground sewers, raging rapids, an ancient ruin, a ninja-filled mansion and even a vibrant desert oasis. Read more for the video, additional screenshots and information.
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If you don’t follow theme park news, Super Nintendo World is basically a themed area currently being built at Universal Studios Japan, Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal’s Epic Universe. It’s based on the Mario-series franchise and includes many iconic items, like coin boxes, piranha plant, Bowser’s Castle, as well as warp pipes. Read more for additional pictures and in formation.
Nintendo may already be well underway on a Super Mario 64 remaster for the Switch, but there are definitely no plans on a PC port. Fortunately, several modders have already released HD mods for the fan-made PC port that was taken down by Nintendo recently. This particular mod upscales textures using artificial intelligence-powered neural networks. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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It’s rumored that Nintendo is currently working on bringing Super Nintendo World to Universal Studios theme parks worldwide, starting with Osaka, Japan. Even in its current form, we can see that this will be just like a Mario-series video game brought to life, complete with Peach’s castle and Bowser’s castle. Read more for a video, a few more up-close shots and additional information.
The LEGO Group and Nintendo today introduced four new Power-Up Packs that lets fans customize their levels in new ways. To be more specific, his wardrobe has been expanded to feature the Fire Mario, Propeller Mario, Cat Mario, and Builder Mario suits. With Fire Mario, the famous plumber gains the Fire Attack power, making it easier to attack enemies and collect extra coins. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.