Category Archives: Super Mario

A Lesson in What to Expect from Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Versus Update, which is Out Now


Get ready to go to strategic war in the Mushroom Kingdom once again, as Versus mode is has arrived in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, as the 8th of December update has released early in Europe and here’s what Ubiosoft had to say about in a blog post:

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[Review] Rocket League (Nintendo Switch)


Developer: Psyonix & Panic Button Games

Publisher: Psyonix

Platform: Nintendo Switch  (eShop)

Category: Sports, Racing & Action

Release Date: 14th of November, 2017 (Worldwide)

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Let’s Talk About… Best 3D Mario (and is Mario Dead in Super Mario Odyssey?)


If you’re reading this, it means you’re visiting the Miketendo64 website and it is Let’s Talk About time!

 

But what is Let’s Talk About? Well it’s our feature series that continues to evolve and as part of its evolution, we’ve taken it public, so that instead of just me or Mike Scorpio and I doing all the work, discussing all things Nintendo related, now you too can join in and have your say. So in light of that and eager to strike up yet another instalment, as a follow-on to the release of Super Mario Odyssey and the end of our #MarioWeek, last month we took to Twitter to talk about Super Mario Odyssey and today, we’re sharing just how exactly that chat went down: Continue reading Let’s Talk About… Best 3D Mario (and is Mario Dead in Super Mario Odyssey?)

Super Mario Odyssey Giveaway Winner Announcement!


Well guys and girls, today is November 12 and it marks the closing of our Super Mario Odyssey Giveaway. So it is time for us to announce the winner but before we do, we would like to thank everyone who participated and that though this giveaway has ended, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t another Giveaway in the works. We do love our giveaways here at Miketendo64 so be sure to keep following us as to stay updated on our next giveaway, along with our reviews and other great content.

So to start off, the three runners-up who will be receiving our Mario Odyssey amiibo cards are;

 

And the Winner of our Super Mario Odyssey Game Giveaway Is….

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Congratulations to you all! We will be in touch with the winners shortly to ask for your postal addresses to send you your prizes. Please note that we are sending them from outside the US, so it could take approximately 2-3 weeks to arrive.

To everyone else that participated, thank you again and though this may be no great prize, we have put together a photo collage of our top entries.

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But like we said before, we do have another giveaway coming up real soon so there is always another opportunity to win with Miketendo64!

Until Next Time, Keep On Gaming!

[Event] Super Mario Takes his Odyssey to Super Mario Run


While a Nintendo Switch is necessary to properly enjoy all the delights of the Nintendo Switch exclusive title, Super Mario Odyssey, provided you have a mobile device or tablet, you can now bring some Odyssey into your life! Continue reading [Event] Super Mario Takes his Odyssey to Super Mario Run

[Patch Notes] Super Mario Maker Wii U Version 1.47 and 3DS Version 1.04


Now that the Miiverse has officially ended, Nintendo are seeing to it that games that took advantage of it, get a necessary update that removes the disbanded services functions and in the case of Super Mario Maker, it also removes the old comments on levels as well. The full details can be seen here:

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[Press Release] Super Mario Odyssey is the Fastest Selling Super Mario Game at Launch for Europe & North America!


As a follow-up piece of news to Kimishima’s statement that Super Mario Odyssey sold 2 million copies in 3 days, Nintendo has decided to elaborate on this even further and guess what? Super Mario Odyssey is the best and fastest selling Super Mario game at launch for Europe and North America and we’re sharing both official announcements from Nintendo below:

 

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Kimishima on Super Mario Odyssey’s 2 Million Sales in 3 Days


In continuation to today’s news, here’s some Mario news, Odyssey has surpassed 2 million sales in absolutely no time at all:

 

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Kimishima on the Continued Success and Popularity of Super Mario Run & Fire Emblem Heroes and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’s Release Plans


Once again the time has come for Nintendo to be in the spotlight and undergo a financial briefing and as such, once again there is a lot to cover!

 

Only, because we are not a site desperate for views, instead of turning every little thing Kimishima said into a separate article, we’re going to be sticking certain things together and to start us off, we’re dedicating this article to everything the Nintendo President had to say about Nintendo’s mobile games:

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A Super Mario Odyssey Giveaway!!!


To help celebrate the arrival of Super Mario Odyssey to the Nintendo Switch and as a final act to #MarioWeek, we are giving away a physical copy of the game to one lucky follower. That’s not all though, as we will also be including 3 amiibo cards of the newest Super Mario Odyssey amiibo courtesy of our Good friend Juanill0. We will also select three runners up that will also each win three amiibo cards featuring Super Mario, Princess Peach & Bowser in their Bridal best.

Mario Odyssey Amiibo Cards

Well thoses are the prizes but you may be asking “How can I enter the giveaway?” Well don’t you worry as I am here to tell you how!

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[Editorial] Fare thee Well #MarioWeek!


Time flies? Ain’t that the truth!

 

It was only around this time last week that I announced #MarioWeek would be getting underway at Miketendo64 and now I sit in the same seat as last week, typing up my farewell article to #MarioWeek! It is also a shame to end our Theme Weeks as while they are a lot of work, they are also a lot of fun. So as a last hurrah, how about we recap how the Miketendo64 team spent last week and believe it or not, we didn’t just completely spend it playing Super Mario Odyssey, as we did find time to produce lots of new content to the website: Continue reading [Editorial] Fare thee Well #MarioWeek!

Super Mario Odyssey is out… What’s Next?


Hey guys, whether you are already playing Super Mario Odyssey, waiting for your physical copy to arrive (like me) or waiting to go to the nearest store to buy it, if what we have learned various media outlets is to be believed, we are all bound to enjoy it!

But then, I start thinking about 10 months ago. We didn’t have the slightest idea of what we would see in this new game, apart from the few images from the Switch reveal trailer. Then, on January 12th, we saw that first trailer that showed a lot of things that we weren’t expecting such as Mario walking with humans in New Donk City. Then at E3, we saw Mario capturing enemies and now completely not mentioning Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, I can’t help but think what is next for Nintendo and Mario?

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I know, that topic is superficial and it is very unlikely that I will ever guess what is next. But that’s the fun of it. Not only for me, but for everyone who reads this article as well. In the comments section, I want you to write a fun or crazy guess of what can happen next in a Mario game for Switch, smartphone devices or even another Nintendo platform, like the 3DS or its successor.

One of the main games asked for when the first Wii U port was announced, was Super Mario Maker. So, a lot of people hope that Nintendo will port the game to Nintendo Switch. But I think that a sequel would be more likely than a direct port, especially since they already ported it to the 3DS. They could then use this opportunity to add more items and options that weren’t available in the original game, add more graphical styles and even implement the HD Rumble in an interesting way to allow the creator to give the idea of suspense, surprise and more!

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Another possibility is that they have is to continue to expand the New Super Mario Bros. series, especially if you consider that the last title was New Super Mario/Luigi Bros U that was launched in 2012/2013. The probability that this will be Nintendo’s next Mario game is high. I really like those kind of games, especially New Super Mario Bros 1 and 2. But my main problem with it is that the new power-ups and mechanics introduced in each game are not as good as they can be. I think that the next game must come with something that takes advantage of the Switch’s features in a gameplay perspective, and not just add HD rumble to the game and a singular new power up.

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My next probability lies around the idea of a Sequel to either the 3D series or the Galaxy series. Both sound like good games and a lot of people would think that a Galaxy game would be perfect. If it is either of them, I am happy and I would love it, but I think that Nintendo needs to apply some of the development aspects of Odyssey into the new game, to make a worthy sequel to these games.

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A sequel to Odyssey or the sandbox Mario games like Sunshine, is not something I can see happening anytime soon. Much like I can’t see Odyssey getting added content in the form as an expansion, because unlike Breath of the Wild, which is a game you can add to, including a new/more story, Mario games often possess a self-contained story and a self-contained world that doesn’t need more added to it because they are more than enough exactly as they are.

But what about you? What do you think? What is your wild guess about what the next Mario game to come to the Nintendo Switch will be like? Let your creativity out and write what you think in the comments.

[Review] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo Switch)


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Developer: Nintendo EPD

Publisher: Nintendo

Platform: Nintendo Switch

Category: Action & Platformer

Release Date: 27th of October, 2017 (Worldwide) Continue reading [Review] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo Switch)

Let’s Talk About… Super Mario (Part of our #MarioWeek Antics)


If you’re reading this, it means you’re visiting the Miketendo64 website and it is Let’s Talk About time!

 

But what is Let’s Talk About? Well it’s our feature series that continues to evolve and as part of its evolution, we’ve taken it public, so that instead of just me or Mike Scorpio and I doing all the work, discussing all things Nintendo related, now you too can join in and have your say. So in light of that and eager to strike up yet another instalment, because it is #MarioWeek at Miketendo64, we asked a whole bunch of questions on Twitter, and today we’re sharing the responses each question got:

Best Mario Character: 

@austinclan9999: “Lakitu, without a doubt.”

@WizardDojo: “Bowser. But also Geno, Fawful, Rosalina, DK, and the Mario Bros. themselves, of course.”

@Liutasil81: “Wario.”

@timmi1812: “Luigi.”

@Ninrou8: “Yoshiiiiiiiiii!”

@darthcsad: “The Koopa Kids.”

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Best Mario Moment?:

@Nonkhi: “Playing Mario 64 as a child.”

@darthcsad: “Super Mario World: Accidentally discovering the pass through Bowser’s domain in the Donut Plains. My friend and I thought we broke the game!”

 

Best Mario Spin-off?:

@Paul_Pope: “Mario Kart for sure!”

@Ninrou8: “Mario Kart 8 <3!”

@darthcsad: “Mario Kart 64.”

 

Most Deserving Mario Game to get a Sequel?:

@timmi1812: “Isle Delfino and I hope it will happen in SMO.”

@darthcsad: “Dinosaur Land.”

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A Mario Location you would Love to Make a Return to?:

@austinclan9999: “Super Mario 3D World. I reckon they could really expand on the multiplayer in a sequel…”

@Paul_Pope: “Sunshine needs a sequel.”

@Ninrou8: “Mario Galaxy 3 or Sunshine 2!”

@darthcsad: “SMB 2.”

 

What is your Most Favourite Mario related amiibo?:

@darthcsad: “The 8-bit Classic Mario.”

 

Who is a Mario Boss you wish to see the Return of?:

@Marcus_Sellars: “I want a Chain Chomp boss!!”

@JJWoodford: “How about something new like Bowser Jr. in a wee best man’s suit with his ship all done up too.”

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I say Mario, you Say?:

@timmi1812: “Isle Delfino and I hope it will happen in SMO.”

@darthcsad: “Do do do do do doot, doot!

 

Who is a Mario Character you would Like to See More of?:

@wraithgames: “Geno, Wart, Daisy, and Midbus.”

@austinclan9999: “BUZZY BEETLE!!! Let’s get him into 3D!!!”

@darthcsad: “Mouser.”

 

Since Mario has a mobile game, who thinks Luigi or Wario should be the next Mario characters to get one? Warioware on Mobile devices would be Fun!:

@austinclan9999: “Actually Warioware on mobile would work far better than it ever has on console IMHO.”

@miketendo64 (in response to @austinclan9999): “Touch controls, voice controls, tilt controls. It has plenty of promise. They could even make it a 1-2-Switch tie-in by having those sort of games but with Warioware. Aka 1-2-Warioware.”

@austinclan9999 (in response to @miketendo64): “The thing is that Nintendo wish to use mobile to attract people to their systems, and so I doubt they’d ever make it a complete experience.”

@timmi1812: “I think a simple Luigi’s Mansion mobile game would be nice, where you can defend ghosts on the go.”

@miketendo64 (in response to @timmi1812): “And Halloween would have been as good a time as any to release it, only it doesn’t seem it will be this year.”

@timmi1812 (in response to @miketendo64): “Yes, maybe next year. That would be really nice.”

@darthcsad: “WarioWare mobile would be sweet, A Luigi’s Mansion, top-down view type game would be neat.”

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Once you get Hold of Super Mario Odyssey, what’s your plan of attack? Lock-in/long gaming session or get everyone round, get out the Big TV and play in Style? (No inviting Karen):

@austinclan9999: “(Karen will be VERY upset BTW…)”

@miketendo64 (in response to @austinclan9999): “I don’t doubt that she will be, but she didn’t invite us to her party and it’s not like anyone ever saw her again.”

@austinclan9999 (in response to @miketendo64): “Well first I’ll unwrap the cellophane… Seriously, I will just hang around the first world doing crazy stuff for the first day!”

@miketendo64 (in response to @austinclan9999): “Nah, I think I prefer the cellophane answer. Our EiC unwrapped Nights of Azure 2 with a sword. Video is taking forever to upload though, so you can see, but when it’s online.”

@Paul_Pope: “Big TV, recliner chair, kids in bed, all-night session, suffer the noise of small children the rest of the weekend!”

@miketendo64 (in response to @Paul_Pope): “You won’t let them delight in it also? That’s bad parenting, but very smart gaming!”

@Paul_Pope (in response to @miketendo64): “One just dribbles as he’s 4 months old & the other broke her arm last week so I could be a great parent & offer knowing neither can play.”

@darthcsad: “Marathons both solo and then letting my 5yr old son dig into it.”

 

Should the Switch get another big Mario title within the next 3 years, any preference as to what you would want it to be? A Super Mario Maker Port? A New Super Mario Bros? Paper Mario Switch, or just something else that is 2D?:

@Jome20: “Love a Paper Mario similar to the Thousand Year Door or Super Paper Mario (Wii). Super Mario Maker DX port makes a ton of sense too.”

@PatbenSte (in response to @Jome20): “How would you build levels Mario Maker? Touchscreen only? Nintendo never would do that… With buttons? Uaaah…”

@Jome20 (in response to @PatbenSte): “Switch has a touch screen functionality so the creation tool menu would prob just overlap the screen and go away when not being used.”

@austinclan9999: “Super Mario RPG 2. I will never rest until it comes to fruition!”

@WizardDojo: “Bowser. But also Geno, Fawful, Rosalina, DK, and the Mario Bros. themselves, of course.”

@PatbenSte “All of them!!!!!”

@Paul_Pope: “A Super Mario All-Stars style HD collection of classics, they must be able to squeeze so many past hits into a Switch cartridge!”

@timmi1812: “The Switch definitely needs a New Super Mario Bros. A new Paper Mario would be nice, too!”

@darthcsad: “Yes, 1.5-2 years hopefully. How about an HD Mario 64 update? To hold us off until an Odyssey sequel!”

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Now I could do the typical thing I do when we reach this stage in the newer version of Let’s Talk About, but not today. Our followers have said enough, and because #MarioWeek is about us and not I (even though there is a I in Mario,) there is no need for me to have my say, so instead, we’re going to wrap this up so you can go back to playing, or watching others play Super Mario Odyssey!

 

This has been another of our revised instalments of Let’s Talk About. Thank you reading. Thank you for supporting the series and if you wish to join in with the conversation, you can do so below by leaving a comment.

 

Until the next instalment, keep on gaming!

[Interview] Mario & Me (Mr. Panda)


Damn guys, can you believe it’s the last day of #MarioWeek already? It’s gone by really quickly and talking of lasts, this is the last Mario & Me interview we’ll be posting as well!

 

Yes, our mini-series of interviews where developers, Miketendo64 staff and even Friends of Miketendo64 reveal just how much Mario means to all of us, is coming to an end and so to take us out, here’s our very own Mr. Panda and what he had to say when undergoing our Quick Fire round: Continue reading [Interview] Mario & Me (Mr. Panda)