On October 27th gamers all over the world will be preparing to play the latest instalment to Nintendo’s staple series with Super Mario Odyssey. Returning to an open-world format for the first time since Super Mario Sunshine (2002), fans are eagerly awaiting to get their hands on Odyssey!
Alike many of the Super Mario games, the plot follows Mario battling through worlds to save his beloved Princess Peach from the Evil Bowser (who now has plans to marry the Princess)! However, differing from the usual plot, Mario and Cappy must also save Cappy’s sister – Tiara. Continue reading →
Back in April of this year, Eurogamer published an article with rumours of Nintendo releasing another mini classic console – this time, the SNES. Just after two months of the article being published, Nintendo have finally announced that they will be releasing a mini SNES at the end of September.
Nintendo’s Wii first came onto the scene in 2006, and took the world by storm. With its modern controllers, the public were experiencing gaming in a whole new way. The console competed against two other giants – the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 – and outperformed both. Though this is debated whether this is down to the broader target demographic or its ‘gimmicky’ nature.
Finally, the wait is over for Nintendo fans across the world as the Nintendo Switch is released this Friday. Although guaranteed many sales from dedicated Nintendo ‘Fan-Boys’ and ‘Fan-Girls’, the console (or tablet) has been met by mixed reviews and sceptics for the future of the Switch and Nintendo themselves. So ahead of launch, we’ve been looking at what the critics have been saying and if it’s worth snatching up the last few consoles on pre-order sites…
Shigeru Miyamoto’s Mario Bros is a spin-off to Donkey Kong (1981) and Donkey Kong JR (1982). Mario, the protagonist in this game, appears in both of the previously mentioned games. In Donkey Kong Mario is also the hero of story whereas in DKJ he plays the role of the antagonist. Another main character was added to the Mario franchise through this game, this being Mario’s brother Luigi.
The Nintendo 64 (N64) is one of the most influential and popular games consoles of its time, rivalling both the Sega Saturn and Sony’s PlayStation. The console differentiated from the new hype in the market wherein most consoles on the market preferred to use CD rather than cartridge to support the games, as Nintendo chose to stand with their cartridge format.
As many of you may know, earlier today we all got a closer look at the latest Nintendo console – the Nintendo Switch. Overall the reaction to the system seems very positive, with fans and industry experts only targeting their criticism at the higher price tag of the console and it’s accessories.
Mario first jumped onto our screens in 1981 in the hit arcade classic Donkey Kong. This platformer game was revolutionary at the time and is said to have popularised the genre. Evidence shows that the game could have been very different, as early drafts have shown it to be a little like Pac-Man with a maze style of game play.
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The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) was the follow-up system to the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). The Japanese release of the console saw it named the Super Famicom (SFC) after its predecessor – the Famicom. The system was only developed due to the rising influence in the market from the release of the Sega Mega Drive. The system was upgraded from the NES as it had improved 16-bit graphics, to match Sega’s competition. The SNES introduced far-superior graphics and sound capabilities to rival others on the market and was Nintendo’s second home console and, although it was not as successful as the first, became the best-selling console of its era.