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New Super Mario Bros. 2 - Trailer

Some gameplay footage featuring a few of the suits that Mario can use, as well as a look at the diverse set of stages.

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Nintendo Announces New Super Mario Bros. 2 for 3DS, Kirby Anniversary Collection for Wii

New 3DS updates are also on the way.

Today, Nintendo revealed plans to release the third New Super Mario Bros. title, New Super Mario Bros. 2 for the 3DS. The game will feature Mario, Luigi, and a slew of recognizable characters with the same side-scrolling gameplay suitable for players of all ages. The title is due for release this August, but no specific date has been revealed.

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Koopalings, Airships and Tanookis Oh My! - Mario Mania #3

The finale of the NES trilogy is truly a classic to behold.

The year was 1990. It is about a year before the Super Nintendo makes its debut, but the NES is enjoying brisk sales of both hardware and games. The previous year Nintendo released its first handheld system, the Game Boy, and unleashed the addiction known as Tetris. This was, however, in North America. As I eluded to in Mario Mania #2, a Famicom player often had a different, exclusive set of hardware to play with than his counterpart in North America. The Japan-only accessory, the Famicom Disk System, was one of them. 

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Double The Fun? - Mario Mania #2

Two games in one part! Can you guess which one I like better?

Different things usually happened with Nintendo in two completely different continents. While the NES arrived in 1986 in North America, Japan was already in its third year of Famicom glory. Nintendo’s then-released Famicom Disk System introduced the battery back-up save feature, eliminating the need for long over-drawn password saves. Games like Metroid and The Legend of Zelda greatly benefited from this innovation. It was also this year that Nintendo saw fit to release a sequel to Super Mario Bros, appropriately titled Super Mario Bros. 2. This was a completely different Super Mario Bros. 2 than the one North Americans got in 1988. So what in the world happened?

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New Wii Bundle Removes Gamecube Support

Black Wii resembles European model revealed earlier this year.

Nintendo is releasing a new black Wii model with a Remote Plus controller and nunchuk this holiday season. This model will sit horizontally instead of vertically and will not have backwards compatibility with GameCube games, nor will it feature the GameCube controller ports or memory card slots. Earlier, Nintendo announced a model similar to this for European consumers at Gamescom.

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A Plumber Saves an Industry - Mario Mania #1

Matt takes an extensive look at Mario’s first console outing, Super Mario Bros.

I have a pet peeve that goes along the lines of this sentence: “It’s good, for its time.”

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New Super Mario Bros. Mii Show Floor Footage

Check out some footage shot directly from the show floor of E3, showcasing both the prototype for NSMBM and the Wii U tablet controller!

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New Super Mario Bros. Wii PlayBit

Join Nick, Chessa, Jason H, Jason R, and Chris M for our third PlayBit, this time, beginning at 2:00 pm EST

As we all know, E3 is right around the corner. Fortunately, most of the PixlBit staff will be attending the show, and even better, they will all be leaving from the same airport!

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