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House of Mouse gives Mario a nod in animated short

Disney pretty much owns the entertainment landscape. From Marvel flicks to that indie sci-fi fantasy hit Star Wars to its collection of animated characters – there is no doubt that you’ve seen something Disney has made in the past month…year…decade. They’ve had a lot of influence across the world including…

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Finally – NES Classic Mini comes preloaded with 30 games

Took Nintendo long enough. While Atari and even Sega have been offering mini versions of their classic consoles with preloaded games Nintendo has been busy…doubling their stock with Pokemon GO. hmm right. Anyways, this November Nintendo is releasing the NES Classic mini. Which will come with 30 pre-loaded games, an…

Mario and the One Foot Sliding Trick

Kickoff those Sunday shoes…cause Mario is about to get Footloose. Originally I was going to put this under the [Classic Cheats] but it really isn’t. It’s just Mario being Mario…on one foot! Cool little trick in the classic Super Mario Bros. title –  to do this just hold B and jump…

[Classic Cheats] Super Mario Bros. – Extra Life Edition

Doubling down on this edition of classic cheats with not one, but two ways of earning those extra lives we all love so dearly. Of course there is the infinite life trick – but that’ll be covered separately since it deserves the attention. These are a bit more simple in…

Apparently Mario Drives a Mercedes

Interesting team up here…Nintendo and Mercedes. At first, it seems like a strange combo but then realizing who they’re targeting (people in their 30’s who grew up with Mario aka me) it starts to make sense. And the fact that it’s a Japanese ad. Even Honda is trying to get…

Mario Comes Alive Via Post-It Notes

This never gets old. Post It note art and stop motion animation will always be fun. Of course this has a little extra 8bit lovin’ as the Mario landscape morphs into a short Pac-Man board. All in all it’s a great quick video that lands right in our 8bit wheel…

In These Cool Mario Propaganda Posters – Koopa Needs You!

How do you get all those goombas to join the fight against two Italian plumbers? Simple. You create propaganda posters – that’s how.  These Mario Propaganda posters were created by Fro Design Co. and look awesome. There are 4 total for $80 which isn’t bad and you can find them over…

Real World Mario in SXSW Short Film

This is a pretty great real world version of Super Mario Bros. Created by Joe Nicolosi – this is just one of few shorts he has that will show up at SXSW. It’s a dark retelling (in a funny vein of course) of Mario’s pursuit of that bitch Peach. Enjoy….