Mario Kart Tour Android beta gets rolling with lotsa IAPs

Nintendo has a bit of a dilemma when it comes to its mobile games. After years of denying its profitability, it has finally accepted reality, especially when Fire Emblem Heroes net it half a billion in revenue. That was, however, thanks to microtransactions that it loathed to use initially, as evidenced Super Mario Run. It has also taken a rather … Continue reading

Super Mario Maker 2 detailed: Story mode, co-op, new themes and tools

As promised, Nintendo held a new Nintendo Direct announcement today dedicated to Super Mario Maker 2, revealing all the details fans have been waiting for. Unlike the original Super Mario Maker, the sequel will feature a story mode in which players will finish courses to get coins for rebuilding Princess Peach’s ruined castle. Story mode will be joined by a … Continue reading

Nintendo’s surprise Mario Maker 2 Direct makes E3 2019 exciting

Nintendo announced today that it will host a special Nintendo Direct dedicated to Super Mario Maker 2 ahead of E3. Super Mario Maker 2 is Nintendo’s big summer game for the Switch, and though it’s out on June 28th, Nintendo has been pretty quiet about what we should expect in terms of new (or improved) features and capabilities. It seems … Continue reading

9 games that deserve a spot in the World Video Game Hall of Fame

Yesterday, The Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, New York announced its four inductees to the World Video Game Hall of Fame for 2019. Those four games are Mortal Kombat, Super Mario Kart, Microsoft Solitaire, and Colossal Cave Adventure. Those games managed to beat out some serious competition in the round of 12 finalists, including Candy Crush Saga and Half-Life, … Continue reading

Nintendo Labo VR review: Cute, cardboard and kinda boring

Virtual reality devotees scoffed at the introduction of Google Cardboard five years ago: Why would anyone settle for such a limited, feeble-looking piece of paper when "real" headsets were on the horizon? But Cardboard was never about competing...

Labo VR modes for Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey now live

If you’re one of the folks who picked up Nintendo Labo’s new VR kit, then you can play both The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey in VR beginning today. Nintendo has pushed updates to both games that enable Labo support, allowing you to pop your Switch into your headset and play both games with … Continue reading