Items tagged with Super Mario

For many old-school gamers, few games hold a place in their heart quite like the original Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Today, the game might look primitive - because it is  obviously, comparatively to today's title - but back then, it proved oh-so satisfying, and not to mention challenging. However, despite the game now being 31 years old, it's still played by many, reminding us of simpler times, or at least to giving us that nostalgic glow. While you might have completed the game a handful of times since its release over three decades ago, there are some folks... Read more...
Hardcore Nintendo fans will soon be able to slap a piece of nostalgia on their wrist, one that will remind them of an era long before social media brought out everyone's sensitive side. It's a Super Mario Bros. timepiece, made by luxury watch maker Romain Jerome, which isn't shying away from the famous plumber's affinity for taking mushrooms to induce strange effects.The three-dimensional scene captured on the watch face has Super Mario in mid air, legs kicked out and arms pumped in familiar fashion, as he no doubt chases the mushroom on the lower third of the scene. A cloud and bush complete the... Read more...
You no longer have to wonder what Super Mario would look like if he was rendered in 3D using the Unreal Engine 4. What, the thought never crossed your mind? Well it did for YouTube user aryoksini, the same cat who showed off samples Super Mario 64 remade in HD using the Blender engine. As nifty as that was, his newest project is even better. Using the Unreal Engine 4, aryoksini created a 3D world in which you see Mario like you've never seen him before. Not that we haven't seen Mario in 3D before, just not as well rendered as this -- it's equal parts awesome and disturbing to see Nintendo's iconic... Read more...
Nintendo may not be selling as many Wii U consoles as it anticipated, but in the handheld market, the company's 3DS line is doing very well. Since that's where the money trail leads, Nintendo has decided to launch a brand new, limited edition 3DS XL console for the holiday shopping season. The limited edition handheld features Mario and Luigi emblazoned on the silver-colored lid, though that's not the only place you'll find these two plumber brothers. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, the fourth game in the Mario & Luigi role playing series, comes pre-installed on the limited edition console.... Read more...
Forget about your classic Air Jordan sneakers from Nike, or your Kobe 7 kicks and Lebron 9 shoes (both also from Nike). Arguably the coolest pair of sneakers ever were the Converse Weapons, which could be bought about two-and-a-half decades ago in obnoxious yellow or garish green, depending on whether you favored Magic Johnson or Larry Bird. I don't care what anyone says, if I owned a pair today, I'd lace them up every time I step on the basketball court. Unfortunately, the Converse Weapon has long since been retired, just like the two legends who endorsed them. But if you're like me and are determined... Read more...