Straight out of the files of “you knew this was going to happen as soon as the game came to Wii U,” Minecraft is getting an update. On May 17th, the Wii U version of Minecraft is getting a free title update. This new update will smash together the worlds of Minecraft and Super Mario Bros.
This free update to the game will give players access to 40 new skins all based on characters from the Super Mario Bros. franchise including Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Wario, the Koopalings, and Bowser. Item textures in the world will be redone to allow you to create your own Super Mario themed worlds. 15 new Mario themed pieces of music will be added to the world and a new Mario themed world will be available to explore.
This new update, which could have cost as much or more than most of the themed Mash-up Packs will cost you nothing. Future versions of the Wii U edition of Minecraft will be labeled to let players know that the game includes this Mario themed content.
During the recent Direct, Nintendo revealed Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition (say that five times fast), Nintendo and GungHo’s new Puzzle & Dragons cross over game, and its right around the corner. It’s two games in one package, one game with a Super Mario Bros. theme and the other game with a more standard Puzzle & Dragons theme.
In Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, the game starts off with Bowser capturing Princess Peach. In order to rescue her, you have to make a team out of Bowser’s minions. You lead those minions with a team leader based main characters such as Mario or Ghost Luigi. To see some more in depth gameplay on both games, check out this video here.
Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition is releasing March 22nd for $29.99 in the US and is releasing in Europe March 8th. For those who want to try before they buy, a demo will be available April 30th in the US. No release date has been given for the demo in Europe yet though it is coming soon.
Anyone that has purchased a copy of New Super Mario Bros. 2 has a surprise waiting for them. Nintendo announced today that in celebration of players around the world accumulating more than 300 billion coins, they are offering a themed DLC pack for the coin rush mode. This pack, which will be free until February of next year and features three courses themed around the original Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3. They not only feature retro themed courses but new twists on those courses like multiple paths to choose from.
All you need to do is head to the shop in coin rush mode to download them. They will become available for $2.50 on February 1st.
I like the Virtual Console, a lot. I like being able to have all of these classic games from different consoles in one place, accessible at any time. The 3DS Virtual Console has six more titles, from various consoles and handhelds, that have been given release dates.
Mario Golf (launches Oct. 11)
Castlevania: The Adventure (launches Oct. 25)
Ninja Gaiden (launches Nov. 8)
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (launches Nov. 22)
Wario Land II (launches Dec. 20)
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (launches Dec. 27)
Are you interested in picking any of these up? What games would you like to see added to the Virtual Console? My top choice would be the GBA game Drill Dozer. It needs to happen.
All of us here on staff are big into preserving the history of video games. I think we all believe video games need to be preserved as much as the most famous works of art, books and movies do. We’ve talked about whether emulation is a viable way to preserve games that are quickly being lost to time and what needs to be done to make sure these games remain playable in some form for future generations. Our question this week, “You’re in charge of starting a video game museum. What games or artifacts would be the focal point of your most important exhibit?” Continue reading The Opinion Herd: Video Game Museums
If you haven’t picked up any pf Mario’s games in the 3DS eShop, then maybe this month might be the time to do it. Nintendo is celebrating next months release of New Super Mario Bros. 2 by discounting four games starring the popular plumber. One game for each of the next four weeks will go on sale, one of them for the second time.
July 26 – Aug. 1 Super Mario Bros. $3.99
Aug. 2 – Aug. 8 Super Mario Land $2.99
Aug. 9 – Aug. 15 Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins $2.99
Aug. 16 – Aug. 22 Mario’s Picross $2.99
Each of the games are going on sale for basically a dollar off, or around 25% of their regular price. Are there any of those you want to pick up? I’ve got all of them, with the exception of Mario’s Picross. I’m thinking Nintendo keeps discounting that game (it was previously a game of the weekend) because they want me to buy it and I keep passing on it. I just think I’m doing the world a service because as long as I don’t buy that game Nintendo will keep putting it on sale.
Hey folks. I need a little help. This glitch was recorded recently at OVGE and it was sent to me asking if I’d ever seen it before. It’s a glitch that occurred during a run in Super Mario Bros. for the NES. It’s from the Nintendo World Championships cartridge and was encountered by our young friend Nathan. If I am understanding the voices in the video he says it happened after he reset the system and got back into the game. I’ve never seen this glitch before. I just wanted to see if any of you have ever seen something like this occur. I’ve seen plenty of interesting glitches from Super Mario Bros., but this one was new to me. So, let me know if you’ve seen it. Pass it along to your friends and ask them. I want to find out if this is a new glitch or something that people have seen happen numerous times before.