Tag Archives: mario

Mario embroiled in Balotelli Twitter racism row

Nintendo’s Super Mario has been dragged into a bit of row started by Liverpool’s Super Mario. The Guardian reports that former Manchester City and current Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli has found himself at the centre of a Football Association investigation after posting an image of the Nintendo mascot complete with …

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Nintendo launches Frubes marketing campaign

Nintendo characters are to start appearing on the packing of kids’ yoghurt snack Frubes as part of a new promotion. Nintendo UK will collaborate with food firm Yoplait to place characters such as Mario, Luigi, Peach and Bowser on the side of the company’s Petits Filous Frubes. Mario, Luigi, Toadette, …

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OPINION: Would it really have mattered if Splatoon was a Mario game?

New IP does not necessarily mean new ideas, argues MCV editor Christopher Dring Shigeru Miyamoto told Edge magazine this month that Splatoon – the co-op ink shooter which was my personal game of the show at E3 – was almost a Mario game. Instead the firm opted against using the …

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Splatoon was nearly a Mario game

Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto said the firm almost turned Splatoon into a Mario game. Splatoon was announced at E3. It is a co-op shooter where players fire ink and turn into a squid to dart around the arena. We found it a lot of fun. The game is a completely …

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MARGIN MAKERS: Guide to Nintendo merchandise

The Japanese gaming giant has seen some challenging times as of late, but continues to provide a wealth of products branded with iconic franchises for retail opportunities. MCV dives in Mario. Zelda. Metroid. Donkey Kong. Name almost any of Nintendo’s many flagship franchises or iconic design aspects and you’ll see …

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker to land in UK in January 2015

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker has been dated for a January 2015 UK release. Nintendo revealed in its recent financials that the spin-off of the Super Mario 3D World mini-game would see a December release in Japan and the US, before coming to the UK and the rest of Europe one …

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McDonalds: Our Super Mario Happy Meal promotion was about getting kids active

Fast food giant McDonalds says its latest Happy Meal campaign is using Super Mario to help kids keep fit. Video games and fast food have long been in the crosshairs of health experts crediting both with the rapidly increasing level of obesity amongst UK children. But McDonalds told MCV it …

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"Just think of paying 99 cents just to get Mario to jump a little higher"

Hedge fund manager and Nintendo share holder Seth Fischer has urged Nintendo to move into the smartphone market. The Oasis Management founder said in a letter to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, as republished by The Wall Street Journal, that the platform holder is "well placed to make an immediate entry …

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Nintendo reveals football management game, sets release dates for Mario Golf and Kirby

Nintendo tonight made a number of 3DS announcements – including news it is developing a football management title. Entitled Nintendo Pocket Football Club, the game lets 3DS owners build their own football team and train up the team using cards. Think of a stripped down, cutesy Football Manager. It is …

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