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Super Mario Bros Puzzle and Dragons spin-off tops Japanese charts

The cross-over between casual phenomenon Puzzle and Dragons and Nintendo’s Mario IP is, unsurprisingly, a chart-topping combination in Japan. According to the latest data from Famitsu, Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros Edition for 3DS was the best-selling title in the Japanese retail rankings last week. The game’s popularity helped …

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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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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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PICTURES: Nintendo confirms Happy Meal sponsorship in UK

Mario will be adorning McDonalds’ Happy Meal boxes in the UK later this month. As discovered in February, the partnership kicks off on March 19th and will be called The Run, Jump and Power-Up with Super Mario promotion. A McDonald’s produced in-store ad run will stretch until April 29th. One …

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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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Exiled Salman Rushdie turned to Super Mario World

A new memoir from author Salman Rushdie has revealed that the respected academic has a (until now) secret love of SNES hit Super Mario World. The Millions reports that at one stage during his ten-year exile on the run from a fatwa, Rushdie took to playing Super Mario World after …

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