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Being Able To Play Mario Maker Online With Friends Makes It Even Better

Last week, Super Mario Maker 2 finally received an update that enabled players to matchmake with friends online, a much-requested feature that was missing when the game launched in June. Over the weekend, I played a few courses with two friends, and it was probably the most fun I’ve had with an online game in […]

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Mario & Luigi RPG Developer AlphaDream Has Gone Bankrupt

Founded in 2000, AlphaDream was originally known as Alpha Star and staffed with ex-Square staff, including former Square president Tetsuo Mizuno. The studio is best known for the Mario & Luigi RPG series. It was announced today that AlphaDream has gone bankrupt. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Mario Maker Level Lets You Compose Music And Play It Back

Some of the best creations in Super Mario Maker 2 often have extremely little to do with the experience of playing a Mario level. Consider the level “Music Maker – write a tune” by user knil (ID: 4MW-PJW-3JF). It isn’t a Mario course at all, but a really clever player piano of sorts that you […]

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Brilliant Mario Maker 2 Designer Makes Courses Unlike Any Mario Game

The suite of building blocks offered by Mario Maker 2 means there’s no shortage of creative users out there fine-tuning a wide array of levels that would likely never be seen in the original series. But one of my favorite creators is uniquely capable of making me forget that what I’m playing is technically still […]

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Mario’s Iconic 1-1 Level Is Way Harder When It’s Vertical

Super Mario Maker 2’s many player-created levels can range from intense deathtraps to clever first-person dungeons. There are also a lot of riffs on the very first Mario level ever, World 1-1. It’s a solid template to build on, one of the most iconic levels in all of video games. That’s why even the slightest […]

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Mario Maker Contest: International Cat Day, Winners!

Last week I asked you wonderful people to create some cat-themed Mario levels in celebration of International Cat Day. It was time to honor our cats by turning a plumber into a cat and throwing him at some enemies and jumps. It is the only way to celebrate cats.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Mario 64 Expert Climbs One Of The Game’s Trickiest Levels Without Jumping

Scott “pannenkoek2012" Buchanan is a Super Mario 64 expert known best for achieving memetic status thanks to a complex trick that involved “parallel universes” to complete. Buchanan is a master of the “A press challenge,” which involves clearing levels without jumping. He’s back at it again with a new, spellbinding…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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It’s Been A Spectacular Few Days For Mario Speedrunning

The Super Mario games are among some of the most popular in all of speedrunning. From console to console, Mario has been pushed to his breaking point. The last few days have formed a watershed moment for Mario speedrunning as new records in Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario 64 move into uncharted territory and […]

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Twitch Updates Ninja’s Channel With Mario Reference To Let Viewers Know He’s Left

Last Thursday, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins announced he was leaving Twitch to stream exclusively over on Mixer. Twitch has subsequently added a tongue-in-cheek reference to the original Super Mario Bros. at the top of his channel to mark the popular streamer’s departure.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Mario Maker Level Locks You In A Room With A Goomba And Your Darkest Thoughts

A lot of the Mario Maker levels that go viral are pretty universally deranged. They’re usually levels made in the “kaizo” style, impossibly hard courses for expert-level Mario players to speedrun. It’s easy to see why these are widely shared online: We like spectacle. Mario games are easy to parse—a tiny plumber is…Read more… Continue […]

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