Language Warning: Yoshi spits more than just Koopa shells.
Yoshi finally gets a change to switch places with Mario and it becomes pretty clear that Yoshi has some abilities we were probably taking for granted. If you've ever wondered where all those Yoshi's you've sacrificed go... maybe you don't really want to know. Sometimes you need to sacrifice a Yoshi to get to the next level though, and that's what's really important, right? ...Right?
Nintendo celebrated the 30th birthday of Super Mario Bros. with the release of this excellent little video documenting the creation of that iconic game.
Shigeru Miyamoto explains his inspiration and process for how the lasting gem came into being.
Technically, Sept. 13 was the 30th anniversary, but who knows when that is relative to today, what with modern time zones and all. So, Google got into the spirit today with a nifty little Easter egg.
If you type "Super Mario Bros." into search, a question box will appear in the results and you can go ahead and collect all the coins you want.
Unfortunately, you do not receive an extra life if you click it 100 times.
Happy belated b-day Super Mario Bros. Thanks for introducing me to a life long habit of reality avoidance.
Nintendo will release Super Mario Maker Sept. 11 and the game includes a new power up for the red-overalled plumber. Unfortunately, it gives him the ability to look really deformed.
The game will have a Luigi Mushroom, which is meant to make the titular hero more like his green-sporting brother and not only in the taller and thinner appearance. The 'power up' will also make him jump higher and have less traction.
The Mario wiki tells the origin of the new mushroom:
According to Takashi Tezuka, the form came from a bug that happened in development that made Super Mario skinny. It looks similar to a normal Mushroom with a short cap and a very thin base. It is randomly found in Question Blocks, along with Super Mushrooms, but Luigi Mushrooms are rarer. A Super Mushroom can't overwrite the effect of this mushroom,.. but they can fuse together.
Yeah, but it also makes Mario look like a hunchbacked buffoon! A lanky, awkward creep who slinks his way oilily into the upper reaches of the stratosphere only to grab gobs more mustache wax off the highest gross shelf.
Watch the weirdo do things here:
We're not the only ones who think this. Kotaku expressed their disgust well.
Now that Nintendo has said it will enter the mobile space, possibly letting you take Mario on the go, some have let their imagination take that possibility to the extreme.
Artist Pierre Cerveau has gone ahead and designed how a possible Nintendo phone might look and it's gorgeous.
Dubbed the 'Smart Boy,' Cerveau shows off a range of different looks for the imaginary device.
Here it is with a removable controller:
And with some removable storage, RAM or a camera:
What if it ran Android?
You could take Iwata's Mii along for the ride.
As part of Netflix’s “Hack Day,” some of their engineers got together and figured out a way to watch their programming in 8-bits on a Nintendo Entertainment System.
Why? Why not?
From their description:
In a world… where devices proliferate… darNES digs back in time to provide Netflix access to the original Nintendo Entertainment System.
It’s not exactly the best way to watch “House of Cards,” especially since we recently learned thatSeason 3 was filmed in 6k.
Some of the other projects highlighted include software that displays dialogue on the pause screen,a program that beeps when you try to look away from the screen and an interactive globe that lets you see what people are watching all over the world.
The event is intended to be just for fun, and most of the stuff that emerged isn’t likely to be in the hands of a consumer anytime soon.
“Note that while we think these hacks are very cool and fun, they may never become part of the Netflix product, internal infrastructure, or otherwise be used beyond Hack Day,” writes Netflix on their blog. “We are surfacing them here publicly to share the spirit of the event.”