It has been 36 years since Mario came into our lives. (Which is actually longer than I’ve been alive, so that makes me feel young). First known as “Jumpman”, we were introduced to Mario in the original Donkey Kong. Mario has appeared in hundreds of games now – spanning all genres, platforms, and styles. Mario has had an incredible legacy and he’s still going strong today. With the release of Super Mario Odyssey (for Nintendo Switch only), he continues his impressive legacy. With that in mind, here’s a look back on the best games that he’s been part of. Many of these we grew up on.
15. Super Mario Maker (2015, Wii U)
This isn’t your typical Mario game, in the sense that creation is the centerpiece of this game. But Nintendo has done a fantastic job of making this process fun and perfect for the Wii U GamePad.
14. Super Mario Sunshine (2002, GameCube)
This was the first 3D game to follow Super Mario 64 and it was kind of a letdown. But it was more about creativity with this game. The FLUDD water sprayer (which was used to clean up gunk around the sunny island) unlocked great new platform gameplay elements.
13. Super Smash Bros. For Wii U (2014, Wii U)
Each Super Smash Bros. game was excellent for its time, but this is one series that keeps getting better and better. This is the best Wii U game yet. … Read the rest
There are five big games being released for the Nintendo Switch this September. If you are a Nintendo Switch player, next month is going to be a good one for you. What is interesting about the Switch is that Nintendo has adopted the strategy of releasing one major game for the Switch per month. And that seems to be going well for them. September is looking quite a bit more stacked than some previous months, with new titles to look out for. And without further adieu.
Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition – September 12
The Definitive Edition offers a few Switch specific features. Up to four people can play through Rayman Legends cooperative over local wi-fi. If your’e playing on an undocked Switch, the game supports touchscreen controls for purposes such as moving platforms, cutting ropes and defeating enemies. A definite must to check out, if you played any of the previous versions.
NBA 2K18 – September 19
The NBA games are fun, especially if you’re into the league and you follow any of the players. However, if you’re not into basketball, there’s a good chance you’re not going to find any enjoyment out of this game. You will be able to pick up this game, digitally on September 19, but the physical version has been delayed until an unknown date. It will be interesting to see how this game runs on the console, and if this version stacks up well against the PS4 and Xbox One versions. … Read the rest
You can now pre-order the Super NES Classic. Well… you could have, but most of the places that are taking pre-orders are already sold out. For those of you who didn’t see my post yesterday, Nintendo is releasing a mini version of the Classic NES. Yes, the one we all know and love. The bundle includes 21 games, which includes a never before released game – Star Fox 2. The system officially comes out on September 29, and retails for a reasonable price of $79.99. That’s awesome, right? It is, but will you be able to get your hands on one? Fans were outraged after last year when Nintendo didn’t produce enough systems for the demand.
Below is a list of where you could have pre-ordered the system, but you might have to wait until the end of September now.
Amazon – Sold Out
Pre-orders through Amazon went live just yesterday (August 22) and they sold out almost immediately. It’s unknown whether or not they will offer further pre-orders, or if this is it.
Best Buy – Sold Out
Best Buy opened pre-orders yesterday morning, and promptly sold out. But you can keep an eye on their pre-order page to see if/when you can place your order.
GameStop – Sold Out
GameStop Super NES Classic preorders went live yesterday at 1 pm. You could purchase it either as an individual unit or as part of five bundles. The company said that you can buy them online or via their web-in-store program. … Read the rest