Back Issues [Mario Month]: Super Mario Adventures

So, for no better reason than “Mar.10” resembling Mario’s name, March 10th is widely regarded as being “Mario Day”, a day to celebrate Nintendo’s portly plumber, an overalls-wearing mascot who literally changed the videogame industry forever and shaped the home console market of the nineties. To commemorate Mario Day this year, I have been celebrating … Continue reading Back Issues [Mario Month]: Super Mario Adventures

Talking Movies [Mario Month]: Super Mario Bros.: The Great Mission to Rescue Princess Peach!

So, for no better reason than “Mar.10” resembling Mario’s name, March 10th is widely regarded as being “Mario Day”, a day to celebrate Nintendo’s portly plumber, an overalls-wearing mascot who literally changed the videogame industry forever and shaped the home console market of the nineties. To commemorate Mario Day this year, March is once again … Continue reading Talking Movies [Mario Month]: Super Mario Bros.: The Great Mission to Rescue Princess Peach!

Game Corner [Mario Month]: Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (Nintendo 3DS)

So, for no better reason than “Mar.10” resembling Mario’s name, March 10th is widely regarded as being “Mario Day”, a day to celebrate Nintendo’s portly plumber, an overalls-wearing mascot who literally changed the videogame industry forever and shaped the home console market of the nineties. To commemorate Mario Day this year, March is once again … Continue reading Game Corner [Mario Month]: Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (Nintendo 3DS)

Game Corner [Mario Month]: Super Mario Land (Nintendo 3DS)

So, for no better reason than “Mar.10” resembling Mario’s name, March 10th is widely regarded as being “Mario Day”, a day to celebrate Nintendo’s portly plumber, an overalls-wearing mascot who literally changed the videogame industry forever and shaped the home console market of the nineties. To commemorate Mario Day this year, March is once again … Continue reading Game Corner [Mario Month]: Super Mario Land (Nintendo 3DS)

Game Corner [Mario Month]: Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo Switch)

So, for no better reason than “Mar.10” resembling Mario’s name, March 10th is widely regarded as being “Mario Day”, a day to celebrate Nintendo’s portly plumber, an overalls-wearing mascot who literally changed the videogame industry forever and shaped the home console market of the nineties. To commemorate Mario Day this year, March is once again … Continue reading Game Corner [Mario Month]: Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo Switch)

Talking Movies [National Pokémon Day]: Pokémon the Movie 2000: The Power of One

Upon the release of Pokémon: Blue Version and Pokémon: Red Version (Game Freak, 1996), a new craze swept through playgrounds across the world. An entire generation grew up either playing Pokémon, watching the anime, playing the trading card game, or watching the feature-length movies as clever marketing and a co-ordinated release and multimedia strategy saw … Continue reading Talking Movies [National Pokémon Day]: Pokémon the Movie 2000: The Power of One

Game Corner [Zelda Day]: The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Nintendo Switch)

On 21 February 1986, The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo EAD, 1986) was first released in Japan. The creation of legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka, The Legend of Zelda launched one of Nintendo’s most popular franchises, with its silent protagonist, Link, and his vast fantasy world of sword and sorcery not only enduring … Continue reading Game Corner [Zelda Day]: The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Nintendo Switch)

Talking Movies [Mewtwo’s Birthday]: Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns

According to Pokémon: Blue and Red Version (Nintendo/Creatures/Game Freak, 1995), February 6 is the day that Mew successfully gave birth to my favourite Pokémon, Mewtwo. Whether this was a natural birth or simply the day the clone was successfully created is up for debate but, nevertheless, this is the official date that the world’s most … Continue reading Talking Movies [Mewtwo’s Birthday]: Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns

Game Corner: Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo 3DS)

Released: 18 February 2016Developer: Arzest/Spike ChunsoftAlso Available For: Arcade and Nintendo Wii U The Background:Nintendo’s Super Mario and SEGA’s Sonic the Hedgehog went head to head as their respective company’s mascots during the “Console Wars” of the nineties, resulting in some of the greatest and most influential videogames of that generation, and both company’s went … Continue reading Game Corner: Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo 3DS)

Game Corner: Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Nintendo 3DS)

Released: 9 February 2012Developer: SEGA Sports R&D/RacjinAlso Available For: Nintendo Wii The Background:During the “Console Wars” of the nineties, there were no truer rivals than Nintendo’s Super Mario and SEGA’s Sonic the Hedgehog; both went head to head as their respective company’s mascots, spearheading the release of some of the greatest and most influential videogames … Continue reading Game Corner: Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Nintendo 3DS)