Posts tagged with "Super Mario"

“a particular set of skills” – Super Mario Taken parody by WTFLOL

“a particular set of skills” – Super Mario Taken parody by WTFLOL
Mario does have a particular set of skills, skills that he has acquired over a very long career. In over 34 years, he has been a doctor, toy-making company CEO, athlete and kart-racer. Now, thanks to YouTube channel WTFLOL, Mario takes over Liam Neeson‘s role in a parody of the trailer for Taken. In the first film of the Taken franchise, Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) must save his daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) after she is kidnapped by human traffickers... 

Race for Real with JAKKS Pacific’s New Mario Kart Ride-On

Race for Real with JAKKS Pacific’s New Mario Kart Ride-On
This week, US toy company JAKKS Pacific has unveiled its Super Mario Kart Ride-On, a real-life version of the kart featured in the Mario Kart 7 video game. This latest addition to JAKKS Pacific’s range of 6V ride-ons, the Super Mario Kart Ride-On was created in partnership with Nintendo, and will be available to buy in the UK from Autumn/Winter this year. While it will feature the full range of in-game sound effects, sadly, though perhaps wisely,... 

Washington’s Wig Review

Washington’s Wig Review
For what initially seemed a very simple game, a single button game with a single main mechanic, Washington’s Wig has a surprising amount of depth and humour that really helps keep it fresh. Coming from Team2Bit, who we recently interviewed here on MCM Buzz, Washington’s Wig was the winning game in IGN’s The Next Game Boss video game development talent competition. Teams of game developers were challenged to create a playable game... 

Interview With brentalfloss AKA Brent Black

Interview With brentalfloss AKA Brent Black
Have you ever listened to an old 8-bit video game theme and thought to yourself, “this is good, but it could really use some lyrics sung by a really awesome guy?” Well if you have, then today is your lucky day. I got to spend some time talking to Brent Black, known online as brentalfloss. He chats about his upcoming CD, the differences between old and new video game tracks and the different styles of music he has worked on. He also gave... 

New Luigi’s Mansion 2 Trailer and Screenshots

New Luigi’s Mansion 2 Trailer and Screenshots
Luigi’s Mansion was originally released back in 2002 as a launch game to show off the graphical capabilities of Nintendo’s GameCube, boasting impressive glossy graphics for its time. The game branched off from the widely expansive Super Mario series which has graced multi-platforms ever since its debut on the NES in 1983. Mario, Nintendo’s famous mascot, was the one in danger in the game, which allowed Luigi to take the limelight... 

Metroid Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

Metroid Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
6th August 2011 marked the 25th anniversary of the successful Nintendo series, Metroid. Nintendo has already celebrated the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda this year, as well as Super Mario at the end of 2010. Unfortunately Nintendo have not announced any plans to celebrate as of yet, but considering that Zelda has a celebratory symphony, and Mario acquired a special re-release of Super Mario All-Stars for the Wii, hopefully Metroid will... 

Super Mario inspired ice skating routine

Super Mario inspired ice skating routine
Here’s an odd bit of gaming related goodness that initially sounds like a crazy promotional tie in for a potential follow-up to Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympics (it isn’t). Two professional ice-skaters performed a strangely unique routine to the sounds of the Super Mario Bros. theme song. Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov performed this as part of the gala at Stockholm Ice 2011 in Sweden last month. Tatiana is dressed up as Super Mario,... 

Classics: The Legend of Zelda

Classics: The Legend of Zelda
This year marks the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda,  which is one of the most iconic Nintendo franchises to date. Designed by Shigeru Miyamoto and Takahasi Tezuka of the Mario Bros. fame. The titular hero of the Zelda franchise, Link. The original Legend of Zelda debuted on the Nintendo Entertainment System, back in 1986. Consisting of a vast world with dungeons, monsters, a damsel in distress and the iconic villain Ganon. This game went... 
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