GoNintendo 'End of Day' thought - How do you feel about the rumored Mario Bros. movie?



My back is killing me right now. I think I slept on it wrong. Man, I'm falling apart lately! Must be this old age kicking in. I guess I'll star buying my 'Just for Men' in preparation for my grey beard! See you in a few, short hours.


The Super Mario Bros. live-action movie isn't really the best representation of the franchise. It has gained cult status over the years for just how 'off the mark' it is, but the original debut was met with a lot of upset fans. I remember seeing the movie in the theaters, and while it was cool to see Mario and Luigi on the big screen, I still knew the film wasn't really any good. At least, not 'good' in the sense of a traditionally enjoyable film!

As a matter of fact, I actually preferred the Super Mario Bros. Super Show. Whenever I came home from school, I rushed to the TV to turn on the live-action TV series. It was such an odd mix of entertainment, bringing together live-action Mario Bros. skits and animated segments with the Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda. The live-action content was cheesy but harmless. The animated content was the real draw for me.

Things got even better when the Mario Bros. got another cartoon series based on Super Mario World. It definitely took a few liberties with the franchise, but it was the closest adaptation of the games that we had gotten yet. I really enjoyed the cartoon and looked forward to it every Saturday morning. That's the kind of stuff I wanted to see take the big screen. A huge, colorful, animated Super Mario feature film.

It has certainly taken long enough, but it seems like my dream is becoming a reality. The rumor out there right now is that Sony and Nintendo are teaming up to make this feature happen. It sounds like it'll be a CG film, and while I'd rather it be traditionally animated, I have no issue with CG. I'm just pumped to hear an official announcement on this film! That is, if it really does exist.

Let's say that this project is the real deal and will be confirmed soon. I'd love to hear what you think of the idea. Are you down for an animated Mario Bros. feature film, or do you think the franchise should be left to just games? Leave a comment and let us know!

Monster Hunter Festa '15 - various merchandise/promo items



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Final Fantasy Explorers - 3DS theme footage


This week's video additions - Dec. 18th, 2014

Wii U

Nintendo Minute: Game of the Year: Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Minute – Chatting with Koji Kondo
How to Win at Smash Episode 4
Shantae Uncle Mimic Character Video
Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse Video
Cake Ninja 3: The Legend Continues Trailer
Spy Chameleon Trailer
Meme Run Trailer
99Moves Trailer
Cube Creator 3D Trailer
League of Heroes Trailer
Shantae Squid Baron Character Video

3DS

Nintendo Minute: Game of the Year: Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Minute – Chatting with Koji Kondo
How to Win at Smash Episode 4
Shantae Uncle Mimic Character Video
Cube Creator 3D Trailer
League of Heroes Trailer
Shantae Squid Baron Character Video
Toys vs Monsters Trailer
Harvest Moon 3 GBC Trailer

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Retro City Rampage - sales breakdown shows 3DS as having the 'healthiest' sales



Nintendo 3DS has the healthiest tail of all platforms. Released nearly 10 months ago, it has never been discounted and still boasts a strong weekly tail. It was a great fit for the platform and market and received great promotion from Nintendo at launch. RCR released on 3DS 15 months later, but had it been released simultaneously with the others it's possible that it could've become the best selling out of all eight platforms (or at least toe to toe). Again, this would vary widely on the type of game, but RCR was a perfect match for 3DS.

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PokemonCenter.com selling Pokemon Red Nendoroid



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Doraemon: Nobita's Space Heroes - screens



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Final Fantasy Explorers - more screens



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Nintendo Family Channel - Play Nintendo: Game Showcase Episode 1


Why Bayonetta 2 is a Game of the Year Nominee


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