Save 33% on Super Mario Odyssey & Mario Kart 8 Deluxe until January 10th (Europe)

Two top Mario titles, two big savings! From an exciting global adventure in Super Mario Odyssey to multiplayer hijinxs in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario’s got you covered on Nintendo Switch – and now you can enjoy both games for less!

From now until 23:59 (local time) on January 10th 2021, you can save 33% on both Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Odyssey from Nintendo eShop. These discounts won’t be around for long though, so don’t miss out on the chance to start 2021 with a double dose of Mario fun!

Walmart selling a Switch Pro Controller/Super Mario Odyssey bundle, and a Switch with 12 months of Switch Online and a carrying case

Two fantastic offers

Still looking for some great Switch deals this holiday season? Walmart has two options you might want to consider.

Last year, Walmart offered a bundle of a Switch Pro Controller and Super Mario Odyssey for $70. That same deal is back and you can snag yours here. Along with that, you can get a Switch with 12 months of Switch Online and a carrying case for $300. That bundle is available here.

Nintendo devs reveal influences behind Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Odyssey

Humble beginnings

Ever wonder how Nintendo comes up with ideas for Mario's adventures? While we don't have the origins for every game in Mario's history, we do have details on two of the more recent ones.

In an interview with the Guardian, Nintendo's Yoshiaki Koizumi reveals that his childhood experiences paved the way for Super Mario Sunshine.

“Through Mario I wanted to recreate the experience of a hero jumping from rooftop to rooftop like those heroes I saw in my childhood, I achieved this somewhat in Super Mario Sunshine in that you can climb on the rooftops in the plaza and run around. The water-based play with FLUDD [Mario’s water-gun backpack] also reflects my childhood experiences, playing in water and enjoying the coolness on my skin.”

When it comes to Super Mario Odyssey, Kenta Motokura says he was actually inspired by a previous Mario title, along with his familiarity with snowboarding..

“Super Mario Bros 3 is my favorite Mario title. The idea of having lots of different Kingdoms in Super Mario Odyssey came from Super Mario Bros 3. The fact that I was raised playing Mario games in my childhood had a big impact on how I make games. I’ve also used knowledge of body movement, which I’ve gained through sports like snowboarding, as a reference for Mario’s moves, and I’ve included terrain and environments I’ve found interesting in the games as well. I think you can also see things from trips to places such as Mexico or New York that I found fun or that made me nervous reflected in Super Mario Odyssey, too.”

Nintendo celebrates Super Mario Odyssey's 3rd anniversary with a special tweet

3 years and going strong!

It might seem impossible, but its already been 3 years since Super Mario Odyssey hit the Switch. One of the Switch's flagship titles, Super Mario Odyssey is still being enjoyed by millions around the globe. That's why Nintendo put together the tribute to Super Mario Odyssey above. Mario, Bowser, and the gang got together to do a little dance tribute for the 3-year anniversary, and everyone's looking better than ever!

Super Mario Bros. "Your Mario Melody" commercial

For the past 35 years, Mario has been running, jumping, and saving the Mushroom Kingdom from bad guys, and he couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you for helping Mario on his incredible adventures.

With Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Super Mario Odyssey and some of your other favorite Super Mario games and more available now on the Nintendo Switch system, what game gets you singing?

Latest Famitsu features a full-page Super Mario advert

This ad is super!

The latest issue of the Japanese publication Famitsu features an advert highlighting 3 of the major Super Mario games available on Nintendo Switch. While none of the artwork is new, it's interesting to see Nintendo continue to push these already high-selling games.

Walmart offering Switch Pro Controller 'Super Mario Odyssey' download code bundle for $100

What an interesting bundle!

Now here's one of the more unique bundles out there. Walmart has a special bundle of the Switch Pro Controller and Super Mario Odyssey in download code form for $100. As you can see, this is a specially-made package, and not just the two items thrown together in a makeshift bundle. Check out the full details and grab your order here!

Boundary Break takes an out-of-bounds look at Super Mario Odyssey

Where'd you go, Mario?

Boundary Break is back with a new episode, and this time the focus is on Super Mario Odyssey. Let's see some places Mario and the camera were never meant to go!

In-development Super Mario Odyssey mod lets you play the game in first person

Play in a whole new way

In-Development Mod: Super Mario Odyssey in First Person from r/NintendoSwitch

While I might not want to play Super Mario Odyssey in first person, it's definitely neat to see what it would look like. A fan mod in development for the game is aiming to let you explore the entire adventure from a first person perspective, which would definitely make for a unique experience. It's a bit like combining the worlds of Super Mario Odyssey and Mirror's Edge!

Modder recreates Super Mario Odyssey in Super Mario 64

The most impressive mod yet?

Modder Kaze Emanuar is back once again with a Super Mario 64 mod, and it might be his most impressive yet. While he hasn't managed to squeeze the entirety of Super Mario Odyssey into Super Mario 64, he's certainly gotten a decent chunk of the experience! Multiple locations and enemies you'll recognize, and 80 moons to collect throughout the experience. From the trailer alone, you can tell this is a ridiculously detailed mod that a ton of hard work went into.

Thanks to cm30 for the heads up!


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