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My Nintendo Europe adds Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Lenticular Magnet Set

A major attraction

Looking for something to spend your Platinum Points on? My Nintendo Europe has just added a fancy item for Mario fans. For 350 Platinum Points, you can pick up a series of lenticular magnets for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. Check out the official details below.

Decorate your fridge or whiteboard with this exclusive Lenticular Magnet Set, which features characters and the game cover from Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury.

Characters shown on the magnets are: Mario/Cat Mario, Luigi/Cat Luigi, Peach/Cat Peach and Toad/Cat Toad. Move the magnets to see how each image changes!

Materials/specifications:

Set of 5 magnets (size: 6 x 4cm each) with lenticular effect in a polybag with inlay (10 x 10cm)
Material: Lenticular film (top layer), 2mm foam material (middle layer), 0.7mm magnetic foil (bottom layer)

Grab yours here

Bowser's Fury trick nets you easy power-ups

Power up your power-ups

Bowser's Fury mode lets you bank multiple power-ups for use whenever you want, and a trick has been discovered to snag multiple power-ups quickly. All you have to do is find one of the red trampolines in the game and ground pound it. You gain a power-up for every 100 coins you get, and ground-pounding a trampoline makes a long string of coins appear every time. If you stick with it, you can get a new power-up roughly every 10 seconds!

Mario Golf: Super Rush reveal trailer analysis

Things you might not have noticed

The reveal trailer for Mario Golf: Super Rush looks amazing, and it's hiding a ton of secrets too. We use the analysis machine to break it all down, including new gameplay mechanics, Mario Odyssey references, world map design Mario easter eggs, and more Story Mode details. All this and more in our in-depth analysis!

Nintendo the most-seen gaming industry brand on TV for Jan. 16th to Feb. 15th, 2021

Nintendo and Mario reach new heights

Nintendo has been hanging around the top 3 when it comes to game advertising on TV, but in the last 30 days, they've managed to swing into first place overall. See the stats on Nintendo's return to the top below.

- 307.3 million TV ad impressions generated by 15 commercials that ran over 1,700 times
- “Cat Prints: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury was the most-seen spot with 99.7 million TV ad impression
- this spot performed above average across all industries, ranking high for likeability and watchability in particular
- top comments from viewers after watching the ad included “nostalgic” and “wholesome.”
- networks generating high impression-counts for Nintendo included Nick, Cartoon Network, and CBS
- top programs included the Super Bowl Kickoff Show, SpongeBob SquarePants, and The Amazing World of Gumball

Nintendo and LEGO win big at the NPD's Global and European Toy Industry Performance Awards

Big wins for big brands

NPD has revealed the winners for its Global and European Toy Industry Performance Awards, and both Nintendo and LEGO took home wins. Nintendo received a major honor, winning Europe’s Top Gaining Toy Property of the Year for the Mario/Mario Kart brands. Nintendo and LEGO won another award in Europe’s Top Gaining Toy Property by Category for Super LEGO Mario, with the release taking home the top spot in the 'Building Sets' category.

Thanks to Jonathan for the heads up!

Nintendo Minute - Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury BINGO!

Got a minute?

Nintendo Minute is never a minute! Today, we’re back in Super Mario 3D World but we’re doing a fun bingo challenge. We going to play three levels and see if we can complete the challenges on the bingo board. Have you been playing the game? Tell us who your favorite character is in the comments below. Maybe you’ll try to take on this challenge too with your friends. As always, thanks so much for watching and we’ll see you next week!

My Nintendo Europe offering Mario wallpapers for zero Platinum Points

A limited-time offer

If you're a member of My Nintendo Europe, you can grab a special Mario reward right now for free. From now until March 31st, 2021, you can grab the Super Mario 3D All-Stars wallpapers for zero Platinum Points. You have both desktop and mobile wallpapers for Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy, and one desktop wallpaper that smashes all three games together. You can cash in your free download here.

Second Super Mario Bros. 35 World Count Challenge kicks off Feb. 22nd, 2021

Ganging up on Goombas

Nintendo has announced that the second Super Mario Bros. 35 World Count Challenge is on the way. From Feb. 22nd to March 1st, 2021, players are tasked with taking down 350 million Goombas. If the goal is achieved, anyone who squashed even one Goomba will get 350 My Nintendo Platinum Points.

Nintendo shares a detailed breakdown of Mario Golf: Super Rush

What a rush!

Mario Golf: Super Rush was announced for Switch yesterday, and it looks to be everything longtime series fans and newcomers could want. Online play, story mode, new features, and much more are jam-packed into this one. For an official recap on what was revealed yesterday, check out the press release below.

In the latest Nintendo Direct, we announced the newest installment of the Mario Golf series, Mario Golf: Super Rush. Let’s take a look at some of the information shared.

The Mario Golf series delivers a full-fledged golf experience. Observe the wind and terrain, take aim, and hit the ball!

With simple controls and an intuitive shot gauge on the right side of the screen, you can hit shots that would be extremely difficult on an actual golf course.

Mushroom Kingdom characters like Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Bowser are a staple of the Mario Golf series. Some characters have more power, while others may have better control—use these attributes to your advantage for some golf super play.

The Mario Golf: Super Rush game has familiar elements like the ones mentioned above, but there are also some additions. Let’s take a look.

Speed Golf

Compete to finish the hole in the quickest time in Speed Golf. Everyone tees off at the same time, then you must run through the course to hit the ball again. Then chase the ball again and hit your next shot! Repeat and aim to finish the hole as fast as possible with the fewest hits—it’s called Speed Golf for a reason.

In Speed Golf, not only do you have to read the wind and terrain like in regular golf, but you must also think on the fly. Strategically use dashes to outrun your opponents or use special shots to sabotage them.

Story mode

In story mode, your MiiTM character takes on the role of a novice golfer who must train and compete with Mushroom Kingdom characters to rise in the ranks. Improve your skills and level up with experience points earned through practices and matches. Then, allocate points to improve your golfer’s stats.

What else can you do with your developing Mii golfer and golf expertise? Use your Mii character from story mode in other modes and compete with others.

Motion Controls

This game supports both button and motion controls. With motion controls, hold the Joy-Con™ controller like a golf club and gently swing to hit a shot!

Moving your body to capture the sense of golfing is an immersive experience. It can be especially fun for those who want a more authentic golf experience or those who like to try something different. Remember to be aware of your surroundings and to allow adequate room around you during game play.

Golf alone or with others

Up to 4 players can join in the fun with both local* and online** multiplayer. Whether you want to immerse yourself into a solo golf experience or get your friends in on the action, there is a style for you.

The Mario Golf: Super Rush game for the Nintendo Switch system will launch on June 25, 2021.

King Bob-omb looks to be playable in Mario Golf: Super Rush

Blowing up the spot

Looks like Nintendo made a bit of mistake with their hub page for Mario Golf: Super Rush. The website went live earlier today, and it originally mentioned King Bomb-omb as playable. Nintendo clearly caught onto their mistake, and they've since removed the mention from that page. This definitely seems more like something Nintendo shared a bit earlier, rather than a flat-out mistake.

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