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Beating Super Mario Odyssey without jumping

People love coming up with their own crazy challenges for games. Things the developers never imagined or intended. Take for example, beating Super Mario Odyssey without jumping. Can it even be done? Check out the video above and see how the challenge went!

Nintendo Hong Kong offering special Super Mario Odyssey folder with purchase of game

Nintendo Hong Kong is offering yet another bonus for those who purchase Super Mario Odyssey. You'll be able to get the special folder you see above, which features Mario, Peach, and Bowser in their wedding gear. This is a limited edition folder, and there's only 15,000 units to go around!

Make your own Cappy with Nintendo's latest papercraft

We've seen an official Cappy print-out that let you stick a flat image of Cappy on whatever you wanted. Now Nintendo has released a papercraft Cappy to take things to the next level!

If you want to put this Cappy together, you can follow the step-by-step directions right here.

Kellogg's gives hope for Super Mario Cereal release outside of the U.S.



Looks like Super Mario Cereal might actually have a chance of seeing release outside of the states. As you can see above, Kellogg's UK and Ireland seemed to hint at a release in the works for other parts of the world. Whether this pertains to those two locations only, or a more widespread release in Europe remains to be seen.

Study finds playing 3D platformers like Super Mario 64 helps improve brain function

Video game critics love to point out the negative effects associated with the games, such as their addictive nature and reported link to violence. However, despite the constant bad rap the 100-billion-dollar industry gets, there’s now some good news for gamers: playing may help keep your brain healthy.

If you're looking to keep your mind sharp when you're a bit older in age, it looks like playing some Super Mario 64 could do the trick. According to a small study published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers found that older adults who played Super Mario 64 had more gray matter within their hippocampus. This is an important region of the brain associated with memory.

The study involved patients who played Super Mario 64, others who played piano, and a group which did neither. The results showed those who played Super Mario 64 had an increased amount of gray matter in two regions of the brain, but those who played the piano did not.

Random Time! - Watch a man nose-whistle the theme to Super Mario World

I mean, I don't even know what to say. I didn't even know nose whistlers were a thing. I'm guessing this guy is one of the best!

Company spends over 60 hours counting coins in various Mario games

Ever wonder how many coins are in a Mario game? You might have thought about it for a few minutes and then moved on. Then there's a company like Giff Gaff who have decided to spend over 60 hours counting every single coin in multiple Mario games. They've put together multiple spreadsheets and tons of data to come to the following amounts.

Super Mario Bros. – 1,089 coins
Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels – 1,876 coins
Super Mario Bros. 2 – 297 coins
Super Mario Bros. 3 – 4,425 coins
Super Mario Land – 2,003 coins
Super Mario World – 4,930 coins
Super Mario Land 2 – 3,237 coins
Super Mario 64 – 2,672 coins
Super Mario Sunshine – 1,830 coins
New Super Mario Bros. – 7,360 coins
Super Mario Galaxy – 3,163 coins
New Super Mario Bros. Wii – 9,388 coins
Super Mario Galaxy 2 – 3,931 coins
Super Mario 3D Land – 5,321 coins
New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 9, 999, 999 coins
New Super Mario Bros. U – 9,421 coins
Super Mario 3D World – 10.531 coins

I'm sure someone is going to go through these games and double-check the values above. You didn't have anything else planned for the weekend, right?!