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 Super Mario Sunshine on GameCube
Super Mario Sunshine will be the first to the forefront, followed by Star Fox Adventures, Metroid Prime, and the Legend of Zelda.
Mario's classic jumps have returned and a new hover spin jump was added, which can be executed by spinning the analog stick 360° and pressing A. While most everything else should be straightforward to anyone who has played Mario 64, the backpack functions do take a little bit of explaining.
Mario's water backpack serves to resolve at least one control issue by improving the gamer's ability to manipulate Mario as he jumps from one platform to another.
www.gamecubicle.com /games-super_mario_sunshine.htm   (1342 words)

 The Super Mario Brothers Monster Compendium -- Bob-omb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Bob-ombs first appeared in Super Mario Bros.2, and for quite a while, they were the only characters from that game to appear in subsequent Mario games.
In Super Mario Bros.3, the arms were taken away, but Bob-ombs gained a wind-up key at the back.
Super Mario 64 is much the same, but minus the wind-up key.
www.mariomonsters.com /bobomb/index.html   (481 words)

 Mario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mario is depicted as a somewhat short, pudgy, Italian plumber who lives in the Mushroom Kingdom, where he is regarded as a hero; he is best known for constantly thwarting the plans of the evil King Bowser to kidnap Princess Peach and subjugate the Mushroom Kingdom.
Mario's name in Donkey Kong, "Jumpman", was changed to "Mario" in the arcade game Mario Bros. His namesake was Mario Segali, the landlord of Nintendo of America, who barged in on a meeting in the company's Redmond, WA facility to demand an overdue rent payment.
Mario considers himself the biggest fan of former WWE wrestler Captain Lou Albano (another inside joke since Albano himself was the one who portrayed Mario in the live action segments and provided his voice in the cartoon).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Super_Mario   (3371 words)

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Mario is an institution: the first home system for many gamers was an NES, and of course our plucky plumber's game came packed in with the NES for a number of years.
A lot of people were hoping for a new Mario game as a launch title for the Nintendo DS, but we had to make do with a slightly updated version of Mario 64.
Nintendo has the chance to give us another classic: Mario Brothers 3 and Super Mario World are both considered classics in 2D game design and introduced the Tanooki Suit, Yoshi, and the everlovin' SHOE for the love of Miyamoto.
arstechnica.com /reviews/games/newsupermario.ars   (816 words)

 Techgage - Review: DS: New Super Mario Bros.
Mario has appeared in so many games, but this one is special.
Mario is a special video game character to a lot of gamers, because many started out in the video game world with his games.
Super Mario Brothers for the original NES is what began what was to become a massive franchise.
techgage.com /article/ds_new_super_mario_bros   (982 words)

 Super Mario Bros. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mario's primary attack is simply jumping on top of his enemies, which kills the mushroom traitors, known as Goombas, and sends the turtle soldiers known as Koopa Troopas into their shells.
Super Mario Bros. is often cited as the inspiration for many game designers; an example is the inspiration for the designers at id Software when they developed Dangerous Dave in Copyright Infringement and the later Commander Keen series.
Super Mario Bros. was one of the best-selling of these rereleases; according to the NPD Group (which tracks game sales in North America), this re-released version of Super Mario Bros. was the best-selling Game Boy Advance game in June 2004, and as of June 2004 the GBA's sixth-best-selling game overall.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Super_Mario_Bros.   (2564 words)

 The Essential 50 Part 17 -- Super Mario Bros. from 1UP.com
Mario was still hopelessly outnumbered and endlessly vulnerable to the villains, of course -- simply walking into the smallest of them would put the player down a life.
But the fact is that Miyamoto and Mario were the first to do it right, and in the process they provided the world with the gold standard by which all subsequent games have and forever will be judged.
In the end, though, Mario turned out to be the real winner -- Nintendo is a shadow of its former self and the NES has been outclassed by three generations of hardware, but Mario is still the most beloved mascot in gaming.
www.1up.com /do/feature?cId=3127691   (2693 words)

 New Super Mario Bros. (ds: 2006): Reviews
New Super Mario Bros. is a solid platformer and a nice homage to the Mario series, but it's not Mario's big return to 2D gameplay like everyone thought it would be.
New Super Mario Bros. definitely doesn’t live up to the standards set by the games it apes, but there’s still no better sidescroller to be found on the DS.
New Super Mario Bros might not be QUITE as good as some review sites might lead you to believe, but there is no denying that this is a damn fine game: the game play is there, that familiar Nintendo charm is dominant throughout the entire game, the sounds are good, and it's definitely got personality.
www.metacritic.com /games/platforms/ds/newsupermariobros   (2434 words)

 Nintendo's Super Mario Sunshine Interview
Whenever we make a Mario game, or whenever we make any game, we want to make it so that any person can play it, regardless of his or her age.
The world of Mario is a kind of miniature garden in which players can move around as they like -- that is certainly the case with Super Mario Sunshine.
The artists working on Super Mario Sunshine did not create many of the traditional Nintendo characters, which were created by another team.
www.gamecubicle.com /interview-super_mario_sunshine.htm   (3626 words)

 Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy, originally mentioned during the 2006 Game Developer's Conference, was never given a firm release date.
Mario takes advantage of all the unique aspects of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controller, unleashing new moves as players shake the controller and even point at and drag items with the pointer.
Mario essentially defined the 3-D platforming genre with Super Mario 64, and this game proves once again that he is king.
supermariogalaxy.blogspot.com   (1506 words)

 X-Entertainment - Super Mario Bros. Villains Tribute
Super Mario Bros. still remains the measuring stick for a lot of casual gamers.
Super Mario didn't have that many different bad guys, but boy, did they ever make some serious armies out of what they did have.
Remember, before Mario grows larger, Goombas are about as tall as he is. They might be easy to defeat, but consider the psychological edge they must've had over Little Mario.
www.x-entertainment.com /messages/655.html   (2641 words)

 Amazon.com: New Super Mario Bros.: Computer & Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
New Super Mario Bros. for the DS lets you play an updated version of the classic Super Mario Bros. world, with all-new moves taken from other hit Mario games.
New Super Mario Brothers for the Nintendo DS brings a updated appeal to Mario, loosely based on the classic 2-D games he has been widely known for from Super Mario Brothers 1, 2, 3.
Like what happened with Super Mario 64 DS did to showcase the brilliance of the DS, New Super Mario Brothers delivers the fun and appeal of a classic game, to a whole new generation of gamers.
www.amazon.com /Nintendo-NTR-A2DE-Mario-Bros/dp/B000ERVMI8   (1836 words)

 GameSpy: Super Mario Galaxy Preview
I had to be physically restrained and the controller wrestled from my hands after a ten-minute demonstration of Super Mario Galaxy -- a game platform-fans have been waiting for since Super Mario Sunshine.
The sample zone I traversed was the equivalent of visiting a small Super Mario Sunshine stage, only with the various zones fragmented into dozens of little planetoids -- each with a star gate and a choice of three bosses to face.
Old-school Mario playing is hard to forget, and isn't forgotten here; it's simply supplemented by a host of wildly entertaining new moves.
wii.gamespy.com /wii/mario-wii/707349p1.html   (603 words)

 IGN: New Super Mario Bros. Review
Don't get me wrong - Super Mario 64 was an important and integral step for Nintendo's plumber hero to take, what with the company essentially being the trailblazer in the world of 3D platforming.
An official Super Mario game would have to be something special for it to exist on a current Nintendo system, which is why the release of New Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo DS is so significant: it absolutely is something special.
The timeline's a little scattered, but while Super Mario Sunshine was the latest game in the Super Mario series on paper, New Super Mario Bros. marks the first time in 15 years that Nintendo's created a classically-designed Super Mario game - Super Mario World ended the plumber's starring role in the 2D platformer series.
ds.ign.com /articles/705/705537p1.html   (658 words)

 GameSpy: Super Mario Strikers
Super Mario Strikers features all the favorite characters from the Nintendo universe, as well as four-person multiplayer action that will have players and their friends cheering all night long.
Super Mario Strikers (05/18/05) - In a similar vein to Mario Tennis, the plumber and friends take it to the soccer pitch.
Super Mario Strikers (12/06/05) - Nintendo's spin on the world's favorite sport is one of the best Mario sports titles yet.
cube.gamespy.com /gamecube/super-mario-strikers   (272 words)

 GameStats: Super Mario Sunshine
Mario makes his debut on the Nintendo GameCube with Super Mario Sunshine.
Mario makes use of a new water pack, which allows him to hover, launch, and rocket around levels, as well as spray enemies with.
Mario has never had so many cool new moves, or looked so good in 3D.
www.gamestats.com /objects/016/016713   (211 words)

 Nintendo.com Games : Super Mario Sunshine
Super Mario Sunshine for Nintendo GameCube is Mario's biggest, most amazing adventure ever.
When Mario, Peach and an entourage of her loyal Toad friends set out for a tropical vacation on lovely Isle Delfino, they're in store for much more than a relaxing holiday.
Mario can ride multi-colored Yoshis throughout the island, using their tongue-slurping strength to accomplish various tasks.
www.nintendo.com /games/gamepage/gamepage_main.jsp?gameId=824   (394 words)

 Super Mario Bros. for NES - MobyGames
The first ever platform adventure for the Mario Brothers has you exploring level after level, with Bowser to contend with as the end of level boss.
Power-ups include the Super Mushroom, which increases your size and power, the fire flower, allowing you to shoot fireballs at enemies, and the ever important starman for a short burst of invincibility.
IGN.com rated Super Mario Bros. #1 game of all time for revolutionary graphics and gameplay at the time of its release.
www.mobygames.com /game/nes/super-mario-bros   (303 words)

 Super Mario 64 for N64 - Super Mario 64 Nintendo 64 - Super Mario 64 N64 Game   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Yoshi's Island 2 in the sequel to Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, which was released in 2002 on the GBA.
New Super Mario Bros. features the classic 2D Mario gameplay style, while using vamped up 3D graphics.
Super Mario 64 makes an appearance on the Wii Virtual Console.
www.gamespot.com /n64/action/supermario64/index.html   (389 words)

 New Super Mario Bros. - Video Game Review
Mario, the world-famous Italian plumber who put Nintendo on the video gaming map, is back in mega-sized glory with NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. for the Nintendo DS.
Mario's modus operandi is to stomp on most enemies, but sometimes he uses other tricks, including throwing fireballs or becoming super-sized.
New to this handheld version is a Mega Mushroom that makes Mario grow so big that he barely fits on the screen, and a Mini Mushroom that makes Mario so tiny and light that he can fit through pipes, walk on water, and do floating jumps.
www.commonsensemedia.org /game-reviews/New-Super-Mario-Bros.html   (746 words)

 TMK | The Games | Super NES | Super Mario World
Join Mario, Luigi, and their new dinosaur pal, Yoshi, as they venture across Dinosaur Land's seven massive worlds, full of action-packed terrain.
Mario will automatically walk up to the Donut Ghost House and then get stuck between the ghost house and the area above it.
Shigeru Miyamoto has stated that ever since they finished Super Mario Bros., the design staff wanted to have Mario ride a dinosaur.
www.themushroomkingdom.net /games/smw   (697 words)

 Nintendo.com Games : Super Mario 64 DS
Super Mario 64, the genre-defining Nintendo 64 classic, arrives on the Nintendo DS with all-new features that take full advantage of the new portable system's dual screens, touch screen and wireless multiplayer capability!
Meanwhile, Yoshi awakes from a rooftop nap to find the castle eerily silent, with Mario, Luigi and Wario nowhere to be seen.
Super Mario 64 DS is much more than just a port of the Nintendo 64 version of the game.
www.nintendo.com /gamemini?gameid=bf6eff85-6d2e-47f5-aa88-842dd0998eaa   (433 words)

 -- The Super Mario Bros. Super Site - (SMBSS) --
I have gained so much from the super Mario Bros. Super site that saying it was a failure would be utterly foolish.
This site could certainly go on for eons as there is always something new to say about The Super Mario Bros. and the fact that Mario is such an enormous classic figure in our society it could never possibly be out of date in the far future.
The Super Mario Bros. Super Site will forever be a significant part of me and I am very pleased that SMBSS has truly taken off to be one of the best Mario sites on the Net.
smbss.8m.com   (980 words)

 IGN: Super Mario Galaxy
As always with any Nintendo game console, the first Super Mario game is one of the defining experiences on the system.
Super Mario Galaxy Suggestions - July 28, 2006
Shigeru Miyamoto hints that the new Mario could be compatible for up to four players.
wii.ign.com /objects/748/748588.html   (605 words)

 Super Mario Bros. (1993)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Mario and Luigi (Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo) are the two down on their luck brother plumbers who get involved with a college student named Daisy (Samantha Mathis) who turns out to be a princess from an alternate dimension.
Once transported there themselves, they must fight the evil King Koopa (Dennis Hopper) and save their world from being merged with Koopa's and the human race from being turned into monkeys.
Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Super Mario Bros. (1993)
www.imdb.com /title/tt0108255   (490 words)

 "The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!" (1989)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Plot Summary: The series follows the adventures of the Super Mario Bros. Mario and Luigi, Princess Toadstool, and...
Trivia: When shown in reruns after cancellation, DIC took out all the song remixes and replaced them with instrumentals of the songs featured in "Captain N & the Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3" (1990).
That was pretty much my reaction as a kid when I found out there would be a TV show about the Mario Brothers.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0096707   (471 words)

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