Tag Archives: Mario

Cover Art: Super Mario Kart (SNES)

Welcome to Cover Art! A section of the site where we look at a retro video game’s box cover art and briefly discuss it’s gameplay and legacy.

Super Mario Kart was both developed and published by Nintendo for the SNES. Directed by Super Mario World & Pilot Wings staff, it was released for the US in 1993.

Cover Art Super Mario Kart SNES

Easily one of, if not the best racing game for the Super [ Read More... ]

Shigeru Miyamoto discusses his retirement in an interview

shigeru miyamoto not retiring yet The 60 year old developer who brought us Mario, Zelda and Donkey Kong has been thinking about his retirement. But not in the short term; rather he’s been trying to prepare Nintendo for when he does retire at some point in the future.

In an interview with Gamespot, Shigeru Miyamoto says, “This year I’m past 60; I’m going to be turning 61 this year. So for me [ Read More... ]

Miyamoto & Iwata Discuss Luigi, Mario, Donkey Kong, The Walking Dead and more on Wii U & 3DS

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Nintendo dished out a bit of love to its fan this Valentine’s Day, with a brand new Nintendo Direct showcasing some up and coming games for both the Wii U and 3DS. Quite a bit of first party offerings, all slated for release this year were unveiled and most were even given solid release dates. As usual three separate Nintendo Directs were made for the regions of North … [ Read More... ]

Nintendo Announces New Games & More for Wii U (Mario! Zelda!)

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Nintendo has really gotten better at communicating with its fans.  For over a year now Nintendo has been delivering video presentations, known as Nintendo Direct, showing off upcoming software and hardware releases. In North America these videos are generally presented by NOA president Reggie Fils-Aime, but for some larger announcements Nintendo’s head honcho Satoru Iwata would step in. For example, Iwata was the presenter when the final Wii [ Read More... ]