Posts Tagged ‘Mario’

Super Mario 3D World & Kirby soundtracks back up on Club Nintendo Europe

3d-world-soundtrack-headerHeads up, Europeans! If you’re looking to spend your stars before the Club Nintendo program closes for good, you’ve got two new choices today. The Super Mario 3D World soundtrack that was previously available is now re-stocked, so if you missed it the first time around you’ll be able to get it.

Also added to the stars catalog is the Kirby Triple Deluxe soundtrack, if you’re a big fan of Kirby games. The Super Mario 3D World soundtrack in particular is an excellent one and worthy of coming back. It’s a shame it never made its way to the North American Club Nintendo as a release, because there are plenty of people who would love to have a copy. The Super Mario 3D World soundtrack will set you back 3,000 stars, while the Kirby Triple Deluxe soundtrack is only 2,000.

Will you be getting either one with your stars?

Source: Wii U Daily

Gold Mario amiibo offers special perk in Mario Party 10

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Mario Party 10 launched just a few days ago, along with the gold Mario amiibo exclusive to Walmart in the United States. While many expected the gold Mario amiibo just to be a recolor of the Super Mario Collection Mario amiibo, it does have a unique identifier because it unlocks a gold Mario in Mario Party 10. Here’s what one redditor found when he used his gold Mario amiibo in the game:

Well I was lucky enough to score a golden mario at my local walmart this morning. I decided to try a little Mario Party 10 so I used my Gold mario and in the amiibo game type I noticed that there was a “set up” section which let you equip a token. I was surprised to see a “Gold” token already unlocked. It says it’s unlocked for unlocking all other gold tokens, but I was playing the game for the first time so I was a bit confused for a second, then I realized maybe it was for having gold mario?

So I reloaded it with normal Mario and no gold token on that amiibo unlocked. So it must be because of the golden Mario. I linked an album below which shows what happens when you use the token in game. :)! (Sorry for the quality my phone camera is on the fritz so I had to use my tablet).

Now that we know the gold Mario amiibo actually appears in Mario Party 10, one has to wonder if there are any other games that will recognize the gold amiibo as a separate entity from the the regular Super Mario collection Mario.

If you’ve been able to get your hands on a gold Mario amiibo this week, be sure to try it out!

Source: Wii U Daily

Mario Party 10 is the lowest rated first party Wii U game in years

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Nintendo’s first party Wii U titles have been huge wins for the console and the publisher. But Nintendo’s run of releasing great first party Wii U seems to have ended with Mario Party 10. It’s the first big Wii U game of 2015, and it seems to be a dud.

Mario Party 10 was released last week and reviews have been disappointing from all major gaming publications. The game has a MetaCritic score of just 65 — way below what’s expected from a first party Nintendo game. In fact, it might just be the lowest rated first party Nintendo Wii U game ever.

Even Wii Karaoke U and Wii Sports Club are rated higher than Mario Party 10. Technically, Game & Wario has a slightly lower rating, but it doesn’t really count since it was a remake (and more of a GamePad tech demo) and Nintendo didn’t market the game all.

Nintendo has previously had a streak of high rated games — just last year, they released Mario Kart 8, Bayonetta 2, and Super Smash Bros, with an average score of 90 on MetaCritic. Other first party Wii U games have been just as good: Pikmin 3 (87), Wind Waker HD (90), and Super Mario 3D World (93 — highest rated Wii U game to date).

But the party seems to have ended with Mario Part 10. IGN called it “Party Yawn”, saying it was designed for “Small children and inebriated adults”.

GameSpot called it “Party pooper” (yes, the “party” puns are going strong in reviews), saying that the game “just doesn’t have the depth or the challenge to hold your attention for long”.

GameTrailers weren’t impressed either, criticizing its mini games. “It’s completely possible to go through an entire match as a passive observer and still win first place.”, the review stated.

Source: Wii U Daily

Mario Party 10 Launch Trailer released

Mario Party 10 just launched last Friday in the US, and with it, Nintendo also released a new launch trailer for the North American market.

What does such launch trailer include, you might ask. It includes lots of gameplay footage, showing off various mini games, Nintendo characters, Amiibo functionality. And that classic Nintendo music.

The game launched in Japan two weeks ago, and the first sales numbers were pretty good: Mario Party 10 debuted at the 5th spot in terms of sales, selling just over 50,000 units on launch.

For more, check out a video of 70 Mario Party 10 mini games in action.

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Splatoon almost featured Mario as the main character

Shigeru Miyamoto is one of the most legendary designers in video games, with his influences felt over the course of the past 30 years in gaming. His iconic creation of the Mario Bros. has led to Nintendo having one of the most recognizable brands in the history of franchises and according to Miyamoto, Mario could have featured in the upcoming Splatoon, if the development team wasn’t able to come up with a compelling character.

Miyamoto explains that during one of the internal tests for the development of the game, before any characters had been created, the team was playing around with the ink battle mechanic and attempting to brainstorm ways to use it with a unique character. Miyamoto says that during this early stage of development, the characters were lacking inspiration and were not unique. According to him, he told the team they could consider using Mario if the right character could not be developed. That’s when the team came up with the idea to use squid characters.

“A few weeks later, they gingerly approached me with the squid-like character, and we decided on that direction right on the spot. The director and others who nervously brought the squid character to me must have been surprised with my positive reaction, but at the time, I didn’t accept it for lack of better options. I actually thought, ‘This must be it!’ It’s fun to nurture something so unique, and I’m glad that they were able to experience bringing it to fruition.”

Fans of Super Mario Sunshine have been asking for the F.L.U.D.D from Super Mario Sunshine to make an appearance in the game for some time, so perhaps Nintendo will honor that considering Mario was almost the main character of the game.

Source: Wii U Daily

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Amazon Canada now accepting gold Mario amiibo pre-orders

By Ashley King – 1 hour ago

While the gold Mario amiibo is exclusive to Walmart here in the United States, our friends from Canada can now pre-order the gold Mario amiibo from Amazon Canada. Walmart pre-orders for the gold Mario amiibo sold out in around fifteen minutes after being available, so if you’re in Canada or close enough to the border that you can easily obtain a shipment from Amazon Canada, you might want to jump on this pretty quickly.

According to the release information supplied on the pre-order page, the gold Mario amiibo will release on April 10 if you do decide to order it.

The gold Mario amiibo is already out here in the United States, launching alongside Mario Party 10. However, scarce availability at some locations has led to spikes in prices for the amiibo on auction sites like eBay, where hundreds of scalpers are attempting to hawk the amiibo for upwards of $100 or more.

Source: Wii U Daily

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Japanese sales: Mario Party 10 debuts at #5 in Japan

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By Ashley King – 3 hours ago

Japanese hardware and software sales for the week are finally available and despite Nintendo releasing Mario Party 10 this week on the Wii U, Yakuza 0 on the PS3 & PS4 managed to win top spot with around 236,000 sales across both platforms and claiming the top two spots on the software chart. Mario Party 10 debuted at number five on the list, selling a respectable 50k copies during its first week.

From there, PlayStation products really fill out the rest of the charts, as Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U have both dropped off the top twenty chart. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is still holding on near the bottom of the charts.

In terms of hardware sales this week, it’s much the same story as last week with PlayStation on top, even beating out the New Nintendo 3DS in both iterations. The Wii U is holding steady at 7k, so while Mario Party 10 wasn’t a console seller, it was never expected to be.

Software Sales

[PS3] Yakuza 0 (Sega, 03/12/15) – 145,823 (New)
[PS4] Yakuza 0 (Sega, 03/12/15) – 90,506 (New)
[PSV] Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (Bandai Namco, 03/12/15) – 76,760 (New)
[PSP] Uta no Prince-Sama: All Star After Secret (Broccoli, 03/12/15) – 67,237 (New)
[Wii U] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo, 03/12/15) – 50,212 (New)
[PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes (Square Enix, 02/26/15) – 33,448 (426,408)
[3DS] Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Kuro-sensei (Bandai Namco, 03/12/15) – 25,494 (New)
[3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (Nintendo, 02/14/15) – 15,941 (381,702)
[PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes (Square Enix, 02/26/15) – 14,744 (319,473)
[PSV] Haruka naru Jikuu no Naka de 6 (Koei Tecmo, 03/12/15) – 13,601 (New)
[3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 11,701 (2,539,885)
[3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 10,768 (2,559,923)
[PSV] God Eater 2: Rage Burst (Bandai Namco, 02/19/15) – 10,406 (299,945)
[PSV] Higurashi When The Cry Sui (Kaga Create, 03/12/15) – 9,879 (New)
[3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 6,965 (2,180,208)
[PS3] Winning Post 8 2015 (Koei Tecmo, 03/12/15) – 6,943 (New)
[3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 6,100 (2,498,432)
[3DS] LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins (Nintendo, 03/05/15) – 5,993 (19,277)
[PSV] Winning Post 8 2015 (Koei Tecmo, 03/12/15) – 5,933 (New)
[PSV] Samurai Warriors 4-II (Koei Tecmo, 02/11/15) – 5,729 (39,423)
Hardware Sales
PlayStation 4 – 33,826 (33,753)
PlayStation Vita – 20,103 (19,757)
New 3DS LL – 19,668 (21,402)
PlayStation 3 – 7,221 (7,645)
New 3DS – 7,164 (7,661)
Wii U – 7,054 (7,379)
3DS – 2,666 (2,566)
3DS LL – 2,590 (2,321)
PlayStation Vita TV – 688 (621)
Xbox One – 307 (445)

Source: Wii U Daily

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