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Do Not Let Super Mario Out of Your Sight, He'll Destroy Your House

Anyone who ever picked up a controller knows that Mario's adventures can leave a pretty wide path of destruction in his wake. But did you ever really consider the utter devastation Big Bullet Bill would do to your living room? I'll never again complain about Super Mario games being unrealistic—in real life, Mario would level my town by sundown. [Laughing Squid via NerdApproved] Read More >>

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Super Mario World is the Key to the Quantum Multiverse

This may be the best illustration of the Many Worlds hypothesis by Hugh Everett, a theory that postulates that an infinite number of parallel universes exist thanks to quantum mechanics, with infinite versions of you doing infinite number of actions with infinite number of outcomes. Read More >>

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This is What Happens When You Reach Level 999 of Flappy Bird

Were you expecting anything else? The silliest of silly games is impossible to beat because a familiar friend has gone villain and acts as the final boss. He's sick and tired of letting little Flappy fly around in what is clearly his world. Die bird, die. Read More >>

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A Super Mario Coin Doorbell Grants Infinite Annoyance

How do you spice up your home's doorbell without resorting to some over-obnoxious chime? If you happen to be programmer and Super Mario Bros. fan Joseph Thai, you hack the button outside your door to let visitors collect coins every time they push the button. Read More >>

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Rumour: Nintendo Plans Smartphone Mini-Games Instead of Mario on iPhone

While we're torn over whether or not we favour the prospect of playing a Mario game on a smartphone, it's a quandary we may never have to face. While Nintendo accepts a move onto mobiles is now a necessity, it's now likely that the company will only offer mini game teasers on smartphones and tablets to promote its console titles. Read More >>

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We Can't Decide if Nintendo Should Port its Classics to Mobile or Not. Can You?

Nintendo isn't doing too great recently. With the release of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, its already-struggling Wii U console has failed to lure in enough next-gen gamers, and the company has been forced to slash its sales forecasts as a result. Read More >>

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Mamma Mia! New Mario Game Can't Prevent Nintendo From Slashing Wii U Sales Expectations

Not even a highly-rated new Mario game and the fevered Christmas rush could help Nintendo's Wii U console sales from sliding further. Revealing its financial expectations for the year, Nintendo has now slashed its predicted Wii U sales from 9 million by the end of March to just 2.8 million. Read More >>

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In-Browser HTML 5 Super Mario: Your Afternoon's Skive Session Sorted

Your 4pm board meeting? Better cancel that and, while you're at it, ask for an extension on that looming deadline -- you're about to lose the afternoon to a full-blown HTML 5 recreation of NES classic Super Mario Bros., right within your browser. Read More >>

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If Retro Mario Was Updated For the Call of Duty Generation

Mario games are a bit tame. There's no blood, no death, no dragons, just cutesy, family-friendly cartoons. But what if it was remade now, still in the retro style, just in HD with blood, gore, bombs, and fire-breathers. Yes, it would be epic. Read More >>

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Super Mario Lamp Finally Makes the Pain in My Life Worth It

There is no way my parents could have known what a world of pain they were dropping me in by simply giving me the name Mario. It was 1984, and Mario was my dad's name. THEY COULD NOT HAVE KNOWN WHAT WOULD HAPPEN. But now all the Super Mario/Where's Luigi/ItsAMe/Wario jokes I've ever been the butt of are worth it because this lamp is so damn cool. That's right people. With the pull of a lamp chain, I am free. Read More >>

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Mario Recreated With Food Is a Vine We Can All Get Behind

Vine's kind of been overshadowed by Instragram video of late, but there are still some absolute gems out there. This one's a particularly tasty Mario-food mashup. Seven seconds, well, fourteen because it's a two-parter, of playing with food not even your Mum could tell you off for. Read More >>

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A Guy Made the Fire Breathing Piranha Plant from Super Mario Bros

If you ever thought real life should be more like the video games we play, you're not alone. At the very least, you definitely have an awesome friend in Caleb Kraft, senior editor at Hack a Day. He made a real homemade version of the fire breathing piranha plant from Super Mario Bros. It's incredible. Read More >>

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If Nintendo Made a Mario Game For the iPhone and Android, Would You Buy It?

Nintendo's not doing so great as a hardware manufacturer. Its Wii U isn't really selling; the old Wii is still selling, but doesn't make much money, and there just aren't that many games actually being made for either console. So, what if Nintendo 'pulled a Sega' and dumped hardware for games? Mario on your phone would be awesome. Read More >>

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This Nintendo Knock-Off is the Most Ridiculous Rip-Off Game I Think I've Ever Seen

OK, this is getting stupid. Games that instantly attempt to fleece you for £70 the moment you try to play should be banned. This particular beauty not only rips off Pokemon and Mario, but also attempts to milk your wallet at almost every turn. This genuinely is the most absurd thing in mobile gaming I think I've seen in a very long time. Read More >>

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Change at Bank for Warp Pipe to Greenwich

That round London tube map was pretty damn good. Now how about a version of the Underground map from an alternate universe where 8-bit graphics and Mario level cartography somehow became the cultural norm? It's the Super Mario Bros. 3 Zone 1 Tube Map! Read More >>

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Who Said Princess Peach Can't Be the Heroine?

Why is it that the Princess is always the one who needs saving? Why can't she bust down doors, slam goombas, and fight off the evils of DK? Well, now she can thanks to the hacking of a Dad for his daughter. Meet Donkey Kong: Pauline Edition, where Mario's gone and gotten himself kidnapped, and it's all up to Peach to teach that evil DK a lesson. Read More >>

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