Super Mario Bros. Stories July 23, 2015

Dad makes a custom Mario Kart 8-inspired nursery and becomes instant internet sensation

After a nearly decade long hiatus, I recently made a return to Nintendo’s ecosystem. The time away really made me appreciate the beautiful colors, the fun characters and the legacy of games. So when we came across this Dad that made a complete Mario Kart 8 inspired nursery for his newborn, we knew it had to be shared.

Seriously though – how killer is this thing? From the murals to the hand-built replica cart, oh and the Lakitu above the bed, this guy nailed it. The attention to detail all around is really top-notch, we seriously need to give a tip of the cap to this guy.

Now I have to talk to my wife about a nursery.

Super Mario Bros. Stories May 27, 2015

Screentendo can turn any part of your screen into a playable Super Mario Bros. level

Nintendo’s famous characters are everywhere, from adorning the top of retro-inspired amiibo stands, to a plethora of merchandise and soon, on mobile devices. But for developer Aaron Randall, that just isn’t enough. His new work-in-progress desktop app turns just about any part of your screen into a playable Super Mario Bros. level:

The aptly named Screentendo project allows users to select a portion of their screen for everyone’s favorite plumber to run around in. As you can see in the demonstration video above, a semi transparent window appears once the app is launched, which can be moved around and resized like any typical window. You then lay the window over an area of your screen, click in the middle, and then it analyzes the geometry of the images to create a traditional original Super Mario Bros. looking level, breakable bricks and 8-bit clouds included.

Unfortunately, there does not appear to be a compiled version of Randall’s Mario Bros. hack, so you’re going to need Xcode (or something along those lines) and a basic knowledge of coding to get the prototype up and running. Here’s to hoping that we will be playing Super Mario Bros. on the 9to5Toys logo in the near future.

Super Mario Bros. Stories December 20, 2014

expiredNintendo 3DS Games 2 for $40: Donkey Kong Country, Mario Kart 7, Lego City Undercover, more

Toys “R” Us is currently offering two select Nintendo 3DS games for $40 + $4.99 shipping or free in-store pick-up. Free shipping is available on orders of $49+, most of the titles available are eligible for ship-to-home but some will need to be picked up in-store. This is a great opportunity to save up to 43% off popular titles such as:

  • Donkey Kong Country Returns (Reg. $35)
  • Mario World Golf Tour (Reg. $30)
  • Ultimate NES Remix (Reg. $30)
  • Mario Kart 7 (Reg. $35)
  • Pokemon Art Academy (Reg. $30)
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 (Reg. $40)
  • more…

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