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Goombas aren't just iconic staples of Nintendo's Mario universe, they're the first enemy players came up against in Super Mario Bros. That wasn't always the case, though. According to the first-ever Know Your Enemy video from GameXplain, goombas weren't originally planned for the game at all. T...

November 17th 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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The hardest thing about Paper Mario: Sticker Star is just remembering it's an RPG. Even in his cute little 2D-in-a-3D world form, Mario's running and jumping on enemies, an act so comfortable that you do it automatically whenever you see a Goomba or a Koopa Troopa walking by. Usually, that move re...

September 7th 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Don't be fooled by the beginning of this new video for Prototype 2 -- birds have not replaced Alex as the protagonist and they can't shapeshift into deadly, oozing weaponry. But really, would that be so bad? Also, the things at the end remind us of mutated goombas, which supports the bird thi...

October 15th 2011 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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We've spent a little time admiring amazing lunches before, but we haven't yet donated our weekly time in the community spotlight to the fine art of bento-making ... until today. Yes, friends, today we're going to make you hungry with these fantastic Nintendo-themed boxed lunches. Slice up some carro...

December 9th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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A big part of Nintendo (and gaming) fandom seems to be linked to the appreciation -- nay, love -- of certain characters, and that's what we're exploring in this week's edition of Show and Tell. It's all about characters and the things we do in honor of them. Take the guided tour, or jump all willy-n...

September 16th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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As if Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games wasn't already home to enough abysmal characters, a group of hackers have discovered a way to unlock numerous other unused playable characters in the title, including Silver the Hedgehog, Jet the -- ugh -- Hawk, and Donkey Kong (who would have been a wel...

June 11th 2008 at 8:45am 0 Comments
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With our two cruel, merciless lovely, thoughtful, and charismatic leads cracking the whip gently encouraging us to blog, we barely find time nowadays to recline in a long, hot bath. Next time an opportunity arises, however, we plan to share our tub with one of these Super Mario Brothers Bath Bombs....

February 27th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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var digg_url = 'http://www.digg.com/nintendo/Jump_on_Goombas_in_your_own_home'; We'd obviously love to order an entire set of these Mario-themed mats, even at $23 apiece, but we're not sure we'd have the heart to stand on them. We like our floors, and particular enjoy, you know, using them to...

February 11th 2008 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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When we usually see balloons, we get an urge to kick them. Or squeeze them. Or rub them on our clothes to create static and annoy other people. Or pop them. But that's not the case with these superb examples of balloon art. When we see these, we want to build a special cabinet to display them in, a...

January 8th 2008 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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We don't know what self-respecting Kuribo (Goomba) would wear images of itself while bouncing around in a giant boot, but then, Kuribos don't even have wrists. So there. Humans, however, frequently have wrist-bearing arms on which we can place bracelets. We also have hands and fingers with which to...

July 2nd 2007 at 4:40pm 0 Comments
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While the term Metrio might make you think of a metrosexual Mario, we assure you that is not the case and admit we honestly couldn't come up with any better name for the above image. Taking the worlds of Metroid and Mario, and mashing them together, we get a very inspired, very cool mixture of Mario...

November 30th 2006 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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While the term Metrio might make you think of a metrosexual Mario, we assure you that is not the case and admit we honestly couldn't come up with any better name for the above image. Taking the worlds of Metroid and Mario, and mashing them together, we get a very inspired, very cool mixture of Mario...

November 30th 2006 at 11:00am 0 Comments