Tag Archives: Mario

Real Doctors, Console Chow & Arcade Dreamscapes – Culture Collection #23

It’s been a good long while since the last instalment of Culture Collection, our regular round-up of the best gaming-themed cultural offerings from around the web. You can read a little bit about Minus World’s recent radio silence here, but … Continue reading

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Bold Controllers, Forgotten Worlds and Taking out the Trash – Culture Collection #22

This amazing shot was taken by ethnographer and photographer Laura de Reynal. In her photographs, de Reynal has worked to capture the impact of projects run by companies that aim to introduce the internet and other technology into communities where it … Continue reading

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A Peek Behind the Curtain on Captain Toad with 1-Up Studio’s Company Recruitment Guide

Nintendo second party developers 1-UP Studio Inc. have recently shared their 2017 company recruitment guide, for use by prospective employees to better understand the company and roles on offer in anticipation for a recruitment seminar at the end of the month. … Continue reading

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A Super Mario World Re-Telling, Released on VHS and Controlled with a Fake Telephone

Obscure game preservationist and Satellaview aficionado Kiddo Cabbusses has shared footage of a unique Mario adventure that you’ve likely never experienced. Mario to Yoshi no Bouken Land (Mario & Yoshi’s Adventure Land) is an animated re-telling of the events of SNES classic Super … Continue reading

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New Super Mario Bros. – 10 Years On

I have to start this retrospective on a personal note – New Super Mario Bros. came out ten years ago. Bloody hell, I feel old all of a sudden! To put into perspective how much of a whippersnapper I am, … Continue reading

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VIDEO – Check out the first part of our Hotel Mario live playthrough

You’ve more than likely heard of Hotel Mario, the Mario puzzle game that wasn’t developed by Nintendo – and that Nintendo would quite like you to forget ever existed. Famous for its notoriously strange concept and so-bad-they’re-funny cutscenes, very few have actually … Continue reading

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Bargains, In-flight Entertainment and Carts Galore – Culture Collection #9

There’s no better way to spend your weekend than with some portable games. If Game Boy classics are your style, then FamicomSpirits has got you more than covered with this truly envy-inducing mound of carts! Whilst it’s obviously difficult to … Continue reading

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Career Spotlight – Asuka Hayazaki

This is the first entry of a new regular item on Minus World, ‘Career Spotlight’. In this monthly feature you’ll get an opportunity to learn about the unsung heroes who have been responsible for some of your favourite titles, often working behind … Continue reading

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You’ve Probably Never Played… Wrecking Crew ’98

Wrecking Crew ’98 Developer: Nintendo R&D1, Pax Softnica Publisher: Nintendo Platform(s): Super Famicom (via Nintendo Power service) Release Date: 1st January 1998 (Japan exclusive) As I mentioned in my Mario spin-off characters feature last month, Nintendo’s main man can be considered a jack of all-trades; … Continue reading

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Mario characters and the problem with playing it safe.

It’s no secret that aside from tending to the sewers of Brooklyn and adventuring in the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario has a lot of hobbies. The portly plumber and his friends (and often foes) have seen themselves involved in all sorts of … Continue reading

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