A detailed look at the video game level design in ‘Super Mario 3D World’

Cheers guys. Go Team Yellow.


Pocket Gamer editor Mark Brown takes a detailed look at the video game level design in Super Mario 3D World to explain the four-step design process.

Super Mario 3D World is a game of excess and abundance. But Nintendo has developed a reusable level design structure that allows for ideas to be properly taught and established, in about five minutes flat.

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New Mario Maker Wii U Footage From The Game Awards 2014

First ever Super Mario Drawing

Here is the clip showing new footage of Mario Maker for Wii U, from The Game Awards 2014

Brace yourself for two Nintendo legends.

HOW EXCITING! I mean you have a shed load of different skins that change the game graphics in an instant. I will be getting this for sure, how brilliant this is going to be.

Nintendo Launches Mario Kart TV

Oh yes!  Nintendo Launches The Excellent Mario Kart TV

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Nintendo has launched Mario Kart TV, which showcases videos from Mario Kart 8. The game just launched today, so look for lots of fresh videos to comb through. The site is searchable just in case there is one particular character or track you are looking to see. However, if you want to watch your friend’s videos or your own, you will need to sign in with your Nintendo Network account.

The fact that all the videos are hosted on Youtube is interesting to me. We just heard earlier this week about their affiliate program and how they will be taking their share of ad revenue. It makes me wonder if part of the game’s usage agreement enrolls the user in the program or if they must sign up separately.

What perplexes me is that if Nintendo has the technology to post to Youtube, why is not enabled for more games? Why…

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Mario Cart 8 First Impression

We like.

From Dice to Controllers

After playing a few hours of the new Mario Cart I have to say that I am thoroughly impressed.  Not only has the game been fun, but it also offers a good balance between challenge and strategy.  Every track offers a new way to race and win.  Though battle mode still remains as boring as ever, the rest of the game has improved tremendously.

As a quick side-note I have not played on all the tracks or used all the characters, so this article might be a little short.  What is best about Mario Cart 8 so far is that it has stayed true to its predecessors, while improving and innovating where it needs to.  The addition of upside-down tracks and new powers allows a whole new dimension of racing into the series.  I am also glad that bikes have been brought back.  The give players more options to choose…

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MCV And VideoGamer Also Say Nintendo Will Reveal New Hardware At E3


My Nintendo News

Both MCV and Videogamer have joined IGN in saying that they have heard rumours that new Nintendo hardware will be showcased at E3. Videogamer believe it to be a successor to the Wii U, while IGN and MCV have just been told its new hardware. MCV says they’re uncertain as to what form the hardware will take. The most likely bet is the Quality of Life platform that Nintendo is currently working on, but we won’t know for sure until next month. Whatever it is Videogamer seem to think games compatible with the hardware will also be playable at the show.

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IGN Has Heard Rumours Nintendo Will Be Unveiling New Hardware At E3

Ummm…. WHAT? Oh how flippin exciting!

My Nintendo News

IGN editor Jose Oter says that he has heard rumours that Nintendo will be showcasing new hardware at E3 in June. IGN co-founder, Peer Schneider, backed up the claim saying that he has heard from multiple sources that Nintendo intends to show something new. 

“We’ve heard rumors that Nintendo might be showing hardware at E3,” IGN editor Jose Otero said on the latest episode of Nintendo Voice Chat.

“They’re absolutely going to show new hardware this year,” the outlet’s co-founder, Peer Schneider added. “No doubt in my mind that something… ‘Cause I’ve heard from multiple people now. I’ve heard from someone who used to be at Nintendo, I’ve heard it from somebody on the third-party front.”

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Grab Wii U With Mario Kart 8 And Extra Free Promotional Game For £200 At Tesco Direct

Pretty nifty, when it’s released… XD

My Nintendo News

Tesco Direct currently has a fantastic offer on the Wii U.  £200 nets you a Wii U 32GB Premium Console with Mario Kart 8   plus a download code for any of the promotional games: Pikmin 3, Wind Waker HD, The Wonderful 101, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Sonic Lost World, New Super Mario Bros. U, Wii Party U, Game & Wario, NintendoLand, Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympics. You’ll need to use the promotional code TDX-JGCV. The offer runs until Monday, May 5th.

Thanks, Barry Dunne

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New Super Luigi U Available On Wii U eShop Today

LOVE IT! Super Luigi! Hello!

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With the Year of Luigi in full flow the spotlight is firmly on Luigi, the man in green, who takes over from Mario in New Super Luigi U, in his own platform adventure exclusively on Wii U. Luigi and friends battle their way through over 80 brand new courses all tweaked to be even more challenging and exciting! This game is available as both Add-On Content for New Super Mario Bros. U via Nintendo eShop on 20th June and in stores as a standalone game across Europe from 26th July.

New Super Luigi U is designed to test the capabilities of seasoned gamers and fans of the series, with the simple act of travelling to the Goal Pole at the end of each course remixed with seemingly improbable jumps, formidably hidden Star Coins and all with just a time limit of 100 seconds to do it in!

With Mario taking a break in…

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Unseen Rare Super Mario Pictures – Part 2

Hello and welcome to another look at some rare Super Mario Bros. pictures.

Here is part one in case you missed it:

We start off with an early one.

One of the first ever sketches drawn of Super Mario himself.

You can see how detailed the animation would be for the time it was made:

Rare Super Mario Bros. Drawing

Rare Super Mario - Unreleased CD-I Version
Rare Super Mario – Unreleased CD-I Version

Here we have a press release or magazine excerpt of the unreleased/unfinished CD-i version.

There is even a mention of “Zelda’s Adventure” whatever that was, it never happened!




Take a look at the pictures below for actual game screens, you see a whole different universe of Mario goodness.

Pictures from www.insidegamer.nl

Unseen Mario Levels CD-i
Unseen Super Mario Levels CD-i

Check out the new portal, it took months just to get the basic mechanics to work so they did not have a lot of time to design the levels.

Unseen Super Mario Levels CD-i
New portals – Unseen Super Mario Levels CD-i
Scary Faces Unseen Super Mario Levels CD-i
Scary Faces Unseen Super Mario Levels CD-i

Ooooooh scary faces, it reminds me of Super Mario Bros. 2 on the NES.

Interesting layout of the infamous pipes.

Ice Level Unseen Super Mario Levels CD-i
Ice Level Unseen Super Mario Levels CD-i

No Super Mario game would be complete without the obligatory ice levels.

Ice Level2 Unseen Super Mario Levels CD-i
Ice Level 2 Unseen Super Mario Levels CD-i
Waterfall Level Unseen Super Mario Levels CD-i
Waterfall Level Unseen Super Mario Levels CD-i
Dragon Boss Level Unseen Super Mario Levels CD-i
Dragon Boss Level Unseen Super Mario Levels CD-i

Hmmm, not quite sure, a Trojan horse?

A Boss Level Unseen Super Mario Levels CD-i
A Boss Level Unseen Super Mario Levels CD-i

Another unique level, with the oddly dressed Koopa‘s

Not quite sure what to say about this either, this was actually a finished level, inside a computer I think?

Matrix Level Unseen Super Mario Levels CD-i

A little insight into what we missed out on because Nintendo would not play with Sony, hence the PS1 being born.




Now on to some unseen beta pictures, of Super Mario World for the SNES:

I found a great website (and these pictures) for all of your unseen video game needs at http://www.unseen64.net/

Unseen Super Mario Levels SMW Beta
Unseen Super Mario Levels SMW Beta
Rare Unseen Super Mario Levels SMW Beta
Unseen Super Mario Levels SMW Beta
Unfinished Unseen Super Mario Levels SMW Beta
Unfinished Unseen Super Mario Levels SMW Beta
Rare Super Mario World Beta
Rare Super Mario World Beta

Some interesting pictures there. Even at the early stages you can see the level of detail in the game.

So that is all for now, thanks for watching, I will have another set of our fave plumbers unseen exploits soon.

Mario is Evil! – Still love him though!

Goomba Goomba (Photo credit: bfishadow)

Another great post by 99% Gaming, see my other post on the life of a Goomba if you want the video to match!


Ninety Nine Percent Gaming

Nintendo’s Italian mascot is revered worldwide as one the greatest figures in gaming. He is loved and adored by millions of fans worldwide. He is a monster.

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