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Super Mario Bros. 35 Special Battle set for March 5th, 2021

A super star battle

Nintendo has announced another Super Mario Bros. 35 Special Battle, and it kicks off on March 5th, 2021. This is a Super Star battle, as you'll start the run with that power-up. Stages included in this battle include 1-1, 2-1, 2-3, 2-4, 3-1, 3-2, 3-4, 5-2, 6-2, 7-3, 8-1, and 8-3. This Special Battle runs until March 8th, 2021.

Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. gets one last restock in Australia

One last chance

Any Aussies that missed out on the Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. will have one last chance to snag one at retail price. Multiple retailers in Australia have opened pre-orders for a new round of stock, all of them set to launch sometime in March 2021. Remember, this item will no longer be manufactured after March 31st, 2021, so whatever is heading out to stores this month will likely be the last you'll ever see.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury paw-ers up Tetris 99

Clawing at the competition

The next Tetris 99 Maximus Cup has been revealed. This time around, the theme is Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury! The fun starts on March 4th, 2021, and you can read full details below.

Take on a colossal Tetrimino challenge with Mario in Tetris® 99 with a special Super Mario™ 3D World + Bowser’s Fury themed MAXIMUS CUP!

This coming weekend’s Tetris 99 20th MAXIMUS CUP event allows you to earn an in-game theme based on the Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury game. Demonstrate your fur-midable puzzle prowess with Tetris 99 on the Nintendo Switch™ system and claw your way to the top of the rankings in this fierce and furious MAXIMUS CUP.

The Tetris 99 20th MAXIMUS CUP event runs from 11 p.m. PT on March 4 to 10:59 p.m. PT on March 8. To participate, Nintendo Switch Online members just need to play the Tetris 99 online mode during the event period. Players will earn event points based on their placement in each match. Once players have accumulated a total of 100 event points, a new theme will unlock, featuring background art, music and Tetrimino designs inspired by Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury.

In the Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury game, pounce and climb through dozens of colorful courses. Mario and his friends can use a variety of power-ups like the Super Bell, which grants catlike abilities like climbing and scratching. Team up with up to three other players locally* or online** to reach the goal and see who can get the high score.

In the new Bowser’s Fury adventure, Bowser has become gargantuan and lost all control. Explore Lake Lapcat and its islands as Mario in free-roaming open gameplay, complete objectives to collect Cat Shines and team up with Bowser Jr. to bring his big, bad dad back to normal. Mario must go fur-ther beyond with a fearsome, feline power-up of his own to take him on!

Nintendo Switch Online members can also enjoy online play and the Save Data Cloud feature in a large selection of compatible games, along with access to 99 classic NES and Super NES games, a smartphone app that enhances features of supported games, and the competitive online battle game Super Mario Bros.™ 35, playable through March 31, 2021. Compete with other players to emerge as the last Mario standing. Keep an eye out for regularly held Special Battles in which you can challenge other players in a set order of courses and special conditions.

Nintendo still set on removing Super Mario 35th Anniversary content at the end of the month

The Tweet above comes from Nintendo's official Japanese Twitter account, and it serves to remind consumers that certain Mario-themed content will be removed at the end of the March 2021. More specifically, Super Mario Bros. 35 and Super Mario 3D All-Stars are slated to be removed on March 31st 2021. Nintendo announced this information when the games were first revealed, and they seem to be sticking with the decision to remove the games. 

Testing the complexity of Fury Bowser's behavior

What makes him furious?

How the heck does Fury Bowser work in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury?! The amount of time it takes him to appear, and then leave, always seems to change! Well we ran a ton of tests to try and breakdown how exactly he works--and you might just be surprised!

Did You Know Gaming - Bootleg Super Mario Games

Did you know?

We take a look at the history of some bizarre bootleg Super Mario games from across the globe.

Nintendo Minute - Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – Snapshot Mode Challenge

Got a minute?

Nintendo Minute is never a minute! Today we’re having some fun and taking on YOUR challenges in Snapshot Mode in Bowser’s Fury! We posted to the Community Tab a little while ago asking you what photos we should take in Bowser’s Fury and you had some really awesome and also some very strange requests. We picked three to tackle today so let us know how you think we did! Have you played with Snapshot Mode? As always, thanks so much for watching and we’ll see you next week!

My Nintendo Europe adds Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Lenticular Magnet Set

A major attraction

Looking for something to spend your Platinum Points on? My Nintendo Europe has just added a fancy item for Mario fans. For 350 Platinum Points, you can pick up a series of lenticular magnets for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. Check out the official details below.

Decorate your fridge or whiteboard with this exclusive Lenticular Magnet Set, which features characters and the game cover from Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury.

Characters shown on the magnets are: Mario/Cat Mario, Luigi/Cat Luigi, Peach/Cat Peach and Toad/Cat Toad. Move the magnets to see how each image changes!

Materials/specifications:

Set of 5 magnets (size: 6 x 4cm each) with lenticular effect in a polybag with inlay (10 x 10cm)
Material: Lenticular film (top layer), 2mm foam material (middle layer), 0.7mm magnetic foil (bottom layer)

Grab yours here

Bowser's Fury trick nets you easy power-ups

Power up your power-ups

Bowser's Fury mode lets you bank multiple power-ups for use whenever you want, and a trick has been discovered to snag multiple power-ups quickly. All you have to do is find one of the red trampolines in the game and ground pound it. You gain a power-up for every 100 coins you get, and ground-pounding a trampoline makes a long string of coins appear every time. If you stick with it, you can get a new power-up roughly every 10 seconds!

Mario Golf: Super Rush reveal trailer analysis

Things you might not have noticed

The reveal trailer for Mario Golf: Super Rush looks amazing, and it's hiding a ton of secrets too. We use the analysis machine to break it all down, including new gameplay mechanics, Mario Odyssey references, world map design Mario easter eggs, and more Story Mode details. All this and more in our in-depth analysis!

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