Super Mario Maker 2 17th Ninji Speedrun starts today

A snowy speedrun

The latest Super Mario Maker 2 Ninji Speedrun is now up-and-running, and will stick around until Jan. 27th, 2021. Your goal this time around is to navigate a map filled with all sorts of enemies and snowballs. Don't forget, you can move the snowballs to squash foes in your way. There's even some cloud blocks if you find yourself stuck in a rut. Best of luck out there, players!

Thanks to Mirby for the heads up!

Convenience store chain Wawa is using New Super Mario Bros. music in Tiktok advertising

Nintendo's not going to like this


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The world of Tiktok is an interesting one. You never know what kind of trends will take off, leading to millions of views. A lot of those trends are tied to sounds, which countless users put into their own videos to keep the trend going.

Companies are clearly picking up on Tiktok as a very important place to advertise their products, as it can reach millions from young to old alike. These companies are very eager to get in on the latest trends, and Wawa has done just that. The thing is, the way they're using this trend might not sit too well with Nintendo.

There's been a trend on Tiktok for quite some time now where users are creating videos with a string of tunes from the New Super Mario Bros. series. Usually you see users showing off their pets and rating them based on different faces or activities. With the start of each new song in the NSMB audio, the user shifts to a new part of their video. This specific string of songs has gotten millions, if not billions of views by this point.

Wawa obviously wanted a piece of that pie, so they put together an ad using that same sound. Regular Tiktok users using the sound for their videos is one thing, but Wawa is now using all these New Super Mario Bros. tunes in an official ad campaign on Tiktok. We're not sure if Nintendo knows what's up yet, but you can bet they'll move to take it down. Nintendo isn't in the business of licensing out their tracks for other companies to make ads with, and there's simply no way they'd sign off on something like this.

If Nintendo does catch on and this makes it to some higher-ups, get ready for a mass exodus of Nintendo tracks from Tiktok.

New LEGO Super Mario "Master Your Adventure Maker Set" now available, features Larry Koopa

Your LEGO Super Mario adventure continues with the Master Your Adventure Maker Set! Expand your world with new enemies like Larry Koopa and get creative with Customization Blocks. Get the family together and start playing today!

Team Super Mushroom wins the latest Splatoon 2 Splatfest

A BIG win!

The dust has settled on the latest Splatoon 2 Splatfest, and we have a clear winner. In the battle between Super Mushroom and Super Star, it was Super Mushroom who took the victory in a 2-1 finish. Super Star took the Votes, but Super Mushroom won in the Normal and Challenge categories.

New gameplay details shared on the Bowser's Fury mode in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

Fear the Fury Sun!

The Nintendo UK site for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has shared a few more details on what the Bowser's Fury mode has to offer. You can read a summary of that info below.

- Bowser has been tainted by a mysterious black goop, which turns him into Fury Bowser
- the shell that we see Bowser trapped in is called the Fury Sun
- the Fury Sun will always rise up near the island you're on
- weather will change, which indicates how much time you have until the Fury Sun emerges
- if you’ve collected five Cat Shines on an island, you can activate the Giga Bell
- this is what transforms Mario into Giga Cat Mario
- defeat Fury Bowser and he'll be sent flying back into the water, which unlocks new islands for you to explore

French shipments of the Mario Red & Blue Edition Switch, Banjo-Kazooie, Terry, and Byleth amiibo detailed

Enough units to go around?

As we've said many times, Nintendo is really popular in France. This is why the region gets a decent amount of stock for new Nintendo products. Every so often we get details on just how many units are heading France's way, and some of that data has come in today.

Nintendo recently revealed the Mario Red & Blue Edition Switch, which is launching alongside Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. French retailers will get a total of 40,000 units to dish out to consumers, which might make it a tad hard to find soon after launch. We also got data on the launch shipments for the Banjo-Kazooie, Terry, and Byleth amiibo, which you can find below.

Banjo-Kazooie: 12,000 units
Terry: 8,000 units
Byleth: 8,000 units

The Captain Toad levels in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury allow for 4-player multiplayer

Fun for all

When Super Mario 3D World hit the Wii U, 4 players could enjoy much of the adventure together, but not all of it. The Captain Toad levels that were included could only be played by one player. That's set to change for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury.

According to the official website for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, the Captain Toad stages will now allow support for 4 players simultaneously. That might make puzzle-solving a bit more hectic, but it's still great to have these levels opened up for multiplayer.

Get another look at Super Mario 3D World's speed differences between Wii U and Switch

Mario the hedgehog

When the very first trailer for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury came out, fans were quick to notice that the Switch version of the game was considerably speedier than the original Wii U release. Now with two new trailers out this week, we have even more footage to compare to the Wii U version. Once again, you can see that the Switch outing has received a considerable speed boost, which should make for even crazier multiplayer sessions!

Nintendo TOKYO store selling a Super Mario chocolate mold

What a treat!

Nintendo TOKYO is filled to the brim with all sorts of exclusive Nintendo merch, and the location has just added another new item to its collection.

Fans of Mario can scoop up a Super Mario Chocolate Mold, which can be used to make different blocks featuring sprites from Super Mario Bros.. One full chocolate bar makes 8 different pips, each one with a different design. You even get three chocolate wrappers with your purchase to make for an extra fancy presentation.

GoldenEye 007 mod adds in Mario and Peach's Castle from Super Mario 64

ToMario never dies

Super Mario 64 and GoldenEye are two of the most iconic games from the N64, and both are looked back on quite fondly. Feeling nostalgic for these games? Why not play both of them at once?! It's possible, thanks to a mod from StupidMarioBros1Fan.

StupidMarioBros1Fan took GoldenEye 007 and completely reworked it to make Mario the star. In the video above, you can see Mario taking on the role of Bond as he works his way through Peach's Castle from Super Mario 64.