News Archives for: January 2001

Updated Paper Mario preview at IGN64
Posted on January 31, 2001 @ 10:08 PM EST by: Hairball
Those lucky guys at IGN64 have received 20 copies of the US version of Paper Mario, and they've updated their preview of the game. With less than a week until the North America release, of February 5, 2001.

The rest of us will have to wait that week in order to get our hands on that game...


Get a free Paper Mario....and I mean real paper!


Mario vs. Sonic
Posted on January 30, 2001 @ 5:11 PM EST by: X-Bot
According to a press release from Sega of Europe, portable enthusiasts can expect Sonic the Hedgehog Advanced for the Game Boy Advance handheld, whereas Space Channel 5 can be expected for the Sony PlayStation 2. There have been no solid details released, but expect it to be a port of a Sega Genesis title of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. Now, Mario will have his rival appear on the same platform. Who will outdo who? Hm...

Source: Nintendo Web

Dr. Mario 64 Game Page on NPS
Posted on January 24, 2001 @ 8:01 PM EST by: Hairball
Nintendo Power Source has put up a Dr. Mario 64 page, with screenshots and game information. The page confirms that the game will be released on April 9, 2001, and it'll have a MSRP of $29.95 US. Which is a great deal for all of us gamers!


Dr. Mario 64? Serious!
Posted on January 20, 2001 @ 11:37 PM EST by: Hairball
Nintendo has mysteriously announced a new Mario game on the near-dead Nintendo 64, Dr. Mario 64. Nintendo Web has a report with screenshots, and lots of information on this late-announced game, that will hit North American store shelves on April 9, 2001, sandwiching the game between the two other Mario releases, Paper Mario and Mario Party 3. Dr. Mario 64 will be released for a price of $29.95 U.S. which is much cheaper than other "regular" releases.

Perhaps, we may see a Game Boy Color version of the game re-released, in color...hmmmm...and Transfer Pak support? Like Mario Tennis and Mario Golf?


Mario Kart Advance Page on Nintendo Power Source!
Posted on January 15, 2001 @ 4:48 PM EST by: Hairball
Mario Kart Advance game info has also been posted on Nintendo Power Source. The graphics in the game are just WOW...oh my god does it look good.

Take a look yourself at this great upcoming game.


Mario Advance Page on Nintendo Power Source!
Posted on January 15, 2001 @ 4:47 PM EST by: Hairball
Nintendo Power Source has posted a game info page for Mario Advance for the upcoming Game Boy Advance. It's got some pretty nice screens, and as mentioned yesterday, it is based off Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA version) in some way...


Mario Advance Screenshots!
Posted on January 13, 2001 @ 6:07 PM EST by: Hairball
Nintendo has shown Mario Advance (tentative title) for the Game Boy Advance, and revealed many screenshots. The screenshots show that the game looks to be based of Super Mario Bros. 2 (US version).

There's also a 4-player mode, where you can play the classic Mario Bros. game.

Mario Advance will be released in Japan on March 21st, 2001, with the launch of the Game Boy Advance.


Mobile Mario Kart
Posted on January 13, 2001 @ 6:04 PM EST by: Hairball
Nintendo announces that in Japan, it'll be possible to play Mario Kart Advance for the Game Boy Advance over your own celluar phone with an adapter.

They have not announced whether or not the add-on will be released in North America, but if it does, then there'll be a load of fun, you can play games against people somewhere else...that's pretty cool isn't it?


Super Mario Advance to be unveiled
Posted on January 12, 2001 @ 7:55 PM EST by: Hairball
Nintendo has announced that it will hold a retailer's tradeshow unveiling Super Mario Advance and F-Zero for the Game Boy Advance.

In addition, it has announced that the GBA launch will include 3 colors to choose from, purple, white, and clear. More details will be released at E3 in May, and the system is on schedule for its July 2001 release in North America.


New Paper Mario Screenshots and Preview
Posted on January 11, 2001 @ 8:53 PM EST by: Hairball
IGN64 has posted an updated preview of the upcoming game Paper Mario, and also included several new screenshots. Like Mario Party 3, this game has also been released in Japan, and will come out on February 5, 2001, in North America.


Lots of Mario Party 3 Screenshots!
Posted on January 11, 2001 @ 8:51 PM EST by: Hairball
Nintendo's Japanese site has posted lots of screenshots of the 69 mini-games that are found in Mario Party 3. Though the game has been released in the Land of the Rising Sun for a few months, Mario Party 3 has still not been released in North America, it'll be released on May 7, 2001.


Paper Mario Revealed!
Posted on January 6, 2001 @ 4:18 PM EST by: TWgamer
Paper Mario is back again, with it's box art posted on IGN64. They comment "The style of the characters on the box is very representative of the game's actual look. Mario, friends and foes – many of which appear side-by-side above, are all flat-like in appearance, thus giving the game a – shall we say, "paper" appearance"- IGN64 Take a look for yourself. Also includes the Conker's BFD and Pokemon Stadium 2 in the article.


GBA: "Mario Advance" and Warioland 4
Posted on January 5, 2001 @ 9:51 PM EST by: Tiger
After 9 years of no handheld Mario platformer, Nintendo finally
breaks through on the GameBoy Advance. Nintendo is currently in development of this game, known as "Mario Advance" for now. There is no official word or info on this 32-bit game. However, whats known for now is the release date for this game: March 21st for Japan and July 2001 for N. America/Europe.

So Mario's appearance on this powerful handheld is not just limited to Mario Kart Advance. This looks really interesting, and we will be looking out for any further info on this game if it will appear. And on Warioland 4. Seems that it will be made a RPG game this time! So, we will get Mario AND Wario games. GBA looks to have a successful launch in Japan. "Mario Advance" and Warioland 4 have a tenative release date at the end of March for Japan, and July 2001 for N. America and Europe.