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  • Let's-a-Go: The Physics of Jumping in Super Mario Run - WIRED

    Let's-a-Go: The Physics of Jumping in Super Mario Run - WIRED;

    But there's a new game out—Super Mario Run on iOS and Android. This is a great chance to take another look at the physics of Mario. Video Analysis. The best way to get data from a video game is to first capture the action and then use video analysis.and more »

  • Nintendo's Sad Struggle for Survival - The Atlantic

    Nintendo's Sad Struggle for Survival - The Atlantic;

    Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. The Japanese video-game giant Nintendo has had a rough decade. Ten years ago, the company was riding high on the commercial and cultural success of the Wii, ...and more »

  • Nintendo's mobile Mario game sets download record but pricing proves sticking point - Reuters

    Nintendo's mobile Mario game sets download record but pricing proves sticking point - Reuters;

    Takuya Nishya shows Nintendo's 'Super Mario Run' game on his smartphone by the request of a photographer in Tokyo, Japan, December 20, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon. 1/4. left. right. A woman using a smartphone walks past Nintendo's 'Super ...and more »

  • 'Super Mario Run' speeds past App Store records - USA TODAY

    'Super Mario Run' speeds past App Store records - USA TODAY;

    This might be Super Mario's best speed run yet. Nintendo's first smartphone game set a new App Store record for fastest downloads, topping the 40 million mark in just four days, barely skipping a beat after disappointment over the game's pricing ...and more »

  • How Super Mario became a global cultural icon - The Economist

    How Super Mario became a global cultural icon - The Economist;

    THE izakaya has a name, but it cannot be published. Its location is a closely guarded secret. Entry is restricted to members—celebrities, media types and otaku, a particularly devoted kind of pop-culture geek. They do not come for the food, though it ...and more »

  • Super Mario runs into 50 million download territory - Inquirer

    Super Mario runs into 50 million download territory - Inquirer;

    RUNNING FAT MAN GAME Super Mario Run has hit an incredible 50 million downloads in just a couple of weeks after release, and despite some pretty convincing criticism. Nintendo, a company whose share price took a kick in the balls after the launch, ...and more »

  • Nintendo Just Learned That Mario Doesn't Equal Sales - Forbes

    Nintendo Just Learned That Mario Doesn't Equal Sales - Forbes;

    Nintendo just made a multi-billion-dollar bet that seems to be blowing up in their face as the stock price sees double-digit dips. Super Mario Run was released on December 15th after buzz, on-stage Apple conference announcement and multiple ads all ...and more »

  • 'Slick, charming, and well-produced': readers review Super Mario Run - The Guardian

    'Slick, charming, and well-produced': readers review Super Mario Run - The Guardian;

    We asked you to tell us what you think of Nintendo's new Mario venture. Here's what some of you said. A smartphone displays the start screen of Super Mario Run. Photograph: Getty Images. Super Mario ...and more »

  • Super Mario Run was downloaded a record 40 million times in its first four days - The Verge

    Super Mario Run was downloaded a record 40 million times in its first four days - The Verge;

    Nintendo's first proper smartphone game has proved to be a huge hit. According to the company, Super Mario Run was downloaded more than 40 million times in its first four days of availability on iOS, breaking the App Store record for number of ...and more »

  • Super Mario Run is bad news for everyone -- especially Android users - BetaNews

    Super Mario Run is bad news for everyone -- especially Android users - BetaNews;

    When Apple announced that Mario was making his way to iOS, there was much rejoicing. But the excitement soon gave way to disappointment for several reasons. Firstly there was the price, with many feeling $9.99 was just too much to ask for what is, ...and more »