Super Nintendo World

All Nintendo fans rejoice! There is going to be a Super Nintendo World Park this summer ahead of the Olympic Games! It’s all thanks to Universal Studios Japan. They recently released a teaser which features a song from Galantis and Charlie XCX

It’s just a teaser, with mostly CGI, so you won’t get an idea of what the rides or areas look like. But nonetheless we’re still very very excited to see what’s in store!

However, there was a site that launched and this detailed some rather interesting things. Such as a real life Mario Kart experience and being able to travel around the park on Yoshi’s back. How cool would that be! We’re intrigued as to how we can throw shells and banana peels at people. As who wouldn’t want to try Mario Kart for real!? Just don’t make us super small!

Also available are “power up Bands” this looks like a wearable park pass, or may be even a fast pass? We’ll know more once the park opens in the summer. There’s also going to be Mario-Style blocks in real life, not too sure if you can start climbing them though!

Furthermore Bloomberg reported that the wearable band and the accompanying smartphone app will allow visitors to the park to battle bosses and collect coins! So as the video says, you’ll get to “play in real world this summer”

Don’t want to go all the way to Japan (although this may be the BEST place to experience it!) Future parks will also come to Hollywood, Japan and Singapore!


(Pictures below are from Bloomberg Reporter Kurumi Mori’s Twitter feed)

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Mario Kart Tour

Mario Kart Tour originally was planned to be released on mobile platforms in March of this year (2019). As Nintendo delayed the release of a mobile version of the the ever popular karting game to give it a nice polish.

Now, Nintendo have announced that the official launch date for Mario Kart Tour. That release date is not too far away at all. You can strap in, put the pedal to the metal on September 25th. For those eager to play Mario Kart Tour you can sign up for pre-registrations for both the Android and iOS versions of the game on the game’s official website. By doing this, players will be notified as soon as the game is ready to download.

There was a closed beta of the game and up until now, Nintendo didn’t give too much information away about Mario Kart Tour. The game features race courses inspired by iconic real world cities which rotate every two weeks. The game is “free-to-start”, which means players will have to decide whether to spend money on it. The Microtransactions will be used to unlock features and perhaps even characters.

This game looks absolutely incredible and we cannot wait to give it a go for ourselves. Nintendo will be releasing more information via their official Twitter account. So keep an eye on Twitter for more details as the games release date approaches.




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Nintendo UK alongside the government-funded Digital Schoolhouse (DSH) programme are holding a Super Smash Bros tournament. Yes you read that right, a Super Smash Bros School Tournament.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate

It’s coming up to the holiday season time of the year and for all the gamers out there, they know what that means! HEAVY HITTER and AAA game releases! We’ve already had some killer titles in Red Dead Redemption 2, Fifa 19, Call of Duty Black Ops 4 and the Switch has not been left behind. In what is one of the most anticipated games for the Nintendo Switch since it was released, will it make it’s way to the Switch, won’t it make it’s way to the Switch? Well, your questions have been answered and Super Smash Bros Ultimate is the Switch’s version of Super Smash Bros and it’s out NOW!


We’re massive fans of Nintendo and their numerous franchises and we really love one of the Switch’s AAA title releases, Super Smash Bros Ultimate! While it’s not only an incredible fighting game, it features all of our favourite characters in it! 70 playable characters is an insane amount! Consequently we don’t think we’ll ever get bored! Including:

  • Mario
  • Donkey Kong
  • Link
  • Yoshi
  • Samus
  • Pikachu
  • Fox
  • Bowser
  • Ryu
  • Mega Man

That’s only 10 and we’re already super pumped to unlock all of them! To read more about the fighters click here!

While, we’re a huge champion of multiplayer games and the Super Smash Bros franchise is a perfect example of the genre, a definite ‘go to’ at parties! The fast paced nature of the game and with over 100 different stages to fight on in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Some with shape shifting stages and stage hazards too! Therefore we believe that Super Smash Bros Ultimate will be named one of the multiplayer games of the year! Are you a music fan? Well, there are up to 800 different tracks in the game! So you won’t get bored hearing the same game track over and over again. Definitely something that we’re interested in hearing here at How To Kill An Hour!

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Mario Odyssey

8 Awesome things about Mario Odyssey

We struggled to put our Nintendo Switch down and show you 8 AWESOME things about Mario Odyssey! check em out BronzybFunk Butcher DJ Ace Nick Bright

Posted by How To Kill an Hour on Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Mario Odyssey: 8 Awesome Things

Mario Odyssey has been out for a while and we are enjoying it here at the studio, on the train into work, at home, in the bath. Everywhere! We cannot put it down! It truly is one of Nintendo’s best Mario games to date. If not one of their best games. However, we’ll take a minute or two from playing the game and pry it away from our hands and tell you 8 Awesome Things that we LOVE about Mario Odyssey!


Firstly, the gameplay of this game is second to none. Nintendo have done an absolute incredible job building this game. It’s in 3D, yes. Which some people won’t like as it’s not true to what Mario was always about, 2D side scroller. But it has some of the 2D elements that we all know and love from the original game. It plays like a 2D side scroller but in 3D open world bliss. Incredible. It just feels like Mario and not a cheap 3D version of itself.


This game just sounds great! We know that this isn’t something that you can physically see, but it helps the game! It remains true to Mario and keeps a lot of the retro style audio, even if a little enhanced to bring it into 2017. If you’re stuck on a level it can get repetitive. But you’ve got to ignore that and not let it affect you, you WILL get past that difficult part!

Motion Sensor

The motion sensor plays a big part in Mario Odyssey, you can use it to climb higher, swim faster even fly faster. The motion sensor also enhances the cap’s abilities. These little elements is what separates the Nintendo Switch from other consoles. Small but beneficial gameplay tweaks that push your experience further.  When the console is docked it’s best to use the motion sensors, however they do work in portable mode, just not as well.

The Cap

The Cap is what everyone is talking about. While we won’t go into exactly why the Cap acts this way as it’ll ruin the story. You won’t get far not using the Cap as it is a very crucial element to the game. Some enemies you won’t be able to take over, while some you can, so it’s a trial and error game when it comes to the cap. Some parts of the game you can’t get around NOT using it. We love it here at How To Kill An Hour and it’s what makes this game great! Be inquisitive when using it too, You may be surprised!

New Donk City

This is the level that got a lot of attention on social media and for good reason. People have been looking forward to New Donk City ever since it was used to promote the game, when first announced! A derivative of New York City, Mario is transported into a world of humans, cars and tall buildings. It truly is one of the more enjoyable levels of the game, there is A LOT to do on this level. Plus keep an eye out for the intricate 2D level as well. A famous Mario character makes an appearance!



This is a quick one but a good one. If you’ve ever played the old Super Mario games, Mario Odyssey has an intelligent nod to yesteryear. At various points throughout each level you will have to complete a short level, or task, in complete 3D. At some points the 3D elements even affect the 2D elements!


Mario Odyssey has an ‘adult’ feel to the game, yet remaining it’s core element of a childs game. The game is relatively easy in the sense that it’s got a main gameplay element to it. Collect enough moons to power up your Odyssey, hit the boss 3 times to defeat them. Then move on to the next planet. But there are also levels to this game. If you want to complete it 100% there’s lots of replayability to go back and collect all the purple collectables and find ALL the moons. There are some elements to the game that require a lot of logical thinking to overcome a task. So it’s not just an easy breeze through kind of game. This game will also challenge most adults!

The Switch

Mario Odyssey was built for the Switch, which sounds silly. But this game was built for both the home version of Switch and the portable one.

Some of Nintendo Switch’s games are easily identifiable as portable or home console games. But with Mario Odyssey it works either way. Sure you can play it either way but you get the feeling that it just doesn’t work.

Most importantly though, it works for Nintendo’s AAA game, Mario Odyssey. The gameplay fits both a pick up and play portable game and a sit at home, ‘take your time with it’ game. This is really hard to explain in words, but once you play it, you will understand what we mean!

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Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch Launch – Hands on Exclusive!

We were fortunate enough to be invited to the recent Nintendo Switch announcement event in London.

But what can the Nintendo Switch bring to the table to make it stand out from the rest? Read more

Super Mario Run!


Well you already knew about that but we have brand new information available for you this week!

The release date is December 15th

The price is $9.99

The game will initially be free but if you want to keep playing past a certain level then the $9.99 fee will have to be paid.

This Mario game is basically like the old Super Mario that we all know and love but this Mario can be played on your iOS device (iPad/iPhone) with one hand. Mario is constantly moving through the level while we use various jumps to get to the end! Mario changes up how he acts depending on the timing of the taps, so make sure you time them right!
There are 6 worlds filled with 24 brand-new levels!

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