Nintendo Wii U : A Review


As a father who likes gaming, there’s a thought that has been on my mind since my girls were born. When will they be old enough to play video games?

Don’t judge me! I’ve always played games and loved them. I just couldn’t wait for the day when I could play my favourite games against my kids (and maybe even let them win).

I remember my son, Jack, reaching an age whereby he could handle the Wii controller himself. We completed Zack and Wiki over a couple of months together. It was golden bonding time. (Note – we also read together, painted, built things, swam, went out for walks etc. But we played video games too. What you’d call a well rounded childhood!)

And now my girls are showing a lot of interest in playing games. As a dad, this is awesome news. It opens up a whole new world of fun and more people to play games against.

My view is that Nintendo have clearly established themselves as the best at making games for my daughter’s age. They are the home of Mario, Link (Zelda), Kirby, and the previously mentioned Zack and Wiki. No other console can claim such wonderful characters for younger players. With that in mind, I wanted to test the Wii U and see how my youngsters handled it. Luckily, Nintendo agreed to let me do exactly that! They sent me the Nintendo Wii U 32GB Premium Pack with Mario Kart 8.

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The Wii U – Unpacking & Setting Up

If you’ve had a Wii then a lot of the stuff you see when you open up the Wii U will be familiar. The sensor bar, for example, is the same. What’s wonderful is that the Wii U connects via HDMI.

The big surprise is the console (sleek, smooth and classy) and the stunning controller. They look amazing. The controller is more like a tablet with joysticks and an in-built camera. The Wii ‘s wireless controller reinvented video gaming in the home. The Wii U’s controller does it again.

Setting up the Wii U is a breeze. Basically, plug in the HDMI, power and sensor bar and that’s it. The big controller has it’s own power supply. Then turn your TV to the HDMI channel and you’re into the set-up process. It walks you through everything you need to do to get your Wii U working.

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Easy Set Up Guide in Action

There were a couple of updates to carry out, but they took around 6 minutes and once they’re done, you don’t need to re-do it. The console’s set-up involved connecting to your wifi and setting up a ‘Mii’. You’re then led to the main menu from which you can access the different channels. This console came with Youtube and Lovefilm preinstalled, along with Mario Kart 8 – all ready to go.

The great thing about the Wii U is that it’s backward-compatible. What that means is that, if you previously owned a Wii, it’ll use your old controllers and you can play your old Wii games on it too. That was great news for us as we had four wii controllers and nunchuks which now had a new lease of life!

Wii UI started up Mario Kart 8. It required a little update, which didn’t take too long. (I’d anticipated a couple of updates, so I waited until the little ones were in bed before I set the Wii U up. I didn’t want them waiting around when they’d be really keen to start playing games.)

The controls are incredible intuitive. So much so that, having never played a game on a Wii U before, I won my first four races on Mario Kart 8! The game itself was beautiful – bright, colourful and slick. What also impressed me is that when my Mrs wanted to turn the TV over to watch Masterchef, I could continue to play the game using the screen on the controller. MIND. BLOWN.

The true test, though, is what the girls thought of it.

The Kids

Jenny will be five in July, Eve will be four. They’ve played games like Dora the Explorer and Peppa Pig on the old Wii but the Wii U controller is clearly more sophisticated so I was curious to see how they would get on.

We tried out was the aforementioned Mario Kart 8. It’s the single most colourful game that’s ever been on my TV.
Both girls thought the controller was amazing. Neither of them had a problem holding it while operating the buttons on either side. Equally, they managed fine when using the old Wii controllers with a nunchuk for steering.

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On Eve’s first go, she repeatedly steered the car into the side of the track. By her second go, however, she was racing down the middle of the road no bother. She’s only 3 and a half, so I don’t imagine kids having difficulties with this at all. They loved the different characters and formed allegancies pretty quickly. Eve loved regular Mario whereas Jenny loved to race as Metal Mario.

Wii UWe also had Super Mario Maker to check out. Now, everyone knows what Super Mario is. You play the world’s most famous plumber in a side-scrolling adventure while collecting coins and avoiding near constant turtle and mushroom threats. What this software does – apart from let you play the game – is give you the power to design your own levels. Not only can you design them, but then you can play them, share them, and play levels that other people have designed. It’s genius.

The girls loved it. It’s such an easy game to learn how to play. The controls aren’t complex. The kids recognised the characters from MarioKart8. That’s part of the power of Nintendo. They have a strong set of game characters and they invest in them across several high quality games.

As a parent, I don’t worry when the girls play a Nintendo game. I know that a great deal of care and years of development has been put into these characters. I know that if the kids wants to play a Mario game, or a Yoshi, Kirby or Lego game, they’re not going to encounter anything violent or unpleasant. It’s simple fun, which is what games should be all about.

Even their shooter games are violence free. The third game we were sent, Splatoon, has all the technical workings of a 3rd person shooter, but it’s paintball. No blood, no bullets. And you can turn into a squid. It was a little too advanced for the girls but that’s not a criticism. See, the Wii U games all come with an age rating on the front. Splatoon is age 7+.

Overall

I’m an old hand at video games. I had a Philips console with pong before my Commodore 64. I spent a good deal of the 80s loading games from cassettes and waggling my Quickshot 2. I bought a Wii ten years ago and still use it today.

The Wii U has, nevertheless, blown me away. You can probably tell already how impressed I was with the ground-breaking kid-friendly controller. The range of games totally suits Jenny and Eve’s age group. The user interface made for a straightforward and pleasant gaming experience. Plus, there’s access to the top video-on-demand services, Youtube and the Nintendo store where you can access all the latest games. The HDMI connection means you get crisp, clear graphics and this pack comes with loads of accessories and stands so it will fit in your living room set-up with ease.

I can’t praise this system enough. If you are looking for the perfect gaming system for your youngsters to play video games, I will be pointing you in the direction of the Wii U.

332 Comments

  1. jacqui graham
    26 April 2016
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    I’d call it space karting – karting in space ships around the solar system.

  2. Tracey Peach
    26 April 2016
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    Mario Pet Shop Keeper! I would buy it 🙂

  3. Tracy K Nixon
    26 April 2016
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    I’d call it Mario v the Dark Side! It would be Star Wars themed and he would join the Jedi’s to fight the Dark Side!

  4. Bev
    26 April 2016
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    Mario meets Yoda

  5. Harline parkin
    26 April 2016
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    Mario gets fit with Hercules

  6. Anthony Harrington
    26 April 2016
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    Mario magical moon landings

  7. Susan Smith
    26 April 2016
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    Marios incredible journey

  8. sharon martin
    26 April 2016
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    Mario Space Cowboy Adventures

  9. nicola sadler
    26 April 2016
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    Mario so good

  10. Simon C
    26 April 2016
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    My suggestion: “Mario Actually Does Some Plumbing For A Change”

    😉

  11. Nicola Dow
    26 April 2016
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    Mario on the Moon

  12. Sue Price
    26 April 2016
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    Mario goes underground

  13. Margaret Gallagher
    27 April 2016
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    Mario fiesta party

  14. michelle o'neill
    27 April 2016
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    Mario in Transylvannia

  15. Harley
    27 April 2016
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    Mario does the hula with Tallulah in Hawaii X

  16. Louisa burnett
    27 April 2016
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    Mario and the zombies!

  17. annmarie Crawford
    27 April 2016
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    Mario back In time a adventure through the ages

  18. Mike Salisbury
    27 April 2016
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    Mario vs Bandicoot

  19. Lorne Bedford
    27 April 2016
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    Mario & his Buddies on the Moon

  20. Emily Hallett
    27 April 2016
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    Mario vs Luigi!!

  21. Rosalind Sargent
    27 April 2016
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    Mario’s Dash, bash, crash adventures

  22. 27 April 2016
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    Mario Kart Bowers Castle of doom

  23. 27 April 2016
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    Mario wrestling – leotard & all! 🙂

    Jenifer xx

  24. Wayne Roberts
    27 April 2016
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    Mario in Space

  25. Vicki Wilson
    27 April 2016
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    Mario’s Toy Story Madness – the combo of Toy Story and Mario would certainly keep my son happy 🙂

  26. 27 April 2016
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    Supermarket shopping with Mario

  27. Louise Gardener
    27 April 2016
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    I would call it Mario in minecraft, my boy would love it.

  28. Nicola Rowson
    27 April 2016
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    Mario land of make believe and if it’s good they can do a second game called return to the land of make believe ????

  29. Ruth Harwood
    27 April 2016
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    Snow Sailing

  30. Barry Crackett
    27 April 2016
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    Mario has lost the Plot!

  31. suzanne
    27 April 2016
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    Mario Supernova

  32. lisa marie smith
    27 April 2016
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    Hummmm i would call a new Mario game Mario sea land, an underwater themed game

  33. Gemma Jordan
    27 April 2016
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    Mario Mc Mario face 🙂

  34. Corinne Pear
    27 April 2016
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    I would do a Disney/Mario mash up where he has help rescue the disney princesses.

  35. Lisa King
    27 April 2016
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    I would call it Mario Mayhem

  36. Christine Lockley
    27 April 2016
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    Mario and Luigi Super Spies

  37. Ray Dodds
    27 April 2016
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    Carts in space with Mario

  38. Stephanie Simpson
    27 April 2016
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    Mario Monster Mayhem

  39. Rebekah Jones
    27 April 2016
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    Mario – Yoshis revenge

  40. Caroline Clarke
    27 April 2016
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    Minecraft Mario.

  41. 27 April 2016
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    Super Mario City. You have to fight baddies to get useful items to construct a village. Over time you can make it a town and then finally a city. People will move in as the area becomes safer thanks to Mario being there and you get to build various houses, stores and even a castle!

  42. 27 April 2016
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    Marios climb to space! (never been good at dreaming up game names)

  43. Ian Campbell
    27 April 2016
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    Mario Reborn: Good Guys Wear Red

  44. Cara bemrose-Williams
    27 April 2016
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    Super Mario blast off!

  45. Philip Rogers
    27 April 2016
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    I would love to see an interactive game called ‘Cook with Mario’. You can incorporate so many mini games to do with Mario making Pizza.
    Restaurant game – Serving in the restaurant
    Delivery – Delivering pizzas within the 30mins
    Making a Pizzza – like it says. Choose your topping etc.

  46. 27 April 2016
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    Mario Vs The Walking Dead

  47. actordasher
    27 April 2016
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    Mario Kart Island – Then give it a Diddy Kong Racing Island feel with a mini story

  48. Lorraine Duff
    27 April 2016
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    Mario the Vampire Slayer 😀

  49. Sarah Wyatt
    27 April 2016
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    Mario and the Ring of Fire. Set in an Indian restaurant with various fire based obstacles.

  50. Rachael Simmons
    27 April 2016
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    Game of Marios

  51. carol bird
    27 April 2016
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    Mario Potter (has to kill Voldemort, bit of magic, that kind of thing)

  52. Cheryl Price
    27 April 2016
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    mario goes loop-igie…. mario eats a mushroom and goes crazy for a time

  53. Frances Darvill
    27 April 2016
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    Mario meets the Hulk 🙂

  54. Stephanie Lear
    27 April 2016
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    Super Mario Chase. The clues in the title. He has to save the princess without being caught! X

  55. Tony Metcalf
    27 April 2016
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    Mario and the Olympians

  56. Anila Hussain
    27 April 2016
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    Great competition

  57. Andrew Robeson
    27 April 2016
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    Mario Goes Bananas (a crossover with either Donkey Kong or, y’know, Herby the Beetle)

  58. Emma Ferguson
    27 April 2016
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    Mario at the Olympics

  59. Andy Wedge
    27 April 2016
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    Mario Versus Zombie Rabbits

  60. Emma Winters
    27 April 2016
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    Mario Mayhem

    Similar to Crash Bash, its a single or coop party mode where you can pick characters either good or bad and play mini games. Of course there could be kart levels or jumping up to get boxes and first to get X amount of something. Items could be used from the games etc. This could be on Wii, Wii U and 3DS. I love Crash Bash so this would be awesome 🙂

  61. jessica cook
    27 April 2016
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    Mario’s giant Goomba battle

  62. 27 April 2016
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    Mario meets the angry birds

  63. kelly mobbs
    27 April 2016
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    Marios Minecraft World

  64. Fiona johnson
    27 April 2016
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    My suggestion is Mario bear grills ..survival on a desert island so the kids could learn as they play finding clues to survival along the way ..I want to play it myself x

  65. Alica
    27 April 2016
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    Mario meets the Walking Dead! I know I would play it! Head kills, survival and cliffhangers!

  66. 27 April 2016
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    Mario’s holiday to Jurassic World

  67. Angela Pagan
    27 April 2016
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    Mario the plumber. Comes and unblocks your loo before saving the princess lol

  68. 27 April 2016
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    My nephew loves Lego games and Mario so Lego Mario would be perfect for him!

  69. cazzie
    27 April 2016
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    marugi!! combo of both of them! nice attacks too haha

  70. Lisa Parker
    27 April 2016
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    Super Mario – The Mysterious box

  71. Monica Gilbert
    27 April 2016
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    Mario and Luigi are Kidnapped! Peach and Toad to the Rescue?

  72. Allison sullivan
    27 April 2016
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    how about super marios amazing adventures

  73. Louise Smith
    27 April 2016
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    Mario – Mystery of the Missing Kart.
    He has to race against the clock and travel the world on different types of transport to solve clues and find his missing kart.

  74. Christopher Beel
    27 April 2016
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    Mario vs Sonic vs Star Wars

  75. Stephanie Coals
    27 April 2016
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    Mario around the world – he visits lots of different countries to complete different missions depending on where he is.

  76. Karl Borowy
    27 April 2016
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    Mario vs The Rest of the WORLD

  77. claire thomson
    27 April 2016
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    super mario v super heroes

  78. Richard Tyler
    27 April 2016
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    Mario & The Pikmin Stalkers

  79. Louise Comb
    27 April 2016
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    My idea is for “Cosmic Mario” – he would be in the clouds, having to jump from cloud to cloud, to get from one planet to another, perhaps using various bits of space debris to construct stuff to help him along the the way. Moon boots in particular might come in handy 😀

  80. Alana Walker
    27 April 2016
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    Mario the Stay-at-Home parent. I know how hard it is!

  81. 27 April 2016
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    Mario’s holiday weekend in Jurassic world

  82. zac farley
    27 April 2016
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    Marios vs godzilla

  83. lyn burgess
    27 April 2016
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    Mario and the Minotaur (with other Greek/Roman legend possibilities too)

  84. gaynor spanswick
    27 April 2016
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    Mario 007

  85. Hayley Mulgrove
    27 April 2016
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    Mario’s Monster world

  86. Naz M
    27 April 2016
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    The Walking Koopas: Return of Bowser – Mario and Luigi fighting zombiefied versions of their enemies!

  87. Solange
    27 April 2016
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    Mario vs Zombies

  88. Ian F
    27 April 2016
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    Mario, man of mystery.

  89. Shivon Davis
    27 April 2016
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    Mario in Space

  90. jason wills
    27 April 2016
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    Mario 65

  91. Sarah Cheshire
    27 April 2016
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    Mario’s halloween horror house

  92. Soph H
    27 April 2016
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    Mario back to the future!

  93. Susan Howitt
    27 April 2016
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    Mario Monster Mash

  94. 27 April 2016
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    Mario Starsurfer

  95. ADEINNE TONNER
    27 April 2016
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    Mario paparazzi disco

  96. Hannonle
    27 April 2016
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    Mario Chef – he runs an Italian restaurant with lots of cooking tasks etc

  97. 27 April 2016
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    Mario Vs Crash Bandicoot

  98. Karis
    28 April 2016
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    Mario Zombieland

  99. Jeremy Andrews
    28 April 2016
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    Candy Mario
    Lots of different marios in a candy crush game.

  100. Clair Dukes
    28 April 2016
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    Mario in Marshmallow land!

  101. Rosemary Rowe
    28 April 2016
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    Mario’s Leisure Park – you have to build rides, sell tickets and make food!!

  102. helen tovell
    28 April 2016
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    Mario’s monster mayhem

  103. Jo Carroll
    28 April 2016
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    Mario and The Wall Street Takedown!

  104. Simone lee
    28 April 2016
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    Marios SUPER ADVENTURES

  105. Deborah Mackenzie
    28 April 2016
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    Mario goes to Mars

  106. Vikki Sanderson
    28 April 2016
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    removed

  107. Sarah Mills
    28 April 2016
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    Krown Karts

  108. Hannah Smith
    28 April 2016
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    Mario and Sonic at the PARALYMPIC games

  109. Robert Vine
    28 April 2016
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    mario fartin kartin

  110. Sue Stoddart
    28 April 2016
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    PostMario ???????????????? x x

    • Sue Stoddart
      28 April 2016
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      Lol aw emojis are question marks!!

  111. Sarah Gibson
    28 April 2016
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    Mario in Dinoland (A Yoshi rescue mission)

  112. Kate Davies
    28 April 2016
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    Mario multiverse, Mario could visit every corner of the globe and beyond. Sight seeing in space, carting underwater etc.

  113. Linda Curtis
    28 April 2016
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    mario oiram

  114. Danielle Graves
    28 April 2016
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    Mario: The Timewarp – he would visit different historical periods dinosaurs, vikings, great fire of london etc

  115. Herbert Appleby
    28 April 2016
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    Mario Space, the Final Frontier.

  116. Esma Blackwell
    29 April 2016
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    Mario vs Trolls

  117. Julie
    29 April 2016
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    Mario and Yoshi in the Big City.

  118. Hassina Begum
    29 April 2016
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    Mario New Age

  119. Karen Hughes
    29 April 2016
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    Mario and the attack of the bananamen

  120. samantha buntain
    29 April 2016
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    Marios wonder emporium

  121. Jacqueline Roberts
    29 April 2016
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    Mario fixa the pipe!

  122. Mrs Kerry oneill
    29 April 2016
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    My four boys love mario and Lego so Lego Marino would be amazing the perfect combo

  123. Simon Maisey
    29 April 2016
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    Ultimate Mario Kart!

  124. Jamie Edwards
    29 April 2016
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    I’d call it “Super Mario – Heat”
    He takes his gloves off and releases his fire powers to melt ice 😉

  125. 29 April 2016
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    Mariroma – cooking in the mushroom kingdom.

    OR

    Oi-Ram Mar-io – everything backwards

  126. Kerry Alleyne
    29 April 2016
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    Mario Fantastic Football

  127. felicity williams
    29 April 2016
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    Mario’s Island of Adventure 😀

  128. Nicola Phipps
    29 April 2016
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    Mario Vs Batman

  129. Katie Skeoch
    30 April 2016
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    Kidnapped Again! A Princess Peaches tale

  130. caroline mccabe
    30 April 2016
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    Mario supercharged!

  131. Kerry Locke
    30 April 2016
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    Marios Mushroom Mayhem

  132. Nikki Hunter-Pike
    30 April 2016
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    Medieval Mario Mushroom Mashup!

  133. Gabriel Zaragoza
    1 May 2016
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    Mario Destinys

  134. Sarah Haynes
    1 May 2016
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    My daughter said she would like frozen Mario with Elsa and Anna!!!

  135. Toria
    1 May 2016
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    Mario Maritime Mayhem!

  136. kimberley ryan
    1 May 2016
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    Super MarioLoad

  137. Jayne L
    1 May 2016
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    Amazing Mario – Play to find your way out of the maze

  138. Lynne OConnor
    1 May 2016
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    Mario Minecraft

  139. Dean Williams
    1 May 2016
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    MarioRider as in my favourite tv show knightrider.
    I would have knightrider as a playable car ????????????

  140. Richard R
    2 May 2016
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    Mario’s Birthday – sort of a retro fest where different characters from other games appear

  141. Lillian Fisher
    2 May 2016
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    Mario in Dinosaur land

  142. Layla Thomas
    2 May 2016
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    Mushroom Masher

  143. Dawn Brodribb
    3 May 2016
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    Princess Kicks ass! It would be a change from her needing saving all the time!

  144. Ellen C
    3 May 2016
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    Mario’s Candy Floss Land.

  145. Anthony G
    3 May 2016
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    Mario in Wonderland

  146. Francesca Jones
    3 May 2016
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    Mario’s UK Tour Party!

  147. Stephen Williams
    3 May 2016
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    Mario Retired Plumber – Play though the days trying to managed your budget on state pension!

  148. 4 May 2016
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    BomberMario – a complete rip off of bomberman lol. Imagine the multiplayer fun trying to take each other out with shells, bananas etc!

  149. Dave Donnelly
    4 May 2016
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    Souper Mario. A bit like Cooking Mama, but just soup. I like soup.

  150. shell
    4 May 2016
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    Marios love quest

  151. Jo Hutchinson
    5 May 2016
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    Mario mysterious sea monsters.

  152. 5 May 2016
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    Mario – Time travel different levels different eras

  153. Carrie Talbot-Ashby
    5 May 2016
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    Mario- Undead! Oh No! Mario has been eaten by Donkey Kong, and his brother and best bud Yoshi were knocked down and killed by Princess Peach’s horse, so now they are the undead! Mushrooms won’t save him now, he must get Bowser to return him to life with the aid of the King Of The Mushrooms! lol I’d play that! ;p

  154. Joanne Benham
    5 May 2016
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    Mario Goomba Stomp

  155. joanna butler-savage
    5 May 2016
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    Kick Bowser’s Spiky Butt

  156. Annabel Greaves
    5 May 2016
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    Rio Mario goes to Rio xx

  157. Barry McNulty
    5 May 2016
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    ‘Grand Theft Mario’, a mix of open world Super Mario 64 with the driving of Mario Kart!

  158. Leanne Lunn
    5 May 2016
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    Mario meets disney 🙂 two of my favourite things together in one game.

  159. Edward Guerreiro
    6 May 2016
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    Plumbing simulator.

  160. Angela McDonald
    6 May 2016
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    Mario: Plumbing and Beyond!

  161. Laura Kevlin
    6 May 2016
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    Mario Fever (Mario meets Frozen)

  162. 6 May 2016
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    Mario Party Adventures

  163. Nuala
    7 May 2016
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    Mario Mash up

  164. Sheila Sloan
    7 May 2016
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    Mario and the Masticators

  165. Nikki Hayes
    7 May 2016
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    Mario Visits London – yeah, creativity really isn’t my thing 😀

  166. Sandra Jo Siddall
    7 May 2016
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    Mario & Harry Potter go to Hogwarts! ????

  167. EJ Dunn
    7 May 2016
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    Mario and the Smashing Mushrooms

  168. Heather Weir
    7 May 2016
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    Mario around the world in 80 days

  169. ailsa
    8 May 2016
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    Mario Danceoff

  170. sharon catterall
    8 May 2016
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    id call mine mario v angry birds,its about time someone got rid of those pests and mario is the man to do it

  171. Simon Tinsley
    8 May 2016
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    Super Funky Mario Deluxe Hyper Challenge 71!

  172. kim davies
    8 May 2016
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    moonwalking mario

  173. RandomRedRose
    8 May 2016
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    Mario’s Mystery Mountain Mayhem

  174. rebecca nisbet
    8 May 2016
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    Mario mania

  175. 8 May 2016
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    Mario and Peach’s Adventure

  176. Paul Wilson
    9 May 2016
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    Mario Plumbing.

  177. Phil O'neill
    9 May 2016
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    Mario does a pub Crawl 🙂

  178. Gemma Holland
    9 May 2016
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    Mario’s Underwater Air Machine

  179. Marie Nicklin
    9 May 2016
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    Mario’s Invictus Games

  180. Jayne Townson
    9 May 2016
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    Mario and the rainbow unicorns.

  181. Liz
    9 May 2016
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    Waluigi Kart 9

  182. Jeanette
    9 May 2016
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    My daughter suggested “Mario Kitty”!

  183. chris parham
    9 May 2016
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    mario macaroni maker

  184. Lesley Renshaw @nidgysmum
    10 May 2016
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    Mario vs the killer Mushrooms

  185. Guy Plater
    10 May 2016
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    ‘Its-a Me’

  186. Lisa Everaert
    10 May 2016
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    Wowser Bowser (after marios enemy Bowser).

  187. Candice East
    11 May 2016
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    Mario becomes Prince of the Toadstool’s

    I didn’t realize it was for UK only. If I do win…I will gladly pay shipping or donate it to my UK friend

  188. Victoria Thurgood
    11 May 2016
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    Super Mario escape from King Koopa’s dungeon

  189. 11 May 2016
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    Living in the Shadows: Luigi’s Story

  190. Niki Clifton
    11 May 2016
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    MEGA MUSHROOM MANIA 🙂 fab giveaway my kids would love this

    • Gillian Brewster
      13 May 2016
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      Super Mario’s star searching legend of the ultimate mushrooms

  191. Jayne Kelsall
    12 May 2016
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    Mario meets Minecraft, my kids wouldn’t stop playing as it combines two of there favourite games.x

  192. Iona Donnelly
    12 May 2016
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    Plants vs Zombie-Marios!

    How to make good games even better!

  193. Patricia Avery
    12 May 2016
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    Mario Mayhem 🙂

  194. Bobbyc
    13 May 2016
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    Mario in the UK

  195. Em hunt
    13 May 2016
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    Maid mario – the Call of luigi ????

  196. STACY SORRELL
    13 May 2016
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    Nintendo VS Marvel!!! – mini games with various Marvel/Mario characters

  197. Helen Metcalfe
    13 May 2016
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    Mario’s Pizza Quest

  198. John Myers
    13 May 2016
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    Mario Motion. Its a cross between a dance game and a platformer using motion controls

  199. Chris Fletcher
    13 May 2016
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    Mario Archaeology – a puzzle/adventure game just don’t uncover a koopa sarcophagus!

  200. Shalene Hodder
    13 May 2016
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    Mario Delivery. He has to deliver parcels in a time limit and all the items are fragile so he can’t get away with driving crazy 🙂

  201. pc1974
    13 May 2016
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    mario miracles

  202. 13 May 2016
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    Marios marvellously mental supermarket sweep

  203. Julie
    13 May 2016
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    Super Mario in Space!

  204. Pam Francis Gregory
    14 May 2016
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    Mario on the Nostromo

  205. Adelle Gow
    14 May 2016
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    Mario vs peach a game where they are against each other

  206. 14 May 2016
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    Mario and the Monsters of Mars

  207. Caroline Cordery
    15 May 2016
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    Mario and the Mermaids

  208. Katie Yates
    16 May 2016
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    Mario Unlimited! – Basically like one huge Mario level with mini levels down each pipe – Completable after reaching the very end, completing all mini levels and destroying Bowser and his little helpers – Mini achievments for number of goombas squished etc etc! Can be saved at any point throughout the game 🙂

  209. 16 May 2016
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    Mario’s Space Adventure

  210. Susan Peart
    16 May 2016
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    Mario at Rio 2016

  211. Rachel Butterworth
    16 May 2016
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    Mario vs Simon Cowell and the Reality Squad.

  212. Antonio S
    17 May 2016
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    Super Mario Atlantis

  213. Sheila Reeves
    17 May 2016
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    Marios Mushroom Mysteries – each land would would be a different type of mushroom and you would have to solve mental puzzles (like the Crystal Maze typ of thing) as well as the normal type of running/jumping feats

  214. Susan B
    17 May 2016
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    Mario and The Pigeon Posse.

  215. Rebecca Mercer
    17 May 2016
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    Mario marooned on mars

  216. Samantha O'D
    17 May 2016
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    Mario on the Moon

  217. Antonia Ngama
    17 May 2016
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    The legend of Mario!

  218. michaela atkins
    17 May 2016
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    Mario meets a monster

  219. Vicky Loveday
    17 May 2016
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    Mario buys a zoo

  220. Teresa Lee
    18 May 2016
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    Mario Goes Commando: The search for Luigi’s underpants

  221. 18 May 2016
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    I would call it Super Mario x The Legend of Zelda, it will be a cross over.

  222. 18 May 2016
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    Super Mario Universe, a sequel to galaxy 2, but it will be longer and take Mario to some familiar sights.

  223. Marion Weir
    18 May 2016
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    Plumbers of Fortune….. cleaning New York sewers of Bowser and his army. Repairing the sewage system on his way

  224. kayleigh white
    18 May 2016
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    Mario vs yoshi!

  225. Stephen Little
    18 May 2016
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    Mario v Superman

  226. lee wall
    18 May 2016
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    plumbers inc

  227. Sam Gregory
    18 May 2016
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    Mario does Dance Kart

  228. Claire Elizabeth Noke
    18 May 2016
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    Mario Magic

  229. Lady Sinclair
    19 May 2016
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    Roman Holiday

  230. Keri Jones
    19 May 2016
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    Mario and Luigi in The Land of the Dinosaurs. They go back in time to meet Yoshi’s ancestors and while they’re there have to defeat the first villain of all time Dr Rex Terrorsaur, mwahh haha haaa!

  231. Logan
    19 May 2016
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    Bowser-mania (new perspective on the game’s world)

  232. Linda Hill
    19 May 2016
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    Mario Goes Ape!

  233. marie powell
    19 May 2016
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    Back to the Future with Mario

  234. Laura Findlay
    19 May 2016
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    Mario strikes back!

  235. Lisa Wilkinson
    19 May 2016
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    Mario Mania

  236. Mark T
    19 May 2016
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    Mario Universe

  237. Alison Johnson
    19 May 2016
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    Mario on Safari

  238. 19 May 2016
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    Mario: Plumbing the Depths

    Or

    Flushed Away

  239. Robert Price
    20 May 2016
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    Dare You Try With Mario

  240. Matt Dickinson
    20 May 2016
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    Mario Boat – it’d be water based

  241. Emma Perry
    20 May 2016
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    Marios Magical Mystery Mountains

  242. Matt Allison
    20 May 2016
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    Jurassic Mario

  243. Michaela Campbell
    20 May 2016
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    Mini Mario – Mario as a child

  244. Sarah Wilson
    20 May 2016
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    Mario-go-go!

  245. Trevor Linvell
    20 May 2016
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    The force awakens in Mario

  246. Lauren Old
    20 May 2016
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    Mario and Luigi Take Miami!

  247. liz ferguson
    20 May 2016
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    Mario joins the navy

  248. Marie Carr
    20 May 2016
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    Mario and the ancient curiosities 😀

  249. Sheri Darby
    20 May 2016
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    Mario and Godzilla

  250. Kat Glynn
    20 May 2016
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    Mario in Space!

    It could be a mario kart type game whizzing round space in a rocket ship 🙂

  251. Jon Payne
    20 May 2016
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    super mario flying school

  252. NP
    20 May 2016
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    Mario surfing

  253. Jennifer Rhymer
    20 May 2016
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    Mario meets Crash Bandicoot would be fab!

  254. Jessica L
    21 May 2016
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    Lazy Mario Bros in Snoozeland

  255. Joanna Kasznicki
    21 May 2016
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    Revenge of Bowzer

  256. 21 May 2016
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    Mario goes down under
    meaning Australia!

  257. Thomas Perry
    21 May 2016
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    Super Mario’s Great Galaxy Quest: Attack of the Martian Koopas

  258. alice lightning
    21 May 2016
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    Mario goes bananas

  259. joanne casey
    21 May 2016
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    Space Mario

  260. Kim Neville
    21 May 2016
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    Super Mario theme park

  261. 21 May 2016
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    Mario & Luigi Cococabana 🙂

  262. LEE HARDY
    21 May 2016
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    Super Mario & the land of Zombies.

  263. Sue Carter
    21 May 2016
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    Hamster Mario, where everyone races around in hamster balls

  264. Vicky Robinson
    21 May 2016
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    Mario Kart World VR and it would involve real life scenery from major cities as I can’t wait for Virtual Reality games to become mainstream!

    Incidentally I’m a girly gamer and we all have 3DSs. I regularly take my kids to Nintendo Streetpass events and to other local groups where we meet up and play 3DS games, have fun and collect the Street pass puzzle pieces. Some of the groups have a Wii U so we play Super Smash Bros too. If you are interested, have a look in your area for any Nintendo Street pass groups you can join – a lot are on Facebook. I take my girls and boys as I got them all into gaming! The game I play most is Monster Hunter and there are a lot of Monster Hunter Groups in my area.

  265. David Price
    21 May 2016
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    Mario’s mad mad world

  266. Melanie Burton
    21 May 2016
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    I would call it Mario’s Mega Shark Attack

  267. adrian price
    21 May 2016
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    Cosmic Mario

  268. Kirsty Fox
    21 May 2016
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    Mario in the garden of Goomba’s

  269. Katie hardman
    21 May 2016
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    Marios mission of madness!

  270. Nicola Lang
    21 May 2016
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    Mario’s Magical Mystery

  271. sandy ralph
    21 May 2016
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    i would love one called fantasyland mario where he races around on unicorns and dragons and fairies etc

  272. Adam Smith
    21 May 2016
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    Mario’s Super Galactic Adventures

  273. Kate Knight
    21 May 2016
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    Mario Circus Games

  274. stephen smith
    21 May 2016
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    mario and the magic fluxpot

  275. Gemma Cook
    21 May 2016
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    Super Super Mario Adventure world!

  276. Bernadette Blundell
    21 May 2016
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    mario gets married

  277. Antonia Richardson
    21 May 2016
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    Mario vs memes

  278. Sarah beckett
    21 May 2016
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    Mario and rhe chocolate factory

  279. 21 May 2016
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    Mario Vs superhereos

  280. D Fairman
    21 May 2016
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    Mario Vs Zombies and Unicorns

  281. Sam McKean
    21 May 2016
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    Mario and the munchkins

  282. Oksana Fitzgerald
    21 May 2016
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    Mario Cumario

  283. 21 May 2016
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    Mario at the Ice Cream Parlour. No? Well, I was more a Sonic fan.

  284. Emma
    21 May 2016
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    Super Mario and the Mushroom King 😀

  285. Lisa Mcalley
    21 May 2016
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    My eldest special needs son (12) said Mario’s Miracle Mansion. My 9yr old son said Marvellous Mario. My 6yr old daughter said Mario and the Unicorn.

  286. claire sen
    21 May 2016
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    ‘Salon Mario’
    Where Mario takes up hairdressing, in ‘diner dash’ style, Mario must wash, cut and style as many people’s hair as possible while keeping them all happy with good service and good hair (my 5 year old daughter thinks this is the best idea in the world!) haha

  287. Lianne Christie
    21 May 2016
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    SUPER Mario Dance Bros

  288. Cathy O
    21 May 2016
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    Super Master Mario

  289. Beryl drake
    21 May 2016
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    Marios underwater seige

  290. Sarah Bennett
    21 May 2016
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    Mammoth Mario

  291. Paul von der Fecht
    21 May 2016
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    Mario Marvel Superheroes

  292. Rebecca Smith
    21 May 2016
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    Mario Theme Park

  293. Michelle Cheeseman
    21 May 2016
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    Super Mario Space Soccer! : )

  294. Lynn Hughes
    21 May 2016
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    Mario in Jurassic World

  295. Daphne Mueller
    21 May 2016
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    Marrisimo

  296. Teresa sheldon
    21 May 2016
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    Mario takes on the invictus games heroes

  297. Chirag Patel
    21 May 2016
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    Mario’s Lost Spanner

  298. ANNE BAXTER
    21 May 2016
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    Mario’s marvellous machine mash up.

  299. Laura Corrall
    21 May 2016
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    I asked my 4 nearly 5yr old, because I have no imagination ‘Splat mario – You like splat Bowser for making bad choices and stuff’ I think she meant a Splatoon version of Mario.

  300. 21 May 2016
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    GO GO Mario!

  301. 21 May 2016
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    Mario mudkarts

  302. Jane Louise Wright
    21 May 2016
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    Marios seaside adventure

  303. martin rowley
    21 May 2016
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    Mario in the land of The Walking Dead

  304. Jaelin Farrow
    21 May 2016
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    Mario and the Chamber of Secrets 😛

  305. tammi nutting
    21 May 2016
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    mario vs dragon keeper

  306. Barry Ranns
    21 May 2016
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    Mario and Wario Do The Isle of Man TT

  307. Adam Waddilove
    21 May 2016
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    Game of Mushrooms

  308. skianna
    21 May 2016
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    Mario and Luigi take on Brexit

  309. Pauline Black
    21 May 2016
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    Mario’s manic madhouse!

  310. Anna Brown
    21 May 2016
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    Mario Bro’s in da house

  311. Melissa Red
    21 May 2016
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    Mario Lost in Space.

  312. Natalie Gillham
    21 May 2016
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    Mario’s fairground adventures

  313. Lacey Langridge
    21 May 2016
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    mario and the amazing planets

  314. Michelle Stokes
    21 May 2016
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    Mario gets an apprentice

  315. Chantel L
    21 May 2016
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    Mario Blast from the Past – retro themed worlds!

  316. tricia cowell
    21 May 2016
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    Mario meets Moonface at the Faraway Tree

  317. 21 May 2016
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    Spanner time

  318. 21 May 2016
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    Mario doesn’t want to save the Princess

  319. 21 May 2016
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    Post Apocalyptic Mario World. Mario fights radioactive mutants and must learn to survive after the 3rd World War. Fallout meets Mario.

  320. Diana
    21 May 2016
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    Mario the shop assistant!

  321. Kirsty Ward
    21 May 2016
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    Mario Go Kart Style!!

  322. claire little
    21 May 2016
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    mario trekers (mario in space)

  323. Hazel Rea
    21 May 2016
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    Mario and the Parallel Universe

  324. Tracy Higgs
    21 May 2016
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    Mario bumper boating

  325. Alexander Beaven
    21 May 2016
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    Mario the invincible

  326. George Wright
    21 May 2016
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    Super Mario v Batmario

  327. Emma Sykes
    21 May 2016
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    Marios deep sea adventure’s

  328. Eva Appleby
    21 May 2016
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    Super Mario deep sea adventures

  329. Mario at the Chip Shop – on his lunch break gathering junk food

  330. Haryati M
    21 May 2016
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    Ninja Mario. it’s an obstacle course where instead of racing they compete to complete it.

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