News | First Super Mario Movie Trailer Released

Nintendo has released the first trailer of the upcoming Super Mario animated movie

The company showed the trailer during a special Direct broadcast last night. The trailer features villain Bowser, who is voiced by Jack Black. Mario’s voice can also be heard for the first time, Chris Pratt provides his voice.

Seth Rogen also voices Donkey Kong, Anna Taylor-Joy (Queen’s Gambit) to Princess Peach and Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) to Luigi. Keegan-Michael Key provides the voice of Toad, Kevin Michael Richardson the voice of Kamek, Fred Armisen the voice of Cranky Kong and Sebastian Maniscalco the voice of Spike.

The film is made by Illumination, the company behind the Minions film. The Super Mario film can be seen in American cinemas from April 7, while it will be screened in Japan from April 28. There is not yet an exact release date for the Netherlands.


News | Mario Kart Tour has been downloaded 90 million times in one week

The Mario Kart Tour mobile game has been downloaded 90.1 million times in one week. Although nothing is yet known about the revenues

It’s therefore the most successful Nintendo game for smartphones ever. The mobile Nintendo games with the second most successful first week is Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp with 14.3 million downloads. Pok√©mon Go was installed 38.5 million times in the first week, but is only part of Nintendo itself.

Mario Kart Tour can be downloaded for free on iOS and Android. Nintendo only earns money when players make purchases in the app, and nothing is known about it yet. For example, players can purchase a Gold Pass of 5.49 euros per month.

The karts in Mario Kart Tour drive automatically and can then be controlled by swiping in one direction on the screen. All playable characters in the game have their own special item, which can be used during the race.

In myreview I describe Mario Kart Tour as a pretty shameless gacha game that uses the goodwill of the last 25 years Mario Kart to knock your wallet empty. Read the full review here.