Nintendo to release first iPhone Mario game on Dec. 15

Nov 16, 2016

Nintendo to release first iPhone Mario game on Dec. 15

Nintendo Co. will release “Super Mario Run” worldwide for Apple Inc.’s iPhone and iPad on Dec. 15 in U.S. time zones, a highly anticipated launch that has a high bar for success after this summer’s “Pokemon Go” phenomenon. The game, the first mobile edition ...

Former Prime Minister Mori behind Abe's surprising Mario appearance

Aug 23, 2016

Former Prime Minister Mori behind Abe's surprising Mario appearance

The idea for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s surprising “Super Mario” appearance at the closing ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics came originally from former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori, now president of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics organizing committee. The behind-the-scenes story was disclosed by ...

H.K. fund to Nintendo: Let smartphones tap games

Feb 27, 2014

H.K. fund to Nintendo: Let smartphones tap games

Nintendo Co. is ignoring “compelling evidence” that “Super Mario” and its other video games would sell on smartphones and tablets, according to a Hong Kong hedge fund manager who urged the company to shift gears. Seth Fischer, chief investment officer of Oasis Management Co., ...

Bogus game apps new woe for Nintendo

Feb 23, 2014

Bogus game apps new woe for Nintendo

Nintendo Co. isn’t offering Super Mario games on smartphones. Other people are. A game called “Super Mario” has been available to download on Baidu Inc.’s 91 Wireless online application store in China and was available on Samsung Electronics Co.’s online China app store by ...