Interactive Mario Demo at Nintendo World

Remember at this past E3, where there was an interactive demo of a well-animated Mario that people had conversations with? Well it’s back, now at the Nintendo World Store. There’s a huge TV near the entrance that’s held up by a cabinet; this is his portal. You can have actual convos with him in real time, and it aint no great AI, either– Charles Martinet (voice of the Mushroom Kingdom) is actually on the other end, communicating with you over the net. You can say pretty much whatever you want to the guy, and he talks back in his Mario (or Wario, switches between the 2) voice. Martinet also controls the animations his avatars make.

Mario will be there available to talk to people Tuesday through Sunday, from 12pm-2pm, for all of December. Anyone in the vicinity of Manhattan, go get your Revolution questions answered, wish him a belated birthday, and ask him why those mushrooms aren’t so slimming…

[Thanks Silent K]


  1. Man that’s cool.
    But what happens if the guy needs a bathroom break?

  2. I guess he lets you know.

  3. Hehehe..


    Mario lately you dont use mushrooms as much, and dont use fire as much. How much therapy did it take to get you off shrooms and to stop being a pyro

    I wonder how he would answer 😉

  4. It’s from 12PM (Noon) to 2PM.

    And I must add that it’s absolutely hillarious to watch.

    Mario/ Charles was responding to noise that he could hear from the street outside the store to funny-as-all-hell results.

    The switching to Wario on the fly is even better. Totally worth checking out.

    Plus the store has a plentiful supply of the Mario DDR game…$$$!!!

  5. Fixed.

    K i might drop by on u down there at some point.

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