Category Archives: Kid Icarus

Video World Tour

I recently came across this old Metroid discussion forum topic about the location in Captain N actually CALLED “Metroid.” Within the game, a Metroid is an organism, not a place. Their home world is the planet SR-388. Captain N tended … Continue reading

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Sprite Size Matters

It can be difficult to determine the real-life sizes of video game characters, or cartoon characters for that matter, especially when there aren’t very many points of comparison. Sprite size isn’t even always that useful, especially in earlier games. The … Continue reading

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There Goes Salesman, and He’s Sailing High Again

As the holiday season is upon us (retailers can’t even wait for Thanksgiving to end anymore), I thought it might be appropriate to provide a tribute of sorts to the salesmen of the video game world. These merchants often have … Continue reading

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O Captain N, My Captain N

Back in the early nineties, Valiant released a series of comic books based on Nintendo games. While the Mario ones were the most interesting to me, there were also Captain N comics. Unfortunately, Valiant only had the rights to use … Continue reading

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The Name’s Mario. MARIO Mario.

In the earlier days of my Mario fandom, I’d occasionally hear someone suggest that the references to “Mario Bros.” mean “Mario” is their last name. I never bought into that at the time; there’s really no reason they couldn’t have … Continue reading

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Recruitment Problems for the League of Darkness

We now follow up a post on the history of Islam with one on a Saturday morning cartoon show from the early nineties. This blog sure is wacky, huh? {g} We’re told that, in Captain N, Mother Brain basically has … Continue reading

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Nintendo’s Mythtakes

Anyone who’s familiar with the game Kid Icarus probably realizes that a lot of the character names are based on Greek mythology. How well do these characters actually conform to their portrayals in mythology, though? In most cases, not so … Continue reading

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