Tag Archives: birdo

Birdo Is the Wordo

Birdo, one of the Super Mario Bros. 2 mini-bosses, comes up online every once in a while. Drew Mackie, for instance, has addressed the character a few times. The fascination with the monster is largely due to his/her being transsexual. … Continue reading

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That Was Just a Dream

Since Super Mario Bros. 2 takes place in a dream world, perhaps there’s something in the fact that Mario and his companions begin the adventure by falling down a dark, vertical passage, like Alice in the rabbit hole. You could … Continue reading

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Never Poke a Podoboo

If you were the kind of person who immediately threw away your video game instruction booklets, I would say you missed out. Then again, maybe you only did if you’re someone like me who finds researching games a lot less … Continue reading

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Born to Hunt Dinosaurs

Since Super Mario World took place in a country called Dinosaur Land, there obviously had to be some dinosaurs there. Oddly, though, there really aren’t that many different species to be found. Aside from the Yoshis, the two main types … Continue reading

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Hi-Ho, Ostro!

Since I’ve already covered the avian steeds of the Final Fantasy world(s), I think doing the same for the Mushroom World wouldn’t be a bad idea. There’s not quite as much to say here, though. Super Mario Bros. 2 introduces … Continue reading

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