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Super Mario Apocrypha

Nintendo kind of seems to be steering away from Mario-related media as of late, as least in North America. I’ve heard that Archie Comics wanted to do a Mario title, but couldn’t get permission. In my younger days, however, there … Continue reading

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Wacky Worlds

The original Super Mario Bros. provided several different environments through which Mario (and sometimes Luigi) had to travel: largely flat worlds with trees and bushes in the background, underground caverns, water, cliffs with tops bigger than their bases, and castles … Continue reading

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Nintendo in Book Form

I grew up in the heyday of Choose Your Own Adventure books, which allowed the reader to make choices from a list of options at certain junctures in the narrative. A lot of them led to death, because that was … Continue reading

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The Kidnap Kid

Video game villains rarely have very developed motivations, although when a series uses a villain over and over you get some more sense of what makes them tick. Bowser Koopa, while hardly the most threatening bad guy in the video … Continue reading

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Princess Peach Plays Politics

When looking for information on Mushroom World geography, I came across this post on the extent of the Princess’ power. We see quite a few rulers throughout the games: Princess Daisy, Queen Bean, King Fret of Jewelry Land (the setting … 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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Moshi-Moshi to Yoshi

One of the best-loved characters in the Mario series is Yoshi, Mario’s dinosaur sidekick. The thing is, Yoshi really has some weird traits, and I’m not just talking about his habit of wearing sneakers. Since these sneakers are immune to … Continue reading

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