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Warping Through Continuity

While there is an official Zelda timelime, there still isn’t one for the Mario series, which makes sense as they don’t really focus on story. Fans certainly have tried to come up with one, however, and have made some clever … 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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A Whole Muu World

I’m sure most of you know that the American version of Super Mario Bros. 2 started out its life as a game called Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic, roughly translating to Dream Factory: Heart-Pounding Panic (the “doki doki” part being … Continue reading

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Fungal Footmen and Mushroom Minions

Since we just looked at Ozma’s castle staff, how about that of the Mushroom Kingdom? Well, the most famous member of that royal household is Toad. He and the other Toads you rescue in the original Super Mario Bros. are … Continue reading

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Wart’s Dream Team

Picture by Bernd/Dark Diddy Kong I’ve written about Wart, the main villain from Super Mario Bros. 2, a few times, including here and here. From what I’ve heard, although the original stars of Doki Doki Panic were essentially commercial mascots, … Continue reading

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Super Scario Bros.

Since I’m loosely following a Halloween theme with many of my posts this month, today I’m going to look at the spookier enemies in the Mario series. Perhaps the first qualifying being is the Phanto, a sort of animated theatrical … Continue reading

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Game Girls

(Picture by Kuroi Tsuki) I’m sure this topic has been addressed in many ways in many other forums, but I’m going to weigh in on it anyway. It’s the role of women in video games, particularly the earlier ones. Once … Continue reading

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