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Mean Old Mario

This Cracked article repeats a story I’ve heard elsewhere, about how Donkey Kong kidnapped Mario’s girlfriend because the plumber abused him. It credits “the manual” for this information, but it doesn’t say which one (the game was ported to a … 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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Old Plumbers Never Die

So, how old is Mario supposed to be? His first starring role was in Donkey Kong in 1981, but he still looks pretty much the same now, other than being in higher definition. Mind you, his hair and mustache are … Continue reading

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Mario in Love

I recently came across an issue of Nintendo Power (kind of hard to believe they still publish that after all these years) in the break room at work, and it had an article about famous video game couples. Of course, … Continue reading

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Silver Mushroom Anniversary

Today is the twenty-fifth anniversary of Super Mario Bros., which some people have reported as “Mario’s birthday.” Mario himself had appeared in Donkey Kong four years previously, though, so I wouldn’t say that’s accurate. Besides, I’ve never been all that … 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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