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Koopas in the Kosmos

Picture by Nathan Johnson I can’t say I’m that familiar with the Super Mario Galaxy games. I remember watching a friend play the first one, and it looked pretty complicated, even toward the beginning when it was still kind of … Continue reading

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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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Make Room for Mushrooms

In my last post, I discussed mushroom people, mostly in Oz but touching on other media as well. In video games, the main example is obviously the Super Mario series, which takes place in the Mushroom World. The people with … Continue reading

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Plumber vs. Plant

Picture by Ribera The fact that there are plants that eat animals has certainly captured the popular imagination, including the world of video games. Many games contain carnivorous plants, but the most famous are almost certainly the Piranha Plants from … Continue reading

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Meet the Beetles

I remember the description for Buzzy Beetle in the original Super Mario Bros. instruction booklet: “Quite the toughy, fireballs don’t even phase him.” They don’t work on Bullet Bills either, but for the most part, a fireproof enemy was a … Continue reading

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Unreasonable Answers to Reasonable Questions

This post from Drew offers an interesting series of questions that a rational person should have upon playing Super Mario Bros. While I’m sure the questions are rhetorical, I’m going to take a stab at them anyway. Wait, why do … Continue reading

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Who Put the Thwomp in the Thwomp-Ba-Domp-Ba-Domp?

Moving on down the list of Mario enemies (well, figuratively speaking, anyway; I’m not actually working from a list, and I’m not sure how many more I’ll write posts about), we come to the Thwomps, giant stone blocks with faces … Continue reading

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