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Grand Unified Marioverse Theory

I’m glad to know I’m not the only one interested in mapping the Mushroom World and riveting together a sense of continuity for the Mario games. Like Oz, the games show a whimsical world where the creators weren’t all that … Continue reading

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Hyrule Tech

For the most part, the Zelda series is set in a quasi-medieval world, the traditional setting of sword-and-sorcery fantasy. There are kings and princesses living in stone castles, and Link fights with swords and rides a horse. There are some … Continue reading

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Is Your World-Building Up to Code?

While I generally find the results to be the really interesting part, I also find how fictional worlds are created to be quite intriguing. J.R.R. Tolkien is often held up as an author whose fantasy works take place in a … Continue reading

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Video World Tour

I recently came across this old Metroid discussion forum topic about the location in Captain N actually CALLED “Metroid.” Within the game, a Metroid is an organism, not a place. Their home world is the planet SR-388. Captain N tended … Continue reading

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Holy Ghost in the Machine

It’s a well-known fact that, back in the earlier days of Nintendo, they censored a lot of religious references in the English translations of games. It’s stated here that their policy was to exclude “symbols that are related to any … Continue reading

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The Fishiest People

Picture by Kristina Callahan While the original Legend of Zelda gives the impression that Hyrule is inhabited entirely by monsters and people living in caves who want to con you out of your money, later games introduce more friendly faces, … Continue reading

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Excuse Me, Princess!

I’ve written a bit about DiC’s Legend of Zelda cartoon before, but now I’ve finished watching the DVD set, so I suppose it’s time to return to it. It was actually part of the Super Mario Bros. Super Show, with … Continue reading

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A Different Video World

I just recently found out about the Game Theory videos on YouTube. They’re somewhat tongue-in-cheek, but with a definite sense of wanting to teach something and explore how the world of video games works, which is pretty similar to what … Continue reading

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Comics from Calatia

In addition to the Mario and Captain N comics, Valiant’s Nintendo Comics System also included a Zelda series. Like the others, it was influenced by the DiC cartoons, which means we get a lot of Link hitting on Zelda, but … Continue reading

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Hello from Hyrule

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia – This book on the Zelda series is quite attractive, but does its content stack up? Well, let’s take a look. To begin with, the volume is divided into four parts. The first is … Continue reading

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