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Mario’s Early Enemies

Do video games not come with manuals anymore? I know some of them have links to online manuals, but that isn’t exactly the same, even if they’re more convenient. I miss looking at the brief descriptions of various enemies. Still, … 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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Turtle Power, of the Magic Variety

If you remember the instruction booklet for the original Super Mario Bros., you may recall that the Koopa tribe was “famous for their black magic,” and Bowser identified as a “sorcerer king.” Not that any of the Koopas really used … 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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Evil Koopa and His Troopas

A significant part of Bowser’s army in the Super Mario games is made up of Koopa Troopas and the flying Koopa Paratroopas. As I’m sure you all know, they’re turtles. Well, tortoises, technically, since they live on land. Have there … Continue reading

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Don’t Hammer Me, Bro!

If you haven’t gotten sick of my posts on Mario enemies yet, maybe you will once you’ve read this entry about the Hammer Brothers, or “Hammer Bros.” as the games call them. For some reason, “Brothers” is pretty much always … Continue reading

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Doom and Goombas

Picture by The Lonely Goomba After covering the Slimes from Dragon Quest last week, I thought it would be appropriate now to look at the comparable really easy and really numerous type of enemy in the Mario games, the Goomba. … Continue reading

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