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Super Mario Apocrypha

Nintendo kind of seems to be steering away from Mario-related media as of late, as least in North America. I’ve heard that Archie Comics wanted to do a Mario title, but couldn’t get permission. In my younger days, however, there … Continue reading

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Nintendo in Book Form

I grew up in the heyday of Choose Your Own Adventure books, which allowed the reader to make choices from a list of options at certain junctures in the narrative. A lot of them led to death, because that was … Continue reading

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Luma Park

I haven’t actually played Super Mario Galaxy, and when I saw Tavie play a little bit of it, it looked complicated. I guess it’s just that I’m old-fashioned, and used to seeing Mario in only two dimensions. Nevertheless, I can’t … Continue reading

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The Single Dads’ Club

When I wrote about Princess Peach’s father, I noted that it’s pretty common in fiction for kings to have young, strong-willed daughters who are only children, and for the mother to be nowhere in sight. Rebecca pointed out that a … 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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Koopariffic Comics

I don’t own any issues of the old Nintendo Comics System, but I used to read them at the store. In retrospect, maybe I should have bought some, because now they’re hard to find. Some of the stories have been … 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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