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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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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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Romance of the Mushroom Kingdom

Thanks to Drew’s comments on a 1986 anime based on Super Mario Bros., I decided to watch it myself. Super Mario Bros.: Pīchi-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen!, known in English as The Great Mission to Rescue Princess Peach, is not that … 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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Wii Fat

When Dueling Analogs featured this comic, they pointed out how weird it is when Mario is in running competitions with Sonic the Hedgehog. It’s the fastest thing alive against an overweight Italian plumber. Shigeru Miyamoto once commented on why Mario … 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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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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