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Keeping Up with the Koopas

Picture by Marhiin There isn’t a whole lot about Bowser’s family in the Mario series. Even his seven kids have been retconned into not really being his children, which raises the question as to where they come from. We never … Continue reading

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The Long Toad Home

All the extra stuff on the map screen in Super Mario Bros. 3 was pretty fascinating. There were mini-games, Hammer Bros. that walked around, airships that flew, hands that could grab you as you crossed a bridge, and treasure ships … Continue reading

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Wacky Worlds

The original Super Mario Bros. provided several different environments through which Mario (and sometimes Luigi) had to travel: largely flat worlds with trees and bushes in the background, underground caverns, water, cliffs with tops bigger than their bases, and castles … Continue reading

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More Mysterious Magic of the Mushroom World

It’s probably obvious that I haven’t been keeping up with the most recent video games. Back in the day, even though I wasn’t good at most games, I could at least watch someone else play. That’s not been so much … 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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Who’s the Miniboss?

They had New Super Mario Bros. 2 on display at Walmart, so I played it up through the first fortress, and already I noticed the focus on collecting coins. It makes it easy to get extra lives, but I can’t … Continue reading

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Bowser’s Bothersome Brood

What is there to say about Bowser’s offspring, the Koopalings, that hasn’t been said before? I could go on about their different portrayals in various media, but the Mario Wiki already covers that. If anyone really wants to discuss the … Continue reading

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