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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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How About Those Metroids?

This page at the Metroid Database features scans of many different Metroid-related comics, including English translations of some manga that never received official release outside Japan. The 2002 Metroid Manga tells the story of how Ridley killed Samus Aran‘s parents, … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Warty!

I’m sure I’ve written about Battletoads before, probably in relation to its difficulty level. It’s not a long game, but it’s hard, particularly when you’re stuck piloting one of its several vehicles. It was really quite innovative, providing multiple modes … Continue reading

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The Darlings of Slumberland

With the new Little Nemo comic series by Eric Shanower, Gabriel Rodriguez, and Nelson Daniel now in its third issue, I thought checking out the history of this franchise might not be amiss. I believe I first heard of Little … Continue reading

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Let’s Be Fair to Fairies

Fairies in the Zelda series are largely of the English variety of tiny people with wings and magical powers, but there are exceptions. The Great Fairies in Ocarina of Time can fly without wings and look kind of like drag … 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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Warp Whistling in the Dark

When Super Mario Bros. 3 came out, it was apparently known that there were three magic whistles that allowed you to skip to another world before anybody knew where they were. I have to wonder if anybody ever found one … Continue reading

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