Tag Archives: nintendo

A Portable Port of a Prequel

I finished the Game Boy Color version of Dragon Warrior III last week, so I might as well say a bit about it. You probably already know this, but the series was always Dragon Quest in Japan, but became Dragon … Continue reading

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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 Brothers Are History!

We all know that the format of the original Super Mario Bros., now thirty years old, influenced a lot of other games. Most of them are different enough to do their own thing, but not so much in the case … Continue reading

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Holy Ghost in the Machine

It’s a well-known fact that, back in the earlier days of Nintendo, they censored a lot of religious references in the English translations of games. It’s stated here that their policy was to exclude “symbols that are related to any … Continue reading

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Breaking the Blocks on Nintendo’s Secrets

Have you heard the news? Yes, apparently Yoshi‘s full name is T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas, at least according to a 1993 Nintendo character guide. Admittedly, it’s a little confusing, because that might be his scientific name instead of his personal name. … Continue reading

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I See Your Shiver with Antici…pation

Beth introduced me to the Nintendo game Anticipation, which was first released in 1988. Billed as “Nintendo’s first video board game,” it isn’t the first board game to be converted in computerized form, but it has the distinction of never … Continue reading

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Zapper Happy

Since I’ve been discussing ray guns in my last few posts and I haven’t done a video game post in a while, I thought guns used in video games might be an interesting topic. I’m sure anyone who grew up … Continue reading

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