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Drainpipes and Dragons

Dragons are a mainstay of fantasy fiction, and of course have appeared in a number of video games. Even Metroid has them, and that series is more science fiction than fantasy. Dragons in the Super Mario universe in particular are … Continue reading

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Folded Follies

Paper Mario: The Origami King – When this first came out, there was a lot of talk about how it wasn’t being billed as a role-playing game. As with its two predecessors, you don’t get experience points from fighting battles, … Continue reading

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Stand in the Place Where You Live

The Stand, by Stephen King – This was a long book, even more so since I read the unabridged edition, but I don’t know that I’ll have a long review for it. I did like it, and it’s pretty timely since … Continue reading

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Yikes, Spikes!

I thought it might be worth looking at the Mario enemies known as Spikes, since they seem to be rather prominent nowadays. I’ve even seen them as stuffed animals at the Nintendo store in Manhattan, although I don’t have one … Continue reading

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May the Pasta Be with You

Raiders of the Lost Mushroom – The Indiana Jones parody is infamous in that the character Indiana Joe doesn’t have a face. The story writer Perry Martin tells is that he originally intended Joe to be a caricature of Harrison … Continue reading

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Sticker Fun

I finished Paper Mario: Sticker Star last weekend, and I’m only just writing about it now. It’s fairly slight, especially for a role-playing game, but still pretty fun. I wrote earlier about how you can only make moves by using … Continue reading

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Kiss a King

I’ve looked at a few of the Mario stories from the Nintendo Comics System, and I thought I might as well throw a few more reviews into the mix. While my previous reviews were just of stories I’d read recently, … Continue reading

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Sticking It to Bowser

I’ve been playing Paper Mario: Sticker Star for over a week now. This one seems not to be all that popular among fans, for several reasons. This is the fourth game in the Paper Mario series, and the first for a … Continue reading

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Koopas Behind the Curtain

This article I read this week discusses the idea of Mario and company being essentially actors in different scenarios, as per a comment from Shigeru Miyamoto comparing them to the cast of Popeye cartoons. It obviously addresses Super Mario Bros. … Continue reading

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Join the Odyssey and See the World

I haven’t played Super Mario Odyssey, and I’m sure I’d be terrible at it if I did. There’s a reason I mostly stick to turn-based role-playing. I am, however, quite interested in keeping abreast of new Mario developments and how … Continue reading

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