Tag Archives: subcon

A Whole Muu World

I’m sure most of you know that the American version of Super Mario Bros. 2 started out its life as a game called Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic, roughly translating to Dream Factory: Heart-Pounding Panic (the “doki doki” part being … Continue reading

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Return of the Subcon King

It’s strange how I can search for information on a twenty-four-year-old game and still find new stuff. In this case, it’s the existence of a game called BS Super Mario USA Power Challenge, which as you can probably guess from … Continue reading

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That Was Just a Dream

Since Super Mario Bros. 2 takes place in a dream world, perhaps there’s something in the fact that Mario and his companions begin the adventure by falling down a dark, vertical passage, like Alice in the rabbit hole. You could … Continue reading

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‘Tis Terribly Odd in the Land of Nod

As a follow-up to my post on the Kingdom of Dreams near Oz, I feel I should mention some other examples of dream countries in other series. These places are often surreal and disturbing, and things are subject to change … Continue reading

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