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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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When the Plumbing Gets Tough, the Tough Get Plumbing

Here are sore Super Mario Bros. Super Show reviews, and I have to say this set of episodes was largely lackluster even for this show, although there’s one pretty significant episode in the mix. Quest for Pizza – Mario and … Continue reading

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Y’All Get Hit with the Boom Boom

I’ve been collecting stuffed characters from the Mario series, and for Christmas Beth gave me Pom Pom, whom she said was her equivalent. Neither of us are that familiar with any of the games in which the character appears, though. … 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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Kondo’s Kompositions

As with other aspects of video games, the music used in them has become much more complex and intricate. Game music has also become more generally mainstream. I’ve been to pretty packed concerts of both Zelda and Final Fantasy music … Continue reading

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Why Toads Don’t Travel

A GamesRadar article from two years ago proposes simple solutions to video games. For the two-dimensional Mario games, its advice is to just go around the bad stuff. Of course, that could apply to pretty much any 2-D game, and … 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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Luma Park

I haven’t actually played Super Mario Galaxy, and when I saw Tavie play a little bit of it, it looked complicated. I guess it’s just that I’m old-fashioned, and used to seeing Mario in only two dimensions. Nevertheless, I can’t … Continue reading

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Peachy Keen

Apparently August was National Princess Peach Month, and I didn’t even know about it! Well, I think it actually might have just been a joke on the fact that it was National Peach Month, as in the fruit. Picture by … Continue reading

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