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Warping Through Continuity

While there is an official Zelda timelime, there still isn’t one for the Mario series, which makes sense as they don’t really focus on story. Fans certainly have tried to come up with one, however, and have made some clever … Continue reading

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Mario’s Early Enemies

Do video games not come with manuals anymore? I know some of them have links to online manuals, but that isn’t exactly the same, even if they’re more convenient. I miss looking at the brief descriptions of various enemies. Still, … Continue reading

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Wacky Worlds

The original Super Mario Bros. provided several different environments through which Mario (and sometimes Luigi) had to travel: largely flat worlds with trees and bushes in the background, underground caverns, water, cliffs with tops bigger than their bases, and castles … 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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Vehicular Mario

I’ve been thinking of writing a post about vehicles in the Mario games, but I soon came to the conclusion it was difficult to determine exactly what counted. If you wanted to, you could technically count anything from the moving … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Spaceman

In Mario’s first adventure for the Game Boy, Super Mario Land, the plumber finds himself in a different kingdom, fighting a different villain to rescue a different princess. The bad guy this time is Tatanga, an alien from an unknown … Continue reading

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Preemptive Wario

Since the evil twin concept is common in video games, perhaps it was only a matter of time before one was introduced for Mario. The thing is, Wario isn’t actually Mario’s twin or doppelganger, and the two of them are … Continue reading

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