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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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The E-Turtle Struggle

Bowser is one of the most famous villains in video games, and a favorite character of mine. Mario and Luigi first face him in the original Super Mario Bros., and they’ve gone on to battle many more times. Here’s a … 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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Turtle Power, of the Magic Variety

If you remember the instruction booklet for the original Super Mario Bros., you may recall that the Koopa tribe was “famous for their black magic,” and Bowser identified as a “sorcerer king.” Not that any of the Koopas really used … Continue reading

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Fungal Footmen and Mushroom Minions

Since we just looked at Ozma’s castle staff, how about that of the Mushroom Kingdom? Well, the most famous member of that royal household is Toad. He and the other Toads you rescue in the original Super Mario Bros. are … Continue reading

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Mario vs. Mollusk

One of my fellow bloggers, Calvin of the Canadian Cave of Cool, has an interest in fighting against the Cephalopod Menace. He’d be glad to know that the most famous plumber in the video game world is contributing to this … Continue reading

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