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Super Mario Apocrypha

Nintendo kind of seems to be steering away from Mario-related media as of late, as least in North America. I’ve heard that Archie Comics wanted to do a Mario title, but couldn’t get permission. In my younger days, however, there … Continue reading

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Expanding Game Worlds

I’ve long had somewhat of an affinity for media based on video games, even though most of them aren’t really that good. I grew up on the Super Mario Bros. cartoons and Choose Your Own Adventure style books, and read … 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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Jugem Jugem Jugem Paipo

I’ve mentioned before that the original Japanese name for the Super Mario enemy Lakitu was Jugem, but I didn’t realize the significance to it. Apparently it comes from a traditional Japanese folk tale, in which parents give their baby an … Continue reading

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The Toadette Principle

The Smurfette Principle is basically a reference to franchises where being male is the default, and there are very few (often only one) female characters. This character usually has stereotypical feminine accessories, and has a personality mostly consisting simply of … Continue reading

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Romance of the Mushroom Kingdom

Thanks to Drew’s comments on a 1986 anime based on Super Mario Bros., I decided to watch it myself. Super Mario Bros.: Pīchi-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen!, known in English as The Great Mission to Rescue Princess Peach, is not that … Continue reading

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