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Never Poke a Podoboo

If you were the kind of person who immediately threw away your video game instruction booklets, I would say you missed out. Then again, maybe you only did if you’re someone like me who finds researching games a lot less … Continue reading

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Who Put the Thwomp in the Thwomp-Ba-Domp-Ba-Domp?

Moving on down the list of Mario enemies (well, figuratively speaking, anyway; I’m not actually working from a list, and I’m not sure how many more I’ll write posts about), we come to the Thwomps, giant stone blocks with faces … Continue reading

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Things to Do in Japan When You’re Dead

For my next post on the afterlife, we turn eastward. Well, eastward from where I am, anyway; I guess I don’t know where you are when you’re reading this. The idea of ancestor worship is one that has shown up … Continue reading

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Doom and Goombas

Picture by The Lonely Goomba After covering the Slimes from Dragon Quest last week, I thought it would be appropriate now to look at the comparable really easy and really numerous type of enemy in the Mario games, the Goomba. … Continue reading

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