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Conquer Yourself

My wife has been playing Kid Icarus: Uprising, and there’s a character in it called Dark Pit. A little bit of research reveals that there’s also a Dark Samus and a Dark Link, or rather several Dark Links and Shadow … Continue reading

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Kiss a King

I’ve looked at a few of the Mario stories from the Nintendo Comics System, and I thought I might as well throw a few more reviews into the mix. While my previous reviews were just of stories I’d read recently, … 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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Shootouts and Dance-Offs

Since I guess it’s just something I do now, I looked up playthroughs of a few video games I haven’t played and probably never will, because I’m interested in the mythology of the series. The first one, Yoshi’s Safari, was … Continue reading

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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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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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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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FamiCom Families

You might well know by now that I’m fascinated by the idea of video games as modern-day fairy tales, and as in fairy tales, game protagonists often don’t know their parents. Sometimes they’re explicitly identified as orphans, as with the … 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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