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The King Is a Drip!

It’s March 10, which means that it’s Mario (MAR10) Day, at least in this country. I guess elsewhere it’s Iomar Day. I write a lot about the Mario universe anyway, of course. I’m really not that good at the games, … 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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Never Steal a Used Carpet

Koopa Klaus – Christmas was almost a month ago, but here’s the Christmas episode of this show. I already wrote about this one twelve years ago, and I can’t say I can think of much to add. It is weird … Continue reading

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I’m Gonna Smash This City Flatter Than a Tofu Pancake!

Another week (well, more or less), another set of Super Mario Bros. Super Show episode reviews. Hooded Robin and His Mario Men – Mario and his entourage are in Sharewood Forest on their way to Sharewood Village for some reason, … Continue reading

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Grand Unified Marioverse Theory

I’m glad to know I’m not the only one interested in mapping the Mushroom World and riveting together a sense of continuity for the Mario games. Like Oz, the games show a whimsical world where the creators weren’t all that … 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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Nintendo in Book Form

I grew up in the heyday of Choose Your Own Adventure books, which allowed the reader to make choices from a list of options at certain junctures in the narrative. A lot of them led to death, because that was … Continue reading

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Final Fakery

The TV Tropes page on Urban Legends of Zelda (good name, by the way) had a link to this post from the alt.games.final-fantasy newsgroup, which brought back some memories. I read that group pretty regularly back when I started college, … 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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A Whole Muu World

I’m sure most of you know that the American version of Super Mario Bros. 2 started out its life as a game called Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic, roughly translating to Dream Factory: Heart-Pounding Panic (the “doki doki” part being … Continue reading

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