Category Archives: Mario

#397 – Mario’s Time Machine

  Mario blissfully ignores Abraham Lincoln’s cries to turn the time machine around and pretend this game never existed.                                                            Ugh. They couldn’t even get the original Mario Bros. layout correct.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Software Toolworks DEVELOPER: Radical Entertainment GENRE: Edutainment RELEASE DATE: June 1994   Less than a year after Mario’s … Continue reading #397 – Mario’s Time Machine

#396 – Mario is Missing

                                            This cover makes Luigi look like an absolute idiot. HE’S RIGHT BEHIND YOU!                                               Excuse me, officer? I’d like to report a missing person – officer? OFFICER?!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Software Toolworks DEVELOPER: Radical Entertainment GENRE: Edutainment/Adventure RELEASE DATE: July 1993   Mario is missing, alright, along with the typical … Continue reading #396 – Mario is Missing

#395 – Mario Bros.

  I still don’t understand Nintendo of America’s need to replace the original goofy Mario Bros. Mario with the Super Mario Bros. Mario sprite. Continuity, sure, but it’s cooler to see how the character evolved.                                                                                                         This is more like it. Ah, sweet Famicom covers.                                                                                                                                          When sewers strike back…   … Continue reading #395 – Mario Bros.

#182 – Donkey Kong

  It’s  lame that Nintendo put an image of Mario circa Mario Bros. 1, as opposed to the original Jumpman image featured below. Other than that, it’s classic black-box, baby.                                                                                                                   My favorite level.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: June 1986   I don’t know if … Continue reading #182 – Donkey Kong