Mario Karticle: On Coins

Mario Kart has been through its fair share of changes, be it in the naming trend, the available characters, or even the things your karts can do! However, the release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has only deepened my curiosity as to what lies in store for Mario Kart 9 when it finally shows up… IF it’s even called that. Continue reading “Mario Karticle: On Coins”

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Mario’s Picross

Mario’s Picross is a puzzle game for the Game Boy. It revolves around the picross form of logic puzzles, also known as nonograms. While there is a tutorial section in the game to teach you how to play, I’ll do my best to explain what these kinds of puzzles are in general which will help you for future picross games you may encounter. Continue reading “Mario’s Picross”

New Super Mario Bros.

New Super Mario Bros. is a side-scrolling platformer for the Nintendo DS. The Super Mario Bros. series hadn’t seen much in the way of truly new games in quite some time, with their last major installment being Super Mario World on the SNES and not in name since Super Mario Bros. 3 for the NES. So it was high time the brothers jumped back in action. Thus, New Super Mario Bros. was made. It may seem a bit tired now, but let’s take a look back at the one that started this retro revival of mustachioed masters. Continue reading “New Super Mario Bros.”

Super Mario World

Super Mario World is a 2D platformer for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It is the follow-up to Super Mario Bros 3 and is the first of the Super Mario World series. Bowser is up to his old tricks once again of kidnapping the princess. This time he keeps her locked up in a castle on Dinosaur Island, where he has also imprisoned many of the inhabitants, the Yoshis, inside of eggs. Apparently they don’t just hatch from them… but… okay, whatever. It’s up to Mario and Luigi to save the day. Continue reading “Super Mario World”

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins is a 2D platformer for the Game Boy. It is an entry in the Mario series as well as the sequel to Super Mario Land which is also on the Game Boy. The basic story is that during the events of Super Mario Land, Wario has taken over Mario’s castle. The door to the castle is locked and can only be opened by inserting six golden coins into it. To obtain these coins, Mario must travel to various themed zones, complete the levels, and defeat the six major bosses of the game. With the six golden coins in hand, Mario must storm the castle and reclaim what is his. Continue reading “Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins”