Super Mario: Join the Collective

Note: All images taken from Nintendo’s official site. Mario is about to celebrate his 35th anniversary, and with this momentous occasion comes news of his three-dimensional outings receiving remasters. Thus far, the only time Nintendo has done this for Mario was Super Mario 64 DS, which added some mini-games and playable characters while also showcasingContinue reading “Super Mario: Join the Collective”

Fictochat: The Byleth Issue

Lord Mikenificent: Hello, I’m Lord Mikenificent Randall Malus: And I’m Randall Malus. We’re here today to talk about the 5th Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter’s Pass DLC character. LM: Earlier today, Sakurai manged to make a lot of ripples with his announcement and not the good kind of ripples like a flower petal lighting gentlyContinue reading “Fictochat: The Byleth Issue”

The Most Terrifying Monster in Super Mario Brothers 2

This article originally ran on April 3, 2018 on Mike Podgor’s Monsters of Multimedia. The second installment of the Super Mario Brothers series is an odd duck since it started life as an unrelated game called Doki Doki Panic. It was reskinned when Japan’s Super Mario Brothers sequel was deemed too difficult for American audiences andContinue reading “The Most Terrifying Monster in Super Mario Brothers 2”

Ranking the Enemies of “Super Mario Brothers”

This article originally ran on January 29, 2018 on Mike Podgor’s Monsters of Multimedia. Today’s subject: Super Mario Brothers, originally developed and available for the Famicom and Nintendo Entertainment System in 1985. Autobiographically, this is also the year I was released, albeit almost a full five months earlier than Super Mario Brothers. It is alsoContinue reading “Ranking the Enemies of “Super Mario Brothers””