“Like” if you remember Nintendo Power. Yeah the magazine.
Alyse Knorr opens her delightful Super Mario Bros. 3 by posing three interrelated questions: “Why does everyone love this game so much? Why do I love it so much? Why was it so incredibly successful?”
Never underestimate the power of the mascot!
First, a word or two about who these books are for. For you, probably, if you’re taking the time to wonder about this at all. And, if you’re feeling generous, maybe for your brother or sister who used to play 8-bit Super Mario and Final Fantasy games with you at your old house growing up.
“Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.”
-H. G. Wells
Cut to 1986. Domino’s was red with the marinara sauce of war. They needed a general to command their army of drivers dedicated to delivering cheesy pies in 30 minutes or less. The mission? Sell more pizzas. Enter: The Noid.
“MAGE CAST” episode #017 – Go the Way of the Dinosaur Land – Yosh in the Shell, or: How I Learned to Love the Star Road Warrior”
I can show you a Super Mario World, shining, shimmering, splendid.