Super Mario’s 35th Anniversary, Part 3: Keeping the History

As the flagship franchise and the face of the company, Nintendo is familiar with doing compilations and homages to our plumber friend's history -- we received a Wii port of the SNES Super Mario All-Stars for the 25th anniversary and Super Mario Maker for the 30th anniversary. It's a fairly-well documented series. There are dozens … Continue reading Super Mario’s 35th Anniversary, Part 3: Keeping the History

Super Mario’s 35th Anniversary, Part 2: Carrying the Torch

After the collect-a-thon craze died down from N64/PS1 era and open-world games took a left turn in the GameCube/PS2 era, Nintendo decided to leave Sandbox Mario alone for a bit. They narrowed down the scope of the worlds and focused on the Platforming aspect of a 3D Platformer. As much as I missed Sandbox Mario … Continue reading Super Mario’s 35th Anniversary, Part 2: Carrying the Torch

Super Mario’s 35th Anniversary, Part 1: Building a Sandbox

As I write the next few posts, I imagine I'm crafting a luxurious anniversary cake for Mario with my words. I'm taking on the role of Princess Peach in thanking Mario (and by extension, Nintendo) for giving me and many others so much joy through Mario's games. Thank you, Nintendo, and thank you, Mario! You … Continue reading Super Mario’s 35th Anniversary, Part 1: Building a Sandbox