Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is Classic Nintendo Fun

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a puzzle platformer developed and published by Nintendo. The game arose from the Captain Toad levels in Super Mario 3D World. It originally released on the Wii U in December 2014. Later Nintendo ported the game to both the Nintendo Switch and the 3DS in July of 2018. MRSB is … Continue reading Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is Classic Nintendo Fun

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury = Very Catisfying Platforming

Super Mario 3D World is a 3D Platformer developed and published by Nintendo. It was released on the Wii U in 2013. Bowser's Fury is an expansion / side game developed exclusively for the Switch version. The Switch port was released in February 2021 and costs $60. The Mario games are like a family of … Continue reading Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury = Very Catisfying Platforming

Paper Mario The Origami King: The Cutest Darn… Whatever It Is

Paper Mario: The Origami King is a multi-genre game developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo. It released in July 2020 as a Nintendo Switch exclusive. MSRB is $60. The Paper Mario series has a long and storied history, beginning on the N64 as a spiritual successor to Super Mario RPG. However, I can't … Continue reading Paper Mario The Origami King: The Cutest Darn… Whatever It Is

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