Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: Christmas Eve on Shooting Star Summit

2023-12-27T19:00:22-08:00December 27th, 2023|

"This is not a Mario blog, although you could be forgiven for thinking that. Personally, I blame Nintendo. The one-two punch of Super Mario Bros. Wonder and then the Super Mario RPG remake was just too much in a short amount of time, and as a result, the [...]

Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: Koopa vs. Kappa

2023-12-27T18:59:45-08:00December 22nd, 2023|

"You’ve got your Koopa. And you’ve got your kappa. They sound alike. They kind of look alike. Surely, they must be related, right? Not so fast. To quickly recap the previous post, the Super Mario Bros. big bad was called Koopa in Japan but Bowser in English-speaking territories, [...]

Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: Bowser vs. Koopa

2023-12-27T18:43:48-08:00December 11th, 2023|

"Last week, I was one of the guests featured on a Patreon-only episode of the Retronauts podcast about the history of Bowser. I bring this up to encourage you all to support Retronauts because they do cool stuff with old video games, but also I’m going to share [...]

Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: Is WarioWare Hiding an Homage to a Forgotten Nintendo Heroine?

2023-12-08T15:17:55-08:00November 28th, 2023|

"Who is the first female lead character in a Nintendo game in which her gender is stated explicitly, right from the start? As opposed to a situation where you have to infer her gender or where that information is withheld from you until you beat the game, who [...]


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