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Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: Localization Strangeness in the Super Mario RPG Remake

2024-01-08T16:15:56-08:00January 7th, 2024|

"In this post, I will list off some of the notable localization changes made in the remake of Super Mario RPG as well as some of the changes that seem like they should have been made but were not. In general, the remake swaps out certain choices Ted [...]

Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: Princess Daisy’s Long Road to Being Playable in Super Mario Bros. Wonder

2023-12-08T14:04:53-08:00October 28th, 2023|

"For a certain sort of gamer whose Super Mario fandom began during the 8-bit days, there’s reason to be excited about the release of Super Mario Bros. Wonder. Disregarding the New Super Mario Bros. series, which since 2006 has been featuring Mario in competent platforming adventurers that lacked [...]

Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: Is Super Mario Wonder’s Prince Florian a Nod to the Mario Anime?

2023-09-08T18:22:39-08:00September 5th, 2023|

One of the big questions I had about Nintendo’s offerings before and after the Super Mario Bros. movie was why there wasn’t an obvious tie-in video game — if not an adaptation of the movie specifically, then a release Nintendo could point fans to, essentially saying, “If you like [...]

Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: Secrets of the Super Mario RPG Shaman

2023-09-08T18:14:52-08:00August 29th, 2023|

Count me among the people feeling both excited and surprised that Nintendo is remaking Super Mario RPG, because doing so means the return of many elements introduced in this title that have never appeared in subsequent Mario games. That said, there’s one specific, easy-to-overlook way that Super Mario RPG [...]

Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: The Story Behind Super Mario RPG’s Valentina

2022-11-29T21:40:13-08:00November 28th, 2022|

This is not a Mario blog, even if this is the third Mario-related post in a row. There’s actually a much bigger one coming in the not-too-distant future, but I’m only offering up so much of this one franchise because I happen to know a lot about the Mario games — [...]

Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: A Parade of Princess Peach Prototypes

2022-11-15T03:48:34-08:00November 14th, 2022|

The prettiest pink princess in video games did not always look how she looks today, it turns out. She wasn’t even always pink. In doing research for the previous post on how the Goomba might have gotten its name from a language that’s not Italian, I found an early design for [...]


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