Yoshi’s Island

I’d have liked to continue drawing past the bridge and done the whole world map, sildenafil but I can’t remember enough of it to make a sketch! My six-year old self spent most of her time on Yoshi’s Island; I don’t even know if I ever actually beat the game. I think I’ll go find it now, and try again. (Also, Luigi’s flag is on the castle because whenever possible, I play as Luigi. He’s much cooler, in my mind.)

world 1-1

The first level of the first video game I ever played, ask Super Mario Land. It’s practically imprinted in my mind now, over 20 years later (except for that first mushroom apparently, I checked and I put it one block too far). I wish Nintendo would remake Mario Land 1 and 2 together with updated graphics and music, just for fun. We Mario fans are suckers for that, we’ll buy it!

-Niko

Super Mario Land was such an odd beast.  The choice to significantly alter the look and feel of the core SMB franchise in their adaptation to the Gameboy’s lower-res screen was interesting, though as a pretty hardcore little Mario fanboy at the time it also struck me as aesthetically offensive — Mario didn’t LOOK right, Mario didn’t FEEL right, all the blocks in the world were too SMALL, etc.  Still, I played the shit out of this game.

world map

Yay, Super Mario World. This is one of the first games I own ever and I’m surprised that I can still remember portions of the stage even though I never fully 100% completed it nor played it since middle school. 

Chocolate Island is hard, I don’t remember any of the stages there.  I also just remembered that there’s supposed to be a shiprwreck somewhere near Bowser’s Cave.

Bob-omb Battlefield

A Haiku:

Bob-omb Battlefield,

First level in Mario

Thank you Nintendo!

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The level/map/board we all know and love. Game: Super Mario 64, of course.

Sincerely,

A Mario 64 fan and a child at heart

P.S.: Great site!

Video game haiku seems like it could be it’s own whole deal.  Or maybe some William Carlos Williams?  I have eaten / the mushroom / that was in / the [?] block…