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!


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!


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


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…