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Super Mario Galaxy 2

Both Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine share the distinction of being the sole vanguard Mario titles, and the only 3d platformers, on their respective consoles. Super Mario Galaxy is the first to get a direct sequel on its own console. In this new game, Nintendo seeks to replicate and expand on the experience of the first. Galaxy was well known for its beautiful music, stunning graphics, and somber plot.

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Mario Kart Wii

There is very little that is new about Mario Kart Wii. The game is a decent racer. It holds up very well to its predecessors. It has a few new bells and whistles– like the inclusion of motor bikes, more racers on the track, and new weapons. This is all that Nintendo really needed to […]

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl

For many video game enthusiasts there is simply no bigger game than the Smash Bros series. What started as a low budget effort by Nintendo to produce a four player variation on the popular two-dimensional fighting game genre, has exploded into one of the most highly anticipated and wildly popular game series in history. The […]

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Super Smash Bros Brawl: The Subspace Emissary

There is no story more eloquently told in the medium of the video game than the tale of the hero. Virtually every narrative video game made today is a take on the heroic epic which forms the foundation of literature and informs modern storytelling. The Smash Bros. series is popular franchise of fighting games which […]

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Super Mario Galaxy

Our article title says it all. Super Mario Galaxy, compelling and beautiful on so many levels, pays tribute to Le Petite Prince, a classic of children’s literature by French author and aviator Antione de Saint-Exupéry. The classic tale describes a little boy who is the sole inhabitant of a tiny planet. His planet has a […]

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Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door

This game is the second in the enigmatic Paper Mario series. The story follows Mario as he travels to far off lands to discover just who kidnapped Princess Peach and what it has to do with the prophesized opening of a door that had been closed for a thousand years. This game feels like an […]

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Paper Mario

The Nintendo 64 heralded the dawn of the three-dimensional game era. It’s breakout titles Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time set the bar for 3d games and set it very high. But in 2000 (Japan) and 2001 (North America and Europe), Nintendo released Paper Mario, a game which defied the […]

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Mario Kart DS

Since its inception in the early 1990’s, the Mario Kart franchise has been one of Nintendo’s most popular second-tier intellectual properties. All related titles have been successes for the company, and all are considered robust and entertaining. In the latest entry, Mario Kart DS, Nintendo capitalizes on the successes of both the previous Mario Kart […]

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New Super Mario Bros.

In their book, Remediation: Understanding New Media, Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin discuss how media formats replace one another as time and technology push forward. Sometimes they work hand in hand, remaining relevant because of one deficiency or another. We still read books because there is no way to communicate the amount of depth […]

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Super Paper Mario

Keeping Mario games fresh isn’t easy. Super Paper Mario is approximately the 117th game to carry the name “Mario” in it’s title. If you add in games in which Mario stars or appears that don’t bear his name, the number of titles jumps past two hundred. Since every game, even those in a series, bears […]

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