Mario. A name recognizable in almost any household. Started back in 1981 as the hero from "Donkey Kong", known then as Jumpman. Mario gained his true name before the second game came out. The story goes that the meeting to discuss possible names for the character was interrupted by the owner of Nintendo America's first warehouse looking for his back rent. Mario Segale, the owner, was calmed and convinced that he would get his money but little did he know, had just ironed his way into history forever by doing so..
Mario wasn't designed so much by luck as he was by necessity. At the time, graphics being what they were, being able to differentiate between features of the face were nearly impossible. To help distinguish his features Mario (jumpman) was given a large moustache. He was also given a large hat to hide the lack of hair detail and suspenders to better showcase his movement. Originally thought of as a carpenter due to "Donkey Kong" being on a work site he later "switched careers" to being a plumber due to his games being focused in underground settings. He got the first game of his own title in 1983, Mario Bros, where the world was also introduced to Mario's brother Luigi.
Super Mario 64 | Nintendo.com
Now all of that was before my time. The first Mario game that I remember was "Super Mario Brothers" for the NES back in the 90's. I remember running through those levels again and again but I don't remember ever completing the game. Super Mario 64 is the game that really made this character for me. Back flipping through different pictures to transport yourself into different worlds was incredible. There was even one level where how high you jumped into the picture frame reflected how much water was in the level, allowing you to reach new things. It was then that this magical plumber stood out as being a face (or moustache) that will be in my life for a long time to come.
The Original Smash Brother
Mario was one of the original characters in the Super Smash Bro's world. Having built the name on his back it's no surprise that he was in the game and is still a strong character to this day.
Although I don't tend to play Mario myself I do find him under my control from time to time while using the random selection. I personally don't find him a very strong character as I am just not good with him. He's a simple character to pick up but extremely difficult to master. Depending on how much time you intend on put into the game he may or may not be worth selecting as your main character.
Super Mario Maker
Super Mario Maker | Nintendo.com
With the Mario franchise having released Super Mario Odyssey on the Nintendo switch back in 2017 and Super Mario Maker 2 coming out later this year, Mario is still as active as ever. Having made appearances in several games between those two (Including SSBU) this plumber must be starting to wonder if his life would have been more relaxing if he had simply continued fixing the pipes of New York.
Whether or not you you are a fan of this iconic character you have to appreciate all the work he's put in over the years. From 1981 to now, and many years to come, Mario will continue to free our world from any evil that comes our way.
Playstation has come out with everyone's best interests at heart. Our wallets. With the free release of 10 games for both 2D and the VR experience you're sure to find something that interests you. Assuming that you play Playstation that is.
I spent a lot of time looking into what games were worth spending money on for my VR headset. After a lot of time looking into what was out there and testing out a bunch of free ones I landed on BeatSaber being my first real purchase.
Free games tend to be a large hit or miss market. There are some out there that are far too fun and should be charging something. While others aren’t worth the time it takes to download them. Bait is something that falls into the category of being worth the effort.
The initial hurdles of getting into the system can be frustrating. Honestly something that I found a little frustrating was attempting to read my WIFI password and enter it into the VR headset although I can only see where I am typing when I have the headset on. Aside from that the main struggles were just related to learning how to properly function with a headset on. The controls are very comfortable and easy to use making the process easier. After getting past that I got sucked into using the headset way way too much.
With the latest update to Stardew Valley there’s more reason than ever to get back into the game! Especially if you own it on console. SPLIT SCREEN CO-OP!!!!! This was a long time coming but even so I still am taken back by how much extra enjoyment is added to the game by playing it split screen with my partner.
Looking for a mobile game that not only has massive draw but will also get you out of the house? Something that you can play with others and even meet new people through? Ingress from Niantic is the game you're looking for.
There are a few games that are a major part of my childhood and Mario 64 is one of the top games of the “throwback” category to me. I remember spending hours trying to get through the simplest of tasks and I'm glad to say that as an adult the game is not so intimidating. Updated with smoother controls really elevates the gameplay to something a lot more enjoyable.
So a review of this game would be kinda absolutely useless based on the age of it. It’s been out forever so instead it lands as a Throwback to all those old games that bring back wonderful childhood memories. Much like Super Mario 64, I recall playing Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 obsessively as a child. Although it might not hold up as well as some games, the nostalgia is always nice.
It's finally here! Hyrule Warriors: age of calamity came out today. Did you wonder what happened during those 100 years that link was napping? Get your hands on Hyrule Warriors to see what went down. Not sure about the game? Grab the free demo on the Nintendo eShop and test it out for yourself.
Darkest Dungeon is captivating as soon as you start it up but will that maintain. With so many games out there some just aren't worth your time and for me Darkest dungeon falls into the latter category.
Looking for an open world game full of quests yet with the options to craft and farm? Yonder might be what you've been waiting for! With its mix of crafting elements to build up the world and exploration you'll find yourself scouring the island to save the inhabitants from the murk that is taking over this island.