Tag Archives: Mario

Bowser Pirate Sets Sail

2 Sep

It’s Labour Day Weekend! Get out and do something! Go to the Ren Faire or geek out on vigigames like League of Legends!  (I’m a LoL newb, so if you play all weekend you can kick my butt.  Note me for my summoner name!)

I’ll fill you all in on my weekend adventures on the flip side, but for now, this art adorns my bedroom wall, along with CatbusSlimu pwns!

A walk in Mario’s shoes

30 Aug

Mario World by Alexey Mikhaylov

Looks pretty awesome, eh?  This art by Alexey Mikhaylov sums up the next few weeks for me.  A ton to do, with lots of adventures, but maybe not much time to blog.  I’ll keep trying, but if you don’t hear from me either don’t worry, or pester me to post more!

Mario Memeeeeee

28 Jun

I think this is full of win, but I think everyone else may disagree. (via Dorkly)

Nyan Nyan 1 up~!

…and the music is such a throwback – I composed some bada$$ songs on my friends’ Mario Paint on SNES!

Shoe WIN /FashionWeek

2 May

Super. Mario. Converse.

Super Mario 8-bit 25 Anniversary Nintendo Converse

I read on bradchannel that Converse Japan and Nintendo will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of Super Mario by making it into a Chuck Taylor shoe.   There will be shoes in white and black, high-top only, with the invincibility star in place of the traditional All-Stars logo.  It looks way too adorable!   Also, Mario is in four poses, all from his 8-bit days.

The sad news is, it’s only for Japan at this point.  I’m wondering if it’s worth staking out an eBay search for these babies or not.  Either way, I hope that a sticker/patch of the star logo shows up, because that would look rockin’ on my bag.

Nintendo – My First Geek Love

5 Apr


The Original Nintendo Entertainment System

I’m a Nintendo Girl through and through.   I began playing the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System at my birth-buddy’s place.  He and I were born at the same time, but his family was more affluent than mine.  Thus, they got a NES, and I went to his house all the time to play.  We got Super Mario Brothers to begin.  Over time, more of my friends got Nintendos.  I played Castlevania, Donkey Kong, Mario 2 and 3, Track & Field, Double Dragon, Mike Tyson’s Punch-out, all three Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games and Final Fantasy (to name a few!).

Then, one Easter it happened.  The Easter Bunny left my sisters and I a Nintendo!  We were enthralled.  We owned games such as The Legend of Zelda, Dr. Mario, Star Tropics, Tetris, Duck Tales, and yes, a McDonald’s game called McKids.

What the hell kind of brainwashing was this?

We couldn’t get enough.  We borrowed games from friends.  We rented games from the video store.  My babysitter brought us games like Paper Boy, Bubble Bobble, Skate or Die! and Jaws.  It was a never ending gaming party.  I loved it.

Of course, I played outside too.  I was a healthy kid.  But I was a kid born at just the right time to live through the evolution of console gaming.

Alas, Atari. I never knew you.

Although I didn’t have an Atari, my dad did.  I have no recollection of playing, but I think it’s still mouldering in his basement somewhere.  I hope someday to find it.  But I did play through a ton of systems.  Of course, as I said, I’m a Nintendo girl, so I owned the Nintendo iterations and played on my friends’ Sega and Sony systems.  The only time I folded and bought a Sega of my own, it was the Sega Game Gear.  Not a smart move.  I totally should have gone for the GameBoy.

In the future, I may go into more detail on the myriad of systems I have played, but I felt it best to start with my 8-bit baby.

Did you play NES back in the day? What was your favourite game?