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Mario Doesn’t Try Anymore

Super Mario 64 is one of my favorite video games ever. I remember getting my Nintendo 64 a few months after the system was first released and it was my first game. I loved Mario games before that, especially Super Mario World, but Mario 64 blew my mind. The freedom from running around in three dimensions, all the moves Mario could do, the clear blue water. Holy crap, the water looked good! I remember that feeling so well. The joy from a brand new Mario game. Whenever a new Mario game was coming out, it meant something new and innovative was coming. Something that would push the industry into new territory. Whether it was analog control, multiple playable characters with different abilities, or a non-linear world, Mario furthered the industry through design. So it makes me sad that Super Mario 64 was the last time I was truly blown away by a Mario game. Continue reading Mario Doesn’t Try Anymore

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Video Games I’m Thankful For (Part 18)

Another chapter of the “Video Games I’m Thankful For” series is here. This one features a game from the Nintendo GameCube and was among the earlier games of the system. Starring a familiar character from Nintendo, the interesting, intriguing, and fun gameplay continues to entertain and stump players to this day. Let’s see if you figured it out:
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