I spent a lot of time today that would have been spent writing a blog post writing an essay about who would win in a fight between Mario ans Sonic. Because it needs to be said… also someone asked Thomas in the cast questions thread on the facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/263417838175/ Be sure to get your questions in now, even though I don’t answer them in the order I get them. : D
Now I’d like to take a moment to speak to those of you who own a Nintendo 3DS. Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land is available in the eshop. I realize that it’s a very old game, but it needs to be said that it is one of the best Mario games ever made. It was the game that cememnted Wario as a recurring cast member because of its excellence. On top of that it has one of the best cheats in any game ever. Hopefully it survived the translation into downloadable form. What you do is hold A and B on the pause screen and press Select 16 times. It makes a cursor appear in the stat bar that you can move around to change the values of all the things listed. In addition to that, if you exit out of the cheat while the cursor is on Wario’s face he changes to the next hat style in a cycle. You can do the cheat as many times as you want in any level. It was the best thing ever when I was a kid. XD
My copy of Wario Land still works, so I didn’t rebuy it. I guess the battery doesn’t take the same kind of pounding that Pokemon games do. It’s an older game than them, I think, but I couldn’t tell you by how much. It’s also far superior to the games that preceded it. Mario Land is just terrible, and the only good thing to come out of it was the plot that created Daisy as a cast member, and that’s arguable. (also the pop jet in Mario Kart 7 is based on the Soda Jet from Mario Land.) Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins is a huge step up by comparison, but it’s not as tight a mario game as one would hope. It’s good, but not great. Wario’s introduction is the best thing to come from it, although his games have had some missteps over the years… Ultimately though he’s been a fun addition to the mythos.