I love the Super Mario series; maybe not as much as Sonic, but the games are very enjoyable. Like most gamers my age who were born in the mid-1980’s, the Mario series have stuck with us for its accessibility and excellent platforming mechanic. I also enjoy the ground-breaking first-person puzzle game Portal; I recall purchasing The Orange Box in 2007 and being excited to play Half-Life 2, HL2: Episode 1, HL2; Episode 2, & Team Fortress 2, and asking myself “what the heck is ‘Portal’?” As of last week, much like how peanut butter & jelly were mixed to create something awesome, the original Super Mario Bros. game and Portal’s concept have been crossed-over.
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Without a doubt, “Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island” for the Super Nintendo ranks as one of my favorite games of all time. The game is a prequel to the Super Mario series, in which players control various Yoshi dinosaurs rather than the usual hero himself, Mario, who appears as a helpless infant in need of Yoshi’s protection. From the graphics that resemble as if they had been drawn with crayons and felt-pens, making them more cartoonish, to the familiarity of Mario games with an added egg-throwing mechanic, it’s an absolute joy to play time and time again. Continue reading “A Nursery inspired by "Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island." Adorable, ain’t it?”