Mario doesn’t hesitate to endanger his life

Posted by stilgar in 02-05-2009, 11:43 AM

Maybe not absolutely mind blowing, but I realized this yesterday, watching Mario Bros by the Gordon College:

In the original Mario Bros, Mario is breaking the blocks not with his head, but with his fist:

However, in SM 64, he doesn’t hesitate to endanger his life :

I dunno when the switch has been done. But trust me Mario, one day you’ll pay the price for crushing your neurons.

Mario Kart 7 presents: Cloud bushes in 3d form

Posted by radioheadrule83 in Today, 01:04 AM

I only just noticed today that piranha plant pipeway on mk7 features our favourite cloud bushes in 3D form!

Posted by Damon Bennet

Got a pic?

Posted by RagnarokX

Originally Posted by HauntedView Post
This changes everything. Did anyone ever actually check if Mario games outside of SMB use the cloud = bush thing? 

This could be a hidden tradition/easter egg when everyone assumed that it was just in SMB.

I think it’s more likely that they noticed that we were making a big deal about it and decided to reference it.

Goombas, Kirby, Pokemon and Pac-man.

Posted by Golden Darkness in 01-27-2008, 05:49 AM

Originally Posted by Jon of the Wired:
Eh, it’s not really the same thing. Goombas and mushrooms may have similar appearances, but they’re actually different sprites. The bushes are literally the same sprite as the clouds, just with a palette swap.

Speaking of Goomba, they are actually supposed to be living chestnuts, as their Japanese name is Kuribo, with the Kuri being chestnut.

Other facts of interest:

Kirby’s sprite was originally meant to be a placeholder.

All the maps of the Pokemon handheld games(no spin offs) are based on parts of Japan (with Diamond and Pearl’s Sinnoh region similarity to Hokkaido being the most obvious)

Pac-Man was originally going to be called Puck-Man, but there was worry that the arcade cabinets could be vandalized to have the title end up as something very vulgar.

Cacildo´s note: When was the Scott Pilgrim movie released again?


The bushes in Super Mario Bros. and pokemon reverse names

Posted by Ezduo in 01-27-2008, 03:17 AM

The bushes in Super Mario Bros. were just recolored clouds.

Ekans backwards is snake.
Girafarig backwards is girafarig.

Cacildo´s note: The image in the original post is broken (after all, its a 3 year old image in a   once free image holder), but since this is a “secret” so widespread across the internet (after this post, i mean) it was easy to get a new one.