I’m old enough to remember the original ‘Donkey Kong’ console back in the 1980s, a time when our 8-bit hero was simply called Jumpman.  These days, he’s Mario Mario, plumber supreme, and the head of a large Mario family featuring his hundred or so brothers, a green horse who might also be a dog, mushrooms, monsters and princesses.  With Mario Kart, Mario Tennis, Mario Golf, Mario Brain Surgery, Mario Andy Griffith Show and the latest iteration, Mario Possesses You With His Big Red Hat, there are any number of options for your favorite, leading to today’s Super Mario Query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) really enjoyed sailing a giant version of his own head around the universe in ‘Super Mario Galaxy’, asking: What’s your favorite video game outing featuring Mario?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. I will always have a soft spot for the first 3D world Mario, Mario 64. Even the loading screen for that game was fun, I mean who doesn’t enjoy a three dimensional Mario head that you can stretch and warp, pulling it apart, only to have it snap back in place when you release it. Hours of fun, and an open world feel. I loved that game.

  2. Mario Is Missing was… I can’t even finish this lie. I’m a fan of Super Mario Sunshine with it’s tropical setting and bright colors, even if it is infuriating at times.
    Also Luigi’s Mansion was great, even if it didn’t star the short Brooklyn plumber

  3. I gotta go with Super Mario RPG. It was probably the most played game we had for SNES, and one of the few Mario games (not counting non-Mario games where he appears due to DLC, Amiibo connectivity, promotions or other reasons) that I didn’t tire of after finishing the game once or twice.

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