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Author Topic: Weirdest Mario Power-up  (Read 23412 times)

« on: December 19, 2007, 05:15:49 PM »
What is the oddest Mario power-up that exists?

It's a tie between Frog and Tanooki Mario; I never imagined Mario/Luigi dressing up like cats, frogs, etc. Plus, it looks pretty uncomfortable. A full cat suit in a castle full of boiling lava, or crouching most of the way through a level seems...
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MaxVance

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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2007, 05:35:42 PM »
The Tanooki Suit is based off the tanuki in Japanese mythology, which is based off the raccoon dog.
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2007, 11:37:29 PM »
I thought the tanuki was a wino with huge balls, but hey, different strokes.

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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2007, 11:39:38 PM »
I thought the tanuki was a wino with huge balls, but hey, different strokes.

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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2007, 11:52:56 PM »
The tanuki is depicted in some parts of Japanese mythology as having oversized testicles and carrying a jug of sake.

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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2007, 11:55:16 PM »
So I was right when I said "Is he talking about testicles?"
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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2007, 08:48:20 AM »
ShadowBrain, I do not want to know how you found that out...
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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2007, 11:52:33 AM »
It's pretty common knowledge as far as Japanese mythology goes. Thing is, only the part about the wine is made up.
That was a joke.

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« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2007, 12:00:43 PM »
I think that the weirdest power-up would have to be...the...um...(thinking)...(thinking more)...(brain fart)...Frog Suit.  I know that the Frog Suit was already said, but how in the world could Mario hop around like that? Wouldn't it hurt his legs after a while with him jumping up and down like that? Don't answer that. I know that it's a Mario game, but still...it's weird.
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Chupperson Weird

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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2007, 12:05:31 PM »
The suit makes him do it so I don't think it's exactly all his leg muscles.
That was a joke.

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« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2007, 12:06:29 PM »
It's pretty common knowledge as far as Japanese mythology goes. Thing is, only the part about the wine is made up.
Well that and I don't think the tanukis attacked people using their testicles as weapons.

« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2007, 12:10:28 PM »
The tanuki is depicted in some parts of Japanese mythology as having oversized testicles and carrying a jug of sake.

Now there's a powerup for ya.
The Tanooki Suit wins over the spot of Weirdest Video-game Power-up.
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« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2007, 10:02:01 PM »
Dear MB: I was referring to the information presented thus far in this thread.
That was a joke.

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« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2007, 11:58:30 PM »
I wouldn't exactly consider to be normal those Rabbit Ears that allow Mario to float in 6GC.

Those are much more whack than the Frog Suit. I mean, a frog swims well. A Frog Mario swims well. That makes sense.

Floating Bunny Rabbit Mario? Now THAT is crazy. 
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« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2007, 07:47:03 AM »
Yeah, you don't really see Bunny Mario anymore... I guess SML2 wasn't popular enough to warrant that (that, and Nintendo is always coming up with new flight suits. Raccoon, bunny, cape, bee...).
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