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This in response to the last mailbag where you said Mario & Luigi weren't
twins. Actually, in the game Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island I think I
remember a few parts where they considered Mario & Luigi twins.
Ah yes, the infamous SMW2 twin theory. Most of the die hard fans (i.e., me) prefer to
forget some of the story elements in SMW2 that seem to contradict the Mario universe.
Technically, if one wanted to press the point, SMW2 does call Mario and Luigi
twins. Regardless, I still consider Mario the older brother. Whether he is two years or
two minutes older is another question entirely...
Hey, Mailbag! Can you answer something for me? Why is Mario's Time Machine on
the NES? It just makes the game more pathetic. Same thing with the Mario is
Missing! game. It's stupid, but it's even worse on the NES. It just drives me
crazy when Nintendo does these stupid things!!
Blame not the mighty Nintendo, but Software Toolworks for that one. Both of those games
were "edutainment" titles made with the authorization of Nintendo but with no design
or planning by The Company.
Out of curiosity, Tetris, Dr. Mario, Pac-Man, Yoshi's Cookie, and several other games
released on both the SNES and the NES... do you feel equally annoyed with all of those?
In any case, it should be noted that companies release games on multiple systems to
increase sales. Someone with only an NES wouldn't buy Super Puzzle Chomper for the SNES,
so the company seeks to maximize profits by releasing the same game on the NES and SNES.
This means that the company only has to create the new game idea one time to doubly
profit off of it.
...Of course, they still have to have two teams of programmers...
Hi, Deezer and Megabyte!
Deezer and MEGAß¥TE are... unavailable right now, so the lowly Code guy will answer
your letter. BWAHAHAHAHAAA... oops. Sorry.
I was watching a rerun of the old "America's Funniest
Home Videos" and to segue into a group of video game
clips, he was playing a Game Boy-looking device and he
said has was playing "the Mario Sisters. Two women
with mustaches run around and hit each other on the
heads with mallets." I thought that was pretty cool.
BTW, one of the video game clips showed a kid playing
Super Mario Bros. for the NES, and you could hear the
music for underground levels, and every now and then,
he would get nervous and twitch his tounge in, out,
and around his mouth. It was pretty funny. Cool site
and keep up the good work!
I wonder how much geek history will be preserved by AFHV and the new reality shows...
Just how do I go about finding this secret page I've heard of? I've been
typing in random URL's all day! Is it a hidden link? Do I have to keep on
typing random URL's? Does only Deezer know about it and none of the other
staff? If the world comes to an end tomorrow, will you tell us all where the
secret page is?
Actually, I think I knew where the secret page was before... but I've forgotten. If
I did know where it was, however, I wouldn't tell you. It is a mighty TMK secret,
to be treasured by the few passionate souls that have found it.
Regarding the BSX... It is known that the BSX did augment the SNES hardware
somewhat by providing a little extra memory, and emulation of BSX games
might be a bit more successful if more information was known about how
exactly the SNES accessed this memory. Of course, hardly anything is known
about the BSX as it is, so that probably won't happen anytime soon.
Anyway, those interested in running the BS SMB USA games should try using
SNES9x 1.29 or earlier to enable the more interesting features. The giant
Phanto that appears on occasion is reminiscent of the one that appears in
the Mario Advance screenshots...
Me wantum BSX. Gimme now.
Actually, I seem to recall stumbling across some kind of small BSX hardware faq at some
point in my surfing. The fundamental problem with the BSX is the way that the games were
used. Small game programs were downloaded via the satellite broadcast at different
points during the day. Each individual d/l was a unique program, and I believe that the
only way to grab these titles nowadays is to find original BSX units with the programs
still in the battery memory on the units. It wasn't like d/l from a menu... everyday,
a certain number of programs/etc. were made available. You had to turn your BSX on
during the broadcast period and d/l the program at that time. If you forgot to do that,
you had to wait until it was available again -- like taping movies from TV.
You've made all these references to all the shows Mario has been in, but no
one mentions "The Wizard", which put Mario 3 on the map. Mario 2 was also in
the movie as well. And I don't think anyone has mentioned "The Simpsons"
yet, where Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong, and *shudder* Sonic were in the
episode where Bart was caught shoplifting, and another episode that had
Donkey Kong smoking a cigarette outsite the Noiseland Video Arcade.
-HappyNessGuyTuxKen (from Nintendo.com's Nsider)
I seem to recall Fred Savage pretending to play a video game and magically warping to
world 6 within 3 seconds of starting the game.
(Yes, I know that Freddie didn't play the autistic "Wizard" child, but I really can't
think of the name of that forgotten actor).
Actually, the Simpsons has another Mario reference. DK appears in one episode as part
of a run down "Meet the Original Donkey Kong" thingy outside the Quik-E-Mart.
Hello! I have a new theory about why the Koopa Kids disappeared.
After being beaten for the fourth time Bowser decides to send the kids away
to search for a new weapon to be used to rule the Mushroom World. The Koopa
Kids take the Air Ship and they leave. So far there has not been any luck,
but the truth is no one will accually know untill there is another video
game about the Koopa Kids. I have another theory about Wario and Waluigi
as well. When Mario and Luigi was sent to earth, Mario and Luigi became
plumbers and their boss was Wario. When the brothers fell into a warp pipe
Wario came looking for them. Then before Bowser destroyed the warp zone
Waluigi came looking for Wario, but Waluigi never found them until recently.
Go to my web site SMBCentral and check out the stories and stuff. Soon I
will have stuff up about the Koopa Kids and Wario and Waluigi. Well, at
least it makes sense then some of the other stories that I have heard. Tell
me what you think.
Here's my theory...
Shigeru & Crew got tired of the Koopa Kids.
Hello, mailbag. Don't you think there should be a sequel to Tetris Attack?
It'd be cool if the did one for N64!
There is an N64 sequel to Tetris Attack. It is called Pokémon Puzzle League.
Man have I got great news for sonic the hedgehog fans it appears I went to a
site and I read lots info on the next upcoming games. It seems to me that
Sonic will be making a title on the gameboy advance. Since I'm a Sonic fan
also like that knews to but I am a bigger fan of Mario always was alway going
to be. I'v been hoping for a Sonic title on Nintendo games, but I wish it
could be on the N64 or the new Gamecube. FINALLY SONIC HAS COME TO
It took time, but Sonic discovered the error in his ways and returned to us from the
Dark Side. Beware the power of the Dark Side.
Do you know what Mario games will be for the game cube?
Well, nothing is official yet, but I can make some guesses. I would expect to
see a new Super Mario title (the Luigi's Mansion demo points to it) at launch. I
predict a Mario Kart and a Smash Bros. game within the first year. If
Nintendo and Hudson keep up the friendship, perhaps Mario Party will appear. Further
down the road, we might get a sequel to Paper Mario.
Regarding the Booster Tower block--yeah, I was wrong. I don't think
the large block above the door in that room does anything. I think it is
just Screen Dressing.
Regular, Creamy, or Old Fashioned?
Yippee, it's me again. Just to let you know, Golem the
Mario Cult Fan, I already knew about the amount of
fireworks you needed to obtain certain shapes. Like
you had said, those guides do come in handy! o^_^o
Thanks anyway!--SJ64, Super Mario RPG Addict, I'm
girl. Don't worry though...I know it was an honest
mistake. *shrugs* You are not the first one to assume
that I'm a male, when I'm actually a female...But, to
get to the point, I obviously thought that they had
meant that you had to hold on to the fireworks for
things to be more spectacular, not just buy them.
Thanks for clearing things up! But then again, I
believe had only bought two fireworks in all! Cool,
And...I do have a question. In "Super Mario RPG", you
know that if you go to the "hidden" side of house near
the "Mushroom Way" entrance, there's a "mystery"
character that says something different periodically
throughout the game, right? Well, does anyone have any
idea who the "mystery" character is? Ciao! o^_^o
-BrockLover (a.k.a. Onyx)
The secret character is Pit, from Kid Icarus. He's been hiding out in the Mushroom
Kingdom ever since that unfortunate incident involving Link and an Ice Arrow.
Another female reader? TMK seems to get more than my site does. Dash it all. If this
keeps up, I'll have to bug Deezer about installing a TMK Matchmaking Service. Any
20-something ladies out there? ;)
Do you know abut the new sight TMK: the mario kingdom ? It looks like it
almost ripped off yours.
Give us the URL. We'll send Mr. Face over to chew off their legs.
Hi! Remember the question I once submitted to TMK about Wario Blast? I have a new
question that has puzzled me a bit. In the same game,
how do you beat the Final Boss (the Bomberman clone)?
I believe you use bombs.
Hey great site! I'm sure many gamers have seen and even played marvel vs.
capcom games. I hope Nintendo and SEGA can create a game that can take
fighting games to the next level for example Super Smash Heros featuring the
famous heros which are the Mario Bros., Sonic, Tails,Knuckles, etc... there
are to many to say but you get the picture.
Well, Nintendo doesn't really tend to team up their characters in games with other
companies. The problem is that Sega wouldn't benefit from such a game unless they had
publishing rights on OTHER CONSOLES. Nintendo would never allow such a game to appear
on the Xbox or the PS2. If Sega becomes a Nintendo second party, I might see such a
thing happening. Otherwise... not really.