08 Jun 2001
Certified Mario Maniac
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Great site, guys. I've visited it sporadically for some time.
1. Did you ask permission to use Mr. Face?
2. I always thought it went without saying that there would be a Mario game for the GameCube. It's
odd, but I am more excited about the GCN Mario game than I have been about any game for many
years... and there has been virtually no information released on the game (that I know of). And yet I
know it exists; and the less they say about it, the more excited I get about it! Can you compile
together all of the information that might be known about this game, just so I can be sure that i
haven't missed anything?
3. This is the most important question, you can throw away the other two so long as you answer this
one. Any old-school Mario fan probably has the same memory I do of seeing: the Nintendo Cereal
commercial. The Nintendo Cereal itself is something mentioned somewhere on your site, I know. I
believe my mom once bought me a box of that stuff, and it was actually pretty good. But that's not
the important part. The important part is the jingle they had for it. Everyone remembers it...
"Nin-ten-do! It's for breakfast now! Nin-ten-do! It's a cereal, wow!"
As I said, everyone remembers it. Quite frankly, I believe it is the catchiest jingle that anyone in the
world has ever composed. I have been unable to get it out of my head in more than a decade, and I
swear that every time I see the word "Nintendo" I hear "Nin-ten-do!" in my head, to the tune of that
Clearly, I only have two options. The first is suicide. The second is that I find some copy of that song
and capture it forever in my mp3 collection, and be able to satiate my addiction to that song
whenever I want to.
Now for the $20,000 questions. Does your site have a copy of that jingle? If not, do you know of
another classicgaming site, or any other site or source on the internet, that would have this song? And
if still not, will you assist me in getting the word so that anyone who WOULD have access to this
jingle could capture it in digital format forever? Your site would seem a likely place to begin
spreading the word.
This isn't the first time I've attempted to search for this file. The closest I've ever come is someone I
ran into in the Nintendorks chatroom, Studio64. The guy's IRC handle was "Kris_Sama", and he
said that he had gotten an old tape of some Super Mario Super Show episodes, and that on that tape
the Nintendo Cereal commercial appeared. This guy completely disappeared not long thereafter,
however, and my attempts to find him have failed. But it seems like old tapes of that show would be
the most likely source of finding that jingle, so if all else fails, do you know of any place where I could
get into tape-trading of that show?
Thanks in advance for your help, and thanks again for the awesome site.
2. Okay, here goes: "More info will be revealed at SpaceWorld 2001 in Japan."
3. I don't remember seeing a copy of it anywhere. Maybe someone will see this and send it in? If so, you'll be the first to know.
Thanks to your Super Mario World help section, i have finally gotten to
all 96 goals. I tried what you said about making sure you have found all the
secret exits, and, I don't know which one it was, but it got me my last
goal. I started with that game in '91, and thanks to you, I got it done,
just today. But I have a question about this game: What is the difference
between the original SMW and the Players' Choice Million Seller version? I
have the original, and so do all my friends so I'd appreciate if you
answered. See ya later.
Deezer: I haven't really verified this myself, but I'm 99% sure that there's nothing different except for the box art.
HELLO! SINCE NINTENDO PLANS TO MAKE A SUPER MARIO WORLD, SUPER MARIO BROTHERS 3, YOSHI'S
STORY, AND MAYBE SUPER MARIO WORLD 2 YOSHI'S ISLAND FOR THE GAME BOY ADVANCED THEN DO YOU THINK
THAT THEY WILL MAKE A SUPER MARIO RPG OR DONKEY KONG ( THE ORIGINAL ) GAME FOR THE GAME BOY
ADVANCED? DO YOU THINK THAT NINTENDO WILL MAKE GAMES LIKE SUPER MARIO BROTHERS 3 BSX AND MARIO &
WARIO FOR THE GBA? THANKS!
Deezer: I THINK SUPER MARIO RPG OR DONKEY KONG HAS A BETTER CHANCE THAN SMB3BSX AND MARIO & WARIO.
Deezer: Preach on, brother.
Am searching for the Super Mario 3 game set, complete with controls,
console, and game; unopened preferred.
Deezer: Am sorry, can't help you there.
Yo guys, I was wondering, Will mario ever appear in Luigi's Mansion? Even Just
Deezer: Some interview on some site that I read said that Mario will appear at the end of Luigi's Mansion when you save him.
What ever happened to TMK the next level?
Deezer: What's TMK the next level?
I was just wondering if Peach would take more part in Super Smash Bros.
(Super Smash Bros. Melee) this time. I mean, she's either getting kidnapped,
or just has a lame part. This might not apply to you but I think Nintendo (If
they didn't) should have given Mario a break and let the other characters
have the spotlight for once. Whether it be the Princess, Luigi (Especially)
or even some of the bad guys. Anyway, if you print my letter thanks for
Deezer: Peach is going to be a controllable character! I hope she has a special B*tch-Slap move... that would be sweet.
Will or can you put up those WTMK Mario Radio Song's on your site?
Please... Please and if not TELL ME WHY!!??
Deezer: We can probably put a few up for download without infringing any copyrights.
Hey TMK Mailbag Guy,
I am writing in response to your answer of Wade Brandis' E-mail from the May
25 Mailbag. I love your site and don't want to sound confrontational, but
the simple fact of the law is that you aren't allowed to play the "backups"
of games since you aren't allowed to even make backup copies in the first
Deezer: Or so Nintendo would have you believe...
Deezer: The affiliates morphed into a separate Friends of TMK page to reduce the loading time on the front page.
Hello whoever is working the mailbag this week, where do you get good screenshots of Super Smash Brothers
Is there realy going to be a Mario 128? , my friend said that there wasn't.
Deezer: Here. And yes, but it's probably not going to be called "Mario 128."
Yeah, I just wanted to note a Mario reference I think you missed. In Mother 2 (The reference is missing
from the american version of it, Earthbound) some of the default names you can select are Mario
characters. Such as Mario for Ness, Peach for Paula, Luigi for Jeff, Kinopio for Poo, and Yoshi for your
Deezer: We didn't miss it! The Mother 2 info page explains all that, and more. And it's been up since October 9th, 1999, actually. :)
In the May 25th Bonus Mailbag, one if the emails was
from Michael Potter about wanting to watch old Mario
Cartoons. As (few/some) of you know, I have about 6
tapes full of SMB3, SMW, and SMBSS cartoons. There are
10 episodes on my site right now, it can be seen here
All the episodes are in ASF format, which can be
played in Windows Media Player. If you not on a
Windows-based computer, I've been told there is a
Macintosh verison of it available at Microsoft.com .
Hope you guys like the cartoons,
Deezer: If Mr. Potter had read the Feb. 2nd mailbag, he would've seen a link to that site there also.