Mario

Ranking the Mario Kart games

Mario Kart Double Dash!! case, manual, disc, Nintendo Power insert, and Wavebird controller

Is there a more approachable and whimsical series than Mario Kart? I’ve long found it’s an easy one to get non-gamers to jump into and try. With our recent move into the house we just bought my entire family has been playing a few MK games since they’re really the equivalent of gaming “comfort food”. …

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NES games worth playing today

Original NES console with controller and several of my favorite games

I bought an original NES! Since I recently re-purchased a Model 2 Genesis and built up a small collection, I was inspired to do the same for the Nintendo Entertainment System, the first console I ever owned (but traded in long, long ago). After grabbing Turtles II and III for my cartridge cleaning post, it …

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Top 10 Best Game Boy Games

My favorite Game Boy games box art-Zelda Link's Awakening, Dr. Mario, Final Fantasy Adventure, Kirby's Dream Land 2, Mole Mania, Metroid II and Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins

It’s almost impossible to separate nostalgia from my personal best Game Boy games. Like many gamers my age, the Game Boy was the first handheld system I owned, and I still remember it fondly. I got it for Christmas in 4th grade with both Link’s Awakening (as a pack-in) and Wario Land. And boy, I …

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Top 10 Best Wii Games

Zelda Skyward Sword for Wii with 25th Anniversary Symphony CD and Skyward Sword Joy Cons

As I packed my collection for our recent move, I realized I have the fewest games for the Wii of any Nintendo console! I need show this little “revolution” from Mr. Iwata some more love. It’s unique controls and gimmicks were a breath of fresh air at release (and provided a great distraction for me …

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Top 10 Best Mario Games

Box art of Mario 64, Super Mario World, Super Mario Bros 3, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Super Mario 3D World on Wii U, Super Mario Odyssey, and Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins with Mario anniversary pins

I have to talk about my top 10 best Mario games before the official end of the 35th Anniversary celebration! (which Nintendo has decided is March 31st of this year, for some reason). My earliest gaming memories start on the NES with Super Mario Bros. 3, and Mario has been a delightful, whimsical, and always …

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