The Weirdest Mario Game is Back

Relive the wacky debut of Princess Daisy

Alex Rowe
5 min readMay 15, 2024

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In the second stage of Super Mario Land, Mario approaches a goomba on some platforms.
This looks like a normal Mario game (with tiny characters) at first, but quickly gets weird. Nintendo Switch screenshot taken by the author.

Sometimes, Nintendo doesn’t play it safe and tries a bold new thing with one of their classic franchises. This can turn out really well. Breath of the Wild threw out many of the Zelda tropes for a blend of open world exploration and light Souls-style combat and the result was one of the most beloved mainline entries in the franchise. It…

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Alex Rowe

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