Thursday, December 22, 2011

My Childhood Bedroom — Just as I Left It in 1989

Oh, hey there, random artifact from my childhood that inexplicably materialized on the nightstand in the bedroom I grew up in.

I can’t decide if this is more or less strange by virtue of the fact that I came home in possession of a brand new Mario game in which he once again has a magical raccoon tail. And by “strange” I actually mean that bittersweetly nostalgic sense of wondersad.


  1. Your copy looks a lot nicer than mine! I think constant use made my copy's binding very weak.

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  3. Ah, sounds like your trips home are similar to mine :) Over the last few years, whenever I've visited my childhood home, I've dug through my old closet and basement in search of prizes just like the Nintendo Power guide mentioned here. This year I discovered an old GameBoy Pocket, some GB games and an old PC game I used to love but have since forgotten about. Score!

    Anyway, it sounds as though you've acquired Super Mario 3D Land -- or Mario Kart 7. Which one? Also, how are you liking it??

  4. I had this, as well as the Final Fantasy one. And in both cases, it was before I actually owned the games.

  5. Godaigamer: Yes, considering how thoroughly I trashed the Mario Mania/Super Mario World guide, this one managed to hold up rather well.

    Jeckab: You spell your name weird.

    Bryan: That is a score indeed. Per the 3DS, I am definitely getting more out of Mario Kart 7 than I did Super Mario 3D Land. Yourself?

    Nathan: Yes, the ones that Nintendo mailed out, free of charge, did make fairly convincing arguments to buy the games.

  6. Anonymous10:43 PM

    Well, I got both Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7, and IMO Mario Kart is better, although I do miss the "every course" cup. For some reason, when I got Mario 3D I was expecting something more along the lines of Mario Galaxy, as opposed to a 3D New Super Mario Bros. Quite frankly , it looks like Super Paper Mario stuck in 3D, although it's still pretty good.

    With these two games, RE: The Mercenaries, Zelda, and the new RE coming out soon, the 3DS is quickly becoming my favorite system. Woot!

  7. I was pretty well prepared for how Mario 3D Land would look, just not how it plays. I'm apparently in the minority, but I feel like it's not as tight as I'm used to. That said, it's pretty good. I like Mario Kart a hell of a lot more, but yeah -- what's with the lack of a world cup? It seems like it wouldn't be that hard to include, right? Have we really not had one since Mario Kart: Double Dash?

  8. Anonymous11:19 AM

    Well, I did notice that the controls for 3D Land were rather clunky, but the only 3DS games I've played are Mario Kart, Zelda, and RE, which have different control layouts, so I wasn't sure if it was me or the game.

    Double Dash was the last one? Somehow I assumed that the DS and Wii ones had a World Cup, but I don't own them, so that was mostly guesswork. Maybe there's system limitations that prevented them from making one, but I doubt anybody would've cared if they'd put the Cup in place of Coin Runner and the Mario Kart Channel. But there inclusion of the SNES Rainbow Road almost makes up for it, though ;)