1 : Anonymous2021/04/22 15:35 ID: mw7fts
2 : Anonymous2021/04/22 15:41 ID: gvgeok8

Isn't that why they called the levels 'stages'?

ID: gvi6oqr

Well in a Miyamoto interview in youtube i recall him nodding to the theater theme but dont recall about details like stages

3 : Anonymous2021/04/22 15:54 ID: gvggiz9

Mario 2: Dream

Mario 3: Stage play

Mario World: The realest game out there

ID: gvhn6tx

Mario 1 was actually Luigi saving the princess just the story retold from Mario's perspective.

ID: gvicprg

Mario 2 wasn't really a Mario game, it was a different game from Japan called doki doki panic that Nintendo America changed the sprites for. The Japanese second Mario game was called The Lost Levels and was deemed too difficult

ID: gviimsx

Super Mario Bros. 2 was the name of the Japanese version. The SNES release titled, Super Mario All-Stars contained a game called The Lost Levels which was a remake of the Japanese version. And yes, that game was beyond difficult.

4 : Anonymous2021/04/22 16:41 ID: gvgn9ys

I’m pretty sure that’s stage left, not stage right.

ID: gvhakmm


ID: gvinuuv

Heavens to megatroid

ID: gvio3bk

“Exit stage left, even!”

ID: gvgoitq

I thought it was how the audience viewed it?

ID: gvgomas

Nope. Stage directions are for the actors and refer to the view they get looking towards the audience. So stage left is audience right.

ID: gvh86dy

Stage left. Stage. Left... Stage.

ID: gvhgk91

From the performer's perspective you do exit stage left.

ID: gvikype

What constitutes stage left is not dependent on perspective. That’s the whole reason for having the distinction.

5 : Anonymous2021/04/22 16:47 ID: gvgo468

Never in danger? You were never on crew. Those actors are always in danger.

6 : Anonymous2021/04/22 15:40 ID: gvgekta

Yeah and Mario 2 was a dream

7 : Anonymous2021/04/22 15:38 ID: gvge75a

Everybody knows that though. right?

ID: gvgpely

Breaking news guys John Romero is the true final boss in Doom II

ID: gvgyaqj

And he broke his toe when he kicked the helmet

ID: gvhrk5b

Final supervisor

ID: gvhcksa

Yes and it was even confirmed by Shigeru Miyamoto

ID: gvhkqyv

I thought they did but apparently the kids are out to learn today.

ID: gvhn4h1

I didn’t

ID: gvh0gg9

Apparently not, somehow.

8 : Anonymous2021/04/22 15:39 ID: gvgeg9f

Whenever Mario fell it was just rehearsal.

9 : Anonymous2021/04/22 15:46 ID: gvgfe07

Tell that to that sand world that destroyed me many a time

ID: gvhp34b

Yep! And those cannons in World 8 were shooting live ammo.

10 : Anonymous2021/04/22 15:56 ID: gvggv2k

Just because it was a play, doesn't mean it never happened, or that Mario wasn't in danger.

Think of it more like a circus act, and you'll understand why the risk is still there.

ID: gvgnsc6

Or pro-wrestling.

ID: gvh1nhc

Oh for sure. Definitely more of a situation like this.

11 : Anonymous2021/04/22 18:19 ID: gvh1liy

It’s been confirmed by Miyamoto that it’s a play

12 : Anonymous2021/04/22 19:27 ID: gvhb2mp

The real question is: When Mario ducks down behind the white block and runs behind all the set pieces, is that part of the play or is Mario breaking script?

13 : Anonymous2021/04/22 19:33 ID: gvhby5i

Inhales weed

Exhales huge cloud, but slowly

"Go on"...

14 : Anonymous2021/04/22 16:35 ID: gvgmd2o

It was just a dramatic reenactment of the first game with new stuff added to make it even more dramatic

15 : Anonymous2021/04/22 18:29 ID: gvh312q

But what if it was a play re-enacting something that actually happened?

ID: gvhlria

The first Mario game when he rescues the princess? Just exaggerated for artistic effect

16 : Anonymous2021/04/22 18:54 ID: gvh6m1f

Nah, it's just an artistic choice.

17 : Anonymous2021/04/22 16:29 ID: gvgljb5

Interesting. Never thought of it like this at all.

18 : Anonymous2021/04/22 18:46 ID: gvh5ejy

Paper mario TTYD also had a crowd and were involved at times. It was wonderful.

19 : Anonymous2021/04/22 20:11 ID: gvhh6ei

Wait...4/20 was two days ago. Haha

20 : Anonymous2021/04/22 16:20 ID: gvgk9ao

Since it has been proven that it's possible, where is our broadway show?

ID: gvgphiq

Super Mario: Turn off the Star

ID: gvgprka

Spiderman: Turn off the Dark is the only Broadway show I've seen (in New York). I enjoyed it, but it was hilariously camp.

ID: gvh7nd6

Mario and the amazing technicolor mushroom.

21 : Anonymous2021/04/22 18:06 ID: gvgzmoh

The first game I ever owned because it came with the Nintendo. Great memories.

22 : Anonymous2021/04/22 18:07 ID: gvgzv4b

My favorite game<3

23 : Anonymous2021/04/22 19:18 ID: gvh9wet

Miyamoto literally confirmed this. It’s canon:

25 : Anonymous2021/04/22 19:25 ID: gvhatod

Damn! And here I've been, all this time, not even caring.

26 : Anonymous2021/04/22 19:55 ID: gvhf255

same for paper mario

27 : Anonymous2021/04/22 21:54 ID: gvhvl4e

The heights of risk Mario and Luigi subjected themselves to in order to perform their own death-defying stunts are unparalleled in the industry and I won't have their good names impugned with this claim that any of their amazing feats were mere tricks of misdirection.

28 : Anonymous2021/04/22 22:03 ID: gvhwpyd

hopefully at least one person sees this who has not yet seen it

29 : Anonymous2021/04/22 22:21 ID: gvhz49x

Yeah that's already confirmed

30 : Anonymous2021/04/22 22:39 ID: gvi1g72

Or the stage director

31 : Anonymous2021/04/22 22:47 ID: gvi2f8f

Shigeru Miyamoto already confirmed this.

32 : Anonymous2021/04/22 23:05 ID: gvi4ov7

I’m pretty sure Nintendo said that Mario and everyone are all actors and that’s why they can appear in so many different types of games. Cause it’s all acting.

33 : Anonymous2021/04/23 00:05 ID: gvibxkg

It "happened". It's a retelling of his original adventure.

34 : Anonymous2021/04/23 00:13 ID: gvicw5j

They do this in Paper Mario battles too.

Maybe the whole paper aesthetic predates the Paper Mario series!

35 : Anonymous2021/04/23 00:18 ID: gvidg84

There was also a secret entrance to behind the level that granted you the first of 3 possible warp whistles I'm the game. So you could say there was a backstage.

36 : Anonymous2021/04/23 01:04 ID: gviiz3r

Personally I don’t like the theory. I feel like since Super Mario Bros. 3 has some very high stakes (Bowser’s army hasn’t been bigger since, and he conquered hell), it takes away the achievement.

37 : Anonymous2021/04/23 01:29 ID: gvilupx

I thought that was the logic behind all Mario games. That’s why it’s fine for them to all to play golf or go karting. They’re all just friends in an acting troupe.

38 : Anonymous2021/04/22 16:11 ID: gvgj0fq
39 : Anonymous2021/04/22 20:04 ID: gvhgcdq

"When Mario-creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, was asked whether Super Mario Bros 2 was in fact a play in a theater, he replied: 'No. It's a fucking video game'".

40 : Anonymous2021/04/22 20:38 ID: gvhl0c2


41 : Anonymous2021/04/22 20:48 ID: gvhmgmi

Wow this post is over 30 years late.

42 : Anonymous2021/04/22 21:36 ID: gvht3sv

I have this theory that Mario is actually a drug addict clinging on to his ex-wife who is now remarried with kids.

Think about it, it's all there:

Mario feels tall when on mushrooms.

Gets Ecstatic when on stars (pills).

Different alternate drugs gives him the impression he can fly.

Needs to collect coins to pay for his costly divorce.

Mario toughest enemies tend to throw hammers which is symbolic of the judges in his divorce case.

Works as a plumber so he just hallucinates his adventures while at work.

Has no friends except for his brother and Toad (potentially his pusher as he's always in trouble somehow.)

Bowser and Peach are actually a couple and have many kids. Both have a castle, it's reasonable that the princess would have a partner in the same social class as her.

Peach always goes back to Bowser, perhaps she's into being in cages or something.

43 : Anonymous2021/04/22 21:48 ID: gvhuqcd

How true


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