Posts Tagged ‘Mario’

Steve Wiebe isn’t the only person who got famous from Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong’s huge, monkey hand has shed fame on folks like Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchell in years prior. Now, this barrel-tossing, female-stealing simian has gathered one more simple human into his orbit of fame: Me. I, Dave Funk, can now be addressed as Dave Funk, 1Up Member and Oral-History-of-Mario contributor. Behold! My debut on […]

“Super Mega Awesome Ultra Nintendo” is more like it…

The SNES remains the pinnacle video game system to many gamers. The memories that are associated with that now-likely-discolored piece of early-90s, 16-bit hardware are so prevalent that remakes and Virtual Console ports are guaranteed money-makers in even a cash-strapped economy such as our own. A lot of folks fortunate enough to have lived through […]

Mario Mural in My Kid’s Room

Tired of everyone using World 1-1 of Super Mario Bros. for sweaters, murals, quilts, etc.? Me too. I understand it’s a very recognizable game.  It is arguably the most recognizable game ever created except for maybe Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Space Invaders (maybe), and perhaps a few other classics.  But it is also ugly, the color […]