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Warped Pipes: How the Heck Does Super Mario Kart Fit Into the Series' Canon? Warped Pipes: How the Heck Does Super Mario Kart Fit Into the Series' Canon?

Welcome back to Warped Pipes, your premier location for over-analysis of Mario game plots. Start revving your engines because this time I’m talking about...

Google's Stadia Controller Looks Like it was Generated by an AI Google's Stadia Controller Looks Like it was Generated by an AI

Google has finally unveiled its vision for the future of video gaming. While I think there is plenty to talk about regarding this ambitious new platform, both good and very bad, I mostly just want to congratulate Google on creating the blandest controller I’ve ever seen.

Warped Pipes: So I Screwed Up and the Yoshi Puzzle Games are Now Canon Warped Pipes: So I Screwed Up and the Yoshi Puzzle Games are Now Canon

In the last Warped Pipes article I declared that Yoshi and Yoshi’s Cookie were non-canon due to their lack of story. As it turns out, the games have been given stories retroactively, they just aren’t particularly easy to find. A big shout out to @SenderwalkTest for pointing this out to me.

Warped Pipes: Let's Talk About Some More Non-Canon Mario Games Warped Pipes: Let's Talk About Some More Non-Canon Mario Games

Welcome back to Warped Pipes, the series where I try to sort out the proper order of events for the Mario franchise. This time, as is necessary once in a while, I’m taking a quick detour to discuss the games that I won’t be considering as part of the Mario canon. Let’s start with...

Warped Pipes: Let's Talk About, Um... That Time Mario Juggled, I Guess? Warped Pipes: Let's Talk About, Um... That Time Mario Juggled, I Guess?

Alright friends, I won’t lie to you, there isn’t much here. However, Warped Pipes remains committed to fitting every possible game into the Mario timeline so let’s do it. I’m talking about...

Warped Pipes: Let's Explore Super Mario World Warped Pipes: Let's Explore Super Mario World

This time around on Warped Pipes I’m digging into Mario’s biggest adventure yet; his SNES debut game...

The Mystery Mushroom: Super Mario Advance 4's e-Reader Levels are the Best Mario Game No One Played The Mystery Mushroom: Super Mario Advance 4's e-Reader Levels are the Best Mario Game No One Played

The e-Reader, an extremely Nintendo peripheral released for the Gameboy Advance in 2001, was designed to allow users to add small content packages to their games by swiping cards while playing. In many ways, the e-Reader anticipated the later rise of Amiibo and DLC in Nintendo games.

Warped Pipes: When Did Mario Become Dr. Mario? Warped Pipes: When Did Mario Become Dr. Mario?

Welcome back to Warped Pipes, the series where I sort out the order of events in the continuing epic we call the Super Mario franchise. This time around, things get clinical in...

Warped Pipes: Let's Talk About What Went Down In Super Mario Land Warped Pipes: Let's Talk About What Went Down In Super Mario Land

You’re reading Warped Pipes, the series where I try to sort out the inscrutable timeline of the Mario video game franchise. This time around, we are cramming things down into the smallest of screens in...

The Mystery Mushroom: I Designed the Worst Mario Game As A Child The Mystery Mushroom: I Designed the Worst Mario Game As A Child

My love of the Mario series should be pretty evident by now to anyone who has been keeping up with my work. Playing the original Super Mario Bros. on the NES is one of my earliest memories and the series was a large part of childhood. Maybe it’s not surprising then that, in my youthful ignorance, I believed I could…

Warped Pipes: How Does Super Mario Bros. 3 Fit into the Mario Canon? Warped Pipes: How Does Super Mario Bros. 3 Fit into the Mario Canon?

Welcome back to Warped Pipes! Now that the holidays have concluded, let’s all take a moment to contemplate something deeply important: the timeline of the Mario series. This time around, I’m talking about...

Warped Pipes: How Does Super Mario Bros. 2 Fit Into the Ever Expanding Mario Timeline? Warped Pipes: How Does Super Mario Bros. 2 Fit Into the Ever Expanding Mario Timeline?

Welcome back to Warped Pipes, the series where I look into the stories and lore of Mario games in order to create a timeline of events. This time around, we’ll be journeying into the land of dreams in...

Warped Pipes: How Does the Game & Watch Super Mario Bros. Connect to the Series' Other Games? Warped Pipes: How Does the Game & Watch Super Mario Bros. Connect to the Series' Other Games?

Welcome back to Warped Pipes, the series where I over-analyze the heck out of the Mario franchise and try to come up with an unofficial timeline of events. This time around I’m taking a look at...

Warped Pipes: A Note On More Non-Canon Games Warped Pipes: A Note On More Non-Canon Games

In the next Warped Pipes, I will be discussing the Game & Watch version of Super Mario Bros. Before getting there, I wanted to briefly discuss some games that I will not be considering canon games in the timeline and explain the reasoning behind those calls. First up is...

The Mystery Mushroom: Recreating Donkey Kong in Super Mario Maker The Mystery Mushroom: Recreating Donkey Kong in Super Mario Maker

Welcome to the first entry of The Mystery Mushroom, a companion to my ongoing Warped Pipes series. While that series is strictly for discussing the story and lore of the Mario franchise, this occasional sister series is my place to talk about gameplay and my own experiences with Mario games.

Warped Pipes: Let's Get Weird With Super Mario Bros. - The Lost Levels Warped Pipes: Let's Get Weird With Super Mario Bros. - The Lost Levels

You’re reading Warped Pipes, the series where I try to sort out a timeline of events for the Super Mario video game franchise. In the last article, this series hit a major milestone with Super Mario Bros. Well, just one game later, things are about to get screwy. Let’s talk about....

Warped Pipes: At Long Last, Let's Talk About Super Mario Bros. Warped Pipes: At Long Last, Let's Talk About Super Mario Bros.

Welcome back to Warped Pipes, the series where I sort through the Super Mario video game franchise in order to create a timeline of events. Today marks an especially important entry as I’ll be looking into what is, arguably, the most influential game in the long-running series. If you are new to Warped Pipes, I…

Warped Pipes: The Story So Far Warped Pipes: The Story So Far

In the next Warped Pipes article, we will see everything change in Super Mario Bros. Before discussing that series-defining game, I want to briefly summarize the story as it stands and examine how we get to Mario and Luigi saving the Mushroom Kingdom. Keep in mind that this is all my own interpretation and, while I…

Warped Pipes: How Exactly Does Wrecking Crew Fit Into the Mario Timeline? Warped Pipes: How Exactly Does Wrecking Crew Fit Into the Mario Timeline?

You’re reading Warped Pipes, the series where I try my darndest to put all of the Super Mario games in order, one by one. This time, I’ll be deconstructing...

Warped Pipes: I Guess We Need to Talk About Donkey Kong Hockey Warped Pipes: I Guess We Need to Talk About Donkey Kong Hockey

You’re reading Warped Pipes, the series where I try to deconvolute the story of the long running Super Mario video game franchise. This time around, we are getting our sticks and heading to the field in...

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