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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...

Warped Pipes: So How Does Donkey Kong Circus Fit into the Mario Timeline? Warped Pipes: So How Does Donkey Kong Circus Fit into the Mario Timeline?

Welcome back to another regular entry in Warped Pipes, the series where I try to find the method in the madness that is the Super Mario franchise and come up with a coherent timeline of events. Get yourself some roasted peanuts because we are talking about...

Warped Pipes: A Note On Some Games I Will Be Skipping Warped Pipes: A Note On Some Games I Will Be Skipping

Currently, I’ve placed nine games in the Super Mario series into a coherent timeline. Before I figure out where number ten goes, I have to skip over some games that don’t quite meet my criteria to be considered as part of the canon. In the spirit of transparency, I am going to briefly discuss these games and why I…

Warped Pipes: Where Does Donkey Jr. Math Fit into the Mario Timeline? Warped Pipes: Where Does Donkey Jr. Math Fit into the Mario Timeline?

Welcome back to Warped Pipes, the series where I discuss how the Super Mario franchise of games fit together into a beautiful, if unintended, tapestry. It’s time to get your calculators out because this time I’m talking about...

Warped Pipes: Remembering That Time Mario Went to War in Mario's Bombs Away Warped Pipes: Remembering That Time Mario Went to War in Mario's Bombs Away

You’re reading Warped Pipes, the series where I try to do what Nintendon’t and sort out the timeline of the Super Mario franchise. This time around, I’ll discuss a particularly odd entry in which Mario enters into armed conflict. I’m talking, of course, about...

Warped Pipes: How Does Donkey Kong 3 Fit Into the Mario Timeline? Warped Pipes: How Does Donkey Kong 3 Fit Into the Mario Timeline?

You’re reading Warped Pipes, the series where I try to sort out the timeline of the long running Super Mario franchise. This time, I’m taking a look at...

Warped Pipes: When Does Mario's Cement Factory Take Place in the Series' Timeline? Warped Pipes: When Does Mario's Cement Factory Take Place in the Series' Timeline?

Welcome back to Warped Pipes, the series where I attempt to construct a coherent timeline for the Super Mario franchise by analyzing one game at a time. Today’s topic: the 1983 Game & Watch title...

Warped Pipes: Let's Talk About The Game & Watch Mario Bros. Warped Pipes: Let's Talk About The Game & Watch Mario Bros.

Welcome back to Warped Pipes, the series where I build a fictional timeline for the Super Mario franchise, game by game. This time around, I’m looking at the Game & Watch version of...

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