January 22, 2010
I’ve been slack. Once a devoted Nintendo fanboy who would devour any new Mario games within days of release, I’ve recently allowed myself to become distracted by numerous other games on other consoles. Today, I was determined to make amends, to give New Super Mario Bros. Wii the dedicated attention it deserved, and sat down to my save at World 5 determined not to get up again until the final credits rolled.
January 21, 2010
Recent playtime with New Super Mario Bros. Wii had me musing over the Ice Flower, one of several new power-ups in this instalment of the Mario franchise, and one that left me feeling pretty ambivalent about it. But it got me thinking of a wider topic; of all the power-ups littered throughout the gameworlds of the plumber’s adventures stretching right back to the days of the NES, and which of those were the most momentous and fun to use. So, without further waffle, I present my Top 5 Most Pleasing Mario Power-ups, in reverse order.
January 9, 2010
Mario’s evil namesake is now available to buy as a t-shirt from my MySoti store. Pop along and check him out. Don’t forget to vote on him while you are there!
January 6, 2010
January 6, 2010
As I’ve mentioned recently, since the turn of the decade I’ve been obsessed with the online multiplayer deathmatches and dominations of a certain Modern Warfare 2, to the point where I’ve been seeing snipers in my sleep and idly fantasizing about tossing semtex into a group of hooligans raising hell outside our flat. What better way, then, to soothe my frayed nerves and assuage my battered psyche, than by settling down to a type of game that, for me, started it all off all those years ago – a 2D platformer on a Nintendo console? Enter Wario Land: The Shake Dimension (aka Wario Land: Shake It! in the US).
December 15, 2009
November 25, 2009
Balancing the expectations of a veteran enthusiast who grew up with Mario games, and a casual gamer only just getting to grips with the platforming exploits of the portly plumber was always going to be a tough task. Judging by the amount of laughs me and my girlfriend shared within our first few hours of the follow-up to the DS game, New Super Mario Bros. Wii makes a decent fist of it. And it does it in vibrant and colourful style, with a grin-inducing spoonful of nostalgia to boot.
October 6, 2009
At the weekend, I found myself in Birmingham at the British International Comics Show (BICS), despite being completely ambivalent to comics while I was growing up. But a friend of mine was keen to go, and I decided to tag along, thinking that being a visual person there must be something of value for me in attending the show. In the end, I struck gold in the most unlikely of sources.
October 2, 2009
Having been inspired by this awesome minimalist Flickr set, I decided to knock up a similar set based on videogame characters. It’s a testament to the details of these character designs that they can be recognised when reduced to a few simple shapes and colours.
Edit: Due to some demand, I’ve put these up for sale as t-shirts and posters. Please follow these links to be taken to the various stores.
If you would like to buy these designs in another format, please drop me an email at infinitecontinues (at) yahoo.co.uk