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Sunday, May 31, 2015

My Top 5: Mario Memes

Before we start, let me say that I'm sorry for not posting in forever. I've been busy with school lately. However, now that it's Summer, I'll try to post more often.

Welcome to another Top 5 post where I (obviously) post my top five favorite things about Mario topics. For the first one, go here: http://miscoloredpipe.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2014-07-25T00:00:00-07:00&max-results=7

So let's start.



1. Weegee

Is there anything as... odd as this?

How it was Made: The picture of Weegee was created after Luigi's weird sprite in Mario is Missing!



Why it's a Good Meme: I take the advantage of every bad game I can. Most of the Mario Edutainment games are pretty bad. Not Hotel Mario level, but still pretty bad. A perfect example of this is Weegee. The Luigi sprite from Mario is Missing! was creepy enough to become famous on the internet for a long time.








Saturday, September 27, 2014

Miscolored Pipe's 20th POST!! The Whomp Revisited: IN MOVIE FORMAT

Alright, so the title is very weird. But what's clear about it is it's our 20TH POST!!! So I'm going to "Revisit" my Whomp post. So sure, it's the same post, but now it's a video! And it's actually cool looking. Here's Miscolored Pipe's 20th post:

 
Thanks for watching and keep checking for my next "special" post: the 30th!
 
Also keep checking my YouTube channel which should come up if you search Tobias Hysell!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Best Retro Gaming Comebacks of All Time (Super Smash Bros 4 3DS/ Wii U)

The three retro newcomers (kind of).
You can't believe how excited I am for this game. I wasn't able to order the Japanese version, but this game looks really cool. Even though this technically isn't a Mario game, it's still a game with Mario in it (as a main character). Plus I've been trying to do this post for a long time. So let's start.

Even though Pac-Man and Little Mac aren't technically counted as "retro", when you think of Little Mac and Pac-Man, you don't think of "Arm Wrestling" (yes, that's a real game in the Punch Out series) and "Pac-Man Pinball Arrangement". You think of the original "Pac-Man" and the third game in the series, "Mike Tyson's Punch Out" (or the arcade Punch Out or whatever). So I count them as "retro".

Anyway, time to finally get back on task. So the other person is... wait- WHAT!?

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WHA--?
If you guys can't read Japanese (like me) that says DUCKHUNT. And that's the Duckhunt Dog and a blue duck from the NES game "Duck Hunt". But that's not all. There's also people from "Aggon's Ally" and "Wild Gunman" included in not only attacks, but also his final smash. The only problem with these two is the Dog's laugh has changed to the very annoying and taunting beeping to a less annoying and very quiet actual laugh. That's not really a bad thing, but that's his trademark and you can barely even hear the laugh under the music. However, when I found out this wasn't a rumor, I wouldn't stop asking for the game! Unfortunately, I have to wait until Christmas.
 
Still, on to Pac-Man. I love how they not only incorporated the classic Pac-Man into this, but also other retro Namco games. Games like "Galaga", "Mappy", even "Don-Chan"! I just love Pac-Man. But that's not even the coolest part: his final smash is he turns into Super Pac-Man and eats the other contestants. They even turn into a pair of eyes like the ghosts!
 
 
 
The final character is Little Mac, who even though is cool to have in SSB4, it's not really that exciting. I mean, it's better than his unfortunate appearance in Captain Rainbow where he's super obese, but they didn't really do anything to him. Sure, Doc Martin and Giga Mac are in it, but otherwise he's just punching. However, I do like the fact that he's returning.
 
I do like this outfit, though.
 
In conclusion, I'm very excited about these retro characters, even though they each have at least one downfall. But I really want this game and I'll definitely do another post on this game. However, next post is very special, for it's my 20th post! See you there!
 
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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Mario Kart 64/ 8 Advertisements

Now before you don't read this, it's advertisements in the game. Not ones that air on TV.

Anyway, we need to actually get started. So today I'm going to talk about the advertisements in Mario Karts 64 and 8. So let's start talking about Mario Kart 64.

The advertisements are pretty clever in this game. Well, at least in the Japanese version the are. Take a look:

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As you can very plainly see, these are spoofing real companies: Koopa Air is making fun of Goodyear with the color scheme, Luigip is parodying Agip,  Marioro is poking fun at Marlboro and Yoshi 1 is mocking Mobil 1. Now we need to talk about one specific sign in Mario Kart 8:
 
The Shy Guy Metals sign in Mario Kart 8.
 
This is actually making two references to the Mario series. First, the Shy Guy Metals company is seen in Shy Guy Falls:
 
Notice the jewels in the mine cart are the same as
the one in the sign's illustration.
 
The other thing is when Shy Guy Metals started: 1987. Recognize that date? It's when Shy Guys were first interduced in Doki Doki Panic.
 
So that's a little bit about the ads in two of the Mario Kart games. Tell me if you find any more secrets hidden in the advertisements!
 
However, keep checking my blog for more Mario related content!
 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

My Top 5 Mario Characters Who Should be Playable in the Smash Bros. Series

I know that the characters for SSB4 are already confirmed, but I've decided to do this post anyway, just in case they make new characters. So I've decided to do this topic to say who I want to be in it. I'm also going to list possible Final Smashes for each person. By the way, this is in order from least wanted to most wanted. Enjoy!

5. Petey Piranha

Petey Piranha from Mario Super Sluggers.
 
I feel Petey Piranha would be a great character for SSB. He's a huge, strong, man-eating plant-like humanoid. And if you think he looks non-threatening, look at him in SSBB:
 
I feel bad for poor Kirby.
 
His final smash could be he can shoot the brown goo from Sunshine and it can hurt people. He could also be invincible while he's spitting goo.
 
So if you think Petey isn't that strong, think again...
 
4. Waluigi
 
Waluigi from Mario Party 9.

Waluigi isn't that strong, but he is mean and rude. He can use the tennis racquet, punches, kicks and other abilities he's done in previous games.
 
His final smash could be like Solid Snake's in SSBB. He could come up to the front of the screen and fires tennis balls at other people.
 
Otherwise, he'd be pretty useless...
...oh well.
 
3. False Bowser

 

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Bowser... Maybe?
Sure, this is a weird character, but roll with it for a second.
 
So False Bowser has actually been in a lot of games, but it's hard to tell. However, his first appearance was in the one, the only Super Mario Bros.In world 1, it was really a Goomba, in world 2, a Green Koopa Troopa, then a Buzzy Beetle, then a Spiny, then a Lakitu, then a Blooper and finally, a Hammer Bro. Yeah, there's a lot of false Bowsers.
 
It's rumored that False Bowsers are created by using spells put on by Bowser to create another Bowser for Mario to defeat while not killing the real Bowser, so when all of these Bowsers are spread across the Mushroom Kingdom, the real Bowser is safe while Mario is still fighting Bowser, just not the real one.
 
Or, as Mario Wiki says:
 
"The False Bowsers are various species that were transformed by Bowser's black magic."
 
Well, I should of said something shorter, like that.
 
Anyway, his final smash could be he creates multiple other False Bowsers that act like CPUs on your team (of course, they would need to have a different color pallet than the one you're playing as).
 
Well, enough said about False Bowser.
 
2. Captain Toad
Captain Toad from his upcoming game, "Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker".
 
I don't care if this is another odd character, but I want him in Smash Bros.! Nintendo is making him more and more of a main character, like what they're doing to Rosalina, so eventually I believe he'll be a main character.
 
His final smash could be he can fly around in the Starshroom and could shoot stars or something. Plus, he could be fast with an average jump. I feel he'll be fun to play with.
 
Now, a person who multiple people want to be in the Smash series and who should definitely make a 3-D return from the retro games...
 
1. Wart, the leader of the 8-Bits and enemy of Subcon
Wart, the best retro Mario boss (in my opinion).


 
Sure, this is overdone and obvious. So sue me (not really because those aren't actual offenses).
 
So Wart has only appeared in three games as a main character (not counting remakes, but counting both Doki Doki Panic and Super Mario Bros. 2): Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic; Super Mario Bros. 2 and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (known as Mamu, his Japanese name). How awesome would it be to appear as a playable character and not 8-Bit!?
 
His final smash could be he sends Phantos to fly around and hurt people. They could also follow people.
 
And that's my Top 5 Mario characters who should be in SSB4 or in the future. Who knows? Maybe they will be in it...
 
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Sunday, August 3, 2014

My Thoughts on New Super Luigi U (Plus a Very Special Announcement!)

So let's start this post off with a very exciting subject that will make this blog way easier to write for me. So if you remember my birthday post I never mentioned any presents that I got. So let me show you a picture of a present I got:
 
The present.

Well, the picture isn't that great, but you can sort of tell it's a black Wii. However, it's not. It's a Wii U! I got one! So now I can do better posts and explain my thoughts on new and new-ish games! Let's start!
 
So I'm starting off with probably my favorite Wii U game: New Super Luigi U. This game has challenging levels, a very strict time limit and my second favorite character in the Mario series (1. Petey Piranha 2. Nabbit 3. King Boo) as a playable character for free ( Nabbit was downloadable in Mario Golf: World Tour. You had to pay to unlock him along with Toadette, Rosalina and Gold Mario)! This game is just awesome.
 
Another thing I like about this game is the secrets. I think it's cool to add secret Luigis to every level and have secret levels (like most games, really). The only bad secret: The secret ending was terrible.
 
I'm sorry I cant's find a picture of it, but you guys might know that you can play as Nabbit by holding ZL while selecting a level. If you complete the last level as Nabbit, you get a secret ending. What is it? The same ending with Nabbit hiding in the top right corner. It's pretty dumb, but trust me: it's way easier to play as Nabbit. You can't get hurt, you can only die from falling into a pit, being crushed or being burnt and every item you collect turns into 1-ups at the end.
 
So that's my review of New Super Luigi U. Sure, I'm pretty late to review this, but it was still fun to do and I hope you guys like it. Also, now I'm even more excited about the Wii U, even though I've had it for eight days! Have fun playing this game and celebrating a late year of Luigi!
 
However, don't spend all your time playing! Keep checking my blog for more awesome Mario content!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Happy 15th Post/ Birthday to Me!

Here it is, guys! I've been planning this for about two weeks! I made...

A Mario Mural!

My Mario Mural!
 
Today I'm turning twelve! Also, we're celebrating the 15th post! Congratulations to us! Well, I hope you guys like the mural and thanks for waiting five days for this!
 
Keep checking my blog for more Mario related content!