Mario games never click with me immediately. But given enough time, I always seem to wind up back in the world of a certain moustachioed friend. That was true for Super Mario 64 and, much more recently, Super Mario Odyssey. Continue reading
This might actually be the craziest vid featured in this series to date. I am, to put it mildly, baffled and alarmed that such a video exists, anywhere, ever. To call this a video is almost too kind; “crime against humanity” is a far more apt term.
Who, I hear you cry, who would choose willingly to bring together twerking and Super Mario 64?! I hear your pleas and feel your pain; and I have learned who is to blame.
I really just want to understand. How did this happen? La Maquina – did they go to prison for this? Who are they? Where are they from? Are/were they popular? Did they get permission from Nintendo to use the music, the sound effects, everything?! (These aren’t simply rhetorical questions by the way – there’s nothing on these guys in English and I don’t speak Spanish so I genuinely don’t know.) From what I can determine, Los Hechiceros De La Maquina, the album containing El Rap De Mario, was released in 2003. Was this music video made in 2003 too? I find it hard, no, impossible to believe that it wasn’t a product of the 90s.
If anyone reading this can tell us anything about these childhood-robbing criminals or their crimes, do drop a comment. Three words: Know. Your. Enemy.
I can remember the first time I became aware of the difference in speed between PAL and NTSC games. It was some time after I got my Gamecube when I recognised it. I’d always heard 60hz was better so I always picked the option when the game started but I never noticed any change until one day when I was playing Super Monkey Ball’s bowling minigame. This particular minigame features a rapidly moving cursor that requires ridiculously precise timing to aim your ball. At some point I noticed that if you played in 50hz mode, the game became much easier – the speed was reduced to the point that you could get the ball centre of the alley most, if not all of the time. Continue reading