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Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros.

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Post by Validecember » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:20 am

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A couple of years ago, the Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia came out in Japan. Nintendo is now finally working together with publishers such as Dark Horse to bring the book west.

Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, and Amazon France all have the Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia up for pre-order. It also has pages on Amazon US and Amazon Canada, though it can’t be reserved there just yet. All sites are currently pointing to a June 15 release.

The Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia contains 256 pages. It’s packed with information and art for 17 different games. You’ll find explanations of characters, items, and level designs plus various interviews with the developers and anecdotes.
I wonder if it'll finally reveal the Mario timeline?

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Post by Antisocial » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:43 am

I can't wait to get my hands on one so I can complain about how much of the canon they got wrong.

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Post by VG_Addict » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:07 pm

I'll buy it.

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Post by X-3 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:11 pm

Will it explain why Marty the Thwomp was imprisoned?

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Post by е и ժ е я » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:21 pm

[QUOTE="X-3, post: 1622869, member: 27765"]Will it explain why Marty the Thwomp was imprisoned?[/QUOTE]
Free Marty
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Post by Marilincarnation » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:59 pm

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Post by Validecember » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:14 pm

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This book isn't nearly as dense as the Zelda Encyclopedia (though what were you expecting?), focusing on the "core" Mario platforming series to the neglect of the rest of the franchise. It's still really well-made, and has some trivia even I didn't know. Would recommend for any hardcore Mario fan.

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Post by Validecember » Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:10 am

Some kewl facts from the book:
  • Takashi Tezuka is a few months younger than my dad.
  • Apparently it's still canon that Wario is Mario's "childhood rival".
  • Morton has "the most massive body" of the Koopalings.
  • It seems nobody knows who or what the blue-hued Bowser doppelgangers from The Lost Levels are.
  • Biokinton is "a chicken dispenser" concealed by a cloud.
  • That weird, fire-breathing Nipper Plant at the end of World 7-8 in SMB3 is called a "White Piranha".
  • The huge Mario toy that makes up Mario Zone in Super Mario Land 2 is made of tin.
  • Toad and Captain Toad are not the same person.
  • The killer chairs from Big Boo's Haunt in SM64 are called "Killer Chairs".
  • Mario's favorite food is spaghetti.
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Post by Marilincarnation » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:15 am

^now that’s the hard-hitting journalism I was looking for

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Post by I REALLY HATE PRESENTS! » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:34 am

Never thought I'd read "Mario's butt" in an official Nintendo release. Then again, Nintendo did conceive Bowsette before the Internet did, so they're full of surprises.

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:12 pm

ugh more things that are really cool that i don't need but will buy anyway
Valigarmander wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:10 am
Morton has "the most massive body" of the Koopalings.
The awkwardness of how they phrased that is dangerously close to saying something we don't really need to know, like about Waluigi's star rod.

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