This series of posts are about entertainment that I recommend when people ask me for recommendations. It also includes place-specific “entertainment”, such as beautiful gardens; it might be stretching the definition of entertainment, but I enjoy myself in the places I recommend.
They are not universal recommendations. I wouldn’t recommend a dark thriller to someone looking for something nice and happy; I’d recommend a romance.
They aren’t perfect or without mistakes.
Art is never finished, only abandoned. ~ Leonard da Vinci
Super Mario games by Nintendo
To be clear, I’m talking about the Super Mario platform games here, such as Super Mario 64, Super Mario Odyssey, Super Mario Galaxy, etc.
If someone asked me what kind of game merch I’d want the most I’d be picking between two games series I love. If I wanted something cool and potentially understated, I’d go for Legend of Zelda (and I’m sure those games or at least one of them will show up in a future post).
Otherwise, I’d always pick Super Mario.
As I write this I’m actually wearing a gray T-shirt with Mario, Peach, Yoshi, Toad, and Luigi on it. They look happy and colorful.
I think that is a big reason I love these platform games. Simple, primary colors; cute characters; good platform designs; and iconic music.
If I had to pick one game over all the others, it would probably be Super Mario Odyssey. The latest and a great one. I wasn’t fully sold on it at first.
I played it from a space where I ruin games for myself (completionist kind of play).
I quickly switched though (switched on the Switch, lol), and enjoyed the rest of the game a lot. I’ve also enjoyed watching some speed runs of it. Even entertained the idea of trying to casually speed run it sometime.
If only I had more time, as if I don’t have too many things I’d love to do already.
Super Mario games appeal to me on several levels. I love good platform games, but Super Mario have more as I listed above. Sometimes I just listen to the music on YouTube.
So if you want some easy to listen to music, some clean looking design, and to press a button to jump at the right time, Super Mario is for you too.
One thing though: Don’t play the games for the story. They all have the outdated story of save the princess. But nothing is perfect, eh?