Capcom: “What if we had a Frankenstein character who was also gay beefcake?”
Everyone else: “Yeah, that sounds good. Let’s do it. Butts and such.”
A weird little footnote about the Milli Vanilli episode of the Saturday morning Mario Bros. cartoon:
Milli Vanilli member Rob Pilatus was found dead of a suspected drug and alcohol overdose on April 2, 1998. As long as we’re talking about weird musical connections to make with Super Mario Bros., it’s worth noting that Wendy O. Williams, the Plasmatics lead singer for whom Bowser’s daughter takes her name, committed suicide just four days later.
Let’s celebrate the summer with various images from the Marvel Swimsuit Specials.
Why isn’t this still a thing Marvel?
It’s Earthbound’s 20th anniversary today. In honor of this, I point out one unsolved bit of the game’s pop culture magic: the title screen. Apparently no one knows where this background image came from. Certainly seems like a digitized version of some bit of pop culture, doesn’t it?
I’d forgotten I did this a while back: a handy guide to the many strange errors in the end credits to Super Mario Bros. 2.
Shulk’s swimsuit costume render from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS.
It’s great to see Nintendo providing the male characters with some fan service costumes. Hopefully Captain Falcon, Ike, Little Mac, etc. are not too far behind. (I’m not sure why Shulk’s head has grown this size though…)