: Snake, you know who that is? Solid Snake
: You're kidding, right? It's Mario. Col. Campbell
: Mario made his first appearance in 1981, and since then, he's become a worldwide phenomenon. There's probably not a single person who doesn't know Mario. He's that
famous. Solid Snake
: Good thing I survived long enough to meet him on the field of battle
"THANK YOU MARIO! BUT OUR PRINCESS IS IN ANOTHER CASTLE!" "A Mario Brother never says "can't", Luigi!" "Thank you so much for to playing my game!" "It's a picture, but I wouldn't call it art." Mario:
Nice of the princess to invite us over for a picnic, eh Luigi? Luigi:
I hope she made lotsa spaghetti! Mario:
Luigi, look! It's from Bowser
! [reading Bowser's note] "Dear pesky plumbers, The Koopalings and I have taken over the Mushroom Kingdom! The princess is now a permanent guest at one of my seven Koopa Hotels. I dare you to find her if you can!" We gotta find the princess! Luigi:
gotta help us! Mario:
If you need instructions on how to get through the hotels, check out the enclosed instruction book
Gee, it's kinda dark... Luigi:
You bring a light? Mario: No
Well, maybe a Koopa will lend us his! If we 'persuade' him.
"Ghosts...don't...DIE! Heh, heh, heh! Can you get out of here......alive?" "Do you hear the baby stars? These newborns will grow up to become galaxies someday. When stars die, they turn to stardust and scatter across the cosmos. Eventually, that stardust reforms to create a new star... And so the cycle of life continues. But the cycle never repeats itself in quite the same way.... So...you'll see." "Welcome, welcome new galaxy!" "The summit. It is always the pure essence of challenge that burns in an adventurer's heart. Leaping from here will take all the boldness you possess. You better make sure it's a long jump."
"In Nintendo you control a little man who runs around the screen trying to stay alive while numerous powerful and inexplicably hostile forces try to kill him. It's a lot like New York." "Super Mario Bros. is equivalent to the Big Bang of our gaming universe. If it were not for this blindingly spectacular creation, digital entertainment as we know it today would not exist.
"I like Mario. It's a game that glorifies the fat, blue collar worker..." "Ya know, Mario, I have a lotta respect for you. If
I was livin' in New York, and like, I went through a fuckin' toilet, and suddenly found myself in a kingdom where I had to always rescue some fuckin' dumb bitch who always gets herself kidnapped...I...I would not have the patience for that."
"Have you-a ever seen a plunger, in-a these-a hands!?!?" "It may just be because I too suffer from a terrible genetic disability called an older brother, but I've always preferred Luigi to Mario. He's usually made out as a coward, but hey, Falstaff was a coward! Show me a Shakespearean character whose sole defining features are blindly following the instructions of some prissy royal bitch and a tendency to jump on things... okay, Macbeth, perhaps." "I've probably spent more time with Mario than, literally, with members of my own family over the past 32 years...He's a cultural phenomenon, because he was at the center of a growing medium. He's kinda the poster boy of an entirely new medium that just developed a few decades ago. So, unless you were type of kid who grew up with a Genesis—And, growing up in the 80's and 90's, I still have I still have lot a problems with people who owned Genesises. Genesis was for the rich kids. Nintendo was for the workin' man." "One night under heavy doses of narcotics, I was playing Super Mario Bros. 3 and one of my friends thought it would be funny to record what I was saying so I could hear myself later when I was coherent. Here is a transcription of the things I said:
'Oh shit! I got the shoe! I'm so invincible! Oh! Eat it, you bitch! You don't understand! I got the damn SHOE!
It's the shoe! And look at how cute I am with my stupid plumber head poking out of the wind up sock! I am the cutest invincible shoe rider ever! Mario! Mario! He's in the ULTRA green SHOOEEE!'"