- KK Slider's death sound effect has him let out a dying howl.
- The Goomba: A Sad Tale Of Madness involves a Goomba's well, sad tale of madness. Poor guy has to watch his own kind drown in lava. And his kind just treat him like a jerk. One fan of said level actually made a prequel. It reveals that the Goomba was once a Toad before he was turned into a Goombanote Remember, that Toad most likely has a family.
- The Lakitu: A Tale Of Friendship has Mario and his Lakitu friend help each other out, like friends would do, until Mario witnesses Lakitu being annihilated by Bob-Ombs.
- A meta example. Even though most of the community had already moved on to the sequel, for many people it was still sad to see that the original's online functionalities were going away on no other day than March 31st 2021.
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