Two Lives to Live

Imagine not having only one life to live, but now you have two.

When you see a yellow box with a question mark. You have to jump and hit it, obviously!

Another day just walking through the park. All of a sudden, you find a box floating in the air with a question mark on it. Playing Mario multiple times before, you know what you have to do. Of course, you’re going to jump up and hit the block! That is what you do and out comes a green mushroom. It falls to the ground, starts moving to the right, and you chase after it. Finally catching up with it, you touch it, and it disappears.

Days goes by, even months and you go to the doctor for your yearly checkup. He tells you that he has discovered something that has given you another life, meaning if you would happen to die you have another chance to live. All of a sudden you freak out, well obviously, it’s crazy that you have another life. Thinking to yourself, you remember the trip to the park. Finally, it all comes together. Mario, a yellow question mark block, a green mushroom and another life, It was a 1-up mushroom!

What would you do? Now you have another life!

Let’s lay down some rules. This extra life is exactly how it is used in Mario if you would fall off a cliff or run into a Goomba you would be dead. Well in our world if you would run into a bus, but you get the idea.

I don’t know what I would do, should I just go to the top of a mountain, jump off and see what happens? I think I would have to do something like that, right? I need to utilize this 1-up, it’s not every day you find this kind of things lying around.

On the other hand, it would be pretty scary. I’m not sure if I would want to kick the bucket and come back, even if it was for only a few seconds. It would be pretty crazy, because who knows what actually happens to you in those few seconds when your gone. I find out when Mario falls off the edge of a platform, he just gets right back up and continues his journey. I’m not too sure that I would be able to get up like that and go on like nothing ever happened!

Now that I think about it, I’m not too sure that I want that 1-up. Maybe I should just stay away from yellow question mark boxes if I ever see one. They are pretty suspicious now that I think about it!

Top 3 – Best Mario Characters of All Time

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It comes down to this; a bunch of classic characters, but only one can be the best!

It is an epic showdown of… who is the greatest “Mario” character from back in the day (and current times). I call them the classic “Mario” characters because they were never creative enough to come up with an amazing group name (lol). I’m going to narrow it down to the top 3… then pick a winner.

Mario

Mario is an Italian plumber, no seriously he is. Mario could be called the leader of this group and he obviously is the most popular. I get the outfit and all, but one must think that it would get a little uncomfortable running around in suspenders all day.  This guy’s life mission is to save Princess Peach from Bowser (evil bad guy). I just don’t get this dude though. So, Peach runs off and Mario saves her… and then she runs off again…. and once again. Mario is there for the save. Just give it up already Mario, you already saved her once, and you really don’t need to every single time.

Yoshi

What more is there to say. This little green guy has a giant tongue and can fly, well not for a long time, but I count it as flying. He even lets Mario jump on his back and ride him, making him by far the nicest dinosaur I have ever seen. Yoshi actually saved Mario back on Yoshi’s Island (for the Super Nintendo. No, not the terrible 3DS remake).  Without Yoshi, there would be no Mario or Luigi. What other dinosaur would let you sit on their back? (as I mentioned). Exactly, there is no other.

Donkey Kong

The king of the jungle himself. Back in the day Mario and Donkey Kong used to be rivals. Donkey Kong was always throwing barrels at Mario as he tried to climb some ladders and save Princess Peach. Over time Donkey Kong turned to the good side, eventually leading to him and Mario putting aside their differences. Donkey Kong, with his side kick Diddy Kong, were a dynamic one-two punch. Donkey and Diddy ran through Donkey Kong Country together stepping on alligators and riding on frogs. Donkey Kong AKA DK is also known for his DK rap, if you don’t know what it is, I recommend you check it out, its pretty epic.

Three classic characters, but only one can win.

The winner is…

… wait for it…..

wait for it….

Yoshi!

Let’s face it without Yoshi there would never be a Mario game. If he would’ve never delivered Mario and Luigi to their parents, Mario would never have been anywhere near as popular as he was today. Who knows what would’ve happened to him?

I guess that it kind of helps that Yoshi is my favorite character, so I’m a little biased. But…. he wins!

Honorable Mention:

  • Toad
  • Peach
  • Luigi