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With the first look at The Super Mario Bros movies.reception has been mixed, but one particular shine has fans reminiscing about some of their biggest gaming sins.
Super Mario 64 It was an amazing game and remains one of the most innovative in the series, but it’s also potentially the only video game in existence that allows players to commit mass penguin genocide. If you weren’t knocking the cute polygonal penguins off the map, you’re lying.
Surprisingly, those cute little penguins are part of the film adaptation, standing out even more than Chris Pratt’s Mario. Shown to be at war with Bowser, the internet has had a nostalgia-driven reaction to his appearance. Sins of old pile up as fans must confront their penguin-killing past.
Comparisons have also been made with the penguin of the backyardigans, which may make you wonder if Illumination Animation just cut the character model. The king of the penguins is being voiced by The walking Dead Khary Payton, so we can still hold out hope for some zombie penguins.
The penguins seem to be a crucial part of the movie, which is a bit surprising given that they’ve hardly been involved in the games since. Mario 64. A very popular school of thought is that the king penguin will be revealed to have survived one of Mario’s many penguin tie-ins in 64.
The Super Mario Bros movie will be released on April 7, 2023 with a cast including Jack Black, Charlie Day, Anya Taylor-Joy and many more in Nintendo’s second attempt at a Mario movie.