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  • AuthorityFigure - August 21, 2012 1:25 a.m.

    I have Mario's Super Picross (マリオのスーパーピクロス Mario no Sūpā Pikurosu?) on the Wii. It wasn't released outside of Japan, and the GameBoy game is the sequel to it.
  • Japanaman - August 20, 2012 10:43 a.m.

    I loved all of my Nintendo Adventure Books as a kid. I had around 6, I think.
  • zombi3grim - August 19, 2012 7:16 a.m.

    Yup, havent seen any of these.
  • D0CCON - August 18, 2012 5:53 p.m.

    We still have a Mario DDR mat in storage. My sister and I got into thosoe DDR games for awhile at the time and we only had a Gamecube, so that was our only choice.
  • alexandre-bret - August 18, 2012 10:53 a.m.

    Hahah I have one of those choose your own adventures books my bought 20 years ago. Bowser kidnapped Mario and Luigi was looking for him in the castle.
  • Silentkit - August 18, 2012 9:44 a.m.

    It's weird to see Nintendo so ahead of the curve in the 90's. Downloadable titles? UPDATES?? That's crazy talk.
  • PhantasyPopStar - August 18, 2012 8 a.m.

    Unless they plan on releasing these on the Iphone/Ipad it is completely useless. Shame, I used to respect Nintendo. But turning a blind eye to the more obvious and successful gaming platform is pretty much unforgivable..
  • Godzillarex - August 18, 2012 12:11 a.m.

    Awesome! Raphael and Wario are my favorites from your list. I think the fight with Bowser at the end of Yoshi's Island was also extremely well designed. The way it turned into a pseudo 3-D level was very impressive for it's time, and I've never forgotten it. I'm a huge fan of Super Mario RPG as well. The fact that Culex was an optional boss because he was so damned hard to beat definitely made conquering him all the more memorable and satisfying.
  • J-Fid - August 17, 2012 9:02 p.m.

    I knew 5 of these, and I know someone who owns Mario DDR. Mario and Wario is not just referenced in Pokemon, but the bucket is also a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
  • Thequestion 121 - August 17, 2012 8:03 p.m.

    I knew about a few of these games, but all in all a great article!
  • talleyXIV - August 17, 2012 7:09 p.m.

    Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix is not really obscure at all. I have seen it in multiple gaming stores.
  • Darkhawk - August 17, 2012 5:10 p.m.

    Thank goodness for Cousin ROM. Going to grab a bunch of these.
  • RacattackForce - August 17, 2012 5 p.m.

    Mario & Wario is actually referenced in first Pokemon games, interestingly enough.
  • ThatGamerDude - August 17, 2012 4:19 p.m.

    Although it's just a re-skinned version of the of the original SMB, I think All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros. remains the most obscure Mario game period.
  • n00b - August 17, 2012 3:53 p.m.

    mario teaches typing
  • shawksta - August 17, 2012 3:09 p.m.

    Damn there's a surprising amount I never even heads of, nice. Mario can do whatever he wants and his character won't be off by the slightest, that's how Mario's able to get away with it all!
  • Hyawatta - August 17, 2012 1:29 p.m.

    Mario Clash was my favorite Virtual Boy game. I hope they make a multiplayer version for the 3DS!
  • BladedFalcon - August 17, 2012 1:26 p.m.

    Huh, and true enough, I really knew almost nothing about these games- Save for the DDR Mario one, i actually think that one isn't really obscure. I mean, it was all over the Internet back when it was announced.

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