Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Do you guys remember how in Super Mario Bros 3 there was a little "Help" speech bubble coming out of the princess's castle? I have this clear memory of playing Mario 3 as a kid and seeing that speech bubble and having a clear goal, I just had to get to that freaking castle.

In the intro sequence Super Mario Galaxy there is an homage to this with the same "Help" speech bubble coming out of the princess's castle. I didnt think about it when I played the game but I noticed it when I watched the Intro sequence on youtube in Japanese. Here all the toads Mario runs past in the intro have speech bubbles in Japanese but the speech bubble coming out from the castle is the classic "Help" bubble, still in English, just like in Mario 3.