This is sort of another case of me "doing an edutainment Mario game right," but its connection to the Mario's Early Years series pretty much begins and ends with the game's title. Why are they called "MARIO'S Early Years" anyway? He's an adult in those games. In this game, though, he's 12 years old, which is why he doesn't have his famous mustache. Like many of my other more chocolate SMW hack, this features hand-drawn graphics for the foregrounds, backgrounds, and some sprites.