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Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by shaunj66, Feb 5, 2007.
What?! It still wasn't released in Japan? ...or is it a new version (seem more likely). If so, what's new in this one?
strange but maby it's wan't dumped yet.
NFO says it's a V1.2
They might have ditched the E-Card Reader support. Haven't checked it out yet.
Tell me raccoon-suit Mario doesn't put a big fat smile on all your faces =)
just wondering... why does a racoon-suit make mario fly? Raccoons can't fly can they.. ?
In Japan they can.
it's a magical raccoon dammit..!
hehe, or the gliding/flying squirrel kind like in Rocky & Bullwinkle
Well... and all the other details of the Mushroom Kingdom makes sense, uh?
Try eating a mushroom (an Amanita muscaria) to become bigger. Tell what will really happen.
In Japanese mythology Raccoons are said to have magical powers that they use to play tricks on humans - this explains why Raccoon-Mario can fly.
The Tanuki, a raccoon-like animal [not actually a raccoon] is another animal noted in Japanese mythology that has magical powers that they use to help &/or play tricks on humans. I believe that the Tanuki suit allowing Mario the ability to transform into a statue is a nod to the anime 'Pon Poko Tanuki' where a pack of Tanuki's try to prevent humans from bulldozing their forest by transforming into Buddhist statues to make humans believe that the forest is a sacred area. They apparently have the ability to transform into humans as well.
So yeah, it's more of a Japanese cultural thing.
Of course it makes you become bigger ! Didn't you even try it once by yourself ?
These magical bad-asses also have ginormous testicles heehee
See? Someone a little more cultured answering...
I belive that the mushroom is a reference to Alice in Wonderland.
No it's a psilocybin/psilocin mushroom, that's why Mario gets bigger.
Super Mario Bros.3 release dates:
JPN October 23, 1988
NA February 12, 1990
EU August 29, 1991
Pom Poko is a 1994 movie. How can Super Mario Bros.3 make a nod to that?
The fact that Mario can transform into a Jizou stone statue is probably because it is another recurring japanese mythology/folklore (like the Tanuki thing).
EDIT: "Tanuki in Japanese folklore are mischievous, lazy, cheerful and gullible creatures who use their supernatural shape-shifting powers to trick humans. It is often said that a Tanuki would put a leaf on top of their head and chant in order to change its form into anything (for example, a monk)."
A stone statue of a monk. Problem solved.