It's time to embark on a fiery adventure, dear readers! Gather 'round as we delve into the sizzling realm of Mario vs. Donkey Kong's latest Nintendo Switch remake. Prepare yourselves, for we shall witness a transformation in Mario's fate, where flames fizzle and bums take center stage!
From the moment this remake was announced, fans eagerly questioned its faithfulness to the peculiar spin-off from 2004. We fondly recall the Super Mario RPG remake, true to its roots (including Peach's crude ??? collectible). However, it couldn't resist making some curious changes, like removing a Bruce Lee reference and denying Mario the joy of flashing a peace sign.
But lo and behold! The Mario vs. Donkey Kong remake seems to be faithfully treading the path of its predecessor in almost every way. However, we have stumbled upon a revelation, my friends, for a significant change has been uncovered. Brace yourselves, for it appears that Mario's notorious burning to death animation has been toned down to a mere flicker in the remake.
As pointed out by the keen Twitter user, SuperMarioOOC85, the original death animations in Mario vs. Donkey Kong were surprisingly brutal at times. Our beloved mustachioed plumber faced crushing, smacking, knockout blows, and most notably, being engulfed in flames until his demise. Now, we must clarify that he wasn't reduced to a charred corpse, but the sprite did portray him as rather worse for wear, thanks to those fiery encounters.
The question arose among fans: would the remake hush the flames, or would it resurrect Mario's varied fiery fate with high-definition finesse? In a twist that surprises no one, footage of the Switch version has revealed the significant toning down of Mario's death animations, especially when fire enters the picture.
Behold the clip shared by the vigilant SuperMarioOOC85! In this Switch version, Mario's fiery demise merely portrays him staring wide-eyed at the camera before clutching his derrière and tumbling off-screen. Apart from his posterior predicament, one would scarcely discern the fire's involvement if they weren't already aware. Such a stark contrast from his once-crispy fate in the Game Boy Advance rendition!
Now, my dear readers, allow your imagination to wander with me. Picture a scene, if you will, where Mario confronts a raging inferno with a brave heart. Flames dance and lick at his iconic red cap, threatening to reduce him to a pile of ash. But fear not! For in this magical remake, Mario faces the blaze with a newfound resilience, clutching his bum as he plummets into the unknown. Oh, the elegance! The sheer audacity of it all!
As we bid farewell to Mario's fiery escapades, let us revel in the knowledge that the Nintendo Switch remake has dimmed the flames, allowing our beloved plumber to avoid the perils of crispy calamity. With a touch of artistry and a dash of humor, this game breathes new life into our favorite hero's adventures.
So, dear readers, grab your Nintendo Switch, fasten your seatbelts, and prepare to journey through a world where flames fizzle, and bums take center stage. Mario vs. Donkey Kong's reincarnation awaits, beckoning us to witness a spectacle where the fiery theatrics of yore have transformed into a whimsical dance, leaving us in awe of Mario's ever-evolving destiny.