Saturday, January 2, 2010

My second favorite gift this Christmas

Well really I shouldn't rank them, it might make some of the other gifts I guess we'll just say one of my favorites : ).
This year I was given the new old school Super Mario Bros. game for my Wii.

I was really excited about this because honestly I completely adore this game. I never get tired of it. I'm not very good at it but really I never get tired of it. Mario has always held a special place in my heart. I used to play it when I was really small (like 5-6) and I learned some valuable life lessons:
 - Turtles should always be jumped on and then kicked or they come back to bite you (unless they're spikey turtles, then you just run).
 - Creatures throwing things out of clouds are of the devil. Straight up.
 - Being small does have its advantages but not very often.
 - Flying is extremely helpful but never being able to master it makes it a hazard of the most extreme kind.
 - If you don't get the right pattern in the castle of life you'll be going in circles forever.
 - Boomerangs are also hazards of the devil and should be avoided.

The new game is especially awesome because you can play with four people at once in the same screen. The chaos that results from this is FANtastic. Since you're all there you can also push each other around, pick some one up and throw them, and jump on others' heads. The yelling caused by all this is absolutely priceless and playing with my family was the ultimate highlight of my Christmas vacation. Hearing the words "STOP pushing me!" and "Get OFF my head!" come out of my father's, my sister's, and my brother's mouth was the best ever. Laughing ensued.