This is a fun DVD with episodes of the Super Mario Bros. Super Show, which is a 1989 cartoon show based on the characters from the popular Nintendo games. It may be an old cartoon, but it still is a great one if you are like Mario. It can appeal to both young and old Mario gamers because Mario is still a recognizable character for kids today with new games still being released as part of the Mario series of games. Some kids, though, may not get how much the sound effects are the same as the old video games, but they do not have to understand that to enjoy the show. Older gamers, like me, though, will recognize how every time the characters jump they use the same jumping sound effect, as from the games.
The animation is not the best and the characters sure do not look quite like they do today in the improved graphic games, but looking back at the Mario games out at the time the look of Mario and the others is way better in the show than the games.
The episodes on this DVD are all parodies of different classic stories with the Mario Bros. (Mario and Luigi), the Princess, and Toad, a mushroom guy, fighting Koopa, the bad guy.
The first episode is called Mario and the Beanstalk. It is a close parody of Jack and the Beanstalk with not too many changes to the basic way the story works. The second is called The Adventures of Sherlock Mario as a sort of parody of Sherlock Holmes, but it still keeps Sherlock Holmes as a character as well as making Mario become a Sherlock Holmes kind of character to solve the mystery when Sherlock Holmes is captured by Koopa. The third episode is called Hooded Robin and His Mario Men and is a parody of Robin Hood. The fourth episode is called Little Red Riding Princess and is another very recognizable parody (Little Red Riding Hood parody), but does change the story more than the Beanstalk one. The fifth episode is called Koopenstein and is a parody of Frankenstien.
Overall these are enjoyable episodes of the show, although, I really do not like the rap style theme song, but the rest of the show is enjoyable for Mario fans young and old and I am sure many do not mind or even will like the rap theme song.
Viewing Format: DVD
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