Getting shout-outs from preteen boys
A few years back, I purchased a Mario outfit on eBay for my (then preteen) son to wear on Halloween. The outfit was a big hit that year – and then it went into the dress-up trunk.
This year, I rescued the red Mario baseball cap from the bottom of the bin and wore it all summer. This had the delightful side effect of eliciting spontaneous shout-outs from preteen boys wherever I went – “I like your hat!” “Are you a Mario fan?” “Hey Mario, where’s Luigi?”
It’s wonderful to spread joy and connection through beloved games. I’m just starting to play Mario Kart with my 5-year-old, who thinks it’s a blast. Mario forever!
I’m curious – what’s YOUR favorite Mario game? Do you play with your family and/or friends, or by yourself?
kenny miller (@kenbot)
October 8, 2012 @ 4:43 pm
We play mario kart all the time. The choice of tracks is a source of great delight for my daughter. She often selects courses that hilite my weaknesses.
October 8, 2012 @ 6:34 pm
Mario Kart for n64. It brought my friends and I together for nights on end competing, battling, having fun and sharing funny stories of supposed shortcuts we found that ended up being dead ends.
October 9, 2012 @ 11:17 am
oddly, for one of your followers, I don’t really like video games 🙂 I just like your writing!
Michael Witham (@mgwitham)
October 9, 2012 @ 3:26 pm
Mario Kart. Hands down.
SuperNES and n64 Mario Karts are great, I have to give the slight edge to n64 because of the drifting mini-turbos. It appeals to a higher level of mastery.