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Bleck’s Castle (Super Paper Mario)

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

November 2012 is Dark Labyrinth Month on Oases of Beauty. This entry takes a look at Bleck’s Castle from Super Paper Mario, a sidescrolling Action-Adventure for the Wii.

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Gloam Valley (Super Paper Mario)

Posted by on Aug 13, 2012 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

August 2012 is the Sunset Special on Oases of Beauty. This entry looks at the world of Chapter 2-1 from Super Paper Mario, a sidescrolling Action-Adventure game for the Wii.

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The Top 10 Games That Remember They’re Games

Posted by on Oct 22, 2011 in From the Archives | 1 comment

Alice Kojiro is frustrated with today’s colorless, yet overly garish, melodramatic world of gaming, and celebrates games that remember a simpler time.

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The Underwhere (Super Paper Mario)

Posted by on Aug 29, 2011 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

August 2011 is Nintendo Month for Oases of Beauty: a look at worlds from games from each generation of Nintendo consoles. Today’s featured world is The Underwhere from Super Paper Mario, a Action-Adventure game for the Wii.

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