Let's get this out of the way first -- Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES, 1 player, 500 Wii Points), Ecco: The Tides of Time (Sega Genesis, 1 player, 800 Wii Points), and DRAGON SPIRIT (TurboGrafx-16, 1 player, 600 Wii Points) are the classics hitting the Wii Shop Channel today. All of that is really great, but this rubs a sore spot in me, and I can't ignore it.
Where the hell is Wart?
The villainous, vegetable-fearing toad, famous for causing terror in the dreamland of Subcon in Super Mario Bros. 2 gets absolutely no respect. Many of that game's characters have gone on to have successful, budding videogame careers -- Shyguy for instance, has found work in the Mario Kart series, Yoshi's Island, and even Super Mario 64. Even Pokey, a God damned cactus, was raised from the dead to appear as Mummipokey in the smash hit, New Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo DS.
But Wart? As far as I know, the guy hasn't worked since 2001's Game Boy Advance title, Super Mario Advance. There are a lot of unsuccessful Nintendo characters fans want to see return; Kid Icarus' Pit, for instance, has graced the Super Smash Bros. universe. Can we at least get a Wart/Bowser team up this generation? A mini-game in Wii Fitness featuring Wart as an aerobics instructor?
I'm just saying -- give the guy a break.
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