Only 2 days left until the release of the highly anticipated Super Mario Odyssey! As such the 25th installment of 31 days is:
Approach to the Mansion - Paper Mario
Almost all Mario games have had some form of Boo house or creepy manor. It is probably as iconic as world 1-1 in terms of Mario games. Some of the songs are fun and playful which mirrors the nature of the boos that inhabit these areas. Other songs are not so light. As a matter of fact they’re quite unnerving.
Come to think of it the series with the most creeptastic music in general is the Paper Mario series. You have this song, Creepy Steeple, River Twigz (bed), and a couple more that escape me at the moment. I like this song personally because it captures that haunted house feeling really well and listening to this reminds me of the basement music from Resident Evil (PS1). As far as other Mario games go I can only recall the boo mansion from super Mario 64 having any unnerving music.
Nope! Nope! Nope!
With Super Mario Odyssey drawing near I wonder what we will get. Each area seems very open with tons of places to explore. One of the world’s looks like it belongs in a Tim Burton film so I have high hopes for that. The potential for some classic Nintendo nightmare fuel is rather massive. Now do I think we will get something like that? Maybe. With the way the music and overall tone seems to be going I’m expecting something more akin to shifty boo mansion for this games “boo house”. An area that is thematically spooky but not scary, which isn’t a problem at all. Considering the open nature of Odyssey though I would not be surprised if there were some dark moments subtly/discreetly placed in the game.
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