Nintendo: Quit cranking it to Super Mario Run and buy some other Marios too

(To crank it to?)

The very first hint for Nintendo’s new cell phone game, Super Mario Run, is that you can play one-handed. It’s been a major part of the marketing, too. Here’s Shigeru Miyamoto playing Super Mario Run while eating a large cake, from last week.

And while the slogan is surely meant to communicate the ease of use and appeal to average mobile game players, folks of the online are liable to do more than eat cake while Super Mario Run-ing, unless by “eat cake” you mean “crank your genitals,” which I do, always. As Marie Antoinette famously did not say: “Let them pull pud.”

Anyways, Nintendo of America wants you to know that once you, uh, finish with Super Mario Run, you may go download — two-handedly — other, older Mario games, which are currently being sold at a discount.

Presumably you are NOT allowed to jack off to these Mario games.

Steven Hansen