May The Verse Be With You: Pipe Dream

Playing Mario often felt like a pipe dream . . . For example, some bits really seemed impossible to get through! However, it still provided
Pipe Dream

Playing Mario often felt like a pipe dream . . . For example, some bits really seemed impossible to get through! However, it still provided what felt endless entertainment. Consequently, all those “pre-internet” hours spent playing surely deserve a tribute! Furthermore, that little red plumber’s a huge part of pop culture. And, there’s still new games being released now, from the franchise!

Pipe Dream

 

Must beat Bowser,

programmed to:

many levels

to get through . . .

 

I’ll need help from

Luigi

to help set the

Princess free

 

Kill the koopas,

find upgrades;

do it before

the time fades

 

Super mushrooms  —

power boost;

now look at me,

I am juiced!

 

Find a green pipe,

down I go . . .

Red hat, moustache:

Mario!

 

All words by Benjamin Francis Cassidy

Illustration by L. A. Cassidy

 

May The Verse Be With You has previously published other “retro-game” poems. They include Ode to Street Fighter II. And of course, like Street Fighter, Mario had a cheesy nineties movie! Who can forget Bob Hoskins as “Mario Mario”, in Super Mario Bros. (1993). Actually, probably quite a lot of you can, as it wasn’t exactly spectacular (but that’s why it was fun!) See you all next week dear readers!

 

As well as comic book, TV and film stuff, SciFiPulse (home of May The Verse Be With You) also reviews games, too, on occasion and publishes game related news and features! 

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