Keyboard Geniuses: Readers lay down their Super Mario Maker do’s and don’ts

Keyboard Geniuses is our weekly glance at a few intriguing, witty, or otherwise notable posts from the Gameological discussion threads. Comments have been excerpted and edited here for grammar, length, and/or clarity. You can follow the links to see the full threads.

Falling With Style

As part of our week-long Super Mario anniversary celebration, Nick Wanserski, The A.V. Club‘s resident illustrator, delivered a stunning piece that dissected the ways Nintendo makes falling fun in the Super Mario games. Destructive Recovery pinpointed another delightful trick Nintendo employs:

One of the most fun parts of a Mario game is when a seemingly deadly fall leads to a reward. I always loved the patch of quicksand in Mario Bros. 3 that, instead of killing you, merely leads you to an underground level below. A player can only find this underground area A) by accident, or B) through noticing that this …

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