Thursday, January 20, 2011

Woot! Woot!

So here's an exciting announcement that I know all of Blogland has been dying to hear... Get ready! Your life will finally be complete once you hear this proclamation...

Hubs and I beat Super Mario Bros. Wii!!!

Yay! We've been playing in the evenings after the kiddos are in bed, and it has been, well, interesting to say the least! While we both have plenty of experience with the ol' Super Mario Bros. trilogy on the original Nintendo, we both seem to have different "styles" of play. Hubs is the cautious one. He wants to explore every pixel of the screen and investigate each nook and cranny of every world to find every single hidden treasure. He takes his time. He's cautious.

I, on the other hand, am the fly-by-the-seat-of-my-overalls, run as fast as possible, kill everything in sight and get to the flag as soon as I can kind of player. I throw hubs' caution to the wind. I get 'er done!

((Side note: I just came to the strange realization that hubs and I both seem to approach life in a similar manner in which we approach Super Mario Bros. Weird, right?))

Imagine playing in a two-player scenario with two people who couldn't be more different in their approach. Imagine all the fun! Haha! It was a blast, and I was SO impressed with hubs since HE was the one who finally, officially, after both of us tried and failed miserably many, many, many, maaaaaaannnny times, was able to defeat Bowser at the end of World 8. Woot!

We were stoked to find out there's a hidden World - World 9 - that you can gain access to by going back and retrieving ALL of the Star Coins in each World. Phew! I think it's going to take us longer to collect all of the Star Coins than it did to beat the whole game in the first place! Sheesh!

But I don't care. It's fun! And believe it or not, it's been quite a learning experience! I never knew hubs was "that guy" that literally, physically leans his entire body (along with the remote) to the right when trying to make a big jump during the game. Hysterical.


  1. You cracked me up reading this. The boys and I LOVE this game. We defeated it a long time ago and have been busy collecting all the coins to unlock the star world. We are actually on the final two in the star world.....very hard!!! You can google online how to find the hidden coins and in world 7 there is a hidden back way into the castle. FYI. Had to google to find that in order to unlock a level in world 9. After re-reading this I totally sound like a Wii geek. LOL!!! It is family fun entertainment for this time of year!

  2. You are so funny! I have played this game and commend you on your accomplishment- I'm sure it was quite a battle. ;)

  3. This might be my favorite post of yours ever!! I got a good glimpse into your lives. And, think I know what David and I will be doing tomorrow night!! We have the game but have only played it a time or two. We had fun, but were just too busy to put too much time into it. Well, that was a year ago and now I'm craving some good, quality competition!! Thanks for this post. LOVE it!

  4. What a great, fun thing to do. It's a wonderful way to spend some time together and laugh at the end of the day. Also, helps relieve some stress and everyone can use that. I agree with Joelle, this is one of my favorite posts.