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.