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Princess Shokora - Wario Land 4

Whatever Happened to Princess Shokora from Wario Land 4?

In Wario Land 4 for GBA, Wario sets out to an ancient pyramid to make a quick buck,not knowing that he’s being accompanied by the ex-princess of the pyramid, Princess Shokora. The princess is trapped in the form of a black cat for most of the game, but she’s eventually turned back into her true form by Wario. What you might not have noticed is that during each boss stage the black cat runs into an “Items Shop” where she transforms into a Game & Watch-type character who sells Wario items to help defeat the boss. So it’s inferred that this character is actually Shokora, and she’s helping Wario overthrow the baddies in her pyramid. Throughout the game, Shokora takes the form of ten different characters, giving her a hefty representation in the game’s character list.…
Mother 3

Mother 3 Is Arguably the Greatest Game of All Time

Mother 3 is not my favorite game. I experienced it too late in life, and don’t see it through the nostalgia-tinted glasses I apply to my most cherished titles. I have no warm, fuzzy memories of unwrapping the game at Christmas or attempting to play it the backseat of a minivan in the middle of the night. But I still think it’s the best game I’ve ever played. Mother 3‘s opening borders on saccharine. You’re asked to name each member of an adorable family, from its cowboy-hat wearing patriarch to the lovable family dog. From there, you’re asked to choose both your favorite food and your “favorite thing.” It’s charming, but it’s also time-consuming, and could easily turn off players unfamiliar with the Mother series.…
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