Terrify Your Children With This Mario “Bedtime Story”By Jared Newman
“Mario and the Malicious Mushroom Kingdom” subscribes to the philosophy that everything’s better with zombies (See also: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies). So while the short tale, penned by Destructoid community member goodgamer77, looks like a fun little fairy tale on its face, it quickly reveals a sinister side.
Here’s how goodgamer77 describes it, though I wouldn’t take anything he says at face value after seeing what he did to some of gaming’s most beloved characters:
As a father of spastic two-year old son, I am saddened by the state of children’s books available. The only passable books I found at Barnes and Noble were books that were made shortly after The Great War. While I appreciate a classic Cat in the Hat or Winnie the Pooh tale, I wanted to weave a yarn more relevant to our times. The project began to stray a bit, but it ends with a good moral.
I’m not going to post the whole thing in full here, so just check it out on Destructoid. Think of it as one of those dark fairy tales, and please, think twice before ruining Mario for your young children. [Destructoid via Albotas]