I teamed up with the UK's a cappella phenom Dave Bulmer to write the lyrics for this one. Dave provided the a cappella arrangements and vocals.
Check out his Youtube page here: youtube.com/demontomatodave
Clean, black and green
Hold it in your hand, this Mario Land
In 1989, this came down the pipeline
Yeah, Mario's back!
Out to save that crazy Princess Daisy
By now he's sick of this "princess fakeout" bullshit
Wee, creepy sprite...
Without Princess Peachy or Luigi
But he has superballs. Seriously, that's what they're called!
The quality dropped off like some kind of Mario knock-off,
It clearly showed man... since when did turtles explode man?
Oh Brent, come on, aren't you a little bit nostalgic for this thing?
Remember when it came out?
Way back in the day... all you had were three-frame LCD games
Our journeys had a lack of all but travel Scrabble packs
Yes, NES looked best, but to put this one next game in context:
It was a milestone year, handheld gaming started here!
The point I'm framing is that the state of portable gaming...
was still just larval, this was a technical marvel!
Yeah Dave, so was the cotton gin, but I wouldn't take it with me in the car!
Well, that doesn't make any sense.
Neither does this game!
Maybe, but Brent! Flying heads!
That displays a great imagination--
Ha, this game came, I presume, from an all-too-magic mushroom!
Look, I know how Mario should go, bro
This black sheep's really baa-aad!
You'll learn one day.
Oh, thanks, Dad!
...but how my heart skips for eight bits on holiday car trips
Dave, buddy, what are you smokin'?
(And can I have some?)
Love! I'm smoking love!
I just think this game has earned a place on the shelf with the good Mario games, which is all of them, except Sunshine, obviously...
Are you kidding? Sunshine's like the best one!
Whaaa--you're a wazzock.
You're a pillock.
You're a git.
Say what now?
You're a ... son of a taint?
Now you're talkin!
Key change, mofo?
You got it, here we go!
Flawed, maybe so...
Sure, it sucked a tad, but it's all we had!
It's got its charms and such
Alright, maybe... this much.
The look was lame!
Oi! It brought Mario to the Gameboy!
Such a trendsetter...
Either way, the sequel was better
Suuuuu-perrrrrr Mariooooooo Laaaaaaaand!
released October 11, 2012
Lyrics by brentalfloss & Dave Bulmer
A cappella arrangement & vocals by Dave Bulmer
Mixed and mastered by Joe Skinner
Based on a tune by Hirozaku Tanaka