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31 Days - Day 25: The Other Mansion


Only 2 days left until the release of the highly anticipated Super Mario Odyssey! As such the 25th installment of 31 days is:

Approach to the Mansion - Paper Mario

Almost all Mario games have had some form of Boo house or creepy manor. It is probably as iconic as world 1-1 in terms of Mario games. Some of the songs are fun and playful which mirrors the nature of the boos that inhabit these areas. Other songs are not so light. As a matter of fact they’re quite unnerving.

Come to think of it the series with the most creeptastic music in general is the Paper Mario series. You have this song, Creepy Steeple, River Twigz (bed), and a couple more that escape me at the moment. I like this song personally because it captures that haunted house feeling really well and listening to this reminds me of the basement music from Resident Evil (PS1). As far as other Mario games go I can only recall the boo mansion from super Mario 64 having any unnerving music.

Nope! Nope! Nope!

With Super Mario Odyssey drawing near I wonder what we will get. Each area seems very open with tons of places to explore. One of the world’s looks like it belongs in a Tim Burton film so I have high hopes for that. The potential for some classic Nintendo nightmare fuel is rather massive. Now do I think we will get something like that? Maybe. With the way the music and overall tone seems to be going I’m expecting something more akin to shifty boo mansion for this games “boo house”. An area that is thematically spooky but not scary, which isn’t a problem at all. Considering the open nature of Odyssey though I would not be surprised if there were some dark moments subtly/discreetly placed in the game.


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About Agent9one of us since 12:45 PM on 04.13.2010

Who is Agent9? The not so secret agent of the destructoid community.

A Few things about me

- I'm almost finished with my degree in computer science and I plan on going into independent development and freelancing once I'm done.

- I can be very cynical, but I do try to be positive or curb my negativity. In spite of this I'm actually very jovial in person and I don't get mad often. I would dare say I'm quite happy, even when things seem bleak. I simply don't like industry Bullshit and I'm not one to stand for it, even if it's a game I like.

- I host a series annually called 31 Days where I post 1 horror related or themed video game song a day for the month of october. During this time I also provide keys for games (free of course) to any reader observant enough to find them.

- I've been a member of destructoid since 2010, and a lurker long before then. As such I've seen many people both come and go. Such is the natural order of things.

- I enjoy Art and draw in my spare time

- I also enjoy theatre and films. I especially like Horror movies (both good and bad ones).

- I go camping once or twice a year. I would go out more but my allergies tend to get in the way.

- I don't drink, which may be a surprise to some. I might make a joke or two about it but I stay away from alcohol for my own personal reasons, though you can feel free to drink a pint on my behalf any time you'd like.

My Top 20 Games (By the ever Illustrious Dango


This is a commission I had done for me by Inquisitive Ravenclaw. You should check out his site if you like the following piece

Link: https://theunknown1-arts.tumblr.com

I also got a musical piece made for me by the incredible Alphadeus. A little history behind this:

My musical piece came as part of the Songs for Gamers album DLC pack 02. Alphadeus has been making songs for the members of the destructoid community for years already. This past year he opened submissions and I applied. For my meagre efforts I received this lovely piece:

You can find him on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFs2UhJYPVITYWCiqMk-z3w

He also has other venues listed on his profile here, take a look if you are so inclined:

The community is full of people with all kinds of talent and I'm very pleased to be a part of it along with all of you (yes, you too fair reader).