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31 Days 2020 Edition Day 2: Wet/Dry


There is a lot of horror to found in Super Mario 64, but this one is one of the uncannier choices. There has been a lot of talk about Super Mario 64 between the huge mega leak and the remake as well as the “Iceberg” video. This includes the “Negative Aura” surrounding Wet/Dry World.

To be fair there weren’t many people to talk to this about when I was younger but this level is probably my least favorite of all the courses in Super Mario 64. On one end it took me ages to realize how you jumped into the painting affected the water lever. It also took me a while to realize that the town was actually buried behind that large gate.

Speaking of, this is contextually horrifying as an adult. A town was boarded up and flooded with no proper way to escape and the actual level was built over the town sealing it all away.

On the other end there was just this oppressive atmosphere about the level. The music certainly didn’t help either. It’s weird as well because this was used in multiple levels including Hazy Maze Cave and the Pyramid in shifting sand land. I didn’t have a problem with it in those levels but in Wet/Dry world it just feels off. I’m not sure if it’s the design of the level with its enclosed spaces, or if it’s the lighting and the sky box that make it feel so… draining. Regardless it is what it is. At the very least I’m pleased to know that I wasn’t the only one who felt this way.

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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).