Super Mario Wii world 8-7 = An hour of my life I will never get back.
But let’s start at the beginning.
One of our good friends received some ad news recently so an impromptu waffles and Wii evening was organised.
Mrs L, Mrs J and Mrs N were all in attendance for the first time in months.
Between the waffles, the chocolate, the alcohol and the conversation we were soon laughing a d forgetting our troubles for a while.
We started innocently enough with Tetris party. There was a normal amount of swearing and fairly even spread of wins.
All too soon the Mario- devotees threw their hats into the ring for a super Mario contest.
Most gen x-ers grew up with some kind of console in the house. A lot of us had nintendos.
But even amongst the snes-heads there are divisions.
I was very much a donkey kong county girl (and Tetris, and sim city).
Mrs N and Mrs L are completely Mario.
Mrs J and I were just along for the ride.
This isn’t too bad when we go through a number of different levels quickly – we can hang at the back a little, enjoy the ride and swear at the TV.
Tonight however the Mario-lovers decided on a challenging level.
There was a LOT of swearing, a fair bit of killing each other (accidentally?) and a lot of frustration.
Anyone who has spent time playing platform games will understand the frustration.
Playing the same level over and over and over again, getting caught in the same spot and never quit finishing. After about an hour Mrs J and I called for an enforced home time.
Mrs N (with a lot of help from Mrs L) completed the level with 1 minute to go.
Sharks with frikking lasers!