In case you missed the memo, at Miketendo64, this week is #MarioWeek and this is Mario & Me! Our latest mini-series of interviews where developers, Miketendo64 staff and even Friends of Miketendo64 reveal just how much Mario means to all of us.
Under the spotlight in today’s second of two new instalments, is none other than another new contributor to Miketend64, Renan! Here’s what he had to say when undergoing our Quick Fire round:
Q1. Name and/or Known Alias? Renan Peneda aka. Renanp2.
Q2. First Mario game you played? Super Mario All Stars.
Q3. Last Mario game you played? Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle / Super Mario 3D World.
Q4. Favourite Power-up? Super Leaf / Cape Feather.
Q5. Least favourite Power-up? P-Acorn.
Q6. Favourite Boss Battle? Bowser in Super Mario World.
Q7. Least favourite Boss Battle? Boom Boom and Pom Pom in Super Mario 3D Land.
Q8. Mario or Luigi? Luigi.
Q9. Princess Peach or Princess Daisy? Pauline? But I would say Peach.
Q10. Metal Mario or Rabbid Mario? Rabbid Mario.
Q11. Frog Suit or Racoon Suit? Racoon Suit.
Q12. Goombas or Koopa Troopers? Koopa Troopers.
Q13. Super Mario Odyssey, physical or digital purchase? Physical.
Q14. Playing Mario alone, or with a friend? Alone!
Q15. Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine, or Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2?
Super Mario 64 on its own.
And from short, yet delightfully sweet answers, it is time we moved on to the longer answers, so here’s the Final Three round:
What does Mario and his associated franchise mean to you?
One of the first games that I have played and an adventure that I will always enjoy playing new games with new ideas.
What is a Mario moment you will always treasure?
My first time playing a Mario game, which was the Super Mario All Stars and finishing Super Mario 1, 2, 3 and World throughout my Summer Vacation.
What are you most looking forwards to doing in Super Mario Odyssey?
Two things: The Kingdoms and the variety of concepts and diversity it will bring to the Mario University, and the Capture mechanic that will allow for different experiences while staying true to the Mario Franchise. Also, if there is a good story, even if it is basic, I would be very happy.
Renan, as an new member of the team and in Brazil no less, we’re eagerly watching to see what you bring to the table and thank you for joining us in the first place and for making your mark on #MarioWeek. Should any of our readers feel like contributing, here are the two ways you can do so:
1) Comment any answer to any question you want in the comments.
2) Answer them all and send us an email with your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org!
For more Mario & Me, we will be sharing one last instalment tomorrow and no, it will not be me answering the questions. So to tide you over until then, why not check out some of our earlier interviews with the link below: