Front Cover Fridays #8

Shout out to all you manly Nintendo geeks out there! What a rad book cover, eh?! Just little Mario soaring through the air – no mushrooms, no fireballs, no Koopa or Bowser making chase – just Jumpman pulling his signature A-move. Simple and fresh. I came across this book a couple weeks ago, and I’ve been anxious to post it for Front Cover Friday, but alas, Friday only comes once a week.

Want to “take a break” from your Wii and discover Nintendo’s glorious history? Check out Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America. The book chronicles the history of Nintendo from Shigeru Miyamoto’s creation of Donkey Kong (and subsequently, our mustached plumber) all the way up through the Wii.

I started it two days ago and am about halfway done. Pretty easy read – especially as someone who grew up on the NES/SNES/N64. Nostalgic and informative. Maybe iUMBC will give it a full review once I get through it. (You can count on it.)

About APC

Following his days in the Octagon, APC worked for an undisclosed amount of time tracking and studying a colony of Yetis in eastern Nepal (read more about his travels in his memoir, "Backgammon 101: Let the Yeti Win"). Nowadays, he spends his time in Havana fitting model ships inside glass bottles, and counting his gold bullions with his chimpanzee, Don Ultimo.
Currently Reading:
-Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson
-East of Eden by John Stienbeck
-Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie


  1. […] opinion of iUMBC is a resounding YES. I know everyone has been losing sleep over when the review to last week’s FCF, Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America is going to drop. Well, wait no longer.This book is […]

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