Issue 27: March of the Minions

They number in the thousands but we don’t know their first names. Plus, a table of contents!

By M. Noah Ward. Posted 12/07/2010 11:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

Issue 27: March of the Minions

Goomba! Squish.

Octorok! Thwack.

Unnamed Soldier #278! Bang.

How many of those little grunts have you beat down without prejudice in all your time gaming? Thousands? Millions? So long as they keep coming at us in droves, that number’s going to get higher.

Yet what of these henchmen, under-villains and down-trodden? Surely they have families, too. Aspirations, homes, something better to do than blindly march forward– at least when they’re off the clock and microwaving a TV dinner.

Intrigued by the prospect of exploring these underlings’ dreams we came up with a set of stories to look at why we love them and what they might do or dream of in their off-time.


Issue 27: March of the Minions

Prepare for Trouble… by Adam Sorice
…and Make it Double as we look at the aspirational and abominable Team Rocket.

Poll: Favorite Koopaling by Aaron Roberts
Bowser’s kids have an unhealthy rivalry.

Tidman’s Take: My Favorite Minion by Matthew Tidman
Since minions are almost ubiquitous in gaming, Tidman lets you know which one is his favorite, and why.

Goomba’s BIG Adventure by Andrew Hsieh
The journal of the bravest little Goomba alive: a look on the other side of the Mushroom-Koopa War.

This Sisyphean Struggle by Andy Hoover
A look into the life of the identical, constantly respawning baddies who populate our favorite shooters

Hot Air: Ultrified by Aaron Roberts
Ultros takes over in the first All-Video Hot Air.

In Memoriam by Kevin Knezevic
Honoring a few of the brave soldiers who fell in the never-ending war against Mario.

The (Not-So) Worst Pokemon by Carter Fagan
The most useless Pokemon put to action.

Additional features in this issue…


  • Nightly News Roundup by M. Noah Ward


  • Nightly News Roundup by Matthew Tidman


  • Dojo-Show-Go! Episode 120 by M. Noah Ward
  • Nightly News Roundup by James Stank


  • Nightly News Roundup by Andy Hoover


  • Nightly News Roundup by Aaron Roberts

Coming Up Next Week…

Issue 28: Party Time
The holidays are almost upon us, and that means it’s time to party.

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