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5 Nintendo Games that Gave Everyone Nightmares as a Kid

5 Nintendo Games that Gave Everyone Nightmares as a Kid

Nintendo games are commonly known for their cartoonish characters and family-friendly atmospheres. Perhaps, then, juxtaposition is the reason they serve as such good fodder for creepypasta—nerdy horror stories that circulate on the internet. Or, perhaps, it’s because we all secretly know that deep in the guts of a lot of these games skulks something sinister. We may not like to admit it, but Nintendo games can be straight up nightmare fuel at times, especially for kids. Take for instance these Nintendo games that made me quake in my booties. 5. THE DROWNING PLUMBER ’Super Mario 64’ In a game full of otherwise comical death animations, this is one that strikes you as a child and makes you think, “this is what death looks like.” If you look closely, you can almost see the moment Mario’s soul leaves his body. The game may start off with promises of cake, but it’s a trap—Super Mario 64 has a persistent, permeating creepiness. Of all the smaller instances of terror that…

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