This Mario Puzzle Could be the Dark Souls of Puzzles

This Mario Puzzle Could be the Dark Souls of Puzzles

Red rum.

This Mario puzzle might be the worst bit of game design I've ever seen with Mario's face attached.

Super Mario Puzzle

GameStop released an exclusive Super Mario puzzle for $9.99 (discounted from $19.99), but all I see is a 1,000 piece premium pain in the butt. Imagine sitting down with friends or family for a nice puzzle night only to encounter this nightmare scenario. If you think Monopoly will ruin your relationships, maybe try this Mario puzzle?

I mean, just how many pieces of this puzzle is actually red? More than half I'd say given the background color, as well as Mario's clothes. You probably couldn't even find the corner pieces in this sea of red.

Initially, people online thought this puzzle was fake but the store listing on GameStop is very real. There's just a lot of questions to be asked about this perplexing piece (or pieces) of gaming paraphernalia. Who was the QA lead on this project? Have they tried focus testing this across all groups of players? How long is the estimated completion time?

And no, I won't apologize for the headline.

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Matt Kim

News Editor

Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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