Mike Fahey of Kotaku writes, "When I was a kid my dad would pick me up to spend the weekend at the house of whichever girlfriend he was living with at the time. It wasn't pleasant, but at least he didn't make me guard the airship from Mario.
"Super Mario Bros. 3 is a legendary game, but it didn't do much for furthering father / son relations in the Bowser family. The mighty lizard king, one of the most powerful beings in the entire fictional universe, placed his own children between him and the one thing in the mushroom kingdom he fears.
"He still gets World's Greatest Dad mugs; they're just made of shell and filled with blood."