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Dark Horse seemingly used tons of information from the Super Mario Wiki for the Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia

by rawmeatcowboy
24 October 2018
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The Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia is a new book put out by Dark Horse, which comes with Nintendo's blessing. Nintendo even offered up an interview with Takashi Tezuka for the book. You would think all of this collaboration would mean the Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia would be the be-all/end-all of Mario knowledge, but unfortunately, it seems Dark Horse got their details from a fan source.

The gang behind the Super Mario Wiki, a wealth of Mario knowledge pulled together by fans the world over, is claiming that the Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia uses their content without citation. You can see some examples below.

It's quite odd that Dark Horse seemingly pulled from the Super Mario Wiki when they had direct contact with Nintendo. It'll be very interesting to see if Dark Horse or Nintendo themselves comment on this matter.