Why Do Some People Like Toad?

Why Do Some People Like Toad?

Toad Super Mario
Image Source When the guy nobody likes shows up

I’ve been playing Super Mario 3D World using random characters. And I have to say; I’m never happy when it’s Toad. But I’ve met people who claim either they or someone they know, whose favourite character is Toad. And I can’t figure out why.

Sometimes he randomly screams “HALLO!” at you, like that annoying child you pass in the supermarket.

Run, Run, As Fast As You Can!

Toad does have something going for him. He is the fastest playable character, which makes him a must-have for speed-runs. But for collecting stars to complete the game he is the worst. That hop he calls a jump barely gets you across a platform. So if you don’t time it right, he hops right off the edge.

Who is Toad? A celebration of Mario Kart's Toad, for no real reason -  Polygon
Image Source Toad’s eyes are a disturbing window into his soul

Oh, Captain! My Captain!

Captain Toad is universally agreed to be a slightly cooler version of Toad… for some reason. He waddles along slowly and can’t jump. All because of that backpack he carries. Why does he need it, while the other toads adventure freely? No one knows! But really, it’s so as his movements match the small puzzle stages the developers made for him. I like puzzles, so he gets a pass… for now.

A few years back, Nintendo confirmed Toad’s hat is actually his head! Let that sink in. I guess Mario’s daddy Shigeru Miyamoto wasn’t overseeing the production of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!. If he was, Toad wouldn’t be holding part of his head in his arms!

You can pick up a copy of Super Mario 3D World – with Bowser’s Fury thrown in – here and see for yourself (affiliate link).

Toad's head
Image Source Maybe that is a parasitic mushroom is controlling Toad, like with Parasect

That’s All From Me

Do you love/hate/love to hate Toad? Should he be banished from the mushroom kingdom? Who do you think is the worst character in the Mario Universe? Let us know in the comments.

Thanks for reading VeryAli Gaming! If you want to read more Mario articles see our The Best Five Mario Kart Tracks or A Love Letter to New Super Mario Bros.

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