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Version: 1 | Updated: 07/06/04


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Table of Contents:

A. What is Mario Family?
B. Designs on Mario Family
C. Other information
D. Links
E. Legal Things, Version History, Contact

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                            A. What is Mario Family?
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Mario Family is not a standard game as we know it. It, in fact, is not a game
at all: it is not playable, and you need special equipment to even use it. So
what is Mario Family then? That is what this information FAQ is designed to
answer.

In 1978, Maruzen, an important Japanese sewing machine manufacturer, changed
its name to Jaguar Sewing Machine Co. This eventually became Jaguar
International Corportation. In 2000, Jaguar launched the first ever sewing
machine to be operated by a Nintendo Gameboy: the JN-100. Another more recent
model, the JN-2000, also works with a Gameboy.

The way that these models work is that they receive instructions from the
Gameboy, and with these instructions embroider special designs onto fabric.
The game that Jaguar created for use with these sewing machines was called
Mario Family.

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                          B. Designs on Mario Family
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The Mario Family cartridge had 32 patterns stored in it. Here are the patterns:
  > Two designs of Mario standing and holding up two fingers on his right hand
  > Two designs of Yoshi standing with a grin on his face
  > Two designs of Luigi standing with one hand in the air
  > A design of Princess Peach standing and looking surprised
  > A design of Wario looking crafty
  > A design of Mario with a Wing Cap, landing with one foot down
  > A design of Mario's head and hand in front of a disc with a star
  > A design of Yoshi standing on his toes, looking very happy, with a star
  > A design of Boo
  > A design of a Cheep Cheep looking very full
  > A design of a flying Koopa Troopa
  > A design of a Koopa Troopa
  > A design of a small and a large Monty Mole
  > A design of a Swooper (an enemy that looks like a bat)
  > A design of a Goomba walking
  > A design of a Goomba with wings looking mad
  > A design of an especially cruel-looking Bullet Bill
  > A design of a Rex (an enemy that looks like a dinosaur)
  > A design of a Spiny with one spike
  > A design of a Blooper
  > A design of some kind of fish
  > A design of the Super Mario World 3-Up, which looks like a moon with a face
  > A design of a Star
  > A design of a Coin
  > A design of one of Yoshi's eggs
  > A design of Lakitu's Cloud
  > A design of a Mushroom
  > A design of a Red Berry from Super Mario World
  > A design of one of Mario's classic Pipes

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                            C. Other information
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Mario Family is used with the Jaguar Model JN-100 (the nuyell) or the Jaguar
Model JN-2000, which requires a special embroidery unit, EM-2000. With both
models, you need not only Mario Family but also a Gameboy.

Mario Family works with Gameboy Color, and is supposed to work with the Gameboy
Advance.

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                                 D. Links
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Here are some links (though in Japanese) to find out more about Mario Family:
 www.jaguar-net.co.jp/cartridge/mario_famiry/ - the page on Jaguar's web site
      about Mario Family
 www.jaguar-net.co.jp/option/option_ichiran.html - has information about
      different Jaguar products
 www.rakuten.co.jp/jaguar/476160/476171/ - one of the sites you would go to to
      order Mario Family
 perso.wanadoo.fr/buisson/english/jaguar_chronology.htm - a chronology of
      Jaguar, thankfully in English

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                    E. Legal Things, Version History, Contact
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It is illegal to sell this guide, publish it without the author's permission,
or claim authorship of this guide or any part of this guide if you are not the
author.

This guide is Copyright 2004 qqwref, aka MZRG, aka Michael Z.R. Gottlieb

Version 1 - 07/06/04. Wrote guide.
                      Probably last version, unless there is an error.

If you want to contact the author of this guide for any reason, you should use
his e-mail address: mzrgATverizon.com. Make sure to replace AT with the @ sign.

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