Perhaps realizing that Super Mario 3D Land would lead to increased sales of Tanooki fur stoles, PETA has decided to fight back with its own game.
When on a mission to rescue the princess, Mario has been known to use any means necessary to defeat his enemy-even wearing the skin of a raccoon dog to give him special powers.
Tanooki may be just a “suit” in Mario games, but in real life, tanuki are raccoon dogs who are skinned alive for their fur. By wearing Tanooki, Mario is sending the message that it’s OK to wear fur. Play Super Tanooki Skin 2D and help Tanooki reclaim his fur!
This isn’t the first time PETA has decided to fight fire with fire: To protest last year’s Super Meat Boy, PETA released Super Tofu Boy. Seeing as many folks on XBox Live can’t even treat other human beings with common courtesy, I say to PETA: Good luck.
– Filipe Salgado