Mario burst through the throne room of Bowser’s dungeon castle. Bowser was standing triumphant above a cowering Peach and holding the Super Crown in his hand.
Bowser turned around to see his nemesis’ eyes nervously dart between himself and the princess as he thought of his next move.
“Bwahaha!” Bowser roared. “You’re too late, Mario! With this new powerup I took from the princess, I’ll be unstoppable!”
Bowser shot out a powerful fireball towards Mario. The plumber dodged it with a nimble ninja-like leap as he raced towards Peach. Bowser paid him little attention as he crowned himself with his new trophy.
He felt the effects of the item immediately, giving a deep laugh as the new power surged through his body. It centered on his chest, which started to shrink; in fact, he was shrinking all over!
“Wait, what?!” Bowser said in a low growl. Shrinking was a sign of growing weaker, not getting stronger! He tried to rip the crown off