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NAME ^

Games::Nintendo::Mario - a class for jumping Italian plumbers

VERSION ^

version 0.208

SYNOPSIS ^

  use Games::Nintendo::Mario;

  my $hero = Games::Nintendo::Mario->new(name => 'Luigi');

  $hero->damage; # cue the Mario Death Music

DESCRIPTION ^

This module provides a base class for representing the Mario Brothers from Nintendo's long-running Mario franchise of games. Each Mario object keeps track of the plumber's current state and can be damaged or given powerups to change his state.

METHODS ^

new

  my $hero = Games::Nintendo::Mario->new(name => 'Luigi');

The constructor for Mario objects takes two named parameters, name and state. name must be either "Mario" or "Luigi" and state must be "normal"

If left undefined, name and state will default to "Mario" and "normal" respectively.

powerup

  $hero->powerup('hammer'); # this won't work

As the base Games::Nintendo::Mario class represents Mario from the original Mario Bros., there is no valid way to call this method. Subclasses representing Mario in other games may allow various powerup names to be passed.

damage

  $hero->damage;

This method causes the object to react as if Mario has been attacked or damaged. In the base Games::Nintendo::Mario class, this will always result in his death.

state

  print $hero->state;

This method accesses the name of Mario's current state.

name

  print $hero->name;

This method returns the name of the plumber's current form. (In the base class, this is always the same as the name passed to the constructor.)

games

  if (grep /World/, $hero->games) { ... }

This returns a list of the games in which Mario behaved according to the model provided by this class.

TODO ^

Wario, SMW.

AUTHOR ^

Ricardo SIGNES <rjbs@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright 2003 by Ricardo SIGNES <rjbs@cpan.org>

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

See http://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html

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