About The Bowser Shrine (TBS)
Last Updated: January 30th, 2007
Launch Date: December 18, 2006
Welcome to The Bowser Shrine! I am MagnuM, and I consider myself the biggest Bowser Koopa fan on the planet! I challenge anyone
to contend against my absolute fanatical obsession for this character! It was disappointing not being able to find many Bowser
fansites anywhere on the internet, so I felt compelled to create the largest and most dedicated Bowser Koopa fansite ever! The King
of the Koopas deserves it!
At The Bowser Shrine, it is all Bowser and the Koopa species; you will find no plumbers here! My objective is to have so much
Bowser content that it's nearly overwhelming; to compensate for the lack of Bowser content over the years! Through years and years
of searching for Bowser material, I would estimate that I have about 3,000 files specifically related to Bowser alone. That would be
renders, fanart, screenshots, music, etc. Oh by the way, did I ever mention that I was obsessed about the Koopa King? Quite possibly
being an organization freak and a perfectionist, I had all of my Bowser media carefully sorted and named, and always did careful
backups over time. I realized that a lot of the pictures I have collected over the years are quite possibly very rare or may not even
exist at all on the internet any longer. At The Bowser Shrine, you can find anything related to Bowser, common or rare.
Don't you just hate it when you do an image search and you find an awesome picture of something, such as Bowser, but it's tiny and
low resolution? The web developers have taken the gorgeous, high resolution source image and shrunk it down to fit the site? Fear not,
as I will have the highest possible resolution pictures of Bowser that I have come across available here at The Bowser Shrine! I am
always looking for images of Bowser that are closest to their original source, whether that be renders, screenshots, etc. If you can
find a higher resolution, more detailed Bowser image than I have, submit it and you can get credit for your impressive find!
I find most of the renders and pictures of Bowser using image search engines such as Google Image Search. I also search the image
and screenshots sections of Mario games featured by large gaming sites such as IGN and Gamespot, the official site for Nintendo, or
the official website of the game itself. Most of the fanart for Bowser I have found at deviantART using their great search feature.
There are nearly 5,000 great, high quality fanart pictures of Bowser to sift through. Although I am a totally obsessed fan of Bowser
and have played almost every single game Bowser has ever been even briefly featured in, I did miss a few games which were cruical to
Bowser's backstory such as Yoshi's Island and Yoshi's Story. Using the
Wikipedia article on King Bowser as reference really helped me gain full confidence that I could cover Bowser's complete backstory
and stay as factual as possible.
It is also my hope with The Bowser Shrine that more people will be able to appreciate such a phenomenally awesome character such
as Bowser. I feel that he is one of the more popular video game characters out there, but there is no central headquarters, if you
will, that showcases all of his greatness. Perhaps that, or maybe somehow he is overlooked, as he is the only major video game
character to have not starred in his own game yet (get on that Nintendo!). In my opinion, it is impossible not to like Bowser.
Whether it be his unique and creative character design or his great personality and badass attitude, I would not be able to dislike
Bowser if I tried! I was addicted to Bowser's awesomeness since as long as I was capable of remembering, and I will continue to be
addicted for life!
So enjoy your stay at The Bowser Shrine! Thanks for stopping by!
All hail King Bowser Koopa!