Super Mario Brothers is a Planetary Romance.
I mean, think about it. Mario is a blue-collar everyman who gets whisked off to another world filled with strange landscapes and weird creatures (including reptile-men, fungus-men, and even the traditional ape-men), and falls in love with a princess, whom he's constantly following to Another Castle. He's basically John Carter with a funny ethnic accent.
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