Compass (Mario's Time Machine)
|Mario's Time Machine (1993)
The Compass is an item in the PC release of Mario's Time Machine. It is an instrument used for measuring ratios and proportions, although it more closely resembles a compass used for drawing circles rather than the proportional compass that it is supposed to be. It is given to Mario by a mathematics student of Galileo Galilei, who claims that Galileo perfected its design after Mario brings up that Galileo is known for being an inventor. Mario can then give it to a wandering poet, who asks for some sort of compensation to continue talking. Once the poet has the Compass, he praises how Mario has given him a tool for measurement, and continues to talk about how Galileo uses mathematics in conjunction with astronomy.