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Submitted by Pozzle 430d ago | opinion piece

10 Reasons Mario Is Actually A Terrible Role Model

WC: Mario made his first appearance way back in 1981 in the classic arcade game Donkey Kong. Since then, the little Italian plumber has gone on to star in a whole scores of games, all of which have given us the same image of Mario, the lovable good guy who will fight for the downtrodden by jumping on the heads of their oppressors. He is a character so adored that Nintendo can stick him in a bunch of dull mini-games, call it Mario Party 35 and it will still sell bucket-loads.

Children across the world follow his exploits with nothing but joy and excitement, never realising that they are actually idolizing one of the most irresponsible and downright awful characters in the history of the world. It is my unfortunate task to have to reveal to you all just why Mario is in fact the worst thing to happen to kids since the BBC in the 1970s. Seriously. (3DS, GameCube, Nintendo DS, Super Mario Bros., Wii)

kirbyu  +   430d ago
I don't have Mario & Sonic Olympics, but I just watched a video of it, and in it, Sonic is way slower than normally. And besides, what kid will think of it that way.

"Does a virus even have a colour? A doctor would know the answer to that, Mario does not." That sounds really dumb. Especially since he just got done saying Dr. Mario matches up viruses and pills by color.

The reason he's never shown plumbing is because that would be a boring game. And it's not just Mario, they never show Luigi plumb either. Also, there's a trophy in SSBB that implies the Mario Bros. are retired from plumbing.

Bowser's minions are evil and there's no proof the Tanuki Suit is real fur.

Starship Mario wasn't his idea. It was Lubba's.

Yeah, he's OK with bad sportsmanship, but so is everyone else in Mario Kart.

A kid's character obsessed with money isn't anything new.

Oh yeah sure, let's let the kids do drugs and obsess over money, as long as they're dressed nice, it's all OK.

Wow, another anti-Mario thing, another a whole bunch of fails. Check out the article called "Why Sonic is Better Than Mario" or something like that. It was really bad.
LightofDarkness  +   429d ago
I think this is supposed to be a comedy article. Granted, it's not very funny (this material is done to death), but it's also not meant to be a taken seriously.
kirbyu  +   429d ago
I didn't get that.

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