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New Super Mario Bros. U Didn’t Unseat Super Mario World

GenGAME writes: "For New Super Mario Bros. to produce a title that truly claims the title of “worthy successor to Super Mario World,” Nintendo is going to need to get over this content problem. They’re going to need to stop making new games basically remixed level packs and start producing actual expansions to Mario’s world like they did back in the 80s and 90s.

"The saddest part is that they haven’t been shy about doing this in the 3D games – we explored Peach’s Castle in Super Mario 64, Delfino Island in Sunshine, and the vast galaxies beyond Mushroom World in Galaxy – but in New Super Mario Bros., it’s been the same old worlds over and over and over again."

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Root1227d ago (Edited 1227d ago )

""The saddest part is that they haven’t been shy about doing this in the 3D games – we explored Peach’s Castle in Super Mario 64, Delfino Island in Sunshine, and the vast galaxies beyond Mushroom World in Galaxy – but in New Super Mario Bros., it’s been the same old worlds over and over and over again"

Well isn't that because this isn't the systems 3D roam around Mario game. It's just a quick launch game by making a HD New Super Mario game. The real Mario game is yet to come and it better not be Super Mario Galaxy 3, I want something new and fresh....hopefully it will be an open world type game, the Wii U can handle it now. It could be massive to explore the world of Mario GTA style....the Mushroom Kingdom, Bowsers dark region, deserts, forests, snowy moutains and a ton of ways to move around the map....unlockable karts, cars, bikes, Latikus cloud, glide on rivers with an ice power up or fly around with your cape power up.

It could be amazing if they pull it off right and make it massive.

legendoflex1227d ago

Mr. Iwata said there will be only one NSMB game per generation. Unless he was lying, this is the big 2D Mario game for Wii U. But yes, it's also still a quick launch game that didn't have much thought put into it... and that's the problem.

I'd love to believe there'll be more bigger and better games to come... but I'm just not seeing it with the way Nintendo has been treating the series.

PopRocks3591227d ago

If Super Luigi U is any indication, I think any further advancements they make to the New Super series on Wii U will be through DLC. Unless they do something pretty big with the next version to make it significantly different from others.

One thing I'd like is for a brand new New Super game with some fresh ideas and a remake of an older game included using the new engine. Online multiplayer too. That'd be nice.

I like the NSMB games for what they are, but I totally understand at this point why people are disappointed with the feeling of monotony they may feel from them.

Gr811227d ago

If Nintendo put in half the resources into the 2D Mario Series that they did the 3D Mario series we'd get something special.

You'd think the market reactions were reversed the way Nintendo has treated this series. 2D Mario games used to be given the royal treatment, now they are given recycled music and recycled content..it's embarrassing..I'd be embarrassed to release something to the world with such a half assed effort.

2D Mario is the series that skyrocketed Mario to icon status..3D Mario marks his decline..and Nintendo treats 2D Mario like a spinoff. Could you imagine the consumer backlash on the internet if Nintendo recycled music on a 3D Mario game or Zelda?

In any case, changes are coming. Selling 55K is abysmal, its barely treading above Vita territory. This is unacceptable. Hopefully Nintendo gets back to pleasing the consumers instead of self indulgence and pleasing themselves.

TruthbeTold1227d ago

I don't think it's about pleasing themselves so much as it's about pleasing the shareholders. Nintendo shareholders have built a business culture there that plays out with the game strategy. As long as they can release a NSMB U and sell 1 for every 3 consoles sold, why should they put more money into it? Same thing with the idea of a full effort 3D console pokemon RPG. Why should they do that, and spend 20-30 Million dollars, when they can sell 20 million copies of a pixelized or low polygon count game that cost 1 million or so to make?

legendoflex1227d ago

Attach rates are one thing, but it really bites Nintendo in the butt when they come at the cost of a install base. GameCube had the best attach rate of any Nintendo platform, but also an AWFULLY small install base.

Kamikaze1351227d ago

I'd love to see a sequel to it with different themed worlds than what we're so used to seeing...or return of old ones like the dinosaur world from Super Mario World. That with high quality graphics, amazing textures, more unique bosses, etc.

Jadedz1227d ago

Rayman Legends is every bit as epic as it looks.

WeAreLegion1227d ago

Agreed. It was a fun little title, but nothing special. It's like a 3rd party made the game... :/

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