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Submitted by mannythegamepop 1052d ago | opinion piece

Franchises: The one, the only, Super Mario

This article explores the impact of the Super Mario franchise on gaming culture. Taking a retrospective approach, it explores the beginnings of Mario, and the evolution of the series. To many players Mario is synonymous to video games. The articles explores how and why Mario legacy continues to be as meaningful as it is. (3DS, Culture, Nintendo, Nintendo DS, Retro, Super Mario, Wii, Wii U)

PopRocks359  +   1052d ago
Even if you don't care for the games anymore, I don't think there is a single gamer out there who cannot appreciate the franchise's legacy and what it did for this industry.
Bumpmapping  +   1052d ago
I agree as many other gamers out there we don't hate Mario it's a fantastic franchise Nintendo just need to give him a rest for a while and work on new ip's.
delboy  +   1052d ago
I disagree
Mario doesn't need a rest.
A Nintendo console without a Mario game wouldn't be the same.
Every iteration of a N console needs at least one Mario game.
Mario, Zelda,Metroid, and others are the reason to buy a N console.
If you are bored with it, it just means you never played those games.
You see some screens and Mario is still red, and Zelda is green and make your conclusion that is the same old.
Wrong, those games are constantly evolving, and even after 20+ years they are fresh because of new elements and gameplay.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1052d ago
before i was a ps fanboy, i was a nintendo fanboy. i love mario! ANY and i meen ANY gamer out there had to play this one at SOME point
Kevlar009  +   1052d ago
Super Mario Bros. is the greatest game ever

Maybe not the best in your own opinion, but the greatest
_QQ_  +   1052d ago
I see Mario like the Mickey mouse of gaming, I want Nintendo to bring back some old franchises along with making new ones, But i hope Nintendo doesn't stop making AAA Mario games.
tweet75  +   1052d ago
mario is what brought the whole gaming industry back from the dead in 1984. If it would have not existed nintendo most likely would have not become as big as it has. Almost every gamer bought an nes in 1985 to play super mario brothers. The game industry would be alot smaller today.
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delboy  +   1052d ago
Yep, Nintendo saved the industry once, but still Sony fan boys wanting N to fail and go under.
A next industry crash will happen eventually, it's a feeling that I have.
And when that happens, who will save it this time???

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