Submitted by CaptainN 589d ago | opinion piece

Is it time to put Mario on the back burner?

Is it time for Mario to take a break, or will his continuous sales keep the snowball rolling of Mario titles being released? (3DS, Nintendo, Nintendo DS, Super Mario, Wii, Wii U)

NYC_Gamer  +   589d ago
Nintendo won't put a franchise that moves huge numbers on ice
raWfodog  +   589d ago
Yeah, why would you do that with one of the most prolific, well-known, game-moving characters in video game history? Unless you don't like money...
lilbroRx  +   588d ago
Because Nintendo haters don't understand logic.

No matter what the circumstance or problem arises, they will always bash what "they" like the least about Nintendo, and that is over 90% of the time, Nintendo's success.

Every problem that arises with Nintendo, they will attack either
A. Their old(successful) franchises
B. Their preference for more affordable hardware than higher spec hardware.
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   588d ago
Kill him with fire. That is all.
MysticStrummer  +   588d ago
Right, and with one of the WiiU criticisms being that there aren't enough exclusives, why would they take one away?
Neonridr  +   589d ago
As it is with any of the big three's flagship franchises, they will never put them on the back burner because they generate too much money for them to do so.
XisThatKid  +   589d ago
Never liked the guy but doubt it.
gedden7  +   589d ago
Another uneducated article.. Do you know how much Mario sells Nintendo products???

a_adji  +   588d ago
very well said.
CaptainN  +   587d ago
Not uneducated at all... It was an opinion piece asking us what we think should be done. In no part of the article did the author give his opinion on if Mario should be put on ice...he was simply writing about what others complain about.

It is you that is obviously uneducated since you properly could not understand what was being portrayed in the article.
MNGamer-N  +   589d ago
Mario is Nintendo. They should come out with mario games first for each new generation. Then move systematically through each and every one of their franchises and provide a new game, as well as throwing in a new IP's every once in a while. If they do this each generation I will remain a happy Nintendo gamer until I die.
lilbroRx  +   588d ago
To be precise, he's Nitnendo's mascot.

It would be like asking Disney to stop using Mickey Mouse(which Mario is more popular than).
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wheresmymonkey  +   589d ago
I think they already dort of are, they're getting him out the way in their sort of ticklist of releases all the main mario games will be out by the end of next year as in NSMB, 3d mario, smash bros and kart.
MilkMan  +   589d ago
I wouldn't put him on the back burner, just maybe reduce his profile a bit and let other Nintendo Ip's shine and PLEASE make some new IP's. Wonderful 101 should have been a blockbuster but it wasn't a true Nintendo series. Still it was a fantastic game. For that matter Pikmin 3 didn't sell well and this brings a tear to my eye.
Other series need just as much love. They are other experiences to be had and other worlds and adventures to be seen. Id like to see those.
king_george  +   588d ago
Psshhh the day mario stops coming out is the day the earth stops revolving around the sun. And i have zero complaints about that :) now gimme mario galaxy 3!!
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Summons75  +   588d ago
Mario sells millions nearly instantly and tries to something different each entry. Why would they put it on hold? I say put cod on hold. Same old same old, nothing new and zero potential at this point. Either author needs to learn what fun gaming is again or just find a new job.
Crillvirus81  +   588d ago
They don't ever need to stop unless they run out of ideas being as Mario's games are always innovating
_QQ_  +   588d ago
If Nintendo sold all its franchises at an auction and Microsoft Purchased Mario and Sony purchased everything else. guess who is walking out the winner of that auction.
LoveOfTheGame  +   588d ago
Nintendo, lol. The amount of money that would be bid toward most of those franchises would make us all cry.
deafdani  +   588d ago
I know, dude, I'm just making a little joke here. :P
deafdani  +   588d ago
Nintendo. Because, shitloads of money.

_QQ_  +   588d ago
Well yeah... but i'm using this as an example,Microsoft wouldve won because Mario is just that Valueable.
Concertoine  +   588d ago
Speaking from a purely personal viewpoint and not a financial one? Yes he needs a break, but only to an extent. The new super games need to go. Theyve worn out theur welcome. 3d mario can stay. Its just weird how there was ONE flagship mario game on the gamecube, sunshine, and now theres already 2 on wii u (not counting luigi u) in its first year.
Also from a creative standpoint things need to change. I remember when nods to the series' past were fresh and cool, like seeing a giant pixel mario in sunshine or the airships in galaxy for the first time in 20 years. And ever since then it's like mario's been nothing BUT the old stuff. The galleons are in every game now, the enemies, the level design, the music, everything is just a reimagining of something from past games.
Think about it... there are NO goombas in sunshine. Thats insane to think about when every game since has been the equivalent of nintendo masturbating to the classic games.
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a_adji  +   588d ago
When Mario doesn't outsell several blockbusters combined as it has done with cod and battlefield combined then it is.

Has this idot seen and read anything about mario 3d world?

idiot article
CaptainN  +   587d ago
Did you even read the article at all. He never says this is what he wants. He is reiterating what others have said and is asking the fans what's their opinion on it. It appears you are the idiot here !
D_RoyJenkins  +   588d ago
Forget the burner, I wish they'd take him out back like old yeller

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