Submitted by TheCouchJockeyz 340d ago | opinion piece

Should Nintendo Give Mario A Rest?

Should Nintendo Give Mario A Rest? CouchJockey D Gives his thoughts on should Nintendo Give Mario a Rest? (Mario, Mario, Nintendo, Wii U)

ape007  +   340d ago
Mario is the Core of nintendo, Heck the core of all gaming, so it can't take a rest

honestly the REAL mario games are few and far between, cannot wait for Super Mario 3D world, not that NSMB series is bad, they're great but i don't consider them REAL MARIO GAMES
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colonel179  +   340d ago
It might be the core of Nintendo, but recently they have abused of it. We used to get one Mario game each generation, and 1 or 2 at most each handheld generation. With the Wii, it was great to see a direct sequel for the first time, but it should have stopped there. Nintendo now is totally milking Mario, and even though they are not as big and don't have the same production value as Mario Galaxy 1&2, it still Mario and it does get tired.

They should have kept all the resources spent on NSMWii, NSMWiiU and 3D World, to make a AAA Mario game for the Wii U in the next year or two. People would have gone nuts about it.

Also, they have a lot of franchises that they could revive, instead of making mario games: Starfox hasn't been done since the gamecube (and properly since the N64), F-Zero, Metroid, Kid Icarus, Wave Race, etc.

I love Mario as much as everyone else, but they have really outdone it this time, even if 3D world still looks fun to play.
PopRocks359  +   339d ago
"I love Mario as much as everyone else, but they have really outdone it this time, even if 3D world still looks fun to play"

Doesn't this statement alone nullify your entire post? If the games still feel fresh and are fun to play, who cares which mascot's name is in the title?

That said, they could do well to release a few less Mario games each year. Sonic had an abundance of games between 2005 and 2011 and that led to the hedgehog's new found reputation as a dead or dying franchise.
UltimateMaster  +   339d ago
Nintendo needs to show more love to other of their IP games other than Mario and Miis.
They also need to create more new games that aren't part of Miis nor Mario.
And when you do make a new console, upgrade the graphics as well, don't rehash the same thing that was on Wii.
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bullymangLer  +   340d ago
mario games is the king of pLatformity < fact

can i even do a backfLip in GTA ?

darned times
zero_gamer  +   340d ago
Mario games usually sell like hotcakes and score high by major critics. They also rake in loads of profit to Nintendo. Unless Mario Kart 8 and other major Mario releases undersell Nintendo's expectations, Nintendo shouldn't "give it a rest."
ZBlacktt  +   340d ago
I think people who write stories like this should give the game a rest. You are tired of it. While millions upon millions of others are not. It's hard to rest the most successful Icon in video gaming history.
ape007  +   340d ago
Damn straight

i like your style, no sugar coating, just in your face, that sure work for some people and save time too
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AKR  +   340d ago
Mario has a lot of mini-series. The Party, Tennis, Golf, Olympic Games, mainly. That's what makes it seem like there are an over saturation.

But to be honest, Nintendo is doing the same thing Ubi does with Assassin's Creed and that Activision does with CoD - keep the games rolling because they make money.

They're a game company. What do you expect them to do? If they didn't make money and get good ratings from all the different Mario-somethings - do you think they'd bother doing it?

Either way; the real, mainstream Mario titles come once every now-&-then. Put it this way; there have been only 5 3D Marios in the last 10 years and 6 in all. Mario Kart, which is arguably the next mainstream category of the Mario franchise, comes once a system. The "New Super Mario Bros." series; there has only been 4 entries across 4 platforms. The "Paper Mario" series, has only had 4 entries across 4 systems as well.

Not so much main-Marios, are there?
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ZBlacktt  +   340d ago
Business side: Every company in the world not only needs to make money. But looks for ways to make money.

Fans support: To support a series is also the responsibility of those same companies. If you are not a diehard fan and just a regular consumer of the product in general. It may look like companies are "milking" popular lines. But demand = supply and that's what drives develops to create more of what their fans want.

So many get it and it all makes prefect sense. :D
for we are many  +   340d ago
I think the gaming "media" should give Nintendo a rest.
diepdiep  +   340d ago
The writer just wants to spoil the hype for Super Mario 3D World.
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young7yang  +   340d ago
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sloth3395  +   340d ago
wasn't there a story like that about a week or so ago people really need to get over it
kirbyu  +   340d ago
They do ues their other IPs. They just use Mario more.
MidnytRain  +   339d ago
10x more...
Max-Zorin  +   340d ago
As popular as he is, that would be stupid.
tweet75  +   340d ago
Mario is to nintendo like mickey mouse is to disney
MidnytRain  +   339d ago
A mascot?
a_adji  +   340d ago
I find these articles to be so shallow and stupid that I normally don't reply. However, MS had no core mascot with mass appeal so they will exploited halo. Sony no real mass appealing mascot to exploit and god knows they have tried. Jack and Daxter,, sack boy etc but they still not mass and more niche.

Nintendos mario gams outsell cod and battlefield put together, they actually outsell GTA because it has longer legs and has a mass appeal. So why would it make business sense to give it a rest? For long as there are fresh ideas they should carry on.

That's like saying give James Bond, batman efc a rest? WHY if it makes money and business sense!
Braid  +   340d ago
I'd say they should, as I don't really consider myself as a platformer guy but given that Nintendo fans actually buy their consoles for Ninty's long established franchises, it wouldn't be a good move both in terms of product sales and consumer satisfaction. So let's just say, they don't have to give it a rest but they HAVE TO offer a wider variety of games to choose from that adresses to a bigger audience. They're trying to please their core fanbase, and understandbly so, but what about the rest of gamers who're more interested in new IPs? You have to innovate once in a while to keep your experience fresh.
Thepcz  +   340d ago
nintendo the one trick pony
who wouldnt love nintendo to have the balls to create a new (shock horror) character that doesnt belong in marios universe, and make a 2d or 3d adventure game using that character.

besides sells and the (questionable) critical acclaim, i struggle to be enthusiastic about any mario game released since the first galaxy. galaxy 2 was just milking it.

new super mario bros is a very hollow experience drained of all the magic usually associated with mario games.

its quite clear at this point that mario is an exhausted franchise, motivated only by sells, with all creativity the lowest priority. it seems nintendo just want to keep games moving off the conveyor-belt/cookie cutter production line with mario and his buddies copy/pasted in.

in short, mario has been reduced to a formula, his games have become generic and a lifeless corpse of their former selves.
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R00bot  +   340d ago
But dayyummm, 3D World looks mighty fiiiine!
Sincere0121  +   340d ago
Yawn ps fanboy troll alert. Dumbest comment ever made, surely not even u believe the rubbish u just wrote. Lol
Thepcz  +   340d ago
says you with 2 bubbles.

if anything i am a nintendo fan. but even 20 years of nintendo gaming wont blind me to the fact marios quality is just not there anymore. in fact, nintendo on a whole has lost that magic.

not fanboyism, just my experience
Jagsrock  +   339d ago
ohhh riiight cause 3d world looks generic and formulaic....nothing new or creative about it....said noone who has seen the latest trailer.
R00bot  +   340d ago
Should Microsoft give Halo a rest?

Should Activision give CoD a rest?

Should EA give Battlefield a rest?

MidnytRain  +   339d ago
R00bot  +   339d ago
Yeah, maybe CoD could go for a rest.
from the beach  +   340d ago
Why? The games never disappoint and the various brands (NSMB / Mario & Luigi / Galaxy / 3D etc.) are all unique and well defined.

I mean, who else is even making platform games these days other than Nintendo? You might as well retire the genre altogether if you want Mario to end!
deno  +   340d ago
What a foolish idea. Let's stop creating games that exceed expectations and delivery console saving quality.
Wni0  +   340d ago
milk that sh*t up
Chrischi1988  +   339d ago
The ones who need a rest are those stupid nintendo haters, who hate it so much, that they cannot do otherwise, than always acting like there are to much Marios and they need to stop producing Mario games...

If you do not like Mario, then dont buy it, dont care about it and be done with it. Why are people so eager about, what I can play on my Wii U? What is the problem? There are not that many Mario games. There are many, with Mario, but to act like they are all the same is just wrong. New Super Mario Brothers is a totally different game, to Mario 3D World. Mario Kart is totally different to New Super Mario Brothers. I dont see the problem. Games with Mario are super successful and always offer something different, with a super fun appeal. No Kart game, is as good as Mario Kart, a lot tried, some came close (Mod Nation), but non where as good. Mario Football, too. Super fun, no real soccer, but super fun, especially the one on Gamecube.

Like I said, all of them are different, offer a different appeal, but are almost always really good games, give me another franchise, which is just as successful with their Mascot. Acting like that is a bad thing shows only one thing, that you are afraid of the success, that Mario could bring the Wii U, just like it did with the 3DS, which was in a almost indentical spot, a year ago.
thomasmiller  +   339d ago
Uh oh. looks like the sony and microsoft trolls are getting scared of what Mario 3d world is set to do for wii u this holiday season, I wonder why no one whats to give call of duty, or final fantasy a rest??? HHHMMMMM.....
Jagsrock  +   339d ago
the thing with the main mario games is that they are top tier in terms of quality and they are constantly adding new elements and gameplay mechanics. 3D world is already shaping up to be one of tye best mario games to date. As long as the quality is top notch why stop?
Misaka_x_Touma  +   339d ago
yeah let take every company money maker franchise or product and give it a rest. no more mario, mickey, burgers, tv, phones and all of that.
truechainz  +   339d ago
Lol so okay obviously more games from Nintendo would be a great thing, but they don't need to take mario away to do that. Mario is an icon. If the games become bad then by all means give them a rest, but the latest trailer for 3D World gives me the feeling that the quality drop won't be happening anytime soon. For anyone who is tired of mario I suggest playing one of the other amazing games out in existence right now.
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rinslowe  +   339d ago
Mario can take a rest after 3D World... Then it's time for Zelda U, Metroid and Starfox to make an appearance...

Lol at this article...
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