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Super Mario vs Sackboy

From the article: "Sony PlayStation's Jonathan Fargher told The Sun: "It's fair to say that Nintendo has got Super Mario and Sega had Sonic. "It's about time Sony got their own iconic mascot - Sackboy will be that character.

"He's a charming and personable character people will take to and the fact you can dress him up how you like will appeal. Mammi mia ... old favourite Super Mario may soon have met his match in Sackboy
"You'll be able to make him a spaceman, pirate, cowboy, zombie - there's even an Evel Knievel outfit for him."

The emphasis of Little Big Planet, the biggest PS3 release yet, is on design and customisation."

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Silogon3339d ago

Wait until some 40 year old, hormonal, lonely women gets wind of this. I bet she'll rally up all her daytime soap opera watching friends and have the name changed from sack"BOY" to sack"PERSON" wait and see.

socomnick3339d ago

heh is this story serious. Mario wins hands down.

Time Lord3339d ago (Edited 3339d ago )

Mainstream media that RARLY talk about game are hyping this game, by the way the sun is biggest selling paper in world (Wiki).

Also they said there is the sun themed level, wow can't wait to play Page 3 girls level :o

jwatt3339d ago

Although Sackboy may seem like the big winner now he would have to put in years and years of gaming to be on the level of Mario. It's still good that Sackboy is being compared to mario.

chaosatom3339d ago (Edited 3339d ago )

Sackboy for the Win.

chaosatom3339d ago

Mario does not encompasses Sackboy.

paracardium3339d ago

He does all sorts of diffrent stuff and these vids speak for themselves while Mario eats mushrooms and picks on lizards for the last 15 years or more.

ChickeyCantor3339d ago (Edited 3339d ago )

"He's a charming and personable character people will take to and the fact you can dress him up how you like will appeal. Mammi mia ... old favorite Super Mario may soon have met his match in Sackboy
"You'll be able to make him a spaceman, pirate, cowboy, zombie - there's even an Evel Knievel outfit for him."

Well thats pretty much the problem, While Mario is still the same person for all these years Sackboy is dressed to your likings.
There for Mario wins. He hasn't changed, and that's what a mascott is all about: Representing what you are and always will be.

And comparing them is just weird >_>.

LarVanian3339d ago (Edited 3339d ago )

Yep, hes still the same old midget that shouts "HERE WE GO" and "YAHOO" in that annoying high-pitched Italian voice.

Gr813339d ago

Down right ridiculous. This LBP hasn't even been released yet, Mario is an icon.

ChickeyCantor3339d ago

Yeah maybe( MAYBE) in about 5 years people will associate games with "sackboy" but mario still does the trick.

Nugan3339d ago

I don't know if I'm prepared to play Sack-Races and Little Big Baseball.

It seems almost better to me to let LBP be the innovative and expansive experience that it promises to be without burdening it with the pressure of mascot-hood or the detrimental effects that being a mascot can have on a franchise (like weak cross-genre spin-offs).

Mario has weathered mascot-hood (mostly) honorably, but look at what it has done to others (*cough* Sonic *cough*). I say Sony should let LBP be a brilliant game first, see how its received, and then begin thinking about how to use the franchise in the future wisely without endangering it.

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