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Nintendo Wouldn't Be Nintendo Without...

In the video game world, competition never ceases, and to remain a contender, each console manufacturer needs to maintain an identity among consumers and offer them something they can't get on any other platform. This weekend, TGR will take an in-depth look at the games -- one key franchise for each company -- that make Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony what they are today.

Today, which of Nintendo's franchises is the absolute biggest and most important?

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predator3067d ago

Mario will always be the face on Nintendo but the hardcore fans all think Nintendo are over selling him. Zelda is what I think is most important

cain1413067d ago

When I think Nintendo I think mario...

predator3067d ago

everyone does but its Zelda where fans turn to

butterfinger3067d ago

that they always seem to take their time with Zelda games. There will never be another game quite like a Zelda game for me personally. Mario platformers are usually great, but I'll still always take a Zelda game first.

No FanS Land3067d ago

@butterfinger

That's true, I don't know any other action/adventure game that play like Zelda, it's like the game never had any competition at all.

Montrealien3067d ago (Edited 3067d ago )

I understand the point of this article and I do agree that Zelda and Mario are huge factors for Nintendo success. However I think you have to go to Nintendo`s roots to answer the main question here and the reality is, Nintendo would not be the Nintendo we know today if they never had hired Myamoto as a toy maker and ask him to make a videogame when they saw that it was the future, and that game ended up being Donkey Kong. The end.

KKanjiAnkh3067d ago

I love'em both, but Mario is, also the face of games, this is the most adaptable character, in the history of gaming.

Mario is a human in an oddworld, where anything is possible, but he is unrealistic, giving the range of his ablitites, to surpass, what can be done, and still seem reasonable, w/in whatever realm, he's in.

Mini Mario3067d ago

"I am glad...
that they always seem to take their time with Zelda games. There will never be another game quite like a Zelda game for me personally. Mario platformers are usually great, but I'll still always take a Zelda game first."

I guess it depends on the person. I prefer mario games (the more run and jump thru a stage type,.. using controller skills), while my brother is more a zelda a fan (who likes to think about the puzzle at hand to beat the level).

But i still love zelda too so i really depends on what u like

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cain1413067d ago

Right now none of those seem to matter. Nintendo went a year without Zelda and has done amazing saleswise.

Wii Fit and Wii Sports might actually be the most important right now...

Seferoth753067d ago

Nintendo has never released a Zelda game that often... I really do not see your point really.

cain1413067d ago

lol Yeah they do...

No Zelda This Year for First Time This Decade

http://www.thegamereviews.c...

heroicjanitor3067d ago

But they haven't made a classic in years, there core fans are different now and they will never make another franchise like mario/zelda/metroid/golden sun(yeah that counts as great!) until they are pushed to do so, which is why, for the good of Nintendo's fans, Sony needs to make a comeback and fast.(Not mentioning microsoft because they don't make many of their own games, and therefore won't challenge Nintendo to make some, so don't get offended)

italianbreadman3067d ago

While Mario is the face of the Big N, the Zelda games are the company's masterpieces, for the most part.

cain1413067d ago

I look forward to a new Zelda more than I do a new mario... No one else has done zelda style games right...

Jpinter3067d ago

I agree. Zelda in recent years has been much better than any Mario game to come out.

BetaChris3067d ago

I've always been partial to Zelda myself...