Hard Line says "We all know Mario as the happy go-lucky, kiddy-friendly, mushroom munching plumber, but is this 'image' going to damage Nintendo future relationship with the now adult gamers?"
Oh he so pro.
Ha, nintendo doesn't have to do any reinventing with Mario for him to survive. He'll always be a hit.
Mario titles just seem to struggle so bad. Something must be done about it! I don't think this guy is being serious.
Seems incredibly possible...
They should make like a really dark game. Mario is a washed up plumber, Peach is his wife who is a whore and cheat, Luigi is his depressed brother whos addicted to drugs. And then he starts seeing things lieke giant green tubes but there not really there (yeah i stole that last part from pans labyrinth) and then he should die and mario be rested for ever... hahahah that would be funny.
This is just wrong on some many levels. I didn't play NSMB Wii but didn't that outsell mw2 (or close or whatever, sorry if I'm wrong, long day)? And aren't they like some of the best exclusives for the Wii? I wouldn't mind if Mario games got better though. But they don't need to do anything for Mario to survive, especially reinvent him.
What an entertaining article. Not meant to be taken seriously whatsoever, obviously, but still entertaining.
lmao wat f$%^ is that. multi-platform mario will never happen maybe unless nintendo stop being a console maker even then they still have the handheld mario not going anywhere. but i love to see a squel to mario rpg but other than that im fine with mario the way it is
it already is multiplatform. dolphin emulator on pc says hi :P
I'm almost ready to get a wii, just for my mario fix.
I'm holding out until it's like 100$ or an HD version comes out.
before anyone gets upset, the article is an obvious joke. actually kinda funny too.
From what I hear about New Super Mario Bros. sales...they don't need to change a damn thing. If it says Mario on the box, they will come.
To slow down on mario and try some new stuff. Mario himself doesnt need reinventing. He has a strong history and an image that is burned into several generation's minds. What Nintendo needs is to try something new. Introduce a new face for the new genration of nintendo gamers that have joined the team. But yeah that is a fantasy until people get tired of the same old stuff.
??? WTF ???
Guys... this is a joke. He's not serious. >.>
7o7 ..................... What the Fock?
of an article. Mario is just legendary.
Because Mario will always be Mario! They may change up his image a little like they are doing to Mickey Mouse but he will always be the same ole plumber with a 'stache as he always was.
The level of stupidity here is amazing. Read the article, it's a joke. The guy has paper mario's head pasted onto kratos and other titles like world of warcraft. It's not meant to be taken seriously. It's called satire.
Who ever wrote this article should check his brain, Mario is the F'ing face of gaming (FACT). If anything, all other characters need to reinvent themselves constantly to make sure they stay in the minds of their franchises' fans.
NSMB wii was on Par with MW2 in sales and maybe even surpassed it, not sure. Mario definitely doesnt need reinventing ... Mario IS video games. He'll never change, he doesnt need to. Zelda on the other hand is due for a little bit of a makeover.
Was he trying to be funny? Because that's how it came off; anyway Mario doesn't need to under go any changes; when the gaming industry was about to go under who saved it? Mario and just recently what title sold almost 10 million units? Yeah Mario. Platform away Mario, platform away.
Some people just don't know how to be funny :) And yes, i'm referring to the writer.
Mario is mario let him be mario
I like mario just the way he is
Yeah, the next Mario game actually needs a turret mounted on his back and a cover system like UN2 and co-op with Luigi like in army of t.w.o. You could leave Mario as is for the next twenty years and he would continue to sell. There is just something about him. He's a gaming Icon. Some games need to be redone to be released not mario he can look the same and still kick @$$!
Nintendo obviously has no idea how to do anything successfully. I mean look at the horrible slump they're in as far as console sales are concerned. It will only be a matter of time before Nintendo has gone the way of the Odyssey... yeah.. they're doomed. Dooooooomed.
saying this after NSMB (a retro platformer game) sells 10 mill+ makes this article look silly.
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