Possibly the saddest thing modern day Nintendo has done is that they’ve pared down the number of their franchises they’re doing anything with. We’ve seen more Mario games than we can imagine, and we’ve seen some oldies revised into modern incarnations like Kid Icarus, but Nintendo has also completely ignored a large number of excellent franchises in favor of novelties like Wii Music and releasing another game with Mario’s face on the front.
We know Mario makes the most money, but is that really all Nintendo has to be about? They have so many good franchises, abandoned to the ravages of time. Let’s take a look at some of them!