Carl Williams writes, "I know you are reading that title and wondering how the hell this guy can honestly think Hotel Mario is good. Well, there are a few requirements for you to understand my stance on this game. First, you have to have actually played it. Second, played it with an actual controller- not that “remote” thing that Philips packed in with most of the CD-i consoles. Third, don’t be so caught up in this having Mario starring in it. If you can meet those basic requirements then you will probably agree, Hotel Mario is not as bad as people want you to think it is. It is certainly not as bad as the Zelda games that were released by Philips on the CD-i."