A World Without Mario

DualShockers writes: "In the Old Testament of Gaming, one can look up our forefathers and see Nintendo's prowess. All their systems, the NES, Super NES, Gameboy, the failed Virtual Boy, Nintendo DS, Gamecube, and the Wii, all shared a common association with a certain founding father, which is Mario. Our beloved Mario, that gluttonous plumber whose only diet is mushrooms, flowers, and spaghetti, made way for Nintendo's success. He saved Peach, or Princess Toadstool, more times than we can remember. He made lots of friends, and of course, lots of enemies. Ultimately, gamers can safely assume that Mario has made an impact on our world in such a way, that if he was never created, the world of gaming as we know it would be a devastating scene."

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Chadness4226d ago

I would probably not even be gaming today without Mario. Sad, but true!

sikbeta4226d ago (Edited 4226d ago )

I know I'll get a lot of disagrees, but I have to say this

Mario was Amazing in the beginning and it put Gaming into a new level and I totally agree with that, but now I'm tired of the character, I have enough, I don't like the way Nintendo exploit the Character so much, being the mascot and being the character of almost every Nintendo Game

You Have:

Mario Bros
Super Mario Bros
Dr. Mario
Mario & Wario
Mario's Time Machine
Mario Paint
Mario Kart
Mario Golf
Mario Party
Mario Strikers
Paper Mario
Smash Bros (melee, brawl)

I don't like how Nintendo knows that Mario games sell so well, so they don't care to make at least 1 M rated game

Is like if SONY make Crash Bandicoot the mascot and we have a lot of Crash Bandicoot games everywhere, don't get me wrong, I love that Franchise and I really want more games but thanks Naughty Dog to create Uncharted Franchise instead of making only Crash Bandicoot games

Peace out


Thanks Rauland for clarify that, I didn't know about that, but the Character is the same no matter who made the game


At least FF series have different characters XD

Blaster_Master4226d ago


Rauland4226d ago

Actually, all those Mario games you mention, most of them where made by different game studios. Some of the studios are 1st party, some are 2nd.

Hisiru4226d ago (Edited 4226d ago )

Final Fantasy 14 (and all the other 40 FF spin-off)
Dragon Quest 10 (and all the other 10 DQ spin-off)

If people love what you are doing, you will make it over and over again.


Bubbles_Kitty_Cat4226d ago (Edited 4226d ago )

I remember playing Super Mario Bros at a friend's house when it first came out and man, I was totally blown away.

It was such a huge leap from the Atari 2600 that I had been playing for years.

I asked my parents to get me an NES that Christmas and they not only got me one (along with Super Mario Bros.) but they got me the one that came with the robot!

I was like "HELLS YEAH!!" lol

That was a long time ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday.

SaiyanFury4226d ago

I think Sikbeta's point is that Nintendo tries to milk the character for all he's worth. Mario has been an instrumental part of the games industry, but he wishes Nintendo and companies on the Wii and DS would do more than continually push Mario as a reason to make games. The Mario platform games are golden, and have been for 20+ years. I think he would like to see more diversity come to Nintendo's platforms that don't have Mario as the lead character to sell games.

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JoelT4226d ago

if it wasn't for Mario, I don't think i'd be the same person I am today.

iiprotocolii4226d ago

A fat guy for a thing for deep pipes? Ron Jeremy did well for himself.

Grevan4226d ago

I honestly can't think of a world without Mario. I can't see why I couldn't, I don't play games involving him anymore.

iiprotocolii4226d ago

As much as I love Mario, he really wasn't my reason for gaming. Sure, he's a charismatic, fat little guys with the most unique mustache known to man. But what did it for me was Duck Hunt and Gyromite. There was nothing funnier to me than squeezing those scientist dudes between those puzzled devices. Epic memory.

Eiffel4226d ago

If I do recall LoadRunner The Legend Returns drew me into gaming as a child. Mario on the NES was most likely my second pull in.

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