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Old 03-10-2009, 02:19 AM   #1
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Is Mario still god?

Now, we all know that Mario was god back in his heyday. In his 3 NES outings, he amassed nearly 70 million copies sold. He lead the gaming world into the 3D universe with Super Mario 64, the grandfather of 3D platforming, and his influence has seen his face more recognised than Mickey Mouse. His success inspired the creation of Sonic, Alex Kidd, Yoshi and Klonoa, and the video game Viewtful Joe. But is he still what he once was? Is he still the face of video games?

Mario has some things going for him. Galaxy, which has now caught up to Halo 3 in copies sold, still shows that he has some sway. He stars in the 2nd most successful DS game, selling more copies than Pokemon. However, today, technology is far greater than when people peed their pants when they saw a P-Wing. The most popular genres today are not platformers, but Adventure games and FPS.

Some argue that today, gamers are far closer to Master Chief than to Mario. You can moan otherwise, but Halo 3 is the biggest hit of this generation, as determined purely by how many people love to play. But, as the trilogy ends and Halo quietens down, I personally feel Halo will become like Pokemon. People will still love it, and it will still produce a large amount of great games, but it will quieten down. Mario might not be what it once was, but he still holds a place in people's hearts, and Mario Kart combined with the original platformers still leads the industry. In this, Mario is still the face of video games.

I personally think he is, but that's from a person born in the 80's. What do you think?
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:26 AM   #2
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ACK! gameboy is the Mario man of NFF! Are you sir, implying that Mario's going downhill!!! SHAME ON YOU! *reads thread* oh yeah I agree he's still good.
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ACK! gameboy is the Mario man of NFF! Are you sir, implying that Mario's going downhill!!! SHAME ON YOU! *reads thread* oh yeah I agree he's still good.
LOLGASIM! I too share a love of Mario. Which was your fave?
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Mario IS good, but Nintendo seems to be squeezing as much juice as they can from him.
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well he's good
also they have great games!
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Mario's been a gold god for the time he took his first step in the NES game, Super Mario Bros. I don't know what Alloftheabove means by Nintendo "squeezing the juice out of him" but he is still god.

I mean 2D Mario games is so fun to play, even until today and brings back a lot of memories to mature video gamers. And when 3D hit the big(well mine) "TV" screen, that was just amazing. SM64 was one of the best 3D games that ever was, Sunshine was great, and Galaxy just blew me away into happiness. Luckily, you still have the Mario sports games to play like Mario Kart and Mario Golf, Mario Tennis, etc.

Who knows if Halo, Final Fantasy, Tomb Raider, etc. would have been made if it wasn't for Mario and his (NES) games. :/

So if your trying to say Mario is going downhill, you have got it all wrong.
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LOLGASIM! I too share a love of Mario. Which was your fave?
Cool! gameboy and SegaSlayer: site's resident Mario gurus. Great question, which Mario is my favorite? Um.......I think Super Mario World. Probably because it was my first one, and it's just so fun even now!
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Mario's been a gold god for the time he took his first step in the NES game, Super Mario Bros. I don't know what Alloftheabove means by Nintendo "squeezing the juice out of him" but he is still god.

I mean 2D Mario games is so fun to play, even until today and brings back a lot of memories to mature video gamers. And when 3D hit the big(well mine) "TV" screen, that was just amazing. SM64 was one of the best 3D games that ever was, Sunshine was great, and Galaxy just blew me away into happiness. Luckily, you still have the Mario sports games to play like Mario Kart and Mario Golf, Mario Tennis, etc.

Who knows if Halo, Final Fantasy, Tomb Raider, etc. would have been made if it wasn't for Mario and his (NES) games. :/

So if your trying to say Mario is going downhill, you have got it all wrong.

By squeeze the juice out of him, Alloftheabove is probably referring to how they do put him in the spotlight alot. But then, what's Nintendo without Mario? That's like Mickey Mouse with Disney, or Nickelodeon with Spongebob.
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I know, Nintendo might not be where it is at this moment without Mario, so you can not let him not be in the spotlight, he should be, and will be.
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When people criticize Mario they forget that he is a mascot aswell. To me, Mario's job should be as a killer launch title that introduces people to the console. Once the way has been cleared by Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Pokemon and others step in and keep the momentum
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