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Mars Talks Videogame Turkey. In Defense of Mario.

New Mario U

When people complain about games like New Super Mario Bros. U, using them as examples of Nintendo not delivering high quality gaming experiences anymore, they are being unfair to Nintendo. Its like Mario keeps trying to kick the soccer ball, and princess toadstool keeps pulling it away. (Super Mario Strikers reference. What, you want me to make a mustache joke? how about a plumber gag, that would be refreshing as a sequel to CoD, Ghosts.)

There was no day 1 Mario on NGC, or WII for that matter. New Super Mario Bros. U was available day 1 for the WII U. When Sunshine and Galaxy did show up they were pretty DLCequels of Mario 64.

What's that you say? Your first console was an N64, you can barely vote, and the SMB series seems ancient to you? You wish they had remade Majora's Mask instead of Link to the Past? Well Excuuuuuuuuuuse me princess.

The Mario 64 series of games, while arguably better than the Super series, are spinoffs.

Mario World U

They are like Metallica's Load, A watered down imitation rather than the real thing.

The Super Mario Bros. series is like Master Of Puppets. Even the team that made the Galaxy games, a portion of Nintendo EAD Tokyo, is burnt out on cribbing Mario 64's rusty bag of tricks.

Now they're making the Land/World reboot series. Pseudo isometric Mario games which have their own distinct flavor.

Between 1991 and 2005, there were three Mario games. Super Mario World, Super Mario 64, And Super Mario Sunshine. Oh yeah, and a shitload of spinoffs and pseudo sequels. Then in 2006, New SMB hits the DS.

Then Galaxy, New Super Mario WII, Galaxy 2, Super Mario 3D Land, Super Mario 3D World, New Super Mario Bros 2, New Super Mario Bros U.

We are in the Renaissance age of Mario. So make like Leonardo Davinci, and Gay out on Dudes, Uh I mean Mario games. Gay out on Mario games. That's what I meant to say.

—Mars | @RealBucketBros | Email

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