The Mario characters are perhaps some of the most beloved characters in video game history; however, one of the most interesting things about this is the fact that we really do not know much about the characters themselves. Very few characters have actually been given an actual personality as it appears to be Nintendo's trait of making most characters silent representatives of the players themselves.
However, the main point of this thread is to show that the Mario characters have actually received quite a bit of personality through the release of the new game Fortune Street
. While the characters do not speak with voices, they do speak through quotations and make references to many of the games they have been in or their general traits. They even make different references on the stages they are on (see below). Even the man himself Mario seems to speak full of personality! Here are a few examples I've collected:
Character quotes (on various stages):*Luigi (on Starship Mario) - "Hey! You know what would look good? A spaceship with MY face on it!”*Daisy (on Yoshi's Island) - ”Wow! Check out Yoshi’s Island. I totally want to take one of those little guys home with me!” *Toad (On Alfegard) - "Oh dear! I think I spent too much gold shopping here. Toadsworth will never let me live this down!"*Bowser Jr. (on Yoshi's Island) - "I'm gonna storm that island down there and make you all my Yoshi minions! Hear that, potential minions?" *Waluigi (on the Ghost Ship) - "This place is falling apart! Hey, you rotten ship! Don't even THINK about sinking while I'm on board!"
There are also dialogues in which characters interact with each other:*Yoshi (on Starship Mario) - "Yoshi! Yoshi, Yoshi? (My cookies are missing! Do you know where the went, (Player's name)?) *Mario (on Starship Mario) - "I'll help you find your cookies, Yoshi - just give me a second to brush these cookie crumbs out of my mustache!" Those are a few quotes. A list of all the quotes I found (which is many) can be found through this link if you are interested: http://www.mariowiki.com/List_of_Quotes_in_Fortune_Street
Anyways, I added in a bonus poll as well to see the opinions of the members of this board. I could have put this in the FS thread; however, I felt that this information should be noticed by more users. Also feel free to discuss as well (that is the point of the thread anyways).
For my verdict, in terms of personalities I would like to see more personality from the Mario characters. Some games like the main Mario games do not need personalities; however, I feel that more spin-offs should indeed include personalities as I feel the characters need it to be more differentiated and "feel more fresh" to the players.Note: This is also the thread to discuss about these quotes in Fortune Street (the poll is not the main subject). Such things as whether you found them interesting or not for your favourite charcters? Anyways, discuss.