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Yuji Naka almost made a Mario game
« on: March 23, 2019, 04:02:35 PM »
Who is Yuji Naka? He has a hand in making the original Sonic games so great, he made a proposal to  Nintendo to make a Mario game however it was shot down
https://nintendosoup.com/yuji-naka-cadence-of-hyrule-gives-me-the-feeling-nintendo-has-changed-a-lot/
I do wonder what kind of game he was planning and there is a chance if the game might be picked up after all.
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Re: Yuji Naka almost made a Mario game
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2019, 04:25:27 PM »
The article is right in making us think how much Nintendo has changed since. Thank heavens they're willing to open up their IP to more developers now, or we'd never see games like Mario + Rabbids or that Zelda indie game (Cadence of Hyrule?) see the light of day.
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Re: Yuji Naka almost made a Mario game
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2019, 06:45:05 PM »
There's that comic pitch that was shot down but I figure if that if it was pitched today, Nintendo would probably be on board. I mean, as long as it's not Archie, I'd be hyped.

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Re: Yuji Naka almost made a Mario game
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2019, 07:20:40 PM »
Well, I can't entirely say I blame them for being reluctant to lend out their IPs since before recently just about every time they did it wound up being completely terrible.

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Re: Yuji Naka almost made a Mario game
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2019, 09:34:29 AM »
There's that comic pitch that was shot down but I figure if that if it was pitched today, Nintendo would probably be on board. I mean, as long as it's not Archie, I'd be hyped.
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In any case, I don't think it would be Valiant Comics again even though they might have good quality comics.

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Re: Yuji Naka almost made a Mario game
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2019, 12:51:32 AM »
There's that comic pitch that was shot down but I figure if that if it was pitched today, Nintendo would probably be on board. I mean, as long as it's not Archie, I'd be hyped.


I believe it was in fact pitched by Archie Comics.  But Nintendo must've heard about their bad reputation and quickly shot it down.


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Re: Yuji Naka almost made a Mario game
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2019, 03:02:06 AM »
Archie handled Mega Man just fine. The problem with their Sonic series was that, because it was almost as old as the franchise itself, it had amassed so much convoluted fanfiction nonsense that not even a reboot could flush out. There are all kinds of reasons that wouldn't happen with Mario.
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Re: Yuji Naka almost made a Mario game
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2019, 01:22:42 AM »
Fleetway also pitched a Mario comic back in the 90's. It was also shot down.
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Re: Yuji Naka almost made a Mario game
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2019, 08:52:58 AM »
Fleetway also pitched a Mario comic back in the 90's. It was also shot down.


This is a very good discovery! I thought the Fleetway Sonic is a fascinating look at the comic for its unique take on the universe, which would have been great for Mario, and the first signs I see is that Donkey Kong (Jr.?) is incorporated, which is in my opinion better than the Archie Sonic pitch for this reason. It's basically the reason I found KC Deluxe Mario fascinating.

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