It's really odd why Smash Bros. gets almost no merch despite it being a very successful franchise. Amiibo has shown that merchandising the series is a profitable venture. Just imagine Smash Bros. themed Monopoly, Smash Bros. diorama merch, Master Hand plushies, Smash Bros articulate action figures that can equip Beam Swords and Motion Sensor Bombs.
Even though I said that I am indifferent towards Mario, I just want you to know that I don't hate him at all. I very rarely choose him as a CPU opponent in the Mario Party games, and if I was allowed to choose the CPU characters in Mario Kart, I would never put Mario on Lord Bowser's team. I would only put characters that I dislike on the opposing team, and Mario is not one of them.
If you think Mario Kart Tour's subscription is horrid, Animal Crossing Pocket Camp's offerings are even worse.
Seriously though, screw subscriptions. Have to make monthly micropayments for Nintendo Switch Online, then for Mario Kart Tour, then for Animal Crossing, then for Pokemon Bank; all of this nonsense adds up.
Mario has apparently left a sword in his toilet and he also somehow packed a floor gem in his suitcase. He also has slippers in his room and that's cute but his room is long looted by Luigi.
Also those Luigi posters are hilarious to us. Every time we see it, we go, "Have you seen this man!?" As if Luigi is a lost person. It's kinda like how we called those Bowser posters in Odyssey Trump campaign posters.
Unpopular brain nugget: I think Grovyle from Pokemon Explorers of Time and Darkness had a counterproductive plan hat endangered the world with his disguise act, and to be honest, I felt no regrets or sadness when his fate eventually befell it as much as that game wanted me to feel something. Maybe I'm cold as a time-frozen rock, but I really didn't care for the ending as others did.
I have to say, I'm not impressed at the story of any of these games. First one was fairly simple and sweet, but didn't like the ending where the playable human just willingly sacrifices past memories prior to turning into a Pokémon to "purify" the heart (from recent reviewing of plot) Super's story, on the other hand, just had too much going on: I didn't like the Tree of Life, the Darkness as a character, and I didn't like that they, again, put the world at stake.