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  • Think about the horrendous Yoshi mental health ramifications of removing the Super Happy Tree.
    Where's the officially licensed versions of these, Nintendo? Make them! You twits.
    Robo-Mario
    Robo-Mario
    winstein
    winstein
    In one of PatMac's videos, he advocated for bootleg merchandise, as long as it's for characters that are never going to see officially licensed products. One such example he used is King Koopa from the Mario cartoons, which will never be acknowledged due to his unfamiliar design from the normal Bowser. (Personally speaking, I am fond of King Koopa's design myself)



    I suppose that, since it's not an official licensed product, it will not be as easy to come by since online's the only best place to get it, and thus, an official version is preferred.

    Thank you for reading.
    Mario's Painting
    Mario's Painting
    I think it's pretty unfair to call it a "bootleg" since it implies they're directly ripping off existing products. Unlicensed toys is how I roll with these. And I'm fine with them because they fill a market space that the official stuff fail to cover. I like the well-done unlicensed products and I don't think they degrade the value that direct ripoffs do.

    Still, you probably should be leery of unlicensed stuff because they can contain hazardous material. This is because they're not subject to the same quality checks that licensed products are.
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    I wonder why in Super Mario Sunshine Peach didn't just threaten Isle Delfino with harsh sanctions or something for an unfair arrest coupled with an unfair trial that entailed in a national security threat for Mushroom Kingdom and why there wasn't some huge media circus around that trial given Mario's celeb status in Mushroom Kingdom.
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    Baby Luigi Rescuing Mario
    Baby Luigi Rescuing Mario
    It also has succulent seafood so I guess it's worth spending a night in prison and cleaning up the toxic chemical waste dump just to get a taste of it.
    Mario's Painting
    Mario's Painting
    Mario seems to be most interested in the taste of Isle Delfino's take in san-nakji. It's why he'd go through the lengths to tussle with Gooper Blooper.
    White Diamond
    White Diamond
    It's also possible that the Pianta government was simply too inept to understand the threat of trade sanctions, since their idea of trade appears to be "give produce away with no compensation" if the Delfino Plaza marketplace is any indication.

    I mean, it's possible that food merchants are tasked to provide for the community and are then compensated by the government through tax money or something, but that's probably not a model you want to establish at an allegedly popular tourism hub, since tourists pay no taxes.

    Then again, there's that one guy who pretty much pays you for smashing his crates (which he presumably then has to replace out of his own pocket) just for the hell of it, so maybe they're all just kind of stupid.
    I'm modding another Mario into GTA V and about to make him some sort of gangster and I just wonder if it's a lovely idea to try to put in that tribal tattoo on him for the laffs.
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    Baby Luigi Rescuing Mario
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    You certainly should.

    Are you modeling Mario from scratch or kitbashing from other Marios?
    Mario's Painting
    Mario's Painting
    Just using Mario Tennis Ultra Smash skin like I usually do and recoloring the arms to make them skin. He's going to wear a vest in one version. Another version is him wearing a black hoodie with long sleeves. So I can probably do the tatoo textures for the vest one.
    Baby Luigi Rescuing Mario
    Baby Luigi Rescuing Mario
    I am so tempted to arrest you for dressing like a hoodlum next time we play FiveM.
    Pelicans are the most evil birds in the planet.
    Baby Luigi Rescuing Mario
    Baby Luigi Rescuing Mario
    Crows can be evil but they're ridiculously brainy and smart animals, and they have a strong sense of family and community. I think people don't like crows because of how clever they are and prone to mischief and their coloration as well as the sounds they make, which is a shame, because much of their contempt is undeserved.
    Mario's Painting
    Mario's Painting
    Ravens are the epitome of purely evil animals. This one completely broke this man's spirit.

    But crows and ravens reward you massively if you have the resources, time, and infinite patience to handle them with love and care

    Pelicans though... NO.
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    I think shrikes are worse than pelicans sis. They're pretty much Vlad the Impaler, but as birds.
    My dad just freaking called my mom a psychopath and an abuser. Saying that she just plays in her tablet all day while chores are not done while he works. I was pleading him to calm down but he says, "don't tell me what to do".

    Sure my mom was complaining about finances and food, usual dreary crap, but my dad's reaction is out of line, juvenile, vile, inappropriate, vicious, toxic, and false. People failing to do chores is a problem that requires civility and respect in order to address and solve it, not psychological destruction that comes with long-term consequences. I don't expect him to apologize for this even though this behavior is absolutely unacceptable especially in light of a mere infraction.
    What do you think of the idea of playable Mario in a Luigi's Mansion game? Feels like the state of playability is one-sided: every Mario series eventually get Luigi to be playable such as Dr. Mario and Super Mario Maker, but Luigi's games are (as far as I know) yet to put Mario as a playable character. Is Mario too big that making him have the same role as Luigi makes the latter redundant?

    Thank you for reading.
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    nintendo's choices as to what characters get to be playable have always seemed really weird to me. i get that they have some weird internal brand purity thing where they don't want "spin-off characters" like wario or waluigi in "main games" but, did nsmbwii really need two toads? i mean i guess peach got kidnapped but, the plot of mario games is literally 100% superfluous so there's no reason they couldn't have just made it different and made peach playable. it's the same thing in luigi's mansion. why do you play as four luigis instead of luigi, mario, etc? or even original characters from luigi's mansion like e. gadd. nintendo works in mysterious ways. also add ashley to smash
    winstein
    winstein
    If the recent Mario 2D platformers are to go by, future games would likely have the second Toad be replaced with Toadette, which is a bit better than a second Toad. That would be good as long as Toadette does not have additional advantages over the other characters. At the very least it shows that first appearing in spin-offs isn't some dead end that some people like to believe (even if it's a very big exception to the norm).

    But yeah, Mario doesn't usually have identical clone playable characters (even in the first Mario Bros., Luigi is treated as an individual rather than a clone despite looking and playing like one). Luigi's Mansion? None of the extraneous Luigis are called anything else but "Luigi" as far as I know. It's so weird that Luigi's Mansion gave Luigi identical clones that they might as well have a "Luigi (species)" article for the sake of that.

    Thank you for reading.
    Mario's Painting
    Mario's Painting
    Heck why don't they just let you choose from a large roster of characters to tango against Bowser, Mario Party style? Story or lore isn't that important, character development is negligible, there has been no character quirks that developers have to worry about balancing or adjusting level design to accommodate? Modeling characters for a low-res/low poly game isn't all that hard even if you accommodate for powerup suits, and it's not like Nintendo has to make new HD renders for all of them since they just don't in the recent games. They can just use Peachette, Pink Gold Peach, Baby Rosalina, the Sprixie Princesses, or even just another Peach ala Luigi in Galaxy to make up for playable Peach.

    The four Luigi in Scarescraper was excusable in 3DS since they actually planned Mario, Peach, and Toad and didn't want to compromise on the download play multiplayer, but I'm not sure how difficult it will be for them to have goo forms of Peach, Mario, and Toad, doesn't seem difficult to me.
    AlphaDream as a company is dead.
    winstein
    winstein
    At first when I read this comment, I thought it's in line with one of those comments expressed by those who disagrees with the direction their favourite series is heading. After knowing more, I understood what you meant.

    (Unless you also wanted to express that opinion)

    Thank you for reading.
    It's surprising that Luigi's Mansion does not currently have a mod that completely swaps Mario and Luigi's roles, making Mario the rescuer and Luigi the one stuck in the painting, including the cutscenes. There's only one mod but it still has some compromises. Not even the 3DS games have mods. Maybe the Switch game would be different.

    Thank you for reading.
    winstein
    winstein
    I kinda thought that people didn't mod certain games because they have a certain respect for it that they would not touch it. That includes the Gamecube Mario Party games. It's enlightening to know that it's more that modders don't find any area of interest in those games, instead of some hidden reverence to the games that I am not entirely aware of.

    I can understand the concern with not wanting people to make "bad meme mods" since I would have dislike it if somebody did something offensive if given the tools. In fact, I dislike a lot of Garfield "fan art" for the same reason. I suppose the advantage of the freedom of expression is worth way more than the concern of potential mischief.

    Thank you for reading.
    Mario's Painting
    Mario's Painting
    Nah, it's that reverse engineering files takes a lot of time, effort, maybe trial and error? It's understandable if reverse engineer programmers rather work on bigger games like Mario Kart or Super Smash Bros. (Both which have the biggest Nintendo modding communities regularly) than spend a lot of times for things that don't have much payoff. That being said, afaik some Mario Party games already happen to have very similar or the same formats as other popular games such as Mario Party 9 having the same .brtsm music format or the same model format as Mario Kart (I forget but my sister did model replace). Super Mario Party does have texture and model formats that I believe the modding tool Switch Toolbox can use so that's why there are some mods. But it never gets bigger than simple texture edits and model imports, and that's from just small community or people just don't bother uploading mods maybe.
    Mario's Painting
    Mario's Painting
    While I understand that concern too, it's a fact of life thing you have to accept. What you do by withholding tools is that you're hurting the modding community as a whole. Companies shouldn't withhold tools like Krita or Photoshop because people make bad Garfield fanart. It's a narrow mentality that is also too paranoid. It ends up hurting your reputation too.

    I think not only they withhold tools, they also want you to pay for some, if I recall correctly, which I find to be not only against the modding spirit but also unnecessarily treading a murky legal zone that's easily avoided. I also don't find it really ethical to profit off reverse engineering others' work too.
    I miss "good choice" from the Mario Party games.
    Mario's Painting
    Mario's Painting
    I also miss the awkward and off "let's-a party" from the plumber men in Mario Party 4.
    Mario's Painting
    Mario's Painting
    I also miss the taunts from Toadstool Tour. They had this thing we coin as "personality" and you look ridiculous.
    winstein
    winstein
    I really miss those because lesser-seen characters like Daisy and Waluigi were able to say more than what amount to catchphrases. Toadstool Tour especially gave them far more to say that I can't help but appreciate those. Neither character's voice actors ever did a character interview as those characters, and in Martinet's case, he did one for Mario, Wario and even Luigi (plus, the three were voiced in his Vine account) and that's such a pity since Martinet's not getting any younger.

    Wario may be under the same category as Daisy and Waluigi, but he's safe because he's got WarioWare to turn to for exerting his personality. Plus, a Nintendo subsidiary loves him (which is why Wario can have several games).

    Makes me wish there's a Daisy game because the energy expressed by Deanna Mustard is infectious (the good kind, in my opinion), and that would allow Daisy to properly further establish her character.

    Thank you for reading.
    Mario Kart Tour is the worst Mario Kart game in the series. It's surprisingly hard to argue otherwise.
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    *Mario Party voice* "GOOD CHOICE"
    Peepa
    Peepa
    it'd be incredible if it wasn't a microtransaction cashcow and on the Switch, but jokes on them, I play free to play games without purchasing anything, and when I reach the end of the free content I hop to a different mobile game. that way i'm always getting fun free content >:3c
    Mario's Painting
    Mario's Painting
    They're not really targeting you, though, they're targeting kids that have no sense of money, people with poor impulse problems, and addicts who live difficult lives trying to get better (and some addicts have turned to video games for relief).
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    First model I plopped into Toolbag. Poor thing.
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    Bogmire
    Not sure how I would describe that expression, but it looks like he transcended to a higher plane of existence while asserting his dominance.
    Mario's Painting
    Mario's Painting
    Would you say that Mario is ascending to the celestial realm while Luigi collapses into a pile of boneless flesh?
    Bogmire
    Bogmire
    Only if Daisy is nonchalantly like "this is fine."
    What do you think are the problems with Mario Kart 7? I know it's a rushed game, but I would be interested to know some issues with that game.
    Dr. Eggman
    Dr. Eggman
    I’m not LGM, but I still have many problems with the game that I’d like to share.
    • No Vs. Race
    • Equipment is tedious to unlock, due to the above, and that Time Trials doesn’t add to the Coin count.
    • The requirements for Gold pieces are far too high (10,000 VR when you start with 1000, actually expecting people to get more then five hits with StreetPass) even in coin form (10,000 15,000 and 20,000)
    • Some of the worst track design in the series
    • This game is also where I feel Blue Shells are at their worst. They bounce the player multiple times, and every time it happens near a ledge I end up having to reposition myself afterwards as the Blue Shell almost knocks me off the ledge.
    • The roster is also one of the worst, with many of the veterans that cut and newcomers that got added being rather questionable.
    Mario's Painting
    Mario's Painting
    Shy Guy on Wheels summed up what I said. But I disagree on the track design. Game has really good track design. The only stinkers are Cheep Cheep Lagoon and Maka Wuhu, the rest of the Nitro tracks range from good (Daisy Hills, Bowser's Castle) to excellent (Neo Bowser City, Music Park, Rock Rock Mountain, Shy Guy Bazaar, Rainbow Road, DK Jungle). The retro tracks are solid though some of the selection is disappointing, as it's the third game in a row to have an SNES Mario Circuit and GBA Bowser's Castle.

    I also disagree on Spiny Shells. It's no different from the other contemporary Mario Karts. I do think the random flipping can cost a race since it can throw you off a ledge (SNES Rainbow Road is a culprit).

    The roster had questionable cuts, but all newcomers are good. Metal Mario might be the weakest character but he still has a unique attribute of being a small heavyweight. H. Queen is really good and adds needed variety not only to the roster but the heavyweight class. Wiggler is another great addition. Shy Guy also appears fully playable. Lakitu is quirky enough to be here. Cutting Waluigi raises eyebrows as well as making Wario unlockable, but the newcomer choice is much better in this one than in Mario Kart 7.
    Mario's Painting
    Mario's Painting
    The coin grind IS ridiculous, though. I don't touch online, so I did muscle 20,000 coins. It's tedious and not fun.

    Battle Mode is actually very solid. It lacks options, however, like timers, battle course amount is bare minimum, Palm Shore is garbage by being a small stage that clusters all item boxes in the center, and the Lucky Seven in shells only is absolute jank.

    The Star got nerfed hard.

    No bikes.

    Items are fun. I miss the Tanooki Tail. It's far better than the piece of trash the feather is in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. We also don't have the coin item either.

    The multiplayer is stupid, though. Local player requires extra cartridges unless you really like Shy Guy and no other options really. They just copy-pasted from online, though, which is extremely lazy. There's execrable timers everywhere from the menu to how long you can stay on a track (which timers also ruined in Mario Kart 8), how long you can stay in the results, how long you can stay in the trophy screen, can't pause in the middle of a match, can't go back a menu if you don't like who's in the match, some stupid track selection roulette that wastes your time, and sometimes there's ping that screws up your shells.
    This is my Walmart today. Can't buy any games from these cabinets at all.
    I played a lot of Super Mario Odyssey. If you think the media pundits covering video game recently look demonically possessed and trying to divert attention away from workplace abuse from the industry and how Trump is diverting funds away from health and education to pay for an oversized garden fence, well, you're on to something.
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