"Hmm let's see..
Princess Peach, naughty,
Mario.. MOST NAUGHTY! WAH!!
Waluigi.. eh, naughty. Sorry.
He he he..
Now for a Wario.. hmm.. nice! :)
All presents to a Wario, nobody else! Losers!"
What makes current Mario games fun?
Do they stand out anymore?
As far as character and world design, I'm not so sure. Those and the artstyle are drowned out.
It seems like, what holds Mario in high regard, is that it's reliably polished coding for smooth gameplay.
Many of its competitors can't...
When Luigi hopped in the wall portal and yelled "crap!" right before slipping in, and the portal just happens to look like crap.
When Daisy introduced Mario & Luigi to her father,
"this disgusting pile of goop, is my dad"
When the officer had a bdsm mistress for no explainable reason...
Mario: Luigi, LUIGI LOOK!
Luigi: What, Mario? Where are you?
Mario: On the table, Luigi! Look on the table!
Luigi: Oh, omg, you're a gummy?
Mario: YEAHHH I'm GUMMY MARIO!
Children. It's sort of stimming entertainment. I kinda enjoy it myself.
What's really awful are the spam upload AI generated videos, does anyone know what I'm talking about? They usually have like.. Mario, Pac-Man, Spiderman, Elsa, and gross out monsters.