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    Do you think the choice of Emblems are appropriate for certain Universes?

    The Smash Bros series, since the beginning, employed emblems to signify the universe, especially more so when it's shared by multiple characters. For example, a picture of the earth is used for the Mother series, since that's included in the title logo, or that the Pokemon's emblem is the Poke...
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    Do you consider Yoshi to be a major Mario spin-off or its own game series?

    In case you were living under an egg, Yoshi managed to have a good amount of games under his name, beginning from not long after his debut in Super Mario World, with Yoshi (GameFreak) being the first in line. While it's true that the games are named after Yoshi, something that you might have...
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    Surprising References to Video Games

    Here, we talk about references to video games in other forms of media, be it a show or a comic, and yes, even video games are included by definition. I will start with a couple: 1) Steven Universe references not only Gitaroo Man, but also a crudely drawn Sonic that's nicknamed "sanic". It's one...
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    Count to 25 (Unique users)

    Here's a (hopefully) short game: each post increments the count by 1, but the caveat is that each user can only do this once. That's why the count is so small. We'll see if we can rally up 25 different users for this game, and to be sure: there is no resetting the count. Here's how it's...
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    Hotel Mario Reanimated Collab

    Similar to the Mama Luigi Reanimated Collab, this work is a collaboration between multiple animators, and it's a sight to behold. Thank you for reading.
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    Come the time a next Smash game comes about, which playable fighter(s) are the most likely to get cut?

    Back at E3 2018 and probably alluded to in Inkling's reveal trailer, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was officially revealed with the most fan-pleasing announcement to date: Everyone is Here! "Everyone" in this context means that every playable fighter found in the past five Smash games (note...
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    winstein's art that are hardly a looker

    Hello, and welcome to my Fan Creations thread! After a little encouragement, I decided to be more open in sharing my art with all of you! Because of how I really like my art, I also felt like I could say quite a number of things about them! I don't know if this sort of thing is appreciated, but...
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    Does it bother you that the Koopalings do not appear together?

    In the Super Mario games, the Koopalings consist of 7 uniquely-designed Koopas that often act as minibosses for each area, starting from Super Mario Bros. 3 in which they are the ones who cursed 7 different kings in 7 different kingdoms. Since then, whenever the Koopalings appear, they never...
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    Name a Character with one or two Main Colours

    Guidelines: 1) Use more general colour names. This is to make it easier for the next person to name a character since obscure colours are more specific and thus more difficult to guess. If you insist on using it, make sure you know at least one character with it, or you risk blocking the thread...
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    Which Smash Playable Characters got in at an Opportune Times?

    The playable characters found in the Super Smash Brothers series are full of variety, and the unpopular characters get to mingle with the popular characters. I daresay that certain characters could have only entered Smash as a playable character at one point of time but would otherwise be...
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    What describes the characteristics of your most wanted Smash fighters?

    My previous thread felt half-baked, since it has a huge bias on one side so in my eyes it's does not make for a good discussion. Therefore, I am increasing the scope of the subject by including as many possible reasons someone would want a specific character in Smash. Here's the general list...
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    Do you prefer new fighters to be well-known or be obscure/niche?

    Super Smash Bros. is in a very special position: no matter what the status of the fighter is, whether they are already well-known characters or they are characters from a few games from the past, they share the privilege of becoming a very well-known character that some might believe are famous...
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    What would be a good way to differentiate Kamek from the other Magikoopas, design-wise?

    Kamek is often viewed as the villain of the Yoshi series of games, since he is often the instigator of the trouble set on Yoshi's natural habitat. Now here's the thing: Kamek is a Magikoopa, which is an enemy that's introduced in Super Mario World. The point is, Kamek doesn't look any different...
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    Captain Toad (Switch) / Mario Tennis Aces: Free for a week if you have NSO (Japan: CT; NA/EU/AU: MTA)

    Japan times availability (do the math based on where you reside): August 5 (12:00) ~ August 11 (18:00) Seems like Captain Toad for Switch is free for a week (5 Aug to 12 Aug), provided that you have access to a Japanese account to download the game, plus have an active Nintendo Switch Online...
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    Your Favourite Ships

    The Mario series has introduced quite a lot of ships or boats, whether it's one that travels by air that Bowser regularly employs, or the traditional ship that is used to sail water. Or, for the sake of completion, one that is used to travel on land is the Landship, which is found in Mario Kart...
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    Your team of 6 species from throughout the Mario series, in the vein of Pokemon?

    The Mario series has a very interesting roster of monsters introduced throughout the games, under the label "enemies". Despite this though, there hasn't been a dedicated game that focuses on raising a selection of them, unlike what a few games did, such as Dragon Quest (Monsters series), Final...
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    Doraemon: Story of Seasons (Switch/PC)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0wqz3s4V80 Although this game was announced back in February, it isn't until now that an English translation is guaranteed. This is a very significant thing for Doraemon because his games were largely stuck in Japan, and this is the first game to have an English...
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    A Mario game without the other 5 main characters and Koopa Troop?

    I just have a thought: I would be interested in a Mario game that doesn't contain any of the staple Mario characters or the enemies of the Koopa Troop. On the other hand, the game also contains other Mario characters that aren't quite staples in Mario games. My point is that characters like...
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    Would a Mario game styled after Pac-Man 2 interest you?

    This is a topic that came to me, because I recalled how quirky the game "Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures" is, even among Pac-Man games. In fact, I would say that Pac-Man's spin-offs are generally rather quirky which is fitting, as Pac-Man is a rather quirky concept if you think about it. But I...
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    Save A Character: Kirby's Allies (Winners: Adeleine, Dark Meta Knight & Daroach)

    This is another attempt at character pairs, except we pick 3 characters besides Kirby himself. This is operating under the assumption that Kirby is mandatory as previous Kirby games require Kirby himself, so I imagine even Star Allies made Kirby mandatory. Therefore, Kirby himself is excluded...
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    Save A Character: Mario Character Pairs [Winners: Waluigi & Yoshi]

    The game is a traditional Save a Character, where you rescue a pair of characters in each round until one remains, in which they are eliminated. Here's the twist: participants get to pair any two characters they want until there are two more, in which case the round will start. Basically: Phase...
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    How to check the rankings based on Likes?

    I am curious on which posts received the most "Likes", but to my knowledge the Search function is flawed in its approach because you need a key word before it can actually list them down. How do I check the list without needing keywords in the search function? Also, if it's not too much to ask...
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    What if Pauline is the original damsel-in-distress in SMB instead of Peach?

    Between the three characters from the Donkey Kong arcade game: Mario, Pauline and Donkey Kong, Pauline has way sporadic appearances. By contrast, Mario has a productive career ever since his 1981 game, while Donkey Kong is a titular character (albeit as a villain) so he naturally had the...
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    Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdA22Lh6Rwk It's Generation 8! The region is Galar, which I think is based on England this time. The starters are: the Grass-type Grookey, the Fire-type Scorbunny and the Water-type Sobble. Thank you for reading.
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    Explore Maps in Mario Games at Noclip Website

    Specifically, this website allows you to do so: https://noclip.website/ This website has 3D maps from several games, most of them from Nintendo consoles. In fact, there are even Mario games here! I wasn't sure where to post this, but I put it here since I am sure this is the board that gets the...
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    Which "enemy" is the least enemy-like?

    The Mario series has a lot of interesting species, but because they are used as obstacles that hurt Mario when he comes into contact with them, they are labelled under an umbrella as "enemies". This is pretty funny because some of them don't look all that harmful. In fact, some might even look...
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    If Mario = Popeye, Donkey Kong = Bluto and Pauline = Olive Oyl, who is Wimpy?

    To bring you up to speed, Mario's first game was originally going to be using Popeye until King Features rejected Nintendo's pitch, so Nintendo used original characters instead of another company's license. With that said, the character dynamic for the new characters in Mario's new game matches...
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    Your "head anti-canons"

    EDIT: "Established in-universe fact/explanation" replaces the word "lore" to better explain what I am talking about. EDIT 2: I have thought of a better term: "head anti-canon". It's unrefined as a term, but I feel it works in this context. The Mario world has a whole lot of lore, by virtue of...
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    How important do you consider Assist Trophy characters?

    Between the playable fighters and inactive characters, Assist Trophies are some sort of middle ground, or they are in limbo if you will. They can occupy the field, but they aren't controlled in the same way a playable fighter is. Their existence is also not considered because players can't...
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    What are you grateful for, relating to Mario? (Sincerity recommended!)

    Initially I wanted to create this topic during Thanksgiving but it's not meant to be, so I create this topic now since there's always time for gratefulness. I feel that there are many things that we might have taken for granted regarding the Mario series, so I suppose this is something to...
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    Who is Green Mario to you?

    Ah, Green Mario. This is a nickname that has quite a few connotations. One common perception is that it's meant to mean Luigi because he started out looking identical to Mario before he gained defining characteristics, but he's still a Mario brother and not as well known as him. On the other...
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    Do you remember the numbers on Smash playable characters?

    When Smash Ultimate was played out in full, one thing that the trailer did was to assign a number to every character based on their debut in Smash. For example, Mario is number 1 because he is the first character in the Smash roster, while Bayonetta was #63 because she was the final DLC...
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    Why did the GBA Mario & Luigi have the Mario Bros. remake?

    The Mario Bros. remake was included in the first Mario title in the GBA: Super Mario Advance. It's probably included to showcase the GBA's ability to play multiplayer games with only a single cartridge, and also acts as a diversion for the actual gameplay. Later on, the Mario Bros. remake is...
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    Outside of Smash, which playable characters do you think have little importance?

    It can be easily assumed that every playable Smash character is considered important, since we have important video game characters being playable. Who wouldn't recognise Mario, Link, Donkey Kong, Pikachu or Sonic, after all? Even then, the Smash roster also includes some characters who aren't...
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    Do you support same selectable characters?

    Mario games are known for having a huge cast of playable characters, and Super Mario Kart is the first one where you not only select multiple characters, but also have another player to select their character too. Prior to that, multiplayer games were restricted to Mario and Luigi, and in Super...
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    After Rosalina, are there any newer major Mario characters?

    It's no secret that Mario has a huge assortment of Mario characters. This not only include any playable characters that the series introduced, but also the non-playable characters and enemies are also part of Mario's huge cast. However! If you have taken a glance at the Mario games, you might...
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    Mario Character pages on Wikipedia

    On Wikipedia, because Mario is a popular character, you bet there are character pages dedicated to him, along with his other friends. I didn't read all the articles since I obviously can't read every language, but based on what I have seen, these are my discoveries: English Wikipedia: Mario...
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    What Yu-gi-oh Attributes and Types would fit the Mario characters?

    Pokemon is not the only game where there are Types, as Yu-gi-oh is another game where every monster has a type. Unlike Pokemon, there is no innate type chart so the only time Types come into play is when other cards interact with it. Note that unlike Pokemon, every monster in Yu-gi-oh MUST have...
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    Question: What spin-off rep. did franchises other than Mario get in Smash?

    NOTE: The "rep." in the title means "representation", not "representative". The Smash series is usually favourable towards the Mario series, since we not only have Mario as the face of Smash Bros, but he also has the most representation. After all, Mario is the face of Nintendo and even the...
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    The lack of Mario Party representation in the Super Smash Bros. series

    After I have posted an unpopular opinion on the "Unpopular opinions about the Super Smash Bros series." thread, I am inspired to create this topic on how Mario Party has a surprising sparse representation in the history of Super Smash Bros., starting by recapping the representation it got first...
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    Users who register and post bot-like posts

    On occasion, there will be a new user who post stuff, but they will post something that doesn't really pertain to the topic, and are usually impersonal. Take this post, as an example: I have a suspicion that quite a few bot users have gone under the radar, because they don't seem to be banned...
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    Could Birdo work well in a Yoshi game?

    Yoshi games have always had Yoshi as a playable character, ever since his first starring role in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. Sure, there was a brief stint where Mario is in charge despite the Yoshi moniker, but Yoshi is now completely responsible for his own sub-series where he's either...
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    What would your ideal Mario comic be?

    Mario has had several graphical novel, or in layman's terms, comics, but they don't last long. A few examples on Mario comics are: Mario's wild and weird German comics, Valiant's Mario comics and the fan-favourite Super Mario Adventures. The only one that is still going on today is a...
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    Garfield

    Back in 19th June 1978, Garfield, created by Jim Davis, was first published in the newspapers in which we were introduced to the two characters that will define the comic strip: the titular cat Garfield and his owner Jon Arbuckle. The former is a cat who is defined by his gluttony, sloth, having...
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    Mario Enemies that you would like to see return

    While I did find that there is already an existing thread on this subject, I imagine that the responses might be different compared to the last time it was asked. As an example, Chargin' Chucks was one of the enemies that people liked to see returned, and now they do! Besides, we have new people...
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    Legend of the Three Caballeros

    There's a neat little unknown show called "Legend of the Three Caballeros". As you can guess from the title, it features the Three Caballeros, consisting of the famous and familiar Donald Duck, the Brazilian parrot José Carioca and the Mexican chicken Panchito Gonzalez, and this time they are on...
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    Mario's smaller online presence despite his popularity

    A lot of popular game properties naturally leads to a lot of online presence from fans, and one way that can be gauged is through forum activity. Final Fantasy, Pokemon, and even Sonic are among such video game series that have strong online presence, but Mario didn't seem to have as strong an...
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    Space World 1997 demo for Pokemon Gold leaked

    Thanks to the combined efforts of both the person who got a copy of the demo and the hackers, the Pokemon Gold beta cartridge's contents are leaked, and we could see some tidbits in more detail! For one, you can see what Pokemon were planned in the games, but ended up being scrapped. If you...
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    Sushi Striker: Way of the Sushido (Switch/3DS)

    This is a new IP from Nintendo, and this one's a competitive puzzler! One thing that's notable with this new Nintendo IP is that it launches on 2 different platforms at once, being the 3DS and Switch so unlike the others you can't point to one platform and determine which came first. It's also a...
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    What Fonts do you like?

    Fonts are a way to express words in images to give those words an extra meaning, and I think we all have fonts we like. I will start with what I like: Cooper Black This font's very nostalgic to me, because it's been used on Garfield books and a few others like on certain parts in Disney...
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