Mario Platformer Idea (Taking suggestions)

Toad85

MarioKartRPG
Yes, GP, I'm ripping off the title of your thread.

In the wake of Sonic Generations, and with the long history of the Mario series, I think that the next platformer should be a Mushroom Kingdom version of this.

Since Mario doesn't really have two forms ("Generations"), and because Sonic already took the name, we can't really call it "Super Mario Generations." I was thinking "Dimensions" instead, since it deals with two different gameplay styles (2D and 3D)

Onto the actual game. Help me out and pitch suggestions.

Story

I'll get to this later.

Levels

Each level (there are 12 of them) will feature 8 stars to collect, 3 2D levels, 3 3D levels, 1 2D boss (Star 4), and 1 3D boss (Star 8), unless mentioned otherwise. Each level will also feature a character that has been imprisoned by the Star 8 boss, and gives you a bonus for completing the level (Wii-U Version only). Additionally, the Wii-U and 3DS versions will have different levels. Just wanted to clear that up, in case you're confused.

Wii-U Version:

Representing Donkey Kong:
25m
No stars offered; Acts as Tutorial Mode.
2D Boss: Donkey Kong
3D Boss: Donkey Kong
Character Saved: None
Character Bonus: None

Representing Super Mario Bros/Super Mario Bros 2: The Lost Levels:
Mushroom Kingdom (World 1)
Star 4 (2D) Boss: False Bowser
Star 8 (3D) Boss: Bowser
Character Saved: Luigi
Character Bonus: 2-Player Mode Unlocked

Representing Super Mario Bros 2: USA Version:
Subcon (World 2)
Star 4 (2D) Boss: Triclyde
Star 8 (3D) Boss: Wart
Character Saved: Toad
Character Bonus: First Floor of Toad Town Shops Unlocked

Representing Super Mario Bros 3:
Iced Land
Star 4 (2D) Boss: Lemmy Koopa
Star 8 (3D) Boss: Bowser
Character Saved: Princess Daisy
Character Bonus: Second Floor of Toad Town Shops Unlocked

Representing Super Mario World:
Twin Bridges
Star 4 (2D) Boss: Ludvig Von Koopa
Star 8 (3D) Boss: Bowser
Character Saved: Yoshi
Character Bonus: Yoshi is ride-able in all levels

Representing Super Mario 64/Super Mario 64 DS:
Big Boo's Haunt
Star 4 (2D) Boss: Big Boo
Star 8 (3D) Boss: Bowser (In the Dark World)
Character Saved: Wario
Character Bonus: Wario's Minigame Palace now opened. (See "Toad Town Shops" for more details)

Representing Super Mario Sunshine:
Ricco Harbour
Star 4 (2D) Boss: Gooper Blooper
Star 8 (3D) Boss: Shadow Mario
Character Saved: Toadsworth
Character Bonus: F.L.U.D.D. is available in all levels

Representing Super Mario Galaxy:
The Bedroom (Gusty Garden, Freezeflame, Honeyclimb Galaxies)
Star 4 (2D) Boss: Major Burrows
Star 8 (3D) Boss: Bowser ('s Dark Matter Plant)
Character Saved: Rosalina + 3 Lumas
Character Bonus: Comet Observatory Unlocked

Representing New Super Mario Bros. Wii:
Witty Name for World 6 (World 6)
Star 4 (2D) Boss: Morton Koopa, Jr.
Star 8 (3D) Boss: Bowser, Jr.
Character Saved: Toadette?
Character Bonus: Third Floor of Toad Town Shops Unlocked!

Representing Super Mario Galaxy 2:
World 4 (Supermassive, Starshine Beach, Chompworks Galaxies)
Star 4 (2D) Boss: Glamdozer
Star 8 (3D) Boss: Bowser ('s Gravity Gauntless)
Character Saved: ?
Character Bonus: ?

Representing Super Mario 3D Land:
Blue Meadows? (World 3)
Star 4 (2D) Boss: Boom Boom
Star 8 (3D) Boss: Bowser
Character Saved: ?
Character Bonus: ?

Representing Super Mario Dimensions:
Star Road
Features 9 stars
Star 1 (2D/3D) Boss: Bowser
Character Saved: Princess Peach
Character Bonus: Ends plot, opens rest of Star Road, gives 5 free 1-ups
Star 5 (2D) Boss: ?
Star 9 (3D) Boss: ?

3DS Version

Representing Mario Bros.:
Brooklyn Sewers
No stars offered, Acts as Tutorial Mode
2D Boss: None
3D Boss: None

Representing Super Mario Bros/Super Mario Bros 2: The Lost Levels:
Mushroom Kingdom (World 1)
Star 4 (2D) Boss: False Bowser
Star 8 (3D) Boss: Bowser

Representing Super Mario Bros 2 USA:
Subcon (World 5)
Star 4 (2D) Boss: Fryguy
Star 8 (3D) Boss: Wart

Representing Super Mario Bros 3:
Pipe Maze
Star 4 (2D) Boss: Ludvig Von Koopa
Star 8 (3D) Boss: Bowser

Representing Super Mario World:
Vanilla Dome
Star 4 (2D) Boss: Lemmy Koopa
Star 8 (3D) Boss: Bowser

Representing Super Mario Land:
Easton
Star 4 (2D) Boss: Hiyoihoi
Star 8 (3D) Boss: Tatanga

Representing Super Mario 64:
Tick Tock Clock
Star 4 (2D) Boss: ?
Star 8 (3D) Boss: Bowser

Representing Super Mario Sunshine:
Pinna Park
Star 4 (2D) Boss: Shadow Mario
Star 8 (3D) Boss: Mecha Bowser

Representing New Super Mario Bros:
Witty Name for World 5 (World 5)
Star 4 (2D) Boss: Bowser, Jr.
Star 8 (3D) Boss: Petey Piranha

Representing Super Mario Galaxy:
The Terrace (Good Egg, Honeyhive, Flipswitch Galaxies)
Star 4 (2D) Boss: King Kaliente
Star 8 (3D) Boss: Dino Piranha

Representing Super Mario Galaxy 2:
World 2 (Puzzle Plank, Hightail Falls, Boulder Bowl Galaxies)
Star 4 (2D) Boss: Rollodillo
Star 8 (3D) Boss: Giant Bowser

Representing Super Mario Dimensions:
Star Road
Features 9 Stars
Star 1 (2D/3D) Boss: Bowser
Star 5 (2D) Boss: ?
Star 9 (3D) Boss: ?

Gameplay

More on this later, but basically there are two modes of gameplay: 2D and 3D. In 2D mode, you play as you do as of Super Mario World; no ground pound, one hit kills without an item, yadda yadda. In 3D, you play exactly as you do in Super Maro 64. 8 health wedges, wall jumps and ground pounds, yadda yadda.

Any specific suggestions?

Toad Town Mall

A large building in the center of Toad Town, which basically acts as part of the primary hub of the game in the Wii-U version (In the 3DS version, there's only one "shop" in the Select Level screen), it's pretty much what you think it is. From here, you can buy items that you can use along the way in any level. Most items cost ordinary coins to buy, while others cost Star Coins, blue coins, or star bits; some are only available if you collect a coupon in a specific level, and certain ones are even free of any charge. Here is a list of all the shops in Toad Town:

Item Shop (Shop #101)
Buy certain items that can be used in any level.

Record Store (Shop #102)
Buy tracks of music that can be played at any time (Only if you buy the MP3 player in the Item Shop. Otherwise, you can only listen to them in the record store itself)

Shop #103

Empty; contains a 1-UP Mushroom and two Super Mushrooms.

Wario's Minigame Palace (Shop #201)

What you think it is. Basically, you can play a myriad of minigames within this little store; ranging from Kart races to home run derbies to Mario Party-style challenges. The only four-player portion of the game.

Clothing Boutique (Shop #202)

Kinda like a cross between the clothing stores in the Mario and Luigi series and those in the Mario and Sonic games, you can dress up Mario, Luigi, or your Mii in various outfits that not only change their appearance, but also change their stats. Clothes usually cost more than items.

Star Shop (Shop #301)

Part Clothing Boutique, part Item Shop, this only opens up when you have mustered the capabilities to get a high rank on every level. Stuff here is really expensive, but super-useful.

Library (Store #302)

Read up on stuff ranging from newspapers broadcasting events in Mario's history to books that give hints to how to beat a tricky level. Renting a book costs 10 coins.

More shops later.

Item List

This list is by no means finished, but for now, I'll confirm the following. Note that some items are only available freely in certain levels, unless you buy them at the Toad Town Shops (Cost for shops is given).

For the "rarity" section, there are three ranks: Common, Neutral, Uncommon, and Rare.

Super Mushroom
2D: Allows you one extra hit
3D: Restores 3 health wedges
Rarity: Common.
Cost: 5 Coins

Fire Flower
2D: Allows you to shoot fireballs.
3D: Same as 2D.
Rarity: Common.
Cost: 10 Coins

Star
2D: Makes you invincible for limited time
3D: Same as 2D, but for slightly longer time.
Rarity: Neutral
Cost: 50 Coins

1-UP Mushroom
2D: Gives the player an extra life.
3D: Same as 2D.
Rare: Neutral if you know where to look, Rare if you don't.
Cost: 200 Coins

Super Leaf
2D: Allows you to turn into Raccoon Mario, in which you can hover for a brief period of time.
3D: Same as 2D.
Rarity: Common.
Cost: 10 Coins

Tanooki Suit
2D: Same as Super Leaf, but adds ability to turn into stone.
3D: Same as 2D.
Rarity: Uncommon.
Cost: 30 Coins

Frog Suit
2D: Allows better maneuvering underwater, but makes you slower on land.
3D: Unavailable.
Rarity: Uncommon.
Cost: 20 Coins

Cape Feather
2D: Allows flight
3D: Unavailable
Rarity: Common
Cost: 10 Coins

Metal Cap
2D: Grants invincibility for short period of time (although item itself lasts indefinitely); allows you to sink underwater.
3D: Same as 2D.
Rarity: Uncommon.
Cost: 75 Coins

Wing Cap
2D: Unavailable.
3D: Allows flight.
Rarity: Common
Cost: 10 Coins

Bee Mushroom
2D: Allows hovering, makes you stick to certain background walls.
3D: Same as 2D.
Rarity: Common in certain levels.
Cost: 20 Coins

Yoshi
2D: Rideable, allows you to eat enemies, takes hit for you.
3D: Same as 2D.
Rarity: Neutral
Cost: 100 Coins; Free after defeating SMW level.

F.L.U.D.D.
2D: Carried on back, squirts water at enemies, lost if hit by enemy.
3D: Same as 2D, but water can run out.
Rarity: Common in certain levels
Cost: 150 Coins; Free after defeating SMS level.
 

Toad85

MarioKartRPG
Re: Mario Platformer Idea

I spend two hours making this.

TWO WHOLE HOURS.

And everyone but GP completely ignores it.
 

Mario4Ever

A price for everything.
Retired Wiki Staff
Epic Nitwit said:
It would never happen, but we can dream, can't we?
Unless one or more of us gets into game design, gets into Nintendo, and makes it happen.
 
Top