Unpopular opinions about the Mario series

ArchagentEverlasting

Your favorite travel guide gal
Poll Committee
I think part of the reason the plot of SPM is played straight is because it's satire on different literary cliches and isn't supposed to be taken seriously
 

winstein

Justice is not limited, it is a universal quality
I thought the soundtrack of Super Mario RPG is not bad, although it was a surprise to find out that Forest Maze is considered the best track.

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Mcmadness

The idiot who puts things in the wrong board.
I think part of the reason the plot of SPM is played straight is because it's satire on different literary cliches and isn't supposed to be taken seriously
At times it can feel like satire but it doesn't really pull the trigger on it enough. It has too many moments where it wants you to take it seriously to be effective satire.
 

Dr. Baby Luigi

Mushroom Kingdom's Most Adorable Doctor
I think part of the reason the plot of SPM is played straight is because it's satire on different literary cliches and isn't supposed to be taken seriously
I think the satire is pretty poor. There's riffing on literary cliches, and there's just using them, in which I feel Super Paper Mario really does feel like the latter. It also has mood whiplash, in that it attempts to keep the humor from previous Mario series: you simply cannot have a scene with O Chunks farting away and the next scene with characters seriously talking about destroying the world with an ancient prophecy.
 

winstein

Justice is not limited, it is a universal quality
Super Mario Advance remains the king of voice acting in a Mario game, because not only are the playable characters voiced, the bosses are also voiced. For example when a character carried a crystal, they said "A crystal!". The best part is that they said something instead of making grunts and noises! Sadly the follow-up Mario Advance games didn't have the extensive voice acting that the first one got, since for example bosses never made any quips.

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ZelenPixel

syuper mario in real loyf
toad got the worst voice in that game though lmao he screeches in like. every single voice clip
im glad it seems to have gone smoother since
but yeah all these phrases themselves is pretty neat. wish more games had something like that and sunshine
 

Doctor Healmore

Shine Sprite
Poll Committee
I quite enjoyed Chapter 4 of Thousand-Year Door. Yes, the level design was utterly horrid and those stupid Crazee Dayzees need to die, but playing as a mere shadow of Mario and the quest to find the letter "p" just felt amazing. It was probably one of my favorite chapters in the game, in fact, just because of how unique it felt.
 

BlueFire

Goomba
They could have removed the third time traveling back to the Creepy Steeple, since it didn't really add anything. But when playing as fake Mario going back to the town, it is a nice bit of challenge in battles since there's no partners. I played the game so much I could actually avoid the Crazee Dayzees even in the tight spaces most of the time.
 

Doctor Healmore

Shine Sprite
Poll Committee
.I prefer the Mario and Luigi games to Paper Mario Yes, Mario & Luigi > Mario + underdeveloped partner
.Yellow Gooigi is the best Gooigi Yellow Gooigi is cool even though I prefer green
.Boodonkulus should be a regular in Mario Spin-offs ...I feel like there's some joke going over my head right now because there's no Boodonkulus on the wiki
 
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SuperBoo86

So Spooky!
The voice clips in Mario Party 1 and 2 are AWFUL.

Luigi and Wario don't have their italian accents.

Instead Luigi has a screechy voice that sounds more like a blooper.
 

Joanna Dark

Carrington Institute Top Agent
The voice clips in Mario Party 1 and 2 are AWFUL.

Luigi and Wario don't have their italian accents.

Instead Luigi has a screechy voice that sounds more like a blooper.
Luigi and Wario were not voiced my Martinet yet at the time, he would start voicing them in the Mario Party series starting with Mario Party 3
 

BlueFire

Goomba
Martinet did voice Luigi and Wario in the international versions of Mario Kart 64 a few years before Mario Party 1 and 2 were out. I wonder why they didn't reuse the voice clips from MK64. Although I don't really mind the alternate voices for Luigi, Wario, Peach and Toad in MP1 and 2.
 

Klinsly Cat

I'm the prettiest girl you ever met
Character requests is the last thing that should be competitive yet it constantly is, what should be a simple matter of "I like 5-Volt, I would like her in Mario Kart" becomes a debate on if she sucks or not, why is there is so much friction over simply wanting something? Your wants are not in danger because someone wants something else? This whole nature makes disccusions of Mario spin offs and Smash tiring and toxic, when there is no good reason why, enough of this assholery
 

Speedrunner Mario

I am Speed
Character requests is the last thing that should be competitive yet it constantly is, what should be a simple matter of "I like 5-Volt, I would like her in Mario Kart" becomes a debate on if she sucks or not, why is there is so much friction over simply wanting something? Your wants are not in danger because someone wants something else? This whole nature makes disccusions of Mario spin offs and Smash tiring and toxic, when there is no good reason why, enough of this assholery
Wait 5-Volt is a girl?
 
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