Unpopular opinions about the Mario series

Mcmadness

The idiot who puts things in the wrong board.
Yeah, have fun balancing that with all the main stays.

And that's still not including the other dozen spin offs that made their own stuff.
 

Pokerninja2

Cheep Cheep
Yeah, have fun balancing that with all the main stays.

And that's still not including the other dozen spin offs that made their own stuff.
I mean Mario Super Sluggers currently has the largest roster of any game at around 70 characters counting costumes, and that was in 2008. Over a decade later I'm sure making a bigger roster that lets everything balance out like that isn't out of the question. It'd be cool as a "let's pay tribute to all these series" kinda thing.

Granted we haven't gotten a lot of sports spin-offs lately aside from Mario Tennis Aces so idk what kind of game they would make to fit such a large roster.

Tangentially related but I miss Mario Strikers. Those games had a really unique aesthetic and the characters' personalities really showed.
 

Capnap

Splashmouse
Fortune Street opened my eyes to how to improve Mario Party. ( I have not played 9 or 10 so correct me if I'm wrong that MP hasn't done this yet)

Playable character dialogue, and, manual movement for every space. Dialogue I'm sure everyone understands as it adds charm.
So I'll explain why I feel manual movement for every space would be better, the characters do gymnastics through the boards, rather quickly, it's entertaining sure, but I always felt I had too little control of their movement. IRL board games people often have their pieces walk along the board with their hand, it's just more engaging that way. MP take note!

I'm aware they did an experiment of this on an open movement board for the 3ds, I think they should have took the FS direction though, to keep it more Board Game esq.

*update*
And add every Character having a different CPU playstyle!

With all of this, even single player becomes inherently fun~
 
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Penguin Mario

🐧Penguins. Lots of them.🐧🐧🐧🐧
I don't want a 3D World port to Switch. I want a completely new 3D World/Land-like game. Particularly, fix the multiplayer, it's a damn mess. Remove lives too.
 

Mcmadness

The idiot who puts things in the wrong board.
I mean Mario Super Sluggers currently has the largest roster of any game at around 70 characters counting costumes, and that was in 2008. Over a decade later I'm sure making a bigger roster that lets everything balance out like that isn't out of the question. It'd be cool as a "let's pay tribute to all these series" kinda thing.

Granted we haven't gotten a lot of sports spin-offs lately aside from Mario Tennis Aces so idk what kind of game they would make to fit such a large roster.

Tangentially related but I miss Mario Strikers. Those games had a really unique aesthetic and the characters' personalities really showed.
Late response but super sluggers was largely made of re-used assets from the previous game. And most of it's roster was composed of various copies.
 

Mcmadness

The idiot who puts things in the wrong board.
I'd be more impressed if a lot of it weren't recycled.

Plus being a baseball game each character doesn't require as much indepth animations as they would in say, a tennis game.
 

Penguin Mario

🐧Penguins. Lots of them.🐧🐧🐧🐧
Tennis, Soccer, and Golf all have the best animations in the series. Mario Tennis Aces, I was really impressed.
 

Рождественский Рэй Трейс

The Protector Who Gets The Most Presents
Wiki Patroller
Arguably, I think they have more animations in baseball than they do in tennis, and I don't think tennis has that elaborate animations aside from winning and losing. Each character has three getting struck out animations in the Mario Baseball games: one for when they don't swing, one where they swing without charging, and the last one where they swing with charging. Oh and they have two walk to base animations as well: one with getting hit by a ball and another getting 5 balls. That's also not to say their home run animations, which I think are pretty elaborate.

Though, golf has the best animations out of any game. It gave me Baby Luigi in a bubble. Though if there's a Strikers game with Baby Luigi playable in it, it may usurp that.
 

Nintenboi

Goomba
Super Mario Bros 3. is overrated
Mario Kart Wii is the best Mario Kart
The newer Paper Mario games aren't that bad
New Super Mario Bros. U isn't the worst NSMB game, it's New Super Mario Bros. 2
 

Penguin Mario

🐧Penguins. Lots of them.🐧🐧🐧🐧
I think Super Mario Bros. 3 is an overall solid game and it's the best for its time. It's clearly to me one of the better NES games, actually feels like a complete game even for today's standards. It just doesn't measure as well compared to the more modern titles, as more modern titles are far more rewarding with exploration rather than just muscling through levels and has more moves that help you in a pinch like the wall jump. Oh, and there's voice effects and Mario wears gloves.
 

YoshiFlutterJump

Power Star
Awards Committee
Super Mario Bros 3. is overrated Maybe a little bit, but still fantastic for an NES platformer imo

Mario Kart Wii is the best Mario Kart I've heard this one a lot. Personally I prefer MK8 but I do have a lot of nostalgia for MKW.

The newer Paper Mario games aren't that bad Thank you. I hold the opinion that Color Splash is a top-tier Paper Mario and even Sticker Star is better than SPM will ever be.

New Super Mario Bros. U isn't the worst NSMB game, it's New Super Mario Bros. 2
I've actually never heard anyone call NSMBU the worst NSMB game. Personally, I think it's the best one.
 

winstein

Justice is not limited, it is a universal quality
Poll Committee
Fortune Street opened my eyes to how to improve Mario Party. ( I have not played 9 or 10 so correct me if I'm wrong that MP hasn't done this yet)

Playable character dialogue, and, manual movement for every space. Dialogue I'm sure everyone understands as it adds charm.
So I'll explain why I feel manual movement for every space would be better, the characters do gymnastics through the boards, rather quickly, it's entertaining sure, but I always felt I had too little control of their movement. IRL board games people often have their pieces walk along the board with their hand, it's just more engaging that way. MP take note!

I'm aware they did an experiment of this on an open movement board for the 3ds, I think they should have took the FS direction though, to keep it more Board Game esq.

*update*
And add every Character having a different CPU playstyle!

With all of this, even single player becomes inherently fun~
The funny thing is that Fortune Street only made it to English where it has Mario, rather than if it was plain, or had Dragon Quest characters and Final Fantasy characters were added. I daresay that a Switch version should retain Mario characters, mainly because I am biased about Mario characters and it would be great to have them speak more often, and that it would be a better game with them. And besides, there will be an opportunity to add a few more Mario faces, now that we have Toadette, Rosalina and Pauline on the forefront.

As nice as manual movement is, I don't think it's not necessary on a game like Mario Party if there is only one direction to go, since it's not a methodological game like Fortune Street. In a way, the sounds that was made when the characters stepped on each space already gives a similar feeling.

I don't want a 3D World port to Switch. I want a completely new 3D World/Land-like game. Particularly, fix the multiplayer, it's a damn mess. Remove lives too.
In general, I am opposed to Wii U ports to Switch, so I agree with you. I suppose I can accept some of them like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe since it was needed to ensure that Switch is a success, but the excessive porting is something that got out of hand, even if it's meant to fill some gaps. I know Wii U performed way below expectations, but there are other consoles' worth of games that could use a touch up. Fortunately some games are follow ups instead, like Splatoon 2 and Super Mario Maker 2, and that there are non-WiiU "ports" like Xenoblade Chronicles 1 and Kirby Clash. So yes, if there is a new Super Mario 3D game, it's best that it's a new game like Super Mario 3D World 2, instead of yet another port.

Thank you for reading.
 

Penguin Mario

🐧Penguins. Lots of them.🐧🐧🐧🐧
And I think it should extend back. I'm opposed to a Mystery Dungeon remake. I'm also now opposed to a Sunshine remake as well as a Paper Mario: Thousand-Year Door remake (these should instead be Virtual Console games). This is after getting a port of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, getting a port of Captain Toad Treasure Tracker, getting a remake of Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, getting a port of New Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, getting a remake of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, getting a remake of Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, getting a port for Rayman Legends, getting a port for Tropical Freeze, and getting an announced remake of Spongebob: Battle for Bikini Bottom. We did get Luigi's Mansion 3 as a treat, and Super Mario Maker 2, I hear is a good game, though at this point, I'm really burnt of nostalgic retreads.
 

Pokerninja2

Cheep Cheep
I think Super Mario Bros. 3 is an overall solid game and it's the best for its time. It's clearly to me one of the better NES games, actually feels like a complete game even for today's standards. It just doesn't measure as well compared to the more modern titles, as more modern titles are far more rewarding with exploration rather than just muscling through levels and has more moves that help you in a pinch like the wall jump. Oh, and there's voice effects and Mario wears gloves.
Super Mario Bros. 3 is the best NES game as far as I'm concerned.

I'm surprised such a delicate game could run on that toaster of a console.
 
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