Unpopular opinions about the Mario series

winstein

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I myself prefer the way Mario's Game Gallery gave Mario a lot of lines. In fact, I wouldn't mind a Clubhouse Games where Mario is the narrator.

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A Hungarian Mushroom

Otherwise known as a "goomba"
I don't feel ripped off by the 3D collection. Super Mario Galaxy did not need any polish to start with, while Super Mario Sunshine could have seen a few control tweaks. I'm honestly indifferent towards Mario 64's quality, and even if it looked like this:


I don't think it would've added a ton of value to it.

I'd say they should've put Mario Galaxy 2 in the collection to make the price feel even more justified, but I'm pretty ok with what's in the package right now. Galaxy 1 is pure happiness to play at any time, 64 is also enjoyable, and Sunshine really grew onto me despite my initial negative feelings. Nintendo has been far more anticonsumer with amiibos (20€ a piece!!!), Nintendo Switch "laggy, lacking BUT ITS ONLY 20 € " Online, and Mario Kart Tour.

Oh, and those Crash and Spyro remakes being 40 each? Yeah, Galaxy alone blows them out of the water lmao

(not saying they're bad, it's just that galaxy has reached a level of goodness that no other cartoon-mascot video game can compare to it)
 
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YoshiFlutterJump

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Yeah. Honestly I'm just happy that I can legally play Sunshine now without paying scalpers for an overpriced GameCube copy, at least until the end of March. Yes, limited releases suck and I can see why this wouldn't appeal to people who already own the game, but $60 for three of the greatest games ever made (none of which I actually own) is a pretty sweet deal, in my opinion.
 

Brawl Mario

Super Smash Bros.'s most fearsome plumber
20€ seems fair for a relatively sturdy and nicely painted figure imo. In the states, it's like $15 maybe, tax included. It's kinda skeevy they put unlockable content underneath them, but the figures themselves should around that price imo.

I don't think Galaxy is all that amazing. Just great. 8.3/10. Yeah. It has a lot of bullshit I don't fondly remember. Odyssey's better at what the first three games tried to do, though, making collection not feel so repetitive.
 

A Hungarian Mushroom

Otherwise known as a "goomba"
ah, damn, i forgot that it's a limited release. yeah, THIS is really scummy.

Another unpopular opinion: Odyssey is good, but not better than Galaxy. I wouldn't be able to justify this preference, maybe they're actually both on the same level and I do think it has a lot of charm that Mario in general kinda lacks. But it gives me nowhere near the enjoyment that Galaxy does for some reason and I felt quite let down by it actually.
 
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Brawl Mario

Super Smash Bros.'s most fearsome plumber
There's rumor that the bundle itself is a limited release while it'll be released later as separate games, but take that with a grain of salt. But having kids cry because they can't get physical at store and have to settle for digital, that's not cool at all. It also ain't cool they want to artificially increase the value of what's, let's be honest, a glorified ROM collection (compare this to Kirby's Dream Collection and tell me we aren't sold a little short).
 

YoshiFlutterJump

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ah, damn, i forgot that it's a limited release. yeah, THIS is really scummy.
I mean, I was going to buy it in the first six months anyway but the limited release is pretty awful for people who can't get this game before March.

Reminds me how I still sometimes cry over the fact that I can't get Zelda Four Swords Anniversary Edition.
 

A Hungarian Mushroom

Otherwise known as a "goomba"
I was just wondering why Nintendo was so... unusually generous with the Kirby Collection. This is in consideration of the fact that two years earlier, they sold a Mario SNES ROM for 30 euros/dollars.

Then again, Kirby doesn't have the same brand potency as Mario...
 

Brawl Mario

Super Smash Bros.'s most fearsome plumber
Lol I still remember that one. Saying generous means it has more content than normal, but I think the Kirby Collection should be gold standard if you're going to do promotional collection stuff. I guess it has to do with different developers in the end.

I think they also pretty much ignored Metroid at the time and the fans, well, they were in a bad state. I can't imagine how it is for F-Zero folk.
 

YoshiFlutterJump

Power Star
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Kirby's Dream Collection is definitely among the greatest game compilations ever made. Yes, no alterations were made to the games themselves, but there were six of them, each ensured that the horizontal Wii remote was supported, and there was a ton of added content for Kirby veterans...and the thing only sold for $40.
 

Brawl Mario

Super Smash Bros.'s most fearsome plumber
There was a neat little booklet that came with the collection too. Fun grab bag of stuff.
 

Brawl Mario

Super Smash Bros.'s most fearsome plumber
Super Mario Advance (Super Mario Bros. 2 remake) is better than Super Mario Advance 2 (Super Mario World) and I think I can extend to say Super Mario Bros. 2 I enjoyed more than Super Mario World, and I definitely enjoyed the New Super Mario Bros. games more than I enjoyed Super Mario World.
 
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