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Super Mario is 25 today

Postby flippy1008 » 13 Sep 2010, 10:11

Happy Birthday Mario.
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Re: Super Mario is 25 today

Postby slick loose » 13 Sep 2010, 10:17

I'm gonna go out on the limb and crown Mario as the King of Gaming. No other character has stood the test of time like he has, even his newest games are critical and financial successes!

HAIL KING MARIO!
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Re: Super Mario is 25 today

Postby equinox80 » 13 Sep 2010, 10:34

Happy Birthday Mario. You're looking less pixelated in your old age.
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Re: Super Mario is 25 today

Postby ste hicky » 13 Sep 2010, 10:49

...and still as good as ever.
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Re: Super Mario is 25 today

Postby matt89 » 13 Sep 2010, 11:20

Happy Birthday old friend.

SM64 was my first game, got it for my 8th birthday! :D
Argh, it's my wallet feeling the pain these days...
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Re: Super Mario is 25 today

Postby equinox80 » 13 Sep 2010, 12:23

Happy Birthday old friend.

SM64 was my first game, got it for my 8th birthday!
Argh, it's my wallet feeling the pain these days...


You make me feel so old!
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Re: Super Mario is 25 today

Postby gilly83 » 13 Sep 2010, 12:24

Happy Birthday :D
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Re: Super Mario is 25 today

Postby thedriffter50 » 13 Sep 2010, 12:39

Happy birthday you overrated plumber :D
PS3 FTW !!!
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Re: Super Mario is 25 today

Postby MPH » 13 Sep 2010, 13:16

Yeah Matt makes me feel old too.

Happy Birthday Mario ^^ And Luigi! And all the other characters.

To be honest, I'm surprised Mario has lived as long as he has, considering all the drugs he's taken over the years.
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Re: Super Mario is 25 today

Postby The Living End » 13 Sep 2010, 13:30

In an industry that tries to pride itself on innovation, new ideas and originality... This is a sad day
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Re: Super Mario is 25 today

Postby ste hicky » 13 Sep 2010, 13:44

The Living End wrote:In an industry that tries to pride itself on innovation, new ideas and originality... This is a sad day
why?

the core platformers are consistently innovative and have fresh ideas pretty much every time. check the last galaxy game out. the defence rests.

strange statement from someone who's looking forward to reach so much too. :wink: (i am too,mind,hasn't turned up yet :( )
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Re: Super Mario is 25 today

Postby The Living End » 13 Sep 2010, 13:59

True the core platformers from the N64 onwards have innovated and i've enjoyed them all. My post wasn't out of hatred for mario, but the whole experience for me is tainted now by things like NSMB which to me is just reselling a 20 year old game over and over, and much as I love a blast around on mario kart the same story is true of that.

I understand the saying "if it ain't broke don't fix it" but that doesn't mean keep reselling it over and over. I felt well and truly robbed buying new super mario bro's and mario kart wii for my son.
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Re: Super Mario is 25 today

Postby ste hicky » 13 Sep 2010, 14:05

The Living End wrote:True the core platformers from the N64 onwards have innovated and i've enjoyed them all. My post wasn't out of hatred for mario, but the whole experience for me is tainted now by things like NSMB which to me is just reselling a 20 year old game over and over, and much as I love a blast around on mario kart the same story is true of that.

I understand the saying "if it ain't broke don't fix it" but that doesn't mean keep reselling it over and over. I felt well and truly robbed buying new super mario bro's and mario kart wii for my son.
hard to argue there. nsmbw was done better on the nes and snes. super mario kart is the pinnacle of the series to this day,perfectly balanced,great handling,koopa,best course design. mario kart wii is a broken mess with bikes (!?),too many blue shells,rubber banding-even online(i'm sure of it),slow pace,very wide tracks. i also don't like the way someone who sets the powerslides to auto can perform just as well as a vet' online. that's just wrong.

fair enough. i get you now.

galaxy 2 is as good as anything they've done though. give or take my beloved ocarina.
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Re: Super Mario is 25 today

Postby The Living End » 13 Sep 2010, 14:07

My personal favourite mario kart was the gameboy advance version, spent many hours ruining my eyes on that crap screen playing that.
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Re: Super Mario is 25 today

Postby ste hicky » 13 Sep 2010, 14:11

The Living End wrote:My personal favourite mario kart was the gameboy advance version, spent many hours ruining my eyes on that crap screen playing that.
it had one course that's one of my all time faves to this day. ribbon road. as close to the snes version as the kart's ever been,for me. a work of genius.

however,the gba version still had nonsense like speed boosts out of powerslides and blue shells. never felt as tight to handle,either,for me. to compound that,they removed all obstacles like pipes and such from the snes tracks you opened up in the gba game and messed with the tourney structure so it was only 4 races a gp instead of 5.

it just wasn't as pure. it murdered the n64 version,though.

i've still got my gba version with the gameboy player for cube somewhere. i play it these days with a homebrew app in 480p on the wii. vba.
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