Author Topic: BEST AND WORST IN SERIES? Week 15: Title Screen  (Read 9729 times)


  • In flames
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2008, 09:57:15 PM »
Worst: Mario Bros. Genericness killed it.
Actually, the original arcade version (and Atari 8-bit) was pretty cool: The letters in Mario Bros. start out upside-down, and the bros. run out and punch them from below, flipping them back to normal.


  • Tortuga
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2008, 06:00:07 AM »
They did that on all the Super Mario Advance games, too.  But I still think there are better title screens out there.
"It'll say life is sacred and so is death
but death is life and so we move on"

« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2008, 01:23:27 PM »
And now...the results!


Super Mario 64 (5)
Super Mario Galaxy (1.50)
Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (2.50)
Super Mario Bros. 3 (1)
Mario is Missing! (1)
Super Mario Sunshine (1)
Super Mario World (1)


Super Mario Bros 2 (Japanese) (2)
Mario Bros (3)
Mario Kart Wii (3)

Super Mario Bros (1)
Mario Superstar Baseball (1)

Best bowser/fortress/castle music (7)
Best Mario Sports game (2)
Best Level (1) 
(Nominations require 10 votes to become a reality)

Sigh...another tie. If anyone wants to tiebreak it, you can. Otherwise, they'll both win if nothing happens by Sunday. Adios.

« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2008, 01:49:14 PM »
Best: Super Mario World, because it actually had action on it. The screens most people are thinking of are either the demo movies that play after the title screen (Mario Kart Wii) or the file select screen (Mario Sunshine).

Worst: hmm.. For console games, it's a toss up between Mario Kart Wii (mabey the development team spent too much time visiting YTMND) and SMB2 (curtain background with characters on it that don't move! Exciting!). If I have to choose just one, then Mario Kart Wii, because I was too young to care what the SMB2 title screen looked like.
Kinopio is the ultimate video game character! Who else can drive a kart, host parties, play tennis, give good advice and items, and is almost always happy??


  • Steamed
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2008, 01:52:41 PM »
Ah, the only tie is for the Worst. And that's Mario Kart Wii, surely.

« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2008, 02:09:16 PM »
Mario Kart Wii for worst.


  • Ridiculously relevant
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2008, 04:50:58 PM »
Yeah, MKWii for sure (I can cut Mario Bros. some slack for basically being the first Mario game).
"Mario is your oyster." ~The Chef


  • Ping timeout
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2008, 04:21:55 AM »
Best: Super Mario 64, for the sheer thrill of stretching Mario's face.

Worst: Mario Bros., not really all that great.
Im sorry mario, but our princess is in another castle! He He, just joking!


  • Ridiculously relevant
« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2008, 08:35:40 AM »
It's interesting, really... the first and most recent Mario games are tying for worst title screen.
"Mario is your oyster." ~The Chef

« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2008, 06:14:07 AM »
Super Mario 64 has the best title screen because you can mess around with Mario's head.
"Floor ice cream gives you health!" - Pit, Kid Icarus Uprising.

« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2008, 11:31:32 PM »
I vote (too late?) for Super Mario All Stars, because after it you can choose a game and see another title screen, then you play...
Sorry... I think there was something weird in my tacos...
Don't use real life to avoid videogames, it is not healthy to escape from problems.


  • He's serious
« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2008, 07:49:40 AM »
Super Mario 64 is definitely the best obviously because you can distort Mario's head.

The worst is Super Mario Bros. cause it was just a frozen screen.
Probably likes Sonic games better than anyone else on the fungi forums.


  • Beside Pacific
« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2008, 07:43:17 PM »
No it wasn't. If you wait a bit, he takes off and gets killed by a Goomba. It spoils the game's bad ending but whatever.
All your dreeeeeeams begiiin to shatterrrrrr~
It's YOUR problem!

Chupperson Weird

  • Not interested.
« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2008, 08:31:00 PM »
You forgot the version where he actually doesn't get killed.
That was a joke.


  • Beside Pacific
« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2008, 08:51:11 PM »
Actually I didn't forget it, I just didn't want to bother with explaining it.
All your dreeeeeeams begiiin to shatterrrrrr~
It's YOUR problem!