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« on: January 12, 2017, 11:14:42 PM »
This was just announced during the Switch presentation:
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kcdRBHM7kM" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kcdRBHM7kM</a>

What do you guys think? It'll be interesting to see exactly how levels are completed, since they did mention it'll be like Mario 64. I also hope Mario's hat has about as much dialogue as the Luma and at most 99% less than FLUDD.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2017, 12:13:12 AM by bobbysq1337 »

CrossEyed7

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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2017, 11:42:57 PM »


Look at that hair
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2017, 11:57:56 PM »
THE HYPE IS REAL

Here's hoping you can jump on the real people's heads.
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2017, 12:02:16 AM »
The fact it's a holiday release is kinda scary, but BotW and the fact that it's Mario are assuring me.
Also the graphical quality and the $299 for the Switch tell me the system uses Pascal, so I'm game.
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2017, 12:20:53 AM »
Interestingly enough, you can see some DKC references showing up in the street names of the city level. (which appears to be named "New Donk City") I wonder if that'll actually mean anything or if it's just there to be there. I could totally see a boss battle against Donkey/Cranky Kong there involving jumping over barrels.

« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2017, 01:56:39 AM »
I don’t want Mario Odyssey. I want Mario Illiad. I want war to erupt with airships and navies and tank squadrons, all that cool stuff you saw in Super Mario Brothers 3, all going at it. I want Koopa Kids leading armies, getting their asses kicked, their names taken. I want absolute destruction of the Mushroom worlds as war erupts. You want a different type of Mario game? Mario jumping around New York is stupid. I like Mario surrounded by nasty war. It’s been done before in Mario 3 and the vibe I think is the best that Mario can offer (e.g. the airship levels, world 8 in mario 3). ~Sean Malstrom

https://seanmalstrom.wordpress.com/2017/01/13/email-switch-presentation-thoughts/

So, this is what he truly thinks about the series in his childhood.

Would you want something like that?

« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2017, 03:35:06 AM »
New Donk City

Please let that name survive localization.

If the hat does have dialogue, how does it talk? Is the mouth the head hole? Is the hat tasting Mario's sweaty hair at all times?

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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2017, 03:24:57 PM »
The city world makes me think about some other platforming game where the protagonist has cartoonish proportions and spends a lot of time in an urban setting... he had the ability to run really fast, it was a game on the GameCube, what was it...


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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2017, 07:57:42 PM »


Look at that hair

The hair is so detailed like DKCTF.
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2017, 04:27:54 AM »


Look at that hair

And look at those beautiful blue eyes

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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2017, 07:40:57 AM »
Tremendously hyped. The "real city" stuff is definitely weird, but it seemingly went exactly where I was expecting it to -- from galaxies to different dimensions (or at least two of them) -- and even looks to include the Mario equivalent of the Minish Cap to boot. I could get mad about it not launching with the Switch, but the truth is I'll be good and occupied with BotW until then.
"Mario is your oyster." ~The Chef

« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2017, 03:13:55 PM »

« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2017, 03:36:45 PM »


Look at that hair

Mario: Took 40 minutes to sculpt my eyebrows.
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« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2017, 07:16:07 PM »
How so I get hair like that? Is it an Italian thing?
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« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2017, 08:50:35 PM »
As an Italian, yes. ;)

« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2017, 04:56:15 PM »
Something interesting I noticed: When Mario jumps in the soup and gets burned, you can hear the sound of a health bar being lost. I'm pretty sure this means that the game won't have the classic powerup system.

Also, relevant thread on HD mario

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« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2017, 06:34:19 AM »
I am still amazed by the legacy that thread had.
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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2017, 07:41:04 PM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih323XXu_3w" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih323XXu_3w</a>

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« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2017, 09:59:40 PM »
"Mario is your oyster." ~The Chef

« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2017, 10:19:17 PM »
Aw yes yes yes! Yes to everything shown and told about this game! I was hoping for a return to the free roaming, non-time limited, non-linear Mario adventure game. I wasn't sure if they were going to ever do it again; I thought they might just keep focusing on the fast paced romp through many short levels like Galaxy 2 and 3D world. Boy am I glad to be wrong! While almost all Mario games have great gameplay and graphics, to me the best ones are the ones that have heart and soul poured into them; the ones the feel like irreplaceable adventures. That's why Mario 64 has remained so prominent throughout all these years, and I think it's one of the reasons Sunshine has been having such a big resurgence. As much as I wanted to make myself think it, Galaxy 2 and the 3D series just did not have that, as entertaining as they were. I don't usually say a game looks awesome before it even comes out, but this game is gonna be awesome. I haven't been this hyped for a game in years.

I think it's funny that some people are comparing this to Sonic 06, I'm sure a lot of them are joking, but I think some people were put off by seeing the cartoonish Mario in a real looking setting, with realistically proportioned citizens. I can tell you just by looking at it that this is no Sonic 06. Heck, I can tell you by looking at a piece of poop on the ground that this is no Sonic 06.One, Sonic 06 had terrible performance problems, terrible gameplay, and was overall rushed and unpolished to the point of being borderline unplayable. Two, the story in Sonic 06 was extremely awkward, both in terms of overall plot, and in the way it was presented (bad cut scenes, voice acting). For goodness sake, they had a romance between an anthromorphic hedgehog and a human princess! Being in a realistic city was the least of Sonic's problem. Even so, I will bet anything that Mario will run totally fine on the switch, have very polished gameplay, the story will be fairly abstract, non-invasive, and probably a little silly, and Mario will not have a romantic interest in any of the New Donk City dames. Also, I think it's a quite as weird to see Mario in a city because one, he is an actual full blown human despite being drawn a lot more cartoonish than the side characters, and he did originate for New York according to the original games and old media (not that Nintendo cares about Mario's canon). Oh, and not to mention that the city is ONE level out of like five shown, and there will probably be even more in the actual game.

Well I accidentally turned that paragraph into a Sonic rant, but now that it's written, I'm keeping it up there.Here are some things I've heard/seen that I am excited about:

- Mario' vibrant expressions. We see him dancing to music and shivering in the cold in-game. Official sources say they have given Mario more expressions. Immersion in the game is cool!

- Triple jump is back baby! And the dive, along with all of Mario's standards. I also like the Kung Lao hat throw

- Carrying turnips like in Mario 2!

- The very subtle aesthetic changes. It's not as pronounced in-game as it is in the renders, but I like Mario's hair looking like real hair, and his overalls looking like real denim, while still looking cartoonish. I don't need him to look like he's made of plastic anymore.

- The variety of the stages. Each stage looks totally unique, and in fact some stages look like they have quite a variety within themselves. This makes me think that this game will have a few, highly memorable and highly unique stages as opposed to many small homogenized ones.

- Bowser's scheme is a broadway marriage with Peach. I think that's funny. I do still kind of miss Bowser as a menacing antagonist as I pictured him in Mario 64 and earlier. Then again, what's scarier than a lifelong commitment. And a forced, interspecies one, at that.

-I'm excited to see if there's anything special with the Crazy Caps store. There seems to be one in every level. Perhaps you can buy power-ups there, or swap out Mario's special abilities?

-New Donk City's plethora of Donkey Kong references. Could this be hinting at a potential to see DK himself somewhere in this game? That would be one epic throwback to where it all began! Oh, and also you CAN jump on the realistically styled NDC residents. Nintendo confirmed it.


And a short list of things I'm not super excited about:

-Mario's hat having eyes. Doesn't seem to happen too much in game, so it's no big deal, I just don't think it looks good aesthetically. I'd just tell myself they're some kind of steampunk goggles if they do pop up in game. I'm guessing the hat is just your assistant character and he pops his eyes out when he talks to you.

-The rabbits. I'm not a big fan of anthropomorphic creatures hence my roast of Sonic, and I think these rabbits cross that line a bit. I think I'd like it better if they looked more like real rabbits (or the ones Mario chases in the game) in suits and hats. That would make it more surreal looking, which I am actually a big fan of. But I should count my blessings that they weren't the rabbids :p

Overall it's safe to say the Nintendo Switch is a guarenteed buy for me.

« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2017, 12:01:39 AM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih323XXu_3w" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih323XXu_3w</a>

I fully expect that video to be taken down within the week. As a precaution I have watched it about eight times.
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« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2017, 03:05:12 AM »
I fully expect that video to be taken down within the week. As a precaution I have watched it about eight times.

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« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2017, 02:39:48 PM »
Glad I'm not the only one that thought this, ShadowBrain. I'm actually scared about what will happen to SMWCentral when Nintendo realizes that there's a ROMhack with the same name.
Relics.

« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2017, 08:20:59 PM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGQHQc_3ycE" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGQHQc_3ycE</a>

That theme song is really something, and they snuck 25m from Donkey Kong (arcade) in there too.
Relics.

« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2017, 09:27:30 PM »
And my best friend in elementary school didn't believe me when I told him Mario would be able turn into a dinosaur one day.
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« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2017, 06:12:47 PM »
Super-psyched after this new trailer!
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« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2017, 03:55:59 AM »
Super-psyched after this new trailer!

2:06. Post Mario is best Mario.
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« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2017, 12:04:32 AM »


Mayor Pauline/Carmen Sandiego looks really good
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« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2017, 02:19:32 AM »
Headcanon: Donkey Kong (1981) and Mario Bros. (1983) take place in New Donk City. As mayor, Pauline held Donkey Kong captive in New Donk City Zoo. At some point, Donkey Kong broke out of captivity and turned the tables on Pauline. Mario, boyfriend of Pauline, saved the day. Sometime afterwards, Mario and Pauline had broken up and the sewers were infested by turtles, crabs, and flies. Mario and his brother Luigi, being plumbers, went to work clearing out the sewers, where they found that the creatures were coming from the Mushroom Kingdom. Then Super Mario Bros. 1 happened.

« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2017, 04:46:14 PM »
Opinions on Uncle Amiibo?



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« Reply #30 on: October 08, 2017, 01:32:45 AM »
Headcanon: Donkey Kong (1981) and Mario Bros. (1983) take place in New Donk City. As mayor, Pauline held Donkey Kong captive in New Donk City Zoo. At some point, Donkey Kong broke out of captivity and turned the tables on Pauline. Mario, boyfriend of Pauline, saved the day. Sometime afterwards, Mario and Pauline had broken up and the sewers were infested by turtles, crabs, and flies. Mario and his brother Luigi, being plumbers, went to work clearing out the sewers, where they found that the creatures were coming from the Mushroom Kingdom. Then Super Mario Bros. 1 happened.

Where is that information from?
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« Reply #31 on: November 18, 2017, 11:02:48 AM »
Headcanon: Donkey Kong (1981) and Mario Bros. (1983) take place in New Donk City. As mayor, Pauline held Donkey Kong captive in New Donk City Zoo. At some point, Donkey Kong broke out of captivity and turned the tables on Pauline. Mario, boyfriend of Pauline, saved the day. Sometime afterwards, Mario and Pauline had broken up and the sewers were infested by turtles, crabs, and flies. Mario and his brother Luigi, being plumbers, went to work clearing out the sewers, where they found that the creatures were coming from the Mushroom Kingdom. Then Super Mario Bros. 1 happened.
I don't know. I kinda like the real world theory, namely due to Spider-Man's New York. Also, it bring crossover ties to crossover with other Nintendo IP's like Punch-Out.

...Where would Wrecking Crew and Dr. Mario fit into this?

« Reply #32 on: November 18, 2017, 04:48:32 PM »
Possible alternate timeline? Does that mean all future games are in order timeline-wise?
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« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2019, 10:14:31 AM »
The city world makes me think about some other platforming game where the protagonist has cartoonish proportions and spends a lot of time in an urban setting... he had the ability to run really fast, it was a game on the GameCube, what was it...

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