At 12/19/20 06:04 PM, wobwobrob wrote:
At 12/17/20 11:20 PM, ngman7 wrote:
Hi. I am just a bit curious about this. Besides the Mario Bros., what Mario franchise characters does Nintendo actually care about? It seems like every couple of years Nintendo celebrates some Mario-related anniversary. This year they celebrated Super Mario Bros.' 35th anniversary. Not long ago, they celebrated SMB's 30th, 25th, and 20th. They had the Year of Luigi, in 2013, celebrating Luigi's 30th anniversary since his debut in Mario Bros.Nintendo have released 16 Wario games, not including games Wario has been in like Super Mario Land 2, Mario Kart, Smash, so they've supported that character by releasing games.
What other Mario franchise characters does Nintendo actually care about? This year marked Waluigi's 20th anniversary since his debut in Mario Tennis, but Nintendo did nothing special to celebrate and/or commemorate it.
Wario's 25th anniversary since his debut in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins came and went, and so did Princess Daisy's 30th anniversary since her debut in Super Mario Land, but Nintendo did nothing special to celebrate and/or commemorate these either.
Please help. Thank you.
Yes, Wario has been in a number of games:
He's been in his own series of platformers, and there's also the WarioWare series, and other games:
Despite this, are you saying Wario still isn't as popular or as well-known as the Mario Bros.?
There's one Princess Peach game which was pretty shit, so there's not much to promote there. However she has been in pretty much every single Mario game. Plus if you want a strong female lead in a Nintendo game there is a whole Metroid series.
Yes I know about Super Princess Peach. That was a weak game.
Truth is you play a Mario or Luigi game, you'll probably want to play another one. So as a business, Nintendo are opening up their past to new players. Along that journey you'll discover other characters in the Nintendo roster.
Mario and Luigi are Nintendo's official corporate mascots. That makes sense.
If you play a game like Mario Kart or Smash Bros, you are also celebrating every single Mario character every time you load these up to play.
Or any of the other Mario Sports games, or the Mario Party games.
On top of that, they have loads of other franchises to promotes as well, Kirby, Splatoon, Metroid, Legend of Zelda. With all of the Mario games, and all of these other amazing additions to Nintendo's roster, who really gives a shit about Waluigi?
There are people who care about Waluigi. The character has a fanbase.
Waluigi has been in over 40 games, so he's not exactly a minor Mario character. but not counting his appearance as a playable character in the first Super Mario Maker game, he has never been in any Mario franchise platformer- no Mario, Luigi or Wario ones. Some people want to see him appear as a playable character in an official Mario franchise platformer, aside from Super Mario Maker, or at least an antagonist or some kind of supporting character in some Mario franchise platformer.
It was strange Waluigi didn't appear in any Year of Luigi games. He could have been an antagonist or some kind of supporting character in at least ONE game.
People made a big stink about Waluigi NOT being playable in any Super Smash Bros. games.
A lot of people want to see Waluigi be playable in a platformer with Wario. Some folks want to see Waluigi make more appearances in WarioWare.
I've often wondered, how come Wario and Waluigi were never introduced at the same time? Waluigi never had a proper ad campaign to introduce him to the general public like Wario had.
What about Princess Daisy? Why did Nintendo wait almost 3 decades since her debut in Super Mario Land to make her playable in a platformer like Super Mario Run? Why hasn't she been playable, or at least been featured in more Mario franchise platformers, as a supporting character and/or as a damsel in distress? Why hasn't Daisy been given her own game yet?
I know Daisy has been reinvented as a tomboy but she can still be a damsel in distress in some game. She could have been in at least ONE Year Of Luigi game.
Videos like these wouldn't be made if people didn't care about Waluigi:
At 12/19/20 12:04 PM, DingleberryClock wrote:
At 12/17/20 11:20 PM, ngman7 wrote:
Not long ago, they celebrated SMB's 30th, 25th, and 20th.
Yeah I know that doesn't sound like it makes sense to hold multiple anniversary celebrations for one video game in such a short period of time, but they did:
"In early 2003, Super Mario Bros. was ported to the Game Boy Advance as a part of the Famicom Minis collection in Japan and as a part of the NES Series in the US. This version of the game is entirely emulated, making it completely identical to the original game. According to the NPD Group (which tracks game sales in North America), this re-released version of Super Mario Bros. was the best-selling Game Boy Advance game from June 2004 to December 2004. In 2005, Nintendo re-released this port of the game as a part of the game's 20th Anniversary; this special edition of the game went on to sell approximately 876,000 units.