Mario Community Thread: Anything and everything Super Mario

Birdie

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I didn't realize the playable cast of Super Mario Party was so big...playable Monty Mole?! YES!
 

Gartooth

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Nintendo's company handbooks are the best for showing off game concept art.

New Super Mario Bros. 2


New Super Mario Bros. U


Mario Kart 8


Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

 
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For those in Japan over September 15 & 16



Featuring soundtracks from Super Mario Bros 1-3, Super Mario World, Super Mario 64, Yoshi’s Story, Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Odyssey.
 

winstein

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It's interesting to learn that the Mario franchise is the 5th highest-grossing media franchise, right behind the following: Pokemon, Hello Kitty, Star Wars and Mickey Mouse, assuming that the list is up-to-date. The gap between Mickey Mouse and Mario is also rather substantial, compared to the gap between Mario and the next one on the list, Harry Potter. It's interesting mainly because unlike the other items in the list, Mario is mostly about video games, which goes to show how profitable Mario is on this field. I can see why Nintendo seeks to expand Mario's reach even further, including licensing out for a new animated film. It's so strange that despite Mario's popularity, his online forum presence is way more limited compared to even Pokemon or Sonic.

New Super Mario Bros. U
It had never occurred to me that Nabbit is inspired by the Ninji, if this image is of any indication.

Thank you for reading.
 
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It's interesting to learn that the Mario franchise is the 5th highest-grossing media franchise, right behind the following: Pokemon, Hello Kitty, Star Wars and Mickey Mouse, assuming that the list is up-to-date. The gap between Mickey Mouse and Mario is also rather substantial, compared to the gap between Mario and the next one on the list, Harry Potter. It's interesting mainly because unlike the other items in the list, Mario is mostly about video games, which goes to show how profitable Mario is on this field. I can see why Nintendo seeks to expand Mario's reach even further, including licensing out for a new animated film. It's so strange that despite Mario's popularity, his online forum presence is way more limited compared to even Pokemon or Sonic.



It had never occurred to me that Nabbit is inspired by the Ninji, if this image is of any indication.

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Very interesting post. Thanks.

In fact I’m gonna make a thread about this.
 
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Releases in English on October 23rd. First released in Japanese in 2015, and in German and Spanish in 2017 and French this year.
 

Antony

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I’ve got the Encyclopaedia pre-ordered (since March!) and will be crossing my fingers for a translation of the Odyssey book... though I may just import it now.

Have there been any other notable Mario books?
Art books or otherwise?
 
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Ninjadom

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I’ve got the Encyclopaedia pre-ordered (since March!) and will be crossing my fingers for a translation of the Odyssey book... though I may just import it now.

Have there been any other notable Mario books?
Art books or otherwise?
In terms of encyclopedias there is also ‘The Great Character Mario Encyclopedia’, Japanese only from 1994.


There’s a few art/colouring books from the 90’s and 2000’s from the US.

Interestingly, the ‘Play Nintendo’ website from NOA has some nice art/colouring pictures that you can print.

https://play.nintendo.com/themes/friends/mario/
 

Antony

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In terms of encyclopedias there is also ‘The Great Character Mario Encyclopedia’, Japanese only from 1994.


There’s a few art/colouring books from the 90’s and 2000’s from the US.

Interestingly, the ‘Play Nintendo’ website from NOA has some nice art/colouring pictures that you can print.

https://play.nintendo.com/themes/friends/mario/
Cool, thanks a lot for the info :)

You know, it’s odd that there’s such a lack of Mario materials. Zelda has a seemingly endless supply of books, I figured Mario would’ve been getting at least art books since the Galaxy days.
The games don’t even get special editions.
I guess ‘it’s Mario’ and so it doesn’t need this stuff, but still...
 
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Mario & Luigi: Bowsers Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey for Nintendo 3DS now has a date January 11, 2019.

 
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Cortez

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That Mario and the bird artwork is adorable

I’ve always loved this art style, I wish we’d get a 2D Mario that looked exactly like this
 

winstein

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I believe the Donkey Kong and Wario ones are taken directly from their Super Mario amiibo art.





Meanwhile, many characters have new ones, including Mario, Bowser, Luigi, Peach, Daisy, Waluigi, Koopa Troopa, Bowser Jr., Toadette and Kamek. Several are reused artwork.

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Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch. First released as an ultra rare 'Crystal Screen' version that had a see-through LCD screen. 1986



Then re-released as a Wide Screen Game & Watch in 1988 with better graphics, same gameplay. (I own this).



And an even more limited than the crystal screen version, 1987, only 10,000 units made Japan only, competition winners only (never available at retail).



Boxart for the Wide version Game & Watch
 
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This is nice. The release of Mario Open Golf (1991) on the Nintendo Online Service reminds us where Mario got his stars & stripes outfit from in Super Mario Odyssey.



 

Theorymon

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Probably unrelated, but I'm immeditly reminded of those boar enemies from Kirby when I see that new years image