History Headscratchers / SuperMarioBros

16th Apr '16 12:25:05 PM luigirovatti
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*Why Super Mario Bros is the most famous franchise of nintendo (not to mention of the entire world)?
3rd Apr '16 7:48:48 AM phineas81707
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* Why doesn't Bowser, for the most part [[ForgottenPhlebotinum ever seem to use power-ups?]]
** Is he a [[{{Badass}} total badass]] and wants to beat Mario ''his way'' with his bare fists? Does he consider them to suck all the [[DramaPreservingHandicap fun or challenge]] out of his fights?
** Could it be that [[FailedASpotCheck he hasn't looked beyond the Fire Flower?]] As a fire-breathing Koopa... Fire Flowers are a pretty [[UselessAccessory redundant thing to have around]].
** Or is this a design choice? Are the designers [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim intentionally trying to avoid a slippery slope]] where Bowser simply uses an [[HopelessBossFight Invincibility Leaf]]?


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* Why doesn't Bowser, for the most part [[ForgottenPhlebotinum ever seem to use power-ups?]] Is he a [[{{Badass}} total badass]] and wants to beat Mario ''his way'' with his bare fists? Does he consider them to suck all the [[DramaPreservingHandicap fun or challenge]] out of his fights? Could it be that [[FailedASpotCheck he hasn't looked beyond the Fire Flower?]] As a fire-breathing Koopa... Fire Flowers are a pretty [[UselessAccessory redundant thing to have around]]. Or is this a design choice? Are the designers [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim intentionally trying to avoid a slippery slope]] where Bowser simply uses an [[HopelessBossFight Invincibility Leaf]]?
** He has used powerups in several appearances- off the top of my head, I can name the first Galaxy (Rock Mushroom) and 3D World (Super Bell). Because Mario = Invincible, it's entirely possible that the Invincibility Leaf doesn't even exist in-universe. Bowser's problem is that he ''doesn't need'' powerups, because everything he can do naturally makes them obsolete. Fire Flower? Fire breath. Super Leaf/Cape Feather/Tanooki Suit/Propeller Cap/Super Acorn? Koopa Clown Car/Airship. Starman? Rump Command. Extra hits? Bowser tends to take three without powerups- adding them would either be {{Padding}} or non-functional. Especially since there are many more fights where Bowser is killed by being dropped in the lava (one-hit-kills even Invincible Mario).
3rd Apr '16 5:33:31 AM dieseldragons
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* Why doesn't Bowser, for the most part [[ForgottenPhlebotinum ever seem to use power-ups?]]
** Is he a [[{{Badass}} total badass]] and wants to beat Mario ''his way'' with his bare fists? Does he consider them to suck all the [[DramaPreservingHandicap fun or challenge]] out of his fights?
** Could it be that [[FailedASpotCheck he hasn't looked beyond the Fire Flower?]] As a fire-breathing Koopa... Fire Flowers are a pretty [[UselessAccessory redundant thing to have around]].
** Or is this a design choice? Are the designers [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim intentionally trying to avoid a slippery slope]] where Bowser simply uses an [[HopelessBossFight Invincibility Leaf]]?
31st Mar '16 9:01:14 AM PDL
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* In the a few levels of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' (most notably the [[GreenHillZone first one]], but there are others), the background has these extremely tall blue structures that have spots on them. What exactly are they supposed to be? I always thought they resembled skyscrapers or apartment buildings, but what on earth are these kinds of buildings doing in Dinosaur Land?

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* In the a few levels of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' (most notably the [[GreenHillZone first one]], but there are others), the background has these extremely tall blue structures that have spots on them. What exactly are they supposed to be? I always thought they resembled skyscrapers or apartment buildings, but what on earth are these kinds of buildings doing in Dinosaur Land?
31st Mar '16 8:59:12 AM PDL
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* In the a few levels of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' (most notably the [[GreenHillZone first one]], but there are others), the background has these extremely tall blue structures that have spots on them. What exactly are they supposed to be? I always thought they resembled skyscrapers or apartment buildings, but what on earth are these kinds of buildings doing in Dinosaur Land?
29th Mar '16 5:22:17 AM MisterApple
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** He drains one eighth of an enemy's life energy each time he [[GoombaStomp squishes it]], but this life energy is released whenever he touches the ground.
28th Jan '16 6:17:43 PM nombretomado
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* Why does Peach let Mario always save her? Does she like him that much? In every game she is playable in (''especially'' the "Not really in this universe" SuperSmashBros Brawl), she is shown to be quite capable to taking care of herself. She's light, but I'm pretty sure she can get away from anything Bowser throws at her.
** Well...SuperSmashBros isn't canon, so she doesn't kick that much ass normally. The SSB games just sort of take any reasonably popular character and give them awesome super powers. And not always at the scale you'd expect, given that Link is almost always at the bottom of the list, along with Ganondorf. As far as Peach letting Mario save her... well, she's just incompetent. I can't fathom why the Toads allow her to rule them.

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* Why does Peach let Mario always save her? Does she like him that much? In every game she is playable in (''especially'' the "Not really in this universe" SuperSmashBros Brawl), VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl), she is shown to be quite capable to taking care of herself. She's light, but I'm pretty sure she can get away from anything Bowser throws at her.
** Well...SuperSmashBros VideoGame/SuperSmashBros isn't canon, so she doesn't kick that much ass normally. The SSB games just sort of take any reasonably popular character and give them awesome super powers. And not always at the scale you'd expect, given that Link is almost always at the bottom of the list, along with Ganondorf. As far as Peach letting Mario save her... well, she's just incompetent. I can't fathom why the Toads allow her to rule them.
24th Jan '16 4:59:55 PM DrNovakaine
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** Yoshi can't go into ghost houses in SuperMarioWorld either. It's probably just a CallBack to that.


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* 1-ups from green mushrooms I can get. 1-ups from coins, sure. But how the heck does Mario get extra lives from bouncing repeatedly on enemies or getting an 8-hit combo with a shell?
24th Jan '16 4:51:46 PM DrNovakaine
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*** Or they specialize in different things. Kammy may be the go-to for more complex plans like seen in the RPGs, while Kamek is the more combat-oriented encounters (since Kammy isn't exactly stellar in battle...).


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***** Which is ''exactly how it should be.'' Bowser's kind of a goofball, in case people hadn't noticed. He's not like Ganondorf, who's basically evil badness all the way around; he's supposed to be big and blustery but also somewhat comical. Evil tyrant is the one that doesn't fit.


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** Mario gets power from showmanship (literally, in the case of TTYD). It's not a very good show if the hero has no challenges to overcome, so he intentionally doesn't carry any of it over so that he can put on a good show.


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*** This pretty much. It's not a meme until it becomes [[MemeticMutation memetic.]] The phrase originated before it became popularized, so it's more fair to say it's a meme from what popularized it.
24th Jan '16 4:28:12 PM DrNovakaine
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** In PaperMario, one Koopa Troopa explicitly mentions that he had his shell custom-made for him, and that's why it fits so well. The Mushroom Kingdom seems to have some really good biotech (or bioMagiTek) which allows them to create things like Koopa shells, so it stands to reason they could make versions for use in Mario Kart that have some special properties.
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