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[[caption-width-right:255:[[TheProblemWithLicensedGames Let's just call it a]] LicensedGame [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain and never talk about it again]].]]
->'''Mario''': [[ExcusePlot We gotta]] [[SaveThePrincess find the Princess!]]\\
'''Luigi''': [[NoFourthWall And YOU gotta help us!]]\\
'''Mario''': [[ViewersAreMorons If you need instructions on how to get through the hotels,]] [[ReadTheFreakingManual check out the enclosed instruction book.]]
-->--'''[[MemeticMutation Intro cutscene]]'''

One of four Philips CD-i games with Nintendo characters resulting from a deal between Nintendo and Philips. This deal would have led to Philips making a CD-based add-on for the Super NES, but it fell through. Philips was left with a license allowing them to release games with some of Nintendo's characters. So they made this, and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames three Zelda games]].

In ''Hotel Mario'', Bowser gets the idea to capture Princess Toadstool ([[StrictlyFormula big shocker]]) and hide her in one of a set of seven themed hotels, each of which is run by one of the Koopalings (with the exception of Bowser's Seizure Palace, run by Bowser himself, though you still fight the seventh Koopaling there). Taking the role of Mario once again, your goal is to travel through all the hotels, closing all the doors to complete each level. If you let all the doors get opened, get hit by an enemy, walk off either edge of the hotel ([[NoOSHACompliance there's no side walls]]), or run out of time, Mario loses a life.

Another two Mario games were planned for the console, but ''Super Mario's Wacky Worlds'' (a sequel to ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'') didn't get very far. Neither did ''Mario Takes America'', for that matter.

Despite everything, this was actually the best-selling game for the Philips CD-I which goes to show... something.

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!!I hope she made lotsa examples!

* BlackoutBasement: The [=HardBrick=] and Chillton Hotels are variants of this trope. [=HardBrick=] suffers power outages because the electricity is being drained by too many toasters in a hidden room, and the Chillton Hotel is deep underground and only the level you are currently on is lit up unless you defeat the right Koopa and take his flashlight.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: See the quote at the top of the page.
* BubblyClouds: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZbDm2bn0k0 Get off it!]]
* CaptainObvious: see DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment below.
* ChestMonster: Yes, some of those pennies ''do'' pinch back.
* DamnYouMuscleMemory: Wigglers are defeated by jumping on it's head multiple times, something that was ''never'' in any Mario game.
* DerangedAnimation
* TheDragon: Iggy Koopa, the only Koopaling not to have a hotel of his own.
* ElevatorEscape: Along with open doors, Mario can camp inside elevators to dodge enemies.
* EvilLaugh: Not a bad one, either. Maybe coming from someone other than a brightly-painted Bowser. Ironically, the low-quality uploads of the cutscenes provided by Quebec Gamer make his laugh even ''more'' sinister due to the echoing of the audio.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: You're supposed to be ''looking'' for the Princess inside the hotels, aren't you? So why are you closing all the open doors instead of opening all the closed ones?
* GimmickLevel: Many of the hotels have these. Fortunately, there's also a secret door that cancels out each gimmick. [[BlackoutBasement Lights flickering on and off?]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4Jb6TBmYVM Get toasters to stop toasting toast.]] Clouds getting in your way? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGp1cO2dDkM Blow them away with a giant fan.]] Doors vanishing in front of you? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga0_EJeAIyc Get some ghost cologne.]] [[ChestMonster Evil coins harassing you?]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c40iLx-v3kg Break the piggy bank holding the real ones.]]
* TheGoomba: The TropeNamer naturally appears as a common enemy.
* HeKnowsAboutTimedHits: "If you need instructions on how to get through the hotels, [[ReadTheFreakingManual check out the enclosed instruction book]]."
* HellHotel
* HeyYou: "[[Music/TheRollingStones Get offa my cloud!]]"
* HolidayMode: If the CD-i's clock is set to a certain date, the "Here We Go" message will be replaced with a message relating to that holiday.
* HurricaneOfPuns: Each stage is a lame pun on an existing hotel name (Chillton = Hilton; Seizures Palace = Caesar's Palace), aside from one Elvis' reference.
** This mine is mine!
** I'm your biggest fan!
* InherentlyFunnyWords: ''"Toast!"''
** Spaghetti!
* InvincibilityPowerup: The Starman is a hidden power-up in some levels.
* JustEatHim: If any member of Bowser's family comes across Mario hiding in a door, he gets ''devoured''.
* LethalLavaLand: ''Bowser's Seizures Palace Hotel'' is as close as it gets. The whole place appears to be on fire.
* LittleNo[=/=]BigNo: Mario's response in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AlYLbOs0P0 cave cutscene]] manages to be both at the same time:
-->'''Mario''': Gee, it's kinda dark.
-->'''Luigi''': Did you bring a light?
-->'''Mario''': ''No''...
* TheLostWoods: Morton's [=WoodDoor=]-Hysteria Hotel. Okay, so it's just one tree, but still...
* {{Mondegreen}}: The low-quality cutscene uploads courtesy of Quebec Gamer have given us a sizeable amount of these due to scratchy audio. This might be why the QG uploads are used more often in [[YouTubePoop YTP's]] (in addition to being around longer); even though people have uploaded them in higher quality ever since, the clearer quotes don't seem to provide as much laughter as their scratchier, more ambiguous QG counterparts. Some of the more well known mondegreens from this game include...
** "Gay Luigi?"
** "And you go to Hell first!"
** "Maybe dis'll keep dat lizard king from playing with 'is whores!"
** "Fuck you! Get off my cloud!"
* MediumAwareness: "Check out the enclosed instruction book." "You're the best player ever!!"
* [[NeverAcceptedInHisHometown Never Accepted On Any Nintendo Console]]
* NoFourthWall: Mario and Luigi break the fourth wall a few times too many. "We gotta find the Princess! [[ThePlayerIsTheMostImportantResource And YOU gotta help us!]]" "It's hard to see through those clouds. I hope we can get rid of them! GET THE HINT?"
** Not to mention the entire ending sequence. "You're the best player ever!"
* OffModel: Neither as blatant nor hideous as those in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames Faces Of Evil]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames Wand Of Gamelon]]'', but you can still spot a few of these shots if you watch the cutscenes carefully. In almost every other shot of Mario, he's drawn with an inexplicable amount of flab, which has led to his nickname "Fat Mario". Luigi fares only marginally better. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHxHgdP6uFM Just watch...]]
* PaperThinDisguise: Iggy's Bowser costume is basically just him wearing a giant bobble-head of the Koopa King himself.
* ProjectileToast: Occurs in the toasters scene.
* ShockAndAwe: Ludwig's choice of attacks.
* ShoutOut: [[Music/TheRollingStones "Hey you! Get offa my cloud!"]] (which, according to an interview with voice actor Mark Graue, was actually ad-libbed). There's also the hotel names (see the HurricaneOfPuns entry above).
** [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} "We ain't afraida no Koopas!"]]
** [[Music/{{TheDoors}} "Maybe this will keep that Lizard King from playing with the doors."]]
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: Larry's Chillton Hotel.
* StockFootage: Several of Mario and Luigi's "animation cels" are recycled several times throughout all the cutscenes, including the close-up of Mario holding up one hand, an animation of Mario walking toward the background, and another animation of both plumbers walking towards the background.
* StupidStatementDanceMix: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O36f1p8QSaw Big Beat Mario.]] The best part? The mix gets most of its background music ''from the actual game''.
* TimedMission: Each level is given 200 seconds to be beaten. Like the main Mario games, it's plenty of time to beat the level.
* ViewersAreMorons: "...Check out the enclosed instruction book!"
** "It's hard to see though these clouds. I hope we can get rid of 'em! '''''Get the hint?'''''"
* YouKnowWhatTheySay: All toasters toast toast!
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