And The Fandom Rejoiced: Super Mario Bros.

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Mario Party
  • Mario Party 9? After all this time? Well if it took this long, it must be good. Oh and Koopa Troopa and Shy Guy are playable.
  • Mario Party for Nintendo 3DS? Kay, that's coo-wait, IS THAT ROSALINA?!
  • Mario Party 10, huh? All right what do you have in sto-YOU CAN PLAY AS BOWSER?!?!?
    • Amiibo support huh? That's pretty nic- DONKEY KONG IS PLAYABLE AGAIN?!

Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • Well, the first game was pretty good, but I feel like a sequel would pretty much just be a rehash of the fir... MARIO'S RIDING YOSHI!! DO WANT!!
  • That drill powerup is where it's at.
  • When they said that there were going to be over 240 Stars, people wondered whether it would actually be that many, or if it would be split between Mario and Luigi like the original. However, as the page image shows, Luigi is available early on and can be used instead of Mario if you choose from that point on.
    • The Green Stars (the 2nd half of the 240 stars) aren't really proper star missions, they're just hidden in the levels rather than actually being proper missions.
  • The game features a classic level from Super Mario 64.

Super Mario 3D Land

Super Mario 3D World
  • When the game was first announced, some fans were excited because for the first time in a quarter of a century, Princess Peach is playable in a mainline Mario title. You know what they say about payback, Bowser....
    • Not only is the Princess playable, but Blue Toad is too. This makes the roster Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Blue Toad. Sound familiar?
  • After its first announcement in E3, there has been a section of fans who were underwhelmed by the game, claiming it to be far too similar to its predecessor and lacking "real" new content that hasn't been done in another Mario game. These opinions have lightened up considerably after another trailer was shown at the beginning of October 2013 that demonstrates multiple elements unique to this game:
    • Not only is there a World Map, it is now fully explorable, allowing you to walk off the paths and even jump.
    • There's a new cherry power-up that clones you! It even copies your other power-ups, meaning you could have an army of Fire Marios throwing a barrage of fireballs.
    • The tanks from Super Mario Bros. 3 are back!
    • You can wear a Bill Blaster block as a power-up!
    • You can carry a friendly Piranha Plant to eat your enemies!
    • There's a level where you become a shadow on the wall!
    • Bowser fights you while driving a Cool Car!
    • Chargin' Chucks return! After years of being absent from the Mario series!
    • The Comet Observatory is in the game and plays some sort of role!
  • You can race against up to three other people's Miis as Racing Ghosts online.
  • Rosalina is a playable character!
  • The Goomba Shoe is back, sort of. It's more of a Goomba Skate, but it's still fun to use!
  • On a similar subject, there's going to be a full-fledged game based of the "Adventures of Captain Toad" levels!

Super Mario Maker
  • The biggest bomb for the Super Mario Bros. franchise has, at long last, been dropped: user-generated Mario levels will eventually become a reality without the need to hack a game. It took them a while, but still, this possibility finally seems to be coming after all. And no, we're not talking about the Level Editor seen in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series: we're talking about the real deal!
  • Oh, that big bomb? Right here? It's GONNA BLOW!
  • In addition to the original Super Mario Bros. and New Super Mario Bros. U, you can also make levels in the style of Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World.
  • The Raccoon Leaf is back, meaning power-ups won't be limited to ones present in the first Super Mario Bros.
  • No longer content with being a skate or a sticker, the bonafide Kuribo's Shoe, one of the most beloved power-ups in the series, is back! It also has an alternate appearance in the form of a high heel!
  • The game has some brand new power-ups, like a Spiny Helmet that can kill Thwomps!
  • The devious yet awesome levels from the Nintendo World Championships will be included in the game!
  • Any amiibo besides the Miis can be used as a costume in the game, including Sonic, Chibi-Robo, Wii Fit Trainer, Isabelle, Bowser, and the previously-snubbed Pokémon. And you don't even need the figurines to unlock the costumes; you can also unlock them by beating the 100-Mario Challenge, which pleased fans who didn't want to buy them all or were having trouble finding rare amiibo.
    • The costumes aren't just limited to just those characters that have an amiibo based on them, as the line-up also includes Ashley and Tingle.
    • On a related note, this is the first official Mario platformer that features Waluigi, after years of just being a spin-off character.
  • The 11/4 update features CHECKPOINTS! Creators can now make Metroidvania-inspired levels.

Mario Tennis
  • Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, eh? It's just Mario Tennis Open in High Defi- THEY CAN GROW BIGGER!?
    • The Mega Mushroom was a pretty cool mechani- ROSALINA IS PLAYABLE!? IN HER SPORTS OUTFIT!? AND SHE LEVITATES!?
    • DAISY IS BACK! Finally, an HD artwork of her (she didn't have her new artwork render since Mario Golf: World Tour, which was last year), and she looks gorgeous.
    • An exciting launch offer for European Wii U users that if you purchase this game, you can get the original Mario Tennis for the N64 for free!
    • It's not exactly amazing, but the Green Sprixie Princess is playable, bringing a lasting element to 3D World!

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

Vancouver 2010
  • A new Mario and Sonic Olympics title? Yawn. It doesn't take much imagination to think that they're just doing it to cash in on the hype of the Olympics for a quick bu- Wait a minute... was that Metal Sonic? On a home console game for the first time since Sonic Heroes, no less! SEGA, consider it sold.
    • Adding Bowser Jr. and a Perfect Chaos cameo helped as well.
    • Not to mention the remixes of many classic Mario and Sonic themes, including a fantastic remix of Bowser's Road and Sky Sanctuary Zone.
    • I really wished this game had Omega, King Boo, etc... BOSS BATTLE AGIANST THEM!!! Done and done!

Rio 2016
  • They're still going on with this series after Sochi? Well...I guess it's worth a look unless...wait a minute... there are new characters in this game? Sticks The Badger, Nabbit and Diddy Kong are playable? Consider me interested!
    • While I like the rivals introduced in Vancouver, it would be nice to play as them- ROUGE THE BAT AND JET THE HAWK are PLAYABLE NOW? Thank you Nintendo and Sega!
    • While I like the new characters are introduced, it would be nice to see Rosalina in the game -ROSALINA IS PLAYABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THIS SERIES! HELL YES!
    • WAVE THE SWALLOW, LUDWIG VON KOOPA, AND WENDY KOOPA are PLAYABLE? WHO THE HELL EXPECTED THAT? No one did But I'm so GLAD it happened! Take my coins, Nintendo!