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YMMV: Hotel Mario
Mario: "Gee, uh, this page is kinda dark."
Luigi: "Did you bring a light?"
Mario: "NO."

  • Awesome Music: The game's music is strange but awesome electronic music. Not to mention "Big Beat Mario", a fan-made Stupid Statement Dance Mix, and this remix of the main theme.
  • Discredited Meme: Due to being one of the foundations of Youtube Poop source material and thus extremely overused, this games memes have understandably fallen out of favor with the poop community. Most amateur poopers don't even bother trying to use them now.
  • Game Breaker: The fire flower. Naturally, it kills almost every enemy in one hit. To put this in perspective, the enemy hitboxes are very precise, added to the fact Wigglers take three jumps to get killed. The fire flower on the other hand makes it almost easy to mow down enemies.
  • Fountain of Memes: It's weird how easily the entire dialogue of the game gets memorized by everyone to quote.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The Gay Luigi Lady Mondegreen becomes especially funny when you consider he gets some serious Ho Yay with Peasley in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.
    • Fast forward to 2007 with Super Paper Mario. In Chapter 7, Mario is separated from Princess Peach and Bowser. Where is the princess taken? The OVERTHERE!!
  • Just Here for Godzilla / Watch It for the Meme: The gameplay itself is perfectly playable and average—the real draw of the games infamy is it's bizarre animated cutscenes, and if it weren't for those, nobody would bat an eye at this game.
  • Lady Mondegreen: Thanks to the corresponding Mondegreen, Luigi in this game is nicknamed Gay Luigi.
  • Memetic Mutation: The cutscenes of this game have been used almost religiously in a style of absurd video editing known as Youtube Poop, since pretty much every scene is chock full of meme fodder thanks to the bizarre animation, hokey script, silly voices, and downright weird electronic/funk music. The unofficial slogan for Youtube Poop is even made of two different lines from the game that use the exact same animation. "Where there's smoke, they pinch back".
  • Narm Charm: No one would care about these games if it weren't for the bad voice acting and goofy lines. "Ya know what they say: all toastas toast dodongos toast!"
  • So Bad, It's Good
  • They Just Didn't Care: To the point that they recycled their own animations. Compare the bros approaching the Kingdom gates to them approaching the tree hotel. Or compare the "pennies pinch back" scene to the "where there's smoke..." scene. note 
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Watching videos of the gameplay, you wouldn't think it was that bad. If not for the CD-i's horrible controls, and if the game had a plot that didn't utterly fail as even an Excuse Plot by not giving any explanation for what exactly you're doing in the levels, (or at least just stuck to No Plot? No Problem!) you would end up with a much better game than Hotel Mario.

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