->'''Mario:''' "[[LampshadeHanging Gee, uh, this page is kinda dark]]." \\
'''Luigi:''' "Did you bring a light?" \\
'''Mario:''' "NO."
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The game's music is strange but awesome electronic music. Not to mention "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O36f1p8QSaw Big Beat Mario]]", a fan-made StupidStatementDanceMix, and [[http://www.keaton-world.com/content/music/2009/Funtastic_Power_-_hotel_mario_remix.mp3 this remix]] of the main theme.
* DiscreditedMeme: Due to being one of the foundations of YoutubePoop 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.
* FountainOfMemes: It's weird how easily the entire dialogue of the game gets memorized by everyone to quote.
* GameBreaker: 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.
* HilariousInHindsight: The Gay Luigi LadyMondegreen becomes especially funny when you consider he gets some serious HoYay with Peasley in ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga]]''.
** SuperMario64 also has a similar {{Mondegreen}} to "Gay Luigi", with "Gay Bowser". Both lines are even said by Mario.
** Fast forward to Super Paper Mario. In Chapter 7, Mario is separated from Princess Peach and [[spoiler:Bowser]]. Where is the princess taken? The [[MemeticMutation "Overthere!"]]
** This line from Luigi, considering his [[CowardlyLion modern characterization:]]
-->''Well maybe a Koopa will lend us his [light], if we...(raises fist) '''persuade''' him!''
* JustHereForGodzilla / WatchItForTheMeme: The gameplay itself is perfectly playable and average. The real draw of the game's infamy is its bizarre animated cutscenes. If it weren't for those, the game probably wouldn't be as notorious as it is.
* LadyMondegreen: Thanks to the corresponding {{Mondegreen}}, Luigi in this game is nicknamed [[HoYay Gay Luigi]].
* MemeticMutation: 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".
* NarmCharm: No one would care about these games if it weren't for the bad voice acting and goofy lines. "Ya know what they say: [[ProjectileToast all toastas toast]] ''[[ProjectileToast toast]]''!"
* SignatureScene: Mario's ProjectileToast scene. While there are scenes like this one for coming across a helpful [[GimmickLevel gimmick]], this one stands out the most for emphasizing the game's nonsensical nature.
* SoBadItsGood: Oh so much. While the gameplay is somewhat decent (though a little boring), the cutscenes are riddled with {{Narm}} and the animation looks like it was made in MS Paint.
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Considering that it's not made by Nintendo, and they pretty much [[CanonDiscontinuity don't want to associate themselves with this game,]] then yeah.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: 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 ExcusePlot by not giving any [[JustifiedTrope explanation]] for what exactly you're doing in the levels, (or at least just stuck to NoPlotNoProblem) you would end up with a much better game than ''HotelMario''.