->'''Mario:''' "[[LampshadeHanging Gee, uh, this page is kinda dark]]." \\
'''Luigi:''' "Did you bring a light?" \\
'''Mario:''' "NO."
* 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.
* 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.
* FountainOfMemes: It's weird how easily the entire dialogue of the game gets memorized by everyone to quote.
* 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]]''.
** Fast forward to 2007 with Super Paper Mario. In Chapter 7, Mario is separated from Princess Peach and [[spoiler:Bowser]]. Where is the princess taken? The OVERTHERE!!
* JustHereForGodzilla / WatchItForTheMeme: 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.
* 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]]''!"
* SoBadItsGood
* TheyJustDidntCare: 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]]This is where the YouTubePoop catchphrase "Where there's smoke, they pinch back" comes from. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQuqoA25nLQ A scene cut that shows just how identical the two scenes are]][[/note]]
* 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''.
** [[Main/TheyWastedaPerfectlyGoodCharacter They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character]]: According to the Super Mario Wiki, Yoshi was supposed to be in this game. But he was scrapped.