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emaan

I still stand by the fact that the New Super Mario Bros. games are easier than the original series. Its obvious that Nintendo does it on purpose. They've used the "New" series to appeal to everyone - including the casual market who might not have played a Mario game before. They then have the 3D adventure Mario games, such as the Super Mario Galaxy games, appeal to the more hardcore Mario fans. It shows in the sales. I'm sure they would admit to the difficulty being different in the games, because its obvious to me at least.

Of course we might find some of the older games easier now, because we've gotten better at it. I can't speak for anyone else, but Super Mario Bros. 3 is usually considered to be one of the more difficult Mario games, and it used to be super hard for me. But after playing through it so many times on my GBA (it was my first game ever by the way) I progressively got better at it. I can play it now and speed through the entire game easily. Its not that we used to think the games were hard and now we realize they're easy, we just got better. Someone said that on this thread earlier. The New Super Mario Bros. games however, didn't take me multiple plays to breeze through; it was just once, the first time. There's the difference.

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emaan

I have to disagree. Mario has always been for everyone, but the concept of "everyone" has significantly changed in video games over the years. You're honestly going to tell me New Super Mario Bros. Wii wasn't made with appealing to the casual market in mind? That game was made soley for the hope of good sales and attracting those who weren't as familiar with Mario. The multiplayer, the similar style to the DS game, its all apparently clear. Explain why New Super Mario Bros. Wii sold waaay more than Super Mario Galaxy. When nearly everyone can agree that Galaxy is by far the better game. Its because of the consumers in mind. The Mario fans bought Galaxy, while the Mario fans + the Wii fans bought New Super Mario Bros.

Also, why else would they release two New Super Mario Bros. games back to back? Why else would they rush to release another 3DS Mario game not even a year after Super Mario 3D Land? Why else would they hold their imagination back, by not releasing something like Super Mario Galaxy in all its HD glory to start off Wii U? Because they know these two games will sell better. Why do they know this? Because they appeal to more people. Why does it appeal to more people? Because its the Mario fans + the "everyone" install base that's been picked up by the DS and the Wii. Just proving my point here.

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KaiserGX

All I am saying is Mario is not as hard as everyone thought it used to be and compared to the older games the new ones aren't easy and that everyone played Mario back then, even my aunt who doesn't even play video games. Tetris brought in people too who never touched a system

Edit: Lol your right I did misquote you on this one, I accidentally put (img) instead of (quote).

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emaan

I'm just proving my point. I don't think its an opinion about the Wii and DS bringing in the "everyone" fan base to be honest, its just common knowledge. And you quoting me and trying to state something else as a fact prompted me to get a little annoyed. When there's something I'm pretty sure I'm right about and someone is trying to state otherwise, yes I can get a bit on the harsh side. I'm sorry for that, but I can't deal with people not observing what seems like something that is pretty apparent.

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emaan

I realize you're talking about Mario, I just think that the New Super Mario Bros. series wouldn't still be going if they didn't have the success they did. Which is only because of the DS and Wii. If they released New Super Mario Bros. on lets say, the Gamecube, it wouldn't have attracted the sales it has in reality. Its because of the Wii and the DS that this "New" approach is so successful. I feel like the Wii / DS and the New Super Mario Bros. games have the same objective, to appeal to everyone. I don't think that was the focus when they made, for example Super Mario Galaxy. That's all I'm saying.

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emaan

Sorry, was our argument not fierce enough for the two of you? Didn't know I was subject to your entertainment.

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emaan

Oh I am. My body is ready

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emaan

I think they were yawning at our argument, and that's fine. Since it was never meant to be one.

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Good. No need to worry about "the one"
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I'm sure the game will be a lot of fun, but it's kind of disappointing to see them not really adding too much to each sequel. Mario sequels usually look and play a lot differently than the previous entries, but the "New Super Mario Bros." series all look so similar. Reminds me of the "real" Super Mario Bros. 2, a.k.a. "The Lost Levels." Sure it was a sequel, but it was pretty much a rehash of the first game with the only significant difference being the crazy difficulty level. I guess Nintendo's thinking "If it ain't broken, don't fix it."

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emaan

@mamp, you! I replied to you about that in the Game vs. Game thread!

Yeah well. Its mainly for the sake of just not having an argument. Its tiring, really. *Waves white flag

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mamp

I just imagine if i could get all that money, (has a stroke thinking about it).
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MattEriks

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don't you see why it is that way?

Mr Shigeru Miyamoto dont make them anymore.

Dont know if i'll get this one.
Does anyone know if its cheaper on eshop

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