We love Super Mario Maker. We love free stuff. So the regular Event Courses and unlockable Mystery Mushroom outfits are a nice treat. We don't necessarily mind that some are Japanese characters we haven't really heard of, because they look cool and they cost us nothing.
Yet still, the latest outfit seems to recognise that ideas are running short. We have the Mashiko / Mary O (geddit?!) outfit next - in case you weren't aware that's the telesales lady (why else would she wear that headset?) that acts as a guide in the game's manual. Towards the end of her introduction video she realises how her arrival represents a tipping point of ideas running out and hurls herself into the depths. It's quite grisly and disturbing, actually.
If ideas are running out for these outfits we have a proposal. How about the 'Cucco Dancing Aonuma' for the 30th Anniversary of the Zelda franchise?
Heck, we'd pay for that one.
Really dip into that back catalog of your IPs for costumes, Nintendo. Give people a reason to think of them again.
A Famicom Wars soldier/tank.
Hell, an Endless Ocean diver.
"Tipping point of ideas running out" might be a little premature. I mean, this is one of the costumes that trace files were found in the data when the game was first released. This one's been planned from the start.
@BaffleBlend Good point, but I'm just being light-hearted in general in this article.
Captain Syrup and Tatanga from the Super Mario Land games would be prime candidates for inclusion.
I just want more Super Mario Land love.
Considering we've already had inanimate objects as mystery mushrooms, I'm guessing that there's a TON of crazy stuff we can still see.
Like a checkpoint costume. Or a Mystery Mushroom Costume (is that too meta?).
Or an invisibility costume. That would cause so much chaos.
Why is there still no Starfy costume??
I remember that nightmarish spring costume level...
No other costume has the possibilities of the spring costume.
Why not go whole hog with the IntSys sprite back-catalog? I think an Advance Wars APC would've made more sense than the Mecedes-Benz GLA as a costume.
@thomas I'm not sure about that your humor in the article, but people that don't speak Japanese might think that story you said about her throwing herself in the pit on purpose was what actually happened, which it wasn't.
@ThomasBW84 I think instead of a telesales lady maybe she's meant to be one of those Nintendo Game Play Counselors.
@Tsuchinoko Anyone clueless enough to actually think that would have such a tenuous grasp of reality that a morbid article on this site would be the least of their problems.
@Spin I think she's meant to be a stockbroker.
She seems the cold, ruthless, Gordon Gecko type.
@Sabrewing Don't forget Drill Dozer.
I hated the cuccos in the original! They were WAY overpowered.
Put in Blanc-sama.
There is only a few outfits I can think of that I would like a lot, they are skull kid/Majora's mask, Marx from Kirby, Redeads/Stalchild, Ice Climbers for if we get snow themed levels, the list goes on!
Do agree that some lesser known characters would be cool, imagine having the Scientist from Stack Up
Have they added the costumes for the new smash bros Amiibo? Like Lucas and Ryu?
@amiiboacid Lucas has been in the game for a while now. http://www.mariowiki.com/Costume_Mario
And speaking of this link, I look towards the bottom and see the protagonists of Shin Onigashima and Famicom Detective Club were added, and I think that's FANTASTIC.
Oh cool, I kinda hoped they'd put her in there.
@ThomasBW84 I did find it a little misleading at first, as I wasn't sure how much of that description was down to fanciful interpretation and 'artistic license'.
Anyway, she does seem to be quite a lighthearted character in her own right, as her 'death jingle' is to lightly scold the player by saying, "Next time, please do it properly, okay?". I think they threw her into the abyss mainly to demonstrate that. Maybe they thought it was more interesting than the flagpole sequence.
How about — oh, I don't know, what's the obviously missing costume... oh yes, SUPER MARIO BROS. 2 Mario / Luigi / Toad?!??!??!?! We got Peach and Birdo and Shy Guy, so...
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