Mario's been around for donkey's years and has starred in so many games it's almost worrying. It's no surprise then that there were a few games surrounding the portly plumber that never made it to retail shelves, and thanks to the internet we can now display them for you for your amusement.
Check out the video below where we look at unreleased Mario titles for the GameCube, Wii, and a notorious European console responsible for three Zelda games so bad that Nintendo doesn't even acknowledge them.
Is there a game genre that Nintendo couldn't put Mario into? (Other than wrestling volleyball, apparently)
Very interesting..Thank you Alex!!
I can already see someone remaking Mario Wacky Worlds by romhacking Super Mario World.
Sees title "Mario Takes America"
Mario's coming to conquer us!
All I wanted was a Wii U Mario Strikers game. Oh well, let's hope there will be an NX version at some point.
@NinjaWaddleDee Agreed, Strikers is an insanely fun pair of games. Best Mario sports titles IMO.
@Kid_Sickarus Well, there's FPS-no, wait, they already did that.
@Giygas_95 Man the battle stations!
@NintendoFan64 And hide all the coins and mushrooms!
@EVIL-C Totally, the action in them is fantastic. And I like the gritty style a lot more than the average clean and shiny Mario sports style.
@NinjaWaddleDee Good point, I always liked the sense of attitude the Strikers characters had. It's like they took Smash Bros. and made it a soccer/football game. Nintendo badly needs to reinvest in sports games.
@EVIL-C Not going to lie, I would love a Strikers game that starred some other nintendo characters too. Throw in Link, Samus, etc. I think that would be amazing.
@NintendoFan64 @Giygas_95 Don't worry, that won't be happening until March 2017. Nintendo will be using Mario to destroy all competition in America and replacing it with the NX so everyone will be forced to play on Nintendo's new device whether you like it or not.
@FragRed What do we do?!
@FragRed Easy! We poison the mushrooms. It's the only to be safe...
"...and a notorious European console responsible for three Zelda games so bad that Nintendo doesn't even acknowledge them."
The Phillips CDi. There, I said it. (Or typed it)
Very informative video! I'm a volleyball fan and would have loved to see Mario Spikers see the light of day, but I can understand why not.
@NinjaWaddleDee I would love that as well. I'd also like a proper Mario hockey title. It would probably play very similarly to Strikers, but I like hockey, so... lol.
I'm still a little mad about that Wrestling game. But I get why they cancelled it. I'd just wanna see another Striker, Baseball (that is actually coming to europe! Thank you for nothing, NoE!), a Bowling title or an American Football title (which propably has even less chances of coming to europe than Sluggers)
I hate when it's a video article
@Kid_Sickarus Mario Wrestling would be sick.
Would love to wrap a chair round Toad's melon head.
Wasn't there a Mario Teaches Typing (Mindscape/Broderbund)?
Some areas Interplay released it.
I'm actually glad they all got canned, they all wouldn't have benefit Nintendo anyways and may likely flopped. Donkey Kong Racing does seem kinda interesting though.
Spikers was a new one on me, didn't know that at all. The rest however, yeah, knew those all existed.
Never knew about cancelled "Mario goes to America". Thank god they didn't make it, Mario is Missing is awful enough.
I´m little sad about Mario Spikers, I hope they would reconsider it. Mario wrestling would be just too awesome.
A Mario game with live video footage would have been sooo bad. Even if educational. That is a terrible idea.
@Shugo If I remembered, the game was to show how many pixels can fit onto one screen at a time...basically to show off what the Gamecube could do...at least that's what I remembered when they showed it in Nintendo Power and E3 in that year.
I'd still love to see a Mario Volleyball game (not the Sports Mix titled one), but just a fun adventure-type volleyball game with the mario characters! I'm still hoping for a Mario Golf game for the consoles again too (it's been since Gamecube...not including the 3DS version). I'm also hoping that they make a new Mario Baseball game too (loved the one on Wii) and how about a Mario Skateboard game...or even Mario Football! Could be interesting to bring some new kind of sports titles to the NX!!!
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