#1 Posted by SpudBug (631 posts) -

Thinking about Super Mario Land 1 and its side scrolling shooter stages - I wonder why Nintendo has never revisited this idea.. Kind of like how Mario Kart was for racing games, and Smash is for Fighting games.

I think a 3DS downloadable mario/nintendo universe 2d scrolling shooter could be bad ass.

#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (34667 posts) -

Wasn't that what Mario was originally supposed to be?

#3 Posted by SpudBug (631 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: A shooter? I'm talking like Gradius or Dodonpachi style.

#4 Posted by StarvingGamer (7585 posts) -

I'll play anything if it's a good game.

#5 Posted by Little_Socrates (5651 posts) -

Probably not, but if it were seriously recommended to me then I might check it out.

#6 Edited by TheSlothKing (326 posts) -

I just want another game like Super Metroid from Nintendo. To answer the question, yes.

#7 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4660 posts) -

Absolutely not. I don't think shooting fits the tone of Mario whatsoever. If nintendo wanted to make a shoot em up, they could create a new series. Or seeing how that would never happen, Star Fox.

#8 Posted by phrali (646 posts) -

i would totally play gears with mario skins and koopas instead of locust

#9 Posted by Spiral_Stars (456 posts) -

I'm pretty sure it's called Contra.

#10 Posted by SpudBug (631 posts) -

@ImmortalSaiyan: I don't think that Golf or Car Racing really fits mario either but they have done very well with those.

Eh, just an idea. Nintendo's short on new, unique stuff to do with their franchises. They used to kind of be more off the wall with side stuff like Super Mario Land and Zelda on the Game Boy.

#11 Posted by Clonedzero (3750 posts) -