#1 Posted by egg (1450 posts) -

Nintendo is going all out with 2d platformers with

  • NSMB 2
  • NSMB Wii
  • NSMB U
  • New Luigi Super U
  • Kirby Yarn
  • Yoshi Yarn
  • DKC Returns / DKC Returns 3D
  • DKC Returns Ice World
  • Kirby games galore
  • Mario vs DK series
  • Super Princess Peach
  • Wario Master of Disguise
  • and other beloved classics

so where's the new Doki Doki Panic aka SMB2? The game was actually good! We got Super Mario Advance but that was the end of it.

I can understand about it contradicting Mario series conventions; creating a singular identity and all that. (players will jump on an enemy and freak that the enemy doesn't die) But there is a simple solution to this, make it in a different franchise or give it a main character other than Mario -- such as Toad! Yes, imagine Toad starring in SMB2 Returns! Your thoughts on this please.

#2 Posted by Viney212 (103 posts) -

I love me some SMB2, and I like your idea of Toad starring in his own game. Toad and Princess were the two best characters in SMB2. Maybe something like the two of them going through a SMB2 themed game to rescue the Mario Bros?

#3 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4161 posts) -

Its their rainy day "stuffs not going so well at Nintendo-Land" plan.

I would rather a Super Mario Bros. 4/World 2, but eh.

#4 Posted by SteadyingMeat (1119 posts) -

I think Super Mario Bros 4 would be kinda cool.

#5 Edited by ShaggE (6341 posts) -

When The Year of Birdo falls upon us, that'll be the first project in the pipeline.

And it will fall upon us, mark my words. Great horns will trumpet from the heavens, and the sky will crack open.

#6 Edited by MariachiMacabre (7054 posts) -

@shagge said:

When The Year of Birdo falls upon us, that'll be the first project in the pipeline.

And it will fall upon us, mark my words. Great horns will trumpet from the heavens, and the sky will crack open.

That's planned to occur right after The Year of Fawful.

#7 Posted by ShaggE (6341 posts) -
#8 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7054 posts) -

@shagge said:

@mariachimacabre: I hope that doesn't interfere with The Fortnight of Lakitu.

God I want these things to exist so badly.

But you know who really deserves a year? Fuckin' Shy Guy. He gets no respect. He's the Rodney Dangerfield of the Mario universe.

#9 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1553 posts) -
#10 Edited by AndrewB (7501 posts) -

When does Goomba get his day year?

A game where you have to try to save the lives of all Goombas on the level from being stomped by Mario?

Mario 3D Land 2 is the 3D version of what you're looking for, so it's not hard to imagine them taking that formula back to "2D" for the next game.

#11 Posted by ShaggE (6341 posts) -

@mariachimacabre: Now that's an idea that I think we can all get behind. Shy Guys, after all, directly influenced the Scream franchise [citation needed].

Hell, I was a pretty shy guy myself back in those days, and prior to SMB2, I had no video game character to look up to and call my own. Okay, I had the mailbox from Zork, but everybody started growing concerned at how much paper I ate. The mask and robe I donned post-Shy Guy didn't soothe their fears any, but at least my diet improved.

#12 Posted by crithon (3081 posts) -

sigh

the fact there;s no doki dori panic 2..... I think that says enough

#13 Edited by Ezekiel (374 posts) -

I guess it wasn't very popular.

I don't think I ever defeated the first boss. I beat all the other Mario All-Stars games and the original versions multiple times (Except for The Lost Levels. I only played through that once.), but Mario 2 never appealed to me. I wouldn't be interested in a sequel.

#14 Posted by egg (1450 posts) -

ong Nintendo is making a new Yoshi's Island... Burn!!

Doki Doki Panic is like the kid who gets picked last at gym. So unfair.

#15 Edited by punkxblaze (2957 posts) -

Its their rainy day "stuffs not going so well at Nintendo-Land" plan.

I would rather a Super Mario Bros. 4/World 2, but eh.

So... you mean pretty much exactly what they should be doing right the fuck now.

#16 Edited by PandaBear (1308 posts) -

The 2D games are easier to make? I dunno, but look at it this way....

2007 - Super Mario Galaxy
2010 - Super Mario Galaxy 2
2011 - Super Mario 3D Land
2013 - Super Mario 3D World

I mean each of those games is a fully 3D Mario platformer and each of them has been hit critically and commercially ... I think one every few years is fine.

As for who stars in them, does it really matter that much? If Super Mario Galaxy 2 starred Princess Toadstool instead of Mario who would care? And they way it is now each character has a certain feel -- Donkey Kong games are usually harder (IMHO) and have more moving levels (mine carts, rocket barrels) plus animals to ride, Kirby is about changing your play style based on what enemies you're fighting, Mario is straight platforming with suits to mix things up, Yoshi feels more like exploring and ranged attacks...

tl;dr - If they make a new platformer starring a side character it should be a big departure from the Mario formula or it's not worth the effort and losing the built-in marketing that Mario brings

#17 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4161 posts) -

@blu3v3nom07 said:

Its their rainy day "stuffs not going so well at Nintendo-Land" plan.

I would rather a Super Mario Bros. 4/World 2, but eh.

So... you mean pretty much exactly what they should be doing right the fuck now.

Its just a little runny. Its still good! Its still good!

#18 Posted by Superkenon (1394 posts) -

It's not the Year of Birdo yet.