The Greatest Mario Game of All Time (?)

#1 Posted by emkeighcameron (1876 posts) -

All right. This needs some clarification before I start getting into the details.
 
First off, let me outline my condition during all the important phases of this game:
 
1) While I watched the Quick Look (which was awesome, by the way), I was drunk.

2) When I staggered down to my local Gamestop to preorder this game, I was drunk. 

3) While I was playing this game earlier today (and yes, it's 2AM here, I got it 2 hours ago because I'm buds with the Gamestop manager), I was drunk. 

4) I'm drunk right now while writing this.
 
With that out of the way, let me clarify my history with Mario. I have a PC and a Wii. I've never owned an NES or SNES, though I have all the old Mario games via Wiiware and I've played them all a lot, so I have a pretty good understanding of what they're like. I also have Galaxy for the Wii, and I thought it was an awesome game.
 
With 4 people playing, 3 of whom are decidely drunk, I have found NSMBW  to be the most entertaining thing since, well, ever. That's a pretty big clarifier, the drunk thing. Even Cabela's Dangerous Hunts is fun while drunk, but for this Mario game, I'm pretty sure being drunk is just a fringe bonus. 
 
What do you guys think? Is this awesome or what? If you don't have any friends (meaning you're just doing single-player) then don't bother answering, because it certainly is "an entirely different game" when you play it co-op (for lack of a better word).
 

 

 

#2 Posted by PureRok (4235 posts) -

No.

#3 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

If you need to be drunk to enjoy something, it is definatly not great. 
 
However, I do think that NSMBWii is unfairly downscored.

#4 Posted by Willy105 (4690 posts) -

Drunk? How can you possibly enjoy a Nintendo game when drunk? Sounds frustrating. Nintendo games are best played sober, so you can actually enjoy it.
 
Anyway, since I am more of a 3D Mario guy, I wouldn't say it's the best Mario ever, but reviews are saying it's the best 2D one.

#5 Posted by Alex_V (615 posts) -

It's a pretty tough ask. At least 4 of the Mario games are absolute classics. This game can't be in the same league almost by design, because games like Super Mario Bros and Mario 64 totally turned the whole industry on its head in their day. This is just a fun platform game.

#6 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4895 posts) -

AA > NSMBW for you.

#7 Posted by Gamer_152 (14078 posts) -


 

 


 

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#8 Posted by TooWalrus (13197 posts) -

Does it have Goomba's shoe? Raccoon tail? Hammer Bros. suit? Nah, it's not the greatest Mario game out there.

#9 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4915 posts) -

You should join a AA meeting.

#10 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6655 posts) -

#11 Posted by Atlas (2445 posts) -
@TheMustacheHero: Exactly.
#12 Edited by Brendan (7807 posts) -

Super Mario World was my favourite.   
 
After reading the other posts, I feel awkward for giving a serious answer.
#13 Edited by h0lgr (908 posts) -

Oh no, someone was drunk for a day. Go fuckin sob in a corner guys.. jeez.
Now about this game, it looks awesome. And getting drunk & playing it probably makes it 10x more funny, at least in multiplayer.

#14 Posted by OmegaPirate (5522 posts) -

I prefer the one with the jumping

#15 Posted by Vextroid (1401 posts) -

Super Mario World says hi.

#16 Posted by Blair (2506 posts) -

Super Mario World is by far the greatest Mario game of all time and is a close contender for best game of all time.

#17 Posted by Nuttycam (51 posts) -

Super Mario World is the perfect game. Don't say a game can't be perfect because Super Mario World is. The only way you are going to find flaws is if you actively  which is a stupid way to play games.  I have yet to plat NSBwii but if it's half as good as Super Mario World it will be a five star game.

#18 Edited by Snail (8606 posts) -

I facepalm'd.

#19 Posted by Cerza (1653 posts) -

Anything is fun while drunk/crunk/high. As another poster above me said, if you need to be drunk to enjoy something then it's really not that great. I found NSMBW to be lacking, uninspired, and the multiplayer just overly chaotic and not a lot of fun. Mario Galaxy is more fun to play when you're messed up and I still think Mario Bros. 3 is the best Mario game.

#20 Posted by MachidaX89 (72 posts) -

I would say the classics are better.
And it must say something that they brought it back to the 2D style of old when it came to the gameplay.

#21 Edited by Fbomb (1168 posts) -

Thing about drinking is, only people that are drinking WITH you at the time care about how much you've had to drink.
Also, NSMB Wii would be fun to play after a few drinks... but probably not enough to create an entire post devoted to it.

#22 Posted by Willy105 (4690 posts) -

I am completely against playing games while drunk. It would make everything seem worse than it is.

#23 Posted by Fbomb (1168 posts) -
@Willy105 said:
" I am completely against playing games while drunk. It would make everything seem worse than it is. "
Not true. You just need to play with equally inebriated people and not play a game where there are lasting consequences--like when I played Demon's Souls for an hour before going to bed after getting home from a pub.
#24 Posted by TripMasterMunky (2403 posts) -

Super Mario World is my favorite one.

#25 Posted by ThomasP (1656 posts) -

Super Mario Bros. 3 > Super Mario World

#26 Posted by Willy105 (4690 posts) -
@ThomasP said:
" Super Mario Bros. 3 > Super Mario World "
I respect your opinion, but you are wrong.
#27 Posted by ColinRyan (295 posts) -
@Willy105 said:
" @ThomasP said:
" Super Mario Bros. 3 > Super Mario World "
I respect your opinion, but you are wrong. "
I like your style.
#28 Edited by Whisperkill (2969 posts) -
@Willy105 said:

" Drunk? How can you possibly enjoy a Nintendo game when drunk? Sounds frustrating. Nintendo games are best played sober, so you can actually enjoy it.  Anyway, since I am more of a 3D Mario guy, I wouldn't say it's the best Mario ever, but reviews are saying it's the best 2D one. "

games like Mario Kart  and Paty are awesome drunk... or in any way intoxicated
#29 Posted by Dalai (7030 posts) -
@ThomasP said:
" Super Mario Bros. 3 > Super Mario World "
Right on! 
 
And the only game that should be played while drunk is Wii Sports. It's science.
#30 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

No where near as good as 1, 3 or World.
 
I haven't unlocked all the star coins yet, but really just didn't enjoy the game very much.  And I really don't understand all the praise for the multiplayer, which I found to be a total pain.  You just end up getting in each others way, accidentally stealing power ups, knocking each other off ledges, etc.  Not a fun experience.  I much prefered the single player, but aside from a few clever references to the old games, I found it to be a very underwhelming experience.
 
Perhaps because it was coming off the back of 'Splosion Man, which had a genuinely great multiplayer component, which really required a lot of thought, skill and most importantly.. the players to work together.
 
 

#31 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4895 posts) -

Now that I've actually played some NSMBW (first 4 worlds, actually) I'll put in my two cents. 
 
No, no it's not. Maybe it's just because I've played all of this before and the fun platforming doesn't strike me as awesome as it used to.  
 
Bottom line: You can't just keep releasing 2D Mario games Nintendo, they're going to have to die at some point... unless you actually reinvent how they're played.

#32 Posted by Willy105 (4690 posts) -
@Whisperkill said:
" @Willy105 said:

" Drunk? How can you possibly enjoy a Nintendo game when drunk? Sounds frustrating. Nintendo games are best played sober, so you can actually enjoy it.  Anyway, since I am more of a 3D Mario guy, I wouldn't say it's the best Mario ever, but reviews are saying it's the best 2D one. "

games like Mario Kart  and Paty are awesome drunk... or in any way intoxicated "
Not from my experience. You can't even appreciate the game itself.
#33 Posted by JonathanMoore (1858 posts) -

Maybe you er... give up the booze for a while...

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