Sega's fucking weird Mario spoof revealed.

#1 Posted by TooWalrus (13258 posts) -

Do you remember the teaser site featuring only a pixel blue mushroom? Well the timer has reached zero and the game has been revealed. But I don't know what the fuck I'm looking at! The Japanese site can be found here. At first the rifle-wielding cowboy doesn't seem like a Mario game at first, clicking around the site makes me wonder. Click on the blue mushroom, and you will hear the Super Mario 1-up noise, but in a different key. Also, clicking on some of the characters will show very Super Mario Bros. 1 looking castles and flags... Can someone who understands Japanese make this clear to me please?  Because I'm so lost here.

#2 Posted by DXSSI (266 posts) -

It's not just a Mario spoof, it's supposed to be a send-up of the entire 8-bit era of video games.  Of course it looks an awful lot like Super Mario Bros., since it defined the 8-bit era.

http://www.joystiq.com/2009/01/21/poles-big-adventure-segas-countdown-to-reveal-8-bit-wiiware-t/

#3 Posted by Endogene (4741 posts) -
#4 Posted by TheHBK (5563 posts) -

Fuck SEGA, man I used to love them.  Now look how they treat Sonic, a fucking kid's merchandising vehicle to sell a cartoon.  It used to be we watched the cartoon because of the games, not that we bought the games because of the cartoon.  SEGA used to make such great games and with great care, they used to be like Nintendo where a game from them was carefully made and if it was bad, then it was a 70% game.  Crazy Taxi, Bass Fishing, Sonic, Phantasy Star, ahhhh, come back Sega, come back!

#5 Posted by TooWalrus (13258 posts) -
TheHBK said:
"Fuck SEGA, man I used to love them.  Now look how they treat Sonic, a fucking kid's merchandising vehicle to sell a cartoon.  It used to be we watched the cartoon because of the games, not that we bought the games because of the cartoon.  SEGA used to make such great games and with great care, they used to be like Nintendo where a game from them was carefully made and if it was bad, then it was a 70% game.  Crazy Taxi, Bass Fishing, Sonic, Phantasy Star, ahhhh, come back Sega, come back!"
Ha, I've got a cousin who is big BIG into Phantasy Star Universe. Man I don't get why, that MMORPG is horrible, man.
#6 Posted by Endogene (4741 posts) -
TheHBK said:
"Fuck SEGA, man I used to love them.  Now look how they treat Sonic, a fucking kid's merchandising vehicle to sell a cartoon.  It used to be we watched the cartoon because of the games, not that we bought the games because of the cartoon.  SEGA used to make such great games and with great care, they used to be like Nintendo where a game from them was carefully made and if it was bad, then it was a 70% game.  Crazy Taxi, Bass Fishing, Sonic, Phantasy Star, ahhhh, come back Sega, come back!"
What does sonic have to do with this? Sega looks like it is trying to do something new here and i don't see why this is bad.
#7 Posted by jakob187 (21763 posts) -

I...can't read any of the shit on that site...so I don't care.

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