A question I've been waiting 6 years to ask.

#1 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

A month or so before the launch of the Wii, I was reading a magazine hyping up far off releases for the system, and one first party title in particular stood out and really made me both confused and slightly excited, so throughout the wiis lifetime, I have been waiting for this game, and didn't want to ask about it until the wiis allotment of games finally were announced and done. Getting to the point, I have waited 6 years to ask, whatever happened to "Mario rodeo games'?

#2 Edited by Seedofpower (3928 posts) -

Probably got cancelled. Japan trying to create a game about an American sport, where most of the people who buy their games are Japanese.

#3 Posted by egg (1455 posts) -

I have never heard of this game. But I immediately thought of the new Mario Olympics game since it has horseback riding.

#4 Edited by BisonHero (6393 posts) -

A quick skim of Google shows almost no record of this game's existence. The only thread I could find was mostly filled with cretins, but one person seemed to think that the Mario Rodeo game you're thinking of was only ever mentioned in the joke section of Game Informer. Perhaps you were too young at the time to realize they weren't serious.

http://www.neoseeker.com/forums/32039/t1077445-super-mario-rodeo/

Rodeo is just way too obscure. I mean, Mario Golf and Mario Strikers barely get releases a couple times a decade, and the sports they're based on are WAY more popular.

#5 Posted by AndrewB (7565 posts) -

Mario meet bull, bull, meet Mario?

#6 Posted by Gamer_152 (14065 posts) -

@BisonHero said:

One person seemed to think that the Mario Rodeo game you're thinking of was only ever mentioned in the joke section of Game Informer. Perhaps you were too young at the time to realize they weren't serious.

http://www.neoseeker.com/forums/32039/t1077445-super-mario-rodeo/

I'm guessing this is where the truth lies. I remember following all of the early Wii coverage very closely and don't remember any game like this, it sounds like the kind of thing Game Informer would absolutely put in their April "Game Infarcer" edition though. Even today that thing's still catching people out.

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