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by Drumstick » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:48 am

Victor Mildew wrote:My recent replay revealed there's a really odd lack of 'mario-ness' to the environments. You could replace Mario with a generic character and put him in a lot of those levels, and it wouldnt appear to be a Mario game.

Totally agree. I think the concept has its pros and cons, but mostly cons for me.

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PostRe: Super Mario 3D All-Stars | Nintendo Switch | Out Now | Only Available for Purchase until 31/03/21
by Jenuall » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:48 am

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Jenuall wrote:The real turnaround there would be that as a more informed adult you realised that all of B-T was trash. ;)

Inferior to other platformers on the system yes, trash no, ahead of its time, quite possibly.

It was definitely ahead of it's time in signalling the direction Rare's output quality was heading in.



In truth I don't mind the Banjo games, they're decent enough even if the second one is too bloated, but it is fun to poke fun at them ;)

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by Lotus » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:23 pm

Sunshine was so forgettable for me. Apart from Delfino Plaza, I honestly couldn't tell you which level was which, or even name a decent amount of them. They all felt the same to me, which massively affected the charm of the game, and just made it all feel quite 'meh'. For other reasons as well - not just the levels - it's by far my least favourite 3D Mario game.

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by Parksey » Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:24 am

I really liked Sunshine back in 2002, and mostly enjoyed it again on the Switch collection.

I thought it still looked great and it's the most distinct Mario for me, given that it's got such a unique setting. It's odd to say but I really like the sunny-ness of its visuals, and the colours of the water and sand (think the water textures are still amazing, and the sand also has a grainy, solid feel to it). It does, as Drummy said, feel like a holiday. I also like how you can see the other levels in the background of a stage as you play - it is a bit Dark Souls-y and adds to the feeling that this is an actual place.

The setting, whilst weird for Mario, gives it cohesion too. I get a bit sick of loading up a Mario game and the second world is a desert, the third is snow etc. The levels all manage a bit of variety with the single setting too.

However, I think that while the first half of the game has some excellent levels, the second half doesn't. Pianta Village and Sienna Beach are pretty naff. I've never liked them and could barely remember individual shines in them. The latter especially loses the open, sunny locales for cramped confines that the camera and movement are not suited for. It tries to replicate the SNES ghost houses with its hotel, but to no great effect. The game was clearly either rushed to meet a deadline or front ended with its best stuff. Often the early levels are the ones that get started first and therefore have the most time spent on them (quite a few games do this, as I thought Nuts and Bolts and Yooka Kaylee also had their best stage as their first).

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PostRe: Super Mario 3D All-Stars | Nintendo Switch | Out Now | Only Available for Purchase until 31/03/21
by Somebody Else's Presents » Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:08 am

imbusydoctorwho wrote:My friend brought about 5 copies from Tesco the other day to keep sealed, as he thinks the game is going to worth mint in years to come.
I don't honestly think it's going to sky rocket in value, maybe a sealed copy will go for a bit more, but I don't think a used copy will be worth more than your typical CEX pricing.


He's going to be really annoyed when Nintendo announce that it'll be going on sale again near Christmas.

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by Robbo-92 » Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:31 am

Going to try and see the credits on Sunshine today :dread: wish me luck :lol: Think I have about 9 or 10 levels required to unlock the final boss.

The FLUDD-less level wasn’t bad in Noki bay at all thank goodness, first level of Pianta Village though :fp:

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PostRe: Super Mario 3D All-Stars | Nintendo Switch | Out Now | Only Available for Purchase until 31/03/21
by Robbo-92 » Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:25 pm

Is it level 3 in Pianta Village that’s a rubbish one? One with the maze underneath as the topside is covered in fiery lava? No idea where to even go :lol:

Edit, Sunshine done (ended with 58 Sprites) :toot:

Now on with Galaxy :wub:

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PostRe: Super Mario 3D All-Stars | Nintendo Switch | Out Now | Only Available for Purchase until 31/03/21
by poshrule_uk » Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:32 pm

Just completeld Mario galaxy, Just need another 45ish stars to get to 120

Ridiculous how good this game still is


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