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[Poll] What Mario can't do?

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Mario is a plumber. He also recue princesses, can jump higher than anyone else, can have a brawl and win withot jumping on an opponent also, play tennis, play soccer, play baseball, play golf, race, and so on...

What mario cannot do? What do you think would be the next game genre featuring mario? Some kind of Halo like? Jet pilot? Rescuing Zelda?

What's your thoughts about mario? Is this rounded plumber at it's end as a gaming icon? Needs to be retired? Replaced? What can nintendo possibly do to make him last couple of years longer?
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Hell no. Mario rocks. From Donkey Kong to Super Mario Galaxy, I love 'em all. *Nintendo Fanboy*
I do like mario. But I personally think that mario has to go somewhere fast or he will ternish the companie's identity... What I mean is that an icon doing too many things will eventually, in the end, have nothing left to explore.
Nintendo has done a great job with Mario over the years, moving him from platforming to puzzles, RPGs, Kart racing, Sports, fighting and party games. He also made the transition from 2D to 3D seamlessly while setting the bar for all 3D games to come. Mario isn't going anywhere. Nintendo will continue to reinvent him as they see fit.
Looks like I have yet to see how they will make him fit after all these titles and genres.

Maybe a mario MMORPG? Why not? =p
Look at Mario and Luigi Bowser's inside story. Brand new game, reinventing an old IP. Old school platforming mixed with the mario rpg formula. It has some awesome skill-based challenges and a lot of unique puzzles. There are some really epic battles, and great dialog. Plus you get to play as bowser! finally.
haha yeah id like a game that you go capture Peach, and then in the sequel you have to save her.. again rofl xD
Having not played every game featuring Mario, I'm curious if there has been a game where Mario was ... well... showing off his skills as a plumber? I can't recall one off the top of my head =P.

Personally, I think Nintendo is and has been oversaturating Mario as a character. However, to their credit, they have managed to put him in mostly fun games. One thing they haven't done yet that has the potential for awesomeness is make a crossover RPG featuring all off the Nintendo characters.
@Linked713 I think your Halo idea would be a good example. I don't see Mario going first-person, and I don't see him going realistic or sci-fi shooter either. Mario is more of a third person throwing stuff at bad guys kind of man.
Personally the era is to mmorpgs. I would find it great to have a mario mmorpg, it would fit in perfectly and I would play xD
@SuperMustacheo a nintendo Kingdom hearts?
@GadgetArcrep Something like that except with a light hearted story that doesn't try to take itself seriously =)
Somehow I dont think an MMO would work as well as it could, as there is a somewhat limited range as what the Mushroom kingdom has to offer.
@SuperMustacheo I see Bowser as a Lead Villain. :3
Well it depends... There is so many lores with mario... I mean we can sum up every damn adventure games and make it a big freaking world. but this is just me... I sure see a lack of skills to use too.
I've always been a Nintendo fanboy and Mario is the best...but I'm playing one right now-Bowser's inside story, that is just not that great. That being said, I bought it because of Mario, still playing the thing because of Mario, and will probably buy the next thing Mario, even if it involves unstopping toilets in the slums. BTW, I'd love to see a MMO, just to see what they would do with it.
I am enjoying bowser's inside story really much on my side =)
@Linked713 Is there something specific that you are enjoying, or is it "just fun". I'd like to hear your thoughts.
The fact that the story is not only about the princess herself and playing as bowser brings a new direction to the game. Not only that you play as bowser but you also see his minions on another point of view (as you're not stomping them all the time). The change between the brothers and bowser is also fun. Overall that game gives me a huge change on the classic view of Mario Vs Bowser.
do you mean a crossover universe series? like Samus taking on Mushroom Kingdom, Link Taking on Planet Zebes and Mario taking over Hyrule?

That would be COOL!
@StondMoose I would totally play all of them.
@StondMoose Yeah. But whenever mario gets into another game it just never involve any storyline at all. I would like to see link getting ported (somehow) into a foreign land and randomly meet mario. Things like that would be hilarious
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