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j_mac457
02-23-2005, 11:05 PM
Some one just told me there is a petition going around to get Mario a star on Hollywood blvd…. stupid if you ask me, he’s a bit outdated they should get somebody who has done some more recent good games… hell, even the new link would probably be better… just my 2 cents.

shmoove
02-24-2005, 08:56 AM
I don't think it's a good idea not because I have anything against Mario (it's a fine franchise), but because when they tried to mix Mario with Hollywood the results were horrifying (http://imdb.com/title/tt0108255/).

shmoove

jkd
02-24-2005, 09:39 PM
Such a wonderful movie. Anyhoo, Mario symbolizes video gaming essentially, and the video game industry rivals Hollywood in its importance in American culture and day-to-day life. So Mario doesn't seem like a bad choice, really.

Alex Vincent
02-25-2005, 04:04 AM
Eh, he's already famous among geeks:
http://www.yikes.com/~pengo/8bit/

Courtesy of /.

delinear
02-25-2005, 08:10 PM
Damn beancounters :mad:

cfc
02-26-2005, 12:44 AM
Mario is the only major video game franchise that has survived as long without becoming totally mediocre (Sonic, for example, has been around one generation short of Mario but has become mediocre). If a video game character were to be added to Hollywood blvd., Mario makes sense.

I don't think a video game character belongs on Hollywood blvd. though. There is really minimal voice acting involved for Mario ("It's-a-me, Mario!" :rolleyes: ) and while his games have entertained many, I doubt his cheesy character has entertained anybody past extremely young childhood. Then again, there is something to be said for entertaining thousands of children getting started with video games.

jkd
02-26-2005, 01:14 AM
I doubt his cheesy character has entertained anybody past extremely young childhood.

The nostalgia compels many a college kid to play Super Mario World. And Double Dash or Smash Brothers Melee are some of the most popular games you see hanging around, next to Halo of course.

AaronW
03-11-2005, 11:39 AM
Perhaps they could bevel the Pong arena into a square?



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