I’ll grab it just because I’m a huge Super Mario fan. Heck, if Super Mario Bros. didn’t exist, I probably wouldn’t be posting here right now.
As it is, I’m a 33 year old man in Super Mario pajamas posting this right now, even though I had no idea the direct was today. The franchise is synonymous with my childhood and my love of the medium in general.
But with that said, I still have a pixel-perfect setup for playing all of these old games, and I prefer to enjoy them on original hardware. And I was a little miffed that Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island and Super Mario Galaxy 2 were not even included in the montage at the end. They also skipped NSMB2, Super Mario Land 2, and Lost Levels in the montage. Kind of bizarre when you think about it.
I think the most exciting part of this direct was the Battle Royale version of SMB, and the inclusion of new content in NSM3DW - one of the biggest issues I had with that game is that it ended far too quickly.
My biggest gripes though are the fact that some of these titles are only available for a limited time. This is TERRIBLE. Why even do this? It makes no sense. Especially the battle royale game - why take this offline in a few months after launching it? Leave it up at least a few years Nintendo. MAN.
I’ve never been so bummed by a Nintendo Direct before. Giving fans limited time content is absolutely my biggest pet peeve as a retro-gamer.