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Reddit user shares fanmade concept/renders for a Super Mario (American) Football game

MajorMane

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Reddit user u/SyBro recently offered a unique take on a concept of a Super Mario Football game:

I feel like the Mario Franchise is in that unique position where it can make virtually any sport accessible to a wide range of demographics. It kinda breaks my heart to see those sports go to waste as part of the wii sports mix, or as a mindless minigame in Mario Party.

So this is what I'm thinking of:

you have Nintendo's Star Characters starring as Quarterbacks, each with their unique skillshot, kinda like in Power Tennis. They'd have limited uses and activate like the power shot in strikers?
  • I'm thinking of a Burning Bullet Pass for Mario, which can shove, like, one opponent out of its way to get to the receiver.
  • Bowser Jr. could use his Clown Car ejection as in his 'Up B' form SSB, to avoid getting sacked and to be able to place a clean shot from above.
  • then you have the Wall-Luigi to block a path for your Running Back, Warios fart for Pocket Presence, Diddy Kong's banana-curved throw, ...
As for the controls, personally, I think a GC Controller would be best. The buttons variety in shape, size and color make it easy to spot open receivers and get your pass on to the right guy.

Gamemodes:
  • Classic 11v11, Arcade gameplay, no more than the basic rules apply
  • Item based 6v6. ?-boxes could be placed on a passing route, and completing a pass on that route gets you the box. As for the defenders, how about sacking the QB?
  • Coop: Second Player picks a star player to play as the Tight End. I think that makes for the most varied gameplay.
https://www.reddit.com/r/nintendo/comments/4fdis5/lets_talk_about_super_mario_and_football_as_in/

Additionally, he put together some 3D renders that really paint the picture of this sort of game:

http://imgur.com/gallery/Xe5eg

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Personally, I'd love to see this sort of game come from Nintendo. Combine the charm and accessibility of the Mario franchise with the sport of football, and they might be able to differentiate themselves from a series such as Madden a la Super Mario Strikers style.

What do you guys think? Would you like to see a Super Mario Football game? What other sports do you feel Nintendo could tap into?
 
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Damn, that Reddit guy went all Make Believe on this.

I think it looks pretty rad; would love to see this happen

Though there's no way Nintendo would obscure the character's faces like that with the face masks
 

Sheentak

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That's amazing really want this. I love sport games so much but last 5 years they have turned towards sim instead of arcade game play making the games inaccessible.

I would kill for a Mario vollyball game, it's like a more advanced version of the tennis games
 

collige

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I would play the shit out of this.

The film grain on these renders looks terrible though. Very un-Nintendo-like.
 

Miker

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Looks really cool. It's too bad that the Mario sports games haven't been quite up to their usual standard in the 3DS/Wii U generation (at least, that's my understanding).

That said, Bowser Jr. looks like he has boobs popping out of a low-cut shirt due to the coloring of the jersey with shoulderpads beneath.
 

HStallion

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Honestly I'd play it. Would probably be a lot more pick up and play friendly than the mess that Madden has turned into. Though I will be the first to admit I haven't played a Madden game in depth in years.
 

The Albatross

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Looks really good, though dont know why he did the grain filter on a couple of them. Tons of work put into it, looks great.
 

BitStyle

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I'd play it. It would be a refreshing alternative to the usual American Football games available. I really enjoyed Sports-mix too, so if they could add some fun gimmicks to the formula, I think it could be pretty fun.
 

mantidor

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This was Retro's first game if I'm not mistaken. It was scrapped more because Retro initially was horribly managed and not because Nintendo didn't like the idea, so I don't think is that impossible it might happen in the future.

Mario and Sonic at the 2016 Olympics has rugby at least.
 

SolVanderlyn

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You know, something about those renders and portraits strikes me as much more reminiscent of the N64 era Mario style if it were carried into HD than the more recent, slightly cutsier Mario stuff.
 

PSqueak

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I like the idea, if they make it more like Blitz and NFL Street with a dash of Strikers Charged and the cast of the baseball game on the wii, it would be perfect.
 

Soi-Fong

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I would play the shit out of this.

The film grain on these renders looks terrible though. Very un-Nintendo-like.
That's not film grain. That's noise from the way he rendered this which was probably in VRay or something of the sorts.
 

kunonabi

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It still boggles my mind that they spent the last years just rehashing Tennis and Golf instead of finally doing a football game. Hell, they made two Eyeshield 21 games so it isn't like they don't have a framework and ideas to build off of.
 

NYR

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This doesn't exist because Nintendo is a worldwide company - no one cares about American Football outside of Canada and the U.S. They could easily make another golf, kart, or tennis game and appeal to a worldwide audience which equals more $$$.
 

jaypah

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All damn day! Especially if the roster went more towards Smash, with characters from multiple series.
 

Ashby

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A Mario football game could be absolutely huge. Especially if they went big on marketing it during NFL games. All the "bro" type guys I know that love Madden and Mario Kart would be all over this.
 

LQX

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I would actually play a Mario football game over Madden. No fucking way it could be worse.
 

Enforced

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Looks pretty cool. I hope Nintendo will do something like this someday. lol
Edit: also lol Toad with the referee cap.
 

PSqueak

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This doesn't exist because Nintendo is a worldwide company - no one cares about American Football outside of Canada and the U.S. They could easily make another golf, kart, or tennis game and appeal to a worldwide audience which equals more $$$.
Mexican here, i don't care about tennis, real football soccer, or baseball, but played the shit out of the mario version of those sports.

The general public loves the shit out of any sport that is given the arcadey, power up Mario treatment.
 

-Horizon-

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Ok, I kind of want this now. And why would it matter if their faces are slightly obscured by their helmets? You can still tell what character they are, especially since they're color coordinated.
 

Plinko

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We still should have had a Mario Bowling game for Wii. I'm still bitter about that lost opportunity.
 

DownGrader

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Mexican here, i don't care about tennis, real football soccer, or baseball, but played the shit out of the mario version of those sports.

The general public loves the shit out of any sport that is given the arcadey, power up Mario treatment.
However, there is a precedent of Nintendo not releasing the second Mario baseball game in Europe because of poor sales of the first one.