iPad The Mario of the iPhone?

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  1. AppAttack

    AppAttack Well-Known Member

    Hey guys!! This may have already been talked about (and maybe quickly buried?) being a somewhat silly question, but I must ask...

    What game do you think will be remembered as the "Mario" of the iPhone?

    Growing up, I remember hundreds of thousands of NES games coming out all the time but in the end, Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Castlevania...etc. withstood the test of time. Now that the iPhone/iPod Touch is quickly becoming the next big gaming console(?), is there any game(s) you'll fondly look back on, years from now while floating down the street in your hover car?

    Not that I ever beat it but I think Super Monkey Ball (and maybe Papi) will be remembered. What do you think?
     
  2. Stykman

    Stykman Well-Known Member

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    Bounce on
     
  3. K.D!

    K.D! Well-Known Member

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    The short answer?... there isn't one!

    I think, in my opinion, the closest the iPhone/iTouch has to a 'Mario' game at present would be 'Bounce On'. Sure, you control a little red ball, but it captures the platforming element more than any other at this current time.
     
  4. The Game Reaper

    The Game Reaper Well-Known Member

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    The Emerald Isle
    Rolando and Sway really stick out for me.
     
  5. Mchart

    Mchart Well-Known Member

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    Thats easy, Rolando. Rolando is the most visible game on the app store, and the most successful. Not that I think it's the best game for the iPhone, but it does have a certain polish that most games don't have.
     
  6. dmbfan1192

    dmbfan1192 Well-Known Member

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    Rolando and maybe but probably not iDracula
     
  7. wsifka

    wsifka Active Member

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    pocket god!:D
     
  8. VoodooVyper

    VoodooVyper Well-Known Member

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    Huh?!?! The only thing Mario and iDracula have in common is that they both have the letters a, r, and i in their titles.
     
  9. All of those games you mentioned endured because they were heavily marketed and ultimately made into franchises with iconic characters and/or highly memorable qualities that spawned numerous sequels, most of which are still alive today on modern consoles. To be a "Mario of the iPhone" a developer would pretty much have to meet very similar criteria. There aren't many games on the iPhone right now that could qualify. There are various flavours of sparks of it in the likes of Bobby Carrot, Toy Bot Diaries, Bounce On, and games like that, but they haven't achieved any sort of iconic status yet.

    However, if and when a game comes along that could very well be the iPhone's Mario, it's something we'll all pretty much know right off the mark.
     
  10. Maythius

    Maythius Well-Known Member

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    #10 Maythius, Apr 2, 2009
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    People when they say the "mario" of the iphone they dont mean just the best platformer... they mean that when you hear the word "iphone" the first game that pops in your head is the "mario." And its the game that open the doors of gaming on that platform, just as mario opened the doors for the NES.

    I'm probably going to have to say Rolando, because its the first well polished game that used all the capabilities for the iphone, and from what I could read, its going to be an on going series.
     
  11. yourofl10

    yourofl10 Well-Known Member

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    Touch Grind FTW
     
  12. Kris Jones

    Kris Jones Well-Known Member

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    I don't think this post is a game LIKE mario, but in the same league of legends!

    Hence Zelda, Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid, etc.
     
  13. Vinny554

    Vinny554 Well-Known Member

    Wow. I just love how so many ppl b1tch at me for posting a random post, but this gets acknowlegded....

    f*ckin @ssholes
     
  14. ObsidianKt

    ObsidianKt Well-Known Member

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    Agreed
     
  15. yourofl10

    yourofl10 Well-Known Member

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    Wow watch it buddy you could get banned....
     
  16. VoodooVyper

    VoodooVyper Well-Known Member

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    What a useless post, vinny. seriously, thanks for wasting my time.




    :p reminiscent?
     
  17. FilthyCanadian

    FilthyCanadian Well-Known Member

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    Please, shut up, and get off of here.

    You made a post about a game that already had a thread that was like 6 pages long.

    You titled that thread, "A sad day for a gamer" even know you kept stating how happy you were with your purchase, but kept telling us not to get you wrong.

    You still have stupidest spelled wrong in your signature. ;)
     
  18. Maythius

    Maythius Well-Known Member

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    and "stupidest" isn't even a word. "Most Stupid" is the proper use
     
  19. Big Albie

    Big Albie Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking where this thread is headed that Alien Abuse would be a good Mario of the iPhone.
     
  20. pante

    pante Well-Known Member

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    somewhere
    shouldn't this one be in lounge?
     

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