• Bob*

    “One of the reasons the N64 was met with so much hype and amazement in
    1996 wasn’t just because there was a Mario at launch but because that
    Mario game was revolutionary at the time.”

    Hyped, yes. Succesful, nope.

    A lot of people tends to have their memories messed up and ignore the fact that, as hyped as Mario 64 was, it didn’t saved the N64 from the PS sales nor give it a huge push like other marios. 3D Marios are only accepted by geeks and otakus. 2d mario is accepted by everyone.