Mario originally had a gun.

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  1. Tempbot
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    [​IMG] Mario originally had a gun.

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    In early builds of Nintendo's classic platformer Super Mario Bros, the iconic plumber wielded a gun, creator Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed.
    [...]
    "The bullets wound up becoming fireballs later - we originally thought about having a shoot 'em up stage where Mario jumps on a cloud and shoots at enemies, but we dropped it because we wanted to focus on jumping action. The sky-based bonus stages are the remnants of that idea, you could say.

    "In the end, we realised that being able to shoot all the fireballs you want while running gave Mario too much of an advantage, so instead we had it so you shoot only one fireball when you start running."
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    "Since the game's set in a magical kingdom," he added, "I made the required power-up item a mushroom because you see people in folk tales wandering into forests and eating mushrooms all the time. That, in turn, led to us calling the in-game world the 'Mushroom Kingdom,' and the rest of the basic plot setup sprung from there."

    So there you have it: one of the cornerstones of the modern videogame industry was laid on a foundation of guns and hallucinogens. [/p]

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    Insert Italian mafia joke here.
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  4. injected11

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    Pyromancy > guns anyway. I'm really surprised I hadn't heard about this sooner. I mean, it's only been 2 and a half decades...
     
  5. tehnoobshow

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    Wow.. Imagine if we actually had a pyromaniac gun loving Mario
    *Ponderous Face*
     
  6. RupeeClock

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    Not that it never happened anyway.

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    Seems like Japanese Mafia boss "Fat Miyamoto" has been doing something behind our backs.
     
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    ROFL!
    It's weird that we never knew this before!
    I wonder what the games would have looked like [​IMG]
     
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    They gave sonic a gun and it didn't go too well
    mario is not meant to weld a gun
     
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    Mario himself is a big fluke. Alot of things like his image (ie The hat or facial hair) or powers were created on either limitations or concepts.

    But damn if I don't love that mistake [​IMG]
     
  12. RupeeClock

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    Wait, you put this on the frontpage but not Sonic Fan Remix?
     
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    Sonic Fan Remix is 'User-submitted News'.
    I see your point though.
     
  14. craplame

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    Wow, this is really interesting to hear. Why would a plumber need a gun in the first place?
     
  15. RupeeClock

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    So was this before it was pushed to Gaming News.
     
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    If he was to have a gun, Super Mario would have a bazooka? Starman would give a Sub Machine Gun?
    Somehow, reading this made the "The People's Mario" animation come to my mind...
     
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    I lolled when I saw this! Made my day.
     
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    Or maybe he wanted to plug someone full of holes.
     
  20. Arm73

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    I once had a Super Mario Bros game with Mario holding a gun:
    It was called " Batman ", by sunsoft for the GB ! [​IMG]