Sunday, November 18, 2012

Mario Hoops Needs to Return

This is the first of many editorials us writers here at Portable Platypus will be publishing. You can expect many editorials each month from myself and others. Reviews will continue to be our primary focus, but voicing our opinions is also important to keep our readers engaged.

With that introduction out of the way, who remembers Mario Hoops 3 on 3 for Nintendo DS? Probably not a lot of you as the game was not exactly a smash hit, but trust me I own it and love it. Aside from being your standard arcade basketball game with Mario and a couple Dragon Quest characters Mario Hoops had a really unique special shot that required you to draw a pattern on the touch screen in order for the shot to be successful. With the release of the 3DS and now of course the Wii U, it seems like Nintendo is just teasing us year after year with the potential of another awesome Mario basketball game. Honestly, how amazing would a new Mario Hoops game be on the 3DS and Wii U and the two would be compatible like the upcoming Monster Hunter and Super Smash Bros. games.

The bottom line is Mario Hoops 3 on 3 is a perfect use of the dual-screen controls that Nintendo is now known for and I need a new one running on their great new generation of hardware. A lot of people still do not understand why the Wii U is so awesome and a new Mario Hoops game would be a perfect demonstration as to why, just like it was with the DS. Of course, we also just flat-out need a new Mario basketball game, I mean we should not have to wait so long for a sequel to such an awesome and simple game!

I realize this first editorial was short and to the point but do not fear as I plan on pumping out a lot of these, many of which will be much longer.

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