RELEASED: February 23, 1995
AVAILABLE ON: MAC, PC
DEVELOPER(S): Presage Software
PUBLISHER(S): Interplay Productions
Mario's Game Gallery is the last Mario game to date to have been produced without Nintendo's direct involvement, and the first Mario game ever to have Charles Martinet voicing Mario. I guess that kind of makes the game worth a look for the most serious Mario fan. At least it's not an educational game; it's a compilation of classic board and card games, with some serious issues that prevent it from being too fun even in its harmless nature.
"Mamma mia" this
|Checkers. Not really within my comfort zone.|
Mario's Game Gallery is kind of a last hurrah from some of the same people that plagued consumers with totally unnecessary and way less than lackluster educational Mario games for a good deal of the 90's; a truly harmless children's game, or rather a compilation of minigames which even adults could almost enjoy, provided they're in the right mindset (read: drunk). However, they always sucked at this job, and that reflects on the whole set in a lot of ways. The A.I. is shoddy, the mouse is a little on the non-responsive side, and my favourite game in this bunch, Yahtzee ("Yacht") is a very frustrating, stripped down version of the real thing.
|"MARIO, GO FISH!" Ggghhh.|
+ Finally, some decent children's entertainment
- Bad A.I.
- Stripped rules and Yahtzee criteria
- Mario never shuts up
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