Why the **** hasn't Nintendo made Super Mario Bros for iOS?

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2 years ago#1
http://www.cultofmac.com/226536/nintendo-wants-mobile-games-to-help-sell-consoles-but-still-wont-bring-mario-to-iphone/

Seriously, put a 0.99 price tag and you'll make the money you lost back. Now is not the time to be selfish Nintendo, you don't have many options at the moment....
2 years ago#2
Because some games controls suck on iOS?
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2 years ago#3
Baha05 posted...
Because some games controls suck on iOS?


As if mario was a complex game that couldn't be played on atari
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2 years ago#4
Baha05 posted...
Because some games controls suck on iOS?



We're talking a 2D platform, not a 4k game running on Luminous Engine....
2 years ago#5
Baha05 posted...
Because some games controls suck on iOS?


"Some"?
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2 years ago#6
Bissomoneybags posted...
We're talking a 2D platform, not a 4k game running on Luminous Engine....


Yeah and some 2D games would be pretty hard. Mario can be a pretty fast game for a 2D platformer and it only gets more complex when you go up the list.
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2 years ago#7
Bissomoneybags posted...
the money you lost...


They made a profit...
http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/04/24/nintendo-financials-show-a-tough-year
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2 years ago#8
Bissomoneybags posted...
http://www.cultofmac.com/226536/nintendo-wants-mobile-games-to-help-sell-consoles-but-still-wont-bring-mario-to-iphone/

Seriously, put a 0.99 price tag and you'll make the money you lost back. Now is not the time to be selfish Nintendo, you don't have many options at the moment....


Or they could do what Square-Enix does with their FF franchise, over price the games.
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2 years ago#9
The Mario franchise is far to profitable to do it. If they can still sell the NES games for $5 a pop on VC why lower the price for somebody else's device?

If they were to do anything I imagine it would by mini-game collections based on old Mario Party games. Or the Mini-games found in the Mario 64 DS cart. Or old forgotten franchises they want to breath new life into.
2 years ago#10
Cause they want to force you to buy their shoddy hardware in order to get access to their exclusive software.
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