Why even have a lives system?

#1Fusioncode99Posted 6/7/2012 9:21:11 PM
According to IGN... http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/06/07/e3-2012-new-super-mario-bros-2-gets-coin-rush-campaign-co-op?utm_campaign=ign+main+twitter&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

You get a new life every 100 coins completely destroying any challenge in the game whatsoever since you can now get 30 lives in every single stage.
#2vital_tundraPosted 6/7/2012 9:22:48 PM
Not sure, Mario games havent really needed lives since saves were introduced
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#3hyliamanPosted 6/7/2012 10:53:01 PM
Lives held significance when there was no save feature in Super Mario Bros 1-3, and Super Mario Land.

I'd rather go back to a shorter game with no save feature, but im most definitely in the minority here.
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