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Okay, Picture This: Mario's big 50th anniversary game. (though can preferably be whenever) It's basically Mario's equivalent to Sonic Generations and Mania.
I'll be a standard, full length eight world game, and they all revisit levels from several past 2D and 3D Mario games, except with a major graphical overhaul and a few tweaks in it's design, the same way they remade the retro tracks in MK8. You can use almost all of the powerups in the entire series and have levels mix and match enemies from other Mario games too.
A SMB3 level for instance might have powerups from the NSMBs inside the blocks, enemies from SMB2 or SMW alongside the originals. It could show signs of age, but age beuatifully, even if there's a billboard or hot air balloon of in the background.
Another big feature is get to play as dozen of characters from Waluigi to Diddy to Bowser. The game does also celebrate the Yoshi, DK and Wario series with special worlds dedicated just for them. You can have 4 - 8 players race through a standard level, and have even more players together in the more open 3d levels.
Almost every world has a hub world at the start of each map where many players can explore and play hundreds of recrational activities from kart races to PVP arenas. There's Toad Town, Cosmic Observatory, Defino Plaza, and even a new city hub based on NDC's concept art.
Take pictures of/with all your favorite characters, and even film movies with them with their own preset animations in any place in the whole game.
So how's dat sound? 😊
I'd take a Generations/Mania styled Mario game, flat-out, honestly.
I mean Nintendo is already pretty nostalgia-pandering with their 8-bit cameos, levels, callbacks, and everything, but we've never actually seen what they could do if they actually expanded on the worlds themselves in any way big way, either
It'd have to be a 3D only game, though. I love the idea of exploring old environments and beating levels that are as expansive/fleshed out as possible in 3D, but in 2D it'd just feel daunting tbh