Talk:List of Mario references in third-party video games

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Name Change[edit]

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Is List of Mario references in non-Nintendo video games more appropriate page name than List of Mario references in third-party video games? - Infinite8 08:49, 27 July 2017 (EDT)

Listing of Platforms[edit]

I would like to ask: something that was inconsistent is the listing of platforms, as some of them lists the platform of the game, but others left out the description. Some even go with a vague "Multiplatform". What is the standard? Winstein (talk) 01:29, 14 December 2018 (EST)

Splitting pages[edit]

With the increasing amount of licensed Mario crossovers and cameos in games nowadays, I think it'd be a good idea to follow Zelda Wiki's example and split this page into two: one listing licensed Mario cameos (such as the alternate Mario costumes in Tekken Tag Team Tournament 2), and one listing unlicensed references (such as the off-brand "Mario" character in The Simpsons Game). --Bee Kirby (talk) 15:30, June 16, 2019 (EDT)

Elytra[edit]

Currently the Elytra from Minecraft is listed as a reference to the Wing Cap. I attempted to remove this on the basis that gliding in video games isn't an obscure concept, but it was reverted because they have the same mechanic of swooping up and down to gain momentum. I still don't really see this as an intentional reference though, and I've played other games that have gliding items with identical mechanics (specifically all three editions of Disney Infinity and Lego DC Supervillains come to mind). I'm convinced this is just a common video game mechanic and not intentionally a reference. Of course, this could easily be settled if anyone finds anything from Mojang developers specifically mentioning the Wing Cap as an inspiration for the Elytra. Thoughts? --MK8DX Waluigi Icon.png Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 14:42, June 20, 2020 (EDT)

Exactly, I think this entry is pretty weak. A loose concept using similar controls to something that appeared in one game doesn't seem intentional to me, and I can't find any developer comments or such relating the Elytra with the Wing Cap. I'd say to remove it. PMCS Mustard Cafe Sign.png Scrooge200 (talk) 15:02, June 20, 2020 (EDT)
Well, I was able to find a tweet by one of the developers just before the Elytra was revealed comparing a "secret upcoming feature" to Mario 64, so I guess we can keep it since they at least acknowledged the similarity. --MK8DX Waluigi Icon.png Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 15:27, June 20, 2020 (EDT)