A few templates, mostly for my own easy-access purpose.
Mario Series Template Split Ideas
As it stands, the Template:Mario series is huge. Here's a few splits I had in mind.
How said section of the Mario template would look upon completing the splits.
|The Mario series|
|Donkey Kong • Luigi • Wario • Yoshi • Dr. Mario • Mario Kart • Mario Party • Mario RPG • Mario Sports|
The character who's much more interesting than his brother Mario.
|The Luigi series|
|NES||Mario is Missing!|
|SNES||Mario is Missing!|
|DOS||Mario is Missing!|
|Wii||Super Luigi Galaxy|
|Wii U||New Super Luigi U • Dr. Luigi|
|Nintendo 3DS||Luigi's Mansion • Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon|
|Nintendo Switch||New Super Luigi U • Luigi's Mansion 3|
Has enough pages to stand on its own. Also tossed in a couple of unlockable iterations because why not?
|The Dr. Mario series|
|NES||Dr. Mario (Prototypes)|
|Game Boy||Dr. Mario|
|SNES||Tetris & Dr. Mario|
|Nintendo 64||Dr. Mario 64|
|Adobe Flash||Dr. Mario: Vitamin Toss|
|Game Boy Advance||Dr. Wario • Dr. Mario & Puzzle League|
|Nintendo DS||Virus Buster|
|Wii U||Dr. Luigi|
|iOS/Android||Dr. Mario World|
Basically a copy-paste. Aside from the arcade games, no individual system had more than one entry and it never even glanced at the pre-GBA portables.
|The Mario Kart series|
|Console Games||Super Mario Kart (Prototypes) • Mario Kart 64 • Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (Demos) • Mario Kart Wii (Channel) • Mario Kart 8 • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe|
|Handheld Games||Mario Kart: Super Circuit • Mario Kart DS (Demos) • Mario Kart 7|
|Arcade Games||Mario Kart Arcade GP • Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 • Mario Kart Arcade GP DX|
Has more than enough pages to stand on its own.
|The Mario Party series|
|Nintendo 64||Mario Party • Mario Party 2 • Mario Party 3|
|GameCube||Mario Party 4 (Demo) • Mario Party 5 (Demo) • Mario Party 6 (Demo) • Mario Party 7|
|Wii||Mario Party 8 • Mario Party 9|
|Wii U||Mario Party 10|
|Nintendo Switch||Super Mario Party|
|Game Boy Advance||Mario Party Advance|
|Nintendo DS||Mario Party DS|
Also basically a copy-paste.
|The Mario RPG series|
|Super Mario RPG||Legend of the Seven Stars|
|Paper Mario||Paper Mario • The Thousand-Year Door (Paper Mario 2 Demo) • Super Paper Mario • Sticker Star • Color Splash • The Origami King|
|Mario & Luigi||Superstar Saga • Partners in Time • Bowser's Inside Story • Dream Team • Paper Jam • Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions • Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey|
A few ideas for this one: do I do a simple copy-paste (seen below), organize by system, or organize by sport?
|The Mario Sports series|
|Console Games||BS Excitebike Bunbun Mario Battle Stadium • Mario Golf • Mario Tennis • Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour • Mario Power Tennis • Mario Superstar Baseball (Mario Baseball Demo) • Super Mario Strikers (Demo) • Mario Strikers Charged • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Beijing 2008, London 2012) • Mario Sports Mix • Mario Tennis Aces|
|Handheld Games||Mario's Tennis (Virtual Boy) • Mario Golf • Mario Tennis (GBC) • Mario Tennis: Power Tour • Mario Golf: Advance Tour • Mobile Golf • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Beijing 2008)|
|Web Games||Mario Tennis: Power Tour - Bicep Pump|
NES "Series" Template
For several years after the NES' release, the first-party titles tended to have the same packaging style with each game under a specific genre (as it were).
This idea began to be phased out in 1987 and finally dropped after 1989, though their replacements ("[Blank] Game") were only used a few times; Nintendo dropped the idea entirely after 1990.
- World Class Track Meet wasn't given a "Series" label in its standalone release, but was put under Sports when Super Mario Bros. / Duck Hunt / World Class Track Meet was released with the NES Power Set in December 1988.
|The NES [Thing] Series games|
|Action Series (1985-86)||Balloon Fight • Clu Clu Land • Ice Climber • Kung Fu • Pinball • Super Mario Bros. • Urban Champion|
|Adventure Series (1987)||Kid Icarus • Metroid|
|Arcade Series (1986)||Donkey Kong • Donkey Kong Jr. • Donkey Kong 3 • Mario Bros. • Popeye|
|Education Series (1985)||Donkey Kong Jr. Math|
|Light Gun Series (1985-86/1989)||Duck Hunt • Gumshoe • Hogan's Alley • To the Earth • Wild Gunman|
|Programmable Series (1985)||Excitebike • Mach Rider • Wrecking Crew|
|Robot Series (1985)||Gyromite • Stack-Up|
|Sports Series (1985-88)||10-Yard Fight • Baseball • Golf • Ice Hockey • Pro Wrestling • Rad Racer • Slalom • Soccer • Tennis • Volleyball • World Class Track Meet|
One of my favorite genres. :) Deal, Feud, Jeopardy!, and Wheel have their own series templates, but this is more of a catch-all.
|The Game Show series|
|Arcade||Wheel of Fortune|
|Mac OS Classic||Wheel of Fortune: Featuring Vanna White|
|NES||Jeopardy! • Wheel of Fortune • Hollywood Squares • Win, Lose or Draw • Remote Control • Classic Concentration|
|Game Boy (Color/Advance)||Jeopardy!: Platinum Edition • Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Second Edition • Fear Factor Unleashed • Family Feud|
|Genesis/Sega CD/32X||Family Feud (Genesis)|
|Game Gear||Jeopardy! • Jeopardy!: Sports Edition|
|Nintendo 64||Wheel of Fortune|
|PlayStation||Wheel of Fortune • Wheel of Fortune, 2nd Edition • Family Feud|
|PlayStation 2||Jeopardy! • Wheel of Fortune|
|Windows/DOS/Macintosh||Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Second Edition • Deal or No Deal|
|Nintendo (3)DS(i)||Deal or No Deal: Special Edition|
|Wii||Deal or No Deal • Wheel of Fortune|
Most Americans probably know this as Plinko from The Price Is Right.
"It's called pachinko because the balls go pachink, pachink, pachink... Some of our people drink."
|The Pachinko series|
|SG-1000||Pachinko • Pachinko II|
|NES/FDS||Pachi Com • Mezase Pachi Pro: Pachiokun|
|Game Boy (Color)||Pachinko CR Mouretsu Genshijin T • Don Quijote ga Iku|
|SNES||Pachio-kun Special 3 • Nishijin Pachinko Monogatari • Nishijin Pachinko Monogatari 2|
|Satellaview||BS Let's Pachinko Nante Gindama 3|
GameCube Demo/Promotional Discs
Mainly, links to the various prototypes documented on this site. Any other games I'm aware of are listed for the sake of completeness. (Note that from what I can tell, the Nintendo GameCube Preview Disc is pretty much the same as the May 2003 demo disc.)
All discs are Interactive Multi-Game Demo Discs unless otherwise noted.
|The GameCube Demo/Promotional Discs series|
|October 2001||Demos: Luigi's Mansion • WaveRace: Blue Storm • Star Wars: Rouge Squadron II: Rogue Leader|
Videos: Luigi's Mansion • WaveRace: Blue Storm
|March 2002||Demos: Sonic Adventure 2: Battle • James Bond: Agent Under Fire • Bloody Roar: Primal Fury • Super Smash Bros. Melee|
Videos: Sonic Adventure 2: Battle
|July 2002||Star Fox Adventures|
|Version 7 (2002)||Metroid Prime • Super Mario Sunshine (I think)|
|Version 9 (March 2003)||The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker|
|May 2003||GameCube: Soul Calibur II • Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg • Viewtiful Joe • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell • Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut|
Game Boy Advance: Dr. Mario (NES) • WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
|Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Bonus Disc (2003)||Demos: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike • Sonic Heroes • Mario Party 5 • F-Zero GX • Fire Emblem (GBA; exclusive content)|
Videos: 1080° Avalanche • Kirby Air Ride • Pokémon Colosseum • Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles • Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup • NBA Live 2004 • SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom
|May 2004 (JP)||Kirby and the Amazing Mirror|
|Disc 18 (Christmas 2004)||Paper Mario 2 • Pikmin 2|
|Disc 27 (January 2005)||Mario Baseball|
|October 2005||Super Mario Strikers • The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction • Mario Superstar Baseball • Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness • Zatch Bell! Mamodo Battles|
Humongous Entertainment was a game company that mostly specialized in point-and-click adventure games for the PC, and then mostly for young gamers (hence their expansive "Junior Adventure" line). The games tended to have a consistently-high quality, with many very strange Easter eggs and hidden stuff mostly accessible only through adding certain lines to hegames.ini.
In 2000, Humongous' founders (along with many of the key employees who had created the different franchises and technology) left. In 2001, the company had to lay off more than half of its employees, stopping the Junior Adventure line in the process. Atari took over shortly afterward, and the quality of Humongous' output dropped drastically (although that's partly because Atari didn't give them much of a budget...or, it seems, time); the Junior Adventure division was shut down for good in September 2003.
While yes, these have their own templates, I played several of these when I was young. As such, this is here in case I want to find them online (whether to play them myself or watch someone else do so).