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"Super Mario Runís Not-So-Super Gender Politics"

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By failing to update Super Mario for a contemporary audience, Nintendo is lagging far behind the Walt Disney Co., one of its closest American analogues. Disney’s film “Frozen” subverted and reinvigorated the fairy-tale princess movie; “The Force Awakens” gave us a female Jedi. Super Mario Run doesn’t even try.

In isolation, there’s nothing wrong with princesses or baking. My daughters love those things, too. But Super Mario Run relegates its female characters to positions of near helplessness. Peach and Toadette become playable only after you complete certain tasks, which makes the women in the game feel like prizes. (To be fair, the same is true of a few male characters.) Worse, should you then use Peach to defeat her kidnapper, Bowser, you’ll discover that neither Mario nor a kiss is waiting for her as a reward.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/opinion/super-mario-runs-not-so-super-gender-politics.html



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Joke article, right?



To be fair, I'd love a sequel to Super Princess Peach!



I want to shake the hand of the writer.



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I was starting to wonder when will the first nonsensical complains about the game will come, and wow this one is quite dumb.



                                                                                     

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Hey...they made Link into a girl. Give them some credit!



KLXVER said:
Hey...they made Link into a girl. Give them some credit!

Sexist. You need to be educated on the subject.





LurkerJ said:
KLXVER said:
Hey...they made Link into a girl. Give them some credit!

Sexist. You need to be educated on the subject.



Yeah, Id fuck her, but not my first choice...



Frozen revolutionized princess movies? Seriously?

Mulan>>>>Elsa

No comparison. While everyone in frozen was a stupid brat, mulan went ahead and changed history. She didn't solve some stupid love problem. She went to save her father, and ended up not only saving china, but also helped create a stepping stone for women. Her love with the general wasn't forced, and it brought an example of relations which are realistic (i.e imperfect).



Anyways, what a bad complaint. Adding peach in the beginning won't magically bring millions of women to buy the game.



 

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