Well, both are forms of shooters, so still counts. Anyway, I don't think we will get anything close to shooter Mario anytime close. Spinoffs like Mario Rabbids have cartoon guns, but they aren't shooters.
Then why not third person shooter Mario instead? At least we can still see Mario's face.
Or, they could just do what they did with Doomguy and have a shot of his face at the bottom of the screen.
Well, we had Yoshi Safari on SNES.
That too. Forgot about it.