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Super Mario Spikers Was Apparently Cancelled Due To The Nature Of Its Violence

Super sleuth Tamaki is at it again and this time he has unearthed some information regarding the canceled Super Mario Spikers by Next Level Games. The game was presented to Nintendo along with an early playable prototype for the company to play through. It was a hybrid of both volleyball and wrestling but with more of an emphasis on the wrestling part. However, it turns out that Nintendo weren’t at all keen on the level of violence that was depicted in the game. One of the examples is that the characters could hit downed opponents in the wrestling segments which Nintendo apparently described as “dishonourable”. Therefore the game sadly never saw the light of day.

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    1. No. This is just fucking retardation on Nintendo’s part since even Japan has wrestling organizations. Wrestling is not just a western thing.

  1. Oh bullshit. Was there blood? No. Cursing? No. Drug references? No. Sex/Nudity? No. Overall, NO! Old school Looney Toons and even Tom & Jerry were more violent than those games and THEY WERE SHOWN ON T.V EVERY DAY! Cut the crap Nintendo. You just killed your hardcore audience way too many times to please some fucking brats who are already looking at you like the pinnacle joke of video gaming. Nobody takes you seriously anymore.

    1. Not to mention that you got Smash Bros. which involves punching faces in, kicking, using GUNS, swords, explosives and shit. That game somehow isn’t violent? Fucking hypocrites.

      1. This has already been explained by Nintendo. The premise of SMB is that the characters are actually toys therefore the violence is justified unlike an actual Mario taking hits for mere sake of sports.

        1. That’s honorable since you’re still able to fight off stage and it’s all about skill. If anything, it’s been regrettably nerfed since Melee

      1. If you ever get in a fight with a bigger guy than yourself, and you happen to get him on the ground? You better hit him when hes down, otherwise he’s gonna get up and kick your ass…

        There is nothing dishonorable about hitting someone when thier down. Thats exactly how you end the fight.

        1. I’d rather lose than win dishonorably. Hitting someone when they’re down is really low and winning a fight isn’t worth turning into the villain.

          1. I’d rather beat them while they are down then have them get back up & fucking end my life. It does happen in a fight, y’know.

              1. More like you’d loser honorably as he gets up & slits your throat. Or in the case of someone in the United States, just gets up & shoots you in the head with a hand gun. In a life or death situation, fighting honorably is either for people that can actually fight & defend themselves or for idiots that have a death wish.

                1. lose* Fixed.

                  You’re positive outlook on life is cute. It’s also foolish.

    2. crybabies like you make me laugh so much.
      keep the good job LOL
      since i saw you going ape shit due to the lack of voice chat on splatoon, let me say some words that maybe your brain can understand: 1 million copies sold, even when crybabies like you went on rage due to the lack of voice chat. I understand your point about giving us OPTIONS, but fuck, the game sold LOL!!!
      If you don’t like a game, don’t buy it, don’t support it.
      I do not think the violence in smash bros is explicit, i want to know what kind of violence Next Level Games had in mind for mario spikers. Generally, all Mario games are hilariosly violent in my opinion.
      if you want violence, look for the “2 guys one hammer” video and thank me later LOL

      1. I mean, when i see the part where the yoshies are fighting , made me think some feminist would be angry if they see female characters under a “submissive” situation :-/

      2. Wow. Splatoon hitting 1 million in like what? One fucking month? When Smash Bros., MK8 and even the first Metroid Prime in the U.S. lone did better than that within DAYS.

        I’m so whimpering right now..not. XP

            1. Still crying?. Just let people have their fun. I sold my ps4 it feels like masturbation: it’s good but it does not bring satisfaction to its fullest. I just sold it, i left the ship.
              Just leave Nintendo, they say they are listening but we see the results (barely) long years later, the best example is earthbound. I kinda suport what you say though i am happy with the games i own. Most of the time rants do not work and i am sure you are smart enough to understand. I prefer to watch from the shadows and be veey critic of the things around.
              I am not that bad, there’s a kiss :***
              Stop the tears

              1. If you don’t own a gaming PC to go along with that Wii U, I’d say you just made a huge mistake. Lol.

                1. My pc is for what it is: working. in the days of world of warcraft it was a big distraction.
                  Unfortunately for you, i spend excellent weekends playing mario kart 8 and/or smash bros on my flat with my friends. Splatoon is good, though i do not play online very often…
                  in your world: yes, i made a huge mistake. Hope it helps you with your sleep LOL

                  1. It didn’t help me sleep. You gave me nightmares. Selling that poor little PS4. He didn’t deserve it! XD

                    1. Not happy with it, had to sell it instead of going to rant on websites like smart people do… oh, wait…
                      I prefer the ps2 though the gamecube has the best versions of killer 7 and resident evil 4.
                      For me, the Wii U is the best for weekend reunions.
                      I am curious, why do you refer to the ps4 as “he”?. Are you thinking on someone else?

                    2. I was talking about the PS4. I was joking. Anyways, if you don’t like it, that’s fine. I understand everyone has different opinions. But are you sure you don’t want to upgrade that PC into a gaming PC? :P

                    3. But you could’ve used that money you got from selling the PS4 towards upgrading it. XD

      3. 1 month? Oh, because they didn’t market the shit out of the game so much that they threw it down people’s throats.

        Sadly nintendo didn’t do that for fucking donkey kong tropical freeze, Bayonetta, and W101. They just market the shit out of their fucking kid games. Nintendo can suck a dick, I’m selling my Wii U and getting a p4 and batman, street fighter, project cars, witcher, grand theft. Real games that aren’t scared to give gamers a real challenge instead of 3 hit bosses and fucking little paint shooters instead of real guns like COD.

    3. A quick word to Nintendo………..
      LIGHTEN UP ALREADY!! JEZUS KHRIST’S GUYS!!! C’MON!!!

      You can learn a thing & Take a page out of Disney. It’s called changing with the times boys & girls!! If you want Mario to remain “the choir boy” then base the game on “ALL NINTENDO BAD GUYS!” This would be a cool idea for every Nintendo villian to be in this video game with special appearances by other video game franchise villains.

      Bowser along with ALL HIS KOOPA KIDS
      Wario & Waluigi
      Gannondorf
      Koopas & Turtles (red & green shelled)
      Dark Pit
      Sephroth of FF7
      Eggman
      Dr Wilys Robots
      You get the picture!! All the villains baby!! No rules!! No honor!! Just some old fashioned dirty wrestling mixed with soccer.

  2. All right, that’s it! Dishonor! Dishonor on your whole family! Make a note of this: dishonor on you, dishonor on your cow…

  3. >>>Just like moving forward with the “theme” in Fire Emblem If, it’s time to get rid of honour and pride garbage, it’s a primitive pathetic outdated garbage that must also be erased from existence at once>>>

    1. Damn, sounds like a certain computer has gotten a virus and burned out a few chips. What’s with your aggression anyways? Have you not been programmed to love?

  4. They could have easily toned down the violence… Nintendo, stop being an ass and get with the times.

  5. wow. if this is their idea of violence then they’ve taken the word pathetic to a whole new level. could have been a good game.

  6. It’s a shame though that they didn’t even try to make a new IP rather than give up after being told they can’t use Mario for this concept.

  7. Not really shocked since they took peach out of punch out for violence against women. I think they saw waluigi’s attack and thought about females most likely.

  8. The violence is very un-Mario, so I can understand that. The violence seen in Smash Bros. is a little more cartoony and slapstick based. Even that being said, just how are wrestling moves supposed to be incorporated into volleyball? Rugby sure, ut I can’t wrap my headround how that works. That’s an ambitious, yet poorly though-out concept from Next Level.

  9. Nintendo has great properties and they make great games, they also have others work on their properties and they make great games as well. This backroom stuff is wicked interesting — it’s great to hear that there are developers who are pushing Nintendo outside of their comfort zone, even if it always doesn’t work out.

  10. A quick word to Nintendo………..
    LIGHTEN UP ALREADY!! JEZUS KHRIST’S GUYS!!! C’MON!!!

    You can learn a thing & Take a page out of Disney. It’s called changing with the times boys & girls!! If you want Mario to remain “the choir boy” then base the game on “ALL NINTENDO BAD GUYS!” This would be a cool idea for every Nintendo villian to be in this video game with special appearances by other video game franchise villains.

    Bowser along with ALL HIS KOOPA KIDS
    Wario & Waluigi
    Gannondorf
    Koopas & Turtles (red & green shelled)
    Dark Pit
    Sephroth of FF7
    Eggman
    Dr Wilys Robots
    You get the picture!! All the villains baby!! No rules!! No honor!! Just some old fashioned dirty wrestling mixed with soccer.

      1. I hate the sport (in real life, I hate ALL sports). Mario Golf and Baseball are the ones I love.

        1. Yeah, I feel the same way. I really don’t care about sports in real life. Especially not Golf because it looks incredibly boring. But I had to pick up Mario Golf World Tour day one. For some reason, Mario makes Golf look way more fun than it actually is.

  11. ahhh. am not really surprised with nintendo’s stupidity anymore.

    1. Ah, you are the guy of the disgusting veedeos. Personally, i do not support something i do not think is right. Why? It’s a waste of time and money. It is better than going on rage like you are on your period and throwing rants like a bitch. Just leave the ship sink.

  12. Nintendo, you are retarded. I guess you don’t realize that wrestling is actually a thing in Japan. lol This explains why they aren’t throwing money at 2K to make WWE games for the Wii U.

    1. Don’t bother. The Nintendo Dick Riders will just use the bullshit excuse that “it’s just toys getting beaten in Smash!” Pfft. Like that’s supposed to make it any less violent!? That’s like saying the Dead Space animated movies aren’t violent because it’s all animated. xD Or that Looney Tunes violence is just between animated animals.

      1. Or, I got a better example, that some little girl making her Ken doll hump the Barbie doll & claim it’s not sexually vulgar. Ugh! The bullshit some people spew…

  13. I don’t care. Why is there wrestling in a volleyball game anyway? Why the hell does Waluigi need to stomp on Mario?

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