Why do kids not like Mario anymore? This question reflects a deeper cultural shift. While Mario and Zelda were once the most popular video game characters, a new generation of gamers has a more independent view of the mascots. While Mario remains a popular hero, younger kids have been drawn to more rebellious characters, such as Sonic, who challenged the video game status quo. This shift is largely a result of the popularity of modern video games, and it’s hard to see why Mario and Sonic have fallen out of favor.
For one thing, the relationship between Mario and Princess Peach is less romantic than we’d like. While Peach is no longer interested in Mario, she still shows a deep devotion to the princess, despite her disinterest in him. It’s no wonder that Mario and Princess Peach haven’t had the same impact on kids as they did in the past. After all, in the original Donkey Kong arcade game, Mario was the Jumpman, and Donkey Kong introduced him to the world.
While the first Mario cartoon remained true to the original games, the movie twisted the plot. It became a cheap, crude parody of other movies and series. Moreover, children aren’t as enthusiastic about Mario today as they used to be. That’s why a new generation of gamers are embracing the franchise. And that’s a very good thing. For children to love Mario, you should make it entertaining.