I bet that every member of Friendcodes has either played or heard of Mario, well it has come to my attention that Super Mario, may be loosing his "superness". His first game changed the way people viewed video games, that and it's two sequels started a golden age. Super Mario World reinvented the mario formula, Mario kart started a spin-off series like no other. Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine gave players access to a whole new way of gameplay for fans and got them deeper into mario's world in a new perspective.
More into the future Nintendo brought back the franchise to it's roots in the two critically acclaimed New Super Mario Bros. Ds and Wii, and they went creative with Super Mario Galaxy back in 2007/8. But in the past two years no big things have happened to the franchise, Super Mario Galaxy 2 was good, but just continued where the prequeal left off and Super Mario 3D land just brought it deeper into 3D and nothing much. Then the franchise started bringing out/going to spin-offs like Mariokart 7, Mario party 9, Fortunate street, and Mario Sports mix, most didn't bring anything new. I'm not saying that Nintendo has run out of ideas, but what do you think could be done to innovate Mario once again?