Creator Of Philips CD-i Game ‘Hotel Mario’ Talks Getting Approval From Nintendo

“They were pleased as far as I knew”.

The Philips CD-i is one of the rare consoles that has the distinction of having played host to a few officially licensed Nintendo games. And not just any old Nintendo licenses, either, but Zelda and Mario. The latter of the two only got one game on the system — Hotel Mario, which is often considered one of the worst Mario games — but the creator of the game has shared some insight into developing a Mario game for the CD-i.

Executive producer and designer on Hotel Mario, Stephen Radosh, sat down with Games Reviews to talk about this often-derided entry in the Mario universe, made famous from its over-the-top animated cutscenes.

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