The Hotel Mario is a puzzle video game created by the Philips Interactive Media CD-i in 1994 and produced by Fantasy Factory. Players control Mario, the Princess Toadstool to be found by going through seven Mushroom Kingdom hotels and hotels, every hotel is divided into stages, aiming to close every door on every stage. The boss fight against one of Bowser’s Koopalings ends in every hotel and culminates in a battle against Bowser.
Hotel Mario was one of four games with Nintendo CD-i characters; the other three were Zelda Legend games. There’s never been another Mario game, Super Mario’s Wacky Worlds. After reneging on an agreement for Philips, Nintendo licensed characters to create the CD-ROM Super Nintendo Entertainment System, a Super Nintendo entertainment system add-on (SNES).
How is the Gameplay?
Hotel Mario is a video game with a single screen. The player must look for Princess Toadstool’s Klub Koopa Resort, which was taken by Bowser, to control Mario or his brother Luigi in the two-player mode.
The game consists of six hotels with various stages each. The player should turn up and down elevators and avoid enemies by closing every door on the stage. As in previous games, Mario can step on most of the enemies, but some need to avoid changing floors or entering the open door. The player is fighting a Koopaling bass at the end of each hotel; the player is fighting Bowser at the final hotel. The game has several power-ups: The Super Mushroom allows Mario to take several hits, the Star Man temporarily makes him invincible and the Fire Flower lets him throw balls.
How did they Develop the Hotel Mario?
In 1989 Nintendo and Sony agreed to develop a Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES, for example), a CD-ROM add-on for full movement videos (FMV), and bigger games known as the SNES CD or the Nintendo Play-Station. Nintendo’s plans for the add-on had stopped until 1993.
As part of the agreement’s resolution, Nintendo authorized Philips to use Nintendo characters in his CD-i console, which resulted in three Zelda legend games and Hotel Mario. The Fantasy Factory Hotel Mario has been developed. The developers and testers were often old; the artist Trici Venola said that the test tester was “good old age”