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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 2.5
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 2.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.0
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.0
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 2.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 2.3
Overall User Score (11 votes) 2.7

Critic Reviews

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Defunct Games (Mar 18, 2006)
Hotel Mario was the first in what could have been two games for the CD-i featuring the plumber and his bro, Luigi. While Mario's Wacky Worlds never saw the shining light of completion, this title did, but spun its tale of tragedy in the Mushroom Kingdom via puzzle oriented hotel crashing. Not particularly bad; one of the more playable and enjoyable titles available for the CD-i, but far from the polished gameplay of Nintendo-based Mario titles (minus Mario is Missing and Mario's Time Machine, of course).
With around 85 stages it'll take some beating and new baddies ensure that your strategies have to evolve as the game progresses. However, it's not very rewarding for youngsters, so you might want to pass this over.
The game sounds simple enough, go through several levels while banishing Koopa Troopas and other enemies. However, this is quite addicting stuff and it is strongly recommended you use the joypad for max enjoyment.
Oldies Rising (Aug 05, 2008)
J’avoue avoir commencé le test de ce jeu avec une certaine appréhension, un Mario développé par Philips pouvant faire peur en termes de qualité. J’ai cependant été agréablement surpris par ce titre qui, sans valoir un Mario Bros, s’avérera être un bon divertissement malgré ses défauts. Hôtel Mario est probablement la seule licence Nintendo correctement exploitée sur le CDI, au contraire des atroces Zelda. Dommage cependant que l’épouvantable qualité des séquences vidéo fasse tant baisser la note…
Retro Game Reviews (Aug 07, 2015)
Hotel Mario is a well-thought out game but it's not perfectly executed and can be a maddening experience. If you're a fan of tough arcade-style titles you might enjoy this but others will likely tire of its repetitive and generally frustrating gameplay.
The Video Game Critic (Jul 02, 2002)
Hotel Mario's graphics are decent but nothing spectacular, and each level is introduced with a low-budget cartoon cinematic. Upbeat music plays constantly throughout the game and it does get annoying before long. Hotel Mario is easy to learn but supremely difficult to master. Although there are only seven hotels, each has ten stages that all look and play pretty much the same. I felt like I was playing the same stages over and over. It's no classic, but if you're looking for arcade action for your CD-i, you could do far worse.
This one is definitely recommended. Like the bulk of the CD-i's game library, it was a bit of a throwback to a different era gameplay-wise. Though nostalgia didn't begin in this millennium, did it? Wait a minute? Does this make the CD-i the first console for retro enthusiasts?
GamePro (US) (Sep, 1994)
This game is fun, but you'll soon be bored. Younger kids will need some adult guidance to overcome the tough challenge. Mario maniacs might want to check out this Mushroom Kingdom, even if they just end up watching the cartoons.
Retro Gaming Magazine (Jun 03, 2016)
Hotel Mario may not be the best game on anyone’s list but it is far from as bad as it is made out to be. Get over the license and just give the underlying game a chance. It is not perfect but it still can be quite fun in short bursts (I would not go on a 24 hour binge of it).

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