Take the 2-minute tour ×
Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. It's 100% free, no registration required.

After seeing this question, I began to wonder if the Nimbus race were featured in any other Mario games. I can see a common cloud theme throughout Mario games ranging from background clouds with eyes to Lakitu's Cloud. Does anyone know of any evidence that these are related?

Also, does anyone know of a tag that's related to the Mario series as a whole?

share|improve this question
3  
For whomever downvoted this question, can you please provide some reasoning in the comments? –  agweber May 5 at 19:57
    
Hey, that's my question :) –  ChaseC May 6 at 13:10
add comment

1 Answer 1

up vote 7 down vote accepted

Nimbus people haven't appeared in any other game even as an easter egg to my knowledge. They certainly haven't become as abundant as say Lakitus or other series mainstays.

A single lakitu appears to be in the thrall of King Nimbus, the "Royal Bus Driver" (that's a bus?). However there are Lakitu all over SMRPG and most do not appear to have any affiliation to the Nimbus people so I wouldn't jump to make any association beyond "Square/Nintendo thought it made sense for a Lakitu transport in a cloud land".

Note that, possibly due to Intellectual Property issues with Squaresoft (now Square Enix), almost no characters/species introduced in Super Mario RPG have crossed over into future Mario offerings, despite Paper Mario being a perfect opportunity as a somewhat successor and frequent fan requests for Geno in Smash Bros.

share|improve this answer
    
How cool would it be to see Geno use his star powers in a Super Smash Brother's game?! Wow...this needs to happen. –  ChaseC May 6 at 13:12
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.