I never thought about it until Mario Sunshine was released. Then, I was like "Hmm... Maybe Mario should retire after this one." Even with the release of that game I still have faith in good ol' Mario; he provides great games even though some are less fun than others. Should Mario ever hang it up? Not necessary because of Sunshine, but ever. Does he ever have that certain point where you hang his character up and retire it, or is he the type of character that you recycle every so often for the newer generations?