It's just as good as others.
I feel like I've been spoiled by later episodes in this series, because comparing this first episode to episodes 3 and onward, it's garbage...
In any case, the sprite work is amazingly done for a first effort, the little things you've done with the brush/pencil are noticable, but don't really detract from my overall enjoyment of this animation.
Perhaps if decide to return to the series (Highly unlikely from what I can tell), it would be nice if you
could use voices for the characters instead of text, it kinda distract me from looking at what you've done with the animation itself.
Overall, a well made animation for an amazing series
You deserve a 4.5 star rating.
the animations are so awesome!
(This review applies to the whole series, not just episode one)
Super Mario Bros. Z is a decent attempt at mixing Dragon Ball Z with Super Mario Bros. and Sonic the Hedgehog characters. It's high on the action sequences, with my favorite ones being the airship fight, the island fight, and even the simply madcap race at the beginning! The action is slick, and really well-done for a flash animation. The effects are just amazing, and I even liked the motion blur.
The plot is engaging, but at times a little illogical. There are sadly, NO twists and turns, even though the series feels like a thriller at times. But whatever there IS, it's good and entertaining. The slapstick humor is also effective, and actually made me laugh out loud one or two times. PLEASE continue this series whenever you get time, it's one of the best sprite-animated action series on Newgrounds!
Awesome! Way better Story than any Mario Game up to now. Ever thought of a career as a Nintendo Developer ? ;)