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This is a simple little Mario adventure. Arrow keys move, X to jump and Z for special (can be rebound by clicking the menu button in game). There are 8 levels in one world with 4 different power ups, including Mushroom Mario, Fire Mario, Liquid Mario, and Magic Mario. In addition, there are two vehicles in some levels, the Jackhammer and the Mario 'Copter.


Halfway through this submission, I lost all desire to work on it. This is not my first game, and as I continue to sink months into these monsters, I yearn to work with my own ideas rather than someone elses. Mario can never be 'my' character, and while I think it's great to parody things to get yourself going into something like this, at some point you have to depart and use your own inspiration to create something. And I don't want to score points and fame just because i'm using ideas that are familiar to people.

Having a non-completed project was stunting my drive to commit to any new ideas, so I forced myself to go back and finish this up. That's why things aren't well polished in some areas, and keep in mind this game was suppose to span 3 worlds, not one. Still, I think the physics are the most forgiving of any Mario game and I think there's something to be enjoyed from it.

So, it is what it is. Hope you guys have fun with it.

Edit: Added in better height from wall jumps and fixed a few glitches.

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i can't wall jump on the fences and pipes cave! why?

It's a great game, though it is impossible to get past the beanstalk level, and the wall-jump is a bit too hard to do.


Dude I absolutely love this game!

This game is like "Old Mario Bros", but different too. I like the way you have taken the classic Mario games and made them into something different than they are today. Something weird happened though. I got a mushroom, got hit straight after and transformed into... Toad?! I think that was a good little Easter egg you added :). Imagine what Sonic the Hedgehog would be like in this style... *wink*

Berkman responds:

Spores turn you into a mushroom man (1 hit point). Mushy Mario can float if you hold jump, so it's not a total downgrade.

Mario 1, 2, 3 and World all had a very different feel and tried new things, and if you aren't trying new things well... what'd be the point? The newer Mario games all look and feel the same to me and look like they are geared towards kids rather than teenagers.

I'm very dissatisfied with this game, partly because I realized these aren't my characters and the games are at risk of being taken down. I don't have the free time to make games for free anymore... Still, it's cool this one's slipped under N's radar.

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3.88 / 5.00

Apr 23, 2011
9:42 PM EDT
Action - Platformer - Hop and Bop
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