M&L: Ultimate Attack

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It's been a while since I've uploaded to Newgrounds!

I tried a lot of new things with this animation. If you liked it, why not check out some other videos I made, or subscribe to my youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/Te rminalMontage

There are links on my profile/channel to my tumblr/twitter/facebook, whatever too if you want to check out on things I'm working on!

(Also, Mario's red is a bit brighter in this version of the video, in the Chrome browser. Almost orangeish, the NG player and Chrome seems to disagree with the red I originally chose! Watch in Firefox if you can)


Perfect escalation of action. It went from awesome to completely outlandish and absurd, in a good way. A sequel with Geno, perhaps? YES, PLEASE!

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TerminalMontage responds:

Thanks! And hopefully perhaps one day! :D

God I love Luigi being weird and frightening. The way those attributes escalate throughout the video and culminate in... _that_ had me in the fetal position by the conclusion(?)

I want to add that your work is always great. Even though one might tell the difference in animation practice or etc. between an older or newer project, you've clearly understood comedy the whole time, so it all stays a pleasure to watch.

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TerminalMontage responds:

Thank you!

Yeah I tried more frame by frame than my usual work, and different brush smoothness, which gave it that rough linework.

Talk about an apocalypse.
Is there going to be a sequel?

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Someone had to conjure up a Mario parody that blended surreal cosmic horror with an over-the-top DBZ attack sequence. And Terminal Montage went and done just that in "M&L [Mario & Luigi]: Ultimate Attack."

At first, the brother plumbers spot a dissident goomba and decide to execute a brilliant attack sequence that defies logic, but then it hurdles (or spirals) out of control and makes the whole damn Mushroom Kingdom call out for a hero from the stars.

The author blames the NG player for getting the colors on Mario just a bit off. It's a bit on the crude side, but there are some interesting graphical touches. For better realism, however, smoke-based particle effects when planets blow up would be more fitting. There are also plenty of voice-over talents who can pull off Mario and Luigi, so those ripped samples wouldn't be necessary and dialog could assist in the cartoon. Though it is played for laughs, establishing Luigi's dark side ahead of time via foreshadowing would have aided in delivering the message. For those not in the know, it seems like a random occurrence, that ending....

Though, to be honest, the sound direction and visuals are, overall, solid and fun. The art design is a juxtaposition writ large, what with CGI and animation ghetto quality flash, but it somehow works well in staving off the seriously horrific overtones and playing everything for laughs. There is also evidence of a planned sequel, so that's on the record as well.

In any case, this is a chance to reconcile somber fans of surreal cosmic horror to the friendly goofball world of Mario. Pretty fun ride while it lasts.

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This is, bar none, the funniest thing I've seen on NG in a looooooong time! The fact that we don't even see him beat the goomba at the end is the icing on the cake. Although, I might've liked to see the face of *ahem* the guy at the end to see if even he was "Luigi-fied."

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4.17 / 5.00

May 2, 2013
3:28 PM EDT
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