Super Mario Bros. Z (Episode 1)

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Greetings and a belated happy new year to you all. It's been a long time coming, but the first episode of the Super Mario Bros. Z reboot is finally here. I did want to release it sooner, but life tends to get in the way at times.

I can't believe it has almost been a whole decade since I started work on this series. For those who are familiar with the original version, this episode combines the events of the first two episodes. I had always intended for them to be one whole episode, but due to technological limitations at the time, I had to split them up.
Fast forward 10 years and now I was finally able to create the episode like I had always truly envisioned. Now with much better quality across the board.
My Youtube account will be my main profile for uploading these new episodes. But I figured I would also upload them to Newgrounds since this is the site where I first made a name in the animation community.

I'm hoping to give the rest of the series the same treatment. But for now, please enjoy the first episode of the reboot.
Thanks to everyone for your support and patience.


Holy fuck, this needs to be on T.V, Netflix, or hulu. There is nothing good for kids to really watch anymore i can't wait to show my son and niece when they wake up in a few hours. Y'all did an amazing job an if y'all is still making these shows, you need to be making good money for your time an effort. I rate it 10/10.

(Easily 5 stars, A Beautifully Crafted Video, The BEST sprite video I have ever seen, and I love sprite videos)

It's rare to see up-to-date professionally made sprite videos (Even though this video was uploaded in January 8, 2016. So about 3 and a half years ago, but I just seen this, still currently #15 on the all time top list of Newgrounds)

*Warning Some Spoilers*

Extremely good graphics, thus far my favorite video with sprites used, which in my opinion is a huge statement, considering there's thousands of sprite videos on Newgrounds (And on the internet) with lots being professionally made. Mario and DBZ in one? What isn't there to love. Lots of Mario RPG elements in this video including sprites from Paper Mario, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Super Mario RPG and the Mario & Luigi series, which I really like. This video even includes Super Smash Bros. sound effects and arena style. Lots of scenes with really nice, unique effects and also nicely used sound effects. I have to say though, the scenes that would zoom in (And there was a lot of scenes that would zoom in) looked outright terrible sometimes, but I guess there isn't much you can do because it's a sprite flash video with it's own unique effects, overall well done. The well done special effects makes the poor zoomed in quality look pretty good, in it's own unique way, feeling fresh. I noticed some scenes had there own art in it, those looked really nice as well. Metal Sonic and Metal Bowser? Cool idea of the metal shroom. I would like to see the metal shroom come back, but this time maybe have someone else become metal, such as Wario and Waluigi. The over powering Metal Bowser was a fresh idea. The cape feather was cool, transforming Mario into Cape Mario, making him a lot faster and stronger which was a pretty dope idea. You had some pretty funny scenes with some pretty funny sound effects as well.

Overall, EASILY the BEST sprite video I have ever seen, and also one my top favorites of Newgrounds flash videos thus far.


one word to describe:excellent.

Nice animation! But it already 2 years and there still no episode 2.

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4.64 / 5.00

Jan 8, 2016
4:07 AM EST
Comedy - Parody
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