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Super Mario Bros. Z (Episode 1)

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Jan 8, 2016 | 4:07 AM EST
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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.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

12:41 omg why


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is one of the most amazing things in the entire world to me. I loved the original series, and this takes it to a whole new level. It's beautiful, it's exciting, and I love every second of it. I still watch it daily on YouTube. What I think would be the next step to take for episode 2 is to make the sprites more complex, especially in closeup shots, because when they were right in your face, they were hard to look at because of how pixelated they are. And this is a normal thing you see in full on animated cartoons. When you get a closeup shot, they put more detail. That's one way, and in other cases, you can do the hand-drawn shots, which accomplish the same matter. Even the hand-drawn shots (a couple of them) were a little pixelated though. If this is fixed in the second episode, then this will be just perfect in every way imaginable! Oh! One last thing: in order to make it so that the credits animation isn't as obscured, make it so that all credits fade in and fade out, instead of them appearing and disappearing instantaneously. And it was great how you credited Monty Oum ad that other guy at the end, but seeing real faces is jarring with animation. There's still an authentic value to having their heads there, but again, fade in and fade out. You never actually get to even see the last chaos emerald appear on screen. Those are the only peaces of criticism I have. You can't improve perfection.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I almost cried for nostalgia watching the opening, thank you so much Alvin Earthworm! I remember years ago when i was a child watching the original series thank you again for remaking it!
PD: sorry if any error, my english is not very good


Rated 5 / 5 stars



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great series. I think this would make a good RPG game. (I have nothing bad to say about this!)

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