Really Good Parody Game
Kudos to you fine sir. You made a game that captures the gameplay elements of Super Mario Bros. with a (somewhat) timely global event. Removing the social commentary from the picture, the gameplay is smooth, the controls are fluid, and the challenge increases as one advances in the game. The small sprites make the game a bit frustrating, especially given the size of the game window. The sound effects are perfectly re-appropriated. Going back to the social commentary elements, the oil filling the screen to represent the timer is brilliant, and the enemy BP divers and subs drives home the point you are trying to make with the game. Only one question: if Mario has such amazing powers that he can survive swimming underwater and through oil without being scathed, why does he need dead fish to plug a pipe? Oh, wait, he's a plumber, he knows what he is doing. Never mind.