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Watch the fastest Super Mario Bros. game ever played

Watch the fastest Super Mario Bros. game ever played

The first video game I ever played was the original Super Mario Bros. I can't tell you the number of hours I spent playing the game as a kid. Even now, I'll go back to it. It's a nice way of returning to your roots. But regardless of how many times I've played it, I'll never play the game as well as Darbian.

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Nintendo explains why Super Mario Maker levels are deleted without notice

Nintendo explains why Super Mario Maker levels are deleted without notice

Nintendo's Super Mario Maker is a bona-fide hit for the Wii U, allowing players to let their imagine go wild to create game levels, then upload them online for others to play. Unfortunately, since the game's release last fall, Nintendo has been constantly observed deleting player-created levels from the online hub where they can be discovered, offering no explanations or detailed criteria about why they were unacceptable. The company has finally tried to address players' frustrations, posting course guidelines on a new support page.

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Super Mario World turned into Flappy Bird, all done by hand

Super Mario World turned into Flappy Bird, all done by hand

The one-hit wonder and addictive mobile game Flappy Bird was noted to have a few art assets quite similar to those of a Super Mario game. It was only a matter of time, then, that things come full circle. Popular for being one of the most hackable games, Super Mario World, the SNES version, has been modded through code injection to run a totally new level that plays like Flappy Bird, with the eponymous hero as the bird. While that might sound unexciting at first, the whole process was actually done manually through a series of carefully calculated moves, using nothing but a controller.

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The Joy of Mario Making, with Bob Ross

The Joy of Mario Making, with Bob Ross

Bob Ross is a cultural icon. Over the course of around 400 episodes of The Joy of Painting, he didn't just teach the world how to paint. He reminded us that we don't make mistakes, we just have happy accidents. Sadly, he passed away more than 20 years ago. But what if he didn't, and he taught us how to do other things?

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Mario Maker gets keys, locks, skewers, and a Super Expert mode

Mario Maker gets keys, locks, skewers, and a Super Expert mode

Nintendo has released many successful games over the years. And while some games do get updates once in a while, they've really stepped up their game for Super Mario Maker. Since it was released, Nintendo has rolled out two major updates for the game, bringing a host of new features. Plus, they keep releasing new costumes on a pretty steady basis. Well, today they've announced another big update.

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Star Kart mixes Mario Kart with Star Wars

Star Kart mixes Mario Kart with Star Wars

If you love Star Wars and Mario Kart, you will like this mash up of the two. The mash up is a fan made video that was created by Dark Pixel. The short YouTube movie reportedly took a year to make and the finish makes it look like a professional film. The places the characters in the film race are right out of Mario Kart.

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Super Mario Maker user creates a “computer” in-game

Super Mario Maker user creates a “computer” in-game

Move over Minecraft, there's a new kid in town. Well, as far as crazy and mind-blowing creations are concerned. While Super Mario Maker has indeed let a thousand creative ideas bloom, you probably wouldn't expect someone to create a computer right inside the game. A computer running inside a program running on a computer. Game-ception! Of course, given the technical and practical limitations, the "computer' is nothing more than a crude, and terribly tedious, adding machine, but still testifies to the creators genius. And patience, lots of patience.

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Nintendo launches Super Mario wallpaper Maker

Nintendo launches Super Mario wallpaper Maker

Super Mario Maker has no doubt been one of the best things to come to the Wii U. Until its release, the only way you could make your own Mario levels was with a complicated emulator. Well, now the gaming giant has released a new version of the Mario Maker, though you won't be able to actually play the levels you create.

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Mario Maker glitch allowed players to modify levels before playing

Mario Maker glitch allowed players to modify levels before playing

Earlier this week, Nintendo took down the servers for Mario Maker. This of course meant that you couldn't play any online courses, or upload any new ones of your own. Nintendo didn't provide any explanation, except for calling it “emergency maintenance” and later saying “adjustments have been made for a more pleasant gaming experience.” However, the real reason for it was a pretty big one.

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Nintendo will ban your Mario Maker levels if they’re not up to snuff

Nintendo will ban your Mario Maker levels if they’re not up to snuff

Imagine pouring hours into a labor of love, a creation all your own that you want to share with the world. Then imagine that one day that creation was destroyed, and save from recreating it from scratch, it would be gone forever. That's exactly the feeling that some Mario Maker creators are experiencing.

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Doom creator shares Super Mario 3 PC demo from 1990

Doom creator shares Super Mario 3 PC demo from 1990

Super Mario Maker has been out for about 3 months now, which means all kinds of people have been making their own levels. But what if I told you that one of the first custom Mario levels made by a non-Nintendo employee was made 25 years ago? And what if I told you that the people making it went on to make Doom? It's true, and we've got the video to prove it.

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Super Mario Maker level turns you into a Mercedes-Benz GLA

Super Mario Maker level turns you into a Mercedes-Benz GLA

Have you ever been playing a Mario game and wondered just how much easier it would be if he could just hop in a car and ride to the other end of the level? After all, those goombas wouldn't be much of a match for a few thousand pounds of steel. Well, if you've ever thought that this would be a great idea, then today is your lucky day.

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