Super Mario Bros. Crossover is getting a new version soon. There was a sequel to Super Mario Bros. released for the Sharp X1 computer in 1986. This new version adds those levels to the game. In addition, it adds more settings and music to the game, to make the levels look like they would have if they were in SMB2, 3, Super Mario World, Zelda, Castlevania, the list goes on.

The original Super Mario Bros. Crossover took the internet by storm a few years back when the creator, Jay Pavlina, posted a Let's Play of him playing the game. His humor got people watching the video, which made people want to play the game. You can see that here if you haven't. And if you haven't, you're missing out. Be warned, the language is vulgar:

The game is now in version 2.0, which has more settings and characters, but 3.0 seems to take it to the next level. Pun intended.

Jay Pavlina and the crew at Exploding Rabbit are also making an "original" game called Super Retro Squad. It was successfully funded on Kickstarter last year. I say "original" because it's based on SMBC, with characters like Manni and Lanzo, two German Miners who find themselves in the Asparagus Kingdom and have to save Princess Apricot. It's obviously staying true to the roots of the characters in SMBC, but this gives them the ability to actually make some money off of their work. From what I've read, development is going to kick into gear after SMBC 3.0 launches.

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Gary_Butterfield wrote on 04/29/2013 at 10:22pm

These games are great. Really illustrative of how your verb set in a game is just as important as level design.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 05/01/2013 at 03:35pm

Added to my backlog.

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