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What modernized Super Mario Bros. could look and play like

Previously, we reported on a fan-made video depicting a first-person perspective for Nintendo’s favourite mascot. Well, here’s another, this time from Youtube user Deloix, and viewed from a more traditional perspective.

Notice the blood as Mario annihilates Bowser’s koopalings. Is this the kind of Mario you’d want to play? Perhaps Nintendo could take a page from the timed bombs and the… um… dragon. Then again, perhaps not.

 

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  • crocodileman94

    What does this have to do with the Wii U?

    • YoG99

      This is what we, old farts, imagined back then when we played Mario :)

  • Rugmouse

    If only this was real. That way all those ‘mature’ gamers could play a Nintendo game with blood and gore like a real adult.

    Right?

    • Zombie Boy

      I’m not sure, whoever made this video forgot to include a save point every five seconds, and ‘mature’ gamers need those…

      • Rugmouse

        Oh absolutely – and when the going gets tough, you should be able to call in an air strike!

        • Zombie Boy

          Of course, this wouldn’t actually be gameplay, just a cutscene. The actual gameplay would involve pressing ‘start’ at the menu.

        • Adrian

          Ahh the good old days when you could not save in dungeons :). Or maybe only at 1 spot in the dungeon. What I especially miss is games where there was no autoheal outside of battle. Damn I hate autoheal, it takes the survival mentality out of all RPGs today.

          • JB

            The same goes for FPSes. If you get shot in real life, I can’t hide behind something to give my health time to regenerate…

          • Marcus Navarro

            What are you talking about? Of course you can! It worked for 50 Cent, didn’t it? :P

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            That was nothing more than luck. Lol.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I like auto saves. They’re useful especially when you have to abruptly stop because of a phone call or had to make a sudden errand.

      • thedeciderU

        hahahahaha

      • Jeffery02

        I always wondered how a “hardcore” game could be “hardcore” when save points are handicapped into it. I remember when “hardcore” meant that you would have to get that one friend to help you beat the game because you couldn’t do it.

        • Adrian

          I think hardcore gamer is a term coined to make people who spend their entire life playing video games feel better about themselves.

        • Zombie Boy

          I remember when ‘hardcore’ meant you’d see the first 30 seconds of the first level but no further (I’m talking about the Spectrum 48k days lol).

          • Decker Shado

            I have mused upon the idea of making a little chart explaining “hardcore” and “casual” not as how they are used, but what the terms actually mean, and how they apply to specific game styles or consoles.

            The crux is that while it’s very likely it would end up showing that Nintendo consoles are enjoyed by mature players, and offer plenty of hardcore gaming opportunities, the fact is most of us don’t give a rodent’s posterior about the labels anyway.

          • Zombie Boy

            I’m 35. I’ve owned pretty much every console out there at some point in my life, from the Binatone TV Master, right up to the Wii U. And there’s a reason I now own the Wii U and none of the others, and that is because I know Nintendo make the best quality, longest-lasting (in terms of entertainment) games.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Normally I would agree, but Nintendo isn’t the only company that makes great games. That’s a bold statement. Lol. I don’t care about Microsoft, but Sony makes some great games and are on par with Nintendo. While Nintendo sells more, it doesn’t make them the best either. Nintendo makes quality games, so does Sony and each are guilty of making horrible games in the past and even present.

            My two cents. Just to be fair.

          • Zombie Boy

            I guess it comes down to personal opinion. All I know for sure is that I’ve sold / part-exchanged a lot of Playstation games in my time, but never any Nintendo ones.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            That’s because a lot of people are into trading their games for new ones. Doesn’t mean it’s because they suck or weren’t of good quality. Nintendo fans or gamers alike don’t often do it. It’s a matter of choice. It doesn’t make them a better quality game, even if they are. :P

            I would say Nintendo games get more in store credit, but that’s more so because they’re not traded in often and are rare to be seen in stores for used. I’ve traded my Nintendo games in even, but that’s just me and I’m sure I’m not the only one. I’ve traded in anything if it meant some in store credit, Nintendo, Sony or Microsoft. Of course there are exceptions. I’ll never trade in my Mario Galaxy nor God of War games. Those are off limits.

          • Zombie Boy

            Like I said, personal opinion. I’m an old-school gamer, growing up with the likes of the original Super Mario Bros, Sonic The Hedgehog, Wonderboy, Final Fight, etc etc. Nintendo still make a lot of games in that old-school way, which I personally prefer. I could play one of those games over and over, whereas most modern types of games (FPS’s, for example) would get one playthrough and then never be picked up again.

            I noticed something change during the course of the XBox 360 / PS3 generation. It seems now that a lot of (but not all) developers are sacrificing quality for quantity. I don’t know if you remember the Sega / Nintendo days, but game launches back then were an event to be celebrated (remember Sonic Tuesday or Mortal Monday?) and those games had lasting appeal whereas now they are launched, often with bugs that need to be patched, and forgotten about just as quickly. I dunno, maybe it’s just people’s attention spans that have changed since then? But Nintendo still do things that old-school way, and yes it might take them longer than the other developers out there, but their games are usually worth the wait.

            And as you stated: “Nintendo games get more in store credit, but that’s more so because they’re not traded in often and are rare to be seen in stores for used”. Why do you think that is, if it’s not a sign of good quality and lasting appeal?

    • jay

      But weres da cussin? Mario needs to say “Shit” everytime he jumps.

      • Anthony Sibilla

        Super Tourette’s Bros.

    • LopsidedPasta

      One of the highest honors for a game is when it doesn’t need to be modernized.

  • Geoffrey Tasker

    this feels like a satire on unnecessary and gratuitous video game violence

  • Clel

    The dragon was Paarthunax! Fun fact, in the game Skyrim, he’s voiced by Charles Martinet, who also does the voice of Mario, Wario, Luigi, and Waluigi.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Aaaaaah! Love that kind of trivia knowledge. Thanks. :)

  • victor

    Blood and gore is not what super mario bros is about. But I like the art style more then the new super mario bros once which I find ugly.

  • Brandon Gardner

    The Modern version of super mario bros is NSMB and NSMBU….

  • bizzy gie

    *Reads title*

    Don’t we already have like 3 or 4 of those now?

    *Reads article*

    NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!

    This would NEVER be a Mario game.

    *Sees Super Mario ad*

    Ha! Ha! Quinky Dink!

  • Truthteller

    I am stupid

    • Marcus Navarro

      In the words of every single person on this site that dislikes you summed up in a clear and concise phrase:

      Duh.

    • Wii Uoops!

      That was rather sudden.

  • JBeauregard

    Great job!

  • RoboticLink

    That looks nice but imagine Mario with blood, it would ruin the entire game, Mario is supposed to be for everyone from kids to adults, not only teenagers

  • CaesarGood

    STUPID DUMB, A fan need to be made to blow that bullshit away…

  • Baum 「ツリー」

    A “modernized Super Mario Bros.”?
    I only see added bombs, blood and some flashy effects. If that’s how People imagine “mature games” I’ll stick with my “kiddie games”…

    • jay

      Agree this was garbage.

    • Jeffery02

      This is sadly what modern games have become. If it doesn’t have flashy graphics, the occasional explosion, or “mature” content, then people don’t call it modern or even hardcore. People have lost the true meaning of a real game and Nintendo suffers for it at times. Not to say that Nintendo is the only company to make true games, but they are definitely the largest source.

    • Ducked

      Very true. Blood and guts flying everywhere doesn’t make anyone mature. Only thing it can do for you is make you a mass serial killer.

      • Wii Uoops!

        Or a worker at a meat packing company.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Games don’t make a killer. If anyone’s a killer, they chose it on their own. It’s a different story if the person was already crazy to begin with.

        • Ducked

          Not for adults, but for stupid parents that let there kids play those games, I’m pretty sure it has some influence on them growing up.

      • Mario

        Nope! It’s the opposite!

    • Levi Johansen

      There was a time when hardcore ment difficult and engaging.

      The early hardcore games were mostly RPG/Adventure games and the Contra/Castlevania/Megaman-type games. Very difficult, for different reasons, cool and innovative gameplay and very engaging.

      Hardcore gamers used to be the guys who played most any genre and were open-minded to all kinds of gameplay and gladly took on new challenges and allways stribed to be the very best at every single game they owned.

      The hardcore gamers of today are locked to one or two genres (typically FPS). The games they play are usually not that hard (you will win from time to time regardless of your skill-level), filled with swearing, blood, sex/nudity and explotions. The hardcore gamers are not open to anything new and hates on most anything, even when they’ve never played it. Complaining and cheating are very common among these players too.

      I’ll stick to the real hardcore games, like Zelda and Monster Hunter.
      The Virtual Console is made by people who understand what hardcore gamers want and that good games are never too old to be played.
      Nintendo are the among the few people that understand what GAMING is about.

      • Marcus Navarro

        Hallelujah! Preach it, brotha!
        But in all seriousness, you’ve hit the head of the nail with that one. However, I think the term “hardcore” is quite objective today. I’ve always heard the term used for gamers that play tons of games. My view of “Hardcore” agrees with yours, but that’s how I’ve heard it used. I guess it’s to separate core gamers from casuals, but if that’s the case, then why not use “core” to do so?

      • The Clockwork Being

        I’m sorry but I will quote you as often as possible with this text everywhere on this site to trolls and everyone else.

    • Johny

      ^THIS !

    • Guest

      gtfo that was amazing. How would you not want to play that.

  • Zuxs13

    Nintendo Direct tomorrow at 10AM ET

    • FoxMulder900

      Source?

      • Zuxs13

        Nintendo Facebook page.

        • FoxMulder900

          Sweet :D

    • Rugmouse

      http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/archive/08-07-2013/

      Looks like they’ll be talking about previously announced titles – Wonderful 101 should get some play I’d imagine. They need to give that game some more love – it looks so good!

  • FoxMulder900

    The smoke effects from the pipes were nice, but the blood makes it less mature in my eyes. Beavis and Butthead would think it was cool though….

    • jay

      most “mature” gamers ARE Beavis and ButtHead.

  • TaintedXGamer

    ……Wow lol!

  • JeanPaul

    Minus the pointless blood, this would be cool as a little mini game for like $5-$10

  • david jarman

    Not once did I see fecal matter or chest dumping!!!!

    I’m on the wrong website!!!!

  • brandon braun

    wtf its like the opposite of mario it just like that no one would buy this this is very violent and fake

  • Zzenya A Thompson

    The Wii U saver.. as long as it’s not $9.99..

    • Mochlum

      It would be $10 for the first four worlds, then you would have to buy the rest as DLC. Well it IS a modern game.

  • Luffy

    harcore! there is blood in the game! *sarcasm*

  • Nothing5555

    Bah they could have left out the blood.

  • JB

    Take away the blood and guts, This could actually be a pretty cool design if not for a level or two in a Mario game.

  • Guest

    You want a REAL modern Super Mario Bros? Here it is:

    (However, Mushroom Houses have levels which are different from the original SMB game.)

  • Guest

    You want a real modern Super Mario Bros? Here it is:

    (However, Mushroom Houses have levels which are different from the original SMB game.)

  • Mochlum

    Why is nobody realizing that this is a satire of modern games? Not making fun of Super Mario Bros?

  • DragonSilths

    That was terrible.

  • LordiMcKill

    Now that… Was Awesome!

  • Merrfn

    Rated E for everyone :D

  • Nintendofreak

    kaboom?

  • omg hi

    It’s sad to see that even 11 year olds say Mario sucks..

  • Guest

    This looks great! I’d buy it NOW if it was true. Not that NSMB it’s not already a new modern super mario bros, but this one has a cool, creative and very nostalgic style. It makes me remember about fan made game trailers that I wish It was true like Majora’s Mask HD…

  • I_I

    hardcore= brutal difficulties
    What this guy thinking about is absolute rubbish. I hate how stupid wanna be hardcore gamers think nowadays

  • andré

    i thought the graphics looked modernized, all nice 3d rendering graphics. with shadows and lightning effects. am i the only one who can see the graphic change?

    the boms are the only thing i dont get. mario throws fire balls NOT boms!!

  • Elitepwnsface

    Looks good. I know everyone here bashes the shit out of this. But i like the style and calling that gore is all but laughable.

  • Elitepwnsface

    I sure hope to see a release of this. Looks sick. I like how everyone here is bashing it.