BEST OF THE WEB: SUPER MARIO BROS CROSSOVER

Super Mario Bros Remix

Super Mario Bros Crossover is a fan made flash game that allows you to play stages from the NES version of Super Mario Bros as characters from different Nintendo games. It has been around since 2010, but if you haven’t played it since then you would be surprised by the incredible amount of inclusions that have been added.

To say a lot of love has gone into this game is an understatement. Every element has been considered and the recreation and fitting in of these characters has been done masterfully.

You can play the game here.

Character Variety

On the character selection screen you can choose to play as 10 different classic Nintendo characters, including Link, Samus, Simon Belmont and Mega Man. Clicking on any of these 10 characters will then allow you to select a whole gamut of versions of these characters and completely new ones, from Princess Peach to Tetris blocks! The amount of Mario and Mega Man versions alone would be enough.

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The many versions of Link

And these characters aren’t just reskinnings of Mario either. They each behave like their versions in their own games, with Kid Icarus shooting arrows and Ryu Hayabusa able to climb walls and throw ninja stars.

Then there is the fact that with each character the background music changes to their theme. Seriously.

But wait, there’s more!

On the main screen page of the game you can select the map set, which includes The Lost Levels, you can change the difficulty, pick the weapons the characters use and mix up gameplay specifics like lives, what happens when you get hit and enemy speed.

The character selection screen allows you to also change the skin of the stages to different versions of Super Mario Bros or other classics like Castlevania and Zelda.

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Playing as Samus on a Zelda skinned stage

You might be like me and enjoy every death, as each time you die you can change your character and see what they can do.

There are also different versions of the game out there. Some with different stages and some with even more characters, including one I found with a playable Batman. I’m not including the links here as some of the websites seemed a little dodgy. Google at your own risk!

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So much variety

Here at VERSUS PLAYER we love everything nerdy and want to share with you some of our favourite things on the Internet. Best of the Web is an ongoing series where we do exactly that.

If you liked this you might like our previous Best of the Web picks, including Corridor Digital and James Farr.

Happy gaming!

Joe

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When not playing with the kids or pottering in the garden, Joe is jumping between console and PC gaming, watching anime or sci-fi, reading comics or seeking out a new addition for his R2 collection.

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