The lights are on
Normally we don't post news stories about flash games, but Super Mario Crossover
is so well-made we had to take notice. It's the original Super Mario Bros., but in addition to the titular plumber you can play as NES-era Link, Mega Man, Samus, Contra Guy (a.k.a. Bill), and Simon Belmont.
It's not some half-working attempt, either. From what we can tell, it's the entire game (we've played through four worlds so far), and it works perfectly with any character. Some are better than others (Mega Man's fire upgrade and charge shots are far superior to Simon's whip and axes), but they're all fun to play. It has all the little touches right - music changes based on who you're playing, sound effects for all the weapons and attacks are dead-on, and the power-ups are great.
Mushrooms give Mega Man his helmet/charge shot and Samus her Long Shot. Fire Flowers give Bill from Contra the spread shot and Link his laser sword and a new tunic. Not sure why anyone would want to play as puny Mario when you can run roughshod through Bowser with Samus's Wave Beam.
Try it out here and let us know what you think.
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They are just NOT letting you into that Vault, are they?
Whoa, this is trippy!!
no... way... You can't possibly top this brand of awesome! This would make a great Wii Ware game.
Just finished playing it, and then I come across this article. It was an awesome tribute and game to be sure.
Wow this is cool!!!
SWEETEST GAME EVER!!!
Its like everything ive ever wanted...ever!
Nice I wont to play!!!
Well there goes my whole day. Going to play through with Simon because I'm a real man.
this game is legit!
Yeah, I know what you mean. I'm at work right now and I'm about to have the most unproductive day ever.
That is so epic! I'm going to need to try this.
Nice XBLA addition?
Quite possibly one of the best flash games ever!!!
That was great, what a fun game with all the new characters, I wonder what Mario 3 would be like with those characters.
How long until some lawyers swoop down?
What a great idea...Bill has to be the best character to use. the spread gun i easily one of the best weapons ever made.
That's pretty cool, but would be better if you could download the game to your computer.
I might spend more time playing this at work today then being on the GI website.
Mega Man is the best one to play as.
Great flash game.