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Future Incarnation Of Super Mario Crossover Could Have More Characters

by Jeff Marchiafava on May 03, 2010 at 02:02 PM

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We were all blown away by Jay Pavlina's epic Flash-based Super Mario mash-up, but it's only a portion of what the talented programmer had planned for the game.

In an interview with GameXplain, Pavlina reveals that there were a couple more characters he intended to include in the game, which were cut mostly due to time constraints. "...originally there were nine characters, and I’d really like to get these characters in at some point if possible. The other three characters were going to be Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden, Luigi, and the SOPHIA battle tank from Blaster Master. I also considered the guy from Bionic Commando."

Pavlina also revealed that he has even more ambitious plans for the future, and that he's not limiting himself to 8-bit games. "Actually, what I released is an unfinished version of the game, or sort of like a demo version. If everyone knew what I was really planning, I think they’d freak out even more. But I just released this version because I was going a bit insane from working on it for so long without anyone playing it, so it was sort of a necessity for me to let people play it and get some feedback. As long as I don’t get sued, you can expect more stuff like this from me."

We're actually surprised Pavlina hasn't been sued yet, but hopefully Nintendo will look at his game as a loving tribute, and not bring in the dreaded lawyers to kill the project. For more on this exceptionally cool independent game, check out Pavlina's homepage.