Super Mario World Stories April 14, 2016

Some of the best SNES games of all-time hit Nintendo’s 3DS eShop: Zelda Link to the Past, Super Metroid, more

Some of the greatest SNES games of all-time are now available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop including Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid and Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest. This is the third batch of SNES games to make it on to the Virtual Console, but remember, they are only available to those with a New Nintendo 3DS. Previous titles included Super Mario World, Mario Kart and Earthbound, among others.

Super Mario World Stories August 26, 2015

These mesmerizing auto-Mario Maker levels will take you on the ride of a lifetime

With the highly anticipated release of Super Mario Maker just around the corner now, more and more interesting bits of information about the game are popping up. As if those sweet easter eggs spotted in the title screen and the impressive looking level creations we have seen thus far weren’t cool enough as it is, we can’t seem to take our eyes off these mesmerizing auto-Mario levels.

Automatic Mario levels are those that require the player to do little else but go right and watch as the beauty of Nintendo’s worlds unfold before your eyes. In some cases the player has to do nothing at all but watch as Mario zips through a very carefully created, almost choreographed level. In most cases, if you do anything other than what you’re told to do, you die.

You can see a few of these highly detailed automatic Mario style levels created in Mario Maker below:

For years this type of level creation has existed among modders and hackers of older Mario games. Here is a pretty fantastic one made in Super Mario World:

After the amiibo support, that awesome Mario Maker Wii U bundle and these roller coaster-like Mario courses, the game really can’t come soon enough. The chromatic music note blocks avialable to players in Mario Maker will surely be making some pretty amazing appearances in auto levels over the coming months as well.

Source: Kotaku

Super Mario World Stories June 23, 2015

Watch this speedrunner clear Super Mario World for SNES in 23 minutes while blindfolded

There is a thriving community of speedrunners out there that race through some of the best known games in history. There are many forms of speedrunning from finding complex glitches in the game world to zip past large portions of the experience, to tool assisted/emulator runs where gamers dig right into the code of the game. Super Mario World, originally released on the SNES, has been beaten start to finish, in less than 5 minutes using an advanced credits warp glitch, but just recently one speed runner beat it blindfolded:

While speedrunner PangaeaPanga didn’t even come close to the less than 5 minutes clocked by some of his colleagues, he did manage to clear the entire game blindfolded in just over 23 minutes. That’s right, Super Mario World, completely blind in 23 minutes and 14 seconds, and you can watch the whole thing happen above.

Now his run wasn’t without flaw, in fact, he made a few mistakes, but it was nonetheless still a very impressive feat. Relying mainly on some serious memory work, and what appears to be a heavy dependency on the audio (notifications from nearby devices seem to throw him off), he lands right at Bowser’s castle within about 13 minutes.

You would think PangaeaPanga has been practicing this for years, but apparently that isn’t the case. He just started to train blindfolded on the 16th of June and began making serious attempts just this past weekend. Keep in mind, he has likely been playing this game for years, and he is a professional speedrunner who takes his games pretty seriously (as you can see).

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