Sonic, Donkey Kong and Link in the NES Super Mario Bros.?

A picture emerged in MiiVerse today showing Sonic the Hedgehog in the first Super Mario Bros. game for NES. In other news: Generation X gamers worldwide break stuff and riot in the streets.

Amiibo support for Super Mario Maker has shown us a glimpse of what to expect from Nintendo come September 11th, including playing as Sonic the Hedgehog, the Inklings or even Marth in an 8-bit, side-scrolling Mario game. Nintendo announced on their website that Super Mario Maker will include material from over 70 different Amiibo figurines that spans across Super Smash Bros., Yoshi’s Wooly World, Mario Party 10, Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival and Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash. As seen on MiiVerse, Sonic the Hedgehog will make his appearance in 8-bit Mario.

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As shown in the photos, unlockable costumes for play in 8-bit mode will be available to those with the corresponding Amiibos. Each Amiibo will have an 8-bit version of themselves thrown into the Super Mario Bros. 1 world. Along with each costume, simple animations will be added by simply pressing the ‘Up’ button (see picture below). To add to that, each character’s death or level win will result in music from their personal games. For example, when you die as Peach, you get the death music from Super Mario Bros. 2. Luigi’s death is parallel to his tune from Luigi’s Mansion, and Donkey Kong to his, and so on… This surely adds color and depth to the style of Mario game that one wishes to create.

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With a ridiculous amount of variety in the form of costumes, blocks, enemies and other elements added to Super Mario Maker, it makes one wonder how Nintendo will implement online gameplay.  In the Trials series, namely Trials: Evolution, successful and easy-to-use level editing tools allowed players to create their own levels and share them on a user-friendly online service. As many aware players know, Trials: Evolution was known for its online functionality via created levels from the common gamer. Many fans of the motorcycle racer would likely agree that much of these popular creations cast a dense shadow over RedLynx’s original tracks that were first included with the game. To top that off, the online system allowed each individual to rate new tracks uploaded to the server every hour, day, week, month, etc. This allowed anyone, even with shoddy internet speeds, to download a virtually limitless supply of high-quality gaming every time they played.

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Nintendo should take note of such games as Trials: Evolution. The ability to compete for “Today’s best level” or even casually play the ‘best of the month’ allows gamers to expand on their creativity and see an infinite amount of production in the world of Mario.

My Opinion:

I have a lot of expectations from Nintendo for this title. I believe Mario Maker could be their biggest hit since Mario Kart, but IF and ONLY IF they implement online features that allow gamers to share their creations with the world. However, due to the online functionality with some of their past games, I am still plagued with doubt. Don’t screw us on this Nintendo…


Landon Luthi loves to frighten small children with warped television only found on the TLC channel.  You can read this guy’s profane scribble on Twitter and about 43 percent of the personals’ ads on Craigslist.

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