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February 22, 2013 11:41 AM   Subscribe


 
First Person Goomba is the saddest thing ever.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 11:47 AM on February 22, 2013 [36 favorites]


If you ever wondered if Mario needed achievements, it turns out the answer is no.

Fabulous animating skills, though.
posted by Peevish at 11:54 AM on February 22, 2013 [2 favorites]


The top YouTube comment from the First Person Mario is pretty neat:

If you pause at about 0:09 when mario's head covers the whole screen, you'll see princess peach :D
posted by obscure simpsons reference at 11:57 AM on February 22, 2013 [2 favorites]


First Person Goomba is the saddest thing ever.

First Person Goomba is Second Person Mario.
posted by holmesian at 12:05 PM on February 22, 2013 [3 favorites]


Huh. I always imagined the levels in Super Mario Brothers as more or less flat ground, not a 1 block wide platform suspended in the sky.
posted by usonian at 12:07 PM on February 22, 2013 [4 favorites]


usonian, the second video might be closer to your vision, then.
posted by Navelgazer at 12:10 PM on February 22, 2013


Does Rule 34 apply to First Person games?
To First Person Mario games?
posted by MtDewd at 12:11 PM on February 22, 2013


Don't forget First Person Tetris.
posted by oulipian at 12:11 PM on February 22, 2013 [9 favorites]


Huh. I always imagined the levels in Super Mario Brothers as more or less flat ground

Then how come Mario can only go FWD and BKWD?
posted by cell divide at 12:16 PM on February 22, 2013 [2 favorites]


3rd person mario == Mario64, and you can actually play it
posted by mulligan at 12:26 PM on February 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


Some Turkish dude with the right moustache in my local supermarket had gotten himself a Mario hat and a red shirt and looked the spitting image; everybody was looking at him.
posted by MartinWisse at 12:29 PM on February 22, 2013


Then how come Mario can only go FWD and BKWD?

Because it's a 2D side-scrolling platform game! I know you're probably joking, and I know I'm getting all "kids and their hyperrealistic 3D sandbox worlds these days," but I grew up filling in the gaps between chunky 8 bit pixels with my imagination. The forward/back limitation was an implicit restriction of the platform; Forget Super Mario Brothers, how about Castlevania? Were the rooms in Dracula's castle only 3 feet wide?

These are really well done, but they just make me want to go play the original versions.
posted by usonian at 12:34 PM on February 22, 2013 [2 favorites]


from the comments:

musicmakesthepeoplec 3 minutes ago

Now we want to see a first person sonic


Here it is.
posted by leotrotsky at 12:40 PM on February 22, 2013 [2 favorites]


Has anyone done the opposite? It might be amusing to see a 2D Tomb Raider, or maybe a side-perspective NES Duck Hunt.
posted by Atom Eyes at 12:44 PM on February 22, 2013


Why would you have an acid trip after eating a shroom?
posted by sourwookie at 12:46 PM on February 22, 2013 [6 favorites]


Has anyone done the opposite? It might be amusing to see a 2D Tomb Raider, or maybe a side-perspective NES Duck Hunt.

It's been done with Portal. Though not level for level recreations.
posted by sourwookie at 12:48 PM on February 22, 2013


Were the rooms in Dracula's castle only 3 feet wide?

Yep. It turns out to be a rare example of a spite castle. Like this place but on a grander scale. Simon Belmont was clandestinely hired by the Transylvanian Homeowners Association after its lawsuit against Dracula failed.
posted by jedicus at 1:29 PM on February 22, 2013 [9 favorites]


Does Rule 34 apply to First Person games?

See Rule 35.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 1:39 PM on February 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


This looks much more polished than this 2010 version of the same concept using the Half Life engine (with the obligatory crowbar). Goomba == Headcrab seems like a fairly natural translation.
posted by autopilot at 1:49 PM on February 22, 2013


Although it looks like this new version is just rendered in 3D Max, not a playable game, unlike the Half Life mod.
posted by autopilot at 1:53 PM on February 22, 2013


jedicus: "It turns out to be a rare example of a spite castle."

A spite sprite castle?
posted by brundlefly at 2:29 PM on February 22, 2013


Somewhat related: a playable second-person shooter (video if you don't have Unity installed).
posted by Sibrax at 3:56 PM on February 22, 2013 [4 favorites]


Here's another Unity game I ran into recently that I like: First Person Pacman.
posted by meta87 at 4:20 PM on February 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


Reminds me of Jumping Flash. I'm kind of surprised the "look down when you jump" first person platforming thing wasn't bigger in the PS/N64 era. It's clunky but I recall it seeming very nifty at the time, and plenty of first person games of that generation still ended up shoehorning in lots of awkward platforming anyway, just without being able to see where the hell you were going to land.
posted by passerby at 4:47 PM on February 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


First Person Goomba is the saddest thing ever.

Holy. Shit.
posted by eugenen at 5:08 PM on February 22, 2013


The gameplay in Super Paper Mario is third-person, but very much like this.

Has anyone done the opposite? It might be amusing to see a 2D Tomb Raider, or maybe a side-perspective NES Duck Hunt.
posted by Atom Eyes at 12:44 PM on February 22 [+] [!]


The phrase you are looking for is 'demakes'. Some of them are pretty good.
posted by lkc at 12:05 PM on February 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


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