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HTML5 Super Mario Bros.
October 9, 2013 7:20 AM   Subscribe

HTML5 Super Mario Bros.
posted by chunking express (35 comments total) 34 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh, this is not good. This is not good at all. Goodbye to getting anything done today.
posted by slogger at 7:26 AM on October 9, 2013 [3 favorites]


It has a level editor, too!
posted by chunking express at 7:29 AM on October 9, 2013


html5 wednesday is the new flash friday?
posted by fuzzypantalones at 7:30 AM on October 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


Sorry, this needs Chome.

And I do not. Pity that. It would be fun to play without quarters.
posted by three blind mice at 7:32 AM on October 9, 2013


It works in Firefox when I click the "run in your current browser" link. It runs slowly, but that is probably because my work computer is slightly newer and more advanced than UNIVAC.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 7:41 AM on October 9, 2013


You don't need Chrome to play Super Mario Brothers even a little, that's silly. If you want to see something you need a great browser for, please enjoy this Unreal engine tech demo at a rock-solid 60 FPS in Firefox.
posted by mhoye at 8:04 AM on October 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Sorry, this needs Chome.

And I do not. Pity that. It would be fun to play without quarters.


Oh man, your computer is coin operated? I'm sorry, I forget how convenient it is to have your own computer.

Or if you're referring to some coin-operated version of Chrome, I am quite baffled.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:13 AM on October 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


In before the cease-and-desist....?
posted by odinsdream at 8:17 AM on October 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Sorry, this needs Chome.

Is this the new "Requires Internet Explorer"?
posted by Thorzdad at 8:19 AM on October 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


On a tangent: Super Tory Boy, UK political satire in the form of a HTML5 Mario Bros. clone.
posted by acb at 8:21 AM on October 9, 2013 [3 favorites]


And is this specifically Chrome-only? Most modern browsers support HTML5, and increasingly so
posted by filthy light thief at 8:27 AM on October 9, 2013


Or if you're referring to some coin-operated version of Chrome, I am quite baffled.

Obviously he was referring to the Nintendo Vs. System, or the PlayChoice-10 – everyone's fondest memories of playing SMB.

And is this specifically Chrome-only?

I tried it on Firefox as well, it runs, but more slowly than Chrome. It's broken in IE10.
posted by demiurge at 8:29 AM on October 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Sorry, this needs Chome.

And I do not. Pity that. It would be fun to play without quarters.

You can download Chrome (Google's browser) here:

https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/
posted by Greg Nog at 8:31 AM on October 9, 2013 [4 favorites]


...everyone's fondest memories of playing SMB.

Nothing like truly encountering the unfairness of the world the first time when the reason you can't play anymore is because the motherfucking timer that isn't even the REAL timer ran out come on I was SO CLOSE how is that even
posted by griphus at 8:32 AM on October 9, 2013


Greg Nog: Where do I put the quarters to download Chrome?

TIA.
posted by Mister_A at 8:35 AM on October 9, 2013


In your CD tray.
posted by Aizkolari at 9:15 AM on October 9, 2013


You mean coffeecup holder.
posted by seyirci at 9:25 AM on October 9, 2013


Ooh that grinding noise must be the Chrome making its way down the chute!
posted by Mister_A at 9:42 AM on October 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Their todo list has adding support for the HTML5 Gamepad API, which would be nice. Playing Mario with the arrow keys feels wrong.
posted by Gary at 9:58 AM on October 9, 2013


Chute? Come on, Mister_A it's the 21st century. We use tubes now. Possibly pneumatic tubes.
posted by nubs at 10:00 AM on October 9, 2013


On needing Chrome: if people are annoyed when a Windows-only program is posted without notification, it doesn't seem unreasonable to get annoyed when a Chrome-only site is posted without it. Since the site says Chrome only itself, with a great big picture of the Chrome logo, it seems reasonable to request the addition of a notice to that effect in the FPP text.
posted by JHarris at 10:04 AM on October 9, 2013


Chute? Come on, Mister_A it's the 21st century. We use tubes now. Possibly pneumatic tubes.

But it's Mario. Mario has pipes.
posted by ersatz at 10:10 AM on October 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is interesting, but there are some pretty important differences from Mario-normal. You can backtrack further than NES SMB. When you die you return to the level beginning instead of a checkpoint, and you can recollect the extra life in 1-1 after dying. Frustratingly, when you're big and get hit, the invulnerability period starts immediately even though you're frozen during the shrinking animation, and the game doesn't completely pause during it, meaning you effectively only have a split-second to get away from what hit you the first time. The sound cut out in my a little ways in.

In positive news, there is a random map generator that just endlessly generates Mario terrain. Although I should note, if you go down a pipe and get a water level, it seems like you're thereafter stuck in that water level with no escape.
posted by JHarris at 10:15 AM on October 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


I think the fireball connecting with enemy sound is wrong. It should make the same sound as jumping on their head, but it makes the 'fireball connects with terrain' sound.
posted by Kwine at 10:26 AM on October 9, 2013


If you want to play through Super Mario Brothers as, say, Simon Belmont or Link, there is this:
Super Mario Bros. Crossover
posted by jwhite1979 at 1:53 PM on October 9, 2013


Imperfect in small and frustrating ways.
posted by Pope Guilty at 3:57 PM on October 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


In before the cease-and-desist....?

Mari0, the Mario/Portal mashup is still going, and it took a long time before the Mario AI Championship became the PlatformersAI Championship (and I don't know the reasons behind that change). For some reason Nintendo appears to not be very aggressive about this type of thing. Which is weird after their problems with Let's Play videos, although the Let's Play people seem to be more directly making money off of much newer games.
posted by Gary at 4:14 PM on October 9, 2013


Seems to run in Firefox 24 without any problems I noted through world 1-1.
posted by weston at 9:16 PM on October 9, 2013


On needing Chrome: if people are annoyed when a Windows-only program is posted without notification, it doesn't seem unreasonable to get annoyed when a Chrome-only site is posted without it. Since the site says Chrome only itself, with a great big picture of the Chrome logo, it seems reasonable to request the addition of a notice to that effect in the FPP text.

But it also says, right on the screen:

Alternately, you can try playing in your current browser here.


And it works in Firefox.

There's also a massive difference between needing a whole other operating system (and possibly hardware) then possibly needing a free browser.
posted by juiceCake at 9:09 AM on October 10, 2013


It still goes out of its way to strongly imply that you need Chrome, though. There is a difference, but being asked to install a new browser is still unpleasant. It doesn't seem like a stretch for there to be a notice above the fold.
posted by JHarris at 10:01 AM on October 10, 2013


It doesn't seem like a stretch for there to be a notice above the fold.

I didn't notice it needed Chrome, because I use Chrome. Maybe if you email an admin they'll add something to the post and we can move past this tragedy. Complaining in the thread isn't going to effect much change, no?
posted by chunking express at 2:34 PM on October 10, 2013


I'm not actually that worked up about it. Just, y'know, good to remember. Maybe for next time. Not going to flag it or anything. I wouldn't even have mentioned it again except someone replied about my first mention. Is not a big issue, really.

(Sometimes it's possible, on the internet, to see someone who mentions something as being more worked up about it than he really is, because of the absense of tone of voice or body language.)
posted by JHarris at 7:54 PM on October 10, 2013


But this site only makes sense if you picture everyone typing in a blind rage!
posted by chunking express at 9:07 PM on October 10, 2013


It still goes out of its way to strongly imply that you need Chrome, though. There is a difference, but being asked to install a new browser is still unpleasant. It doesn't seem like a stretch for there to be a notice above the fold.

But it works in Firefox and it says you can use another browser on the screen. What's the problem?

I'd take it up with the site itself for not saying it in the way you might find appropriate. It's not the responsibility of the poster to repeat what it already says on the page being linked to.

I don't find being asked a question but not having to do it unpleasant at all. I feel that maybe not everyone in every situation can be pleased.
posted by juiceCake at 3:17 PM on October 17, 2013


DMCA took it down :(
posted by splitpeasoup at 9:14 PM on November 5, 2013


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