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The trials and musical triumphs of Mario
May 7, 2008 10:28 PM   Subscribe

Some people like to make things difficult for Mario, but others like to make it easy (and musical!).
posted by mullingitover (28 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
That last link is a masterpiece of obsessive construction. I wish I recognized more of the songs though.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 10:42 PM on May 7, 2008


"Super Mario World vs. the Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Physics"
posted by wfrgms at 10:57 PM on May 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


The level depicted in that last link is absolutely amazing. I can only imagine how long that took, and what level of expertise it took to even conceive of such a thing. I can only hope that its designer is either a multibillionaire or chronically unemployed.

Also, those Asshole Mario levels represent some gonzo creativity. It really goes to show you what a terrific sandbox Super Mario World really was. So many delightful creatures with their various rules.
posted by Sticherbeast at 11:10 PM on May 7, 2008


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posted by davejay at 12:21 AM on May 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Color me impressed -- that last link was clever and well executed. It's like a Rube Goldberg side scroller.
posted by spiderskull at 1:26 AM on May 8, 2008


Wait a second... Mario could slide around on those rope things? I thought they were only for those weird chainsaw things to, um, travel around?
posted by spiderskull at 1:29 AM on May 8, 2008


I'm not a console geek but that last link makes me giddy. If there's any justice in the world then the designer will get laid by a dozen cute nerdcore peeps of his or her preferred gender for their effort.
posted by bunnytricks at 3:22 AM on May 8, 2008


That last link was amazing, and just at the point (about six and a half minutes in) when I was like, "cool, but I get it already," they come in with the Dr. Wily stage one music from Mega Man 2. Awesome.
posted by Navelgazer at 4:22 AM on May 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Wow.
posted by mrmojoflying at 4:32 AM on May 8, 2008


Great post. Thanks.
posted by Dave Faris at 4:49 AM on May 8, 2008


previously
posted by brevator at 4:50 AM on May 8, 2008


That was an amazing peice of work! It struck me in three distinct but equal meters:

1. The sheer ingenuity of it, any of these mario autoplay levels are fascinating in a "wow, I never would have thought of that" way, seeing recognizable pieces operating in a completely foreign fashion for a different purpose. Sweet.

2. The gamer in me, and the instinctual suspense; "You're TOO CLOSE! Get back! Oh shit he's gonna-- ahhg!!" but then he doesn't. phew!

3. The reflexive cringing of trying to share this with anyone but my gamer friends. I envision trying to show my parents this and why it's neat:

Uther: Check out this video, this guy made a level that plays itself and the sound effects from the game go along with the music !
Dad: Is this Mario brothers?
Mom: Oh I remember this, you used to have this game! You were so excited when you got your Super Nintendo
Uther: Yeah, but see, the level is designed to-
Mom: Wow this guy is good, he's going awful fast!
Dad: What am I looking at, is this you playing?
Uther: No see, listen it goes along with the music, the game is playing itself
Dad: What the hell are you talking about? No one's playing anything.
Mom: Oh I remember this, where you make music and mario hops on the notes and things, the game with the mouse! I didn't know you could do all this with it!
Dad: So does he win or what?
Uther: ...

Truly this is a work of art.

why no, I haven't considered therapy, why do you ask?
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 5:14 AM on May 8, 2008 [8 favorites]


It was almost certainly sound edited, but even that only detracts a bit from it when you see the scale of the thing. That's some pretty awesome nerdcore obsession, right there. I even laughed out loud once or twice.
posted by middleclasstool at 6:25 AM on May 8, 2008


I clicked the first link, and I think I felt sympathy pain for Mario once or twice. Jesus H.
posted by uncleozzy at 6:37 AM on May 8, 2008


Balls. I thought this was about the guy who got booted from Dancing With the Stars.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 7:06 AM on May 8, 2008


I love how the Final Fantasy march pops up toward the end of that musical level.
posted by phatkitten at 11:42 AM on May 8, 2008


That musical mario level is delightful. I grinned ear-to-ear. Not only was it on beat but it was IN KEY. Amazing.
posted by empath at 7:34 PM on May 8, 2008


It was clever, but fuck the simple EuroTechno.
posted by Frasermoo at 8:59 PM on May 8, 2008


technically, it's eurobeat, but it's japanese, not euro.
posted by empath at 9:47 PM on May 8, 2008


anyone know if he used the game engine for the music and effects or just the effects with the music played in the background? i mean, these mario hacks are pretty cool but would be even cooler if he's not just layering the effects on music added later.

sweet post, btw. anyone wanna weigh in: is it art?
posted by Dillonlikescookies at 12:36 AM on May 9, 2008


I'm about five minutes in and I've recognized two songs so far. BOOYAH. :D

Definitely art man.
posted by Phire at 4:54 PM on May 9, 2008


Dillonlikescookies writes "anyone wanna weigh in: is it art?"

It's not a question of whether or not this is art, but can other things still be called art in light of this.
posted by mullingitover at 6:14 PM on May 9, 2008


Here's the actual song from the last link. Here's a version sung better by about fifteen people.
posted by flatluigi at 8:33 PM on May 9, 2008


Sorry, flatluigi ... your "sung better" has all of the notes and none of the artistry.
posted by Dave Faris at 9:19 PM on May 9, 2008


(Or were you saying that it was sung better than your first link?)
posted by Dave Faris at 9:20 PM on May 9, 2008


The latter.
posted by flatluigi at 6:35 AM on May 10, 2008


Also, now that I realize 'Asshole Mario' is a SMW hack and not the stupid MB hack, here's some great commentated playthroughs of Kaizo Mario 1 and Kaizo Mario 2.
posted by flatluigi at 6:38 AM on May 10, 2008


Also also, here's a partial songlist of that final video, as found here.

01 - エージェント夜を往く / LindaAl-CUE 【00:00 Agent yoru o iku (Idolmaster)】
02 - ハレ晴れユカイ / 涼宮ハルヒ(平野綾)、長門有希(茅原実里)、朝比奈みくる(後藤邑子) 【00:45 Hare hare yukai (Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)】
03 - 患部で止まってすぐ溶ける ~ 狂気の優曇華院 / IOSYS 【01:14 Invisible Full Moon(?)】
04 - Help me, ERINNNNNN!! / ビートまりお 【01:25 ?(?)】
05 - nowhere / FictionJunction YUUKA 【01:37 nowhere(MADLAX)】
06 - クリティウスの牙 / 光宗信吉 【02:00 Yu-gi-oh】
07 - GONG / JAM Project 【02:20 GONG(SRW Alpha 3)】
08 - 森のキノコにご用心 / 下村陽子 【02:31 SMRPG Song(Märta), *The English words is provided by monkymeet】
09 - Butter-Fly / 和田光司 【02:42 Butter-Fly(Digimon Adventure)】
10 - 真赤な誓い / 福山芳樹 【02:52 Makka na chikai(Busou Renkin)】
11 - エアーマンが倒せない / せら【03:16 AirMan?(?)】
12 - 勇気VS意地 / 佐橋俊彦 【03:35?(Prince of Tennis Musical)】
13 - アンインストール / 石川智晶 【03:44 Uninstall(Bokurano)】
14 - 鳥の詩 / Lia 【04:07 Tori no Uta(AIR)】
15 - you / dai 【04:31 you(Higurashi no naku koro ni Meakashi-hen)】
16 - 魔理沙は大変なものを盗んでいきました / IOSYS 【04:53 Marisa ha taihen na mono o nusunde ikimashita(?)】
17 - 思い出は億千万 / 蒼い牙 【05:40 ?(Mega Man2?)】
18 - God knows... / 涼宮ハルヒ(平野綾) 【06:42 God Knows(Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)】
19 - もってけ!セーラーふく / 泉こなた(平野綾)、柊かがみ(加藤英美里)、柊つかさ(福原香織)、高良みゆき(遠 藤綾) 【07:07 Motteke sailor fuku(Lucky star)】
20 - ガチャガチャへるつ・ふぃぎゅ@ラジオ / MOSAIC.WAV(みーこ) 【07:28 ?(Figu@mate Carniival)】
21 - 創聖のアクエリオン / AKINO 【07:44 Genesis of Aquarion(Genesis of Aquarion)】
22 - ふたりのもじぴったん / 神前暁 【08:06 Mojipittan(Xenopittan?)】
23 - つるぺったん / Silver Forest (Kana) 【08:16 ?(?)】
24 - Here we go! / 近藤浩治 【08:27 ? (Super Mario World)】
25 - true my heart / ave;new feat. 佐倉紗織 【08:35 True My Heart(Nursery Rhyme)】
26 - kiss my lips / ave;new feat. 佐倉沙織 【08:51 ?(?)】
27 - RODEO MACHINE / HALFBY 【08:58 ?(?)】
28 - 序曲(DRAGON QUEST) / すぎやまこういち 【09:08 ?(Dragon Quest)】
29 - FINAL FANTASY / 植松伸夫 【09:21 ?(Final Fantasy?)】
30 - ガチャガチャきゅ~と・ふぃぎゅ@メイト / MOSAIC.WAV(みーこ) 【09:29 ?(Figu@mate)】
31 - あいつこそがテニスの王子様 / 佐橋俊彦【09:54 ?(Prince of Tennis Musical)】
32 - レッツゴー!陰陽師 / 矢部野彦麿(でんちゅう)&琴姫(MOMOEIKA) 【Let's go!Taoist(?)】
33 - さくら / 山田耕筰 feat. Fooさん 【10:17 Sakura Sakura(?)】
posted by flatluigi at 6:45 AM on May 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


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