Jeremy Hunter A.K.A. Ska Tune Network is on a mission to make ska covers of everything. No exceptions. Like the Borg, ska will assimilate all. The latest — victim? Beneficiary? — of their quest is SUPER MARIO: OTHERWORLD, a popular ROM hack of the original Super Mario World for Super Nintendo.
And this time, they has steel drums to help them. None of us safe from the groovy smiles they'll inflict upon us.
This Person Is Determined to Make a Ska Version of Every Song, Ever [John Ochoa / Noisey] Read the rest
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Instead of watching your stocks go up and down right now like a terrifying roller coaster, let's see what some Certified Financial Planners have to say about investment planning for a plumber-turned-jumping-pan-dimensional-warrior.
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I don't know why this exists, but I'm glad it does. I just want to know how it sounds, and how it plays! I guess I'll have to visit Cranmer Guitars the next time I'm in Glasgow. Read the rest
Toadette is definitely black bloc Antifa, straight-up. Read the rest
A pixel-perfect implementation of Super Mario Bros. Read the rest
Classic games, computers and gaming consoles are a source of joy for those who came of age when the titles and hardware were cutting edge commodities. Few things can transport you back to your youth faster than playing with what made you happy back in the day. For some people, playing with the games of yore includes tinkering to make something new and wonderful.
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Modder Kaze Emanuar has taken the 2D level design of that older game and crammed it into the engine of Super Mario 64. Judging from the video that announced the mod, this allows the player to do all the leaping, hopping, and air flipping that a modern Mario can do while still enjoying the “classic” feel of the levels.
Aaron Grooves: "Koji Kondo is my hero! He composed the music for Super Mario Brothers and many other of my all-time favorite NES games, like Zelda."
Here he is performing Michael Jackson's Thriller on Ukulele:
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Released in Japan in 1989, Amada Anime Series: Super Mario Bros is a series of three fairy tale animations starring the Super Mario characters. From the Mario Wiki:
The series contains: Super Mario Momotarō, Super Mario Issun-bōshi, and Super Mario Shirayuki-hime. The two former episodes in the series are retellings of fairy tales of the same name, while Super Mario Shirayuki-hime is a retelling of the Western fairy tale Snow White
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Gal Gershovsky, Felipe Fournier and Danny Flam perform Koji Kondo's classic Super Mario Bros. theme on the MalletKAT, a MIDI xylophone.
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We bought a malletKAT (which is a midi xylophone) and we took it for a test drive - we used gameboy samples from the impactsoundworks super audio boy and rearranged them in Kontakt so the top keys on the MK are drum samples and the rest of the keys gameboy sounds. So this is the result! (this is after first rehearsal and you can hear Danny screwing up his part lol)
Nope. This Super Mario children's birthday party cupcake arrangement did not turn out as planned. Read the rest
To celebrate Cherry Blossom season in Washington DC, Southern Efficiency created a Japanese-themed pop-up bar. Cute video is starting to emerge of people who braved the long lines. Read the rest
Super Mario Bros and other classic games can be run through 3DNes, a nifty 3D emulator. Read the rest
There's something hauntingly beautiful in the deceptively simple Please Come To Me, composed in Super Mario Paint. Read the rest
“Super Bad Mario” is a YouTube series of internet “fail videos” edited and compiled with the titular character from the Super Mario Bros. game, being his mischievous little self. Read the rest
Level design is its own kind of playful art: part theatre and part architecture, you’re making spaces to challenge and delight other people.
A front-runner for People’s Choice Award at this year's AI Video Competition is Mario Lives! The University of Tübingen project is working to make video game character Mario self-aware. He's not there yet, but they are taking tiny steps. Read the rest