Super Mario Bros. released for C64

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N64 modder re-imagines classic Super Mario

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.

From Kotaku:

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.

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Super Mario Bros. theme on marimba

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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Watch Super Mario star in fairy tale anime

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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Super Mario theme performed on MalletKAT, a full-size MIDI xylophone

Gal Gershovsky, Felipe Fournier and Danny Flam perform Koji Kondo's classic Super Mario Bros. theme on the MalletKAT, a MIDI xylophone.

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)

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Super Mario 8-Bit Cupcake Arrangement Expectations vs. Reality

Nope. This Super Mario children's birthday party cupcake arrangement did not turn out as planned. Read the rest

Check out this new Mario-themed pop-up bar in DC

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

Emulator lets you turn NES games 3D

Super Mario Bros and other classic games can be run through 3DNes, a nifty 3D emulator. Read the rest

Gorgeous original composition made in Super Mario Paint

There's something hauntingly beautiful in the deceptively simple Please Come To Me, composed in Super Mario Paint. Read the rest

Super Mario being Super Bad: Epic compilation of edited fail videos

“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

How to make great levels in Nintendo's Mario Maker

Level design is its own kind of playful art: part theatre and part architecture, you’re making spaces to challenge and delight other people.

Oh, super! Mario is slowly becoming self-aware via AI

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

Super Mario brought to life with 7,000 post-it notes (video)

[Video Link] The Final Cut King (Web, Facebook) brings Mario to life with with thousands of Post It Notes in this stop-motion animated video. Read the rest

Super Mario marching band at Carnival in Rio

Here's a bloco (a marching-band) at Rio's Carnival performing the Super Mario soundtrack, complete with Mario-themed signs, dancing, and enormous verve.

Super Mario Bloco em Santa!

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