If Super Mario Bros. Was Made in 2010

Using eight images, game designer Zack Hiwiller shows us what Super Mario Bros. might look like, if it was made with modern sensibilities.

Author's Note: While this post is meant to be humorous, it isn't meant to be humorous at the expense of my fellow designers. I know we all try to do what is best for our games, so don't take offense guys! It's just pining for a simpler time…

garos824895d ago

this is the future of game. funny and sad at the same time

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Steve_04895d ago

... I have an idea of what it'd look like if it were made in 2009 though: http://www.mariobroswii.com...

TrailerParkSupervisr4895d ago

Also, so very true. Demon's Souls is the only game this gen I can think of that didn't hold your hand, rather, let you stick it out then cut it off and laughed at you.

Off topic: the comments on the story page are pretty funny. Some guy went on and on and on about some drivel then typed this: "Anyhow, I digest."

I think he meant, "I digress", and that pretty much sums up the ridiculous amount of tutorials we have now days! LMAO

bunfighterii4895d ago

I think Metal Gear Solid 4 was pretty hard on the harder difficulties. That's a game that had numerous ways to complete a mission and didn't tell you what to do.

Otacon and the other team members were there for help but you had to physically dial them up on your codec- and then they only offered hints.

garos824895d ago

is this what you think the future of games holds for us?
i dont want to see it becoming a norm in gaming today. although im afraid it already has become too popular to reverse the effect

tha_meat_beater4895d ago

thanks xbox 3 nickel and dime 60

garos824895d ago

but dlc imo is getting slightly out of hand.
especially when you pay for things that are already on the disc. im looking at you capcom!!

PirateThom4895d ago

Too much colour, they need to add a brown filter and more bloom effects.

qwertyuiopasdfghjkl4895d ago (Edited 4895d ago )

How bout a rank progression bar on the bottom? -_-

GiantEnemyCrab4895d ago

Back in the day when you had just a couple face buttons sure the tutorials weren't as necessary.. With modern controllers you have multiple face buttons, triggers and all can be done in multiple combination's so I do appreciate a tutorial. How it's presented is another story.

Agreed with the Facebook and pay for DLC garbage.

dc14895d ago (Edited 4895d ago )

+plus for you because ...common ground is a beautiful thing!

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How Dragon Quest Unintentionally Created One of Anime's Biggest Tropes

More than 37 years have passed since the first Dragon Quest game was released, yet its influence on modern anime only continues to grow.

andy854d ago

Ah I love this series so much. Port DQVIII to modern consoles I'll be v happy

MrBaskerville4d ago (Edited 4d ago )

I wish they'd port the entire series. Both originals and various remakes. Maybe a remaster of some, like VIII where they could take the 3ds version and add the soundtrack from ps2. Take the fidelity of the ps2 version and all the improvements from 3ds.

andy8522h ago

I mean I love DQ so same, but I hate the way they handled the FF collection


The winners of the GDWC 2023 Summer Season awards have just been announced

"The Game Development World Championship (GDWC) celebrated the 2023 Summer Season with an Awards Stream on Thursday, September 21st. At the event, GDWC announced winners in 11 categories for the Summer Season." - GDWC.


Unity Announces Revised Pricing Policy Following Massive Backlash From Developers

Today Unity revealed a rather radical change to the new pricing policy announced a while ago, following the massive backlash from many of its developers and the wider gaming industry.

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Vengeance113811d ago

Too little, too late, you're dead. Trust is gone and not coming back.

MWH10d ago

It's ugly, but I think they deserve a second chance only because they, at least, admitted they took a wrong turn, and they want to straighten things up. unlike for example, Nvidia.

Remember, competition is good for the consumers. we don't want them to go out of business, but to do things fairly.

bunt-custardly10d ago (Edited 10d ago )

It's only a matter of time until something else disagreeable becomes policy. The stage has been set. Stone has been cast. Can't rewind time like you can in their game engine.