Monday Mix-Up: Super Mega Zelda Contra-Vania Brothers!
The fine folks at Exploding Rabbit should be given an award. What award? Heck, ANY award. Oscar? Sure. Tony? Why not? Grammy? Give em’ two. Why you ask? Because they mashed-up Super Mario Brothers with some of our favorite classic 8-bit heroes. The Rabbits took the Super Mario Brothers game, and through sheer magic (or programming, we’re not entirely sure yet) allow players to choose from Mario (meh.), Link from the Zelda series, Bill from the Contra series, Simon Belmont from the Castlevania series, Mega Man, or Samus from the Metroid series… and rip through the classic game. And folks? They got it all down pat. Each character runs and jumps like they did in their own game, come with special abilities (Samus turns into a ball, Mega Man can charge shot, Bill can shoot in 8 directions, etc.). They even balanced the game play as well, by ensuring that characters with weaponry don’t dispatch goombas and turtles without a few shots a piece. What you end up with is an amazing experience that will make you forget about 3D rendering engines and new-fangled polgyons.
We’ve already said too much. Just visit mariocrossover.com and enjoy your misspent youth.