GR Pick: Super Mario Bros. Crossover Game

Apr 29, 2010 by  

Super Mario Bros. Crossover

Have you ever wished for more variety in your Super Mario Bros. retro gaming? Ever thought it’d be better if, instead of bouncing on the heads of goombas and koopa troopas, you could just shoot them directly in the face with Samus Aran’s arm cannon or stab them in the gut with the Master Sword?

Well, you’re in luck.

Thanks to amateur game designer Jay Pavlina you can trade-in your copy of New Super Mario Bros. Wii in favor of his free Super Mario Bros. Crossover flash game.

Basically, the game allows you to revisit the original 8-bit Super Mario Bros. but with six playable characters including Mario, Samus, Mega Man, Bill R., Simon, and Link. In addition to the ability to stomp heads, many of the new characters have a distinct power, inspired by their respective titles, which they can use to take out any of Mario’s traditional enemies.

The flash game does not allow for embedding – so make sure to head over to New Grounds to check out Super Mario Bros. Crossover.

Basically, we’re talking about an 8-bit Super Smash Bros. without any distracting trophies or CDs to collect – well except for the coins.

Super Mario Bros. Crossover Bill R.

Sure, the additions make the game less challenging – which will undoubtedly ruffle the feathers of Super Mario die-hards but, for the rest of us, Super Mario Bros. Crossover is a great opportunity to revisit an old friend – before you totally own him with new weaponry.

If you’re interested in knowing more about the creation of Super Mario Bros. Crossover, as well as creator Jay Pavlina, then head over to GameXplain for an interview with the designer.

What do you think of Super Mario Bros. Crossover? Who would you like to see added to the roster?

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  1. I tried each of them, and while Mega Man was awesome, the double jump of… I think it was Simon? was amazingly useful.

  2. This is complete ass,whoever came up with this garbage is probably some fanboy trying to gain popularity on the internet like 67969879 of the others that crashed and burned.

  3. I loved playing as Samus – especially since she was basically a different skin for Bill R.

  4. hey dumb ass how do i play it

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  5. they added more characters to play with. It’s also cool how the scores match the character’s original game!

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