Rolling your eyes at the whole ‘battle royale’ trend in gaming these days? Thanks to one avid Mario fan, you can now experience a totally different kind of royale that doesn’t involve guns or bandages.
Yes, you’re looking at the screenshot above correctly – someone has actually programmed an online version of Super Mario Bros. to support 99 or so players. You can still move through the usual stages, except other players will be stealing your coins and power-ups! We’ve tried it out for ourselves, and it’s actually quite impressive in motion.
You can give it a go yourself right here. However, you might want act fast – as Nintendo has been known to nuke fan projects like this often. The creator probably knows this as well – since the loading screen actually pleads, “Please don’t sue me. Please.”
In any case, what do you think about this insane proof-of-concept? Would an official Super Mario battle royale actually work? Let us hear your comments below.