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Posts Tagged “Mario”

Pannenkoek2012

Posted on September 29th, 2016 by Hitstun

Super Mario 64 arrived in North America twenty years ago today. I used to speedrun it badly. Pannenkoek2012 is still finding new ways to exploit game mechanics and collect stars with as few A button presses as possible. This involves accelerating to relativistic speeds to travel to parallel universes. On his second channel, he uses […]

Koji Igarashi’s Super Mario Maker levels

Posted on September 22nd, 2015 by Hitstun

Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi has been spending the past couple weeks distracted by the same thing I’m playing: Super Mario Maker. Polygon asked him to make a level and we got to see how he messes with the player’s expectations. This level isn’t open to the public, but IGA has been hard at work uploading […]

Super Mario Bros. 3Mix

Posted on February 12th, 2015 by Hitstun

For Super Mario Bros. 3‘s 25th anniversary, I present Captain Southbird’s romhack Super Mario Bros. 3Mix. Similar to Rockman 4 Minus Infinity, it implements great ideas from several later Mario games, but this one stays true to the level design lessons of the original. The Rev 1 release from two days ago fixes bugs Mike […]

UberNES – Nintendo Screen Saver

Posted on January 28th, 2015 by Hitstun

If you still use screen savers, Columbus-based developer M \ K Productions has a good one for you. Nintendo Saver 2015 fills your monitors with several NES games. Each one is actually a fully-functioning NES emulator playing a replay that was recorded in UberNES, and if you like, you can pick up a gamepad and […]

RIP Justin.tv 1997-2014

Posted on August 5th, 2014 by Hitstun

In May 2009, I started a weekly video game stream on Justin.tv. Justin.tv was just getting video game streams, but people also streamed videos and webcams and hosted communities with their own forums. It was great. Over the next couple years, they removed the communities and forums, shoved all the gaming streams into a buggy […]