In just three days, four guys mash up No Man’s Sky with Super Mario to create something a little different.
No Man’s Sky has had a lot of media attention recently and not for all the right reasons. Announced as a true space exploration game that would allow you to traverse a randomly generated universe, for many, it hasn’t lived up to its expectations.
What could be said that you don’t already know about Super Mario Bros? The classic platform game first appeared on the origina Famicon/Nintendo console in 1985. Featuring what would become Nintendo’s mascot, Mario the plumber, you must guide him through the game to save Princess Toadstool.
Over the course of the last weekend in August, there was a game jam event known as Ludum Dare 36. Held three times a year, the goal is to create a game based on a chosen theme over the course of a weekend.
In just seventy two hours, Ben Porter, Max Cahill, Alex Mc, and Sam Izzo created No Mario’s Sky, a mash up of the two aforementioned games.
Essentially, a Mario platform level is a planet but now you can jump into a spaceship at any time and fly through the universe to another world. As stated on their website, the game features,
1000s of Goombas, An Infinite Universe, Muscle Toad, “Original” Music, “Faithful” Physics, Social Commentary about Interplanetary Colonialism, and a Radical Space Ship; No Mario’s Sky is the hackneyed remake-gone-mashup you’ve been craving.
The game features Super Nintendo style graphics and is fun to pick up and play. But before you blast off to other worlds, it’s worth noting, you still only get three lives to use on your journey!
There are some glitches here and there but what do you expect for a game created in three days!
The game is available for free for Windows, OSX and Linux. However, Nintendo are notorius for taking down unlicensed fan related content, so grab it while you can!