Aside from graphics, video game sound effects have gotten more complex over time as well. But does that mean that they have gotten better? What if the sound designers back then had access to the technology we have today?
YouTube user Chubzdoomer is creating a Super Mario Bros. map for Left4Dead, and its not for claustrophobic people.
I get that this map is a first person view of a side scrolling game, but the design leaves almost no room for evading enemies.
KodyKoala‘s been on a roll lately. It seems like he’s churning out a custom figure every week, from anatomy statues to robot dinosaurs to zombie dinosaurs. Now he’s finally come around to making an action figure worthy of the other super Mario brother:
Nintendo just revealed this awesome Super Mario Bros. cake during the game’s 25th anniversary celebration in New York. I can say that this is the perfect way to celebrate all those years of playing Mario games in their different incarnations over the years.
Arcosur, a Spanish neighborhood currently in development, is now the proud home of Avenida de Super Mario Bros. (Super Mario Bros. Avenue). Mario himself visited Arcosur, and danced to a violin and cello rendition of the Super Mario Bros.
Got 980 spare plastic soda bottle caps lying around? Why not do what this guy did and create some retro game art with ’em?
Over a period of 6 months, Instructables member skeplin gathered up a whole crapload of caps and made himself a giant Princess Peach mosaic with all of them.
It turns out that our little Super Mario is celebrating his 25th birthday this week. How cool is that? Do you remember the first time you played a Mario game? My first time was with the original Super Mario Bros.
Well here’s a different way to play Super Mario Bros 2… with your eyeballs.
The guys at Waterloo Labs rigged up an eye-tracking contraption using electrodes placed around each eye, then mapped through a custom circuit and a Single-Board RIO system to convert eye movements into joystick movements on the NES.
In a war between snowboarding and old school video games, my bet will always be on the video games. There’s just no two ways about it. Lasers will destroy snowboards and skateboards, no matter how cool you try to look.
You know you’re onto something when people are making parodies of your work. Granted, that something can either be awesome or despicable, but in this case Jay Pavlina, I think it’s safe to say that your work is awesome, and that you have officially arrived.
Sit back, relax and crank up the volume for these awesome clips video game music and sound effects played on violin by artist Teppei Okada.
Okada’s musical timing is so impeccable that I only wish these had been the soundtracks to the original games.