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Indie Super Mario Title 77

Press the Buttons has a post about an independently created Mario game which combines elements of Super Mario World and Super Mario Sunshine to create a great 2D gaming experience. From the post: "Equipped with the FLUDD water pack, Mario must collect pieces of a warp pipe, assemble them, and then exterminate the Piranha Plant living inside. FLUDD functions as both a jetpack and a weapon, and when the water supply runs dry Mario must get a refill at the local water hole."
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Indie Super Mario Title

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  • Indie Titles... (Score:2, Informative)

    by Bozzio ( 183974 ) on Tuesday June 14, 2005 @09:36AM (#12812020)
    Anyone else working on indie titles based on older games?

    I'm working on a Blaster Master title (early in development) based on the first game (since the others sucked). I was just wondering how many people were into this... it's encouraging!
  • Re:About Time (Score:2, Informative)

    by rohlfinator ( 888775 ) on Tuesday June 14, 2005 @09:46AM (#12812144)

    And even though Super Mario 64 was a great game in its own right, it lacked the gameplay perfection that can only be done in 2D.

    Oh, and as a warning: Super Mario Pac isn't really a full-fledged Mario game. It's a series of one screen "levels". I felt that it's more akin to Lunar Lander or Jetpack than a Mario game. The game is fun, but it's no Super Mario World by any stretch of the imagination.
  • Re:Indie Titles... (Score:2, Informative)

    by RealityMogul ( 663835 ) on Tuesday June 14, 2005 @09:49AM (#12812186)
    Blaster Master - damn, I forgot about that game. I remember having fun playing it.

    You staying true to the original 2D side scroller, or upgrading to 3D?
  • Re:Coming soon... (Score:2, Informative)

    by TrippTDF ( 513419 ) <> on Tuesday June 14, 2005 @10:13AM (#12812478)
    One of the users, actually, and it was some idiot lawyer for Nintendo that did it, and Nintendo appoligized and gave the user a free game cube.

    These guys are giving away their product... I don't know what leg Nintendo has to stand on in this case. It's like Fan Films for Star Wars. Lucas really can't do anything since they are not profiting from the films... I think the same appies here. Rather, I hope the same applies here!
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 14, 2005 @10:36AM (#12812773)
    Download Here []

    Requires Gamemaker 5.3a [] to edit the source but there is an exe to see the engine in action.

  • From the article: (Score:5, Informative)

    by Txiasaeia ( 581598 ) on Tuesday June 14, 2005 @10:48AM (#12812923)
    "Download this one while you can; Nintendo will probably unleash the lawyers sooner than later and it's definitely a keeper, so don't wait too long."

    I think the fact that this game came out in 2003 [] means that Nintendo's not going to be siccing any lawyers on the developers just yet.

  • Re:Coming soon... (Score:2, Informative)

    by pfurlong ( 174363 ) on Tuesday June 14, 2005 @01:59PM (#12815282) Homepage Journal
    I don't believe that profit is a necessary element of trademark infringement. If they're using Nintendo's characters, they're using Nintendo's characters, whether they are giving it away or selling it.

    But, IANAL, so I could be wrong.
  • Review (Score:2, Informative)

    by atarrri ( 580364 ) on Tuesday June 14, 2005 @05:42PM (#12817898)
    I just played it a bit and I have to say I'm not impressed. It's nice to see people making games for free but there just really isn't very much to this game. Don't be fooled by the graphics and sound, this plays nothing like a Mario game, basically it's a Jetpac clone with ripped off graphics and sound from Mario. The gameplay is very repetitive and though fun for a few games it quickly loses its charm. There are plenty of better freeware games that don't get slashdotted because they use original ideas. For an example of a very fun original freeware platform game that involves a jetpack check out Cave Story: []
  • by lordperditor ( 648289 ) on Wednesday June 15, 2005 @12:38AM (#12820802)
    The gameplay is exactly the same as an old ZX Spectrum game called Jetpac (I believe it was by Ultimate) You had to get grab the bits of the rocket and then drop in the fuel and then you could get in a go to next level, of course you had a jetpac on instead of the water pack. Exactly the same game with different graphics. So not only are the graphics ripped of the gameplay is a complete rip off to.

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