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What a first person ‘Super Mario’ game would be like

By 02.22.13

Well, the old school 2D variety of Super Mario at least. And it’s kind of awesome, actually! As well as confusing, nausea inducing, and frustrating.

The idea of Super Mario Bros as a first person game is not exactly original; just do a quick search on YouTube to see what I mean. But the following is by the YouTube filmmaker who has a thing for both video games and Final Cut Pro, Freddie Wong, who not surprisingly does easily the best (and most accurate) take yet…

As the above proves, playing a 2D Mario game in 3D is basically impossible. It’s both dizzying and maddening; why not just move to the side? Hence why the 3D versions play the way they do. Though I certainly wouldn’t mind Super Mario Galaxy 3 looking like Freddie’s idea of Super Mario Bros 3.

For perhaps obvious reasons, the video above reminds of the time Rooster Teeth…

About Matt Hawkins... Matt Hawkins is an NYC based video game journalist, designer, consultant, and cultralist. He's been published in EGM, Kotaku, and MSNBC amongst others. Matt also makes comics and zines, is obsessed with cable access, gets into arguments with homeless people all the time, and once had his nipple bitten off during a one night stand. But that's neither here nor there.
TAGS2d3dfirst personFreddie WongGamingRooster TeethSuper MarioSuper Mario FPSVideo games

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