Super Mario Bros. Crossover

May 1st, 2010 by Benj Edwards

Super Mario Bros. Crossover Title Screen

Super Mario Bros. Crossover is, in my opinion, the only Flash game worth playing. The Internet-keen amongst you may have run across this already on other blogs, but I thought it was worth repeating here.

In SMBC, author Jay Pavlina masterfully recreates Super Mario Bros. in Flash with a surprising bonus: five additional playable characters pulled straight from iconic NES games. There’s Link from The Legend of Zelda, Samus from Metroid, Mega Man from his self-titled game, Simon Belmont from Castlevania, and Bill R. from Contra.

Each character retains certain abilities from his respective game, and the SMB power-ups provide each with character-appropriate upgrades. It’s an exhilarating feeling to destroy every brick you can find with Bill R’s spread shot, or to blow up goombas by laying bombs with Samus. If you’ve ever wanted to gun down Bowser, here’s your chance.

I don’t want to spoil all the surprises. Play the game and find out more.

3 Responses to “Super Mario Bros. Crossover”

  1. arlandi Says:

    the combination of SMB and Contra. my 2 fav game from that time! why haven’t Nintendo came up with this? this is too awesome! Good find, Benj!

  2. Dale Says:

    Thought this was absolutely brilliant when I played it the other day. Like some kind of childhood dream that I never knew I had, suddenly coming true.

  3. Benj Edwards Says:

    I agree, Dale. That’s an excellent way to put it.

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