There is no doubt that Super Mario is one of the most famous video games of all times. Even for those that don’t play games in general, it is certain that they have played Super Mario at least once in their lives, or at least they are familiar with the Italian brothers Mario Mario and Luigi Mario (yes, this is their canon surname). Besides Nintendo’s game titles, there are several fanmade Super Mario games on the internet. Below we present you the best of them.
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Super Mario Bros X
This game is probably the best fanmade Super Mario game you’ll find on the internet.
Super Mario Bros X - or SMBX for short - is a huge game full of elements from Super Mario 1, 2, 3, and Super Mario World. SMBX allows us to choose between five characters and play on 60 of the smartest designed levels we’ve ever seen.
Furthermore, we can play with a partner in co-op mode, to cooperate and beat the levels with lots of fun in the process.
The best feature we discovered in Super Mario Bros X is the fact that we have all the necessary tools to create our own levels, with thousands of items we can use to build each stage.
That’s mainly the reason that we’ll never run out of levels to play since there are dozens of worlds to download and explore from SMBX’s website.
We could keep talking - or rather, writing - for hours about SMBX, and how a fanmade game can be just as good, or even better than the originals.
However, we will let you explore the game’s world by yourselves, and discover all the secret aspects that make SMBX an excellent Super Mario game.
You can download it from this link.
On the same website, we can find tutorials and wikis on anything regarding SMBX. We’ll also find a forum dedicated to the game, with extra levels, episodes, and worlds to explore, as well as help topics for any issue we might encounter.
SMBX is a game that follows the logic of the Super Mario world. However, there are fanmade Super Mario games that follow their own path.
Mari0 is one of them. The “0” is a reference to the popular games Portal and Portal 2. In those games, the player has to open portals, which help him teleport from one place to another.
In Mari0, the developers have inserted the Portal’s logic into the well-known Super Mario Bros stages. Thus, the user can now create several portals, to reach their goal.
In other words, we can manipulate our character or other enemy characters into the portals we create, to finish each level.
A game like this is more comfortable to play with a game controller, rather than the keyboard. You can check our guide on how you can connect your PlayStation controller to the PC.
Mari0 allow us to play in co-op mode with three more players, providing endless hours of fun with our friends.
You can download the game from here.
As you may have noticed, Mari0 is available for Windows, Linux, and macOS. Furthermore, it is an open source game, which means we can edit it as we please.
Super Mario Bros Dimensions
In the footsteps of Mari0, Super Mario Bros Dimensions takes the original Super Mario Bros and inserts a new mechanism: switching of dimensions.
More specifically, in each level, we have the “real” and the “alternate” world. With a single button, we can switch from one world to the other, and everything around us changes as well, such as the enemies and the environment.
In this new dimension, we’ll find new power-ups, secret levels, several items to collect, and much more.
There’s also a backstory that explains the dimension switching mechanism. Bowser - the bad guy, for those not familiar with the game - is searching for revenge after Mario beat him in Super Mario Bros. Hungry and mad, he runs into a magical ring.
The ring can transport the user into a different dimension. Thus, he decides to rebuild his army and a bigger castle on the new dimension. Now stronger than ever, he returns to make Mario miserable once again.
We will let you explore the rest of the story on your own. If you are a Super Mario fan, you’ll definitely appreciate the developer’s work on this game.
You can find it here, and it is available only for Windows.
The fans are undoubtedly familiar with Waluigi. For the rest of you, the character is Luigi’s main archrival, and also Wario’s partner - which happens to be Mario’s archrival.
Psycho Waluigi is one of the most fun Super Mario games we encountered while writing this guide.
After a bump on his head, Waluigi wakes up on a strange land and discovers that he now has some psychic powers. In short, he can control objects around him, and throw them to his enemies.
Of course, our goal as Waluigi is to conquer and rule the world.
In our humble opinion, Psycho Waluigi could easily be an official Nintendo spinoff of the original series. It is one of the best fan-made Super Mario games we’ve ever played.
You can download the game from here. Unfortunately, it is only available to Windows users.
Super Mario War
On a different logic, Super Mario War is a multiplayer game for up to four players.
Our goal in this game is to stomp on the other players as many times as we can - just like Mario stomps Goombas and enemy characters on the original Super Mario games.
In case we don’t have any friends around (or in general), we can always play with bots.
Super Mario War has several levels to choose from, and we can also design our own.
Do you enjoy Super Mario games?
It is quite impressive how much love do fans show on this all-time favorite franchise.
For a game like Super Mario, which has an infinite number of game titles on its long history, there will be millions of fans who devote their time to create new content every day.
How about you? Did you enjoy the games we presented? Do you know any other Super Mario games that could be on the list? Feel free to leave a comment below.
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