by Badger Nimahson
Mario has come a long way Since his humble origins as a carpenter with an out of control pet ape in Jumpman way back in 1981. Since then he has been a plumber, football star, champion kart driver, tennis ace, doctor… the list goes on. Now he is taking on the battle royale genre!
Well, unofficially anyway. Mario Royale is an amazing browser-based game form the beautiful mind of creator InfernoPlus. It’s quick, easy to pick up, hard to win and extremely addictive. But just how does it work you ask?
Mario Royale is a browser-based battle royale version of the original Super Mario Bros that dumps 100 players into a world and asks them to race to the end. You can’t directly interact with players, but you can damage them with Koopa shells, or break the block they’re standing on to send them tumbling down. Power-ups are shared, so only one player can grab that crucial mushroom.
Before you, Mario purists get angry InfernoPlus knows exactly what he has done.
“What I’ve done here is a true sin,” says creator InfernoPlus, but players don’t seem to mind.”
He is not wrong! Upon hearing about Mario Battle Royale my initial instinct was this is awful and is neither needed nor wanted. Yet here we are two days late with this article because I can’t stop playing it.
If you want to check it out for yourself (and you should) head over to InfernoPlus website here. But be quick. We are all well aware of how protective Nintendo is of the IP and shut down fan projects with regularity and zero mercy shown.
InfernoPlus even pre-empts this with the message “please don’t sue me” prominent in Mario Battle Royale. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that Nintendo let this one slide.
If they do then it is obvious farewell Fortnite…well maybe not but I can’t stop playing this at my desk.