Web Game Wednesday: Super Mario Bros. Crossover

Have you ever wanted to play the original Super Mario Bros. as Link, Samus or Simon Belmont? No? Well, then you’re crazy. However, if you’re anything like me, then you have always dreamed of slicing, whipping or blasting your way through the Mushroom Kingdom as one of Nintendo’s many other 8-bit heroes. That’s where Super Mario Bros. Crossover comes in, the new mashup from first time game designer explodingRabbit.

The game is the same as the original Super Mario Bros. complete with its eponymous plumber hero, but adds five characters to the mix. You can also play as Samus Aran from Metroid, Link from The Legend of Zelda, Mega Man from Mega Man, Simon Belmont from Castlevania and Bill from Contra; each character controls like they did in their respective games, complete with special weapons and power-ups. Any fan of the original NES will definitely get a kick out of Super Mario Bros. Crossover.

Play Super Mario Bros. Crossover @ Newgrounds.com

The game has gone viral on the net today, but thanks to Gavin for convincing me to post this.