Experience Mario’s extended legacy via SMB3
For those of you in the Sonic Community long enough, the name “Sonic Epoch” should ring a few bells. Once beginning life as a side-scrolling platformer on the PC celebrating Sonic’s Saturday Morning adventures with the freedom fighters, its tumultuous development history finally saw it land years later as a homebrew project for the Gameboy Advance.
Well, now the creator of Sonic Epoch – currently going by the name of “Southbird” – is back with a new project, Super Mario Bros. 3Mix. In his own words:
About 2.5 years ago I started doing a full disassembly of Super Mario Bros. 3, inspired by the many Sonic ones … well, about 6 months ago, I finally finished! (It was on and off again as time and interest allowed. :))
But before I went ahead and released it, I wanted to have a level editor that directly supported it and be the first one to make something with it, so here is the beginning of what I’m working on. It’s currently called “Super Mario Bros. 3Mix” and sort of works on taking things from other Mario games and mixing them backward (or forward) into SMB3.
With the announcement comes a fairly impressive preview video, showing a handful of levels and boss encounters:
(Can’t see the video? Click here)