Alvin-Earthworm puts Super Mario Bros. Z to rest

Alvin-Earthworm puts Super Mario Bros. Z to rest

by March 29, 2012

No more new episodes for the popular gaming mashup

I don’t know about you all out there, but Super Mario Bros. Z was always kind of a guilty pleasure for me. I’m one of those guys that as he’s gotten older, fanfiction – especially crossover fanfiction – has become something I have little interest in. But Super Mario Bros. Z’s fight choreography was just cool enough to hold my attention through all of the “Mario is acting as an allegory for Goku in this situation and he’s teamed up with Sonic and Shadow to save the multiverse from Metal Sonic and Paper Mario bosses” story.

Sad news, then, as the creator of the series Alvin-Earthworm has stated that Super Mario Bros. Z is officially canceled.

This is a very difficult thing for me. I have had this on my mind for quite some time now and I have no doubt that it will be a very unpopular decision, but I think it’s time I finally lay Super Mario Bros Z to rest. I have been fooling myself into thinking I would continue the series because part of me really wanted to see it finished. But the fact is, it is a time consuming process and I have grown tired of working on it. Sprite animation no longer has the same appeal to me as it did several years ago. What was once a fun hobby of mine has now turned into a chore from the constant demand, which clearly shows from the lack of updates since episode 8 was released. I could blame my lack of motivation on my monotonous job and the impatient fans. (Not saying all my fans are impatient, of course. I’m only referring to the vocal minority). I have been keeping the series on life-support this long, hoping that some day my creative spark would return to me. Unfortunately it never did.

In any case, I would like to thank everyone who stuck by the series this long. It really pains me to do this to all of you after years of false promises, but it’s high time I gave myself a reality check.

The full post, including where to find future works of his, can be found here.