Samus vs. Goomba – Super Mario Bros. CrossoverPosted on May 3rd, 2010 No comments
I don’t normally review Flash games. While they undoubtedly have a place in the big gaming industry, I tend to group them together in that big category that includes Facebook games that I never play.
However, in this particular case, I’m making an exception. Super Mario Bros. Crossover is a Flash-based game over on Newgrounds that scores big nostalgia points by accurately capturing some of our biggest 8-bit memories packaged into one little game.
Crossover, in its purest form, is the original NES classic Super Mario Bros. 8 worlds, 4 levels each, et cetera, et cetera. The novelty comes in the form of using other Nintendo characters in place of Mario. After each level’s successful completion, you have the option of switching to a new character to play; besides choosing the classic Mario, you can select Link, Bill, Simon, Mega Man, and Samus Aran, from the original 8-bit games Legend of Zelda, Contra, CastleVania, Mega Man, and Metroid, respectively.