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The 15 Best Mario-Related Videos On the Internet

John Funk | 21 May 2010 07:00
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Super Mario Bros. Frustration

We kick off the so-called "Mario hacks page" with easily the cruelest one of them all: the aptly-titled Super Mario Bros. Frustration. Part of the fun is seeing just how sadistic one hacked Mario Bros. level can get, but the best part is the narration from an increasingly-frustrated Nintendo veteran as he dies over, and over, and over again.

Scripted? Possibly. Hilarious? Definitely. Super Mario Bros. Frustration just seems unfair - how could any one person be expected to beat that?! Hmm, I wonder...

Nico Nico Douga Mario

Unlike the previous video, this hacked Super Mario World level is so easy, it practically plays itself! Wait, it actually plays itself. Huh.

Then again, that's the point: the level is designed so that its sound effects perfectly fit to the accompanying music. The music is "Nico Nico Douga," a medley collection of famous tunes from various anime series and videogames, like The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Higurashi, Super Robot Wars, Mega Man 2, and Super Mario RPG. It's just so ... cheerful! How can anyone possibly top this?

The Incredible "Don't Stop Me Now" Mario Hack

Oh, that's how. Remember me saying on the front page that we weren't done with Freddie Mercury yet? That was because of this video: Combine the underlying principle of the above "Nico Nico Douga Mario" with Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now," and turn the craziness up to eleven, and you get this.

Like "Nico Nico Douga," this Mario hack is carefully designed so that its sound effects time up with a song, but this one utilizes four Mario World levels playing simultaneously. The guy who made this even uses coins to write words across all four levels at once! Really, is it any wonder that Tom Goldman believed this video was proof of an android invasion?

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