Items tagged with Super-Mario

Super Mario World is something of a cornerstone game that millions of players have enjoyed over the years. While it is an awesome game, it certainly had some limitations when released 30 years ago. One of these limitations was the amount of storage available, so some things like music had to be highly compressed to save space. However, some dedicated retro gaming fans and dataminers have recreated the music of Super Mario World from uncompressed audio samples. In the modern era, we have games like Call of Duty that take up hundreds of gigabytes of storage to play, but Super Mario World could not use that much when it was released. In fact, the maximum storage in an SNES cartridge was just... Read more...
Oy, those fire-breathing piranha plants from Super Mario; lose your concentration while gaming for one second to punch your brother or sneeze or grab a Cheetoh, and you were toast. A man with too much time on his hands, Caleb Kraft, has created a life-sized version that stands around six feet tall and actually spits fireballs. He built the thing starting with a tube and a frame built from blue construction styrofoam; from there, he used spray foam to built up the body (or is it a head?) and form the lips. With a little spray paint, it actually resembles the piranha plant. Of course, any junior high kid can slap together a paper mache plant; Kraft actually went as far as building a fire feature... Read more...