Student Builds 8x8 LED Version of Super Mario Bros.

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Mario just isn't mario without goombas.

MurderousToaster:
That was pretty cool, I guess. I don't really see the point in it, but, hey, it's still pretty sweet.

What began with a single stone ended with the atomic bomb.

I'm sure it is the least impressive inventions that eventually lead to the most amazing end results.

Plus I'm a fan of LEDs.

That's pretty damn cool.

Onyx Oblivion:
I've never liked the Mario series, not even 64 or SMB 3. I only liked the hilarious RPGs. So, I can't imagine why people do all this stupid stuff with Mario...What a waste of time.

Oh wait...

NOSTALGIA

Disagreement, COMMENCE

Some people find strange things fun. Some people like playing RPGs, some like Mario games, some like shoving dildoes up their asses. People just have screwed-up minds these days, so expect nothing less.

PoisonUnagi:

Onyx Oblivion:
I've never liked the Mario series, not even 64 or SMB 3. I only liked the hilarious RPGs. So, I can't imagine why people do all this stupid stuff with Mario...What a waste of time.

Oh wait...

NOSTALGIA

Disagreement, COMMENCE

Some people find strange things fun. Some people like playing RPGs, some like Mario games, some like shoving dildoes up their asses. People just have screwed-up minds these days, so expect nothing less.

*looks at internet*

You sir...you are right. But I meant how this site enjoys this stuff. Gamers in general seem to always say "Cool!" about stuff like this. I say...WTF

Arcticflame:
Mario just isn't mario without goombas.

where is your profile pic from?

Onyx Oblivion:
I've never liked the Mario series, not even 64 or SMB 3. I only liked the hilarious RPGs. So, I can't imagine why people do all this stupid stuff with Mario...What a waste of time.

Oh wait...

NOSTALGIA

Maybe because it was a fun game and it inspired a lot of people to improve on it. It was very original at the time, in fact it's probably the most original game out there being the first side-scroller with an interesting concept as well.

And what the fuck is with everyone saying it's a waste of time? It's for a fucking assignment and it's obvious she is gonna pass! I for one find it very interesting and I would encourage the talent she has.

Nazulu:

Onyx Oblivion:
I've never liked the Mario series, not even 64 or SMB 3. I only liked the hilarious RPGs. So, I can't imagine why people do all this stupid stuff with Mario...What a waste of time.

Oh wait...

NOSTALGIA

Maybe because it was a fun game and it inspired a lot of people to improve on it. It was very original at the time, in fact it's probably the most original game out there being the first side-scroller with an interesting concept as well.

I never said it sucked, its just not my thing. And I LIKE platformers.

Onyx Oblivion:

Nazulu:

Onyx Oblivion:
I've never liked the Mario series, not even 64 or SMB 3. I only liked the hilarious RPGs. So, I can't imagine why people do all this stupid stuff with Mario...What a waste of time.

Oh wait...

NOSTALGIA

Maybe because it was a fun game and it inspired a lot of people to improve on it. It was very original at the time, in fact it's probably the most original game out there being the first side-scroller with an interesting concept as well.

I never said it sucked, its just not my thing. And I LIKE platformers.

Sorry. I always feel like I just got stabbed everytime someone says I only like the old games because of... wait for it... it's almost here...

NOSTALGIA

Neat. That's all I can say. Good for her.

Nazulu:

Onyx Oblivion:

Nazulu:

Onyx Oblivion:
I've never liked the Mario series, not even 64 or SMB 3. I only liked the hilarious RPGs. So, I can't imagine why people do all this stupid stuff with Mario...What a waste of time.

Oh wait...

NOSTALGIA

Maybe because it was a fun game and it inspired a lot of people to improve on it. It was very original at the time, in fact it's probably the most original game out there being the first side-scroller with an interesting concept as well.

I never said it sucked, its just not my thing. And I LIKE platformers.

Sorry. I always feel like I just got stabbed everytime someone says I only like the old games because of... wait for it... it's almost here...

NOSTALGIA

The games are plenty good...The only classic NES/SNES/N64 game that is clearly nostalgia making good is Goldeneye, imo. It has aged terribly...At least in my eyes.

Onyx Oblivion:

Nazulu:

Onyx Oblivion:

Nazulu:

Onyx Oblivion:
I've never liked the Mario series, not even 64 or SMB 3. I only liked the hilarious RPGs. So, I can't imagine why people do all this stupid stuff with Mario...What a waste of time.

Oh wait...

NOSTALGIA

Maybe because it was a fun game and it inspired a lot of people to improve on it. It was very original at the time, in fact it's probably the most original game out there being the first side-scroller with an interesting concept as well.

I never said it sucked, its just not my thing. And I LIKE platformers.

Sorry. I always feel like I just got stabbed everytime someone says I only like the old games because of... wait for it... it's almost here...

NOSTALGIA

The games are plenty good...The only classic NES/SNES/N64 game that is clearly nostalgia making good is Goldeneye, imo. It has aged terribly...At least in my eyes.

I agree completely. When it first came out it was the SHIT. It was one of those games that made me forget about eating and my social life, but now I find it hardly appealing and difficult to enjoy.

The magic of nostalgia will never let me forget how fun it was and that it was a step in the right direction though.

lwm3398:
She's obviously going places. Where I have no idea, but she is going places.

Pretty cool. It doesn't look that fun, but it's definitely a good show of what lights, circuitry, and a brilliant mind can do.

Also, what the hell kind of accent does she have? Is it a lisp?

I think she might be deaf, though someone has already said it. People born deaf that learn to speak a language tend to have that kind of accent, most like because they've never heard any of the words out loud. But, I wouldn't know, that's just what my mind is telling me right now.

Haha nice. Thats the kind of stuff I wanna learn how to make.

NEVRINx54:

Arcticflame:
Mario just isn't mario without goombas.

where is your profile pic from?

It's from skifree.

Also I wonder how long it'll take before nintendo sues her.

Arcticflame:

NEVRINx54:

Arcticflame:
Mario just isn't mario without goombas.

where is your profile pic from?

It's from skifree.

Also I wonder how long it'll take before nintendo sues her.

i knew i had seen that somewhere lol

He should add timer to it so people could compete on it. "Mario" race - game of the future, or past.

Arcticflame:

NEVRINx54:

Arcticflame:
Mario just isn't mario without goombas.

where is your profile pic from?

It's from skifree.

Also I wonder how long it'll take before nintendo sues her.

Oh the glorious skifree! I'm still waiting the day I beat it. Also I don't think nindendo cares about projects of this size.

Onyx Oblivion:
I've never liked the Mario series, not even 64 or SMB 3. I only liked the hilarious RPGs. So, I can't imagine why people do all this stupid stuff with Mario...What a waste of time.

Oh wait...

NOSTALGIA

Well a big thing about liking mario was being around when they were new. So if you're a kid you don't understand what it meant for us.

Nazulu:

And what the fuck is with everyone saying it's a waste of time? It's for a fucking assignment and it's obvious she is gonna pass! I for one find it very interesting and I would encourage the talent she has.

Thank you for saying that, I was getting annoyed.. has anyone of the "waste of time" crowd realized it was for a class? Read and/or listen up...

What I like about this is how it boils down the game to its most basic components. It's a good look at the core mechanics of Super Mario Bros by replicating it with such a simple display and simple controls. It might have been even better if the game moved forward automatically without the move forward button. It reminds me of World's Smallest Pac-man. (As well as Asteroids, Break Out, pinball, Space Invaders and probably a few more games out there like Arena which is an FPS without the S, apparently. A minor tweek could make it into a simple variant of Faceball, at least) Boils down the actual gameplay to its most basic components, strips away the fancy graphics and have to rely on just pure gameplay.

How many modern games would survive such treatment? I suspect very few. Therefore, I think they aren't really games at all but something else entirely.

Outlaw Torn:
Imagine if Nintendo sue her. The bastards!

Thaaaanks for jinxing it - I can hear the squeals of glee from Nintendo now whilst they're typing up their £1 million fine for copyright infringement...

OT: Cool, but none-the-less pointless although kudos for transcribing the music.

God... that game was forever ago.
Made the same year I was.

That's right. Mario and I are the same age.

Hehehe... that's all kinds of awesome. Go orange dot go!

Nazulu:
Maybe because it was a fun game and it inspired a lot of people to improve on it. It was very original at the time, in fact it's probably the most original game out there being the first side-scroller with an interesting concept as well.

I don't know, I kind of liked Moon Patrol.

Le_Lisra:

Nazulu:

And what the fuck is with everyone saying it's a waste of time? It's for a fucking assignment and it's obvious she is gonna pass! I for one find it very interesting and I would encourage the talent she has.

Thank you for saying that, I was getting annoyed.. has anyone of the "waste of time" crowd realized it was for a class? Read and/or listen up...

Ah don't waste your time with them.

See what I did there :P

the antithesis:

Nazulu:
Maybe because it was a fun game and it inspired a lot of people to improve on it. It was very original at the time, in fact it's probably the most original game out there being the first side-scroller with an interesting concept as well.

I don't know, I kind of liked Moon Patrol.

I love Moon Patrol! I haven't played it since I was 20 which is 3 years ago :D.

However that's a linear side-scrolling game (Super Mario isn't) because your not really going places just the scenery in the back makes it look like it. And come one, let's face it, everyone has seen the plain moon surface and evil aliens has been done before as well. So Miyamoto comes along and pulls out a plumber that grows big on mushrooms, jumps on things to kill 'em and goes down/up pipes to discover hidden places. Easily the most original I say.

Now that I think about it, that really isn't at all difficult to build. Music coder is in the software and the game is pretty straightforward to code in C. Hmm, I'm going to make one like that myself. Maybe I'll add a scoreboard. Finally something to do during Arduino class.

Still, good job doing it. Nostalgia FTW.

EnzoHonda:

Darchrow:
Is it me or was there something with her voice? a lisp? Cool contraption either way but not sure whats the point lol

Yeah, I call it "big tongue syndrome." (that's what it sounds like) She also sounds somewhat like a deaf person. I know a girl like this, but never brought it up.

It'd be neat being able to make something like that. It shows creativity (even though she's copying a 25 year old game).

I live in Pittsburgh near CMU. Many of the students are foreign and have difficulty speaking English.

CMU students always do cool projects like this, and the D&D Surface Scapes program. One of my friends who went to CMU (and now works at Gearbox) did an on-rails Ghostbusters shooter using a wii-like motion sensor mounted on a proton pack toy. You had to kill the Stay Puft Man. Keep in mind this was 2004-2005ish before the Wii was in our minds. It was also cooler than the real Ghostbusters game that came out just recently.

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