Mario Goes Minimalist

Simple is beautiful. Forget the ornate. Some things are so stark that they become wonderful to behold. Now I don’t know if you buy into that way of thinking, but the chances are that you will not be able to ignore what this dude has done with the classic Mario.

Jaeden Amero recently showed off his creation and got a fair bit of attention for it. ((Source: Patater)) So what did he do? The process is something I cannot really comprehend – yeah, sue me – but in essence, he stripped down the game into the bare essentials.

While everything is still quite recognizable – there is no way that you can’t recognize the “Mario-istic” elements, really – you will find a whole of stuff “missing”. Here’s a landscape view – looks familiar?

How about this?

Considering that this is his first NES hack, you have to give it to him! If you want to know more about how he did this, check out Patater; and here is the download link to the Minimal Mario IPS Patch.

If you haven’t got any plans for the weekend (yes, I do realize that it is Christmas), this just might be the distraction you have been looking for!

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