Children of the '80s might fondly remember a time when side scrollers were the peak of video game technology, and Nintendo's Super Mario Brothers was a favorite entry in this genre. This same quarter-aged group might also lament the loss of their original NES, and all the blow-the-dust-out cartridges that were lost with it.
Lament no more!
Jay Pavlina over at Exploding Rabbit has diligently recreated this classic for our playing pleasure as a flash game with a terrific twist: player character crossover! In its current version, we can play as not only Mario, but also Ryu, Link, Bill R., Simon, Mega Man, and Samus. Each player comes with the abilities of their original roles and sound and music from their original game. I, for one, have enjoyed playing through as Link; getting my fix for both Mario and Zelda genre games.
Nice job Jay!