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It goes without saying that Super Mario World is unrealistic, but have you wondered just how outlandish it is? PBS has. The broadcaster's Space Time show recently went out of its way to calculate the gravity of the game's planet based on Mario's jumps, and it turns out to be nearly eight times tha...

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As fun as Super Mario Bros. games are to play, wouldn't it be nice if you could coach from the sidelines every now and then? The University of Tubingen has developed an artificial intelligence that lets you do just that. Its Mario AI project makes Nintendo's plumber both aware of his environment a...

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It's been months since the e-fad of creating automated levels in Super Mario World to the tune of popular Anime soundtracks surfaced -- normally, that's much longer than the lifespan of most internet memes. However, this post-mortem contribution to the Mario-on-rails movement caught our attention (...

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These self-playing Super Mario World levels may not be as intricate or as precarious as the original Detteiu Mario videos we presented you, but they have an added dimension that further subverts the normal Super Mario World experience: musicality. The levels are designed such that noisemaking even...

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These fan-created Super Mario World levels are Rube Goldberg machines made from Mario mechanics. With a few exceptions (involving holding the down button or holding onto a shell in a few cases), every level plays itself out, propelling Mario safely through with a baroque arrangement of bumpers, pl...

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Since the interwebs are still abuzz about the new Grand Theft Auto 4 trailer, we'll have to settle for showing off Automatic Mario, where our famous plumber finishes an entire custom-made Super Mario World map by just standing still. It's an impressive feat, with hazards all around, but Mario's pac...

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Maybe you've been holding out on this whole Virtual Console thing. Maybe you just didn't feel like spending money on some older games. But this week comes complete with a huge shot of pure, unadulterated goodness, so maybe it's time you gave the Wii Shop channel a chance. We're not saying you have t...

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