An amateur and passionate game developer makes a realistic remake of Super Mario Bros. with Chris Pratt

Ever watched a live-action Disney remake? Movies that tweak a few details but largely don’t have much reason to exist and whose hyperrealism sucks a lot of soul? I’ve always been happy that most game companies don’t stoop to remakes like this, with the devs managing to preserve the art style and character design even as they bump up the shaders and such. But maybe the end product would be more entertaining than we thought – as YouTuber shows Games reinventedwho started remaking Super Mario Bros. in Unreal Engine with the cast of the upcoming animated film as characters.

The juxtaposition of classic Mario level design and core aesthetics with the hyper-realistic designs, complete with sound effects from the original, makes for a wonderfully goofy showcase. Narrated by an AI voice impersonating the guy from Honest Trailers, it features all the same bells and whistles you’d expect from Super Mario Bros. months of work in Unreal).

And we have to give massive props to this developer. For one, even a simple fan project like this takes work, but the developer started learning Unreal Engine development from scratch to make this game because he was really excited about the movie. animation. “Having no experience in game development, I’m learning an unreal engine from scratch and picking up all the other skills I can along the way, with the goal of making it an action game legitimately. great !” And they are actively seeking feedback, as the game is a work in progress. It’s just very admirable, and I for one can’t wait to see this project progress.

And let this be a lesson for all of us. It’s easy to be a hater doing nothing but adding bile to already toxic talk surrounding something. It’s a lot harder to take a real passion and turn it into something new and cool. But the latter will always be more rewarding than the former.

The movie Super Mario Bros. releases April 7, 2023. If you want updates on the fan project, subscribe to the Re-Imagined Games channel.

Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

Writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When she’s not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering when Mother 3 will finally get an official localization.

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