Developer merges Super Mario with Portal to create Mari0

Recently we came across a post on MSNBC which couldn’t be ignored, developers over at have been working on a new game which merges two great games together and creates a game called Mari0.

So what’s Mari0? Well, it is Super Mario with Portal capabilities – this means you can use a handheld portal device to help you complete each level. The animated gif below should make things a little more clear.


At the end of this post we have embedded a video which has near on 1 million views on YouTube, at the time of this post it has received 9,130 likes and just 42 dislikes – one popular comment reads “This is without a shadow of a doubt the single greatest thing man has ever created”, a slight exaggeration perhaps, but it goes to show how much people want this game.

After watching the video we thought that the guys behind this are going to get sued, however if you check out the official website you will see that the project is non-profit, but we still think that the Portal and Super Mario devs won’t be so understanding, it’s a shame because it is such a neat idea and adds a new dimension to such a classic game.

Stabyourself has revealed that the game will allow simultaneous multiplayer, original Super Mario Bros levels, lost levels, a level editor, some Portal-like puzzles and downloadable map packs. If you are a developer it has also been confirmed that all the source code will be available once the game is finished.

Now that we have seen a developer give Super Mario Portal-like features we wondered what games you guys thought could receive similar treatment – obviously platform games such as Sonic, Kid Chameleon and Crash Bandicoot are obvious choices – can you think of anything less obvious? We would love to hear your creative ideas.

Check out the video below, are you impressed?

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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