‘Super Mario Bros. 5’ built inside Super Mario Maker 2 by a fan
It finally happened, “Super Mario Bros. 5” is here! And by “here” we actually mean “fully realized and created within Super Mario Maker 2 by a fan, not Nintendo.
It’s been 32 years since Nintendo launched Super Mario World – the latest truly classic platformer from Mario Bros. before the modern era – in Japan. Since then, we got many 3D Mario games, Super Mario Bros games. in modern 2D, and even Mario games where you can Craft other Mario games.
But many fans have wondered over the years: will Nintendo ever return to the classic era and give us another great platformer in the style of Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World? The answer to this question is clearly a resounding “no”, but Super Mario Maker 2 level creator and twitter user Metroid Mike 64 gave us the next best thing.
After what they describe as seven years of work, Metroid Mike 64 (aka Mikey_Mike on Switch Online) has built a spiritual successor to the original Mario tetralogy, boldly titled Super Mario Bros. 5.
Metroid Mike’s Super Mario Bros. 5 contains 40 courses and eight complete worlds. They also use a wide variety of playstyles in the levels, with Super Mario World constituting 24 courses, Super Mario Bros. 3 component 14, and the last two courses made in the original Super Mario Bros. style. (Metroid Mike 64 says the Super Mario Bros. 2 mushroom also makes an appearance in the game).
Metroid Mike 64 insists that his Super Mario Bros. 5 isn’t full of your standard Super Mario Maker trolls or blunders, like so many other Super Mario Makers Mario Maker 2 projects. In other words, it’s not a labyrinthine nightmare designed to infuriate you, it’s measured and beatable. “I’m trying to provide you with something that Nintendo should have done already, making a complete Mario game in Super Mario Maker 2“, Metroid Mike 64 tweeted.
On their Twitter account, Metroid Mike 64 showed off many worlds and screenshots, including boss fights with the various Koopalings. There are even puzzle levels similar to the old Boo Houses in classic Mario games.
If you want to experience the game for yourself, you can find it by searching Metroid Mike 64 Maker ID Code on Super Mario Maker 2: OG9-XN4-FNF.
And if you don’t have a copy of Super Mario Maker 2 at your fingertips, you can watch a full reading of Super Mario Bros. 5 in this GameXplain video (which is almost four hours long).