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Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is just around the corner photo
Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is just around the corner
by Tony Ponce

Three years ago as of yesterday, indie dev Exploding Rabbit's Super Mario Bros. Crossover was unleashed online, and the reception couldn't have been warmer. For the benefit of the unfortunate few who haven't heard of this darling fan tribute, Crossover is a tile-for-tile remake of Super Mario Bros. but with the ability to swap Mario out for a number of NES heroes, like Link, Bill Rizer, Simon Belmont, or Mega Man. The game was later expanded with more characters plus graphical skins to emulate the look of other NES, SNES, and Game Boy games.

Version 3.0, scheduled for some time in May or June, will introduce all new stages taken from Super Mario Bros. Special, an obscure Japanese exclusive for the NEC PC-8801 and Sharp X1 home computers. There will also be rearranged stage layouts depending on your selected difficulty, so what was once a leisurely bridge stroll over a crystal clear lake could now be a perilous platforming challenge across a molten pool of lava.

Finally, I'd like to remind you that Exploding Rabbit is also working on an original title called Super Retro Squad, which is essentially Crossover just with new characters directly inspired by the NES stars. Once 3.0 is out and about, development on SRC will most certainly kick into high gear.

Super Mario Crossover 3.0 Trailer [Exploding Rabbit]

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5:00 AM on 04.17.2013

Go punch a bunch of planets in Planet Punch

Planet Punch sees you as this mass of energy that steals the planet Earth, beats up our Sun, then goes around the galaxy punching the shit out of everything with the Earth. Yup, you guessed it, this is totally an Adult Swim g...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:00 AM on 04.15.2013

Robot Unicorn Attack goes retro

I'll talk about Robot Unicorn Attack any chance I can get. I do have to say though, I'm surprised it's taken this long for a retro version of the hit runner game to happen. Still, it's as a fun as ever with you collecting fai...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:00 PM on 04.11.2013

I-Mockery's next game is Bionic Chainsaw Pogo Gorilla

Last year, fans of I-Mockery's irreverent brand of pop culture humor were treated to Abobo's Big Adventure, a mashup of all things NES starring the muscle-bound Double Dragon boss Abobo. As hilarious as Abobo's Big Adventure ...

Tony Ponce

7:00 AM on 04.11.2013

In which you date a ukulele-playing T-rex named Taira

I think we're all pretty familiar with dating sims. They're typically really cute, but mostly they're pretty erotic. Admit it, we've all played them before just to see what they were about and most of the time they're not tha...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:30 PM on 04.01.2013

Monday Mind Teasers: The Guardian

It's a little too short, a little too simple, a little tedious, and doesn't have enough music, but that's still not stopping me from declaring that The Guardian on Newgrounds is one of the best simple pixel art games I've eve...

Tom Fronczak







Review: Super House of Dead Ninjas photo
Review: Super House of Dead Ninjas
by Fraser Brown

After climbing down 350 floors of traps, monsters, and ninja ghosts, not to mention the extra levels seemingly without end, I've come to one conclusion: I should never become a ninja. Sure, I should have known that before I even started playing Super House of Dead Ninjas, but it's nice to have confirmation.

I've died a lot. Countless times, really. Not enough to earn the achievement "Dedication," which one gets for dying a whooping 1000 times, but that achievement should tell you that this is a game about living for mere minutes. Thankfully, those minutes are filled with blood-soaked joy, certainly enough so that dusting one's self off and starting again isn't too great a chore.

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10:00 PM on 03.11.2013

Monday Mind Teasers: Huebrix

I love games that find complexity by exploring simplicity. This flash game does a great job of stripping down the fill-a-grid color maze genre, and it continually adds new path manipulation puzzle concepts along the way. I wi...

Tom Fronczak

10:30 PM on 03.04.2013

Monday Mind Teasers: Kingdom Rush

You poor, poor gamer soul. It's getting late and you were just about to sign off and go to bed. Then you checked the new Monday Mind Teaser. You fool. It's no secret that this is one of the most addicting flash games ever mad...

Tom Fronczak

11:30 AM on 02.25.2013

Monday Mind Teasers: Museum of Thieves

I found this game before I knew it was associated with a preteen dystopian adventure novel, and while The Keepers trilogy is far from being the next Harry Potter craze, it still looks like it could be a good gift for your you...

Tom Fronczak

3:00 PM on 11.30.2012

You should go check out Skrillex Quest

I'm pretty sure I've lamented in the past that I don't know what the kids are into with the music anymore. So, understand that I have no idea who this "Skrillex" person is, but I'm getting the idea that he's kind of becoming ...

Conrad Zimmerman

10:00 PM on 11.09.2012

Frog Fractions: The most interesting game I played today

Jonathan Ross sent me the link to Frog Fractions this morning. I didn't give it enough time at first, believing it to be some weird browser-based educational game. Then I saw it brought up on Twitter and quickly realized ther...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 10.14.2012

Rockman Xover fan-made demo, plus actual game details

Capcom insists on seeing this construct through to the end, so I might as well keep abreast of the latest news and developments. First up is this fan-made Rockman Xover Flash demo that recreates the TGS build Conrad played. I...

Tony Ponce



Fangasmic Mega Man clone Rokko Chan gets a remix album photo
Fangasmic Mega Man clone Rokko Chan gets a remix album
by Tony Ponce

[Update: I mistakenly said that Dj CUTMAN was the organizer for this project. It was actually the staff of the VG music site Nobuwo. My bad.]

Rokko Chan was really something special, wasn't it? If you haven't played it or even heard of it, you should correct your mistake right now. It's a cute little Flash game that copies the Mega Man formula wholesale, only it changes names and locations "to protect the innocent." It could pass off as a direct sequel to the NES classics, but a few unexpected surprises are sprinkled throughout just to keep you on your toes.

One of the many highlights was the game's chiptune soundtrack, which can be downloaded for free. It's so spectacular that videogame audio site Nobuwo decided to organize a remix album and release it through the GameChops net label. Rokko Chan: Extended Play is an eight-track tribute -- the first track is actually pulled directly from the OST -- that rearranges the music in the same chiptune style.

Dj CUTMAN and Spamtron, who worked together on the Zelda II-themed Bagu and the Riverman, contribute one track, while other artists round up the lineup. One track is even produced by FantomenK, whose song "The Massacre" serves as the closing theme for Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'? Long story short, go and download the free album from Bandcamp as soon as you can!

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3:30 PM on 08.22.2012

Edmund McMillen's Basement Collection hits Steam Aug. 31

Indie designer Edmund McMillen wasn't kidding when he said The Basement Collection would be releasing in late August. Described as "9 years of indie video game goodness with all the bells an whistles I could drum up along the...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 08.03.2012

CLOP is like QWOP, but with a unicorn

Don't run -- gallop! The maker of QWOP and GIRP has just released CLOP, a QWOP-like game featuring a four legged unicorn instead of a two legged Olympic athlete. I'm having a lot of fun with it; I rather like these games wher...

Holly Green