During lunchtime I happened to come across this brilliant Flash/browser based game called Super Mario Bros. Crossover 2.0.
Super Mario Crossover is a fan made game that reproduces the levels of classic Super Mario Bros. with a new twist that gives you the options of playing the game with different characters (and respective special abilities) from a whole host of other classic Nintendo games.
How about blasting away those Goombas with Shamus/Metroid or that bloke from Contra? Maybe showing them the pointy end of Links sword or a power blast them in the face using Megaman’s cannon?
The game has many options to change the level graphics to mimic those from from the NES, Gameboy, Gameboy colour and SNES and you can also randomise pretty much everything so that graphics and your character changes per level.
It really is superb stuff indeed and a new twist on our familiar classic platformer. Let’s hope Nintendo doesn’t take offence.