Posts tagged “Super Mario Maker”

Thursday, 5 November 2015

“Of the Month” November 2015

TV Show of the Month:
BandInSeattle
Band in Seattle

An extremely well-produced show that airs Saturday nights on CW11/KSTW that showcases performances and interviews with an incredible variety of Seattle bands (hence the name of the show). I’ve been in the live studio audience for a couple of the tapings. And many of my friends have been fortunate enough to perform on the show! It’s fun, and the interspersed interviews give great insight into these Seattle bands that (as the hipsters might say) you’ve probably never heard of.

Video Game of the Month:
SuperMarioMaker
Super Mario Maker

This is a dream come true. I was about seven or eight years old when Super Mario Bros. was released into arcades (and shortly afterwards into the original NES). Ever since then there has been a fantasy way in the back of my mind about what kinds of levels I would design if I could. Well, now I can. And it is gloriously fun. One of the reasons why I have posted so few updates on this website in the past month is because almost all of my free time (that I’m not spending with my beautiful wife and beautiful daughter) is spent making levels and playing levels that other people have made.


I’m actually shocked at how few of my friends also have this game. I personally believe that every person in the whole entire world should have this game. This isn’t just the game of the month. This is the game of the year. The game of the decade. The game of the century. Heck, the game of the millennium. So of you have Super Mario Maker, please play my levels (you can see the level code for one of them in the tweet above). And send me your level codes so I can play yours!

Tweeter of the Month:
vancityreynolds
Ryan Reynolds @vancityreynolds

Hey, Chris, what are you doing? Ryan Reynolds is a huge movie star; he doesn’t need you to promote him! Well, that’s true, but he also just happens to be frikkin’ hilarious, and it’s very obvious that no manager/handler/PR ever gets anywhere near his tweets:

It’s always appreciated when a celebrity gets to have honest fun with the rest of us plebes without any filters in between.

Categories: Of the Month.

Friday, 25 September 2015

My first Super Mario Maker level

Ooooh, it's all official and everything!

Ooooh, it’s all official and everything!

YES! I finally picked up Super Mario Maker a couple of days ago (SO CAN YOU). And last night I uploaded my first-ever completed level, which I called “Shooting Gallery” because it’s all about hitting contained enemies with turtle shells. I briefly considered calling it “The Slave Pits of Orion” but thought that might be offensive on a few levels.

Anyway, you should play it: 15B5-0000-006A-C8C6

And let me know what you think! As of this morning nobody had beaten it except me (I didn’t think it was too terribly difficult, all things considered).

Categories: Video Games.