Minecraft Super Mario Mod is Re-Creating a Classic Game

Published: March 13, 2020 1:46 PM /


Minecraft Super Mario mod cover

Minecraft Super Mario mod is in the works. A Minecraft modder by the name of TheSycorax has spent the better part of two months recreating a classic NES game and it's making pretty darn good progress.

There have been several Minecraft mods over the years which run emulators, videos, and other interesting experiences within the Minecraft engine. This is not like that, no — instead, it is a recreation of the original Super Mario. Bros game from the ground up. What's really impressive is what you see when the modder zooms out the camera:

Minecraft Super Mario mod zoomed out
The Minecraft Super Mario mod takes place on a gigantic in-game screen.

The up-close view shows you a full 4:3 screen of the original Super Mario Bros. screen, but the TheSycorax zooms out to reveal that it's actually taking place on a gigantic screen in a Minecraft game world.

More details are in the /r/Minecraft submission about the mod. Currently, the simplest of features are in the game but there's still a lot of work to go; as an example, big Mario only recently got the ability to break bricks. Enemies still need to be added, and there are still some technical issues, too. The movement isn't quite as smooth as it is in the original game, but it's certainly getting there,

Where Can You Get the Minecraft Super Mario Mod?

If you think this Minecraft mod is pretty cool and you'd love to play it, you're unfortunately going to have to wait a while.

"I won't be releasing a download for this at the moment because it is not yet complete," TheSycorax said on Reddit. "But Hopefully by May or June of this year I should have something ready for release but I don't think it will be a full game."

For now, you can keep an eye on his Reddit user page to keep up with the mod's updates. It will hopefully have a public release in early Summer 2020.

What do you think of the Minecraft Super Mario mod? What classic games would you love to play in Minecraft? Let us know in the comments below!

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