Super Mario Bros. Crossover to become Super Retro Squad
The Exploding Rabbit developers want to make their incredibly fun flash game Super Mario Bros. Crossover a more profitable venture, so they can you know, make a living and survive and stuff. But there’s one big glaring issue preventing it from happening, it’s the fact that all of the characters, levels, and music are all copyrighted material.
However, the team has come up with a rather simple solution, or at least a solution that sounds simple enough. Exploding Rabbit is planning to give the game a complete make over, with original characters (which will be parodies of the famous characters used in SMBC), levels, and music, with the core gameplay remaining the same.
Creating the characters, levels, and composing the music for the newly dubbed Super Retro Squad will cost a fair bit of money, which is why the development team has opened a Kickstarter page and is asking for donations. The goal is to raise $10,000 in order to bring the game to PCs, Macs, Linux compatible computers, iOS, and Android.
The campaign has managed to raise over $6,500 thus far, with 25 days left to go.
If you’re a fan of Super Mario Bros. Crossover, be sure to check out the Kickstarter page to learn more about this original endeavour and maybe chip in a few bucks to help make it a reality.
Here’s the pitch video, in case you needed some additional persuading:
"Smart cat is smart."
When the hell did I say they COULD sue for SMC?
Nintendo has every right to sue someone for profiting off THEIR IP. Hell, if someone took my idea, changed it a little bit and tried to make money off of it. I'd sue them. It's not their idea to make money. Being dickish =/= business.
it would be more kickass, if it was released on the NES, cuz why not?
This is awesome and I want it to succeed because it's very deserved but honestly, some of the appeal in this game is playing as the different NES characters in NES levels. Changing that is sure to take away from some of the awesomeness of this game.
Still, if they can get it up on 360, I'll download it.
They're going to try and get it on as many platforms as they can so there is a chance it will end up on consoles.
I can see where he's coming from,he spent 3 years on SMBC so why not get paid for an idea like that.
Since they are not making profit off of Super Mario Crossover they can't sue and even then suing fans is the most dickish thing anyone can do (looking at you Metallica).
I'll be looking forward to it.
These dudes should make Super MariO Bros crossover
Is it bad that I want to see Link with a Portal Gun?
That's cool. I understand making a profit and hope they succeed. Though I still hope they keep Super Mario Crossover as a separate game too. There's something about playing Mario as Simon Belmont.
so game is already free in better version. and your not bringing it consoles. whats the point
Support my Kickstarter so I can make a documentary about Kickstarter documentaries.
Cute kitty is too cute. [=)] Seriously though, I'm all for this project. Hope it can come to XBLA, PSN, and/or VC as well.
I understand that they want to make money, but to take a game that's already made, add your own characters.... Profit?
I dunno, if I was Nintendo, I'd sue their asses. Mario Crossover is creative, but it's not their IP to profit off of.
This I am totally down for... SMBC was a fun game and all but there's only so much enjoyment you can get out of playing SMB1 with different characters. Time to really flex your gaming muscle, Exploding Rabbit!
I wish it'd come to XBLA too. I'd totally buy it.
Wish I had some extra money to give, but I'm a bit skinned at the moment, but I do wish him the best of luck with this project.
Whoa.. that game look like so rad it's gonna be the bomb. Cant wait to see it on the cover of Screwtendo Power!
Man! Now i have to get a cup of coffee because of his unrestrained, highly contagious enthousiasm for his product.
I'm glad he's doing this. Wonder what makes him so Zen?
I approve of this