Vintage Mario Fangames
i really like old mario fangames. like, a lot. they were, in my early days online, one of the only things i actually used the internet for - i.e, browsing the Mario Fan Games Galaxy homepage and scouring the archives for new [well, new to me at least] content.
even today a lot of these remain some of my favourite games, and a number of them strongly influenced my getting into gamedev. i still have dreams of creating a spiritual sequel to the Radiant Mask franchise, for example, or of bringing classics like Mushroom Pancakes to modern hardware... one day, perhaps.
it's entirely possible, of course, that the old guard of creators still have their own plans for their games - Phil Salvador for example, the creator of the Waligie series, recently released another entry - a rather short one compared to some of the other titles, but still very much in the same spirit. Emma Essex, the creator of the highly acclaimed Mario Left the Cheese Out, also recently re-released said title [along with a number of their other games, fan- or otherwise] on their itch.io page and while it does still suffer from the same issues modern hardware causes old CnC applications, seeing creators acknowledge and care for their old works is wonderful.
furthermore, these are just the original creators - there are always more games being submitted to MFGG by fresh developers, and i'm super excited to see what the new community brings us.
anyway... this page is dedicated to playthroughs of a few of these fangames. i would like to add some more content in the way of "critical analysis" at some point, but for now commentated gameplay footage is all i have.
right now there's only one: Aftermath, by Yrr. unfortunately, i miscalculate the audio levels and end up turning the game down to almost completely inaudible levels for fear of the music being too loud. whoops. well, at least i know to check my levels a bit more throughly for future installments now
i hear chitter might be getting a peertube instance some time in the future? if so, i'll probably reupload this and any other videos i create up there. youtube sucks and is Bad.
- Super Mario PC Challenge 7
- Fun In Space
- Mario Left the Cheese Out
- Late Night Mario
- Mario Quest 3
in the meantime, why not check out mfgg for yourself?