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Super Mario Goomba Mode Free Online Game

Updated on December 7, 2010
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Everybody loves Mario, that courageous plumber who never seems to realize that he's being used by the Princess. But there is a darker side to the story, and its a darker side of carnage beyond your wildest dreams. Just how many innocent creatures does Mario need to slaughter to satisfy his yearning for blood?

It's time to imagine the Mario franchise from another perspective... from the perspective of a poor, lowly Goomba. A creature that nobody cares about. A creature destined to be flattened ignominiously by any player that comes along. As a Goomba, your life is forfeit to a greater cause. It's not really fair is it?

Super Mario Goomba Mode is a little game full of copyright infringement that turns the tables on the original Mario paradigm and gives the humble Goomba a little agency... a little autonomy. Now it is one lone Goomba's chance to gain vengeance for all its little Goomba brothers and sisters and kill as many Marios as possible.

Sounds like a most excellent idea for a game, right? It's entirely reminiscent, in my view of another similar 'turn a game on its head' game, Enemy 585. However, where Enemy 585 is fairly original and makes use of an interesting 'move the floor' system to create a game that's not only fun to play, but which can be appreciated on a creative and aesthetic level – Super Mario Goomba Mode is fairly derivative.

What taking control of a deadly Goomba translates to is the ability to move back and forth fairly slowly and run into rampaging Marios, killing them with a single touch. Sounds easy so far? Well it is made a little more challenging by the fact that the Marios are not entirely defenseless. Occasionally they jump – apparently at random, but they're deadly even when behaving with mindless random intent. And if you get hit by one of those Marios? Well, it's night night nurse for you. The game is entirely unforgiving. You have but one life to give and if Mario lands on you when you're least expecting it, well, then the game is over. All over.

So, is it worth playing? Perhaps. I'd recommend Super Mario Goomba Mode to people who just can't get enough of the Mario franchise, and by that I mean your house is stuffed with Mario merchandise to the point where it has become a neighborhood oddity. You might also enjoy Super Mario Goomba mode if your levels of nostalgia have fallen dangerously low. The game features graphics and sounds lifted directly from the original game (which I can't imagine Nintendo will be well pleased by,) so it is an opportunity to connect with a simpler time.

Play Super Mario Goomba Mode.

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