Super Mario Bros. Crossover [ GAME ]

Update: Version 3.0 of Super Mario Bros. Crossover is now available. Click here to start playing!

Imagine being able to play the original Super Mario Bros. as Mega Man, Samus Aran, Simon Belmont, Link, Bill Rizer or even Mario. Dream no further because thanks to Exploding Rabbit now you can.

Super Mario Bros. Crossover is as close to a picture perfect version of the original Super Mario Bros. as you can get on the web. All the additional characters (Samus Aran from Metroid, Simon Belmont from Castlevania, Link from The Legend of Zelda, Bill Rizer from Contra and Mega Man from Mega Man) look, sound and behave as they did in their original games. Even the music for the stage changes depending on who you choose.

Which character to use and when definitely depends on the level. I highly recommend using Simon Belmont on 1-2. His throwing axe will break through most of the blocks added a brand new experience to the game.

As a classic gaming purist I cannot give this game a higher recommendation.


  • Kalgalath

    An excellent find. Very fun indeed, although personally i found the controls a bit counter-intuitive.

    thats probably just me though. try it out folks. ^.^

  • Kalgalath

    erm.. nevermind.. i went back to the start and THEN notice the change controls dialog…. AFTER i posted my comment.. =attempts to pull foot out of mouth and head out of nether cavity.=

  • Leon

    It’s the BEST thing EVER. Good work!! You should consider adding Ninja Gaiden.

  • BigLord

    ^It’s not his, lmfao. But Ryu in Super Mario Bros would be way too manly :P

  • gelugon2105

    Damn, time-consuming fun!

  • Gelugon_Baat

    Thanks for hosting this, Steve!

  • Gelugon_Baat

    Just so you know.

    Steve, you stated: “As a classic gaming purist I cannot give this game a higher recommendation.”

    Considering that this is a game with more than a few cross-overs, it’s… not exactly pure.

  • Piffle

    This game is very fun, but Simon is almost impossible to use. He won’t move when jumping unless you were already moving which makes precision jumping near impossible and unless you double jump you can’t reach most things. Samus also has problems, like not being able to hit Goombas and when you go into ball mode your screwed. Also, why does getting hit remove all your powerups? That makes no sense. In the original Mario it only removed one.

    Its a good game, but its got some problems that make it near unplayable.

  • Kevin

    Piffle: When Fire Flower Mario gets hit in the original Super Mario Bros., he does indeed go straight back to regular “small” Mario.

  • Marvin

    It’s a great game, but I can’t get my controller to work with it for some reason.

  • Gelugon_Baat

    Personally, I find Samus and Simon difficult to use. Mega Man and Billy appear to be the most useful – and overpowered.

  • Steve Napierski

    @Marvin They explain how to use the controller with it here.