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“Super 1-1 Challenge” is a Wild Reimagining of Super Mario Bros. Level 1-1 as an FPS

The gaming community is constantly evolving, as talented developers and designers create new and innovative experiences for players worldwide. "The Super 1-1 Challenge" reimagines the iconic Level 1-1 of the original Super Mario Bros. as a first-person shooter. It originally released on March 10th, 2020 for free by developer Sean Noonan, but a recent update has made a HUGE leap in terms of graphics, utilizing the Unreal Engine.

Fixes and features in v1.05 (Released on MAR10 - Mario Day!)

  • Updated project from 4.26 to 4.27

  • Significant project cleanup

  • Added some new coin locations

  • Updated all models, animations, textures, effects and materials

  • Added foliage in the form of grass tufts, small rocks and other small details

  • New and improved water (!)

  • New and improved sky (!)

  • Fixed numerous LOD's

  • Fixed a bunch of shadow issues

  • Fixed depth of field

  • General performance improvements

  • Improved character controls

  • Additional game options

  • Added mouse control to in-game menus

  • Made trees "fun" :D

All from a Discord Challenge

"The Super 1-1 Challenge" was developed by Sean Noonan as part of the Mapcore monthly Discord challenge, which encourages developers to create unique, engaging game levels for players. This creative endeavor gave Noonan the opportunity to reinterpret the legendary World 1-1 from Super Mario Bros., blending nostalgia and innovation to produce an unforgettable gaming experience.

Pssst, Hey, Nintendo... hire this guy!

Gameplay Mechanics

"The Super 1-1 Challenge" puts players in the shoes of a first-person shooter, as they navigate through a 3D recreation of Level 1-1 from the original Super Mario Bros. The goal is to reach the end of the course while collecting all the golden coins and hidden red coins scattered throughout the level. To add an extra layer of excitement, the game is a time trial, challenging players to complete the course as quickly as possible.

Unique gameplay mechanics not only test the players' shooting skills, but also their agility and puzzle-solving abilities, as they search for hidden coins and find the most efficient routes through the course. As players progress, they will face familiar Super Mario Bros. enemies, such as Goombas and Koopa Troopas, which must be dispatched with precision shooting.

Just look at these beautiful GOOMBA!

Super 1-1 Challenge is 'Nostalgia Meets Innovation'

By transforming Level 1-1 from Super Mario Bros. into a first-person shooter, Sean Noonan has masterfully combined the nostalgic charm of the classic game with the adrenaline-pumping action of modern FPS games. Players will feel an instant connection to the world they once knew, but with a fresh perspective and new challenges and fantastic Unreal Engine graphics!

This innovative approach to game design has garnered widespread acclaim, as it showcases the limitless potential of blending old and new gaming concepts. "The Super 1-1 Challenge" is a testament to Noonan's talents and a prime example of the exciting developments that can arise from community-driven challenges like the Mapcore monthly Discord event.

level 1-1
The Memories are flooding in!

Sean Noonan's "The Super 1-1 Challenge" is not only a love letter to the classic Super Mario Bros. but also a shining example of the endless possibilities in the world of gaming.

You can find more information on the game, chat or ask questions over on his Discord here:

My son and I are taking turns to see who can get the fastest time with highest coin count right now. What are you waiting for? If you haven't already, hit the link to download and try it out for yourself!


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