Original version of the game was created for the Lowrez Jam 2016.


The legend of the video game industry was born back in 1985. What if Shigeru Miyamoto and his team designed Super Mario Bros as a metroidvania type of game? Well... Let's try to imagine in this little tribute to the good old days.


You can use keyboard and that's fine. But this game also has gamepad support. You should give it a try!

Version History

1.2.1 - 22/02/17


  • increased shooting range for gunner enemies;
  • adjusted positioning in the final cutscene.

1.2 - 29/06/16


  • few interface changes;
  • added fullscreen option (desktop only);
  • minor tweaks and fixes.

1.1 - 11/05/16


  • increased game resolution from 64x64 to 170x96;
  • added minimap;
  • adjusted jump strength of tall character;
  • few small bug fixes.

1.0 - 17/04/16


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1985.zip 63 MB


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literally got stuck in a room in a minute of playing this game >:(

haha, hope that you enjoyed your time :)


somehow I managed to glitch my way through a goomba mushroom thingy underneath a roof that had one space between them (I had grabbed the mushroom that turns you big) and now a glitch saved me from a glitch

In this case it's not a bug, but a feature :D

Just finised playing, and this has to be one of my favorites!

Thanks for playing! I'm glad that you liked it 😊

I thought the way the screen follows you as you jump around is very janky and uncomfortable.

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I can agree with that. Tiny resolution is the cause of the problem.


Fun and addictive. I enjoyed the design and play through. Takes me back to good ol Mario. The colors are eye catching. The interactive environment added a good atmosphere to the game. Keep up the great work.

Thanks a lot and, of course, thanks for playing!


I look forward to playing more of your games.

Hope you'll like them.

I'll be sure to let you know :)