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

    More information

    Published311 days ago
    PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
    Tagslowrezjam, mario, Metroidvania, Pixel Art, Platformer, Retro
    Average durationAbout a half-hour


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    1985 Windows Version 47 MB
    1985 Linux Version 58 MB
    1985 Mac Version 63 MB


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    Good times from a good year and a good game inspired by it. Good job on this.

    Now flip it and make a Metroid with Mario themes! Ha.

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    Thanks! I tried my best ;)

    Typewriters are these guys http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/wii/images/d/d8/Lakitu_SSBB_Art.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/276?cb=20120617173337

    As much sense as that makes...I still like "Golden typewriter sawblade guys."

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    I like this name too.

    Oh my god I died to the first Goomba.

    That's... Impressive XD

    fuckin good!!!

    Thanks man!

    This game was amazing. I really appreciate this so much. I loved everything about it. PLEASE continue to make games. The level design was so solid.

    Thanks you very much! I won't stop creating games :)
    I created a post-jam version by the way with bigger resolution and minimap. I just forgot to upload it to itch.io. I'll do it in a day or two. But if you want to try it right now, here's a link to it on GameJolt: http://gamejolt.com/games/1985/143603

    Really cool! Nice concept, and great execution given how small the view is

    It'sa him!


    It's Mario! Like it!

    Thanks :)

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    very nice! I like it! Waiting for high resolution release =)

    Thanks! I'll consider creating high-res version after the jam.

    Funny game, comptetive gameplay even for me, not platformer-lover.
    I've called all lives but could killed the boss(
    Can't U add the lifebar for him?

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    Glad that you've liked my game :)
    I'll add lifebar for the boss and sounds in the update.