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Steve Wiebe to Participate in Mario Marathon, May Jump Barrels for Charity

Posted by James Newton

Legendary gamer signs up for latest Speed Gamers crusade

With everyone and their dog being on a legal Mario high at the moment, the team over at The Speed Gamers has announced its next marathon will be taking in all the plumber's greatest titles – yes, including Hotel Mario – when it kicks off on June 11th. The plan is to take in a week's worth of constant Mario and Wario gaming, broadcast live on the Internet, to raise money for Autism Care and Treatment Today.

Although his favourite title isn't on the list to be played, previous Donkey Kong world record holder Steve Wiebe will be making an appearance during the marathon to chat about plumbing, world records and probably a tiny bit about Billy Mitchell too.

Check out the full schedule over on the Speed Gamers site and look out for the marathon starting on June 11th. European gamers notice this is the same date as Super Mario Galaxy 2's release, presenting a tough choice indeed.

[via thespeedgamers.com]

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User Comments (7)

Big_A2

#1

Big_A2 said:

I happenend to have seen King of Kong last week. They really make Billy Mitchell out as a total.

I wonder if Steve Wiebe can play any games other than Donkey Kong? :|

Chris720

#3

Chris720 said:

I may do both. Watch this and play SMG2 at the same time. :)

Shame Donkey Kong isn't in there though, it's a classic title that should be worthy enough to of been put in, Iwonder if they're just scared they might get a butt kicking from Steve and don't want to get shown up? :P

AlanEdgeHead

#6

AlanEdgeHead said:

As a member of TheSpeedGamers community, and player of the 16 Star Run of Super Mario 64 in the marathon, I'll tell you why Donkey Kong isn't on the list. Steve Wiebe is playing it for us and that list is just of the regular Speed Gamers. Plus, we still don't know when in the week Steve will be playing, so we can't put him on the schedule just yet. A new version of the schedule will likely be released.

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