For many of us, Super Mario Bros.' World 1-1 level is permanently etched onto the back of our eyelids. Who could forget that iconic start - Question Mark Block, row of blocks with Goomba underneath, Warp Pipe, and so on? Magical.
Anyway, before we get too misty-eyed, it's time to think about how that level might play out if it was completely transformed into other genres. What if Mario wasn't a platforming hero? What if he liked to be the star of text-based adventures or FMV games, or even take part in a battle royale scenario?
Well, as it happens, that's exactly what the folks at the Big Breakfast Collective have imagined in this video below. Team members Alex Williams, Phillip Busch, Dennis Lorenze, and Mattia Traverso have recreated that opening level in ten different ways, sharing the project on Itch.io. We don't think it perfectly suits every style thought up here, but some certainly give our trusty 1-1 an interesting spin.
Would you like to see Mario branch out into even more genres in the future? What would your ideal Mario spin-off look like? Let us know in the comments.