Here at Nintendo Life we rather enjoy videos of extremely complex and difficult Super Mario Maker stages - it's easier to admire the play of others than to attempt them ourselves, after all. The precision and skill in both the stage designs and the players that clear them can be extraordinary.
Often we share videos of creators clearing their crazy efforts in order to get them uploaded into the game, but there are eager players that task themselves with the job of getting the elusive first clear on 'Super Expert' levels. When browsing the game's subreddit we saw a post by 'ReflectivistFox', in which he cleared a level prominent in the 0% completed list on the site. The level in question is 'POWer Shell' by Imthe666st, and sure enough its bookmark page shows one clearance from over 5000 attempts at the time of writing.
ReflectivistFox reckons they put a combine 12.5 hours into clearing the stage, and has produced a neat video to show the successful run. Not only can you marvel at how it's done, but there's a funny blooper reel that shows some of the easy mistakes to be made in Super Expert levels.
Check it out below.
[source reddit.com, via supermariomakerbookmark.nintendo.net]
Makes Dwarf Fortress look easy.
and this is why I'll never beat insane mario
That was pretty dang funny.
So many of these insane trick jumps...
I'm so glad these insane levels can now be created in an official game. These clear runs are very entertaining to watch but I don't want to try to complete these kind of levels myself.
meh..... looks average difficulty to me
It's not particularly difficult IF you compare it to other kaizo levels.
Great work nonetheless, really enjoyed the fails part.
@Cainenghis it's not particularly difficult????? I know you said compared but Jesus Christ it's hard as hell any way you put it.
Where's the bookmark link?
small smw mario is just so charming and funny. never gets old.
How is that fun? It just looks like needless self imposed torture.
This level seems a bit one note. It seemed to just rely on being able to reliably jump and throw the shell to propel you up. It's impressive to see someone complete it, but the level itself wasn't that impressive (in terms of design).
@SLIGEACH_EIRE: I think you've forgotten that needless self-imposed torture is a form of fun for some people.
Wow. I love the music video at the end showing how hard pulling it off was for him.
If I ever tried that stage, I'd rip my hair out xD
Hm...I'd say that's pretty much par for the course in Mario Maker levels (I ****ing hate Expert and Super Expert...so much!)
It's pretty cool to see one of these levels that I would never have the patience/free time to even think about completing cleared by someone other than the person who made it. Nice job!
Yes, this looks really hard. But doable after lots and lots and lots of training, while the Panga levels look impossible!
I like difficulty and challenge, but these perfect-frame, one-chance, superbrutal unforgiving kaizo stages are only for those gifted with hyper-reflexes and an unlimited amount of patience.
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