Mario handles like a dream in SRB2, and he fits like a glove if you're at all familiar with his 3D outings. He's got triple jumps, wall jumps, long jumps, spin jumps--the list goes on, and that's before his arsenal of power-ups and trusty hammer come into play. There's a lot of novelty and nuance to this character, and I can't get enough of it.
Though he's easy to pick up, Mario has an impressively high skill ceiling. Knowing how to make the most of each tool in your kit will let you finagle your way past almost any obstacle in your path. Even challenges designed for characters like Knuckles or Fang aren't enough to stop Mario, and overcoming those just makes you feel unstoppable. This might be the first mod that has made me genuinely consider attempting a speedrun.
All of this holds especially true when you take Luigi into account. Not only does he play like his usual, floaty self, but even some of his acrobatics and power-ups have their own special flourish. Luigi's scuttle jumps and wavy, green fireballs helps him stand out from his brother in a big way, but not so much that you can't pick him up right from the get-go. The man in green got a lot of love, and it shows.
On top of everything else, Mario series veterans will appreciate how elements from all across his storied history come together in one complete, faithful package. This ranges from broad strokes like his impressive power-up variety (including Gold Mario from the oft-overlooked New Super Mario Bros. 2), all the way down to the minutiae of things like coins and unique sound effects. Special kudos for custom colors like Mondo and Groovy, for that wonderfully classic feel.
All of which is to say... a lot of love and care were put into these characters. Everything about it exudes quality, accessibility, and attention to detail, and I'm wonderfully excited to see what else is in store. If you haven't tried the bros. out yet, know that they have my glowing recommendation.
found a bug with mario: on red volcano zone (on the last part before the goal) if you jump on the lava flow thing mario takes damage but doesnt spring up like normal and goes back to walking on the lava for some reason (taking damage after this doesnt launch him up either)
Oh man. You have no idea how much this Mario mod makes me happy. From seeing the P balloon, the cape, Metal Mario. The MEGA mushroom?! This is one incredible Mario mod. And all of his moves fit him quite well in the way one would expect Mario to be for a platformer game.
Literally the best character on the message board in my opinion due to a multitude of reasons.
Movement - You have so many different movement options that are extremely fun to use with each-other. Making good use of the several moves at your disposal is very rewarding. Triple jumping into a wall jump into a dive, there's such a high skill ceiling with this character and so many awesome things you can do with him, it's amazing.
Visuals - The sprite-work here is BEAUTIFUL. Amazing work, I love it. And it fits perfectly in with SRB2 as well. The rainbow-effect on Mario when he gets a star as a homage to Galaxy 2 also looks amazing.
The attention to detail here is astonishing, the fact that Ground Pounding deals twice the damage as a normal move is awesome, being very useful for taking out bosses quicker.
Powerups - The powerups are awesome, with the Cape Feather being the best one in my opinion because flying with him feels REALLY GOOD, and allows you to get to so many places so fast, especially being able to cancel your dive with the cape-spin so that you can float normally and wall jump, just the movement options are extended so much. Not to undermine the usefulness of other powerups, its just the cape offers so much that its hard to not say anything about it. All of the powerups are really solid in my opinion.
I also like how the powerups replacing the item-boxes makes sense, for example it makes perfect sense for the Cape Feather to replace the Whirlwind Shield.
I also like how faithful it is from the original series, for example the Giant Mushroom awarding 1ups for destroying a certain amount of enemies is really fun.
The Super Mario Galaxy health bar,
and of course the coins replacing rings just like in the actual games.
If you get a Star Powerup AND a Giant Mushroom you can get like 20 lives extremely quick, a bit broken but I LOVE it!
Him being able to grab ledges is really useful, how his move-set offers great height and great speed when used properly is really nice, everything here is solid as a Block.
I haven't even mentioned the amount of extra stuff here added that isn't necessary but is greatly appreciated. His SRB2Persona support is AWESOME. I didn't even know you could do action commands in SRB2Persona but you put them in and I love you for it. I love the Super Mario RPG and Paper Mario series and you did them, i don't even know if justice is the right word, it's so good and cool.
The main seller with this character for me is you can do things with this character that no other character can do, he's easy to play and harder to master, when you do a trick to get up to a high place you earned that. Speed-running with this character is amazing.
The fact that you can do so many things with this character makes him my favorite, and I genuinely believe he's the best character.
The amount of effort, work, and love put into this character is extremely high. Thank you so much for allowing us to "a-play-a your game", y'know since playing as this character actually makes me feel like I'm playing a different game, he operates so differently from the vanilla characters, he's so unique and special in the best ways.
I feel like even after a long time, and a ton of more great character mods show up on this message board, this will still be the king. <3
Your Mario is amazing. He has so much cool powers, he's literally the most perfect character mod yet. So much effort was into this masterpiece, that even the small things you did are a reason he is perfect. Theres so much you can do so you'll never get bored with him. Other than feeling a little slippery I have nothing bad to say, because Mario is just that good.