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
It's a really fun mod and is worth downloading but i have one issue that i don't know how to fix and it's that whenever i run the mod on my server it crashes to desktop after a random amount of levels and i wish this wouldn't happen so if you could find what could cause it that would be awsome
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)
This is a pretty fun character to play around with. Mario's vast moveset helps keep the gameplay feeling fresh when traversing through levels, and even without using the large selection of fun powerups, it feels satisfying to tackle difficult challenges with his various moves to get through areas (including places that are character specific, such as tails only areas). I also appreciate that while he's able to swim, Mario can still make full use of his moveset underwater. I will say that while some of the powerups feel pretty strong, the P-Balloon stands out as being especially powerful even in comparison to the rest. I was expecting a time limit to be present as it was in Super Mario World, especially considering you can gain infinite height with it.
As for the SRB2 Persona implementation, implementing mechanics from his other games was a nice touch and certainly gives him a unique feel over playing as other characters. I did struggle with the jump timing at first (I'm unsure if it's a stricter timing here than in the actual games or if I'm just rusty), but it's not bad at all once you get used to it. I really do hope this serves as encouragement to others to play around with custom mechanics a little bit when making characters for SRB2 Persona or adding support for the gamemode to their characters.
It's alright. The numerous custom features are probably the best part about this addon, and really serve as a highlight of what Lua can do in SRB2 these days! The sprites are fine, and making so many different animations at so many angles is certainly an impressive feat, but they're not really something that particularly wowed me.
After seeing so many rave reviews about Mario's gameplay complementing SRB2 itself quite well, I guess my expectations became a bit too high. The many abilities that Mario has are definitely fun to use, but for some reason Mario feels way too slippery to me, which really brought down my enjoyment of basic platforming...
Alright, first off: the Mega Mushroom theme sounds EXACTLY like it'd be a Silvagunner track.
Besides that, the powerups are great (granted, i wish the mini mushroom and gold flower were swapped around), Mario getting the Red Star when he enters a NiGHTS stage is genius, and SRB2Persona support just turning the game into an amalgamation into Mario RPG, M&L, and Paper Mario is genuinely amazing. Hopefully we get a Luigi somewhere later down the line.
Second off, here's some of my gripes:
Personally, I'd prefer if there was option to set dive to a separate button, since I either have to choose between only being able to dive odyssey style or not being able to change direction in the air while using my hammer.
It'd be a lot more convenient if the "hey stinky" emote could be moved to a button rather than being chat-only. Also, hitting anything that's relatively high in the air with a flower-type powerup is a pain. Maybe make it so that you can change the trajectory by moving the camera up or down?
Besides all that, pretty good character. I would recommend.
This is one of the best add-ons out there, its amazing how faithful this is to the old colletathon Mario games, the way the power ups were implemented is simply outstanding, this deserves an easy 5 stars
This mod is defo the main pick if you wanna play as Mario. Those old mods using the superstar saga dx sprites aren't nearly as good as this coding masterpiece. It's great to sit back and just play "Spot the Mario refrence". The powerups work so well with the levels, and it just, well, doesn't feel like SRB2 to me anymore. This mod did to me why HL Alyx did, it spoiled my taste in SRB2 mods.
It's a damn shame this mod doesn't work well with Pipe Towers / MKB revamped. The mushrooms that give you shields don't exactly tell you what abilities Mario's gonna get.
Guess who forgot to do this after playing the Mario's game.
Simply an outstanding add-on, up there with the likes of SMS and Skip/Jana. Mario just feels right at home here, especially with Pipe Towers being a thing. The entire moveset is flush and relies on the terrain around him, just like the other 3D Mario games.
The music is just icing on the cake. The Speed Shoes theme morphing into the Mega Mushroom theme especially hit me like a tornado.
And I can't even BEGIN on the power-ups! Fire/Ice(!)/Golden/SUPERBALL(!!!) Flowers are just awesome, Mini Mushroom is just slippery enough, P-Balloon was an unexpected surprise, CAPE FEATHER RETURNS BABYYYYYYYYYY-, Metal Cap also is just awesome, Kuribo's Shoe also makes a great return, and of course the Mega Mushroom and Super Star are right at home as Speed Shoes and Invincibility respectively.
While there are a few other mods on this board that can match the incredible level of polish and effort that went into Super Mario, none of the mods of that caliber produce a character that fits so naturally into the vanilla game's level design.
Speaking completely honestly here, this mod is so good that I feel like it deserves to be included in the base game.
Mario's moveset fits right at home here and genuinely feels like an official 3D Mario game, it flows extremely well when playing good. (not to mention the beautiful sprites!)
The powerups, GOD, the powerups, I've never had so much fun as when flying around with Cape Mario, and the Mini Mushroom's floatyness feels really nice to control
The only issue with Mario that I have is that the spin can sometimes be inputted on accident, but that's a really small problem (also, although this isn't an issue by itself, it would be really nice if there were a properly function BLJ that let you zip backwards)
I look forward to all future project from the development team, and hope the Mario mod gets the recognition it deserves!
This mod is absolutely phenomenal, up there in quality with the likes of SMS and Samus. His sprites are a direct translation to the SRB2 style, which makes him fit right in with Sonic and the gang. His movement feels almost 1-1 to an official 3D Mario game, making him easy to pick up and play right from the get go, and, when mastered, his multiple jumps, ability to swim, dive, hammer, crouch/crawl and ground pound, as well as his most powerful ability, grabbing ledges, alongside his powerups allow him to take literally every possible path in SRB2, whether they're Knuckles only, Fang only, or :insert character here: only.
His powerups are all incredibly well made, each offering a unique and fresh take on his gameplay, changing what paths or moves the player would opt to use in most situations. The selection of powerups he has is also incredible, some powerups never being seen in a 3D Mario game or even never being seen again after their debut. My only complaint with powerups is that the ones that shoot projectiles completely remove his ability to use his hammer, replacing the "attack" button outright. Perhaps the mariomenu could have the option to change what button powerup specific moves are used with in a later update?
Despite how incredibly accurate he is to official titles, I do feel like he's missing at least one thing. The ability to pick up certain objects, such as Koopa shells, the balls you stand on to traverse lava, or statues/gargoyles that can be freely pushed around by players. This ability would feel right at home for Mario, as most 3D Mario games allow him to pick up objects and move them around freely. It would also make certain puzzles much more entertaining and less of a hassle to do.
All in all, Super Mario is easily one of the best mods ever made for SRB2, introducing many new mechanics and gameplay possibilities not seen by any other character. If you're for any reason on the ropes about trying him out, your only regret will be not giving him a shot.
Genuinely one of the best character mods in this game so far. I've always been a fan of characters who can use multiple options to maneuver around the environment AND use the environment to their advantage, and Mario is a prime example of this.
Mario causes you to reimagine how you play SRB2 in general, and with some tweaks, *this* is along the lines me and others want to see SRB2 go down: Many ways to use the environment to their advantage. It also, funnily enough, fixes the slippery issue many newcomers to SRB2 experience due to the accel curve of Mario starting off at a higher speed but taking longer to get to top speed.
You, Dirk and SMS Alfredo and others, have done well. Good job.
Very rarely does a character shake up the overall playstyle of a game as Mario has here. From the unique playstyle forcing players to think of new routes, to the abundence of many solid power ups, Mario is without a doubt one of the most polished modded characters for SRB2!
This is amazing! I love how it goes back to actual mario games' roots, from powerups to even the score system. My only bug is with using mario in multiplayer gamemodes, like match, e.g. In there, the mega mushroom is VERY overpowered, and you get 1000 points everytime you get a powerup. I really really love this mod, so if you could just fix that minor bug then I would really love that.