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Review by  Al Szigeti
Reviewed on 2010-08-25
Gameplay: 3/10 not very good you are a box going down, controls are off too.

Graphics: 4/10 A 4 for the menu and a 1 for the rest. Like I said, just a box.

Speed: 0/10 Terrible, this is the slowest "Mario" game out there.

Overall: 3.5/10 Don't download this if you think it is going to be a fun Mario game. It is nothing like Mario at all, and I would have to say that it is not even playable. It is not even fun the first time because of the horrendous speed.

In conclusion: Not worth the download/time/space.


Review
Review by  Kerm Martian
Reviewed on 2010-02-18
Note! This review was written for a previous version of this file!

I gave this game a try after admittedly having serious misgivings, and I'm disappointed to say I was correct in my hesitation. The screenshots are very misleading; the game is slower than molasses on a TI-84+SE, and while the gameplay mechanics are certainly solid enough, it's not an original idea or a particularly good implementation. Other than the painful slowness, my biggest complaint is that every time you die (which you will often, because the controls feel sluggish and awkward), you have to press ENTER to the "You Lose" message, wait for the main menu to render (slowly), scroll down to the map you were playing, press ENTER, and wait for the level to slowly render. A much better solution would have been to return the player to the starting position in the map without leaving it, erasing and redrawing it, or going anywhere near the main menu.

Anyway, on to the quantitative metrics:

Gameplay: 5/10 You move left and right, and you jump. Much to my confusion, jumping causes the dot that is your character to both jump and move sideways, which killed me several times. I eventually gave up.

Graphics: 6/10 The main menu is nice, the levels are functional enough, nothing amazing.

Speed: 3/10 Painful.

Replayability & Originality: 2/10 Once you beat one of the eight maps, there's nothing particularly fun about returning to it at any point. If you have the patience to play through all eight, I can't imagine anyone not promptly deleting this program to free up the 6KB of RAM and 4 Pic variables it occupies.

Overall: 16/40


Review
Review by  Tanner Hobson
Reviewed on 2010-02-01
Note! This review was written for a previous version of this file!

User friendliness: 9/10

If you read the read-me then this program is quite easy to use. Otherwise it doesn't have an ingame help section.

Originality: 7/10

This has been made many times. I do like the map editor though.

Features: 8/10

The map editor and the main menu are some features I liked. However I did not like the fact that your pictures had to be archived to load or edit a map.

Overall: 8/10

I liked this game, but would most likely not keep it on my calculator. I would like to see some premade levels included so that we do not need to make our own before we can try the game itself.


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