Mari0 Portal is out!

mario with a portal gunRemember that 8-bit Super Mario Bros. game I told you about a while back? You know, the one where Mario gets a portal gun. It's out and free to download for the world!


Two genre defining games from completely different eras: Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. and Valve's Portal. These two games managed to give Platformers and First-Person Puzzle Games a solid place in the video game world. But what if Nintendo teamed up with Valve and recreated the famous Mario game with Portal gun mechanics?

A complete from scratch recreation of Super Mario Bros. with a focus on perfectly imitating the feel the 1985 classic gave us. Then give Mario a portal gun, add puzzle game mechanics from Portal and there you go. And if that wasn't crazy enough, play 4-player coop, with everyone having their own Portal gun!


  • Complete recreation of SMB Elements from Portal Portal gun that shoots portals 4-player simultaneous coop Level Editor that was used to create the levels in the game 33 different hats Downloadable Mappacks Game modifiers for extra fun

As of this post I have yet to try the game for myself yet but am very excited to do so. Well, what are you waiting for? Go and get the game now! You can download it from their site at

Thanks to Joshi for the tip.


Mario Portals Splitscreen

super portal bros Remember that Mario + Portal indie game I mentioned before? Now it has a 2-player mode.

Much like Portal 2, Mari0 looks to have a 2-player feature. Each of the brothers holds their own portal gun and I assume that it'll have the same properties as the 2 player aspect in Portal 2. I can't wait how the puzzles will turn out with this one.

What's interesting in this video isn't the 2-player aspect though but about the splitscreen. When the two brothers are close to each other there is no split. When one ventures off too far that's where the split happens. However the screen splits depending on which side of the stage each brother is in. Watch how the screen moves in 0:25 too see what I mean.

I can't wait for this one. :D

Super Portal Bros?

Apparently the chubby, mushroom addicted, plumber will be getting Valve's famous Portal Gun. This isn't just a mod of Super Mario Bros. but is an actual game that is developed. I remember seeing a flash movie of Mario with a Portal Gun by Dorkly and I'm surprised (and glad) that someone is turning that concept into a real game.

Here is some of the info from the developer's blog at

Mari0 factsheet

Since Mari0 is suddenly popular, I guess posting some information will be useful.

  • Yes, this is an actual game being developed - it is not a mod of any existing one. It’s coded with Löve (info at the bottom of the left menu) and will be released for free (so we don’t get stabbed by lawyers)
  • All the source code of the game will be available after release
  • The game will have mappacks, which will be downloadable from ingame. Users most likely won’t be able to publish maps directly, but will be able to send them in and we’ll add them for everyone to use.
  • The primary maps will have a story and some portaly puzzles. What kind, well, we’ll figure that out as we go
  • Level editor will be embedded in the game so you can edit the level while you play
  • Original SMB levels and Lost levels will be included
  • Simultaneous Multiplayer

Speaking of which, here’s a pic