Call of Duty has battle generously. Fallout has battle generous. Battlefield has battle royal. And now, so does the original Super Mario Bros. A mud has created a 99-player version of Super Mario Bros., and you can play it in your web browser, at least until it gets released and desist from Nintendo.
Modder and YouTuber InfernoPlus excited, by his own account, three weeks rebuilding the original NES Super Mario Bros. code in html 5. But with his version, you play alongside one hundred other Marios, who appear on the screen as ghostly versions of the plumber. Instead of dropping onto an island full of weapons, however, you will be playing levels from the classic game.
The idea is to make it to the end of the world and defeat Bowser first. It's not just a race, though: while players don’t interact directly, each power-up can only be picked up by one player, and a kick-off can hit other players.
Here's InfernoPlus explaining how to make the game (try to ignore the obnoxious YouTube memes):
] Predictably, it's basically chaos. But it works, and it even supports controllers.
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Sure, it's mostly a gag, but the level of detail and faithfulness to the original that InfernoPlus has achieved are impressive feats. I found jumping lagged just while I tried it out, but otherwise, yeah, this is Super Mario Bros. You're just playing with 98 other jerks.