SMBX - What is it?
In the year 2009, Andrew "Redigit"
Spinks began work on the game: Super Mario Brothers X. Gradually the
game gathered a following among fans of the Mario game series.
In my opinion, it is perhaps one of the all-time best Mario fan games.
It combined gameplay elements from games such as Super Mario Bros,
by Super Mario Bros. 2, SMB 3, Super Mario World, and the Legend of
Zelda, etc. The built-in level editor allows the user to not only
edit levels, along with an engine to debug them in real time,
but also allows the player to create full-fledged episodes with a
Unfortunately in 2011, Redigit received a call from the
lawyers of Nintendo, who threatened him and demanded he remove SMBX
and stop any further development. After some time, the
supermariobrothers.org domain was also taken over by Nintendo. So
such a remarkable project was killed.
But even so, it
continued to played. A lot of "episodes" have been made for SMBX,
and the game is still very popular. However, the game was not perfect.
The game would often overload the processor to 100%, even when the
user is not performing tasks or using other programs.
were several attempts to revive the project, but they all failed.
main mistake: the game was published UNDER A COPYRIGHTED BRAND.
Redigit was making money off SMBX with ads located in the SMBX
installer, on his forums, and on his website. Redigit was making
money with Nintendo's brand and characters, without permission.
Nintendo didn't approve of this and therefore SMBX was shut down.
Even today, SMBX still is in demand, many people still
create new levels and episodes, even custom programs that can
be used with SMBX.
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