Review Information
Game Reviewed Super Mario: Magnum Opus, by grizzledwarveteran23
Review Author Roo
Created May 13 2022, 2:17 PM

General Commentary and Game Overview
This game is a solid contender for the Cleverest Title award at the TGA's.
Pros + Interesting gameplay
+ Unique-ish story
+ Good soundtrack
+ Neat enemies
Cons - A bit hard to get used to
- Some of the graphics are a bit lacking
7 / 10
The gameplay is... interesting. It's definitely among the best "Mario with a gun" games I've seen since you get to do more with your gun than just shooting the enemies, but it's also a bit hard to get used to. The fact that Mario shoots in the direction he's facing rather than the direction the mouse is in definitely led me to more than a few deaths.

One thing I especially appreciate is the amount of gameplay variation. Never thought I'd help Mario transport nuclear waste with a sub.

The story is pretty neat. I wish there was a little more to it, but the way it's presented with the text cutscenes is cool and surprisingly unique for a fangame.
7 / 10
A decent mixture of ripped and self-made graphics. You can definitely tell which graphics were self-made, and a lot of them definitely leave something to be hoped, but some of them are actually pretty neat. I like most of the enemy sprites in particular. Never thought about how much I needed Gangster Pokey in my life until I played this game.
8 / 10
Most of the soundtrack and sound effects are solid, though their audio quality is sometimes a bit wack.
Final Words
7 / 10
It's not without flaws, but that doesn't mean it's not worth playing.

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