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Hypernova
Sprite Competition #1
Mar 13 2019, 3:01 AM

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It's been a while since we had a sprite competition. Anyways the theme is based on tilesets of any existing Mario games. For more details of the competition, please check it out at the link below.

https://forums.mfgg.net/showthread.php?tid=1692

The deadline is March 29, 2019.
 
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Yoshin
Happy Mario10~
Mar 11 2019, 1:05 AM

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Everyone's favourite day! Mar10! To celebrate why not play some of the many great fangames and hacks on the site!
In case you missed it, we've upgraded the wiki to the latest version of MediaWiki, but we're still in the process of sprucing things up so new account creation is currently disabled. We also got a new sysop with Hypernova!

In addition, the drawing competition has officially ended! Cast your votes over here before March 14th, 11:00 PM (UTC-5)!

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Who needs the Year of Luigi when Mario has a day every year.
 
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Hypernova
Small Updates!
Mar 8 2019, 6:45 AM

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Apologies for the delay, but I'm here to announce that the MFGG Wiki is back online! You will notice that the layout and theme is different - this is because the old MFGG Wiki theme is no longer compatible with the latest version of the MediaWiki software. Not to worry, though! We'll have a new theme up in due time!

In addition, if you feel like drawing something, we are currently hosting a new Drawing Competition at the forums! For more details, please check the thread out yourself here:

https://forums.mfgg.net/showthread.php?tid=1650&pid=19516
 
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Hypernova
Updates and more...
Mar 2 2019, 5:32 AM

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...you get the idea. It's time for another update!

First of all I want to get some of the important details out of the way:
  • Iíve gone over the main site core files and fixed the URL issues with commenting and messaging. You can post URLs without having to deal with broken links anymore.
  • The MFGG Wiki is currently down for maintenance. Weíll post another update once it's backed up.

Anyways, with that out of the way, here are this week's site updates:

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In other Nintendo news, as Iím sure youíve heard by now, Reggie Fils-Aime is retiring from his position at Nintendo of America. He is to be replaced by Doug Bowser. Sad to see him go!

And of course: Pokemon Sword and Shield. Which one do you plan to get?
 
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Vitiman
Introducing... Mario Video Game For Your Friends!
Feb 22 2019, 10:29 PM

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It's the best video game one could surely ask for, a game so great, people are making their own! Now with brand new Luigi Fun Zone, we can all get in on the action! Truly, it's Mario like you've never seen him before.

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Games
Thumbnail UniMaker 1.S
[Other] By Mario Silva
Make Your Own 2D Universe!
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This is the first time ...
Hacks, Mods
Thumbnail Luigi's Other Mansion
[OTHER (Please Specify)] By TheHappyFaceKing
Luigi's Other Mansion is a modification of Luigi's Mansion that shuffles around the entire mansion ...
Thumbnail [HACK] Super Mario Bros. 1.1 (Demo)
[Super Mario Bros 1 (NES)] By Guscraft 808 Beta 2.0†
The Very First Sequel of Super Mario Bros.
some things are glitchy and messed up, sorry, i will ...
Graphics
SMM SMB1 Ice/Snow Land By hdtv
SMM SMB1 Jungle/Forest By hdtv
NSMB-Inspired Grassland Tiles By LudwigVonPhoenix
Nabbit in SMB By CardBoardBox
SMM Goal Rings By hdtv
Toadette (Super Mario Advance 4-styled) By dumbmoonlight
SMW Custom Power-ups By Astroclimber26
Simple Mario World By hdtv
SMM2 Objects By hdtv
Custom DK '94 Enemies By The IT
Huckit Crab SMW Style By Turret 3471
SMRPG The Master from Paper Mario By Yakibomb
SMW Redrawn Mario Part 1 By YoY
Go! Go! Gooble!! - Items By Q-Nova
Go! Go! Gooble!! - Gooble/Swoopin' Stu By Q-Nova
Go! Go! Gooble!! - Enemies By Q-Nova
Go! Go! Gooble!! - Backgrounds By Q-Nova
Go! Go! Gooble!! - Menus & Pages By Q-Nova
Go! Go! Gooble!! - Misc By Q-Nova
SMM Pull switch and Turnip cannon By mariofan230
How-Tos
Super Mario Odyssey Capture Ability By RevampedSpider
Sounds, Music
NSMB Mega Mushroom (SMB) By MadNyle
Super Mario Land - All Sound Effects By Vitiman
High Quality Super Mario World Sound Rips By Hypernova
Reviews


Do you believe in higher power? I do. His name is Mario.
 
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Vitiman
A Farewell to VinnyVideo
Feb 13 2019, 3:43 AM

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Farewell Vinny!

VinnyVideo, whom has been a staffer on MFGG for over 7 years now, has finally decided to step down and pursue greater things in life. I know the feeling, as MFGG has become far less of a focal point for quite some time now, and even now as I barely log into check up on the community side of things, I still do main site stuff for the jolly goodness of it.

But VinnyVideo did far more than just check up on the community! Oh yes yes, he was essentially top admin for a few years, mainly after Guinea similarly stepped down a little while back. Vinny kept track of all ongoing things on the site, from the forums and our beloved main site, to even the Wiki and our official Discord! Prior to the official Discord, Vinny even engaged in the other unofficial outings of the community, including my old Skype group that dated back to ye olden year of 2012! Such were simpler times...

So, while we may wish Vinny a fond farewell, don't forget that he was piloting this ship for quite some time now. If you've been on this site in any active capacity between 2012 and now, odds are Vinny was the one doing a good chunk of the work around here. Not to discredit any of our other staff, past and present - it's just the man was such a workaholic! He was quite an active tech admin too, so he did a lot of behind the scenes junk as well.

So with all said and done, let's wish Vinny a pleasant future looking forward, and assure him that even without his guidance, MFGG will press on and be as good a site as it can be! Here's to looking forward! :)

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Of course, it's worth noting Vinny will still be semi-active on the site as a regular old tech admin, but that's the extent of his powers now. But still!
 
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Hypernova
大吉大利!
Feb 5 2019, 2:26 AM

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Happy Lunar New Year! Which can be also referred as Chinese New Year, Spring Festival, and many other names I might've missed from my radar.

Anyways, here are the updates of the week.

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Games
Thumbnail Mr. Pence Goes To The New Dough Disco: Definitive Edition
[Platform] By Misteryt1MFGG
Shake those sillies out because Mr. Pence is back! Crazy Miner has somehow been revived using Volvic ...
Hacks, Mods
Thumbnail Super Mario: Endless Earth
[New Super Mario Bros] By MARIOFANATIC64
Super Mario: Endless Earth is an open-world 2D Mario game. Explore a gigantic world and attempt to track ...
Thumbnail SMB Crowned Edition + Bonus (Bowsette playable)
[Super Mario Bros 1 (NES)] By Kazufox
SMB Crowned Edition has all the enemies in ther Super Crown variants. Also featuring special editions ...
Thumbnail Super Mario Bros. 3 Bowsette Boss Battle
[Super Mario Bros 3 (NES)] By Kazufox
Based on the Super Crown power-up, the final boss battle with Bowser has been changed to now be against ...
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SMAS - SMB2 - Upscaled Big Mario By Victor ManuelMR
SMB1 Enemies and More! By hdtv
Custom Mario (and Luigi) By TheEric132
Custom Enemies 1 By TheEric132
SMM Bero By mariofan230
SMM Stumper By mariofan230
SMM Snoodle By mariofan230
Tanooki Peach and Rosalina in SMW Style. By EpicLuigi
Custom Ants By The IT
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我祝你们春节快乐!恭喜发财!哈哈,我的中文不太好。
 
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Hypernova
New themes I suppose
Jan 28 2019, 11:35 PM

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As some of y'all already aware. We have added 3 more themes to the main site: Default MFGG (Pre-2018)*, The Lost Galaxy, and Blue Challenger. A big shout out to Mors for his hard work.

Anyway here are the updates:

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Games
Thumbnail Project Wario Land (Demo)
[Platform] By WwwWario
Project Wario Land is a fan game I have been working on for over a year now (with very varied working ...
Thumbnail Power Star Frenzy - 2019 Supernova Demo v0.2.4
[Platform] By Random.NICK
This is the final demo of Super Mario Power Star Frenzy. The fangame has been discontinued.
Explanation: ...
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SMM SMAS SMB2 Enemies By mariofan230
8-bit SMB1 Bowsette (playable) sheet By Kazufox
SMB3 Crowned Edition Full Sprite Sheet By Kazufox
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* Technically the Default MFGG theme was there before it was overwritten by the 2018 New MFGG theme. However it has been brought back from the dead.
 
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Vitiman
Следующее приключен&
Jan 20 2019, 7:23 AM

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First of all, we have two new moderators! Big shoutout to Evil Yoshi Toes and GamerInGeorgia for accepting the call to help us out in these trying times and being awesome peeps in general! I always liked that Evil Yoshi dude, something about him just screamed "positivity"... and it probably wasn't his name.

Also, don't forget the MFGG Awards are coming in soon! You still have a chance to vote, too! Nominations are now over, so head on over to the forums for FINAL VOTING, where you get to narrow down the nominees to who you want to win in particular. Voting ends January 28th, with the ceremony occurring the next day, so you have some time to think about what you want to vote for, but don't twiddle your thumbs either! We're all counting on you, here at MFGG.

With those announcements out of the way, I'd like to talk about something semi-personal regarding fangames lately that I've observed for a few years now:

Last Wednesday was the one year anniversary of Communist Mario: Mario Visits His Great Uncle in the USSR II, a very bizarre fangame made by me that people seemed to find amusing, and I was very satisfied with this as you might expect!

Of course, what are fangames now? Fangames can be a lot of things, and that's a very good thing! When I started going on MFGG 15+ years ago, I was astounded by how unorthodox and quirky the fangames were. I feel like a lot of fangames like that aren't made anymore, a small handful of outliers notwithstanding (including my own).

While I did say it was very cool to see fangames of all traits pop up in the last decade - and I was sincere about that - I do confess to missing when people made really strange or anti-official fangames. The kind of fangame that is so unusual that you just knew Nintendo never laid a finger on it.

A lot of you might scoff at this feeling and say that what I miss are merely called joke games now, and while there is some partial truth to this, I feel a joke game is inherently silly. What I'm referring to could just be anything beyond the realm of "mimicking the Nintendo feel" that a lot of us have come to love and appreciate. I mean, something so beloved would be prone to imitation, right? That's not even a bad thing, I think it's wonderful! But I do mourn the days of the bizarre and delightfully weird, and whenever a game like that DOES crop up on here or nearby, I cherish it. Unfortunately, I don't think many people otherwise do, and I worry I'm alone in finding these games to be interesting. I'm sure a lot of people have come here expecting quality Mario fangames that rival Nintendo's own entries in the franchise, and so this sort of game just isn't needed anymore. Truth is, I don't think it was ever really "needed", disregarding that Nintendo's output in the early 2000s when these kind of fangames ruled supreme was very experimental in of itself... although, maybe that's why? I shudder to think that the only reason such games came to be was because we were just mimicking Nintendo in a different way, no no no. I think the inclination to be weird came from limitation of the tools of the time. Back then, Game Maker was pretty much exclusively drag-and-drop, and The Games Factory and Multimedia Fusion were powerful but easy-to-use tools.

Perhaps it goes without saying, but independent game development has grown significantly in the last 10 years, and fangames have benefited from this growth just as much as indie titles have. The tools have become more accessible, and people can make more impressive things now. This has been both a blessing and a curse, as it seems this resulted in fangaming shifting from a celebration of the amateur to a challenge to the professional.

Not to be mean to any of these efforts, but I do think the overall strive to achieve this has sort of missed the point of fangames. It's perfectly fine to make something adequate and polished, but I never cared too much for it overtaking the enjoyment of doing something beyond the norm. Heck, I even prefer fangames that are straight forward but go beyond the usual settings and characters/ideas. Our very own Yoshin is doing a Super Mario World hack that draws significant influence from Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario Land 2, both titles that are very much overlooked by Nintendo themselves (and even most fans!) nowadays. We could use more drawing from obscure-er channels, if you ask me.

In closing, while I may have gone on a tangent and put little emphasis on the promotions and upcoming MFGG Awards, I do feel it was important to address this interesting sea change on MFGG and other fan communities. I can't force people to make anything in particular, and I wouldn't want to either! I just think it would be really cool to see more... unorthodox things. You know, take some more influence from the absolute strange things older fangames did. To all you newbies/youngsters, go back to the older fangames hosted right here and play a few of them. Not all of them have aged very well (indeed, a lot of them have aged very badly, as I have found out over the years), but I was surprised to see just how outside the box they could be. Things like "Mario Left the Cheese Out" and "N Team" used to be the norm - now, they are merely a footnote in the vast and expanding history of what it means to make a fangame. A curiosity, more than a standalone work to be enjoyed for being what it is.

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Hypernova
We step further into 2019
Jan 9 2019, 5:16 AM

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It's time for another update!

First of all, we decided to award the November 2018 Game of the Month award to Super Mario and the Sacred Bells!

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Have to say, GotM is quite late this time. Big thanks to Q-Nova for helping out with the banner.

Here are this week's updates:

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Games
Thumbnail British Mario VS I.M. Meen
[Platform] By Misteryt1MFGG
[THIS IS NOT AN APRIL FOOLS GAME]

Some people think Mario is Italian, American or Italian ...
Hacks, Mods
Thumbnail Super Mario Bros. 3 Crowned Edition + Princess Bowser (ver.)
[Super Mario Bros 3 (NES)] By Kazufox
Super Mario 3 where Bowsette's army of Super Crowned wearing minions are causing trouble!

Graphics
Shrooblet By OmegaF.
Bulky Bob-Omb By OmegaF.
Mural Goomba & Koopa By OmegaF.
Super Androix - Sprites By JacobLeBeauREAL
Flurry By OmegaF.
Extended Items Remake 2019 By xXEmmanXx
Wario in SMAS SMB1 Style By Misteryt1MFGG


And lastly, we are currently accepting nominations for the 2018 MFGG Awards. Be sure to check it out over here!
 
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