May 14th, 2012 | By Chris Priestman
You may remember that a couple of months ago a video of how Mario would play out if it were first person hit the internet pretty hard, well, now we’re telling you that you can play it.
While you may not believe them, Sohcahtoa Studios were making First Person Mario a whole month before the video hit the internet. Three months after they started on the project, the small team of five have now released a beta version for people to play. There’s not much that needs to be explained about the game really – it’s Super Mario Bros levels played from a first person perspective.
The game is made in Unity as you might have expected, and makes good use of the mouse to let the player look around while travelling along the one brick wide platform – don’t worry, you can’t fall of the sides. Jumping on top of the heads of Goombas proves unsurprisingly tricky and has been the main reason why we have lost many of lives just on the first level. You can sort of get used to it after a while, but it is tricky.
You can play the beta version of First Person Mario in your browser by following this link.