Nintendo's Super Mario Maker has opened the door for all sorts of creative endeavors from gamers, so much so that some gamers have decided to remake other Super Mario games within Super Mario Maker. In fact, one person did just that.
Youtuber KHAce put together a 24 minute video featuring a remake of Super Mario Land in Super Mario Maker. The beginning of the video starts by warning viewers that some of the content that was produced was heavily edited, and that you won't be able to remake what was done in the video in a 1:1 way in Nintendo's Super Mario Maker on the Wii U.
Now the good part is that you can actually download these levels and play them for yourself in Super Mario Maker. KHAce was nice enough to include all of the level codes in the description of the YouTube video. So for those of you who missed out on Super Mario Land, you can replay the levels on the Wii U version of the game.
He literally recreated levels all the way up to World 4 from the Gameboy game, which is pretty impressive. So you can download levels between World 1 -- 1 all the way up to World 4 -- 3.
The entire thing can be completed within the span of just under half an hour, showing that games back in the day didn't have the longest play count to the amount of time required to beat them, but the lack of checkpoints, quick-saves and other accessibility features made standard in today's gaming, it made it seem as if you were getting $55 worth of the purchase.
Now even if you do manage to download the levels and try them out on the Wii U version of Super Mario Maker, you won't get the same music as it's featured in the video above. KHAce notes that the musical score for Super Mario Land had to be edited into the video on top of the gameplay since the OST wasn't included in the Mario maker.
The original Super Mario Land was known for having the two Gradius-inspired levels, and KHAce includes these levels into the game by using the Sky Pop Mario outfit. This was also one of the earliest Super Mario games that was not designed by Shigeru Miyamoto. This little fact had to be explained multiple times in the comment section of the YouTube video, because a lot of people were asking why the level designs were odd compared to the other Super Mario games released during the 8-bit, and why the tone of the gameplay felt different from the other Miyamoto-made games.
The reason the game looks like it comes from the NES era is because Super Mario Maker only has tiles that go back as far as the NES and does not include the green-scale tiles from the original Gameboy. Even still, KHAce managed to capture the essence of the original Super Mario Land, and shows an impressive acumen for having taken the time to completely remake the classic game in its entirety inside of the Wii U version of Super Mario Maker.