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Original background planning sheets for SMB and other pics

Original background planning sheets for SMB and other pics
by on (#161118)
I recently took these pics in Nintendo World NYC. Enjoy and have a happy holiday.
Re: Original background planning sheets for SMB and other pi
by on (#161120)
Thanks for the pics. The first sketch of an S looks like the integral sign: "∫UPER". But integrals have to be with respect to a variable. Does this predict the Game Boy Color remake?

B
UPER MARIO BROS. dx
A

But seriously: Notice how the level map planning sheets are three screens wide, just like the three-screen-wide repeating "clouds" layer in the game. Also notice how the fourth and fifth screens of 1-2 have large block structures whose right edge is aligned to a screen boundary.
Re: Original background planning sheets for SMB and other pi
by on (#161121)
That last colored one looks awesome! I wonder why they went with the more basic graphics. ROM limitations?
Re: Original background planning sheets for SMB and other pi
by on (#161128)
I think these pictures are also in the booklet that comes with Mario Maker.
Re: Original background planning sheets for SMB and other pi
by on (#161130)
Dwedit wrote:
I think these pictures are also in the booklet that comes with Mario Maker.


Interesting. But, I got to see the originals in person :)
Re: Original background planning sheets for SMB and other pi
by on (#161137)
[absurdres]
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That last colored one looks awesome!
Which specifically?
Re: Original background planning sheets for SMB and other pi
by on (#161154)
I was bored, so I made this based on the picture I think psychopathicteen was talking about:

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Re: Original background planning sheets for SMB and other pi
by on (#161177)
tepples wrote:
The first sketch of an S looks like the integral sign: "∫UPER".

Instead, for some reasons I read it as Subpar Mario Bros. :mrgreen:
Re: Original background planning sheets for SMB and other pi
by on (#161189)
Espozo wrote:
I was bored, so I made this based on the picture I think psychopathicteen was talking about:

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Interesting to see that they considered a sort of "tilted" perspective instead of the profile view seen elsewhere.
Re: Original background planning sheets for SMB and other pi
by on (#161191)
The girder is also very weird. I like how you're standing on ground that is empty underneath, like a cavern or something.
Re: Original background planning sheets for SMB and other pi
by on (#161193)
Espozo wrote:
I was bored, so I made this based on the picture I think psychopathicteen was talking about:


Wow! That's awesome. How did you create that so quickly?

The perspective reminds me of Pitfall. I wonder if they drew inspiration from it.
Re: Original background planning sheets for SMB and other pi
by on (#161195)
zeroone wrote:
How did you create that so quickly?

Who said it was quickly...

zeroone wrote:
The perspective reminds me of Pitfall. I wonder if they drew inspiration from it.

I'm not sure how I didn't think of that... But yeah, it totally is, even copying the hollow ground that at least made sense in Pitfall. In Super Mario Bros's case, I'd think I could jump down there.
Re: Original background planning sheets for SMB and other pi
by on (#161234)
Espozo wrote:
I was bored, so I made this based on the picture I think psychopathicteen was talking about:

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It looked better on paper for some reason.