974 People Simultaneously Playing a Custom ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Level

At the 2013 Gamescom in Germany, Stabyourself.net recorded 974 people playing their custom Super Mario Bros. time trail level. After collecting all 974 playthroughs, they merged them into a single chaotic video that evokes nostalgia as all 974 players simultaneously run, jump, and try to survive in a race to the finish line.

There was a 3 second penalty for dying which explains all the frozen Marios. Also note that enemies and objects may not appear synced to the players – that is due to the way Mari0 (and the original SMB) works. Best time (blue Mario): 41.32 seconds


video and image via Stabyourself.net

via Motherboard