What happens when you take a lovable mascot like Mario, and add in one of the most playful, interactive toy brands? You get yourself some real-world platforming with our favourite little plumber.
Nintendo and Lego have partnered up to bring us a Lego Super Mario. This isn’t a line of minifigs (though I know many who would jump on that), but instead keeps everything focused on play, which is a common central theme for both Nintendo and Lego. The focal point is a large Mario build that makes use of speakers, tiny LED screens and if I were to hazard a guess, RFID tags.
Get ready to build your own platforming level, then hop your Mario through it, playing sounds as he hops on certain bricks, collecting coins and the like on the way to the flag. Try not to step in the lava, or get eaten by a Pirahna plant.
“I have always liked LEGO products and how they help children use their imagination to play,” said Takashi Tezuka, Executive Officer and Game Producer of Nintendo Co., Ltd. “The new product we created together with the LEGO Group seeks to combine two different styles of play – one where you freely build the world of Mario and the other where you play with Mario in the very world that you have created.”
Lego Super Mario will launch later this year. Also, top points for the world 1-1 into done in Lego snapping sounds.