Mario Running Around In Unreal 4 Engine Environments

June 30, 2015


This is a video from Youtuber aryoksini of Mario running around in environments created using Unreal Engine 4. It is quite the departure from existing Mario games. A brief explanation while I try to jimmy the lock on my roommate's food stash and steal a Carnation Instant Breakfast for myself.

Here is Mario running in Unreal Engine 4, all the environment assets were taken from the Unreal marketplace, all the character actions were scripted using blueprints only, all animations were re-created from scratch as well as the PBR ready textures.

I especially like the cel-shaded style environment around the 0:45 mark. I feel like that would actually lend itself to a pretty sweet looking Mario game. Now, by a show of hands -- how many Wii U owners do we have here? Do you all have children or did you buy the system for yourself? I'm only asking because I'd hate to steal the console away from a child when the new Zelda game comes out.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to JD, who was really hoping for some Unreal Engine footage of Princess Peach. Presumably because he has a crush.

  • Edward

    That's so cool. If Mario games were like that, i'd like Nintendo again. Now, i've just outgrown the simple graphics.

  • Simple graphics are things like 2D sprites and painted isometic back drops.

    A good game is a good game, regardless of the artistic style used to create it. I'll take Super Smash Bros over Call of Duty any day bruh.

  • Brad Walton

    A lot of people think COD is a good game, so you're basically doing the same thing. COD doesn't appeal to me for a lot of different reasons, but it has nothing to do with the overall quality of the game. A good game can be a good game, but if the cost of entry is the same reason you finished your comment with "bruh", I personally don't want to play it. COD is directed at a certain audience, just like most Nintendo exclusives. I don't like Bro-fest games, but I also don't like games that look like my toys when I was a little kid.

    And there's no definition for "simple graphics". To each their own. The look of Nintendo games won't appeal to every gamer. Whenever you like something, you should automatically know why other people don't like it. For example, I like spicy food because it's spicy. People don't like spicy food because it's spicy.

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