Monday, July 28, 2014

Top 20 NES Super Mario Moments: Number 18

18: Albatoss Airlines

Super Mario Brothers 2 introduced a lot of cool, quirky gameplay aspects to the series, but one of my personal favorites was the idea the jumping onto an enemy's back might not immediately kill said enemy. The idea of riding on an enemy over an otherwise deadly obstacle opened the game's level design up to all sorts of interesting possibilities. My favorite of which is today's moment.

All aboard!
Basically, you hop aboard an albatoss (my favorite SMB2 enemy) and ride it (or one of the other albatosses, there are a couple of connecting flights) for the duration of the level. There are several spots where some quick maneuvering is required (particularly if you end up on the lower-flying bird, who leads you straight through every dangerous area he can possibly find).

"...we may encounter some turbulence... yeah, turbulence. That's what we'll call it... "

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