August 22, 2012 5:00 AM | Konstantinos Dimopoulos / Gnome
Keeping in mind the fact that the Atari 2600 was originally designed as a machine that would mainly be able to play all sorts of Pong and Combat clones, seeing the iconic World 1-1 on the thing can be more than impressive. Not that I actually played the fantastic demo of this Super Mario Bros demake on a proper Atari 2600, but even an emulator can convey the sheer awesomeness of the experience. This is both a technical marvel and an excellent port of the traditional Super Mario gameplay to such an underpowered platform; the controls are excellent, the graphics recognizable, the enemies familiar and the music surprisingly decent. Even Mario can grow and shoot fireballs!
What's more, the demake is far from complete. You may now only be able to grab the aforementioned demo that includes world 1-1, but the game's dev hopes to eventually include another 15 levels! Oh, yes.