8 Bit Ness Revealed in Super Mario Maker

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

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Super Mario Maker | Featured

I don’t recall if I’ve mentioned it previously, but I am foaming at the mouth to get my hands on Super Mario Maker. Every new detail I see about the vast level creator looks more interesting, from Luigified Mario to the diverse tool sets and more. What makes the game especially cool is how we will be able to use our collected amiibo to reskin Mario as classic 8 bit versions of famous Nintendo protagonists. While we’ve already seen Link, Peach and others, now we finally have our first image of 8 bit Ness, and he looks gloriously retro.

Super Mario Maker | Ness

If only he still had access to his psychic powers…

If that isn’t enough to sate the appetite of crazed Earthbound fans, then perhaps the video below will. In any case, my wait for the September 11th release date for Super Mario Maker gets harder and harder. Fingers crossed it will be playable at PAX Prime…


About Josh Speer

Josh Speer is addicted to two things in equal measure : Books and Videogames. He has a degree from the University of Washington in English with an emphasis on writing. He joined Operation Rainfall last year while following it on Facebook. His two giant life goals are to write his own series of fantasy / science fiction novels and to get into the creative side of the video game industry. He is beyond pleased to now have his proverbial foot in the door thanks to the opportunity provided by Oprainfall!

  • TrojanHorse711

    I’m stunned you didn’t mention that Shulk’s 8-bit form was revealed as well.

  • ragunaxl

    8-bit Ness… or is that Ninten?

  • Ninty

    So they’re all 8-bit only? I still think it’s really cool but I was wondering if those characters are in the other Super Mario art styles as well.