This article has been sponsored by LEGO Super Mario.
Both LEGO and Super Mario are capable of conjuring up powerful nostalgia in just about anyone in their 20s or 30s. Now they’ve joined forces to create the ultimate duo, LEGO® Super Mario™.
As you can probably guess, LEGO Super Mario offers a physical way to play as the iconic hero, using Bluetooth and an accompanying app to create a truly unique gaming experience. While there are certainly official levels to build with each set, players can also design, build and share their very own levels with the LEGO Super Mario community, inviting them to beat their own high scores and more.
The LEGO version of Mario is kitted out with an accelerometer and sensors that can detect different brick colours, all of which translate to gameplay and obstacles. Red LEGO bricks, for example, will be registered as lava, which will hurt LEGO Mario should he come into contact with it. Essentially, the aim of the game is similar to the classic Nintendo title's, but with the perfect LEGO twist — collect as many coins as possible as you make your way through the course and reach the end before the timer hits zero.
You can get an idea of how it works below.
If you're keen to see more of LEGO Super Mario, we teamed up with YouTubers Camelworks and Lara6683 for a special video to demonstrate how it works and set a few wild challenges of our own. It's was dang a hoot, so make sure you check it out for yourself below.
For those not familiar with the pair, Camelworks makes great informative videos around the Elder Scrolls series, Fallout series and more, while Lara6683 takes her love of video games to a musical level with covers and more.
See you there on the 24th, mates.