Awesome Land is Like Mario on Acid, Available on Android (Video)
Well, if Mario was a more… gothic and dark game, it would turn into Awesome Land, a sort of ripoff, but not quite of the famous adventures of the Italian plumber. In this alternate universe, Mario is in fact Manley, a biker who is trying to rescue his beloved motorcycle from aliens.
Well, at least the makers of the game said it outright that the title must be seen as a product that pays tribute to and parodies classics like Super Mario Bros, Castlevania and Mega Man. The cool thing is that the title is not hiding those attributes, at all. It brings us back to the NES platformer era and there’s even a metal soundtrack thrown in for good measure. So, Mario with a pink hair and leather jacket, running around and jumping on critters… Crazy, right?
The game is priced at $2.49 on the Play Store and frankly, from the trailer below, it feels like the kind of frustrating game you love to hate and the kind of game that gets raving reviews. There are no in app purchases here, just pure fun and platforming. There are 25 amazing levels here, “photorealistic pixels” and tough bosses. You can download the game from here.