Hold on to your hats, it’s another Mario based game. This one is hinged, deeply, on a level editor.
There have been Mario games before. There will be more in the future. Some how, it seems impossible to imagine a world without that little fat plumber. Here is another version of his story.
The controls aren’t the same as the original in this version; and neither are the graphics, but you hear that in every Mario-remake review, don’t you? So, what makes this version different to the glut of other similar games around? It’s the level editor.
This version is small and comes pre-packed with well over two hundred levels. And you can either download more off the internet or make your own, which you can then upload for others. Making a level is actually surprisingly easy with the included editor. It’s not complex and you won’t make a world-class level instantly, but you’ll be into it easily enough.
On top of the levels and editor are the graphic packs. Included with the game are over a dozen different graphic sets, including a Zelda set, Castlevania, Metroid, Kirby and various others to coat the Mario levels in. Of course, you can even make your own set of graphics.
The downside of this game is its clunky controls. Unlike Mario’s usual methods of movement, he only has move-right and jump here. It’s essentially a forced scroller where memorising jump positions is the key to victory. Quite different to the standard Mario fare, “Dash” will either have you siding with it, or against it – either way, its unique enough to warrant a decent play through – if only for the incredibly simple level editor. Try it and see.