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Super Plumber Brothers

by arrogant.gamer - Jam Entry


Programming by @nomoon & @arrogantgamer

Words and arrangement by @clangmuir

Attention! This is pretty buggy game, and we apologize for that but we think our vision was there. I hope that you will at least give it the time to understand "what" exactly you are playing.

UPDATE: We've been getting some weird reactions to the content in the game, so I thought I should add this little disclaimer.


All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.


Also: the goal is to collect flowers! Let us know your high score (mine is 11).

UPDATE: if you find that you keep getting sent back to the beginning of level 1-1, there are two strategies to avoid this.

a) rage quit and leave a comment to that effect

b) don't jump diagonally up when standing in a right angle corner ^o^//

Sorry, the collision detection has major problems (as you know) and what is happening is this: when you are standing in a right angle and jump diagonally towards the wall (or pipe, or stair) the collision resolution throws you back into the floor. You get sucked into the ground and die (which, in 1-1 puts you at the start of the level). My apologies, and I promise I'll make better collision detection next time :)

Downloads and Links




nomoon says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:53am


Cjrpos says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:45am

My brain. So fried.

PaperBlurt says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 6:56am

Wasnt't there a "Mario" Bros game once?

Apr 30, 2014 @ 7:09am

Who, or what, is a "Mario"? Wait, don't answer, I'll "google" it.

Crazi456 says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 7:13am

My character kept getting stuck in world 2. :(

MunkeeBacon says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 12:50am

Hey this is like that other game, what is it?

sudorossy says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 12:51am


May 1, 2014 @ 1:07am

Not bad, made me feel like I was playing Mario while on acid. :) I got 6 flowers.

SuperMsp10 says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 1:22am

wow!great job

Sestren says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 1:31am

I can't seem to jump over the first pipe and I've tried everything. I'm not sure if this behavior is intentional or not, but I can't seem to progress.

BoneDaddy says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 1:46am

I couldn't stop laughing at this. Really funny. Got stuck in a block once though. Also could use with way smoother controls, some variable jumping maybe. I got 8 flowers. Saw 3 more before i got stuck though. So I kinda matched your highscore

Jezzamon says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 1:57am

Doesn't this break Ludum Dare rules by using art that you don't have rights too? (Yes, even though it is a jam game)

May 1, 2014 @ 2:12am

Are you asking because you know we are in violation, or are you just curious? If you are curious, perhaps read the rules:

Dreii says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 2:55am

Looks familiar...

ninjacharlie says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 2:23pm

Wait, what?

JoeProgram says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 1:47am

I just kept getting reset to the beginning of world 1-1. At first I thought this was some sort of gimmick, but after I tried all sorts of things - falling down the gaps in the floor, trying to go down pipes, running as fast as I could - I just kept being reset. It didn't seem to happen at any particular time - sometimes it was when I was near the end, sometimes it was right at the beginning.

Suese says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 2:11am

SMB on acid for sure.

ghRibacki says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 2:34am

Why even bother posting an unplayable game? Is it suppose to be like this?

HeroesGrave says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 5:21am

Sorry about plugging it here, but I've uploaded a new version of my game that includes GLFW (or you could download the SDL version). That should fix the linking errors and allow you to play it.

As for your game, well... o_______O

frogcheese says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 5:43pm

Sorry, the bad hit detection made it really hard for me to play this all the way through. Still, it's a really neat idea.

Snoother says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 12:22pm

Concept is, well, interesting and pretty damn funny. Yeah, the controls are a bit off -- and at one point I somehow got stuck, quite literally, beneath the surface. If that wasn't a bug then it's a wonderfully cruel joke.

jorgemoag says ...
May 7, 2014 @ 9:52pm


jujule says ...
May 7, 2014 @ 9:54pm

10 flowers and then I got stuck in the ground. Yes, broken collisions, yes, but it was fun. Broken rules maybe (or so I believe), but it was fun.

May 7, 2014 @ 9:55pm


May 7, 2014 @ 9:56pm

10 Flowers! That's great! We are busy toiling away at a post-compo version with collision detection that doesn't throw you into the floor.

ActionRemix says ...
May 7, 2014 @ 9:57pm

Hey guys, I figured out how to break blocks.

There is another Mario clone where you fall through the floor most of the time. You got ground detection down ;)

I got 9 flowers before I got stuck in a wall. Amazing amount of secrets in this game.

cageinabird says ...
May 8, 2014 @ 7:50am

I managed 11 flowers before getting stuck in a floor. That was unintentionally funny, but there was a lot of humour in the concept and game that I really liked!

It would be interesting to see just how far you take this idea, although I guess there would be legal issues.

billhung says ...
May 15, 2014 @ 1:53pm

I got 3 flowers. (could have been 6 if Mario didn't go through the ground and got stuck).
Like the re-imagination of the game.

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