What makes it crazy: When MoltovMarioWorld created his Pit
hacks, he wasn’t aiming to make a full-fledged Mario game; instead, he sought
to pack all the punishment and pain of an entire playthrough into one ruthless
level. As if scrolling stages weren’t arduous enough, the layout of the Pit of
Death means that merely grazing a wall or ceiling in the wrong spot spells
instant death. But wait, there’s more – you’ll need to master the art of mid-air
juggling keys and P-switches if you want any hope of surviving.
Our favorite part: The insane P-switch juggling at 0:49.
Never in a thousand years could we pull that off.
Pit of Despair
A hacked version of: Super Mario World
What makes it crazy: What’s Death without a little Despair?
To quote the friendly, inviting intro screen, MoltovMarioWorld has crafted “the
most difficult level in the world; you will cry and wish you were not alive if
you play this hack.” Our confidence isn’t helped much when the overworld
depicts a skull surrounding the level, nor does the blood red backdrop upon
entering the Pit. This isn’t false advertising, either – the precision required
for this stage’s shell-hopping and key-chucking will induce despair in most any
Our favorite part: 0:38. Mario learns how to levitate with
nothing but a key and his mad skills.
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