06. 05. 2006
Be Mario: the Nintendo Amusement Park is coming
Not too long ago, Camilla posted about the Super Mario virtual world mingling with the real world. Nintendo enthusiasts just upped the ante by recently releasing a beta version of its interpretation of an amusement park ride. The Nintendo Amusement Park site includes a great video demo. Applying what they call "physical augmented reality," players use harnesses, pulleys and bungee cords to experience Super Mario Brothers in real space. You even get a costume and Mario mustache. I know it's only in beta and the production values will only get better, but I love how the backdrop looks like bed sheets and you're basically jumping on a giant bead bag with eyes. Get ready to jump over Goompas, as they are said to be gearing up for a full blown version for E3 2007.
(Please note, that Nintendo is not involved in this project. Thanks Matt and Stephen!)