Legos and gaming are very similar. Both allow you to immerse yourself in a world that is outside of the real waking realm that we occupy every day, but with Lego Super Mario, things get even better as you build your own real-world game. Today, we are going to take a quick look into the internal workings of the Lego Super Mario and see how it all comes together.
Lego and Nintendo teamed up to create a unique way to play Mario that should create lots of cool ideas and videos. This version of Super Mario allows players to create their own "levels" out of special Lego bricks and earn coins by getting their character through that level. One YouTuber had to get his hands on the figure and see what really makes it tick, revealing some surprising discoveries.
Nintendo Soup shared a video by YouTuber Beyond the Brick in which channel member Boone Langston absolutely demolished a figure with a software issue—each figure links to a mobile app via Bluetooth to track the player's progression— to see what's inside. Needless to say, if you get your hands on one of these, you should probably keep it intact and just watch this video if you want to know how it all works, because you are not going to get it back together again.
Langston discovered that inside of Mario is a little LCD screen that powers his eyes, mouth, and chest as well as a color sensor near his feet. The tiny computer that is the heart and brain of this version of Mario is so compact that it hides behind just two double AA batteries. Because Langston is a professional, he was even able to basically put it back together, albeit with some bent connection rods.
This look inside of Lego Mario is really unique. It's not often that you completely pull apart an electronic device just to see how it works. Of course, being a Lego product, they're virtually daring you to see how he is built! As far as we know, there is no plan to release a version of this where you are actually intended to build it yourself before you play, but we can always dream.
Source: Nintendo Soup
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