After a superfan spent 7 years re-creating ‘Super Mario Bros.,’ Nintendo shut it down
- A “Super Mario Bros.” superfan spent the last seven years meticulously re-creating the game for a classic gaming console: The Commodore 64.
- After seven years of work, the programmer known as “ZeroPaige” released their re-creation earlier this week.
- But Nintendo shut down the project swiftly — it issued DMCA takedown notices soon after the re-creation was made available.
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There is no Nintendo property more carefully protected than “Super Mario Bros.”
It is the Mickey Mouse of Nintendo, and the Japanese gaming giant is fiercely protective of everyone’s favorite tiny plumber.
Look no further than the