Safe Space Level Created In Super Mario Maker For Game Journalists
(Last Updated On: September 19, 2016)

If you’re a discerning consumer like myself who basically stopped reading reviews and previews from enthusiast and mainstream gaming outlets due to a lot of them forgoing the discussion of mechanics, playability, immersion and fun factors in order to talk about academic principles, sociopolitical matters and gender identity topics, then you might find it funny that one gamer made a level in Super Mario Maker that appeals to the sensibilities of the game journalists I just mentioned.

On YouTube, user Alex Ravioli [via Toshe_TNE] posted up the first level in the first world he made for Super Mario Maker titled “World 1-1 For Gaming Journalists And Tumblr”. The level is showcased in a video that clocks in at just under two minutes, featuring Super Mario going through a stage that has no way for the player to die, and every harmful object is locked away or barricaded in a safe space in order to ensure that the player never fails. They win just for participating. Check it out below.

As you can see, there is a safe space for every possible thing that could be dangerous, hazardous, harmful or inimical to the well being of the player-character. You no longer have to worry about dying, or about not being skillful enough, or about having to deal with the challenges of gameplay that requires players to “git gud”.

Some of you might remember that back in May sites like Rock, Paper, Shotgun and Paste ran to the defense of game reviewers who posted up gameplay footage on YouTube where they were gosh-awful at the game. The game in question was Doom and the outlet perpetrating casual-level skill was Polygon.

Keep in mind that the Paste article was done by someone who was previously on the Game Journo Pros.

Niche Gamer wisely did a rebuttal piece calling out game journalists, saying they should “gid gud or die trying”. The takeaway from the piece was that…

“Imagine having a hardcore street racer and “tuner” fanatic being told that they’re being exclusionary and elitist because they won’t let a car-hating, completely untrained and unskilled “wannabe” mechanic work on their automobile. Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it?

 

“Yet in the gaming hobby, we are now being told the same thing. 30-year old, goony, bearded hipsters are writing articles about games they hate and complaining about their inability to play them, then passing off those who object to their uneducated critiques as entitled men-children.”

I don’t possess the kind of decorum to write something as elegant as that without comparing those 30-year-old goony beard-men to the likes of organic feces with enough monkey brain matter that enabled them to be trained by failed Frankfurt Marxist academics to be little more than typing lemmings that can churn out virtue signaling nonsense in between swiveling their mice around and navigating between MLP fetish sites and the twine games made by whoever gave them that rash they can’t seem to stop scratching at the inseam. So, I’ve wisely avoided talking about game journalists outside of newsworthy events since I don’t have much of anything nice to say.

But, I figure this event is fairly important. Alex Ravioli took time out of his day to make a level for game journalists, and by the grace of that monkey brain matter… I sure do hope they have the intelligence to play and enjoy that level. The least I can do is “virtue signal” this good deed from Ravioli by sharing the video and the level ID code. So for all you game journalists out there in need of safe spaces and levels that don’t require you to “git gud”, you can download the Super Mario Maker using the following ID: 85D3 – 0000 – 0036 – BA0F


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  • C G Saturation

    Reminds me of how some games like Dark Souls 3 were nerfed for reviewers just so they could get through the game. So they’re not even playing the same damn game that we end up playing.

  • Guy Dudebro

    I like how you wonder what is up with that pipe surrounded by arrows, then you see the other end right above the goalpost.

  • Mr.Towel

    I don’t possess the kind of decorum to write something as elegant as
    that without comparing those 30-year-old goony beard-men to the likes of
    organic feces with enough monkey brain matter that enabled them to be
    trained by failed Frankfurt Marxist academics to be little more than
    typing lemmings that can churn out virtue signaling nonsense in between
    swiveling their mice around and navigating between MLP fetish sites and
    the twine games made by whoever gave them that rash they can’t seem to
    stop scratching at the inseam. So, I’ve wisely avoided talking about
    game journalists outside of newsworthy events since I don’t have much of
    anything nice to say.

    Hahahaha, Billy, I love your style, never change!

    • With Billy being a writer for a video games website, we’re so used to seeing him be as diplomatic and polite as possible on any issue. What we see in that quote of him is one of his rare moments where he let a little bit of his passionate side come out.

      In short, this video sums up his paragraph and what he became for a small moment, loading up and dealing the blow to the SJWs at the end:

      • Bwahahaha…. perfect.

        Back in 2013 and a little bit of 2014 (before SJWs complained to management) we used to have more of a laid back style at CB, but then political correctness became the order of the day… and everything else is history.

        • I appear to be out of the loop here. What happened with you back then?

          • Ehh, the articles just contained a lot of stuff that would “trigger” today’s SJWs.

            Every now and again I’ll include that kind of content in stuff on OAG, but since we report on stuff that sometimes gets syndicated or sent as evidence to FTC, etc., most of the content is kept neutral and diplomatic, as GamesGoodMeGood mentioned.

  • But you’re still playing as a cis white male. It’s missing a Mystery Mushroom to turn Mario into Peach…. but then they’ll whine that Peach’s 8-bit sprite is too sexualized, and that Mario transforming into her with a mushroom is somehow a poor representation of trans people.

  • lucben999

    OH MY GOD there is still a time limit.

    That is literally rape, why is it allowed?

  • The game is still Vineist, objectifying plant vines as if being climbed on is their only worth in society

    It’s 2016, video games need to grow up

  • Grey

    Alex Ravioli has crafted a difficulty sufficient for professional critics of all skill levels, but why do we still have to play as Mario? While the modder was in there, he could have changed the program to let us play as anything. Imagine a game where, for the first time in the history of Mario, you get to play as Princess Peach!

    Or experience life as a goomba, feeling the frustration of their class struggle against the winged turtles, who lord their jumping privilege over the earth bound goomba minorities. Their daily grind of merely walking back and forth, bumping off objects in the landscape or each other, symbolic of the inability of people to connect with their environment or one another.

    The lack of these option aptly demonstrates not merely that the modder didn’t, but that he didn’t want to. This is endemic of the modding community, who fail to grasp the potential social influence their work could, and indeed has the obligation to, provide and attempt to promote the false idol of entertainment. Games will never be taken seriously as an artist medium until Mario is a homosexual trans person of color.

  • Syndromic

    I liked all the arrows pointing to the powerups. If it really was for the game journos and tumblr though, he should have made Mario transgender non binary sexual person.

  • Thinaran

    That level looked hard. They should play this instead. http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/648268

  • Alistair

    “Boom” you hear that, that thousands of happy regression lefts exploding with joy.

    Now finally they can Fuck off interfere with Our games 3… 2… 1…. Who am i kidding they properly make this game as a good example of how games like this should be just FUN no rewarding eye candy, just FUN.

    Nope thank you mario was my thing when i too was a minor now that im a adult for a very long time. Im into adult games that Devs you know Devs that makes Fun games with adult fun the eye candy is just a bonus.

    Take Doom to my knowledge i dont think there any sexual themes in that game just bloody violence. That is a adult game.

    So please regression lefts retareds Get your politics out of my fucking games.

  • Almost makes you wanna play Super Mario Maker just to play the level and make more like it.

    Almost.

  • TBill

    Naw, this level will trigger them as well:

    “This level is filled with racial discrimination! Only the white male character is free to do what he wants! Everyone that doesn’t look like him is locked up and imprisoned! This level is just teaching white males that the only way they can be safe is lock up everyone that doesn’t look like them! We should be tolerant of other people regardless of the fact that their whole existence is intended to hurt us!”

    • Sevuz

      But I thought BLM people wished for segregation and safe space? 😛

      • H. Guderian

        When it suits them.

        • FlamingoJet

          That’s the thing that gets me about these “human rights” groups. They are only interested in human rights when it suits THEM.

          They want all the good and none of the bad.

          Femnazi’s included.

          • C G Saturation

            They are only interested in the human right of “shirking responsibility”.

    • Reaper of Salt

      W-w-wut!? B-b-but he’s an Italian plumber, who was created by the Japanese, speaks English, looks like a Mexican, jumps like a black man, and grabs coins like a Jew! How much more culturally diverse could Mario possibly get?

      • John Doe

        I think their issue is he doesn’t have neon hair and isn’t homosexual.

    • Beatnik Revolution

      Gombas are brown. Never forget

    • C G Saturation

      He should have included the power up that turns Mario into Peach, or some other “diverse” character.