“Mihara, who works for Arika Co. Ltd (they worked on Mario 35), confirms that Mario 35 was in fact in development before Tetris 99 was released. Some reports in the West claimed that Mario 35 was a Mario Battle Royale scam , But this is not true. “
In a follow-up tweet, it is noted how Arika was already testing Super Mario Bros. 35 at the time of the fan release. And on top of that, Mario 35 born use emulation.
“When the Mario Battle Royale game came out, Arika was already testing Mario 35.
Mario 35 does not use emulation either, and the team have received advice from Nintendo. “
Last month, the creator of Mario Royale told Polygon he was surprised when he saw Super Mario Bros. 35 for the first time, but he was more than happy to take credit for the idea:
“My first reaction was” Oh wow, I should have seen this coming “”
“Honestly, it’s really funny that an idea for an absurd joke that I had ended up being taken over by a giant company like Nintendo. They must be really out of ideas there.
Have you tried Super Mario Bros. 35 yet? Did you play Mario Royale while it was? Tell us below.