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This article was published on December 4, 2015


This 360 degree 8-bit version of ‘Super Mario Bros’ is mesmerizing

Amanda Connolly
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Amanda Connolly is a reporter for The Next Web, currently based in London. Originally from Ireland, Amanda previously worked in press and ed Amanda Connolly is a reporter for The Next Web, currently based in London. Originally from Ireland, Amanda previously worked in press and editorial at the Web Summit. She’s interested in all things tech, with a particular fondness for lifestyle and creative tech and the spaces where these intersect. Twitter

Disney teamed up with researchers from a university in Zurich this week to create a 360-degree supersized eight-player version of ‘Super Mario Bros.’

Yes, it turns out Disney can make dreams come true.

The team connected eight controllers to a classic Nintendo Entertainment System and fed the video to an upscaler. The feed was then and uploaded to a computer that stitched the frames into panoramas to project onto the walls of the nightclub in real time.

Sadly, there is no word on whether the team will bring their super sized retro experience elsewhere, but we’d sure like them to. Until then, there’s always the internet.

➤ Turning an NES into the ultimate 8-bit game console [Atmel]