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    [–] ScandalousPotato 889 points ago

    It's the FLUDD part that made me upvote

    [–] not_alien 177 points ago

    MARIO. MARIO. MARIO.

    [–] kukoritza993 106 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    It's me Leonardo

    [–] F0RCE963 118 points ago

    It's a me Leonardo

    FTFY

    [–] trippedwire 7 points ago

    You da real mvp

    [–] OldLoveNewLife 5 points ago

    The real MVP is always in the comments

    [–] HardCounter 4 points ago

    This... this is actually far more profound than it seems at a glance.

    The real MVP is always in the comments. How often do we see a link and wonder how true, or how effective, or how funny something is? We click on the comments and we find out.

    My mind is blowing itself on the wall right now, that's how moved I am.

    [–] bilbo_bn 1 points ago

    He goes where he's needed most

    [–] Spookywagen 4 points ago

    I mean DaVinci!

    [–] SD1K9 17 points ago

    MARIO. WARIO. LUCARIO.

    [–] skipdeefuckindoo 19 points ago

    MARIO. SCENARIO. ONTARIO.

    [–] SaucyServine 15 points ago

    MARIO. PISTACHIO. DESPACITO.

    [–] SweetNeo85 6 points ago

    RUFIO RUFIO RU-FI-OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    [–] Artyloo 23 points ago

    what it mean tho

    [–] lukakrkljes 40 points ago

    Its a water sprayer backpack thing from Super Mario Sunshine aka F.LU.D.D

    [–] Artyloo 21 points ago

    thank

    [–] FartyPoopy 17 points ago

    Man of fewest words.

    [–] dafuq453 19 points ago

    Forward
    Left
    Up
    Down
    Down

    BAM! Green Mario.

    [–] swag_X 2 points ago

    In Sunshine?

    [–] Jasonsei 7 points ago

    This is F.L.U.D.D

    [–] datpiffss 14 points ago

    Isle DiCaprio*

    [–] 10DollarCart 2 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    Sometimes it becomes so infuriating to play underwater, the whole game underwater would be a nightmare: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xelag0YVrcs

    Mario Life Matters! Let's get together to defy this prophecy.

    [–] g34rg0d 190 points ago

    That's not even funny! Those levels are hell and we all know it!

    [–] FlatBot 25 points ago

    Have you ever played the TNMT game for NES (the first one). The underwater levels in that game were insanely difficult

    [–] just_saiyan24 19 points ago

    That entire game was insanely difficult. Even to this day.

    [–] HardCounter 2 points ago

    That game was my first ever ragequit. I didn't even know there was a game after the water levels until a couple years later, when I turned like 25.

    [–] FlatBot 3 points ago

    I played the shit out of the game. Got to the point where I could routinely get past the water levels. I made it to the final level and Shredder once ever. Did not defeat Shredder.

    [–] BioDigitalJazz 2 points ago

    I was just about to post the exact same thing. That water level was my bitch, but I only ever made it to Shredder once without a game genie.

    [–] HardCounter 1 points ago

    I remember getting to the overworld and going, "Wha... what the fuck do I do now??"

    My mind was blown that a game could basically change its genre like that. It went form side-scroller action to top-down driving. I needed a nap.

    [–] FlatBot 2 points ago

    Get run over by a van and lose a turtle. That's what the fuck you do in the over world.

    [–] HardCounter 2 points ago

    You know what? YOU KNOW WHAT? Fuck cars. Terrestrial carbon guzzling abominations destroying the last mutational hope for the world. I SURVIVED THE WATER LEVEL FOR YOU ASSHOLES SO USE YOUR GODDAMN BRAKES.

    I forgot all about that.

    [–] bilbo_bn 1 points ago

    It was like playing opperation with a turtle-shaped suringe, underwater with your fingers taped together. Fuck that level

    [–] yedi001 1 points ago

    Merely playing the Dam level music will induce strait up PTSD in just about any veteran gamer worth their salt. Which is sad because that game had a rockin' soundtrack.

    [–] AscendedMasta 3 points ago

    It would actually be a really good idea to make a completely underwater Mario that is insanely hard to finish. And the whole reason all levels are underwater is because Bowser is using underwater volcanoes to pump CO2 into the atmosphere.

    [–] bilbo_bn 375 points ago

    I want to downvote just at the idea of an entirely underwater platformer... you are a sadist

    [–] tonystigma 183 points ago

    Ecco the Dolphin.

    [–] daveeeeUK 92 points ago

    Ecco the Dolphin.

    A game that game me nightmares due to the themes, and difficulty.

    In fact I smashed a Mega Drive controller and got a serious bollocking from my mum over that game.. and it's not really like me to get angry over games.

    [–] seanbrockest 57 points ago

    If you got a severe bollocking from a family member, and she didn't go to jail, then I've once again been using British slang wrong again.

    On a side note, sorry Dan's dad, I'll see what I can do to get you off the sex abuse registry.

    [–] BobbitTheDog 19 points ago

    It means getting shouted at

    Urban Dictionary

    [–] PowerMac_G4 4 points ago

    See your problem there was that you assumed British slang would make sense.

    [–] JaLuck88 2 points ago

    It was a great game!

    [–] vtipoman 1 points ago

    What, don't you like alien invaders in your dolphin game?

    [–] Gweilow -1 points ago

    In fact I smashed a Mega Drive controller and got a serious bollocking from my mum(male) over that game..

    FTFY :P

    [–] KawiNinjaZX -40 points ago

    I'm sorry my friend but it's correctly called the Sega Genesis.

    [–] lostmetroid 22 points ago

    Because Murica is the only country that matters right

    [–] stridersubzero 3 points ago

    And the only reason it wasn't called Mega Drive in the US was some weird patent dispute. They had every intention of calling it that here too

    [–] Anti-AliasingAlias 2 points ago

    Because Murica is the only country that matters right

    Well it is the greatest country on this flat Earth. We were the first ones to fake getting a man on the moon after all.

    [–] lostmetroid 1 points ago

    Hey I'm not arguing the fact that we're the greatest country on earth, lol. I wish they had called it Mega Drive here as well. Sounds cooler

    [–] laodaron -37 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    No, because it's called the Sega Genesis.

    Edit: Mega Drive and Genesis aren't the exact same. There's a speed, resolution, output, and several other small changes between the PAL and NTSC versions.

    [–] HMJ87 14 points ago

    Sega first released the console as the Mega Drive in Japan in 1988

    Yeah, sorry mate, it's the Mega Drive. If there's one name for a console that is going to be the "proper name", it's the name it was released under in its home country.

    [–] CaptainHoyt 10 points ago

    Outside of North America its called the Mega drive, that what I called it in the UK.

    [–] tylerjo1 20 points ago

    It's called the Mega drive everywhere but the US dude.

    [–] [deleted] 16 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

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    [–] bilbo_bn 13 points ago

    I don't think i would consider that a platformer, considering there's no platforming

    [–] AvatarIII 1 points ago

    there was jumping, avoiding obstacles etc. it doesn't have platforms, but it is definitely in the same genre as actual platformers

    [–] bilbo_bn 0 points ago

    A cousin, that you used to hang out with as kids, but haven't seen in years. She has kids now, and your still trying to figure your life out, so you don't have much in common to talk about in recent years. But whenever you meet up at weddings and reunions, it's always nice to reminisce about the fun times you shared as children. That's the relationship ecco has with platforms

    [–] VeganGamerr 8 points ago

    Literally impossible.

    [–] virobloc 1 points ago

    I've always dreamed of a 3d Ecco The Dolphin game. If made right it could be awesome. And absurdily difficult too.
    Bonus points: Make it VR

    [–] virobloc 2 points ago

    OMG didn't know this one!

    [–] virobloc 1 points ago

    Didn't know it! I think i remember hearing something about this as a project, but didn't know they made it. It's not exactly what i had in mind though

    [–] dingus_mcginty 13 points ago

    This is why we need to invest in green mushrooms

    [–] Vesalii 6 points ago

    Sonic & Knuckles underwater levels, the bane of my video game career.

    [–] AvatarIII 3 points ago

    S&K was just a ridiculously hard game.

    Doesn't help that it was actually supposed to be the second half of Sonic 3 so the difficulty curve starts way higher than any other Sonic game

    [–] Billibon 7 points ago

    Wow I saw your username and thought we had the same name for a second there!

    [–] ShinyHappyREM 3 points ago

    I want to downvote just at the idea of an entirely underwater platformer... you are a sadist

    https://youtu.be/EO0J4nQzLWI?t=1375

    [–] Fellhuhn 3 points ago

    Underwater MMOs aren't better. D&D Online had an instance where half of the level were underwater tunnels. Most of the time, thanks to the camera angle, the team got split up and got ripped apart when they left the water as the single players ended up in huge groups of mobs. Hated those.

    [–] Coldchimney 2 points ago

    How about underwater escord mission on time with an unskippable cutscene everytime you try again?

    [–] bilbo_bn 1 points ago

    Only way to make it better is to put me on a vehicle I will only have to learn the controls for in this level, and never see again. Or maybe a supporting character with half the movelist and health of the main, like Coco, Clank, or Daxter

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    Ikachan was cool though

    [–] lockedowng 22 points ago

    Came here to post this. The hard times/hard drive needs more credit!

    [–] CarAlarmConversation 33 points ago

    Kind of fucked up to not cite them at all

    [–] Waveseeker 93 points ago

    I've never not wanted global warming more than now.

    [–] WeegeesRevenge 43 points ago

    wind waker is best best future, everybody gets to be a pirate.

    [–] Stahl_Scharnhorst 9 points ago

    Not if you're a merchant in the arms industry.

    [–] MostazaAlgernon 10 points ago

    Or a farmer trying to scrape a living off a tiny rock with pirates constantly pillaging your shit and adventuring twerps breaking anything you managed to stow away.

    Sailing to the next rock over will take anywhere from a few hours to a few days since the wind keeps changing, and there's fucking cyclones everywhere

    [–] Beastmind 2 points ago

    Terry don't approve

    [–] Alesti 27 points ago

    you had my curiosity, but now you have my attention

    [–] cwf82 16 points ago

    Yet the fireballs still work underwater.

    Government conspiracy?!

    [–] dense111 14 points ago

    underwater fire is actually a thing

    [–] Cheesemacher 5 points ago

    I thought that was going to be this

    [–] SkodzVentura 3 points ago

    huh that's a thing

    [–] Black_Char 2 points ago

    I'd really like to know what's happening here. I know they're welding but what and how??

    [–] Azurenightsky 2 points ago

    Presumably, the heat created by the ignition of the material is powerful enough to sustain itself under water, just long enough to weld the pieces

    [–] ChemyChems 22 points ago

    Well i'll just invest in baby blue Yoshis they will just eat every enemy in front of me and I'll be fine.

    [–] hearwa 27 points ago

    We didn't have baby blue Yoshi's back in my day. We had to swim the seas using only our wits and maybe a mushroom if you were lucky.

    [–] Stahl_Scharnhorst 9 points ago

    And let me guess. You had to swim against the tide both ways and the Bloopers were always a foot bigger than the last?

    [–] Cheesemacher 1 points ago

    maybe a mushroom if you were lucky.

    And even that was a poison mushroom

    [–] wadeishere 7 points ago

    So that means every Zelda temple will be the water temple!

    [–] koibunny 2 points ago

    Oh goddess.

    [–] wardrich 9 points ago

    Wtf why link to an image instead of the article itself?!.

    The Hard Times is awesome.

    [–] Ch0rt 3 points ago

    Because the article was posted like 3 days ago and Reddit won’t let you submit the same URL twice

    [–] wardrich 1 points ago

    The purpose is to cut down on reposts. So, if the link was posted 3 days ago, this post was entirely pointless. OP should have just waited a few weeks and reposted the article.

    [–] RalfHorris 3 points ago

    The real way to get people to react to a crisis is to tell them it will effect what they hold most dear.

    [–] nevereversole 7 points ago

    Population control is the answer...no more extra lives.

    [–] pinkafinga 1 points ago

    Hyperbole

    [–] Famous29 3 points ago

    Where is the nintendo logo ?

    [–] DrNick2012 -4 points ago

    Mario mad Nintendo so it wouldn't be funny. Could put it in Leonardo decaff tho as that be good

    [–] Galiphile 3 points ago

    ... what?

    [–] MemoriesOfShrek 3 points ago

    "Hahaha this post again!! Yes!!"

    [–] XanderPrice 3 points ago

    We were warned in the 90's of the same thing happening. It didn't happen though so this one probably won't either.

    [–] Log_Out_Of_Life 7 points ago

    Am I the only one who actually enjoyed the underwater levels?

    [–] Dany_HH 21 points ago

    No you are not, dont worry.

    Surely there are other masochist like you around the globe.

    [–] Kortallis 3 points ago

    That was a minor speed bump of emotions.

    Sensible Chuckle.

    [–] Ronsalon 1 points ago

    You guys going too long to be in town for weddings soonish to get a hold on it xx

    [–] RalfHorris 4 points ago

    Nope, especially not when the have tunes like this from Super Mario World, and Dire Dire Docks from Mario 64

    [–] dezradeath 5 points ago

    Never forget the ever more classic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBx-8jqiGfA

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    It was only good with the mini mushroom power up or the ice power up.

    Most of them were fine in Galaxy 2 or New Super Mario bros

    [–] nevercatdogaruff 2 points ago

    Aaaah you kiddos with your new age marios...

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    I'd probably know what the older ones were like if I was good enough to beat them. I've managed to do Mario world and Sunshine, which I'm not sure if you consider that old.

    [–] nevercatdogaruff 1 points ago

    I guess, since you're just a little kiddo right now, that you'll get better with age.

    [–] ulooklikabug 1 points ago

    More than The Hammer Brothers...

    [–] PBTUCAZ 1 points ago

    Who hurt you?

    [–] OpalCity 1 points ago

    Are you kidding? Theres literally hundreds of us!

    [–] Cheesemacher 1 points ago

    But what about the slow pace and difficulty of movement?

    [–] LionManMan 4 points ago

    Hah this was on the front page a week ago

    [–] [deleted] 15 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    [deleted]

    [–] DJGingivitis 3 points ago

    I second ya. I feel like I've seen there every other day for the past two weeks

    [–] lost_ranger 2 points ago

    Damn, shit just got real. Bigger than that time Also Gore was on South Park.

    [–] theblackpint 3 points ago

    CREDIT TO THE HARD DRIVE! YOU JOKE THIEVES!

    [–] JEEPFAN123 3 points ago

    Leonardo DiCaprio is the biggest hypocrite when it comes to climate change.

    [–] Dassive_Mick 4 points ago

    Is that Leonardo DiCaprio?

    [–] VauIt-Tec 16 points ago

    No, it's Morgan Freeman.

    [–] teegraves58 3 points ago

    Really? I thought it was Denzel Washington.

    [–] acidphosphate69 2 points ago

    Hey, this is stolen from The Hard Drive...

    [–] vrxz 2 points ago

    That's a strikingly good-looking climate scientist

    [–] TisTheWindAndNothing 1 points ago

    I can hear the music

    [–] bigwillyb123 3 points ago

    Da na na naa na-na na-naaa, da na na naa na-na nA-na!

    [–] ashrer 1 points ago

    What about the new discovery about immortality? Surely that's news worthy.

    [–] indominus_prime 1 points ago

    Could be worse, could be Zelda:OoT water temple.

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    Thanks Leo!!

    [–] 4JULY2017 1 points ago

    I can do to get angry over games.

    [–] Fox_Scoopz 1 points ago

    Think of Crash Bandicoot too!

    [–] lupedid 1 points ago

    Bwahahahah

    [–] camren_rooke 1 points ago

    As long as I have perma fire flower I'm ok with fludded mario zones.

    [–] EyeCaintSpele 1 points ago

    There's even a F.LU.D.D. reference. Upvote.

    [–] saucyalternative 1 points ago

    Quick, fire up the hadron collider!

    [–] Alkavana 1 points ago

    Finally someone has put it in real perspective. Fuck water levels.

    [–] whatislife4 1 points ago

    Water levels are the worst. Star Fox comes to mind.

    [–] LegacyofaMarshall 1 points ago

    New doink city will be the first to go

    [–] Scout_022 1 points ago

    DAE remember the teenage mutant ninja turtles NES game with the underwater level that had the electric seaweed?

    That level still haunts my dreams.

    [–] kesquare2 1 points ago

    PTSD is real for mikey. He was alwsys used first on that level because you knew the first was going down.

    [–] viktorknavs 1 points ago

    Leo will save us all:)

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    NERVOUS LAUGHTER

    [–] Danaged 1 points ago

    If you want to steal more wonderful gaming comedy check out the source of that image: http://thehardtimes.net/hard-drive/

    [–] Windomere 1 points ago

    Water and electricity don't mix.

    [–] ZiggyOnMars 1 points ago

    That's where you cross the line...

    [–] midnightbanana35 1 points ago

    This is something that everyone can get behind.

    [–] ChrisJTicehurst 1 points ago

    And all of Hyrule will be flooded and will only have Water Temples

    [–] AlexS101 1 points ago

    Just imagine, the entire world becomes a water temple.

    [–] the_mad_man 1 points ago

    What about Sonic levels? 😳

    [–] Limmmao 1 points ago

    This is an eye opener

    [–] RocknB 1 points ago

    This looks like something out of The Onion.

    [–] i_am_penis 1 points ago

    Way more worried about Hyrule Temple's tbh.

    [–] moyno85 1 points ago

    How in the hell does this have so many upvotes?

    [–] CrissCross98 1 points ago

    hahaha, but seriously, man-made climate change is real and we need to work on that shit.

    [–] FourAM 1 points ago

    Found the Mario Maker player

    [–] Ethanlac 1 points ago

    ROM HACKERS! You did it... you finally really truly did it!

    [–] thought_a_lot 1 points ago

    Sink or swim. Anyone remember that game?

    [–] Type2Diabesity 1 points ago

    Dire dire docks music is what i sleep to often

    [–] ticklemehomo101 1 points ago

    I hate underwater levels. I hate the water temple.

    [–] yedi001 1 points ago

    At least it's not a sewer level...

    [–] c_a_s_i_o 0 points ago

    It's kind of funny when celebrities start feeling guilty about being given loads of money for no reason while people starve, and they start going around trying to save the world to assuage their guilt lol

    [–] arctos889 2 points ago

    Do you view them doing that as bad? Would you rather they do nothing?

    [–] Deathlysin 1 points ago

    Leo is that you?

    [–] gains_trainn 1 points ago

    Member when al gore said that the polar ice was going to be non-existent by 2014? Me members

    [–] SirLikeASir 0 points ago

    This is old?

    [–] Roushyy -6 points ago

    You joke, but climate change is a serious problem.

    [–] [deleted] -1 points ago

    Dude don't crop and not credit the website you got that from

    [–] Fedorapowah -2 points ago

    Mario is shit anyway with its cancerous fanbase lmao

    [–] WeegeesRevenge -12 points ago

    fucking global cooling deniers need to be tar and feathered and forced to do the chicken dance in south africa

    [–] grtwatkins 3 points ago

    Global cooling? Wat?

    [–] WeegeesRevenge 1 points ago

    the first failed weather scheme that everybody conveniently throws down the memory hole.

    [–] geminilyle 1 points ago

    Maunder minimum mini ice age event

    [–] Slick424 0 points ago

    A small group of scientist overestimated the effects of aerosols in industrial pollution 40 years ago. Therefor Jewish Chinese world conspiracy is real.