As you probably know just by looking at the games I like to review, you can easily tell that I’m a big fan of online Mario games so let me tell you a few words about a game a recently played called “Cursed Mario.”
In my opinion this title is in the Top 3 best Mario flash games released in 2015 that everyone should play.
The best thing that this title has to offer is the fact that it tells a really great story.
The story starts like this: Super Mario is presented collecting some goodies while taking a walk in the beautiful Kingdom of Mushrooms. Once of a sudden a witch flying on a mop followed closely by a crow enters the screen from the right upper part and put’s spell on our hero and transforms the beautiful places of Mario’s world into a land covered by darkness and invaded by lot’s on monsters and dangerous creatures.
From now on the action begins as the player is given the mission of restoring things back to their natural habit.Taking on this adventurous journey will need a constant attention from the player’s side in order to avoid getting caught by the monsters, falling of the cliffs, and escape the continuous hunt by the flying witch.
Even though this game uses some of the tiles that you would expect to see in a Mario type of game, in order to transmit the feeling of a strange, dangerous and totally unfamiliar world you won’t see to many of the regular enemies or obstacles that you would expect to find.
Their place is taken by zombies, phantoms, deadly carnivore plants, crows and all sort of other traps.
The game is structured into 4 levels from witch 3 levels are playable as in the open field while the 4 level takes part inside the witch’s lair.In the first 3 levels you will continuously run and jump from one suspended platform to another making your way among serious challenges and shooting at the increasing number of incoming enemies.
While Mario can take up to 3 hits from his enemies before the unwanted Game Over screen will appear, given the fact that all the action takes place on suspended stone platforms you really need to calculate your steps and choose to jump at the exact moment.
The 4th level takes you to the Evil Witch’s lair, a deadly really scary place to be.Once the player manages to complete the 4th level he really needs to focus in order to survive the Boss level and fulfill your goal.
Giving your mission a happy end with require a lot of struggle when fighting the witch because beside the fact that you need to focus and choose the exact right moment to shoot upwards towards the boss you must also avoid getting smashed by the two giant bouncing stone balls that will move all the way across the screen stopping you from planning a strategy.
It took me several tries before I finally managed to defeat the boss, and I really must say that this last struggle does indeed require a bit of practice and strategy.