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WATCH: Southwest's Super Mario Maker Level Looks Like A Ton Of Fun

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | January 08, 2016

WATCH: Southwest's Super Mario Maker Level Looks Like A Ton Of Fun

Image via Southwest

The first thing you think about when you conjure the image of a do-it-yourself side scrolling adventure is hardly Southwest Airlines. Then again, maybe it should be.

Souhwest’s blog reports the airline has offered its game design expertise to the very Nintendo franchise whose mere mention sends you spiraling back at least a couple decades to when you first picked up a video-game controller.

According to the blog, Nintendo approached Southwest to create a course in the Wii U game that actually encourages gamers to imagine and create their own levels, Super Mario Maker.

The result was a level far more whimsical than boarding by group. YouTube channel GameXplain took the course for the proverbial test fly:

As you can see, Southwest wasn’t playing around when it designed this level that is meant for, um, playing around.

The video’s host declares that this level is fairly hard. Meanwhile, we can sense our own impending doom when considering an attempt on this very level.

That being said, it looks like a ton of fun with a mystery mushroom that changes your Mario avatar into a pilot Mario.

To get the level, the blog states that you simply need visit the Course World listed in the game.

From there, you get to unlock some exciting stuff: “The Southwest level for Super Mario Maker also offers players the exclusive chance to unlock the Sky Pop costume in the game. Once players locate a Mystery Mushroom in the Southwest Air Adventure level, they are able to play the level in the classic Super Mario Land plane costume.”

After some expletive-tossing and controlling throwing, you will undoubtedly reach the end of the course.

Southwest, graciously, states that the Sky Pop costume will then be playable throughout the rest of the game.


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