Back to the start: Mario fan recreates World 1-1 in New Horizons

World 1-1

Nintendo Enthusiast has brought you word of players’ custom islands in Animal Crossing: New Horizons before. But what about something instantly recognizable? Something even non-gamer folk would recognize from their youth? A Japanese player decided to address these questions by reimagining the most famous level in video game history for their isle: World 1-1 from Super Mario Bros.

I know the entire layout of World 1-1 from memory

Twitter user @1989daichi1226 showed off their creation with a short video clip:

Wow, the nostalgia just came flooding back. Especially the unpleasant knowledge I have died to that first Goomba more than once. I know it’s happened to every gamer out there, don’t lie!

Sure, the tribute is a little truncated, but it’s still impressive. Both the enemy and block placements are on point, Mario has idle, climbing, and death poses, and the castle at the end has a victory flag. The only things missing are the fireworks in the sky and the location of the hidden 1-up block. Toss some newcomers a bone!

Enthusiasts, what are your thoughts on this faithful adaptation of World 1-1? Tell us the best homages you have seen in New Horizons using the comment field down below.

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Arthur Damian
Arthur Damian is a writer, editor, educator, and lover of video games. Based and living in Brooklyn, NY, he has been gaming since the age of five, from the NES to the Nintendo Switch. His favorite system is the SNES, his favorite game is Chrono Trigger, and you cannot convince him otherwise. He loves dogs, rainbow cookies, Spider-Man, and songs with intricate drum patterns. Arthur is also the Editor-in-Chief at That VideoGame Blog.