[UPDATE] Mario Royale and DMCA Royale are dead, Jim.

by Ash
June 29, 2019

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UPDATE 29.6.19: You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself get contacted by Nintendo’s lawyers. Yes, the news is true – DMCA Royale has bitten the dust. It’s pining for the fjords.

DMCA has passed on. It’s no more. It’s ceased to be. It’s expired and gone to meet its maker. It’s stiff, bereft of life, it rests in peace. It’s off the twig. Kicked the bucket, shuffled off this mortal coil. It is an ex-DMCA Royale.

Attempting to visit the site nets you this message:

If you can’t see the image or can’t read the text, the text is also below:

Sorry, your battle royale is in another castle.
Unfortunately, Uncle Nintindie’s lawyers have informed me that, despite my best efforts, the game still infringes their copyright.
They refused to give me specifics (I asked multiple times) but it would seem that either the level design or general mechanics are still too close to the original game.
As a result I can’t just blindly change the game and leave it up. Doing so would put me at risk of further legal action.
I’ll likely talk in detail about the game and it’s short lifespan on my youtube channel in the coming weeks.
I’m sorry about this guys. It was fun while it lasted.
Rest in peace, DMCA Royale. We’ll miss you.

UPDATE 22.6.19: Unsurprisingly, Mario Royale was hit by a Cease & Desist order from Nintendo. Not to worry, though – DMCA Royale is just as good with none of the copyright infringement!

In DMCA Royale, the main character is called Infringio Infringio. He also has a brother, Copyright Infringio. Yep, there’s lore.

You can play DMCA Royale using just your browser right here. You have even map a controller, if you’re not a fan of WASD keys. Now go and have some copyright-safe fun!

Original article continues below:

Super Mario Bros is now a Battle Royale game. Yup, no chicken dinners, no pinata llamas, no Mozambiques, just a plumber and his pipes. Oh, and 98 creepy pixely clones.

Created by YouTuber (and modder) InfernoPlus, Mario Royale is an incredibly enjoyable version of the classic platformer. Build over the course of three weeks, by rebuilding the original game’s code in HTML 5, this new battle royale title tasks players with being the first to defeat the evil Bowser.

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If you decide to play the title, here, you’ll quickly learn how the game works. While players can’t jump on each other like in Super Mario Maker 2, each object is only usable by a single person. That mushroom, you better get it first if you want it!

Those who kick a Koopa shell or pick up an invincibility power star, they’re the dangerous ones. A goomba is pretty easy to avoid, but a power-crazy invincible plumber that can kill you just by running past you? Now, that’s terrifying! Just look at his cold, dead eyes.

We played a little bit ourselves; we sucked just like any other battle royale. It’s a chaotically crazy, but utterly moresome, don’t forget to check it out. If you’re a fan of Super Mario Bros, you owe it to yourself. The game also supports controllers so you could¬†probably¬† play it on your Xbox One!

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