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This classic Super Mario game just got 80 new levels – here’s how to play

Nintendo is far too busy cranking out top notch titles for the Switch and 3DS to worry about updating a decade old Mario game for the DS. Thankfully, within the Nintendo fan community, where there’s a will, there’s a way.

Fans have concocted 80 brand new levels for the 2006 title New Super Mario Bros. They’re spread across eight world maps and include a brand new soundtrack.

The Newer Super Mario Bros. levels, which feature new and updated gameplay, were created using the editor for the original game and can be played via an emulator on PC or Mac.

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Fans will need a ROM of the original game, the Newer DS patch and an emulator like DeSmuME.

You can browse to the NewerTeam website to download the extension and view instructions for getting started.

You can also see the trailer for the game below (via Kotaku).

The game comes from the same folks who delivered a similar add-on for the Wii version of the game.

Usually, Nintendo legal team is on these shenanigans like white on rice. However, given the Wii extension is still available to download, there’s a solid chance this one might survive the insta-cull too.

The new levels arrive a few months after fans turned the classic Mario 64 game into a 24-player online multiplayer extravaganza.

Super Mario 64 Online, which blends the 3D platformer with Mario Kart style gameplay, arrived back in September featuring a full cast of characters.

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