I got my first NES when I was 3, and owned almost every console since. I grew up on side scrolling 2D mario/sonic games. Nothing since the SNES has quite felt the same. i've played a myriad of PC mario clones over the years but this one stands out from the crowd. I happened across a video of Mushroom Kingdom Fusion on youtube. It's not a lame mario flash game, it is an actual game that uses graphics most similar to the Super nintendo. There are 10 worlds ranging from Halo and Doom to Megaman and our own world. in this version of the beta u can play as sonic, tails, luigi, mario or arthur. Guns from Contra, metal slug, and doom are available to use in a few boss fights and levels. Mario even has access to Megaman and Master Chief's power armor on top of many of his traditional power ups from Mario 3. it is pretty remarkable. The game is only at v .25 and probably 8/10 of the levels u see on the map are not playable. Considering there are well over 100 levels in the game, there is more to do in this beta than some mario games in the past. I went out and bought a xbox360 controller for Windows(about 60$) since i'm getting a 360 in a few weeks to play this and I've had a ton of fun. Mushroom Kingdom Fusion's website a Demonstration video of the yellowstone level. JudgeSpear2 has the best videos imho If u grew up with mario like me, you will love this game. Give it a try. The easy levels are playable on your keyboard.