It's been a little over two weeks, but the filmmakers over at Beat Down Boogie have finally released the second highly anticipated episode of Mario Warfare -- a gritty and action-packed take on everyone's favorite pair of fictional Italian plumbers from the Mushroom Kingdom. In the second part of this epic web series, Mario and Luigi take up arms to combat Bowser and his army of Shy Guy troops, only to find themselves wielding plungers and declaring war on clogged toilets instead. But this relative peace is shattered when sudden disaster decides to go on a quick bathroom break, with the brothers Mario ending up hammered... literally.
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Way back in August we showed you a trailer for Mario Warfare -- a gritty, action-packed fan film by the good people of Beat Down Boogie. At the time, the producers behind the project never gave us a confirmed release date, so we were all left wondering if the film went down the green pipe never to be seen again. The project's finally resurfaced, and the premiere of Mario Warfare is already here. There's even a second episode not too far behind! Also, yes, it really is all that a bag of 1-Up mushrooms.
What would happen if someone took equal parts Super Mario Bros., Call of Duty, and added a touch of the movie Equilibrium? That's clearly what the good folks at Beat Down Boogie wanted to know. They've long been at work on Mario Warfare, which is exactly what it sounds like, and have finally released a rather polished looking trailer. The cast of characters seem to be entirely drawn from Mario, but the tone the video sets is unmistakably Call of Duty. Plus, they have what appears to be Toad doing gun kata.