Why Super Mario Bros' Level 1-1 is Perfect

By Stephen Totilo on at

There are lots of great examples of level design out there, but the example probably most frequently referred to is the first level of Super Mario Bros. In 5 minutes, this video will explain why.

Extra Creditz is a long-running show covering various issues in the gaming world, and they just started a new show called Design Club, focusing specifically on game design. Naturally, the first episode had to be about level 1-1.

Design Club [YouTube]