It’s a good thing you have to beat a level before uploading it in Super Mario Maker 2, or else who knows what kind of twisted horrors longtime player PangeaPanga would be coming up with?
Panga is a member of the Kaizo community, a group of bafflingly skilled Mario players who make and speedrun through ultra-tough platformers in which there’s no room for error. In a level like this, one imprecise jump or incorrect button press will kill you instantly. Kaizo levels are designed to confound even those of us who think we’re OK at playing Mario games, and they’re as delightful to watch as they are impossible to play.
For example, here was Panga’s first creation:
— Panga (@PangaeaPanga) July 1, 2019
Beating stages like this is just not an option for us mortals—as hard as I’ve been trying—but watching Panga beat them is a joy.
I may have just created Super Mario Maker 2's hardest 3D World level.
Pit of PePanga: DieVine Garden
Course ID: LM6-TM7-VKF
— Panga (@PangaeaPanga) July 5, 2019
The skill it takes not just to play these but to conceive of and design them is beyond belief.
I'm sorry, but I made another level that ended up being harder than I wanted it to be.
Pit of PePanga: Zero G's Given
One day I will make easier levels... pic.twitter.com/R3D78xrK5l
— Panga (@PangaeaPanga) July 7, 2019
I made an upside-down Kaizo level. Please don't play this.
— Panga (@PangaeaPanga) July 10, 2019
Like I said, BAFFLINGLY skilled.