->No eyes were found with the body...
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MARIO, appropriately made by a man named M A R I O (yes, with the spaces) is a VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld hack detailing an unknown point in Mario's life. Some theorize it is Mario turning evil, while some think it is his suicide. It was posted on the [[http://www.smwcentral.net/?p=viewthread&t=42510 SMW Central]] forums by the user Adam, detailing his experiences with the hack in {{Creepypasta}} fashion. But unlike most Creepypastas, [[http://www.smwcentral.net/?p=section&a=details&id=6416 the hack actually exists]].

The hack's levels are strange and empty, and the message boxes weird and unsettling. The game progresses through weird levels until you defeat the boss, after which a gruesome description of "Victim #1" (Princess Peach?) is shown. A text file that comes with the game can be decoded to an image, turning into a very, VERY NightmareFuel type picture that fits the description of the victim.

Read about it [[http://www.smwcentral.net/?p=viewthread&t=42510 here]] and download it [[http://www.smwcentral.net/?p=section&a=details&id=6416 here... if you dare.]] [[http://www.smwcentral.net/?p=viewthread&t=43771 There's also a sequel, here.]]

There's also a related music... morse code... thing... [[http://www.smwcentral.net/?p=viewthread&t=46505 here.]]

The author appears to be done with this, as he became a "normal" forum member on SMW Central before getting banned. The ARG portion of the hack that was seemingly going to be a thing will not be done. The original game still stands on its own, though.

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!! This monstrosity contains examples of:

* AlternateRealityGame: Had all the trimmings of one.
* DrivenToSuicide: Some theorize that the game involves Mario killing someone and then committing suicide because he can't face what he's done.
* EyeScream: The description of Victim #1 notes that their eyes were missing.
* TheMostDangerousVideoGame: According to the [[http://www.smwcentral.net/?p=viewthread&t=42510&page=3 original conversation]], the image can set itself as your desktop background.
** While playing the game the person who wrote the story about it noticed his chatroom quiet up, only to bustle again when he was done playing.
** Not to mention the blood dripping down one guy's hand after decoding the image.
* NightmareFace: The image, of course!
* NothingIsScarier: Several of the levels are missing all or most of the enemies, objects etc. that they would normally have in the regular game. Also, the message blocks in the castle, when hit, just give a blank box with Yoshi's signature at the bottom.
* NumberOfTheBeast: When the image sets itself as your background, it saves at a resolution of 666x666.
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[[folder: Victim #3, the victim was found slumped over his computer reading an article on TV Tropes about a creepy Mario rom hack... ]]