Trivia: Super Mario Bros. Z

  • Creator Backlash:
    • Alvin gone on record stating that he feels that the series dialogue in general is "godawful".
    • Alvin has said that he is not proud of Episode 7 outside of the 8-bit parts. It had too much dialogue, the exposition involved was completely pointless since that had nothing to do with overall plot, and the ending with Kolorado's stopwatch was a major Deus ex Machina.
    • Despite positive fan reception, Alvin regrets creating Basilisx because his presence was shoehorned in due to lacking proper buildup and backstory.
  • Creator Breakdown: This has happened a couple of times in the original run, due to fans pressuring the release date of the next episode. The last time Alvin-Earthworm had one, he canceled the series. Thankfully, he made an apology and uncanceled it the next day.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!:
  • I Knew It:
    • One of the most popular theories for how Mario would be saved from Basillix involved Luigi using the power of his Tanooki suit to recover from Basillix's stone gaze. The first scene for the unfinished Episode 9 reveals that this is indeed what was going to happen.
    • Portions of the fandom expected Alvin to cancel the series due to how long he was taking with each episode after 6, especially when he kept insisting that he wanted to do 3 sagas in 15-episode installments.
  • Schedule Slip: Suffered from this terribly in the later episodes, and somewhat ascribable to Creator Breakdown. There was a 16-month gap between episodes 6 and 7, a 12-month gap between episodes 7 and 8, and a 30 month gap between the release of episode 8 and the series' ultimate cancellation.
    Kolorado: I hate to break it to you, Goombella, but that joke had been done in the previous episode.
    Goombella: Aw, come on, Professor! That episode was released, like, a year and a half ago! No one's going to remember what happened in it!
  • Why Fandom Can't Have Nice Things: Part of the reason why Alvin cancelled the original run was because he was constantly pestered by impatient fans.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Alvin had planned there to be 3 Story Arcs spanning over 45 episodes before he decided to cancel the series. Important plot points included:
      • Mecha Sonic was going to hold a tournament, similar to what Cell did in Dragon Ball Z.
      • Smithy was to serve as the Big Bad of the second arc, with the rebuilt Axem Rangers at his side. He would have also used Mecha Sonic's parts to build an Axem Ranger Blue.
      • The third arc would have featured Princess Rosalina.
    • There was going to be a feature length episode that had Chaos as the main antagonist.