Mario Marathon is back again this year for the 5th time. A non-stop live marathon of Super Mario Bros. 1, 2, 3, The Lost Levels, Super Mario World, 64, Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and Super Mario Sunshine is going on right now!
If you keep donating to Child’s Play*, they will keep playing all weekend and beyond! So far they have already raised nearly $50,000!
The LIVE feed will start playing automatically when you press play. Fun to watch!
That means that right now, three former college room mates (Brian “Shirt Guy” Brinegar, John “Couch Guy” Groth, and Chris “Slouch Guy” Deckard), some other friends and Couch Dog are attempting to play through each one of the above Super Mario games in their entirety.
The 2011 event lasted 5 days, attracted over 794,000 viewers, and raised over $110,000 for Child’s Play. Altogether they’ve already raised over a quarter of a million dollars for charity!
When asked what draws viewers to the event, Brian Brinegar, Event Coordinator says, “Gamers share this common childhood experience playing Mario. The marathon lets us recreate that experience and leverage Child’s Play to share it with thousands of kids who are spending part of their childhood in a hospital.”
* Child’s Play Charity provides toys, games and books to patients of children’s hospitals world wide.
Good luck guys, you’ve got our support!