Mario Marathon is back again this year for the 9th time. A non-stop live marathon of Super Mario Bros. 1, 2, 3, The Lost Levels, Super Mario Land 1 & 2, Super Mario World 1 & 2, Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2, New Super Mario Bros. Wii & U, Super Mario 3D World, and Super Mario Maker begins this Friday, June 23rd at 11 AM EDT!
The LIVE feed will start playing automatically. Even the pre-show is fun to watch!
Watch live video from Mariomarathon on www.twitch.tv
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If you keep donating to Child’s Play*, they will keep playing all weekend and beyond! Since 2008, the group has raised over $560,000 for Child’s Play. This year the team is pushing to cross far beyond the half-million dollar mark! The charity provides games, books and toys to a network of over 100 children’s hospitals worldwide, as well as domestic violence shelters.
As of right now, three former college room mates (Brian “Shirt Guy” Brinegar, John “Couch Guy” Groth, and Chris “Slouch Guy” Deckard) and many other friends and spouses are attempting to play through each one of the above Super Mario games in their entirety. The whole list is on their website.
Mario Marathon is a multi-day charity drive broadcast live online through Twitch.TV. The event starts with a small group of gamers attempting to complete a list of levels from Nintendo’s popular series of Super Mario video games. Viewers of the show add levels to the players’ queue by making donations to Child’s Play. This continues until all of the levels in the queue are conquered (no easy feat). Throughout the show, viewers connect with the team through the event’s website and social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter. The event features celebrity call-ins, sing-a-longs, contests and raffles.
The event begins Friday, June 23rd at 11 am EDT and features prizes including T-Shirts, game systems, games, and much much more!
* Child’s Play Charity provides toys, games and books to patients of children’s hospitals worldwide. It’s a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in a network of hospitals worldwide. Since its inception in 2003, the charity has distributed over $44 million worth of toys, games, books, and cash.
Good luck guys, you’ve got our continued support!