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Nearly impossible ‘Super Mario Maker 2’ level inspires memes

This level will give you anxiety.


Nahila Bonfiglio


Posted on Jul 16, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 8:37 am CDT

Super Mario Maker 2 was released less than a month ago, but users have already created a number of ambitious levels.

The side-scrolling game, released on June 28, allows players to create their own levels. Courses in Super Mario Maker 2 can be shared online, where other players can enjoy them. While most users aim to create entertaining, beatable levels for the Nintendo Switch exclusive, a community of creators with a different goal has emerged. These creators make ultra-challenging levels that are nearly impossible to beat. One such level, created by Twitter user @YTSunnys, has been making the rounds online. Its use of dozens of moving fire bars, in particular, inspired countless memes.

After @YTSunny shared an intimidating video of their creation online, viewers obsessed over the anxiety-inducing level. “Cool, I’m going to have nightmares about this tonight,” one user wrote. “I think I just had a panic attack watching this,” another user added.

One user even noted the insane time limit on the level of spinning death. Forty-five seconds to traverse all those flaming beams of horror? No thank you.

Within no time, the stressful video had inspired a wave of memes. Many of the memes poked fun at the near-impossibility of the chaotic level. “If you pointed a gun to my head and told me to finish this level I would tell you to pull the trigger,” one user wrote.

While many people were poking fun at the anxiety-inducing level, others created on-point captions for the video. “The New York Times avoiding the word racist,” one user joking captioned the video.

This level is far from the most challenging creation to come from Super Mario Maker 2 players. Dozens of hair-tearing levels have been shared by these fire-loving masochists, so if @YTSunny’s level looked like fun to you, there is plenty more where that came from.


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*First Published: Jul 16, 2019, 11:16 am CDT