Nearly impossible ‘Super Mario Maker 2’ level inspires memes

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.

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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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Nahila Bonfiglio

Nahila Bonfiglio

Nahila Bonfiglio reports on geek culture and gaming. Her work has also appeared on KUT's Texas Standard (Austin), KPAC-FM (San Antonio), and the Daily Texan.