World 9

Posted August 18, 2008 12:08am


1 of 5 bars
  • PRICE: Free
  • SOUND: 2
  • CONTROL: 1
  • FUN: 2
  • VALUE: 1
SUMMARY: Become a real life Super Mario just by pressing the START button.

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Have you ever wondered what life would be like in a video game? Perhaps you watched too much Captain N: The Game Master as a child? Regardless, having the ability to enter into the world of Super Mario has been something that many have dreamed of. So when World 9 gave us the opportunity to do so, we jumped at the chance.

The World 9 app for the iPhone has the simplest interface possible. You're greated with what looks like a Nintendo controller's START button on a black background. Pressing the button launches World 9 and away you go. What exactly happens? Every time the iPhone gets enough of a jolt to register that you're jumping, you'll hear the classic Super Mario Bros. jump noise.

If you attempt to press that start button again, World 9 will be sure to inform you that there is no way to pause your life, nor is there any final stage. This app classifies itself as a game more for humor than for anything else, so don't expect that you'll become addicted to it, unless running around with your headphones in your ears listening to Mario jumping noises is your thing.

The lack of additional sounds coupled with the fact that the speaker isn't loud enough to provide you with the sounds as you move around the ultimate game of reality is the reason that World 9 is at the bottom of our list of apps to download.