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Jumpman Bros. Enter 8 bit Underland
Ever imagined a live version of your favourite video game?
Winnipeg man-children Daryl Nichol and Cody Creed go one step further by literally projecting themselves into the centre of animated action in this likably goofy wink to classic gamers.
Meet the Jumpman Bros., Mario’s not-so-super cousins. Using green-screen technology and looped videos, our moustachioed, overall-wearing heroes battle talking mushrooms, barrel-tossing primates and floating walls on their quest to rescue a (surprise, surprise) princess.
The computer animation in this loosely scripted, hour-long game— which also sends up other vintage games like Zelda and Tetris — is intentionally crude and cheesy, which is kind of fun. The plot, however, is about as fast-paced and compelling as a game of Pong.
— Carolin Vesely
From the Fringe program:
In a spectacle of big-world proportions, follow the Jumpman brothers as they enter the pipe (proverbially) and discover the perils and epic mustachery of 8 bit Underland.
With a mix of green screen animated magic and live action, the Jumpmans will need all the mustache a bro can muster. Join them on a musical improv adventure, a must-see for classic gamers and folks into movie magic.
Recommended For: General Audience
Length: 60 min
Discount Tickets: $8 for Successful completion of the Konami Code
Updated on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 3:49 PM CDT: