Hands down, one of my favorite videos of 2015 so far has to be "WHEN U COLLAB WITH THE PIZZA GUY" by Australian DJ duo Mashd N Kutcher. In it, the cameraman orders a pizza with the delivery instructions "COLLAB BRO???", asks the unsuspecting delivery driver to record a voice sample, improvise a few (kind of bad) notes, all before jumping ahead to their final creation: a full-fledged piece of electronic dance music built on the groundwork laid out by that pizza guy. It's pretty great.
But then it occurred to me: Why limit this format to just dance music? Why not video games?
Above, behold "WHEN U COLLAB WITH THE PIZZA GUY ON MARIO MAKER", a video I put together the night before a flight last weekend and stayed up til 4:30 AM building and editing despite my better judgment.
A few quick statistics: As of this morning, the level above currently sits at over 15,000 attempts and only 32 completions. This means the clear rate sits at around 0.21% – even lower than the 0.31% clear rate currently held by Spelunky creator Derek Yu's deviously difficult stage "The Four Hell Towers."
Another fun fact: Recording this video involved setting up a series of extension cords and hauling my entire Wii U and gamepad down my apartment building's stairwell. I am an idiot.
Last but not least: If you'd like to try out the level for yourself, the Course ID is F5AE-0000-0075-57B6. Let us know in the comments what you think of it, and be sure to check out Devs Make Mario, our new video series exploring what happens when you put Super Mario Maker in the hands of video game professionals!