This Is What New Super Mario Bros. Wii In 1080p Looks Like

New Super Mario Bros. Wii looks sharp, but slow, when run on the Dolphin emulator, a piece of software that has offered a similar high-definition look at Super Mario Galaxy and Super Smash Bros. Brawl.


While the YouTube HD video runs at a snail's pace, the creator of the above video says the Wii game ran at a smooth 60 frames per second on his rig and copy of Dolphin. Place blame on video capture tool Fraps, which makes for a Mario as slow as molasses and the occasional audio-visual glitch.


Wii HD theories may be nothing more than that, but if Nintendo engineers are considering some sort of higher-definition option for future iterations of the console, we sure hope it's backwards compatible with at least this particular game.

New Super Mario Bros Wii Dolphin [YouTube via Joystick Division]

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Slagathorian: Save the trees and kill the children.

Wow a lot of Nintendo apologists here today.

Can someone please explain to me how a game is marred by having crisper and cleaner visuals?

Because of lot of people seem to be spouting how unnecessary and useless and HD visuals are. I suspect these are the same people who cannot afford a 1080P TV. It was like being back in middle school, any my parents were the only ones we knew who had our own pool, and a few of my friends would tell me how stupid pools were. And all you can do is look at those people and roll your eyes.