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Super Mario Bros. Z, often abbreviated as SMBZ, is a crossover web series created by Mark Haynes, and is a reboot of the the 2006 series of the same name, featuring several major alterations to its writing and production. It was first announced in September 2015, with the first episode released to Patreon donators on January 5, 2016, and then 3 days later, publicly on January 8, 2016.

Not long after, Mark Haynes' Patreon was shut down by Nintendo, which eventually led to the series going into hiatus, with only the title card of the second episode being the only post regarding the series. With no official news in at least a year, Haynes appeared to have abandoned the project, though nothing official had been said relating to a cancellation. In September 2019, his Twitter account had also been deactivated, cutting off his main source of announcements.

Despite this, however, a new account was created in December 2019, where Mark stated that he wanted to continue the series, giving the series the potential to continue, bringing the series out of a four-year hiatus. [1] As of February 2nd, 2020, production of the second episode had recommenced. [2][3] The episode was later released on May 2, 2021 on YouTube.

Episodes

# Name Description Character Debuts Public Release Date
0 Intro 1-6
Opening
The introduction and opening theme song to the series. While it does reveal many of the characters, it is inapplicable to the series. September 4, 2015[4]
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Fierce Battle Between Fierce Rivals
During the final round of a Smash tournament between Mario and Wario, Bowser and Kamek interfere in a takeover plot of the Mushroom Kingdom, but a mysterious capsule with two otherworldly heroes prompts Bowser's takedown. Metallix, Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Rawk Hawk, Princess Peach, Toadsworth, Bowser, Kamek, Sonic, and Shadow. January 8, 2016
March 2, 2020 (Rerelease)[5]
2 2-Thumbnail
The New Threat
Sonic and Shadow team up with Mario, Luigi and Yoshi to find the Chaos Emeralds. Bowser Jr., Doctor Eggman, Yoshi, Koopa Bros.

May 2, 2021[6]

3 Epplaceholder
Genesis of Metallix
Sonic's past is explored.[7] Tails, Knuckles, Amy Rose, Cream, Cheese, Silver, Mecha Sonic Mark I, Mecha Sonic Mark II Unknown
4 Epplaceholder
TBA
The Koopa Bros. make their move. To be added... Unknown

Synopsis

Metallix Saga

Metallix, a ruthless robot bent on becoming the most powerful being in the universe, has arrived in the Mushroom Kingdom, searching for the Chaos Emeralds, seven gems of immeasurable power, and is wreaking havoc in his wake. Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi join forces with two warriors from another realm, Sonic and Shadow. Together, they embark on an odyssey to gather the Chaos Emeralds before Metallix and save the Mushroom Kingdom from total destruction.

Smithy Saga

Three years after the defeat of Metallix, the tyrannical Smithy has returned and has stolen the Star Rod, depriving the world of wishes and claiming them all for himself. Mario and his allies, along with some new friends, must travel across the world, liberating kingdoms from the Smithy Gang's oppression and restoring hope to the denizens of the world.

Trivia

  • Haynes stated in 2013 about many changes he wanted to bring to the reboot such as replacing Mecha Sonic with Metallix, removing the Pipe Maze episode due to him deeming it filler, and removing Basilisx due to him merely hindering the progress of the plot.[8]
    • However, Haynes has since changed his mind about Basilisx, and has confirmed that he will appear in the Smithy Saga as part of a new Elite Trio.[9]
  • Haynes had considered changing the name of the reboot to "Super Mario Bros GT", "Super Mario Bros Z Kai", or "New Super Mario Bros Z", but decided against it due to fan-made "resurrection" projects of the same names already existing.
  • Haynes confirmed that the third saga has been scrapped and the only definitive arcs moving forward are the Metallix and Smithy sagas until further notice.[10]

References

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