Video: Playing Mario with a mouse

Okay, this is definitely the last Mario AI video I’m posting, it should probably just go on my own blog anyway, but since we’ve already broken the seal here I thought I’d share it with you guys. This Mario AI, for the IEEE competition I mentioned before, has now been adjusted to seek the cursor instead of simply the end of the level. It’s not quite as graceful as the straightforward version, but damn is it effective. It’s calculating new routes every frame, and will eliminate anything in its way. It actually looks like an interesting way to play the game — kind of like the Mario Herder webcam version.

Okay, I’m done. Maybe one more update when someone actually wins. I know, this is a gadget blog, but we can always do with a freakily awesome Mario AI video here and there, right?

[via Reddit, again]