Nintendo has unleashed the trailer for its upcoming Super Nintendo World theme park and it looks like a nightmare. In the trailer, a choreographed flash mob of visitors navigate a world of thwomps, koopa troopers, and fireballs. As you'll probably recall from playing any Mario game, all of these things are designed to kill. The visitors chase glistening stars through platforms, smash blocks with their fists, and never once fall off a cliff and lose a life. What is a Mario level, if you really think about it, if not a series of death traps? It is as if Saw’s Jigsaw Killer designed a Nintendo branded theme park.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pkeb7n/nintendo-theme-park-ad-imagines-land-of-death-traps-where-only-the-strong-survive