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Kitiku Mario
The title screen.



Started development in


Based on

Super Mario World


Super Nintendo Entertainment System

Main Feature

Use of assembly (ASM)

Brutal Mario (鬼畜王マリオ Kichiku Ou Mario, Brutal King Mario), also known as Super Kitiku Mario, is a Super Mario World ROM hack created by a mysterious Japanese ROM-hacker who goes by the name of Carol.

It's well known for being a hack with a large amount of custom bosses and ASM gimmicks, with its development being started when such things were but a dream in the SMW hacking scene.

The hack contains several references to many other video games, from Final Fantasy, to Twinbee, to Kirby, to Mega Man, to even Cho Aniki of all things.


The story changed between the Demo 7 and Demo 7.5, mostly due to Carol not having the intro finished by then.

Old Story[]


The old story

One day, Mario was hungry.

Since there were a lot of delicious dragons, he went out to eat some.

New Story[]

Time and time again, Bowser's plans were constantly failed and peace was restored to the Mushroom Kingdom, thanks to the great hero, Mario.

The people of the Mushroom Kingdom praised his heroics. It was said that as long as Mario was alive, the kingdom's prosperity would last forever.

Sadly, peace did not last long.

Mario was crowned king of the Mushroom Kingdom. There was no end to his tyranny.

The land dried up. The people starved. And thus, the kingdom perished. Mario now had his eyes set on conquering the rich Koopa Kingdom, and so, he left the ruined kingdom.

However, in the supposedly vanished Mushroom Kingdom, the people swore revenge on Mario. Now, a movement against him began to rise.


The Overworld from Brutal Mario was nothing special, as it contained no ExGFX or custom sprites and a few ASM. After the Overworld Demo was out, every demo afterwards featured the custom Overworld introduced in said demo.

The custom Overworld features graphics from:

  • Castlevania: Dracula X
  • Cho Aniki: Bakuretsu Rantou-Hen
  • Chrono Trigger
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Donkey Kong Country 2
  • Donkey Kong Country 3
  • Final Fantasy V
  • Kirby and the Amazing Mirror
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Mega Man & Bass
  • Pop'n Twinbee: Rainbow Bell Adventures
  • Romancing SaGa 2
  • Romancing SaGa 3
  • Seiken Densetsu 3
  • Yoshi's Island
  • Some custom drawn graphics.

It also features music from:

  • Chrono Trigger
  • Final Fantasy VI
  • Final Fantasy VIII
  • Live-A-Live
  • Romancing SaGa 3
  • SaGa Frontier
  • Secret of Mana

Brutal Mario & Super Kitiku Mario Trailer


Brutal Mario is still incomplete, as of 2015. 9 known demos were released so far, as well as 4 unofficial demos, they all can be found in the Downloads Page.