It is the year 2005. A naive Gamma Prime has just stumbled across an NES ROM titled Mario is Missing. Unfortunately, it was not the obscure hidden gem of a sidescroller she was expecting. Instead, it was an educational snooze-fest.
*cough**cough*OK...Enough with the Victor Caroli impressions. Let's flash forward to 2016. My computer had just been ruined by an exploding bottle of Dr. Pepper. Thankfully, my mother let me use her computer while I waited for a replacement. Even better, she didn't mind me hacking SMW on it. I had recently released several custom graphics sets and wanted to put them to use. I also wanted to see how well they'd mix with graphics ripped from Super Mario All-Stars. It was time to do Mario is Missing right. There would be no geography lessons here. Heck, the game wouldn't even be set in the real world. This would be closer to what I was expecting Mario is Missing to be when I discovered it 11 years prior: a platformer starring Luigi on a quest to save Mario.