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Watch Mario Play on your Home Screen
If you’re a fan of any Mario game or have played any of the games on any platform, then you’ll appreciate this great Live Wallpaper by XDA forum member pikipirs.
Watch Mario playing randomly generated levels featuring an outside level, underground level and a castle level in that order. Of course, as fascinating to watch through this is, your battery level may suffer due to the complex Mario AI, especially if you want to keep watching Mario play through the three levels again and again!
When you’ve had enough of watching Mario, try tweaking the settings of the Live Wallpaper as pikipirs has also given you the option to try changing the FPS or disable the level background.
Take a look at the application thread to directly download the apk or to find the link to download free from the Market.
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