Vancouver Skytrain Map – Super Mario 3 Style
Original post as follows:
One of the more popular posts I had last year was this one, which was mostly attributed to the included Skytrain map. I was using it merely for reference, and it wasn’t that geeky. Thought I would remedy that!
Here is the Vancouver Skytrain map, done in the Super Mario Bros. 3 map style. I believe it does the trick, as it copies Translink’s square grid map seen in trains and platforms.
Originally I was going to make a station name Legend, where you’d look up the station number on the map and find the name in a list, but those are a pain to use! May as well label the stations, even if it does clutter up the map with text. Also was going to make this animated, but it was too sluggishly slow, even for only 3 frames. Ah well.
I wouldn’t have done this if the system was as complex as New York’s subway lines or London’s Underground rail. Vancouver’s system is comparatively small, but would require 16 Mario 3 screens to fit.