- Shane Birkinbine, a gamer from Arkansas, used Nintendo’s ‘Mario Maker’ to propose to his girlfriend
- His creative use of the video game earned him his girlfriend’s hand in marriage
- The newly engaged couple are planning to get married this Fall
Talk about taking the relationship to a whole new level! An Arkansas gamer used Nintendo’s ‘Mario Maker’ to ask the love of his life for her hand in marriage.
When the Nintendo Wii U game was released in 2015, the first thing the video game enthusiasts did was to create insanely hard levels and designs to drive other players crazy. But Shane Birkinbine had something entirely different in mind — by crafting a level solely for the purpose of popping the big question to his girlfriend.
“Pam bought me the game for the Nintendo Wii several months ago,” Birkinbine told USA Today. “Being busy with life and working, I had not had a chance to create my own level. So, it came to me to make the very first level a marriage proposal. It just seemed to fit as we both enjoy Mario games. So, over the course of a week I would work on it after I got home in the evenings when she was fast asleep.”
Birkinbine’s romantic and creative proposal was uploaded on his Youtube channel, Retro Shanerator, and already got nearly 900K views since its May 21 posting.
In the video, his girlfriend, Pam Edwards, was shown playing through the modified Super Mario level, with Birkinbine directing her on what to do next.
“Babe, what’s that say?” Birkinbine asks Edwards while he captures their once-in-a-lifetime moment on video. “The blocks, it spells out your name I think.”
As Edwards kept playing, the words “Pam, will you marry me?” are slowly revealed. She was overwhelmed by emotions and giggled before saying “Yes!”
Not only did Edwards win the game, she also got a sparkly diamond ring.
The newly engaged couple from Bentonville, Arkansas, is now planning a wedding for this fall, as per an article published by ABC News.
Let’s just hope Bowser doesn’t kidnap his fiancée before their big day.
Watch how the proposal unfolds on the video below: