# Mario: The Goal Update

## Objectives

• Read and understand all of the Mario source code from the last track lesson.
• Add a pyramid of blocks to the generated level.
• Add a flag at the end of the level that either loads a new level or simply displays a victory message to the screen.

## It’s Game Time

Your second assignment in this track will be a step more difficult than the last, but charmingly tied back into an earlier problem set in the course; this time, rather than constructing a pyramid using hash marks, you’ll be creating a pyramid of tiles in a procedurally generated level. Additionally, you’ll create the characteristic end-of-level flag that delineates one level from another, choosing to either end the level with a message or transition to a brand new one!

1. Add a pyramid of blocks to the generated level. Taking into consideration the column-based generation we discussed in the track, find a way to generate a Mario-style pyramid like the below, placed directly atop the ground (ASCII flag to the right shown as well):

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You may choose to alter the pyramid such that it is symmetrical, but avoid a pyramid going the opposite direction, for Mario therefore won’t be able to climb it! Also be careful to avoid starting the generation too close to the end of the level :)

2. Add a flag at the end of the level that either loads a new level or simply displays a victory message to the screen. Also tied to generation, this time take the flag and flagpole sprites included in the distro’s sprite sheet and create a flagpole at the end of the level that, upon Mario’s collision, triggers either a victory message or a reloading of a brand new procedurally generated level.

## How to Submit

To submit your code with submit50, you may either: (1) upload your code to CS50 IDE and run submit50 from inside of your IDE, or (2) install submit50 on your own computer by running pip3 install submit50 (assuming you have Python 3 installed).

Execute the below, logging in with your GitHub username and password when prompted. For security, you’ll see asterisks (*) instead of the actual characters in your password.

submit50 cs50/problems/2020/x/tracks/games/mario