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Nelson "Nelly" Rodriguez (born: March 10) better known online as Level UP, is an American YouTuber who makes animations of games which include but are not limited to Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Kirby, Minecraft, Pac-Man and Sonic the Hedgehog.

In addition to the Level UP channel, Rodriguez also owns a channel named Team Level UP, where he collaborates with other animators, and Level UP Minigames, which contains interactive game content.


Level UP contains a variety of video themes, such as MarioCraft, New Super Mario Bloopers, Level UP shorts and OP characters in Super Mario Bros. Level UP's most popular videos consists of crossovers of Baldi's Basics and other video games, including Super Mario Bros., Sonic the Hedgehog, and Pac-Man.

Full List of Series

  • Level UP Minigames
  • If Pokemon moves were actually realistic
  • New Super Mario Bloopers
  • Luigi wins by nothing by doing absolutely nothing
  • 8 realistic things to do in Pokemon
  • OP characters in Super Mario Bros.
  • MarioCraft
  • Goomba Revolution
  • Pokemon Fusions
  • Team Level UP Videos
  • Mario's Calamities
  • Super Random Bros.
  • Mario Mayhem
  • Level UP Shorts
  • Team Level UP Shorts
  • Chiz The Cheese

Team Level UP Members

  • As of June 30,2020, Team Level UP (including Co-Ordinators, Spriters, etc.) consists of Level UP himself, The Nameless Wizard, Dungeonation, Sparku A23, Konico, John Santos, Pixelcraftian, Coco, LargeMakesStuff, HeatleyBros, Tater-Tot Tunes, AdamEX, Fresh, NathanDarkson984, Fahyda, Omega 7321, ChordsBoy, Sightseeker, ZANs, Abomi, Gens, HyperBlue, Krasen, luigimariogaming, MCQSquare, RetriDoti, Triangly, Goombation, Redstone Animated, A Talking Cake, Aqua. Blazen Bros, Blez, bryce carrington, austin animates, DMG, Discovery, Floesion, Frame Perfect Jump, HatLovingGamer, Hector Rains, HardSonicStorm, Krusper, LucasRPDJ, LucasV12, Michael4Animating, Mr.Pep, M&M, Ninten/FF, Novva, Omega, Patafoin, PixelMatter, Pixmation, Rivan, Rxzlator, Eli101Gamer, Sungod, Vanilla, VU Pixel, WiKi Studios, Aqua the Yoshi,Snake-a-Doodle and Y-P-Corp.


  • Nelly isn't Level Up's real first name, but his dad gave him the nickname Nelly so that's what he went with.
  • Before YouTube, Nelly originally worked as a cable guy. Hes also stated his characters outfit was based off his cable uniform.
  • Nelly has a child which is supposedly named Nelly Jr., although this could be a nickname.
  • Nelly has had two of his videos stolen and made into ads for bootleg Mario mobile games.
  • Ironically, Nelly's Birthday is on March 10, which is also Mar10 Day.
  • Nelly uses Adobe Animate CC to animate, Adobe Premiere Pro CC to edit them.
    • For livestreaming, he uses OBS and Adobe Character Animator for his live character.
  • Nelly has delayed the release of MarioCraft 4 approximately 5 times.
    • Released shortly after his 5th delay.
    • MarioCraft 4 is currently Nelly's longest video.
    • Nelly has stated that he has scripts for MarioCraft that pile up to the series ending with MarioCraft 12. (Source)
  • There were plans for a Team Level UP Minecraft Server but the project has been killed and revived many times.
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