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Posts Tagged ‘Super Mario Bros.’

An Even Rarer Version of the Nintendo World Championship Cart Appears On eBay

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A few days ago, one of the rarest video games for the Nintendo Entertainment System popped up on eBay. The cartridge was manufactured for a sponsored Nintendo tournament, and simply titled the Nintendo World Championship.

The grey cartridge only has three games on it, Super Mario Bros., Rad Racer and Tetris. And each game is represented by only a few levels, and each one could be modified because of switches on the front of the cart.

The grey cartridge that appeared on eBay had its label torn off, yet it sold for $99,000, and it officially became a world-record for a video game sold. That’s because Nintendo only created 90 of these carts and because of that, it is sought as an expensive, and very limited collectable.

However…that record might not last. (more…)

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Video: Mario in a First-Person View with Amazing Visuals

Did you ever want to know what a Mario game would look like in a first-person view with amazing visuals? That would probably never happen, but freddiew on YouTube gives us a glimpse of what the possibility would be like. And I’ve come to the conclusion that I would NOT want to play Mario in this type of view, it’s way too confusing!

However it does make me want Mario on a system that can resemble graphics like this. And it’s frustrating to know that Nintendo could’ve easily succeeded in doing that, if they just put a little bit more beef under the Wii U‘s hood. But of course, Nintendo is stubborn and we’re stuck with visuals from five years ago…yay.

Anyways, I loved how freddiew combined the ships from super Super Mario Bros. 3, with the Bowser boss battle of 1985. I also especially love how Bowser looked. He was undoubtably intimidating with his facial expressions, but still maintained that cartoony look.

To do all this, it took a crew of five 50 days to complete this project. Kudos to them, they just made the big N. look very dated.

Ugh, Nintendo! You’re killing me, why are we stuck playing Mario with six-year old hardware? (more…)

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Cool Stuff: “Historical Reconstitution” Mario Shirt

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Vincent Bocognani designed this terrific shirt above. It’s cleverly titled Historical Reconstitution and shows Mario with Princess Peach, riding Yoshi, but with an obvious realistic take. Is it disturbing? Sure, but at the same time — awesome.

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The shirt sells for $18 or you can buy the Hoody for $40, over at threadless.

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VOTD: Pac-Man vs. Mario, The Battle of the Ages

Russian animation studio tvigle, came up with a concept of having two famous videogame stars, Pac-Man & Mario, pitted against each other in an epic battle to the death. But I think it was more about Mario going through his ordinary routine, but suddenly Pac-Man has to be a dick once again, and ruin somebody’s fun.

The direction of the action was crafted beautifully, while the animation was drawn to perfection, and the sound is guaranteed to make you at least chuckle. It’s definitely worth a few minutes of your time.

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Cool Stuff: “Super Plumber” Print (Super Mario)

SuperPlumber People seem to forget when Mario isn’t saving Princess Peach inside the strange world of the Mushroom Kingdom, from the clutches of Lord Bowser, he is a plumber on the side. Everyone wants a little extra cash and in this economy, being a hero just doesn’t pay all the bills.

Up top is picture drawn by Pat Kinell, which he entitled “Super Plumber.” It shows Mario what he does best, and that is fix the pipes of an old-broken-down sink, while having a few ‘friends’ on the side.

Obviously right away you can spot some of his enemies on the floor, but there are a few other Super Mario Bros. references. For one, if you look on the floor to the right of Mario, you’ll see a raccoon tail, which would have been from the third installment of the famed series. On the top of the toilet, you should notice a tissue-box with it baring a mushroom logo. Above that, on the windowsill, you’ll see a miniature Piranha Plant getting some rays. And to the right of that, check out the picture that resembles one of the many infamous castles.

If you want to own a 11X 14″ print, click here — it will only set you back $50.

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Cool Stuff: Don’t Blow on this Mario Hoodie

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This sweet hoodie, which was designed by Derek on enclothe, reminds me of a time when we had to blow into an NES cartridge because when we turned on the game — this is what it looked like on the TV.

Besides the color scheme and how the pattern begins to break up as it nears the top of the hoodie, I love how the zipper has a “1UP” mushroom for a zipper, which gives it an authentic feel. If you want one, hurry up because there is only a limited quantity and each sells for $65.

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Death Metal Cover of the Castle Theme From Super Mario

When I think of death metal, I obviously think of the castle theme from Super Mario Bros., Rock on!

[Thanks Kenny]

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Thank God the Piranha Plant is Not Real

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Jamie Margary has a talented, yet horrifying imagination. He somehow took a simple character from the cute Mushroom Kingdom and made it as evil as he could. Up top is his vision of what a Piranha Plant would look like in real life and is made out of acrylics, clay and some wire. Sure, the carnivorous plant is only included in the game to kill our beloved plumber(s), and it is not some attractive videogame star. But why does it have to be so scary?

Destructoid were the guys who found the frighting images of the 80s icon, but they told their readers it wouldn’t give them nightmares. I for one can’t lie, and I’m pretty sure you’re gonna have a hard time sleeping the next time you lay down on your bed. With all that said, I really love the uvula is in a position like the plant is screaming, it gives it a much more terrifying look.

After the jump, check out the rest of the pictures and a quick movie on how Jamie made the plant.

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Picture: Mario’s Affair

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The guys over at duelinganalogs made this picture of what looks like Mario having an affair with the Companion Cube. I’m not sure if I’m more disturbed of the inability of Mario being able to keep his zipper up, or the fact Mario has sexual relationships with boxes.

Also, the apparent man-boobs is a sight I never wanted to see with Nintendo’s plumber. Yuck!

via: pixelatedgeek

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Mushroom Kingdom Gets Hit Hard With the Recession

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These are rough times. Unemployment is at its highest, people are still losing their jobs and companies are going out of business left and right. The economic meltdown isn’t just happening in America or the world for that matter; it’s affecting the Mushroom Kingdom as well.

We received an exclusive picture of Mario in distress and he’s contemplating ending it all, after reports of Nintendo’s profits dipping.

In all seriousness, I love how the artist, Jude Buffum, captured the platform Mario runs on as nothing more than buildings. Check out the full image after the break. Also, notice how he has no coins either, that’s pretty clever. (more…)

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