It’s considered to be one of the most perfectly designed video game levels of all time because it introduces players to new gameplay concepts without an instruction manual. And if you have fond memories of Super Mario Bros.’ Level 1-1 (who doesn’t?) you can now immortalize it on your wall.
You probably never stop to think about just how nightmarish the Mushroom Kingdom is while playing any of the Super Mario games. But this real-life version of Super Mario Maker really puts things into perspective. If this is what a plumber’s life really is like, it’s far more intense than just fixing pipes and…
Much to the chagrin of the person you sleep next to every night, this wonderful Super Mario Bros.-inspired Question Block lamp makes that classic video game ‘ping’ sound every time you tap it on and off. No actual coins are ejected, but we’re waiting for confirmation on whether or not the occasional mushroom pops out.
Adding to a long list of pop culture collaborations, which has yielded fare like Star Wars- and Disney-themed kicks, Vans is now working with Nintendo on a new line of branded sneakers featuring characters and power-ups from classic 8-bit NES games, including Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, and even Duck Hunt.
Available starting in June for $9, the 8-bit version of Mario a lot of us grew up with has been turned into a keychain-friendly multi-tool. Although Mario is best known as a plumber, this tool is more designed for opening bottles, tightening screws, and tearing open Fedex boxes, instead of unclogging sinks.
Meet two parkour superstars who bring the Mario brothers to life in this spellbinding display of ninja-like gymnastics. As you can see, no CGI Koopa Troopa is safe. The video was made by the folks at Dark Pixel, a YouTube channel that released a similar video three years ago. This sequel is just as awesome as the first
I think overly decorative cakes are silly—like cool, here’s a cake that looks like the Great Barrier Reef, enjoy your edible starfish—but this Super Mario Bros. cake is wonderful because it recreates the entire first level of the video game in perfect, delicious detail. It’s a stop motion animation in cake form. Every…
The only thing more depressing than playing Solitaire by yourself is not playing it on a computer. Unless the deck of cards you’re using features levels from four classic Super Mario games.
Do you remember the first time a Thwomp unexpectedly fell from the sky to end your life while playing Super Mario Bros.? Of course you do, it was as traumatizing as it was frustrating. But it also gave you a greater appreciation for Thwomps as an enemy to be feared, and a better understanding of why this cushion would…
Despite an absolutely tiny and almost unreadable LED display used for the actual clock, there's nothing not to love about this Super Mario Bros. alarm clock that NCSX is soon selling for just $24. Available in either a Mario or Luigi sprite version, the question block cubes on the base are used to set the time and the…
I'm a horrible person who always laughs when people fail in YouTube videos. This collection of fails made me laugh even harder because it's been perfectly edited to splice in Mario and Luigi from Nintendo as the evil invisible force who cause all these screw ups in real life.
Video game characters might be able to throw barrels at their enemies, find the treasure, and rescue the princess, but that doesn't mean they're happy. In the webcomic Dear Inner Demons, the heroes and foes of retro games reveal their mental angst.
If you listened with your eyes closed, you'd think this was just a video of someone playing Super Mario Bros on a vintage Nintendo. But there's not a controller in sight. Just 48 wine glasses and a frying pan. Dan Newbie of YouTube, you're a maestro of the kitchen.
René Magritte's art is famous for tickling your brain, making you question and helping you dissolve the line of what's real and what matters. You can recognize Magritte's work and influence anywhere but can you imagine it as Super Mario Bros? The artist Racoonda has re-created paintings from Magritte by putting them…
Metroid's Mother Brain didn't really need to be any more horrifying than she already was, but artist Cig Neutron decided to amp up the ugly with his sculpture of the blue eyeshadowed space pirate. And he's got a pretty freaky rendition of the Mario Bros. villain Bowser to boot.
The Doctor has found his way into a handful of video games, but this inspired mashup, posted by redditor Mr_Billo on behalf of a friend with no Internet, has real promise. If Nintendo could ever get behind it, a Mario-inspired Doctor Who side scroller would be tops.
When you play the Game of Mushroom Kingdoms, you find the princess or you die. Redditor titan413 posted this map of Westeros as a Mario
Bros. World map, including the Boos beyond the Wall, Koopsterly Rock, and Highgarden Castle, home to the Knight of Fire Flowers. So does this mean the Dothraki ride Yoshis?
It seems that every other franchise has gotten a gritty reboot, so why not Super Mario Bros.? Concept artist Anthony Jones considers how the Mushroom Kingdom might look in a crime drama, with portraits of its central heroes and villains.
Wile E. Coyote finally learned what Jabba the Hutt figured out decades ago: when you want to capture a slippery character, you put a bounty on his head. Boba Fett should watch out, though; the next magical hole the Road Runner paints might lead straight into a sarlacc's stomach.