Super Mario Oddities

25 years of wackiness inspired by the legendary Nintendo game, from lost levels to breakfast food to pop art.

Posted by  | Sunday, September 12, 2010

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Super Mario Bros.–that classic of classics–turns 25 years old today. On September 13th, 1985, Nintendo released the seminal video game for the Famicom (the Japanese equivalent to the NES), and it made its way over to the States early the next year. With the possible exception of Pac-Man, no video game franchise symbolizes the art form more completely.

Since Super Mario Bros. has touched the lives of so many people (it was the top-selling video game of all time until Wii Sports eclipsed it recently), many works of art, culture, and merchandise have been inspired by it. In the spirit of this anniversary, let’s take a look at some of the oddest ones.



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4 Comments For This Post

  1. lesinge32 Says:

    as a fellow love of old school video games you should check out the pac man video this swiss artist made! http://monkeybusiness1.wordpress.com/2010/09/13/a… also tetris, pong, space invaders

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  3. Guest Says:

    How about Communist Mario? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_xQ-ns5whw

  4. GamesOgre Says:

    That's a fantastic collection of weird Mario stuff. I agree, that control-Mario-by-hand video is amazing!