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12.03.13 Andy Cush

This highlight reel of a corrupted Super Mario 64 cartridge is somehow both grotesque and nostalgia-inducing at the same time: watch in horror as Mario’s melting, contorted face welcomes you to the game, as our hero falls through apparently solid floors, climbs invisible ladders, and explodes into streams of of stretched-out pixels. I could do […]

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12.02.13 Andy Cush

Perfect for the transit-obsessed gamer on your list: designer Robert Bacon’s “New York City Super Mario World Map,” which renders the city’s subway system in the visual style of the classic SNES title. Watch a promotional video with plenty of close-ups below. $25 for an 18″x24″ print. […]

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11.14.13 Andy Cush

Because 1993’s Super Mario Bros. film starring Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo didn’t inject nearly enough gritty urban realism into the iconic Nintendo franchise, here’s The Four Players, a series of YouTube shorts from screenwriter Evan Daughtery that reimagines Mario and Luigi as seasoned travelers through the seedy underbelly of what seems like New York City. The first installment, […]

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10.09.13 Andy Cush

You’re welcome in advance. FullScreenMario is an HTML5 remake of the original Super Mario Bros. game. Not only does it let you play through all of the original levels, but there’s a random level generator, and a tool to let you design your own. That’s the hellish landscape I designed above. Poor Mario. First seen […]

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04.01.13 Andy Cush

Remember Game Genie? What if, instead of cracking into video games to help you cheat, it turned them into glitched-out pieces of interactive art? That begins to get at the premise behind illucia, a hardware hack from Chris Novello that allows you to get at a game’s guts and screw them around a bit as […]

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07.08.10 Bucky Turco

Released way back in 1985, people still continue to find inventive new ways to keep video game classic Super Mario Bros. relevant like in this clip. Watch as everyone’s favorite 8-bit wop traverses through the Mushroom Kingdom while eyeing the street and without dying once. |Like Cool| […]

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