This is my depository for art from the Super Mario games and related series. Most of it is official stuff from Nintendo but don't be surprised to see a few particularly good fan-made works. I mostly enjoy the art of Nintendo's eight- and sixteen-bit eras. Got something that you think belongs here? Send it my way. The more obscure, the better.

elcomfortador:

"Fire Flowers," by me, via my big boy blog.

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Pauline, Pinball (1983) #damselindistress

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Pauline, Pinball (1983) #damselindistress

elcomfortador:

The original version of Dr. Mario was called “Virus” and featured Nurse Toadstool caring for a sneezing bulldog. Clearly, we are poorer for the dog’s absence from the final version of the game.
More here.

elcomfortador:

The original version of Dr. Mario was called “Virus” and featured Nurse Toadstool caring for a sneezing bulldog. Clearly, we are poorer for the dog’s absence from the final version of the game.

More here.

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A Japanese commercial for Diddy Kong Racing, looking all joyous and colorful. Oh, the nostalgia.

Via Nintendo Life.

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If you’ve ever wondered if the Super Mario games made reference to the Friday the 13th movies, the answer is yes.

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If you’ve ever wondered if the Super Mario games made reference to the Friday the 13th movies, the answer is yes.

elcomfortador:

Everyone needs to read Jeremy Tinder’s “Transformerman” right now. Is online. Is free. You have no excuse.

elcomfortador:

Everyone needs to read Jeremy Tinder’s “Transformerman” right now. Is online. Is free. You have no excuse.

elcomfortador:

Nintendo, I swear — sometimes I just can’t with you.

elcomfortador:

Nintendo, I swear — sometimes I just can’t with you.

elcomfortador:

I got my hands on the instruction manual for Doki Doki Panic, the Japanese game that Nintendo eventually transformed into Super Mario Bros. 2. Flipping through it is kind of trippy, because you’re seeing a world that should have Mario in it but instead stars the jolly Arabian family you see here.
Check out the scans.

elcomfortador:

I got my hands on the instruction manual for Doki Doki Panic, the Japanese game that Nintendo eventually transformed into Super Mario Bros. 2. Flipping through it is kind of trippy, because you’re seeing a world that should have Mario in it but instead stars the jolly Arabian family you see here.

Check out the scans.

elcomfortador:

The evil hand of Wart, via.

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The evil hand of Wart, via.

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Had we only lived in the greater L.A. area as kids, we could have witnessed this King Koopa-starring spin-off to the Super Mario Super Show. Good news? We were probably better off not watching it.

elcomfortador:

Had we only lived in the greater L.A. area as kids, we could have witnessed this King Koopa-starring spin-off to the Super Mario Super Show. Good news? We were probably better off not watching it.

elcomfortador:

VHS cover for the anime Super Mario Bros.: The Great Mission to Save Princess Peach!

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VHS cover for the anime Super Mario Bros.: The Great Mission to Save Princess Peach!

elcomfortador:

Every world in Super Mario Bros. 2 has three levels, save for the last, which only has two. I’d always wondered why this is and kind of suspected that the developers simply decided “Eh, that’s enough.” But there may be an actual, storyline-based reason for the “missing” level, and the interstitial graphic you see here is actually a hint.

elcomfortador:

Every world in Super Mario Bros. 2 has three levels, save for the last, which only has two. I’d always wondered why this is and kind of suspected that the developers simply decided “Eh, that’s enough.” But there may be an actual, storyline-based reason for the “missing” level, and the interstitial graphic you see here is actually a hint.