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:

What are the odds that this is an alternate costume for Peach in the new Smash Bros.? I’ve gone and gif-recapped this episode in case you have no idea where this came from. Enjoy!

elcomfortador:

What are the odds that this is an alternate costume for Peach in the new Smash Bros.? I’ve gone and gif-recapped this episode in case you have no idea where this came from. Enjoy!

Via my personal blog, elcomfortador:

I made this! It’s my best attempt at brotherbrain-style video game GIF magic. It’s Birdo, hardcore peaceing out after learning she got dumped from the new Mario Kart game in favor of the monstrosity that is Pink Gold Peach. Here are my predictions for the next Mario Kart characters:
- Aged Mario
- Fat Luigi
- Undead Peach
- Baby Undead Peach
- Zinc Baby Mario
- Titanium Baby Bowser
- Embryonic Toad
- See-Thru Dr. Mario
- John Leguizamo Version Luigi
- Gay Pride Yoshi
- Never-Stops-Screaming Daisy
- Feral Donkey Kong
- Alopecia Mario
- And, of course, a female Mario and Luigi named Marta and and Luisa. In fact, I can’t believe those last two haven’t happened yet.

Via my personal blog, elcomfortador:

I made this! It’s my best attempt at brotherbrain-style video game GIF magic. It’s Birdo, hardcore peaceing out after learning she got dumped from the new Mario Kart game in favor of the monstrosity that is Pink Gold Peach. Here are my predictions for the next Mario Kart characters:

- Aged Mario

- Fat Luigi

- Undead Peach

- Baby Undead Peach

- Zinc Baby Mario

- Titanium Baby Bowser

- Embryonic Toad

- See-Thru Dr. Mario

- John Leguizamo Version Luigi

- Gay Pride Yoshi

- Never-Stops-Screaming Daisy

- Feral Donkey Kong

- Alopecia Mario

- And, of course, a female Mario and Luigi named Marta and and Luisa. In fact, I can’t believe those last two haven’t happened yet.

elcomfortador:

There’s Super Mario Bros. cameo in the very first Legend of Zelda game that I’m only realizing now.

elcomfortador:

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

tropesversuswomen:

Pauline, Pinball (1983) #damselindistress

tropesversuswomen:

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.

elcomfortador:

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

Via Nintendo Life.

elcomfortador:

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

elcomfortador:

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.

elcomfortador:

The evil hand of Wart, via.