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New Super Mario Bros HD

New Super Mario Bros HD

Alright, so it’s not an official HD version of New Super Mario Bros Wii, but a plumber can dream: the video above was shot running the Dolphin emulator on a PC at 1080p at 60 fps.

This Game Sucks T-shirt

This Game Sucks T-shirt

If Mario thinks taking out koopas is hard, he should try paying taxes: David Creighton-Pester’s This Game Sucks t-shirt shows what happens when 8-bit fantasies meet 9-5 realities.

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Marioflage 1-2 Hoodie

Marioflage 1-2 Hoodie

In dark contrast to the original hoodie, Enclothe’s Marioflage 1-2 Hoodie is a dungeon shawl with 8-bit touches everywhere; it sports a mushroom zipper and a WarpZone iPod pocket.

Mario Kart: The Movie

Mario Kart: The Movie

Mario Kart: The Movie has the makings of an epic movie: it’s got deaths (Luigi gets done in by Wario), births (Peach + Mario = Baby Mario) and a truly epic go-kart battle at the end.

Super Mario Chess Set

Super Mario Chess Set

Princess Peach has a posse: this Super Mario Collector’s Edition Chess Set features 32 hand-painted figures, including the Mario Bros, Bowser, Yoshi, Toad and the 1-Up Mushroom.

Video: Infinite Mario AI

Video: Infinite Mario AI

In the latest sign of the robot apocalypse, Infinite Mario AI is played entirely by an AI at scary fast speeds; technically, it uses an A* search algorithm and information visible on-screen.

Mario Family Line

Mario Family Line

We knew the Mario series was extensive, but we didn’t know just how wide and deep it went until we saw this Mario Family Line; it spans 30 years starting from the early 80s to present day.

Stop Motion Donkey Kong

Stop Motion Donkey Kong

Even Raleigh, NC isn’t immune from ape attacks, as evidenced by Pixel & Bricks; it’s a stop motion Donkey Kong video made from Post-its where Mario saves the day–or does he?

DIY: LOLrioKART

DIY: LOLrioKART

Shopping cart theft is bad, but LOLrioKART is too full of win: made by MIT students, it’s powered by aircraft NiCd batteries, a 15hp motor, features regenerative braking and goes 45mph.

Lunchtime T-shirt

Lunchtime T-shirt

Most kids have PB&J, but Mario and Luigi’s Lunchtime is a recipe for roid rage with muscle-building shrooms, flowers that make you breathe fire and rampage-inducing stars.

Theremin Mario Bros.

Theremin Mario Bros.

If you can’t wait for Project Natal, this theremin-controlled version of Super Mario Bros. can be controlled by 1 or 2 people–ensuring that you and a friend can look like total spazzes.

Mario Mustaches

Mario Mustaches

We promise you’ll never look at facial hair again after examining Mike Stefanini’s Mario’s Mustaches; it shows off styles from the Chaplin and Ringo Starr to the Gandhi and Burt Reynolds.

Super Mario Land Theme

Super Mario Land Theme

YouTube music celebs Paul Dateh and David Choi break out the strings in this stirring rendition of the Super Mario Land Theme; if this doesn’t get you doing a plumber’s jig, nothing will.

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Super Mario Galaxy 2

Super Mario Galaxy 2

Much like the New Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Galaxy 2 only slightly improves on an already winning formula with larger, more open areas; it’s due out sometime in 2010.

New Super Mario Bros.

New Super Mario Bros.

Sure, the gameplay is still 2D, the graphics aren’t significantly revamped nor are the characters new, but we’re liking the New Super Mario Bros. co-op play and Wiimote integration.

Luigi Finally Snaps

Luigi Finally Snaps

Tired of being a sidekick, Luigi airs his dirty laundry with Mario; it’s also a trip down memory lane and covers everything from Dr. Mario to the dreaded Super Mario Bros. movie.

Mario World Board Game

Mario World Board Game

Ashley Buerkett’s Mario World Board Game is more paper than Paper Mario, with a pieces that you’ll need to build yourself; at least you won’t have to worry about power outages.

Magic Mushrooms T-shirt

Magic Mushrooms T-shirt

We always knew the plumbing business was just a front for the Mario Bros’ real racket: supplying illicit Magic Mushrooms and other “power ups” with the help of their pusher, Toad.

Mario Bros Laser Cutter

Mario Bros Laser Cutter

Because using machinery for its intended purpose is so passe: Jed of HackLab takes a laser cutter’s motors and belts out a stirring rendition of the Super Mario Bros. theme song.

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