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Mario Bros Orchestral Medley

Mario Bros Orchestral Medley

The members of Epic Symphonic Rock shared footage from one of their concerts, in which they performed a enveloping, larger-than-life orchestral medley of tunes from the Mario Bros. game franchise. Mega Man fans, they’ve got you covered too.

Tony Hawk’s Peach’s Castle

Tony Hawk’s Peach’s Castle

Beyond the addictive gameplay, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2’s best feature is its custom park creator tool, which has inspired some great fan-made levels. Skramblez put his world-building skills to the test with a skatepark that looks just like Peach’s Castle from Super Mario 64 – with a few extra rails, ramps, and pools.

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Super Mario Guitar Sounds

Super Mario Guitar Sounds

Musician Davidlap has become quite the expert at replicating various sounds on his electric guitar. In this video, he does a mighty fine job reproducing sound effects from the Mushroom Kindom, from the satisfying coin collection “ding” to the urgency-instilling “hurry up” music that kicks in when you get a star power-up.

Super Mario Song 2

Super Mario Song 2

Inspired by a lengthy livestream of Super Mario Odyssey, ThePandemicLight edited the brief but potent Blur track Song 2, and replaced all of Damon Albarn’s celebratory “Woo-Hoos” with the voice of Mario. It’s as brilliantly funny as it sounds.

5 Levels of Super Mario World

5 Levels of Super Mario World

Violinist Rob Landes kicks things off in Noob mode with the familiar music from Super Mario World, then quickly levels up and progresses towards the incredibly challenging Epic mode. Rob previously did the same for the Super Mario Bros. theme.

Super Mario Bros. Cartridge Mug

Super Mario Bros. Cartridge Mug

It’s-a-mug, Mario! Celebrate your love for caffeine and the Mushroom Kingdom with Paladone’s official Super Mario Bros. mug. The squared off ceramic mug borrows its shape from the classic NES game cartridge, only this time you need to blow on it to cool off your coffee, and not to get the game to load.

LEGO x Super Mario

LEGO x Super Mario

LEGO and Nintendo have teamed up to create a unique line of playthings inspired by the world of Super Mario. Designed primarily for kids, the toys can build worlds inspired by platform game design. The highlight is an interactive Mario figure that collects virtual coins as he’s moved around each level.

Super Mario Bros. 2 Acoustic

Super Mario Bros. 2 Acoustic

Musician Sam Griffin performs an acoustic classical guitar cover of the tricky Overworld theme from Super Mario Bros. 2, and says its “basically the hardest thing” he’s ever played. If you play guitar and think you’re up to the challenge, you can grab the tabs as a Patreon supporter.

Mario Kart Stunts

Mario Kart Stunts

5MadMovieMakers has a little fun with Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Yoshi as they zoom along Hot Wheels tracks, performing jumps, spinning through loops, and racing each other in a real-life version of Mario Kart. Using a loop of track as a monowheel was a fun trick we’ve not seen before.

Super Mario Popsicle Guitar

Super Mario Popsicle Guitar

Inspired by other videos of guitars being made with unconventional materials and techniques, Cranmer Guitars decided to build a custom electric guitar featuring a scene from Super Mario Bros. He created 29,000 pixel blocks by slicing popsicle sticks into perfect squares, dying the wood, then gluing them in small sections.

Super Mario Maker Dominoes

Super Mario Maker Dominoes

With the recent release of Super Mario Maker 2, TheDominoKing decided to pay tribute to the franchise with an epic setup of 127,055 dominoes, all arranged to form images from the Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros 3, and Super Mario World styles from the game. It took him about 2 months in total to set it all up.

Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Trailer)

Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Trailer)

Everyone’s other favorite Italian plumber is back to dustbust more ghosts in this game for Nintendo Switch. Luigi gets a few new tricks like the ability to switch from suck to blow, an alter-ego named “Gooigi,” and online and local co-op gameplay with 2 to 8 players. Drops late 2019.

Super Mario Cat Bros.

Super Mario Cat Bros.

Mario Kitty finds out that Princess Kitty has gone missing, and recruits the help of Human Luigi to rescue her in this cute, charming, and well-executed short film by Mr.TVCow. We’re dying to see what Bowser looks like. We’re thinking an English mastiff with a spiky collar.

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Dunkey Reviews Super Mario 64

Dunkey Reviews Super Mario 64

(PG-13: Language) If you’ve never played Super Mario 64, you need to go get your hands on an N64 (or a good emulator) and play it. Videogamedunkey reminisces in this review of Nintendo’s truly groundbreaking 3D platformer, its analog control scheme, and amazing level design.

Playing the Nintendo Guitar

Playing the Nintendo Guitar

Musician Rob Scallon shows off a sweet electric guitar that not only looks like a Nintendo console, it still plays games thanks to an NES Classic Mini embedded inside. Drop by Reverb.com by 12/19/18 for a chance to win this exact same guitar.

The Videogame Agent

The Videogame Agent

(PG-13: Language) If Ari Gold represented video game characters instead of Hollywood big-shots, he might be something like the agent in Dorkly’s long-running animated series, which they’ve compiled into a single 11-minute-long clip for our enjoyment.

Shaun White’s Mario Run

Shaun White’s Mario Run

Shaun White’s gold medal-winning Halfpipe run in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics was pretty epic all on its own. But Dylan “Tater Tot” Tate decided to give it a little more sparkle and shine with the addition of visuals and sound effects from Super Mario Bros.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle sees Mario, Luigi, Peach and Yoshi team up with their Rabbid counterparts in this turn-based tactical RPG. Beneath the silly art style lies a deep combat system. And also Rabbid Peach. Drops 8/29/17 for the Switch.

Super Mario Odyssey (Trailer)

Super Mario Odyssey (Trailer)

Everyone and everything wears Mario’s hat in what could be the killer app for the Switch – a massive 3D platformer with the kind of creative level design, innovative and fun gameplay that harkens back to the all-time Nintendo classic Super Mario 64. Drops 10/27/17.

Mario’s Lost Kart

Mario’s Lost Kart

A guy finds himself stranded when his car won’t start, and the only ride he can get home is in a go kart. Unfortunately, the vehicle he gets his hands on belongs to somebody else, and he wants it back. A fun Nintendo fan film from Nukazooka.

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Super Deadly Mario

Super Deadly Mario

We’re not sure who the animator is behind this dark alternative version of the Mushroom Kingdom, but we love the idea of a Mario game where our plumber tosses bombs at enemies, and leaves a bloody wake in his path. We need this to be playable.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Trailer)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Trailer)

The definitive version of Mario Kart 8 comes with all of the game’s previously released downloadable content. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe also adds new Battle Modes, up to 4-player local multiplayer, and up to 12-player online multiplayer races. Drops 4/28/17.

Super Mario Odyssey (Trailer)

Super Mario Odyssey (Trailer)

For his first game on the new Nintendo Switch, Mario heads off on an adventure of epic proportions, from expansive urban settings, to colorful and cartoony worlds we’re more used to seeing our plumber in.

Samuraiguitarist: Super Mario World

Samuraiguitarist: Super Mario World

We’ve heard plenty of cover versions of the music from Mario games, but Samuraiguitarist knocked it out of the park with this one, which not only perfectly lines up with the gameplay in the top left corner, but includes appropriate sound effects produced with his guitar.

Mario Maker in Real Life

Mario Maker in Real Life

Animator My Name Is Banks turned his world into a Terry Gilliam-esque play on the Mario Maker universe, filled with impossible levels, deadly obstacles, warp pipes galore, countless enemies, and music based on the theme and sounds from the game.

Super Parkour Bros. 2

Super Parkour Bros. 2

A few years back, Dark Pixel treated us to a little Super Mario parkour action. Now Mario and Luigi are back to entertain us with more acrobatic antics in their VFX-enhanced suburbs slash Mushroom Kingdom.

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