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Superman Saves The Mushroom Kingdom

Superman Saves The Mushroom Kingdom

After Bowser launched Bomber Bill in The Super Mario Bros. Movie, it looked like it was the end of the Mushroom Kingdom. In this fun mashup edit by McSuperfly, Mario and his pals are saved by an unlikely hero in the Nintendoverse, none other than The Man of Steel himself. Stick around til the end for another amusing DC Comics cameo.

8BitDo Retro 18 Mechanical Numpad

8BitDo Retro 18 Mechanical Numpad
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8Bitdo’s new Retro 18 is the numpad version of its Retro Mechanical Keyboard. It also doubles as a standalone calculator, complete with a segmented LCD display. It comes with Kailh Box White V2 tactile switches, but you can easily replace those if you want. Like the keyboard, its colorways are inspired by the C64, IBM Model M, Famicom, and NES.

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Legend of Zelda Master Sword Nightlight

Legend of Zelda Master Sword Nightlight
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Etsy store ResinArtYPCShop makes this soothing nightlight diorama featuring The Legend of Zelda’s Master Sword resting in a mossy green field. It measures about 6″ tall and 3″ wide, although the dimensions vary slightly across orders because each one is handmade. It comes with a 55″ cord with a built-in switch and is powered via USB-A.

Delta Retro Game Emulator for iOS

Delta Retro Game Emulator for iOS

The retro emulator formerly known as GBA4iOS is now Delta, and can now be installed on iOS devices. It can play NES, SNES, N64, GBC, GBA, and Nintendo DS games, with more systems to be added. It supports most modern controllers and even has built-in cheat systems. Just bring your own game ROMs.

Super Mario Bros.: 1950s AI Edition

Super Mario Bros.: 1950s AI Edition

Abandoned Films imagines what a Super Mario Bros. movie might have looked like as a movie shot in Super Panavision 70 back in the 1950s. The surreal take on Nintendo’s iconic plumbers is made extra trippy courtesy of generative AI tech. The images are by Midjourney, video by Runway, voices by ElevenLabs, and the script by ChatGPT.

Super Realistic Mario

Super Realistic Mario

Adam from North of the Border made realistic versions of some Super Mario Bros. monsters, so it was only a matter of time before he got to Mario himself. His less-cartoony Mario imagines Nintendo’s plumber as a gritty, stubble-faced human with proportions based on the Norse god Thor. Instead of a hammer, Mario carries a pipe to take down his enemies.

Etching a Mario Bros. Wrench

Etching a Mario Bros. Wrench

Wrenches are utilitarian things so they’re not typically very artful. That’s not the case with this unique wrench, embellished by artist Mihail Kupec with an illustration inspired by Super Mario Bros. He started by sketching his ideas onto paper and the wrench, then used engraving tools and an electrochemical etching process to apply the pattern permanently.

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Super Banjo Bros.

Super Banjo Bros.

Because the theme song from Super Mario Bros. never gets old, here’s a banjo cover version by the trio Foggy Mountain Spaceship. After bringing their twangy styling to World 1-1, they head down the warp pipe for a banjo version of the Underworld theme. But it’s not all bluegrass here, and things head down a psychedelic prog-rock path by the end.

Super Mario Warp Pipe Can Koozie

Super Mario Warp Pipe Can Koozie
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1up your drinks and warp your thirst to another level with this Super Mario Bros.-inspired can koozie from Toynk. The insulated foam cooler holds cans or bottles in style and is guaranteed not to contain any dangerous piranha plants. Its base is stable enough to use it as a pencil caddy or a small planter, too.

Making a Nintendo PlayStation

Making a Nintendo PlayStation

In 1994, Sony and Nintendo collaborated on an unreleased video game console that birthed the PlayStation name. While there is a rare prototype of the system, James Channel thought it would be fun to build his own. His Frankenstein’s monster of a console has the body of a Super Famicom, the brains of a PlayStation, and a sketchy exposed CD-ROM drive.

Blood Sugar Sex Magik Donkey Kong Country

Blood Sugar Sex Magik Donkey Kong Country

It’s always fun to hear our favorite albums played with video game sounds. FXSnowy took the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 1991 smutty masterpiece Blood Sugar Sex Magik and covered it using the 16-bit sounds from the Super Nintendo games Donkey Kong Country 1, 2, and 3. All the best tunes are here, from Funky Monkeys to Breaking the Gorilla.

Super Mario 64 A Cappella

Super Mario 64 A Cappella

We haven’t checked in with musician Smooth McGroove in a little while, but the talented A Cappella vocalist is still getting his groove on. Nintendo fans will love his multi-track cover of Koji Kondo’s main theme from Super Mario 64, otherwise known as Bob-Omb Battlefield.

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Realistic Mario Monsters

Realistic Mario Monsters

Because Adam at North of the Border can’t get enough Mario, he decided to work up sculptures of some of the franchise’s many monsters. Though his “realistic” versions of Boo, Blooper, Piranha Plant, and a group of Goombas are the stuff of nightmares. Adding pointy teeth to stuff is always guaranteed to up the creepy factor.

LEGO Mario Kart Roller Coaster

LEGO Mario Kart Roller Coaster

LEGO builder ScottMakesMOCs spent an unfathomable amount of time creating this Mario Kart roller coaster. The intricate build includes Kart-inspired cars, Bowser’s castle, an airship, and lots of characters and details from the Nintendo game. He’s recently built an expansion to the theme park, and Beyond the Brick has a great interview video.

8bitdo Retro Mechanical Keyboards

8bitdo Retro Mechanical Keyboards
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Game controller makers 8bitdo are now making keyboards in the style of 8-bit game consoles. Their 87-key mechanical keyboards are inspired by the NES and its Japanese counterpart, the Famicom, and come with a programmable dual “Super Button.” Compatible with Windows and Android devices via Bluetooth, 2.4G wireless, or wired connections.

A Relaxing Mario Medley

A Relaxing Mario Medley

The music from the Super Mario Bros. games can be energetic and uplifting. But it can also be quite relaxing. If you need to calm your nerves on a hard day, all you need is to hit play on this clip, and you’ll get 75 minutes of the chillest Mario music ever. This is the music that spas should play while you get a massage.

Super Mario Beatbox Remix

Super Mario Beatbox Remix

Beatboxer SO-SO presents a fun, multi-part performance inspired by the world of Super Mario. There are tributes to Super Mario Bros., Mario Kart, Luigi’s Mansion, Donkey Kong Country, and more. The energy level by the end of the medley is off the charts. It’s a must-listen for Nintendo fans.

Super Mario Bros. Mega Medley

Super Mario Bros. Mega Medley

Over the years, we’ve heard lots of covers of tunes from the Super Mario Bros. games, but vocalist Kohl Kitzmiller went all-in with this multi-track a cappella medley of 40 tracks from throughout Nintendo’s most popular video game franchise. This man has got some serious vocal range.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Trailer)

Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Trailer)

This Nintendo Switch title takes 2D platforming action to the max. Super Mario Bros. Wonder is packed with crisp modern graphics, colorful environments, and lots of silly new enemies. And things get really wacky when you find a Wonder Seed. Play as your favorite character, or team up with friends in multiplayer mode. Drops 10.20.23.

Donkey Kong A Capella

Donkey Kong A Capella

The A capella group Maytree is really good at making mouth sounds. In this clip, they replicate the music and sound effects from Nintendo’s classic 8-bit arcade game, Donkey Kong. Though like many of us, they couldn’t make it past Level 1.

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.

10 Hours of Chiptunes

10 Hours of Chiptunes

Do you need a break from your regular music playlists? Then open up this video, hit play, and drop it into a background tab. Jorf assembled this epic 10-hour and 53-minute mix of 227 tracks programmed by various chiptune musicians and played with the classic 8-bit sounds of the Nintendo Entertainment System.

The Nintendo Combat Robot

The Nintendo Combat Robot

The 8-bit NES offered family-friendly games like Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda. But in the hands of Aussie builder Electrosync, the console is now a killer robot. After ripping out the console’s innards, he installed a remote-controlled drivetrain and a spinning sawblade to take down other beetleweight combat robots.

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