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21,877
Score
4.63 / 5.00

Date
06/30/2013
Category
Pixel Art
File Info
1044 x 1486 px
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1.9 mb
Tags
mario
remake
hd
jinn
  • Frontpaged July 1, 2013

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Author Comments

What if Super Mario Bros on the NES was'nt originally a hit? What if Mario did'nt evolve thru the years, becoming ever more popular, with his look becoming more and more refined and friendly? What if all we had to remind us was just the original sprites, no coverarts or official artwork. How would you remember him? A chubby and happy determined Italian Plumber or just some old-looking player wearing red overalls?

With that in mind, I came with this idea... How would look in an HD version of Super Mario Bros created today taking in consideration just the 1985 sprites? Well, that's how I think it would all look!

Reviews


ultrasonic20ultrasonic20

Rated 5 / 5 stars Jul 2, 2013

make it a game!



icecreammacicecreammac

Rated 5 / 5 stars Jul 2, 2013

Dude, this is awesome! I love everything about it; it's a nice mix of modern detail and retro nostalgia. I think I like the backgrounds of each scene the best. They add a whole new level of depth to each scene, from the pleasant hills to the mushroom trees above the clouds to the eerieness of the sewers and finally to the dark majesty of Bowser's castle. This is incredible and I hope to see more like this!



WegraWegra

Rated 5 / 5 stars Jul 1, 2013

Holy cow this is incredible!

I don't know if you're good with making games but do you think this can become a reality one day? I mean personally if I were to offer some criticism is that you should try to make it a bit more like the modern Mario. But dont get me wrong I love this art style. Maybe you should see if you can find someone to work with you on making this a reality. That said great job.



unconsideredunconsidered

Rated 4 / 5 stars Jul 1, 2013

This reminds me so much of Braid.



Zech93Zech93

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars Jul 1, 2013

Love it. While Nintendo has given a lot of effort to remake the older mario games and style, the art has always been very much dependent on the company's evolution of the brand. Seeing something like this, the environments all reworked and detailed with a different aesthetic in mind, just goes to show how much the subtle advances you choose to make can alter the reputation and following of any form of media drastically. After first seeing the images, I can tell you that your consideration of how things may have went differently based on the original public responses of that classic 8-bit wonder truly comes through in your work...and personally looks a bit Braid-esque to me.

P.S. The missing half-star is because as much as I enjoy this, there is now a nagging pain I carry that this does not actually exist. I may or may not be able to cope.


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