I'm glad you think so highly of your own work. I'm glad to see some stuff by someone I like so much. Mario looks more like a scarecrow than a zombie. I was thinking you were going towards a zombie. You really did make him look grotesque. That would certainly turn me off from the Mario games.
I like how the trees are all just coming around him. He's really pointed as the center. Without the clothes, he wouldn't look much like Mario at all. That's the biggest nose I've ever seen on him. You've made a monstrous Mario.