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Classic Video Game Themes Sound Even Better Played Backwards

Video games like Super Mario Bros. and Tetris included some of the most catchy background music ever put on a cartridge. But would you recognise those same classic video game themes played backwards? An artist created an album featuring four memorable game themes performed in reverse, and we can’t stop listening to them. Read More >>

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Playing Super Mario Bros. in Real Life is How Video Games Will Finally Get You Off Your Ass

If Microsoft wants a guaranteed way to sell a million Hololens augmented reality headsets, it should listen to Abhishek Singh and pitch the hardware as the ultimate way to get in shape by playing the first level of Super Mario Bros. in real life. Unlike the Wii’s balance board accessory, this might actually help you shed a few pounds. Read More >>

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The Only Thing Missing From This Delightful Lego Version of Super Mario Bros. Is a Tiny Plumber

Forget about dropping £280 on the Nintendo Switch just to get your next Super Mario Bros. fix. As Jason Cichon demonstrates, all you need is a big pile of plastic bricks and some mad Lego skills to build a custom side-scrolling Super Mario level. The only thing that’s really missing is a hero. Read More >>

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Adorable Kitchen Tool Turns Radishes Into Super Mario Power-ups

Radishes may not be the best food option to help a picky eater expand their palette. But if your kid loves playing Super Mario Bros., this neat little kitchen tool can turn red radishes into snack-sized power-ups that will also help your small human grow — just not as fast as Mario does. Read More >>

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Power-Up Your Walls With This Super Mario Bros. Level 1-1 Poster Set 

It’s considered to be one of the most perfectly designed video game levels of all time because it introduces players to new gameplay concepts without an instruction manual. And if you have fond memories of Super Mario Bros.’ Level 1-1 (who doesn’t?) you can now immortalise it on your wall. Read More >>

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Seeing Super Mario Maker in Real Life Will Make You Glad You Don’t Live in a Video Game

You probably never stop to think about just how nightmarish the Mushroom Kingdom is while playing any of the Super Mario games. But this real-life version of Super Mario Maker really puts things into perspective. If this is what a plumber’s life really is like, it’s far more intense than just fixing pipes and unclogging drains. [YouTube via The Awesomer] Read More >>

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Mario Magnets Turn Your Fridge Into Mario Maker

Desperate to play Super Mario Maker but can’t bring yourself to buying a Wii U for just a single game? Based on the success of Nintendo’s latest console, you’re not alone. There’s a cheaper solution, though, with this set of Super Mario Bros fridge magnets. Read More >>

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These Classic Nintendo Game-Themed Vans Trainers Are Too Beautiful for Words

Dear readers, welcome to geek heaven. Vans has created a range of footwear based on classic Nintendo gaming loveliness, including Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong, and we honestly don’t have enough superlatives for them. Just look (and don’t be too ashamed to weep). Read More >>

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A Super Mario Multi-Tool Is Infinitely More Useful Than a Mushroom

Available starting in June for $9/£7, the 8-bit version of Mario a lot of us grew up with has been turned into a keychain-friendly multi-tool. Although Mario is best known as a plumber, this tool is more designed for opening bottles, tightening screws, and tearing open Amazon boxes, instead of unclogging sinks. Read More >>

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Another Super Mario Bros Movie? Nintendo’s Miyamoto Teases Cinematic Return

Game-to-movie adaptations are notoriously bad, and you can't discuss the medium without acknowledging the ghoulishly bizarre attempt that was 1993's Super Mario Bros' film. With it's thematically dark dystopian setting and only passing resemblance to the gaming franchise, it was such a flop as to scare Nintendo off of considering any other movie options since. But that may be about to change, according to legendary Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto. Read More >>

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Super Mario Song Played on Wine Glasses Sounds Just Like the Real Deal

If you listened with your eyes closed, you'd think this was just a video of someone playing Super Mario Bros. on a vintage Nintendo. But there's not a controller in sight. Just 48 wine glasses and a frying pan. Dan Newbie of YouTube, you're a maestro of the kitchen. Read More >>

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From Super Mario Bros. to Uwe Boll: The Ugly Behind-the-Scenes History of Video Game Movies

Few Hollywood announcements are treated with such fierce-yet-wounded anticipation as video game adaptations. Full of incredible artistry, instantly-recognisable characters and an increasingly-mature approach to storytelling, you’d be forgiven for thinking gaming is a medium particularly well suited for making the jump to the silver screen. But history tells another story. Read More >>

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Slice and Dice Fire Flowers on This Coin Block Cutting Board

Despite everything you've learned in the Super Mario Bros video games, stomping and burning are not your only two options in the kitchen. When you need to chop that magic mushroom before wolfing it down, you can hack it up on this Coin Block cutting board. Read More >>