Super Mario Brothers

Mario Gets Realistic Sound

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Sound is a huge component of any video game, especially in the high-def games we are used to playing now.

It adds a whole new dimension to the experience, and can increase the tension, make you happy/sad, or even make you forget it is even there. And sound effects help it along.

But what if classic games, which involved nothing more than beeps and boops, got realistic sound effects akin to those in Halo or Call of Duty?

As it ends up, YouTube user did exactly that with one of the most beloved games of all time, the original Super Mario Brothers.

The result? Rather bizarre, but worth a look!

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This is so true, it is not even funny.

The original Super Mario Brothers videogame was the first I ever played on the original Nintendo Entertainment System, and still remains the gold standard. They had some hits and misses (Mario is Missing anyone?) but still always rocked.

And the amazing Julia Leptit over at Dorkly decided to show tribute to these wonderful games by showing just how much one can learn from the Super Mario Brothers.

Be sure to check out the graphic below the jump, it is quite impressive!

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It seems that when the economy tanked, it wasn’t just our world that was affected, but the video game one as well.

As if the job market wasn’t tough enough as it is, now characters from video games are looking for jobs too!

What would happen if you applied for a lumber job and Link from The Legend of Zelda series was your main competition? Or demolition and you were up against ‘Splosion Man?

The folks at Rooster Teeth decided to showcase some snippets of these types of interviews, entitled “8-Bit Interviews.” Some of them are pretty funny, so check out the video below the jump.

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Do you remember those classic video game sound effects – Mario jumping, MegaMan firing his gun, etc…?

I remember playing those games and making them so they sounded like popular music, and apparently TheGameStation had the exact same idea and decided to get YouTube MysteryGuitarMan to create a little music video for them.

It’s VERY catchy, and filled me with nostalgia for those old games.

Check out the very cool video below!

The Roast of Super Mario

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It seems that roasts, where a bunch of your friends get together and talk crap about you and your life and career are everywhere these days! It appears that no one is safe, not even the most popular video game character ever – Mario.

But, as popular as he is, you would think that getting his huge ego knocked down a peg by his best friends (Bowser, Link, Kirby, Princess Peach, Pikachu and Luigi) would be good for him.

Luckily, the folks at CollegeHumor.com decided to show us what would happen. Check out the video below!

And, just a side-note, I actually remember liking the game Luigi’s Mansion.

The Secret Behind Mario’s Overalls

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Mario is one of the most recognizable characters from a videogame ever. And his signature style – red hat, red shirt, and blue overalls with yellow buttons has not changed in the last 20 years.

But, if you look back at his original design from the first ever Super Mario Brothers videogame (1985 in the picture above), you will see that the color palette is switched. Instead of having blue overalls and a red undershirt, it is reversed. So, where did that original design idea come from?

Are you ready for the secret behind Mario‘s overalls?

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BOOM – Consider your mind blown.

In actuality though, the creator of Mario, Shigeru Miyamoto has said that he clothed the character in bright red overalls and a blue shirt to contrast against each other and the background. The hat was added to avoid drawing the character’s hairstyle, as animating his hair as he jumped. But still, it can’t just be a coincidence, can it?