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Classic Super Mario

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Forget the upcoming Super Mario Galaxy and the "old" Super Mario Sunshine. Forget all of the Mario role playing games he ever been part of. Forget all the craze about the Mario Party serie. Forget Yoshi, Wario, Daisy and Professor E. Gadd. Forget that Mario was born in the Mushroom Kingdom and that he has been seen as a baby in the games. Forget everything... and go back to the basics, when all he was doing was stomping on a few turtles or beat masked guys by shooting them veggies.


What you have here is one of the first officiel design of Mario, as well as one of the most famous poses used to promote the games, during the era of NES, with Super Mario Bros. in 1985, and later both versions of Super Mario Bros. 2, in 1986 and 1987. Did anybody really knew the fat plumber would've gotten that popular? Well, he isn't even fat anymore. And he's not anymore depicted as a plumber. That just tells you how much time has passed since his fist appearance in the games.


I originally had the idea of taking the famous Super Mario Bros. 2 cover, and redo it completely into Adobe Illustrator. But after some time I decided I'd do only the Mario part and improvise on the rest. The result is a wallpaper, that you can all download and enjoy. There is only one size though, being 1024 x 768 pixels. There is a possibility to resize it, but the graphics from the game in the background would lose their alias property, and that would look pretty bad.


So, yeah, all redrawn in Adobe Illustrator and colored into Adobe Photoshop. The graphics in the background are directly ripped from the game via an emulator (I don't remember which one, whatever). The mushrooms are also redone in Illustrator.


Anyway, enjoy this little blast from the past, wear it proudly on your computer screen. And even with the coming of the biggest revolution in gaming history that Nintendo Wii will bring to us, don't ever forget the origins of the most ever recognized video game icon!


Super Mario Bros. and all graphics are (C) Nintendo. Didn't you know?
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