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EARTH — I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — the Mario Bros. homages will never stop.
There’s something about that mustachioed character and his games that has tattooed itself into the collective memory of a certain generation, which is then fueled into later generations through parents teaching children, as well as Nintendo’s continuous stream of new Mario-themed game releases. (And bless them for it.)
It’s difficult to do something unique in this seemingly saturated Mario homage market. In this feature column alone we’ve highlighted Mario tributes involving cake, a hamster, a cat, and paper stop motion, just to name a few.
In this video, you’ll see two things that have been done before. First, the “game play” is in stop motion, and second, the characters are in the classic 8-bit style. The unique twist comes with the setting, and this “level” of Mario is COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE.
OK, it’s not scary like a phone call coming from inside the house. Well, unless you’re afraid of household items including, but not limited to, toilets. But it is a clever way to create a new, challenging level for Mario.
Collecting coins from window sills, traversing the toaster, scaling the stairs, confronting his regular Goomba and green turtle foes: Mario does it all, including dying spectacularly.
Is this a life changing video? No. But is it a clever and fun way to spend 1 minute and 26 seconds of your day? You bet.