Remember the Hall of Fame history of Mario Power-Ups I posted awhile back? Well, here’s a new one worthy of your geek-tastic cube collection: the evolution of a few of our favorite Nintendo characters:
Now that’s just pixel-perfect stuff. Looking at the second Mario reminds me of a time long ago where I’d spend hours in my room playing Super Mario Bros. alone. Actually, a lot of the time my little brother was there. I’d start a 1 player game, give him the second player controller and convince him that he was doing the jumping and I was doing the rest. That might sound like a sweet way for a big sister to spend time with her little brother, but I was actually a real bitch. I’d always make it his fault when the character died. “Why didn’t you jump?!! We could’ve made it for sure!!!” I wasn’t terrible forever, though. I quit doing that once he started taking karate and learned to put me in a sleeper hold. Love ya, bro!