It’s-A-Me, Charles Martinet! Let’s-A-Go!

Mamma mia! Surely by now you should all know the great Charles Martinet. For those of you that don’t recognise him or the name, we bet you’ve definitely heard him.

Charles is the voice of our favourite video game plumber, Mario! He has voiced Mario since 1995 but that’s not the only Nintendo character he has lent his vocal chords too, he also voices, Baby Mario, Luigi, Baby Luigi, Wario, Waluigi and Toadsworth. Yahoo!


source: Great Big Story

Mario Question Block Surprise Cake – Nerdy Nummies

Rosanna Pansino makes an awesome Mario Question Block Surprise Cake full of gold coins in this episode of Nerdy Nummies – yum!

Source: Rosanna Pansino via Laughing Squid

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Martin Scorsese’s Mario By ADHD

featuredADHD have done it again with another hilarious video. This time they show us what it would be like if Martin Scorsese directed a Goodfellas-style Super Mario Bros. film – would watch! (Warning: slightly NSFW).


Video source: Animation Domination High-Def on YouTube

Source: Via Laughing Squid

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Game Theory’s Shocking Mario Timeline Reveal

Mario_timeline_HDRMario has been in more than 70 games – but is there a discernible timeline? The Game Theorists answer this question for us and uncover a shocking truth in the process!


Source: Game Theory on YouTube

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The History of Mario’s Power-Ups

The Super Mario Bros. Tree of Power
Tree of power Image source: Nintendo Enthusiast

Watch Jason from Nintendo Enthusiast take us through the history of Mario’s power-ups  starting from the very first mushroom in Super Mario Bros. all the way to the cat suit from Mario 3D World.


Source: Nintendo Enthusiast on YouTube

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Mama Mia: Mario Kart IRL

Mario Kart IRL

Mama Mia! The clever engineers of Waterloo Labs have created an incredible real-life Mario Kart track with a functional item system.

They explain: ‘The goal of this project is to recreate Nintendo’s Mario Kart game in real life. This involves building a system to control the movements of a full sized go-kart as well as a wireless communication system. The end result is a go-kart system where each player can race around a track and pick up items that alter the behaviors of the go-karts’.


Video source: Waterloo Labs on YouTube

I know you are probably itching to rush out to find this amazing track, but sadly it was only a temporary set up. However, all is not lost – the guys provide detailed information on how to build your own (please be sure to let us know if you do!).

And don’t forget to check out their other projects such as the Kinect-a-Sketch and the Eye controlled Mario.

Source: Waterloo Labs via Mashable

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Back To The Nineties: Magic Eye Pictures

I got excited again about magic eye pictures after reading about how they work and why some people can’t see them on Mental Floss. Here are some retrogaming-themed magic eye pictures for a dual hit of nostalgia.

Goomba
goomba

 Galaga
galaga

Atari
atari

Pac-Man
pac-man

Pac-Man no.2
pac-man 2

Commodore
Commodore

Mario
mario 2

Yoshi
yoshi 1

Hopefully you’re not like poor Willam from Mallrats who just couldn’t see that sailboat!


Source: YouTube

…but maybe that’s because there WAS NO SAILBOAT!


Source: YouTube

Now I need to rest my eyes, I think it will be another 20 years before I’m ready to look at another magic eye picture!

Source: Magic Eye Retrogaming on Flickr, Mental Floss, Super Mario Broth

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