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

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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LEGO And Retrogaming: A Match Made In Heaven

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LEGO plus retrogaming is a match made in geek heaven. Feast your eyes on these amazing works of brick art.

Chris McVeigh

As well as being an awesome LEGO builder, Chris McVeigh is an author, illustrator and photographer. Chris develops build guides which he offers freely (for personal use only), and has custom building kits for sale at Storenvy.

A selection of Chris’ build guides
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Some of Chris’ kits for sale at Storenvy
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4_computersSource: Chris McVeigh via Kotaku

Retrogaming Mosaic

This fantastic mosaic was built using 10,511 individual LEGO pieces (fixed to fifteen 15″x15″baseplates)! How many characters can you name?

5_LEGO mosaicSource: Etsy via Technabob

Super Mario Bros. Aquarium

This gorgeous aquarium was made by designer and blogger Kelsey Kronmiller and it took her about 336 hours in total to build – but I’m sure you’ll agree it was well worth the effort.

6_LEGO aquariumSource: Kelsey Kronmiller via Geek

LEGO Bob-omb Battlefield (Super Mario 64)

This LEGO Bob-omb Battlefield is super-cute.

7_Bob-omb BattlefieldSource: Matt De Lanoy on Flickr via @Nyleak

LEGO Game Boy by Dario Dipic

You have to look twice at this amazing LEGO Game Boy by Dario Dipic to tell it’s not real!

game boySource: Dario Dipic on MOCpages

I found plenty of other amazing works of retrogaming LEGO art (a few so great they deserve their own post), so stay tuned for more LEGO stories in the near future. In the meantime, get building!

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
Editor and Researcher at ausretrogamer – The Australian Retro Gamer E-Zine. Lover of science fiction, fashion, books, movies and TV. Player of games, old and new.

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