Classic Videogame Music Performed Backwards

Composer and musician Stemage has taken classic videogame music and performed it backwards! The results are surprisingly melodic – have a listen and see if you can make out the original tunes.

Super Mario Bros.

Tetris

Ghosts ‘n Goblins

Punch Out!!

 

Source: Stemage on YouTube via Technabob

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Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia

In 2015 when our fave plumber, Mario, celebrated the 30th anniversary of his Super Mario Bros. game, an epic book was released in Japan to coincide with this momentous occasion. The Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros., also known as Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia: Nintendo Official Guide Book was available to lucky Japanese gamers all the way back in October 2015.

Just like the good (Ed: or bad!) old days where we would wait two years for a western release of awesome Japanese gear, the wait is (almost) over! The Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia will be available (in Europe and North America) in June this year. For those keen observers, you will have noticed that the book will be available for pre-order (if not yet!) on Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon France and Amazon Canada!

We can’t wait to wrap our hands around this tome!

image source: mariowiki

 

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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Mario Propaganda Posters

LA-based graphic artist and web designer Fernando Reza of Fro Designs has just released 8 new posters in his Mario propaganda poster series, see them all on the Fro Designs website.

Source: Fro Design Company via Laughing Squid

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LEGO Piranha Plant Kinetic Sculpture

Jason Allemann has made an amazing working LEGO Piranha Plant from Super Mario Bros.

“The model features some interesting mechanics in order to get the plant’s mouth to open and close as it is raised and lowered in the pipe. In this video I explain how it all works. More information can be found on my website


Source: JK Brickworks via Technabob

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Super Mario Ping Pong

Roommates Kal Fadem and Warren Strickler were playing ping pong back in 2009 and by amazing coincidence they hit a series of shots that sounded just like the beginning of the Super Mario Bros. theme ‘Da-da-da-da-da-da — dum’ – wow, check it out!


Source: Fadem12 on YouTube via Laughing Squid

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Paper Video Games

In this clever stop motion animated video by MysteryGuitarMan (a.k.a. Joe Penna), classic video games (Asteroids, Flappy Bird, Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, Sonic the HedgehogMario Kart, Pac-Man and Pokemon to be precise) are recreated using printed or projected stock footage – very impressive and very cute!

Also by MysteryGuitarMan:
Stop Motion Mario

Stuck in a Video Game

Source: MysteryGuitarMan via Laughing Squid

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
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