Pop Culture Temptations

It is quite dangerous working near cool pop culture stores in Melbourne. Within a stones throw from the office, we have Minotaur, All-Star Comics Melbourne and  ZiNG Pop Culture tempting us with their wares.

With mid-year sales going on right now, the temptation is unbearable – sorry wallet…

 

Super Mario Cat Bros.

A bit of fun for your Wednesday!

Don’t thank us, thank Russian filmmaker, Mike Tivikoff for this awesomely cool special effects video where Super Mario Cat co-ops with his human bro to save the Lost Cat Princess!


source: Mr.TVCow

 

How to Make A Super Mario Bros Game Using Cardboard

It absolutely boggles the mind to think about the talent some peeps have. I mean how does one come up with the idea to make a real life Super Mario Bros. game using cardboard? It is truly an amazing DIY creation that blows our minds! Take a peek, you’ll be impressed.


source: Sata Production

 

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

Follow Ms. ausretrogamer on Twitter