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http://youtu.be/_AkgJZGspCM



I think there's a reason they use Super Mario 1.  This game is iconic.  It's evocative.  Almost anybody can get the hang of it.  I don't think that's true about the Galaxy games. 

Either that or this is just what people who are buying luxury cars now, grew up with.

But what I really want to talk about is the live action segment.  Mario is a little goofy with the bulbous nose, but he looks tough.  He wears ***-kicker boots and a mean look in his eyes.  This is how I pictured Mario when I a kid.  Captain Lou, blue collar Brooklyn guy.  Not lame, castrato "wahoo!" dork.  Did Nintendo get scared of toughness after the SMB movie tanked?  Why did they change the presentation of their flagship character to be so annoying?

I wish he would have raised one foot and squished that goomba at the end, but maybe they thought that would be too nasty.


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It's kind of an odd commercial, but still funny nonetheless. Though this Mario's a bit more skinny than he should be.

It's interesting how Nintendo's been partnering up with Mercades as they not only have this commercial, but also the Mercedes-Benz DLC unlockable in Mario Kart 8 that will come out in the summer. That also would feel odd in a Mario Kart game, but hey, I'm willing to try it out.
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Yes, that is how the Mario Bros. looked in my imagination too when I was a kid.  Tough, bad**s monster hunters.  Not short midget plumbers.
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I saw this yesterday actually. It cracked me up when the goomba touched him (which meant he died). I'm digging this commercial. It reminds me of an old drawing I did of Mario at RetroJunk:

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That is a great drawing Vapor.  You got some talent.


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Thanks man. I don't get the opportunity to draw as much anymore, unless it's something regarding the design of the site or something for my kids entertainment.
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I wish I could draw like that.  I just doodle stick figures. 



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Vaporman87 wrote :
 
It reminds me of an old drawing I did of Mario at RetroJunk:
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Oh, that was you?  I remember that...reminds me of Emroca.






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Vaporman87
@ steak: That's cool! I'm liking that art a great deal.
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There's also Handre de Jager, whose rendition of Burger Time reminds me of your Ketchup and Mustard characters.


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