Those familiar with the Console Game Examiner have grown accustomed to our original gaming art series. Today we’ll dislplay a look at an upcoming redesign of the Mario Universe as seen through our unique art style. Some of the characters seen include:
Mario – In our world, Mario was just a normal Italian-American who made hisliving as a plumber. After being sucked into the Mushroom Kingdomhowever, the overall-clad adventurer rose to the challenge of becomingthe hero of all the mushroom people as he became embroiled in theendless battle of good vs. evil against the king of all Koopas, Bowser.
Mario originally was given a mustache because it gave himrecognizable facial characteristics that were hard to graphically renderduring the Atari and early NES day when he first appeared. For similarreasons, his overalls provided a contrast between his arms and body anda cap was worn as a shortcut to not have to depict hair. The famousplumber hasn’t let fame change him as he still dons his work overallsand has kept the lip trophy to this day to honor his humble origins.
With collecting gold coins and hurling turtle-like koopa shellsamong his favorite pastimes, Mario remains the vigilante protector ofthe Mushroom Kingdom – keeping a watchful eye for Bowser’s next strike.
Luigi – Mario’s brother started out as a simple recolor of Mario’s pixels. Player two would take control of Luigi, who was effectively just Mario in Green. However, when Super Mario Bros. 2 came along, Luigi was one of four selectable characters for gamers to take control of. For the first time players could choose to play as Luigi without simply being player two. This is when we time, in a game, that we saw the taller and slimmer plumber that gamer’s are familiar with today. With younger siblings and less popular friends (the Milhouse Van Houten’s of the world) being forced to take control of the second controller, Luigi quickly became and underdog favorite.
The Gaming Sketch is an ongoing original Console Game Examiner series that shows a new artistic look at popular gaming characters. For more game related art, check out our official Deviant Art profile.