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Cartoon Spin-Offs: The good, the bad and the WTF!?

Jan 10, 2007

We're all used to seeing games make the jump from small screen to silver screen. But getting sprinkled with a little Hollywood magic isn't the only way that our favourite game characters can be packaged to appeal to a broader audience. Every so often virtual heroes of gaming dodge the bright lights of a blockbuster movie (or, indeed, a veritable cinematic craptacular) and find themselves transformed into a cartoonified persona.

But which of gaming's iconic faces have been treated to a cartoon makeover? And were their performances televisual gold or garbage? TV treats abound over the next few pages as we channel surf our way through five animated outings to find out.

First up, it's everybody's favourite plumber with a Princess to rescue...



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2 comments

  • walrusthewill - July 19, 2009 11:13 p.m.

    first and only son good aticle, i watched the street fighter one BISSOONNN!!
  • JosefMotley - January 7, 2010 11:52 p.m.

    i can't believe you didn't mention that in the opening sequence of one of the mario cartoons, he picks up a star... and turns into fire flower mario. research, anyone? and weirdly enough sex pest cartoon link just reminds me of zidane and dagger's creepy relationship in FF9

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