Mario and friends in the real world

This feature comes courtesy of GamesRadar sister magazine

Can’t wait for the 3DS? Own a pair of old-fashioned blue-and-red 3D glasses? Have a look at the Mario Kart video below. It works even better if you squint and cross your eyes as well. Warning – may cause headaches and/or blindness. Enjoy!

1) Super Mario graffiti speedrun

If for any reason you missed this before, it’s a must see now (and worth a second look for those who already caught it). This is an absolutely incredible piece of animation and special effects. It’s part of a university thesis, for which we assume the creator, Andreas Heikaus, got a first. He’s also a done a brief ‘making of’ film detailing the effort and ingenuity that went into its creation.

2) Mario Kart in 3D

Get a sneak preview of 3DS with this rendering of Mario Kart 64 via YouTube’s fledgling 3D service. You need some red and blue glasses for the best effect, but there’s also an option to have two images side by side. You’re supposed to cross your eyes to see the 3D. It hurts.

3) Kirby in yarn

So this is how you make a Kirby out of wool. Sort of obvious when you think about it, but the effect looks just like the art from Epic Yarn. Wonder if it would work as well with other characters…

4) Wii injury

A short lesson in videogame safety. Always wear your wrist strap, people. The makers of this video also included a bonus feature on how to make a compound fracture – don’t forget to paint the marrow of your fake bone.

5) Amigurumi

Excellent knitted Nintendo toys here, including a super cute pair of Boos and a particularly adorable ‘Om Nom’ Kirby. Anybody willing to teach us crochet?


  • super0sonic - September 22, 2010 11:31 p.m.

    Those boo's are ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • philipshaw - September 22, 2010 11:45 a.m.

    Some orignal and innovative stuff here. Love how the mega drive version of mario makes the classic songs sound bad
  • nerdJERK - September 22, 2010 7:06 a.m.

    ValentineUC - I'm actually the creator of those Boos! :) You can find both of them for sale in my shop at ! I really wish someone would have told me my shop was featured on this site. What a freakin' honour! :) Direct links to both of those can be found here: - - - Thanks so much! :) - Steph @ nerd JERK
  • batman5273 - September 22, 2010 1:44 a.m.

    these are all awesome!
  • GameManiac - September 21, 2010 10:30 p.m.

    Aww, cute boos.
  • ValentineUC - September 21, 2010 10:15 p.m.

    I want those Boos! Can anyone here knit? I'm willing to pay big money! :P
  • Redeater - September 21, 2010 10:09 p.m.

    Also...why does Peach resemble Kevin Spacey in that Star Wars picture?
  • 510BrotherPanda - September 21, 2010 10:08 p.m.

    I'd be willing to show you guys how to crochet, but the GR US staff hasn't PMed me back about it!
  • Redeater - September 21, 2010 10:07 p.m.

    Just awesome.

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