Super Mario Bros.
The original: A plumber and his brother find themselves in the Mushroom Kingdom, a land where turtles have wings, mushrooms have faces, and numerous recreational drugs are hidden inside magical floating blocks. The only other normal human being is constantly kidnapped by a gigantic fire breathing turtle monster, and it's up to Mario to run, jump, and jump some more to save her.
The Rockstar remake: Italian immigrant Mario Marocetti arrives in the Mushroom Kingdom hoping to leave the past behind--to make a new start in a magical land full of opportunity. Unfortunately, fate seems to have something else in mind for the ex-mafia thug. He soon finds himself working as a "plumber" employed by the ruthless Toadstool crime family, roughing up entry-level bruisers of the Koopa Crime Syndicate for spare coins. Mario's story develops into a sprawling tale of greed, loyalty, shattered dreams and brotherly betrayal, but most people never make it that far into the game. Instead, everybody just makes jokes about his lame cousin Wario calling to hang out and play tennis all the time.