Nerdery, Video Games

Super Mario Parkour

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I’m a little late to the party on sharing this one, frankly because it sounded boring the first time somebody told me about it. Then Gallen sent it in again, and I figured I’d finally take a look – I’m glad I did.

See, I get a LOT of parkour videos sent my way, and generally it’s just parkour-ers doing their thing in a basic costume and calling it, say, “Star Wars Parkour”” just because they’re in brown robes and one pulls out a lightsaber at the very end.

But this took work. It’s not just Mario and Luigi costumes, but a digitally augmented world that places features of the Mushroom Kingdom in ours, looks fully interactive, and has a killer rock-guitar version of the classic theme tunes.

Only one complaint: actor playing Mario – you couldn’t put some adhesive in your hat to keep it from falling off during every single major move? Or is that just a running (pun not intended) gag I didn’t get?

Watch after the jump.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist