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Video: Teenage Mutant Koopa Troopas is a Delightfully Bonkers Mashup

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Spot the references

YouTube user James Farr is rapidly developing his reputation as a top-notch animator, while his wacky style has earned him some fans here at Nintendo Life. He's previously given us Super Mario Busters and The New Super Mario Busters 2, and returns with an all-new video — Teenage Mutant Koopa Troopas.

As you can guess from the name, this is a mashup of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Mario Bros., once again taking plenty of cues from classic games of the NES era and beyond. As is becoming increasingly common, this has sharp animation and enough references — obvious and obscure — to keep the eagle-eyed busy for quite a few views.

Check it out below and let us know what you think. For our money it's as good as the previous Ghostbusters-inspired efforts, which means it's rather awesome.

[via youtube.com]

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User Comments (25)

deusy

#3

deusy said:

This is neat!

"For our money its as good as the previous..."

Typo there.

ToniK

#6

ToniK said:

Well, that took me back. I will never forget the agonising diving level from Turtles 1. Good times.

DarkNinja9

#11

DarkNinja9 said:

wow...imagine if this turned into a Wii U game! that be just awesome o_0 but it does take me back

BulbasaurusRex

#13

BulbasaurusRex said:

@Wildfire Yes, Cowabunga! Not Booyakasha! That's the only thing I don't like about the latest cartoon reboot.

As a huge fan of the original 80's/90's TMNT cartoon, that was awesome! Anyone else catch the street sign listing streets named after Eastman and Laird or the poster for "Super Star Wars" in the same scene?

retro_player_22

#14

retro_player_22 said:

I would so buy this if this is a real game especially an arcade style beat em up. It would also be the second game where Mario is a bad guy again.

dereq

#18

dereq said:

Ha, there's "Feldman was here" graffiti on a brick wall. Nice allusion to his portrayal of Donatello in the movie.

Sausimo

#20

Sausimo said:

Nice video, I liked the Samus of Liberty (complete with a gold LoZ NES cartridge in hand), not too obvious, but still easy to spot.

Rafie

#21

Rafie said:

Geeznuts Crisco oil, Daisy O' Neil! :p

Anyway, this dude is super talented. I'm definitely a fan of his.

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