Weirdness: Shigeru Miyamoto Meets Mario in Real Life
Posted by Conor McMahon
Sometimes you just can't get away from your parents
The Mario Bros. may be video game icons, recognizable to millions all around the world; yet you still wouldn't expect to see them strolling (or indeed jumping) down the street. Their 'adventures' in Brooklyn with Dennis Hopper aside, we've rarely seen the duo anywhere outside the green hills of the Mushroom Kingdom.
Internet comedy group Mega64 manage to make it a reality in the video below, however, running into a veritable Father figure of theirs in the process.
The clip is actually part of a much larger series by Mega64, self-descibed as ''short films that recreate classic and current video games in real life'', or to put it bluntly - Jackass with a gaming twist. Miyamoto isn't the only big name they've worked with either, and the group can boast past collaborations with Valve Software's Gabe Newell, Hideo Kojima and Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki to name just a few.
It may have been a few years since they've hit the streets as Mario and Luigi, but it's worth looking back now that they celebrate their ten-year anniversary this November, a pretty impressive occasion given how short-lived our interest in internet groups can be.
If you'd like to see more, including their real-life versions of Skyward Sword, Tetris, and Luigi's Mansion, then take a look at their Youtube page and be sure to let us know below which one was your favourite.