Mario Bros Beads

Nintendo's titles, particularly of the retro variety, inspire many fan projects in the form of music albums and, of course, videos. One example we highlighted in the past was an impressive stop motion video featuring the original Donkey Kong, which was remarkably produced with beads. That was the work of popular YouTube personality guizdp, who clearly went the extra mile.

His next project is a stop motion pixel recreation — using beads once again — of NES classic Super Mario Bros. This time around the animator has utilised Kickstarter, and has done so with notable success. At the time of writing the crowdfunding project has easily surpassed its initial $300CAD target, sitting on over $650CAD with 28 days remaining. The original target was to recreate stage 1-1, but stretch goals have been added for the whole of World One, with the pipe in level 1-1 already added.

Considering the painstaking process for putting these videos together, it's of little surprise that fans have put up some money; it may help that backer rewards include some rather attractive pixel art goodies.

Check out the pitch video below and let us know what you think.