As a daily treat this year we're going to take a little time to step away from wondering about how leaky Nintendo has become, and simply focus on some lovely fan-made art. We've occasionally shared some stand-out examples in the past, but now we want to make it a daily occurrence; the only objective is to highlight some cool art.

Kicking off this new routine is a brilliant recent creation by Jon Davies; he simply asks "what would Banjo-Kazooie look like as a Mario RPG-like game?", and also credits August Bigelow for the concept. A fun little side note is that Davies is a Graphic Artist for Nicalis, which explains why he's so handy with pixel art.

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Image: Jon Davies

We think this is awesome, but let us know whether you like it in the comments. We'll look around for another gem and share it tomorrow.