Look at it! Look at it! LOOK AT IT!

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Well some cover designer was really literal about throwing a cyclone of crap against a wall and seeing that sticks. But this is the test for the ultimate Mario fan: can you identify the sources of the art used to make this image?

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Well some cover designer was really literal about throwing a cyclone of crap against a wall and seeing that sticks. But this is the test for the ultimate Mario fan: can you identify the sources of the art used to make this image?
  • Luigi and ghosts from Luigi's Mansion cover
  • Yoshi and Baby Mario from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island cover
  • Wario and desert background from Mario Kart: Super Circuit
  • Dr. Mario from Dr. Mario cover
  • Cape Mario and Yoshi with scenery from Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 cover
  • Luigi and Bowser with castle background from NES Mario is Missing cover
  • Bowser from Super Smash Bros. Melee
confession: i looked some of them up but had a general idea of where to look in the first place so


Feed me.
Let’s see. (from top to bottom)
  • Luigi’s Mansion
  • Super Mario 64
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
  • Mario Kart 64
  • Mario Kart Super Circuit
  • Dr. Mario
  • Mario is Missing
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World
Did I get them all?

Penguin Mario

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Those improperly proportioned eyebrows and the eyes that seem arbitrarily cribbed from another artwork indicate pure terror after the mouth and nose were erased and subsequently drawn in AND there's some phantom shadow on the forehead. Freaky.

Bye bye! This Mario Party 8 art of me is walking away for a reason! It's an attempt to avoid the eager, but unskilled attempts at invoking a friendly and familiar service!

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It's the day at the races! Maybe with interesting spectators? But check out the drivers themselves, they all have intriguing back stories.

Luigi's so intensely focused on the track, you'd be crazy to want to catch even a glimpse of him. Unfortunately, the thrill of the race distracted him so much, he's not gripping the handlebars. It's a good thing he's so focused on the road because that lack of a helmet, plus a giant engine block glued to the bike, just means trouble. But safety schmafety, that's the look of someone who's going to definitely get first place!

Peach just looks completely uncomfortable. It's a stress test. Maybe the Mario Kart providers should have a narrower bike, even if this means Peach has to lose her pretty peachy pink custom tire she personally paid for. Why are her hands not on the bars? Because she's gripping her knees to ease the discomfort of sitting, that's why!

And there's Mario. He hasn't even taken off the starting line yet. Why? Because Mario's amazed at his bike and just in wonderment this entire time. "This doesn't look like my usual standard bike". You can imagine Mario's amazement, muttering "Wow." as he contemplates gripping the handlebars, as if this is his first time riding a motorbike in general, capturing the first sense of child-eyed wonder as how you guys first saw bikes revealed in Mario Kart Wii.

Toad, while in a better spot than Peach, made the mistake of asking for a booster seat to properly drive. Sure, a booster seat can make you see the road more easily if you're so short, but the catch is, you can't operate the gas or the brakes! Especially the brakes! Toad is stuck in such a difficult dilemma. Should he have a booster seat and be unable to brake, or should he have a poorer view on the road, which can be dangerous?

And this is Murigi. He lost a bit of weight so his car is a bit more zippy. Yes, this is true that racecar drivers need to watch their weight for peak performance. You should congratulate Murigi. He's even thoughtful enough to not paint the front of his standard kart red so you don't confuse it for Mario's standard kart! Or he might've gotten inspiration from Wario and stole Mario's kart and painted it red so no one can tell! Who knows? I think the white mark on his wrist is a bit suspicious.

Yoshi is doing fine, but all that fast-speed racing took a toll on his face. His nose is clearly up to speed, but the rest of his face needs some catching up. I suggest a bit of skin moisturizing cream to really get his face restored and round, but that has to come with a bit of glue. It might be sensible to tie your nose better to your face and maybe race in a slower cc!!

And there's Loogo, another casualty of the race. Remember how eye doctors tell you to wear sunglasses while driving? Well, not only did Loogo neglect that advice, but made a point to own his friends by staring at every solar eclipse that has happened. The consequence? No more staring at people! Staring is rude anyway. But it's kind of freaky that you don't know for sure if Loogo is just paying attention to the road or stealing a glance to see what letter you bubbled in while you're taking a test.

And Baby Mario! Wow he grew up to look almost like his older self. Baby Mario tried to fool the baby haters by traveling in time and forcing himself to grow up, but got his head stuck at the door of a machine and came back looking... quite fresh. This still doesn't fool anyone. I advise using a false mustache; that'll definitely nail the look of Mario and no one will tell!

Donkey Kong got quite sick of racing with the heavy classes, for no apparent reason. He used a lightning bolt to shrink himself so he could try competing with Diddy Kong properly. The problem? He didn't shrink the kart. So Donkey Kong has to deal with the challenges of being a lightweight driver (see Toad) but still have to compete with everyone in his weight class! At least Donkey Kong can still reach the pedals, so no booster seat dilemma.

And last but not least, Poch. She drank a bit too much on the alcohol peach-flavored makgeolli last night so she's not sitting quite right right now. Worse, she's driving with only one hand on the steering wheel while maintaining balance with the other hand, as if she's riding a bike. Unlike Luigi, one-handed kart driving is worse than bike riding without handle bars since karts just do more damage. Will someone get her off the race track! I don't care if she's doing 4th place, she doesn't belong!

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This gets dark. These are the remains of racers that didn't make it in the last race, all put in these nice coffins. The characters on the right are just offerings for the deceased. Hint: they all were former frontlinners at any given time during a race.