This one is technically a Donkey Kong rip-off, but I’m counting it as Mario since two of the kids are dressed like Mario and Luigi. I wonder if it plays the Mario or Donkey Kong theme as it drives around!
Have you seen pictures of bootleg Mario things like the above? Please share them in the comments!
It’s easy to find bootleg Mario games, but it’s hilarious when you see small businesses using Mario characters and fonts to advertise their products. Let’s feature these blatant rip-offs all week!
First up is Super Mario Fried Chicken.
I like the addition of the chicken leg in Mario’s hand. I don’t think the Mushroom Kingdom even has chickens, though… Not gonna lie, I’d totally buy some chicken from this place.
If you’ve seen other bootleg Mario things like the above, please share them in the comments!
As we’ve been playing through Super Mario Odyssey on our daily (and now marathon) streams, I’ve been taking notes of the paths we take in the English version so we can take the same path when we play the Japanese version. In doing so, I’ve had to come up with very descriptive ways for how we’ve found some of the moons. They’re really funny sometimes, and Dominator_101 photoshopped one of them onto a screenshot:
So here’s a list of some of the other really bizarre moon descriptions that these streams have produced:
- Butt Pound The Glow Moon
- Onion Stretchy Moon
- Set Walnut On Fire Moon
- Crying Girl By Rock Moon Piece
- Moon Around The Corner Cliff
- Over Fuzzy Moon
- Garbage Moon
- Lightning To Beer Garden Roof Moon
- Moon In Snow Butt Stomp
- Squirty Cliff Moon
- Gold Turnip Soup Moon
- Podoboo Torch Moon
- Scarecrow Lock Moon
- Pipe Music Ring Moon
- Sadako Well – The One Moon
- First Person Look Up Moon
- Scare Hat With Goom Moon
- Cappy Moon Chase
We now have an official guidebook to help us get up to 500 moons, but maybe some crazy moon descriptions will still happen as we wrap things up.
In my work improving the main LoL site, I needed to get a better scan of that weird, creepy cover of that Mario comic for this page. The scanner software had defaulted to “Text” when I opened it up, and I was greeted by the most horrific image of Mario I’ve ever seen:
Not that the color version is nicer to look at, but holy crap.
Mato spotted a decently-priced set of Barcode Battler II cards for Super Mario World on eBay the other day. Swoosh! Snatched up!!
You might be able to guess by looking at the cover that we wanted these cards becaaaaaause:
More instances of Yoshi’s name romanized as Yossy! I’ll get these cards scanned real nice and add them to the Yossy Image Gallery soon~
As I’ve been slowly putting the Legends of Localization site together over the past few weeks, it’s actually started to get noticed by some people in the gaming press, which is pretty exciting. For example, Gametrailers’ Pop Fiction series featured the 256 worlds of Super Mario Bros. 1 trick that I posted about a while ago:
The guy behind Pop Fiction actually got in contact with me a few weeks beforehand and I provided more info, pics, and such. So it was really cool not only getting mentioned in something, but also playing a tiny part in it 😀
Legends of Localization’s also gotten a few big mentions on Kotaku in the last few weeks, particularly thanks to Jason Schreir’s “Random Encounters” series. One post involved JRPG censorship:
It’s a lot of work putting together these localization thingies, so it’s cool to see the word slowly getting out little by little. Hopefully I can keep digging up more neat stuff like this as time goes on too 😀