Game of Thrones In Super Mario World Mash-up Video !
Mash-ups for songs and memes are becoming very popular, especially since they are easily shared online. Mash-up videos are also being created, but they are usually just an edited mish-mash of video clips that are out to get a laugh.
A video recently posted by Nicksplosion FX on YouTube, brings video mash-ups to a new level.
The video contains two of the more ?viral? entertainment entities in the internet ? the Game of Thrones (GoT)television series, and Super Mario World, one of the most popular game franchises from Nintendo.
Before I continue, let me provide a brief rundown of the major elements, as defined by Wikipedia:
- Game of Thrones (GoT) – ?Game of Thrones?is an American?fantasy?drama?television series created for?HBO. It is an adaptation of?A Song of Ice and Fire,?George R. R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels, the first of which is titled?A Game of Thrones. The series, set on the fictional continents of?Westeros and Essos?at the end of a decade-long summer, interweaves several plot lines. Through its morally ambiguous characters, the series explores the issues of social hierarchy, religion, loyalty, corruption, civil war, crime, and punishment.?
- Super Mario – ? The?Super Mario video game series?is a series of?platform video games?created by?Nintendo featuring their mascot,?Mario. The?Super Mario?games follow Mario’s adventures in the fictional Mushroom Kingdom, usually with Mario as the?player character. He is occasionally joined by his brother,?Luigi, and other members of the?Mario?cast. As in platform video games, the player runs and jumps across platforms and atop enemies in themed?levels. The games have simple plots, typically with Mario?rescuing the kidnapped?Princess Peach?from the primary?antagonist,?Bowser.?
The mash up is not just a series of video clips linked together. It is a brand new creation using images from the Nintendo game to create the opening ?credits? sequence of the Game of Thrones series. The video even has the GoT theme song but in an awesome 8-bit version.
The video mash-up is absolutely wonderful that one tech writer says it is for everyone who would wonder how it would look like if ?Daenerys Targaryen would just hop on one of her dragons and ride through Westeros like she was Mario atop Yoshi.?
The original opening sequence of the GoT shows an animated ?building up? of Westeros, and Nicksplosion FX, together with writer Shigero Miyamoto (would this be the same as the Shigeru Miyamoto who created the Japanese video game, Mario?), successfully recreates the sequence using Super Mario images.
Check out the superb video mash-up below. (Posted / Directed By Nicksplosion FX (YouTube) and Written by Shigero Miyamoto)