When I think of all the hours I’ve spent in the various Mario environs, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by the volume of Mario-related videos out there. But when this well-executed Mario Kart video surfaced this week, it was clearly time to take some kind of Internet inventory:
So clearly, the above vid owes at least a tip of its hat to Remi Gaillard’s viral megahit that similarly puts Mario Kart in the real world, although even more real-ly:
And there are plenty of other “Mario in our world” videos, like “Mario: Game Over,” another classic:
More recently, it seems reenacting aspects of the game have been en vogue, like this live-action re-imagination that was on India’s Got Talent earlier this summer…
(Which then brought to mind this other live-action re-imagination):
Also making the rounds in recent weeks was this fantastic string quintet, who play dressed as, yes, Mario et al. (The Mario portion starts at 5:18 and sounds amazing):
That performance is in a lot of ways a tribute to the famed “Nintendo Choir”:
These were just the first ones that came to mind. What are you favorite Mario videos, PopWatchers? What did I miss?