If Super Mario Bros was about to come out now and needed to compete with FPS’, it’d definitely need a different art direction to appeal to today’s kids. We don’t know if the answer is something like this, but hey, at least someone’s trying.
The world of Super Mario Bros and Mario himself has a certain charm that by now is impossible to do without. Despite this, the polishing department could do with an overhaul, such as this one by the BlueMasters team. It’s probably a bit more violent than you remember, but hey, the gameplay still looks solid. Enjoy!