I remember noticing this as a kid and thinking… why does the cover have a picture of Mario slamming into a wall and then dropping into a lava pit? Kinda depressing, but it does make for a decent box design!
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Posted by Shawn Handyside on July 3, 2011 · 11:24 AM 
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Cover Art, Failure, Irony, NES, Nintendo, Retro, Strike A Pose, Super Mario Bros, Things Are Heating Up

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122 Responses to “Mario dies on the cover. :(”

  1. Link Lab on July 3rd, 2011 11:29 am

    *Feels stupid for not realising this much sooner*

  2. Doctor Rover on July 3rd, 2011 11:31 am

    It's Luigi.

    Cocky bastard thought he could take on a wall and lava with that fire flower.

  3. BlurrySandwich on July 3rd, 2011 11:32 am

    I think I hear the nintendo ambulance coming now… WII U WII U WII U WII U

  4. SpartanJedi on July 3rd, 2011 11:33 am

    I finally get my chance to make a truly witty comment on a young post….
    Dammit why can't I be awake enough to think of something witty!?

  5. Inky Blue on July 3rd, 2011 11:37 am

    Advertisement using false information to look cooler and thus get more sales? Surely you jest.

  6. shadow649 on July 3rd, 2011 11:43 am

    Some walls think they can outsmart me. Maybe, maybe…
    But I have yet to meet one who can outsmart fireflower.

    Also: Spoilers on the cover! I guarantee that almost all people who played the game fell into lava at some point.

  7. TheAl41 on July 3rd, 2011 11:45 am

    You know people will sell themselves to make decent photos.

    -Wait, that does not sound right…-

  8. Captain Flavor on July 3rd, 2011 11:54 am

    Wait… isn't he coming out of the lava in the cover? And at quite a high speed I might add… HAX!

  9. penguindude42 on July 3rd, 2011 11:57 am

    Yeah, and Beast Wars* sucked big dinosaur balls through a bendy straw,
    what other sh*t is new?

    (*inb4 "TRUKK NOT MUNKY")

  10. SS4FireFox on July 3rd, 2011 12:05 pm

    He'll be fine. That baby can take temperatures up to 9000 degrees.

  11. Rexxmech on July 3rd, 2011 12:21 pm

    He's not dying, he's falling with style

  12. C__F on July 3rd, 2011 12:37 pm

    8-4 is OP

  13. HughbertEsq on July 3rd, 2011 2:07 pm

    Clearly, this was a deliberate attempt to, motivate, the player into avoiding the tragic events portrayed on the cover of this electronic interactive entertainment device. Without it, the player would fail to gain any motivation or incentive to strive forward through the game without subjecting the 8-bit sprite to a virtual state of "mu" and callously yonder forth like the type most commonly referenced to as "douchebag" or more technically: a "casual player"

  14. Uzumakiclan43 on July 3rd, 2011 2:22 pm

    This is probably the most traumatizing thing from my childhood to witness since watching Optimus Prime die on screen… twice. Once in 1986 and again in 2009.

  15. vash_ts on July 3rd, 2011 2:41 pm

    that is no mario, if he climbs walls with full body clothes, he must be the prince of persia…

  16. ChemicalKirby on July 3rd, 2011 3:46 pm

    Your just noticing this?

  17. ProfessorLuigi on July 4th, 2011 11:00 am

    I played through the entire game of super mario bros. wondering where the heck were the blue blocks on the box were.

  18. julioe on July 4th, 2011 6:10 pm

    Interesting observation, however, how do you explain that Mario has recoil as if you were jumping, as you describe it falling?

  19. PortalMan118 on July 4th, 2011 6:21 pm

    It's sad. When I first noticed this was when I was playing the game, and I died from falling in the fire pit.

  20. Dycro on July 5th, 2011 12:45 am

    Mario is on the cover. Luigi is the one in the gameplay pic. You can tell easily by the height difference.

  21. kamui85 on July 7th, 2011 2:51 pm

    i think the wall on the cover is a backround wall not a front one… (you can see mario's feet passing throu it)

  22. Asher on July 10th, 2011 9:57 am

    Mario is thinking OH FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUU

  23. thealmightyguru on December 7th, 2011 10:01 am

    This graphic was designed by TheAlmightyGuru. Deluxo posted a version with the watermark cut off. The original can be found here: http://www.thealmightyguru.com/Humor/Images/Mario

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