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Super Mario Bros HD by JINNdev Super Mario Bros HD by JINNdev
"What if Super Mario Bros on the NES was'nt originally a hit? What if Mario did'nt evolve thru the years, becoming ever more popular, with his look becoming more and more refined and friendly? What if all we had to remind us was just the original sprites, no coverarts or official artwork. How would you remember him? A chubby and happy determined Italian Plumber or just some old-looking player wearing red overalls?

With that in mind, I came with this idea... How would look in an HD version of Super Mario Bros created today taking in consideration just the 1985 sprites? Well, that's how I think it would all look!"

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:iconhapiel:
Ooh, this is awesome!

You have done such a fine job on the pixel work, the colors work perfectly and everything from backgrounds to cg effects to fonts works like clockwork together!

There are some minor things that I would have loved to see differently, the most notable is Mario's face.
Of course in the original pixel art there was no room for any expression, but I bet if Mario were HD he'd be showing some more emotion! Why not change the face slightly in the different poses, running / jumping looking more focussed than idle and a proud face at victory? This bothered me since watching this the first time.

Since you requested critique I have been looking if there are other things to nitpick on, one of them is the rock tile. Most of the tiles you selected repeat nicely, except for the rock floor tile. Why this choice? It seems a bit necessary, and the blocky shapes around it already guarantee the nostalgic look!

At last, the effects applied on the tiles look a bit 'cheap'. I can not tell what exactly it is, but in contrast with your superb pixel art it does not have the same quality. I do really dig the background images on the outside shots though!

My conclusion is that this is still ridiculously amazing, this is the best and most realistic looking mario HD mock up that I have ever seen!
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dimumurray Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Any chance you could provide the backgrounds used in these mock-ups as separate images or better yet in a layered format like GIMP(*.xcf), Photoshop(*.psd) or OpenRaster (*.ora)?
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:iconjinndev:
JINNdev Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry, pal, it was all flattened for post-rendering and effects. You can check the raw tiles here tho: i.imgur.com/dWO7anJ.gif
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TenguLordofTrolls Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
WOW! Very nice!
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:iconjinndev:
JINNdev Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like details you added in here like vines going up to the clouds. I wonder if the art here is all based on art decisions, or if you stopped for a long time to consider game-specific decisions. :shrug:
This is an awesome interpretation.
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ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the details you've got on the blocks and pipes, with them being worn and stuff.

I think if the original Super Mario Bros. had not been a hit, we might not have video games now the way we have them, because SMB is the game that brought video games into homes again. :salute:
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Beglerbeg Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
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Beglerbeg Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Hello, I am working on Mario game and I would like to use your graphics. Can you send me backgrounds and tiles (separated files) on email? I will give credit to you. Here you can find some (but not all) Mario games I made:

online-mariogames.com/sponsore…
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JINNdev Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You can find the tiles I made here: i.imgur.com/dWO7anJ.gif
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Beglerbeg Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Ok, thanks.
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DN9 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
wow, perfect work 
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:iconjinndev:
JINNdev Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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DarkACGuy Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Waaay better than Super Mario All-Stars' version. Seeing as these are sprites, it would be really awesome if you made whole sheets for these and the backgrounds, and somebody used them in a fangame.
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:iconjinndev:
JINNdev Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's a commision idea that I would gladly accept :)
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:icondarkacguy:
DarkACGuy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
I don't have any points, so I can't commision, sorry. Maybe someone else can commision.
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Dayofthemonth Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
If this was made, I would be able to die peacefully.
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johnny1up Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Love it love it love it! I want a remake like this!
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Rayquaza384 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student General Artist
no way nintendo games never look like this 
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:iconlainofthewired:
LainOfTheWired Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Very nice indeed 
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euamodeus Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student General Artist
WOW! Aweosme. =3
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:iconlanarky:
Lanarky Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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:iconjinndev:
JINNdev Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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PacMan9091 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Only. One. Thing. To. Say.

:iconawesomefaceplz: AWESOME :iconawesomefaceplz:

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MetalShadowOverlord Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
I find it interesting that the koopa in panel 3 is looking behind him instead of straight ahead.
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samfortunato Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
FUCK. this is incredible. i see some digital fx in there like in the backgrounds, but the sprites are mostly all hand-drawn pixel work right? incredible pixels man! looks mad good.
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DamonikArt Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would also love to see a Metal Slug HD sprite sheet or something, if you haven't already done that.
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DamonikArt Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you think I could have the Photoshop files to make a game out of this or if we teamed up to make a game? I'm on a school computer right now so I'm not on my account. My company is Damonik Art which is a sub-company of Jackabyte so we're still trying to start up this company.
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gamerfreak48 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
wow wish this was a real remake of the game in fact i wish u  could remake all snes and gameboy games like this and we would be able to play them
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JINNdev Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks pal!
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MercuryX Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
did you get my comment? I didnt see it in here....
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MercuryX Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
have u ever thought of doing actual sprite sets like sheets maybe even doing a mario rom hack with your custom ones? I would totally play this!
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ErraticAmbassador Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Classic Metroid HD?
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chasz-manequin Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And THIS is why I follow you on here. Great work =3
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ChaosDante Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this looks great I'd love to play a Mario like this, the graffiti is a nice touch on the bricks in the first pannel. I really like the lava. Is everything in the foreground 100% pixel?
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Aniki-kun Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Que liiiiiiiiiiiiiindo cara
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DARKIGNIKA Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
id play this
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scorpafied Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
the smaller version of the mario on this piece looks better in my opinion. but this is pretty awsome.
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Alexx-Shadenk Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Needs more QTE and more "Press A to jump!" "Jump on enemies to defeat them!" "Collect coins for points! Collect enough coins and you will earn an extra life!" "Trophy Awarded: It's-a me, Mario! (Clear World 1-1)"
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Deltamelon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
It has a very prominent Braid vibe about it. Looks great!
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MajorDiarrhia Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
This is a version I would want to play.
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:iconjinndev:
JINNdev Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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digitalgames Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Extraordinario HD
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:iconjinndev:
JINNdev Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Valeu!
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Fefe1414 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013   Digital Artist
whoa! That is freakin' amazing! Super Mario Bros. is my all-time favorite video game! Awesome work!!!!
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:iconjinndev:
JINNdev Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it! :D
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SlashweilerDog Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is so... I'm speechless >_> Stunning work!
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:iconjinndev:
JINNdev Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Halfingr Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Interface Designer
I would totally buy this. =P

Your art really captures and preserves the original flavour of the original Super Mario Bros. while still giving it an amazingly impressive new coat of paint!
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JINNdev Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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