The “super” part of Super Mario Bros always struck me funny. There wasn’t a regular Mario Bros game before that, so the terminology of an upgrade of sorts was largely lost on me (though my real problem here may be reading too much into video game mythos). However, London-based digital designer Rob Lafratta has reinforced the super angle, by turning Mario and Wario into superheroes and supervillains.
Beloved Italian plumber Mario and his series antagonist (and sometimes antihero) Wario square off as your favorite Marvel and DC match-ups, thanks to Lafratta. While the two rivals have explored other sports, besides battling each other of course, such as tennis and go-karting, Super Mario and (Super) Wario haven’t squared off the way they now could in these slick getups.
See the good and evil transformations below. Visit Rob Lafratta’s site for the rest.