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Super Mario Universe by LuigiL Super Mario Universe by LuigiL
If I could make the next Mario game...I would definitely bring back what was awesome about Super Mario 64.

I imagine a more open world Mario game. I understand that Nintendo wanted to go back to it's roots and bring us some old school Mario, but when I first played Super Mario 64 it changed my life.

The idea that Mario could explore a 3D environment was mind blowing! I hope that future Mario games bring back that open world exploration with HUGE levels!

Anyway, I hope you like my take on the next Mario game! :D


Wow this appeared on Kotaku :D
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:iconfawful117-the-epic:
Fawful117-the-Epic Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
It's perfect! 0w0
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:iconcheetogod:
Cheetogod Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful.
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:iconbrightside275:
brightside275 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Student General Artist
This looks awesome!
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:iconofficialatomik:
OfficialAtomik Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wow I love this art style and maybe in a year from now once I've learned more programming, we could make a Mario game with this kind of art!
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FelixBlobDev Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree, this would be great. Probably what I'd choose as the next Mario game too. ;)
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KatyCV1 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS IS AMAZING
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Torozu Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This truly is awesome!!
Super Mario 64 is the first video game I have ever played at the age of 5 and that was 10 years ago
This brings back so many memories
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decco6226 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
this looks like it could an actual video game! You know, the ones that look like manga - kina like harvest moon
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SonicGal89 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Adorable!
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:iconatomicphoton:
AtomicPhoton Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
when I think open world Mario I think it would be best on the Wii U, two player co-op with Mario and Luigi. Make crash twinsanity but with Mario characters
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Doctorshakstine10 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
bro if only this was a game then i tottaly play it
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:iconnuggeting:
Nuggeting Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Even when his nose is circular, Mario still can't get away from the Tumblr-Nose.
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BabyAbbieStar Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
If there's one thing I like about this the most, it's that you put that little pocket in the front of Mario's overalls. :D
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Lucascouto166 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is kinda what Super Mario 3D World is. The stages are all open worlds to explore.
Only difference is that the Power Stars are green because... Super Mario Galaxy.
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Reddink Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just started to draw.. you give me so much motivation!
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:iconluigil:
LuigiL Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional
Wow that's really great! Thank you for the kind words!! Drawing is a lot of fun and takes a lot of practice, let's do our best!!! :D
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Qcrobixm Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Great..!
I love it. :D
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:iconthunder-artist:
Thunder-Artist Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yet just amazing!
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:iconcyberbowser:
CyberBowser Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is what I want to see in a Mario game. It's beautiful, and to explore a big, beautiful world is what I wish to do one more time.
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Yoshikingmaster Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Best idea ever ^_^
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:iconaustria-gentleman:
Austria-Gentleman Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
COOL ^^
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:icontheonlybriman47:
theonlybriman47 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so awesome!
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:iconvanllem:
vanllem Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student General Artist
aww I love it ! :)
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:iconxljonnyqthanlx:
xlJonnyQthanlx Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You ever heard of Super Mario Galaxy?
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:iconprof-archaic:
Prof-Archaic Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Such sweet and fond memories. Perhaps we'll return to the open world that is the Mushroom Kingdom after our long stay in the lands of side scrolling. Whether that day be tomorrow or next year this is still an amazing piece of art. Thank you very much :)
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:icongtkeil:
GTKeil Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Awesome vision :)
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:iconskettche:
Skettche Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS GAME LOOKS SO COOL!!
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:iconjoysuko:
joysuko Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is absolutely lovely!
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:iconrailrunner234:
Railrunner234 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
''So.. Just gonna go read that sign over there..
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Herox95 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, there apparently is going to be a Super Mario 64 remake. :D
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VideoWizard2006 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
In a perfect world, this would be the Mario game after Super Mario 3D World. But... I just know there will be Super Mario 64 HD (already rumored, Wii U), New Super Mario Bros. 3 (2DS & 3DS), Super Mario 3D Land 2: Return of the Six Golden Coins (2DS & 3DS or even the 4DS for the original's 25th anniversary in 2017) and probably Super Mario Sunshine HD (Wii U) instead. Actually, those wouldn't be so bad. With Super Mario Universe, that's a lot of Mario between now and the next system in 2017-18.
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ZeroLuigi74 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
If you were to take the time to draw out sprites and the other necessary ilk, I have a proposition for a Flash game for you.
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OtakuDanny Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice Improvement of Mario. You made the design look really good! :D I hope this'll happened in the future of Mario games. :)
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giosdesk Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
this is so cool!
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supermariodiscovery Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
very 3d :P
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Crazyman14 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
This is what Super Mario 3D World SHOULD have been (but that game is still awesome and I'm very much looking forward to playing).
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robloxlittle Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
reasons i loved 64 ds better than 64 and the 2d ones...

character selection...
higher def than 649
i just well it has 3d... and a lot of stars...
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UragiriTakara1111 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Awesome Masterpiece! This NEEDS to become a REAL mario game!
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Abdulla-A Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
wow your really have nice drawing !
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MTYmaster10 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Haha very funny
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SupergeekGr33n Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
So, what did you think of Super Mario Sunshine? Its vibrant colors and beautiful landscapes sort of remind me of your art...
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Team-Lava Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks beautiful. If there was a Super Mario 64 remake for the Wii U or the 3DS (Maybe a Super Mario 64 DS Port), then the outside of Peach's Castle should definitely look like it this. It looks a lot better than it does in the real game. Its so detailed, it looks like there's so much to explore!

If you haven't heard, there's a new Mario game coming out for the Wii U that I think you would be interested in called Super Mario 3D World. It looks amazing and new. Nintendo brought back some old enemies such as Chargin' Chuck and the Super Mario World Goomba's. Plus, you can play as Mario, Luigi, Toad, and even Princess Peach, but they all have their abilities from Super Mario Bros 2! I'm pretty sure that they've brought back moves from Super Mario 64 such as the long jump. There's also these interesting new Yoshi like characters you can ride around on (Although I still hope all of the normal Yoshi's still appear!). From the looks of the game, it may take place in Dinosaur Land because of all the Mario World related designs and enemies.

Trailer - [link]

Wii U Developer Direct - [link]
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marionumber1 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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BunnyAndSlick Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Artist
Very Cool!
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SethBlizzard Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student
Beautiful idea, well executed. I like the idea of Super Mario 64's openness, with old-school elements like question mark blocks.
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Mirka-Dragon Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
I love this! This is exactly what Mario Universe looks like! :)
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snikeye Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now this I like!! :iconpetrifiedplz: If only.. if they made a game like this.. :iconawwwplz:
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Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013   General Artist
Love the picture, the look on Mario's face is like' What the hell do I do now?'
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milekula Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
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Rot8erConeX Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
My dream Mario game is open-exploration like this one, but with a health system based on your form like in the sidescroller games...and I'm not talking a game like Super Mario 3D Land. I mean something like Super Mario 64, but with more Question-Mark Blocks with items in them, because your health is based on your form. So if you get hit as Super Mario, you become normal Mario; normal Mario dies on contact with enemies; and all other forms downgrade to Super Mario unless they put a Mini Mushroom in the game. And maybe there'd be things like unlit torches in Peach's Castle, that you'd have to finish a Power Star Mission as Fire Mario in order to be able to light and unlock secrets; or other things like that for the other forms. And it would have simultanious-multiplayer like New Super Mario Bros. Wii and the NSMB games that came after it, although I'm gussing in an open-exploration game it would be limited to just two players at a time because of the camera.

I would so fav this if I could reach the fav button without scrolling (my Nook's browser stops working when I try to scroll manually. I got down here by clicking on the "177 comments" thing below the deviation name). Although, your picture is landscape-oriented; I might be able to reach it.

For whatever reason, this put the overworld theme from Paper Mario: Sticker Star in my head.
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