Oct 16, 2009

Link: Mario Brothers

Oct 16, 2009
No, The Silent Knights has not devolved into a video game blog like millions of other blog across the interwebs. We are firmly committed to remaining a writing blog like millions of other blogs across the interwebs.

Every now and then when surfing Newgrounds or You Tube you come across something very different and very, very special. This is one of those somethings. It's a five act story simply titled Mario Brothers from crazy genius Alexander Leon, who used the graphics from the original Super Mario Bros. video game to tell a tragic tale of Shakespearian proportions. Check it.


Mutt and I have always been fascinated by the inspiring yet terrifying power of storytelling to beautify anything. This is one of the greatest proofs of this we have ever seen. It transforms a simplistic and even absurd video game into something dark and powerful that made us completely forget that we were watching a collection of featureless pixels. It makes you wonder what other things stories can make seem beautiful in spite in reality... or already have.

You'll want to watch all five acts of this masterpiece.

8 comments:

  1. not dismissing your post (ill check out the link soon)
    just wondering when the book is going to come out? or how is it all going? im excited about this book.

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  2. A very good question. Your guess is as good as ours.

    Trying to get a book noticed by publishers when 1000s of other people are doing the exact same thing isn't an easy task. The book is with publishers, so we've just got to wait until it gets read.

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  3. Sounds Exciting! ..Anything to do with Mario is very special indeed. Special gameboy moments are coming back to me now.. Simple ideas, are often so unique and memorable :D Come on publishers!

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  4. If this series doesn't prove that Storytelling and Music are vastly more important than graphics, I don't know what does.

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  5. Also, some of the YouTube videos have had their audio suspended. You can watch the original Flash versions on his Newgrounds account here.

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  6. Oh man, I hate it when that happens. Thanks Mutt.

    Ironically, it's the illegal music in these videos that made me go out and legally purchase The Passion Of The Christ soundtrack.

    One of the best soundtracks I've ever bought.

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  7. Agree with you there Luke. Very moving ~

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  8. Yeah, it's definatly the music that makes this, I thought it was funny when it jumped from Hans Zimmer to Nobuo Uematsu.

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