Pop culture mash-ups celebrate 30 years of Mario

You don't need to be a Nintendo fan to love this collection of delightful illustrations.

Believe it or not, it's 30 years since Nintendo's mascot Super Mario first hit our computer screens. Over the years, the side-scrolling plumber has earned himself a legion of fans and become one of the most recognisable video game characters.

A whole generation of gamers have grown up with Mario's adventures, including Brazil-based artist Butcher Billy, who's created these mash-up tributes.

Taking the biggest events from the last 30 years, Billy's given them a Mario twist by incorporating mushrooms, pipes and princesses. Stroll down a Mario-themed memory lane with these pixelated pictures.

See the full collection here.

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Dom Carter is staff writer at Creative Bloq. Coming from an SEO and web copywriting background, Dom first came to Future for a week of work experience at SFX magazine. Away from the office, Dom likes to write scripts and short stories, and watch an unhealthy amount of Doctor Who.