Super Mario Bros. Screenshot Recreated With 14,000 Toothpicks

Super Mario Bros. Screenshot Recreated with 14,000 Toothpicks

Who knew toothpicks could be such a good substitute for 8-bit graphics? I sure didn't.

Twitter user BitBlt Korry recreated the Super Mario Bros. start screen with painted toothpicks. As you can see, some of the toothpicks stick out further, giving the tableau's front some cool depth.

Super Mario Bros. Screenshot Recreated with 14,000 Toothpicks
Super Mario Bros. Screenshot Recreated with 14,000 Toothpicks
Super Mario Bros. Screenshot Recreated with 14,000 Toothpicks

[Photos: BitBlt_Korry]

Super Mario Bros. Screenshot Recreated with 14,000 Toothpicks

This little hidden Mario is a neat touch.

[Photo: BitBlt_Korry]

Super Mario Bros. Screenshot Recreated with 14,000 Toothpicks

[Photo: BitBlt_Korry]

In the video below, check out all the hard work and attention to detail that went into this 5-day project.

According to BitBlt Korry, the total cost of all the materials used was 10,000 yen (US$84). Good mental note, in case you are ever planning on buying a lot of toothpicks.


Comments

    Okay, now animate the whole first level.

    Not exactly tooth-pixel-perfect (which would be twice the size) but still looks great!
    Thank god Korry didn't hand paint ALL the toothpicks, I was palpitating for a moment there.
    Reminds me of those Mario Dioramas I've always wanted to build.

    Surprised Nintendo hasn't thrown a takedown at the video over ad revenue yet...

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