Super Mario Bros. Start Screen Recreated With 14,000 Toothpicks
For every person who thought World 8-3 was the hardest part of the original Super Mario Bros game, one talented artist proved the title screen is even tougher.
Twitter user BitBlt Korry has redefined the word boredom when he decided to take on the task of recreating the Super Mario Bros. start screen with... wait for it... toothpicks. Kotaku reports that the mother of all Super Mario Bros. creations has been found with this art piece that required over 14,000 toothpicks. Toothpicks aren't expensive, but the time that BitBlt Korry used to make this creation probably was. The good news is that the entire thing only cost about 10,000 yen (approximately $84), but this talented person spent much more than that in terms of free time than on toothpicks and paint.
There is a huge amount of detail that went into the creation as well, which you can see in the video above or the pictures below. Not only did the whole thing take some pretty intricate planning both on and off the computer, but there are little touches that make it extra special, such as the words, sign, shrubbery and miniature version of Mario that stick out further than the backdrop that BitBlt Korry created. Plus there's that super cute, super miniature of Mario that he painted on ONE toothpick on Mario's hat, now that is dedication.
You can check out the video above and the pictures below to see all the detail that went into making this awesome creation of the Super Mario Bros. start screen. We really hope that thing doesn't fall.