The Mario Brothers Get Reimagined in Gritty New YouTube Series (VIDEOS)

Super Mario Brothers was a staple of my childhood. My little brother and I once spent an entire summer completing that map in Super Mario 3 -- I know you know the one I’m talking about. Anyway, I can’t help but get nostalgic when I think of Mario and Luigi and all of their overall-wearing, brick-breaking, flame-throwing awesomeness.

Writer and director Evan Daugherty decided to take this happy childhood favorite and reimagine Mario like it was real -- and dark and gritty as all get out. Because there’s not really anything happy about an addiction to mushrooms, or flowers that light you on fire, or a woman being held captive by a reptile.

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There are four videos -- "The Fixer" and "The Addict" were posted on Thursday, followed by "The Soldier" and "The Star" on Friday.

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