It’s kind of a thing

The Fall of the Mushroom Kingdom

By Dave Menendez
Thursday, February 26, 2004, at 10:58 PM

Flash auteur Phantasmagoria tells the tragic story of King Bowser’s invasion of the Mushroom Kingdom and Mario’s struggle to free the land and rescue the Princess—using sprites from the original games. It’s all very silly, yet there’s something awe-inspiring about the waves of Koopa Paratroopas closing in on the castle, and Bowser has never seemed so threatening. Totally worth seeing.

Three parts: one, two, three.

(via Cory Doctorow)