Twitter user @7livers posted something intriguing a few days ago; especially interesting, perhaps, to fans of classic gaming -- or of fresh vegetable.s
Recalling the iconic imagery of the 8-bit Nintendo video game Super Mario Bros, @7livers posted a Vine video clip that recreates a portion of the first level of Mario's original adventure. However, while the composition is artistic, it does not consist of any ordinary digital or photographic reproduction, no: The stop-motion animation is done nearly entirely with items of food.
Miniature marshmallows, Cheez-It crackers, a cucumber, and other edible eateries all make an appearance, along with a penny doing substitute work as one of the legendary plumber's gold coins. While the post is somewhat simple, its originality is refreshing, with a delightful callback to a classic gaming title. Executing the scene via snacks is just the icing on the cake; or, perhaps rather, the cheese on the cracker.
The artist asked if anyone would like to see further examples. Despite boasting less than a dozen followers at press time, some affirmative requests had already been filed in reply. Hopefully, more such projects will emerge in the future.
Eric Bailey blogs at NintendoLegend.com, where he is reviewing every American-released NES video game. He also serves as Editor-In-Chief of retro gaming features site 1MoreCastle.com, and can be followed on Twitter @Nintendo_Legend.