The Super Mario World/Game of Thrones video mash up you’ve been waiting for

It's no surprise that there's an overlap between Super Mario World and "Game of Throne" fans -- and they sure are a creative bunch.

Youtuber NicksplosionFX created a shot-by-shot remake of the HBO drama's now iconic opening sequence using the map from Super Mario World. He even found an 8-bit cover of the "Game of Thrones" theme and appears to use content from earlier games when the "Game of Thrones" intro shows etchings to refer to the history of the realm.

You can watch it here:

Or, if you want to see just how true it stays to the original, NicksplosionFX has also posted a video showing the "Game of Thrones" intro side by side with his pixelated tribute to Nintendo's beloved plumber:

Andrea Peterson covers technology policy for The Washington Post, with an emphasis on cybersecurity, consumer privacy, transparency, surveillance and open government.
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