no marios allowed!

(updates weekdays! [sometimes])

nomarios is a Tumblog where artist Ashley Davis draws all the coolest videogame characters who don't get to be under the spotlight too often.

This means no one from Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Sonic, Portal, Kirby, Pokemon, Tetris, Mega Man, Final Fantasy, Street Fighter, most other major Nintendo series and most games made in the past five years.1 Basically, any character that doesn't show up on Tumblr's gaming radar very often is fair game. 2 No licensed characters either!


1 Exceptions may be made for the stars of less popular spinoffs

2 I have nothing against these guys! I love Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Link, Pokemon and Nintendo as a whole very dearly. But there are tons of other cool guys who deserve lots of attention too!


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nomarios tagged

(so you can find old stuff easier!)

NES
SNES
N64
Gamecube
Wii
Master System
Genesis
Sega CD
Saturn
Dreamcast

PS1
PS2
PS3
Xbox
Xbox 360
Game Boy/GBC
GBA
DS
Game Gear
PSP

and the rest!



friends of nomarios

(may or may not contain Marios!)

Maré Odomo
Tiny Cartridge
Ian Anderson
Zac Gorman
Byron B.
Daniel Bressette

Fangamer
Cory Schmitz
Chris Furniss
Gigi Digi
Bow on Birdo
Meat Bun

Hammer, Fable II, Xbox 360
As one of maybe five people who thinks Fable II is one of the best games ever made, I’m also pretty alone in thinking that Hammer is one of the best characters ever made. She is such a badass ally to have!
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Hammer, Fable II, Xbox 360

As one of maybe five people who thinks Fable II is one of the best games ever made, I’m also pretty alone in thinking that Hammer is one of the best characters ever made. She is such a badass ally to have!

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Ulala, Space Channel 5, Dreamcast
Up down up down chu chu chu!
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Ulala, Space Channel 5, Dreamcast

Up down up down chu chu chu!

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Hey there! Just another reminder that a little piece of me is in Toronto this week via Comics vs. Games! The exhibit is up at the Magic Pony through tomorrow, then it will be at the Toronto Comics Art Festival (TCAF) this weekend!
But the best part of all is that you don’t have to go to Canada to be able to own one of these special Comix Zone prints! You can buy one online here. Also be sure to check out all the other art, done by good friends of nomarios!

Hey there! Just another reminder that a little piece of me is in Toronto this week via Comics vs. Games! The exhibit is up at the Magic Pony through tomorrow, then it will be at the Toronto Comics Art Festival (TCAF) this weekend!

But the best part of all is that you don’t have to go to Canada to be able to own one of these special Comix Zone prints! You can buy one online here. Also be sure to check out all the other art, done by good friends of nomarios!

Gomez, Fez, XBLA
Another great recent game that deserves the nomarios treatment! I promise I will get back to the queue again after this…
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Gomez, Fez, XBLA

Another great recent game that deserves the nomarios treatment! I promise I will get back to the queue again after this…

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Ms. Fortune, Skullgirls, PSN & XBLA
Happy Skullgirls Day!
A ton of people that I really admire worked on this game! Congratulations on the launch, guys!
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Ms. Fortune, Skullgirls, PSN & XBLA

Happy Skullgirls Day!

A ton of people that I really admire worked on this game! Congratulations on the launch, guys!

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Lip, the Fairy of Flowers, Panel De Pon, Super Famicom
This game’s theme was changed from fairies to Yoshi’s Island and was released as Tetris Attack in the States! I wonder… is the Yoshi in Tetris Attack just Lip with a costume on?
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Lip, the Fairy of Flowers, Panel De Pon, Super Famicom

This game’s theme was changed from fairies to Yoshi’s Island and was released as Tetris Attack in the States! I wonder… is the Yoshi in Tetris Attack just Lip with a costume on?

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Gillian Seed, Snatcher, Sega CD
"Hurry, Metal! We gotta get to the Neo Kobe Pizza Shop before it closes!"
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Gillian Seed, Snatcher, Sega CD

"Hurry, Metal! We gotta get to the Neo Kobe Pizza Shop before it closes!"

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Sly Cooper, Sly Cooper series, PS2
Aaah, sorry for the lack of regular updates lately! I’ve been more focused on a bunch of other work I’m doing, some videogame related, some not. You can follow my personal art Tumblr if you’re interested!
If not… have a sneaky raccoon! And a promise to do at least one character a week.
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Sly Cooper, Sly Cooper series, PS2

Aaah, sorry for the lack of regular updates lately! I’ve been more focused on a bunch of other work I’m doing, some videogame related, some not. You can follow my personal art Tumblr if you’re interested!

If not… have a sneaky raccoon! And a promise to do at least one character a week.

BUY A PRINT OF THIS CHARACTER!

Goemon, Ganbare Goemon/Mystical Ninja, various platforms
"My name’s not FERNANDEZ!"
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Goemon, Ganbare Goemon/Mystical Ninja, various platforms

"My name’s not FERNANDEZ!"

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Dillon, Dillon’s Rolling Western, 3DS
Yet another first party 3DS eShop game with a really cool looking protagonist!
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Dillon, Dillon’s Rolling Western, 3DS

Yet another first party 3DS eShop game with a really cool looking protagonist!

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