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

Green, Yellow, Red and Blue, Golly! Ghost!, Arcade
PSA: If you’re a nomarios fan, then you’ll LOVE ShiftyLook! They’re doing a great job of bringing back some of Namco’s best (and most obscure!) video games as webcomics and cartoons! Chris Eliopoulos’ comic based on Golly! Ghost! is one of my favorites!
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Green, Yellow, Red and Blue, Golly! Ghost!, Arcade

PSA: If you’re a nomarios fan, then you’ll LOVE ShiftyLook! They’re doing a great job of bringing back some of Namco’s best (and most obscure!) video games as webcomics and cartoons! Chris Eliopoulos’ comic based on Golly! Ghost! is one of my favorites!

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Valkyrie and Krino Sandra, Valkyrie series, various platforms
Heavenly warrior and reptilian trident wielder, save us!
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Valkyrie and Krino Sandra, Valkyrie series, various platforms

Heavenly warrior and reptilian trident wielder, save us!

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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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Opa-Opa, Fantasy Zone, various platforms
Get money, acquire guns!
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Opa-Opa, Fantasy Zone, various platforms

Get money, acquire guns!

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Cormano, Sunset Riders, Arcade/SNES/Genesis
BURY ME WITH MY MONEY
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Cormano, Sunset Riders, Arcade/SNES/Genesis

BURY ME WITH MY MONEY

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Tom and Nick, Snow Bros, Arcade
Great game, but I don’t get why these cute snowmen and their friends always look like fat ugly babymen in their character portraits.
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Tom and Nick, Snow Bros, Arcade

Great game, but I don’t get why these cute snowmen and their friends always look like fat ugly babymen in their character portraits.

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Yellow Knight and Ostrich, Joust, Arcade
The greatest knights are never without their trusty flying ostriches!
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Yellow Knight and Ostrich, Joust, Arcade

The greatest knights are never without their trusty flying ostriches!

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Skeleton T, Puyo Puyo series, various platforms
The easiest opponent in Puyo Puyo is far from being scary or even spooky… until you start to think about where all that tea he drinks could possibly go. WOOOOOoooooooooOOOOOO
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Skeleton T, Puyo Puyo series, various platforms

The easiest opponent in Puyo Puyo is far from being scary or even spooky… until you start to think about where all that tea he drinks could possibly go. WOOOOOoooooooooOOOOOO

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Flicky and Chirps, Flicky, Arcade
Why do none of Sega’s arcade games ever get any limelight? I went back and played some Flicky this week. I was amazed by how fun it still is! And it has baby birds that wear sunglasses for no apparent reason, which is always a plus.
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Flicky and Chirps, Flicky, Arcade

Why do none of Sega’s arcade games ever get any limelight? I went back and played some Flicky this week. I was amazed by how fun it still is! And it has baby birds that wear sunglasses for no apparent reason, which is always a plus.

BUY A PRINT OF THESE CHARACTERS!

The Harrier, Space Harrier, various platforms
In the future, EVERYONE floats! And the ground is made of checkered tile! And trees are lethal.
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The Harrier, Space Harrier, various platforms

In the future, EVERYONE floats! And the ground is made of checkered tile! And trees are lethal.

BUY A PRINT OF THIS CHARACTER!